The CES Bulldog News

Week #35 (May 11 - May 15, 2020)

IWCS - Vision & Mission

Vision: To create a learning environment that will enable every child to discover his or her unique gifts and talents.

Mission: To enhance and expand on each child’s unique gifts and talents to ensure every child is college, career and life ready.

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Week 4 of New Learning Starts Monday, May 11th

Packets - Remaining packets will be available for pick up on Monday, May 11th from 8:00a.m. until 8:00p.m. Packets are organized by grade level, teacher name, and student name and will be located in the blue tote outside the front doors of the school.

Remember - We are here to support you as you work with your child(ren) at home. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions about the new learning packets. You can email your child's teacher directly or call the school office at 357-8844, leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 business hours.

Teachers' Office Hours (Tuesday - Friday) Listed Below:

PreK - Karmilovich (9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.)

Kindergarten - Wade (3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.)

Kindergarten - Whitley (12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.)

First - Dawkins (10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.)

First - Jones (10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.)

Second - Pittman (2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.)

Second - Vaughan (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

Third - Carr (12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.)

Third - Story (1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.)

Fourth - Britt (1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.)

Fourth - Hasty (12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.)

Fifth - Berard (8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.)

Fifth - Kellison (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

SPED - Hardison (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

SPED - Stout (8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.)

School Counselor - Brinkley (10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.)

P.E. - Coach (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

Art - Cox (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

Music - Peters (11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.)

Coding/Library - Taplin (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

SEARCH - Robbins (10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.)

English Language - Wangerin (11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.)

Speech - Seward (9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

Occupational Therapy - Cull (11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.)

Reading & Math Zoom meetings begin this week:

Classroom teachers will be contacting their students' families this week to set up two Zoom learning opportunities: one Reading Zoom meeting and one Math Zoom meeting. These meeting times will be consistent each week from now to the end of this school year. The length of these meetings will depend on each grade level. The approximate meeting times are listed below. Families are encouraged to have their child(ren) participate in these learning opportunities as teachers will provide instruction and support during these meetings.

Approximate Zoom meeting minutes:

Kindergarten - 10 minutes

First grade - 15 minutes

Second grade - 20 minutes

Third grade - 30 minutes

Fourth grade - 45 minutes

Fifth grade - 45 minutes

*For example: Kindergarten students will have a scheduled Reading Zoom meeting for approximately 10 minutes AND a scheduled Math Zoom meeting for approximately 10 minutes, for a total of 20 instructional minutes.

Teachers will continue with their scheduled Reading conferences with each student, as well.

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Contest: Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls

Hello Bulldogs! Want to win a "Dog Man" book? Check out Oliver as he reads Dog Man For Whom The Ball Rolls. After each chapter has been read, a question will be posted. Send your answer to the question to Mrs. Story at Be sure to type "Dog Man" in the subject line. This contest will end during the first week of June and the winner will be announced soon thereafter. Good Luck!

Chapter 1

What was the biggest surprise of the night?

Chapter 2

What does Dog Man try to learn?

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Below you will find additional resources that will help support families with at home learning.

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IWCS Literacy Hotline

We are here to support YOU as you help your child with their reading skills. The IWCS Literacy Hotline is available EVERYDAY either virtually or by phone from 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. See more information below.
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IWCS is launching the Clever Portal for all students and staff. Clever provides students and families an easy, one-stop-shop approach to access all the learning applications students typically use at school, plus a few extras that will help increase student engagement while learning at home. K-3 students will use a QR code badge to log in to Clever while students in grades 4-5 will log in using their IWCS student Gmail and password. All students received their login information during the last packet distribution. If you need assistance logging into Clever, please contact the IWCS Help Desk at 757-542-3322 (M-F 8:00-4:00).

Please click on this Clever link for additional information.

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WHRO Resource - VA TV Classroom

Dr. Lane, VA State Superintendent at the Virginia Department of Education, announced VA TV Classroom as an additional resource to support student learning. Click on the graphic for additional information.
**Stories are intended for PreK-3rd Grade Students, however all are welcome to participate. :-)
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Meal Distributions

IWCS Modifies Locations and Times for Meal Distribution Sites Beginning Monday, March 23

To better serve our students and families during this time of school closure, Isle of Wight County Schools has modified the locations and times for meal distribution throughout the county. The division is adding 15 new meal distribution locations to reach more students. In total, school buses will be delivering meals to 31 locations in Isle of Wight County.

There are some time changes to current sites in order to accommodate the expansion of the program.

As a reminder, meals will continue to be available from 11:30am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday at Smithfield High School, Georgie Tyler Middle School, and Carrsville Elementary School.

New Stops in the northern areas of the county:

  • Morris Creek Apartments/John Rolfe Area 11:30--12:30
  • Wrenn's Mill Estates 11:30--12:30
  • Jones Creek Mobile Home Community 11:30--12:30
  • Blairs Creek Mobile Home Community 11:30--12:30
  • Carrollton Villa Apartments 11:30--12:10
  • Smithfield Heights 11:30--12:10
  • Queen Anne's Court 11:30--12:10
  • Carrollton Meadows 12:20--1:00
  • Sandy Mount 12:20--1:00
  • Woodbridge Townhomes 12:20--1:00
  • Lakeside Housing 12:20--1:00
  • Riverview 12:20--1:00
  • Thomas Park Community 12:20--1:00

Revised Stops in the northern areas of the county:

  • Eagle Harbor Apartments 11:30--12:10

· Jersey Park Housing 11:30--12:10

  • Jersey Park Apartments 11:30--12:10
  • Smithfield Apartments 11:30--12:10
  • Church Manor Apartments 11:30--12:10
  • Cedar St. Apartments 12:20--1:00
  • The Nest 12:20--1:00

Continuing Stops in the northern areas of the county (no change):

· Rushmere Fire Department 11:30—12:30

· Bradford Mews Apartments 11:30—12:30

New Stops in the southern areas of the county:

  • Pocahontas and Lincoln Ave pull off 12:20--1:00
  • Walters Ruritan Club 11:30--12:10
  • Beaver Brook Mobile Home Community 12:20--1:00

Revised Stops in the southern areas of the county:

· Camptown Park 11:30--12:10

· Georgie Tyler Apartments 11:30--12:10

· Windsor Manor Mobile Home Community 12:20--1:00

Continuing Stops in the southern areas of the county (no change):

  • Bethany Presbyterian Church Zuni 11:30—12:30
  • Twin Ponds Mobile Community 11:30—12:30
  • Clydesdale Mobile Community 11:30—12:30

We will continue to keep you informed of any further changes in meal distribution through our traditional channels. Again, thank you for your patience and flexibility, and as always, thank you for your support of Isle of Wight County Schools.

IWCS Learning Center Preschool

Applications are now being accepted for the IWCS Learning Center Preschool program. More information about the application process can be found online and within the flyer listed below.

Our Superintendent: Dr. James Thornton

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