Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

Wolf Creek Elementary is transforming students into globally minded, accountable, lifelong learners and champions who display strong positive leadership skills.

From The Principal's Desk October 4, 2020

Greetings!


Happy Sunday!


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We will be heading into Phase 4 this week. We were happy to see the smiling WOLVES as they entered the building last week. Our Wolves did an awesome job!


Students will return to school 2 days this week. Be sure you have checked your child's reporting days. Group 1 and Group 3 have been combined and report Monday and Thursday. Group 2 and Group 4 have been combined and report on Tuesday and Friday. Group assignments have not changed. Students assigned to Group 2 during Phase 3 are Group 2 during Phase 4. We will not change our current URL Master schedule at any grade levels at this time; only make minor adjustments as needed. Teachers will continue to facilitate Simultaneous Instruction. Teachers will provide instruction for both face to face and remote students simultaneously. This includes our Specialist teachers also. Teachers and service providers within our Exceptional Children’s Department should follow the instructional schedule already communicated by the Special Education’s Department.


For more information:


https://www.fultonschools.org/F2FElection


Bus transportation can be found here:

https://edulogweb.fultonschools.org/phase3wq/webquery/


A huge thanks to parents for completing the return to school survey. We had a total of 729 parents to respond! There is still time for the remaining 64 to respond. This Face to Face Phase is still optional for parents at this time. Let us know if changes need to be made to your selection as soon as possible.


The district dates for the phases are:

October 5th Phase 4

October 13th Full Face To Face


See the Reopening Matrix included this newsletter.


Each assigned day will be held from 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM. We will run a full day schedule for the students assigned on the specific day. Students at home will receive instruction virtually as they have been previously. Students will be provided breakfast and lunch each day. Bus transportation is posted.


Car Rider Arrival and Pick-up Health and Safety:

Thanks so much for your support. Staff members are reminded about health and safety precautions when opening doors during drop off and pick. Please help us by assisting your child with exiting and entering vehicles during this time. Be sure to roll your window down so that you can hear staff members provide guidance to students during morning arrival.



IMPORTANT It is important that each parent register for your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. Please register as soon as possible. This will be important for access to daily lessons with teachers via your child's Classlink account. All students have a Classlink account and it is a one stop shop for all instructional sessions. Students previously enrolled have access now, this did not change. New students will be provided steps to log on by their teachers during Open House.


Are you registered for your Parent Portal Account? If not, please register. Everything you need as a parent is in the parent portal account. You are able to monitor your student's grades throughout the school year, review your child's schedule, pull report cards, update your contact information, register other students within your household, and so much more! Please click the link provided to register.


https://campus.fultonschools.org/campus/portal/parents/fulton.jsp


*Please note, if you DO NOT have an email address on file, you will be unable to register via the provided link. Please call the school and ask for our Data Clerk, Ms. Lyles.


***Managing COVID-19 creates a constantly changing environment for our school district, and our school leaders and teachers are working diligently to adjust with those changes. Check out the new Fulton County information page where the district has gathered resources to help make the start of school successful for our students and their families. If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please contact your school. Please check back for updates and changes.

https://www.fultonschools.org/backtoschool


https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/20960


Included in this correspondence are very important Learning Opportunities for parents. Please see the self-paced learning flyer for parents. These include helpful links for parents to learn more about our various tools and platforms that students and parents will be utilizing during URL. on system.


Stay tuned for more updates as we move through the next several weeks.


A few important links:


School Nutrition

https://www.fultonschools.org/cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/ModuleInstance/23543/School%20Nutrition%20Open%20House%20Flyer.pdf


https://www.fultonschools.org/foodstop


Fulton County School Nutrition will continue to serve FREE meals to all children under the age of 18, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs. All children, regardless of school enrollment or meal eligibility status, can receive FREE meals. Students attending school face-to-face will receive FREE meals during their school’s scheduled mealtimes. Nutritious & delicious student favorites will be provided at breakfast and lunch. Curbside & Bus Stop Locations will be utilized to distribute FREE grab & go meal kits throughout the district.


http://www.fulton.schoollunchapp.com/


Thanks so much, in advance, for your support. We will get through this together and be stronger because of it! We will continue to “Build Pathways To Success” for our Wolf PACK.


***Please be reminded to check Class Dojo and the school website regularly for school information and updates.



Stay safe, wear your mask and stay inside if you can.


Thanks for all you do! Let's Go Wolves!


In Partnership,


Principal Glass

WCES school website: https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes

Please mark your calendar and join us: Virtual PTA Meeting October 13th

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Parents our PTA meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month. If you have questions, comments or concerns you want the PTA to address please reply to this posting or shoot an email to wolfcreekelementarypta@gmail.com

Access event details here: http://wolfcreek.memberhub.com/calendar



Special Welcome to our new members!!


Wolf Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Association welcomes you to a challenging yet extremely promising new school year! As parents, we all support our children in their educational journey. As a PTA, we work collaboratively to support the school through many events and volunteer opportunities.


This year we are thinking outside the box, in order to bring enrichment and support to each child and our teachers. We are open to hearing your suggestions, and welcome them, so please email us at any time. This is your PTA, and you are welcome and encouraged to attend all of our meetings and events, or volunteer your time and talents to ensure collective success. PTA is the largest child’s advocacy association; thank you for supporting our efforts to make every child’s potential a reality.


By joining the PTA, you are being a leader and showing your students that you are proactive, engaged and you care! You become one of the millions of PTA members dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children. You are empowered, informed, and responsible members.


Again thanks for joining and we look forward to working with you in the future.


WCES Executive PTA Board

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2019-2020 Yearbooks

Our 2019-2020 yearbooks are still available!


We also have a limited quantity of yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you may do so through our OSP system. Don't forget to RSVP after completing your purchase: https://osp.osmsinc.com/FultonGA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=EN566

If you have any questions, please send me an email: benningsk@fultonschools.org

School Updates

Please review our school COVID 19 Prevention Strategies chart.

Remember:


  • Masks are required
  • No school visitation during this time
  • If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home and alert the school
  • Please send a bottle of water with your child during Face-to-face sessions


https://files.classdojo.com/dojofiles/8d57d5d032c09408aa3d1aea/2020-08-30/cd01680449cdc5b6b9c93f351d3b5fd1561fa631_e6f96c018f60/61a6088802f5.pdf



2020-21 Student agendas, WCES Parent/student handbook and other important items will be distributed on October 14th . Virtual students will pick up items on October 19th during the picture day window.


WCES School Calendar

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.fultonschools.org//cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/Domain/116/Calendar+2020-2021.pdf


WCES Parent University

https://www.fultonschools.org/cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/ModuleInstance/23543/Copy%20of%20College%20Fair%20Flyer%20-%20Made%20with%20PosterMyWall.jpg


Curriculum Night - See Annual Title 1 Meeting and Curriculum Night Information if you missed it:

https://www.fultonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=116&ModuleInstanceID=23543&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=31571&PageID=219


School Bus Information:

https://www.fultonschools.org/domain/7910


Picture Day:

Virtual Students October 19th

Face To Face Students October 23rd


Helping Kids Cope

As we begin to phase students back into the building full-time, please know that some of our scholars may have a difficult time adjusting or need support. To provide additional support to our students, the Wolf Creek Counseling Department and Odyssey Family Counseling will host small groups focusing on coping skills, while covering issues such as anxiety, stress, anger management and grief & loss. Students will learn specific tools and strategies to help them navigate through these difficult experiences


All small groups will be offered throughout the school year. If you feel your child may benefit from participating in this support group, please contact me directly at searcys1@fultonschools.org or via phone (470)-254-2775 for more information.



COVID Checklist for students

https://files.classdojo.com/dojofiles/8d57d5d032c09408aa3d1aea/2020-09-09/39e5d8f0cd0a55fb024b8c4bd27ed308c8f2318d_7355f480ffe2/fb84f85619ed.pdf

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Kindergarten Round Up #2

Wolves, please see the flyer for the next Kindergarten Round Up sponsored by the FCS District on October 6th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. The registration link is below.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mLHcDGmBcEu6n9p-O6cAwoQjXTZ66KpBt25QScufyvdUMTBTQTNCRE45SDI1REc1QjVBVlpaVUVTUi4u
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2020-2021 FCS Code of Discipline Handbook

  • Fulton County Schools is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format. Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form by using the provided link below. All parents and student (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, you or your student can pick one up in your school's front office.


https://www.fultonschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=25280&dataid=25213&FileName=2019-20%20FCS%20Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf


Click here to sign Acknowledgement of receipt:

https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct


More information can be found here:

https://www.fultonschools.org/codeofconduct

Virtual, Virtual, in the air! Virtual, Virtual, everywhere! For Parents and Guardians


Parents,


Please find attached an infographic designed to aid you through these virtual times! To access the quick guides to the various platforms which are heavily utilized at WCES, please type the bit.ly code directly into the browser. Once the guide is accessed you are just clicks away to familiarize yourselves with the platforms. More thorough workshops are forth coming via our Parent University Component. Hope this information is useful.


You can also find additional information here:

https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/19643



Wolf Creek ES Virtual/Self-Paced PD for Parents


TEAMS

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office-quick-starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e


Class Dojo

https://static.classdojo.com/docs/TeacherResources/Teachers_GettingStarted/GettingStarted-English.pdf


Infinite Campus

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/barnwell/Documents/2019-2020%20Docs/Parent%20Portal%20Booklet%20for%20Infinite%20Campus.pdf#search=infinite%20campus%20quick


OneNote

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office-quick-starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e


Seesaw

https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us/categories/200277515-Get-Started

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Wolf Creek Elementary School

Check out our school website for our school calendar and school updates.


Dionne C, Glass, Principal

glassdc@fultonschools.org


A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal

CantyA@fultonschools.org