WMS Friday Forecast
August 21, 2020 - Week 1
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We had a great start to our week! While there were a few hiccups, overall our technology and face-to-face instruction went well. I was very proud of how our students who were in-building responded to a new environment. They were impressive!
Our teachers continue to refine their skills in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. As kids are at home and doing face-to-face (synchronous) learning with our staff, we realize that this much screentime is not healthy for our kids. We are working with our staff to do some face to face instruction, but also give some breaks with some old fashioned pen to paper activities and "get up and move" activities. We want to make sure we don't overload our students with screentime.
Our Back To School Night will be fully digital this year. We will be sending out a document, September 1st in the late afternoon, which will give parents the chance to get to know their child's teachers in a virtual setting.
We realize that COMMUNICATION is more important than ever. Many questions you have may be answered in one of three places:
- Emails or Newsletters that we have sent you (newsletters are posted on our website under Friday Forecast)
- The CUSD303 Reopening Schools Plan (en español)
- The D303 Reopen School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
NOTE: These links are updated frequently as new information becomes available. Please look for information in these places before sending a text or email.
We appreciate all you have done to support learning here at Wredling. Enjoy your weekend!
This Year is One for the Books!
Photos can be:
- Sent to Mr. Massie (email@example.com).
- Families can also submit directly by clicking this link from a computer or phone and using the access code: redhawks
Attention: anyone interested in Cross Country
Practice will officially be beginning on Monday, August 24th after school from 3:30-5:15. Please report to the main gym after school where our coaches will greet you for practice. For practice, please have running shoes, a water bottle, and a mask. Please take note of the schedule below for specific report days.
Monday, August 24th: “B” Day students for 7th Grade
Tuesday, August 25th: “A” Day students for 8th Grade
Wednesday, August 26th: “B” Day students for 8th Grade
Thursday, August 27th: “A” Day students for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Friday, August 28th: “B” Day students for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
Any questions, please contact Coach Nold or Coach Foulkes
Bus Route Login Informations
- Parents in the 'A' group log into Versa Trans with their HAC login and HAC password (do not check the box).
- Parents in the 'B' group (who have an elementary student) log into Versa Trans with First Name Last Name and HAC password (do not check the box) (ie. JohnSmith)
- Parents will find their elementary bus route using their HAC login and password.
- Parents without an elementary student will log in using their HAC login and password regardless if "A" or "B".
FULL REMOTE FAMILIES
Here is how you find it:
- Choose Academics
- Choose D303 Middle School Remote Academy
Material Pick-Up August 27th (TH) and August 28th (FRI) - Families on full remote will be able to pick up any materials using the Pick-A-Time scheduler. Information and details for signing up will be sent via email separately early next week.
We appreciate your patience as we are all navigating our first days of this school year.
Did You Know?
Wredling Middle School Redhawks Spirit Wear Store
We are excited to bring to you our new online Spirit Wear Store. The online store will
be open starting Friday, August 14th thru Thursday, September 17th . Visit the online store at
https://stores.inksoft.com/wredling/shop/home to check out our spirit wear items and find something for the entire family!
Order online before September 17th!! Orders will be delivered to school, individually packed, and dropped off to the student at school in early October or an arranged pick up date/time will be determined.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Rosalinda Saucedo, Spirit Wear Chair, at
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FACE COVERINGS WHILE INSIDE D303 BUILDINGS. PLEASE CLICK ON THIS BUTTON TO READ THE D303 GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS
Fall Food Service Information
The middle school food vendor is OrganicLife again this year. District 303 has collaborated with our food service vendors to provide grab and go meals for students to enjoy at home. As we move into the school year, we want to make you aware of the procedures for making sure that students continue to receive meals, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LETTER FROM D303 REGARDING FOOD SERVICE MOVING FORWARD
Click here to view the Food Services website with a link to the daily menus.
Breakfast: $1.60; Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
Lunch: $2.90; Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Milk: $0.60 (when purchased separately from meals)
Due to COVID-19, the school district is no longer accepting check payments and cash at the schools. Parents will need to use PushCoin to apply funds.
D303 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The options listed below are the best ways for families to receive support with a system or broken device. The information has been updated on our Technical Support Resources Page, which is available on the main district website.
A live chat service is available for device and system support. This is the best way for families to receive fast technical support for district devices and services. The virtual IT team will be available to assist during normal business hours, but if you leave a message, support staff will follow up the next business day. Chat support can be accessed by going to https://helpdesk.d303.org/chat/
STUDENT DEVICE EXCHANGE
- Remote Learners: For problems with a D303 issued device, a socially distanced exchange service is available at the main entrance of the Haines Center. It is recommended to troubleshoot via the above “Live-Chat” service before bringing in a device for exchange.
305 S. 9th Street
St. Charles IL 60174
Monday-Friday 7am - 11am
Parking spaces may be limited. Street Parking is available on the east side of 9th street from 7:00-8:00am and from 9:00am-3:00pm.
- In-Person Learners: Please report issues according to your school's procedures.
Wreding: If your Chromebook is not functioning, notify the LRC through Wredling's Chromebook Support Form and your device will be exchanged. Your classroom teacher will fill out the form for you and an LRC Staff member will come to your class to exchange devices. Please see the flowchart below for troubleshooting support.
September Middle School A/B Schedule
If you have not read the CUSD303 Reopening School Plan Guide (2020-2021) we would highly recommend that you do so. This document will answer most of your questions about instruction and what our school year will look like.
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF THE PUBLICATION DATE. NEW INFORMATION WILL BE ADDRESSED IN FUTURE NEWSLETTERS.
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