#WE Rise

Links to Learning for Week of May 3-7, 2021

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Updates for the Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week across the nation, and we need your help creating a special activity for our staff. We’ve shared a quick form on ClassDojo, Facebook, and our #WE Rise (click here) page that invites you to share sentences of appreciation for your child’s teachers. Please take a few moments in the upcoming days to complete the form. We also hope that you will take time to share responses for our bus drivers, teaching assistants, encore teachers, and other staff who work with your child. This form will be open through noon on Wednesday. Thanks for making time to respond.

We are in our final four weeks of the school year, and every school day is very busy. Thank you for returning chromebooks last week. We will be collecting library books over the next week, and all books should be returned by May 10. Please be on the lookout for information about summer school, yearbook distribution, and end of year assessments during the upcoming week.

You can learn more about what’s happening in your child’s classroom by clicking on your child's teacher's picture below.

It’s a busy time, but we are proud of our students, teachers, and families and the hard work you’ve done this year. We appreciate all of your support and encouragement from home. Thank you and have a great evening!

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Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurse Kimberly Sluder is here to help you navigate this challenging year. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Email your jokes to Mrs. Spears!

Click the picture of your teacher below to get your day started!

About Attendance

Parents, please note that since we have moved to Plan A, students who are participating in Plan A will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes as usual and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. If your child is officially quarantined or excluded by the health department and/or the school nurse, your teacher will offer remote learning. If your child participates and submits work each day, the student will be marked PRESENT OFF SITE (1R). If not, the quarantine absences would be excused. If your child needs to be out, we will work with you to make sure your child doesn't get behind.

For students who continue with remote learning note that in order for us to count your child in attendance off site, we must on a daily basis verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If this isn't happening, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. Thanks in advance for your help!