ESA Weekly Parent Update

December 16, 2022


A reminder that we still go outside to recess during the cold months. Please make sure your child is coming to school prepared with coats, hats, and gloves so that they are able to participate in recess. If you are in need of any of these items please contact your child's homeroom teacher.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing!! If your child is missing any items (clothing, jackets, lunch bags, backpacks) they may be in the lost and found, located in the cafeteria. Any unclaimed items will be donated after December 22nd.

Parent Caregiver Association Updates:

The 2022-23 Parent Caregiver Association executive board:

President - Ms. Chavon Hodges

Vice President - Ms. Shana Young

Secretary - Ms. Barbara Friend

Treasurer - Ms. Trina Johnson

We are still seeking additional parent involvement for the Parent Caregiver Association! Be on the lookout for the next meeting date in January.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to volunteer please email us:

Arrival and Dismissal

As the weather becomes colder, I want to reiterate to parents/guardians that school does not open until 8:40 am. There is no supervision of students prior to 8:40 am. Breakfast will be served from 8:40 am - 9:00 am only.

Also, we will not let students be dismissed between 2:30pm and 3:30pm unless you have an emergency that is documented (e.g., a letter or text regarding a doctor's appointment at 3:30). No early dismissal past 2:30pm without documentation. In addition, please be sure to communicate any dismissal changes (e.g., from bus rider to pick up student) prior to 2:30 pm directly to the homeroom teacher through Class Dojo. Please ensure that you have received a response from the teacher and don't assume that they saw the message. We want to make sure that all students are safe!

In addition, students are considered late to school after 9:00 am. Parents MUST walk late students into the building to sign them in and get a late pass. Frequent latenesses result in the loss of instructional time as well as interrupt the instructional time of other students.

Upcoming Dates/Events

Upcoming Events/Dates

12/19 - Mis-matched Monday

12/20 - Too Bright (neon) or Twin Tuesday

12/21 - Wacky Wednesday- crazy hat or crazy hair day

12/22 - Student of the Month Assembly

12/22 - Winter Festival/Pajama Day

12/22 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Trip

12/23- 1/2 Winter Break

1/3 - Return to School

1/13 - 2nd Making Period Ends

1/16 - Dr. Martin King Holiday - school is closed for all

2/2 - 2/3 - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School for students

2/20 - Presidents' Day Holiday - school is closed for all

2/27 - Asynchronous Day


- Please give teachers and staff 24 hours to respond to communication. If there is an immediate need for an answer, please call the front office.

-If you ever have any questions or concerns, please send me a message on here or through email:

-Ms. Sara Ferguson's email address is

Parent Contact Information

If any of your parent contact information changes, please notify your child's homeroom teacher. We need your most up to date phone numbers in case of an emergency.

Door Dash

-We are seeing an increase in Door Dash deliveries. Please do not Door Dash your child food. Many times the food is left outside causing an unsafe situation. Students are welcomed to have a school lunch or pack their lunch, but Door Dash is not an option.

Dress Code

Please review the ESA dress code:

Expectation: Children are expected to wear the WPCS or Chester Upland School District uniform to school each day. Families are asked to contact the school’s social worker, if they have any questions or concerns about obtaining the uniform.

WPCS Uniform (for 2022-23 only)

Grey Pleated Twill Pants or Grey Pleated Skirt

Maroon Polo Shirt or White Button-down Shirt

Maroon Cardigan or Maroon Sweater Vest with WPCS Emblem

Heather Grey Crew Socks, White Knee-High Socks/White or Maroon Tights

Black or Brown Belt

Black or Brown Shoes (boots may be worn to school but not IN school)

Chester Upland School District Uniform

Black, orange, gray, or white polo shirt

Black, orange, gray, or white crewneck sweatshirt

Black, orange, gray, or white cardigan or sweater

Black, navy blue, or tan khaki style pants or skirts

Physical Education Uniform:

· Maroon Tee Shirt or sweatshirt w/ WPCS logo

· Maroon Sweat Pants or gym shorts w/ WPCS logo

- Solid color t-shirts, gyms short, sweatpants, and/or sweatshirt. (Black, orange, white, gray)

· White socks

· Sneakers



Stained, torn or overly worn uniforms

Striped, designed, decorated or brightly colored socks and undershirts

Fanny packs and purses( purses can be no larger then 8 inches wide and 5 inches in length)

Cell Phone Policy

Please review the cell phone policy:

Cell Phone and Electronic Devices

The use of cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted at ESA. Upon entering the school building students must turn off all electronic devices and keep them stored in their backpack or lockers (grades 5-8) If the electronic device is seen or heard by an ESA Staff member, the device will be confiscated. The first time the device is confiscated it will be returned to the student at the end of the day. For each infraction thereafter, confiscated phones will be turned in to the Dean and must be picked up by an adult. Confiscated phones will not be given back to the child. ESA will not assume responsibility for the loss or theft of any electronic device. Smart Watches are prohibited from being worn in the building. ESA reserves the right to reasonably search and/or confiscate any and all electronic devices to the extent allowed by applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

From Nurse Howie

If your student has any medical conditions or issues that need to be communicated, please contact Nurse Howie at:

From the ESA Family to Yours...We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy New Year!

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