In this newsletter you will find...
- Principal's Message
- Attendance Information
- Learner Expectations
- Yearbook information
- Social Emotion Learning
- COVID reminders
- Upcoming events
It was another good week at Wayside. A few friendly reminders are below about upcoming events and student holidays.
As we progress through second semester please help us in reminding your student(s) to be in dress code per the student code of conduct. Also, help us reinforce expectations that when students are working with teachers and staff on campus, we are to remain respectful at all times. During these middle school years some of the biggest skills that we can teach our students is how to interact appropriately with adults and peers. Our staff works everyday to reinforce our Wayside 5 and we ask that you help us do the same. Our Wayside 5 are:
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
- Be Punctual
- Be Prepared
- Be Responsible
Our passion is not just to grow students academically, but to help them to develop character traits that promote integrity, trustworthiness and humility. Thank you for partnering with us to help make our second semester successful!
“Wayside Middle School: Our Teachers are the Advantage”
Friday February 12th is a half day for all students
Please check your student’s attendance in Skyward. Please note, a student cannot simply log into and out of Canvas or TEAMS and be counted as present for the day. The student must show engagement. TEA defines engagement below:
“Engaged” means any of these three occur:
- Progress (as defined in the approved learning plan- Canvas) made that day
- Progress (as defined in the approved learning plan- Canvas) from teacher/student interactions made that day
- Turn-in assignment(s) that day
If your student has been counted absent, please reach out to the teacher first so that the teacher can verify that the student did engage that day. Then the teacher can notify the attendance person to make the change.
In person Learner: This learner is at school and goes to classes daily. This student follows the teacher’s directions in class, in regards to assignments. If this student is absent from school is it counted as an absence, but they are encouraged to do the work while absent if possible.
Quarantined Learner: This student has been placed in quarantine for some reason. While in quarantine this student will log into the teacher’s TEAMS and Canvas and complete work during their designated class period. This student will be completing work and following due dates just like they are at school. If the student fails to log in and engage in the class, they will be counted absent.
Remote Learner: This student is learning from home on a daily basis. This student will log into the teacher’s TEAMS and Canvas and complete work during their designated class period. This student will be completing work and following due dates just like they are at school. If the student fails to log in and engage in the class, they will be counted absent.
Social Emotional Learning
All students, staff, and visitors are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms each day before coming to a campus or district facility.
COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
Click here to be sent to the COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
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Upcoming Events/Important Dates
Academic Team Meet- February 9
8th Grade Science Benchmark- February 11
Early Release - February 12
Teacher inservice- no school for students- February 15
6th Grade Math Benchmark - February 16
Academic Team Meet- February 16
Academic Team Meet- February 23
7th Grade Reading Benchmark - February 24
John Fahey, Principal
Kayla Livingston, Assistant Principal (A-L)
Andrea Lasher, Assistant Principal (M-Z)