Wildcat News

2020-2021

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In this newsletter you will find...


  • Principal's Message
  • Attendance Information
  • Learner Expectations
  • Yearbook information
  • Social Emotion Learning
  • COVID reminders
  • Upcoming events

Principal's Desk

Wayside Families,


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!


Sincerely,


John Fahey

Principal

“Wayside Middle School: Our Teachers are the Advantage”

Friday February 12th is a half day for all students

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Attendance

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.

Learner Expectations

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

Please see the PDF below for more information. If you decide that you do not want your child to attend the program, please fill out the following form and return it to Andrea Lowe at least one week prior to the program date listed for that topic. No action is necessary if you do want your child to participate in their age-appropriate program.
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Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Basketball Vs CVMS- February 8

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