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August 7-9, 2019

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

"As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best."


Our vision is to ensure that all students are WMS ARMY Strong and are prepared for high school, college and careers.

Welcome Back!!

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning at 7:30am! Drop off will begin at 7:00am. Parents should pull in the circle drive off of Rotherwood and pull all the way around the curve. Staff will be available to assist students in getting to the Main Gym or the Cafeteria for breakfast. On the first day, we will walk new students to their homerooms and get them pointed in the right direction. Students should be dropped off between 7:00-7:20 in order to ensure they have time to eat, get to lockers and arrive at their homeroom before 7:30 daily. Please see the diagrams for Drop-off and Pick-Up locations.
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Youth First Social Worker

Please contact Heather Miller, our Social Worker, if you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health, if you need food bags, and/or Hangers Applications.

School Supply List

See the link below for the WMS School Supply List. If students need assistance for with supplies, they can see Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Coughlin, or Ms. Hawkins. https://washington.evscschools.com/students/school_supply_list

EVSC Middle School Dress Code

Pants/Capris

Type: uniform style worn at the natural waistline

Colors: khaki, navy or black

Shorts/skirts

Type: uniform style, longer than finger-tips worn waistline

Colors: khaki, navy, black

Shirts

Type: collared polo shirt, shirt under polo shirt acceptable

Colors: solid colors only

Logo: small logos are acceptable

Cool-Weather Items

Type: hoodless sweaters or hoodless sweatshirts, vest, zip up fleece, softshell or cardigan worn with a collared button down or polo shirt underneath

Colors: any solid color

Logo: small manufacturers logos are acceptable; school logos are permitted

Footwear

Any closed toe and closed back (does not include house shoes)

Spirit Fridays

Students who have achieved Citizenship may wear Washington Middle School, Bosse High School or College/University spirit wear with uniform pants on Fridays and other designated Spirit Days.

Field Day/Field Trips/Free Dress

Dresses, shorts, and skirts must be longer than finger-tip length and loose fitting. Yoga pants, stretchy pants, leggings and spandex are not considered appropriate for school unless they are worn with a skirt or dress that is finger-tip length. Jeans, pants, or joggers that have rips or holes are not acceptable. Tank tops or sleeveless tops are not appropriate for school.

The following is unacceptable at WMS and will not be allowed:

· Any hair color, piercing or tattoos that cause a disruption in the learning environment may require a change, removal or cover.

· Skinny style pants, stretch pants or tight fitting clothing

· Hats or head coverings inside the school

Uniform Procedures:

  • Students can see Mrs. Miller, Ms. Hawkins, Mrs. Coughlin and/or any administrator before the 7:30am bell if they need support with uniform clothing for the day or to sign up for a trip to Hangers, the EVSC Clothing Bank.

  • If students need pants or a polo for the day, students need to visit the nurse’s office. We will try to find a uniform item that fits in our Clothing Closet for students to borrow for the day. If we cannot find clothes that fit, we will contact the parent to bring them clothing. Please consider donating any uniform clothing items that your child no longer needs to our Clothing Bank at WMS.

  • If students are wearing any cool weather item or head covering that is out of compliance between 7:30-2:30 (with the exception of recess period), the teacher will ask for the item. All items will be held in the Principal Office Area in a secure location for pickup at the end of the day.

  • Students who are consistently out of uniform may receive an Office Discipline Referral.

Cell Phones/Backpacks/Purses

Cell Phone/Backpacks/Purses Procedures:

  • Students must secure their phone (on the silent mode), bags, backpacks, and/or purses in the locker from 7:30am-2:30pm.

  • If students do not want to leave their phones in their lockers for security reasons, they can drop it off in the Main Office to be secured in a locked room until the end of the day.

  • Lost, stolen or broken cell phones are not the responsibility of any school personnel.

  • Students may use the phone in the Principals’ Offices to call home during lunch periods once they get permission from their lunch supervisor and get permission from Mrs. Curtis or other adult. Phone calls or texts may not happen in other areas of the building without permission.

  • If we see the phone out (this includes sticking out of pockets, in hands, or sticking out of Chromebook cases) or hear it’s ringer, we will ask for it. The phone will be held in the Principals’ Office in a secure room until the end of the day. Students will be able to pick it up twice, but the third time, parents will be required to pick it up in the Main Office.

  • Cell phones may be confiscated by an administrator and/or our liaison officer if we suspect that texts, apps, or social media have been used illegally (to bully other students, send or receive inappropriate pictures, record and/or share other inappropriate activities or events).

  • Students who consistently have their cell phones out during the school day may receive an Office Discipline Referral.

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Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Mrs. Coughlin, our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our Youth First Social Workers, is your contact for community resources, family support, or student therapy group sessions. Ms. Hawkins is your contact for Food Bags, Hangers Clothing Bank applications, peer concerns, or general student support. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!