Wrightsboro e-News

January 31, 2021

Attendance Update:

Students are required to participate in Zoom instruction and complete posted assignments on remote instruction days. Teachers will record the Zoom instruction if students do not log on and post on Seesaw (K-3) or Google Classroom (4-5) for students to watch. Parents must submit to the teacher in writing attesting their child watched the Zoom lesson later in the day in addition to their child completing the posted assignments in order to be counted present.


Please view the picture below for additional attendance information from New Hanover County Schools.

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Congratulations to our 20-21 Teacher Assistant of the Year, Ms. Smith!

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Congratulations to Ms. Kayla Trevethan! She is a finalist for the NHCS Rookie of the Year!

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Spotlight on 5th Grade!

Fifth grade has been busy exploring nonfiction text and learning about factors that led to the American Revolution. We recently started to study about force and motion and have investigated friction, gravity and inertia. We are also continuing to solve word problems and practice strategies for adding and subtracting fractions.
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Spotlight on Media!

In the media center, we have discovered that problems exist everywhere! We learned from the author Kobi Yamada that inside problems there are opportunities to learn, to grow, to become braver, and to do something. He also taught us that ideas should be fed and played with so that they can help us make the world a better place.


Students have been challenged to identify problems and to use the problem solving process to discover/create solutions to the problems.


We continue to enjoy great read alouds on Zoom each day at 3:15!


We look forward to reading great books that will inspire us to be problem solvers and creators! Be sure to check out our new picture and chapter books celebrating diversity, our biography collection for inspirational people’s stories in our nonfiction section, and our Black History Month display in February!


Stephanie Tew

Media

stephanie.tew@nhcs.net

A message from NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS:

Beginning February 1, families with children 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2021 are encouraged to apply for the New Hanover County Schools Early Childhood Education Program. Applications can be submitted online. Once a completed application is received, families will be scheduled for an interview to review the application, supporting documents, and conduct an educational screening, including a parent report about their child’s social-emotional and self-help skills. Families are encouraged to apply due to the limited number of available slots. Once all slots are filled, eligible children will be placed on the wait list.


Early Childhood Education Program classrooms are designed to provide developmentally appropriate environments where children can engage in rich learning opportunities. The Creative Curriculum focuses on development of the whole child. All preschool sites follow the NHCS calendar with some differences for professional development, home visits, and staggered enrollment. The school day is 6.5 hours long and includes a range of activities. All children must qualify in order to participate.

A Message from NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS:

NHCS has taken many steps to ensure students are protected from sexual harassment and discrimination. As such, NHCS' Title IX Office has been working to increase awareness regarding its existence and services.


NHCS' Title IX Office and Communications Office have partnered to create this student PSA regarding Title IX reporting.


https://youtu.be/YsvFOuRaAC4 (English)


https://youtu.be/unJ-eGLPPKI (Espanol)

A Message from NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS:

As part of a broader initiative to keep students safe, on February 2, New Hanover County Schools will activate the Gaggle safety management solution for G Suite in grades 2 through 12 to proactively protect students and ensure that they are safely and correctly using school-provided digital tools.


The Gaggle safety management solution uses a combination of artificial intelligence and trained safety experts to provide real-time analysis and review of student G Suite for Education email accounts. It constantly scans accounts for harmful content and alerts school officials when students show signs of self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, credible threats of violence against others, or other harmful situations. With this solution, NHCS can proactively identify students who are struggling, provide support where needed, and create a safer school environment. For technical support regarding Gaggle, please contact techhelpdesk@nhcs.net.


Implementation of Gaggle is one of the numerous initiatives New Hanover County Schools is putting in place to support student safety. Complaint reporting systems Ethix 360 and Say Something are available 24/7. Tips and complaints can be sent in by phone and online. In addition, training initiatives like Bringing in the Bystander, Safer Smarter Kids, Darkness to Light, and Shifting Boundaries are working to educate students and staff on how to create a safer learning environment for everyone. Bringing in the Bystander empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. Shifting Boundaries helps students understand boundaries and behaviors that are not acceptable.

Edulog Parent Portal Transportation App

Download the Edulog Parent Portal transportation app from Google Play or the iTunes Store to determine a student’s bus assignment, locate bus stops, and track a bus in real time. Click for instructions for setting up the Parent Portal.

Reminders:

  • Please continue to contact your teacher or the school nurse if your child has been sick, exposed to COVID, or tested positive for COVID. Students who are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to COVID are not permitted to attend school.
  • Please try to schedule your child’s appointments (doctor, dentist, etc.) on one of their remote days so that they do not miss in person instruction.

Our School's Why

School Mission:

The mission of Wrightsboro School is to establish and promote a caring, engaging, and supportive environment that enhances learning and leadership for all.


School Vision:

Today we learn. Tomorrow we lead.


School Beliefs:

We believe children want to learn and lead and will take responsibility to actively meet goals that will help them succeed in the future. We believe teachers inspire success, and encourage a love of learning by providing a supportive environment that fosters leadership through instruction to meet the unique needs of each child. We believe families that work together with our school contribute to successful learning for every child.