WMS Friday Forecast

October 18, 2019 - Week 10

Think Safety When You Pick-Up and Drop-Off Students!

Before we do anything at Wredling, we work on safety. One area we need to improve is in our parking lots. If you are coming to WMS to drop-off or pick-up a student, we need you to do the following:

  • Drive slowly and be patient! We have students walking and riding bikes, and you need to keep an eye on them.

  • Be aware of your surroundings- keep your eyes open to see all students and cars around you

  • Stay Off your Phone

  • For PM Pick-Up… When entering off of Dunham Road (see the image below)

    • Follow the Blue Arrows

    • Follow the Posted Street Sign, Do Not Enter/Exit Only

Officer Anson, our new School Resource Officer, will be out monitoring traffic and issuing tickets to those who do not follow the signs that are posted. Let’s make safety our priority as we bring students to and from school!

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School Pictures!

School pictures have arrived! Photos have been distributed to the students to bring home. You still have time to order photos. If you would like to order your child’s original photograph (taken on September 23rd) please visit www.ordercp.com and click on “After Picture Day”. Enter your student’s unique Ticket Code printed on the complimentary photo calendar issued to every student on Thursday or Friday.

Picture Re-Takes: Retakes are only for those who missed the original photo day or are returning the package that they received on Thursday, October 17. Please read below for procedures:

If you purchased pictures and would like to have a retake, please return your entire package to the photographer on Retake Day (Thursday, October 24th). The original order will be reprinted with the retake image. On Retake Day students will be notified by the school to come to the photographer in the front lobby.

We encourage you to purchase your re-take photos before Re-take Day. (Read these directions carefully) Simply visit www.ordercp.com and click on "Before Picture Day". Enter school code 10065302. Please inform your child to have their picture taken and to tell the photographer that pictures were purchased online. “Before Picture Day” online orders must be completed by October 24th.

New ID’s will not be issued for retake images. ID’s will only be issued for those students who missed Original Picture Day.

Please contact Nancy Bowgren at Wredling with any questions. (nancy.bowgren@d303.org)

Lock Replacement Policy:

We have had several kids come down because their locks have stopped working. A few have just failed, but some locks that we are getting are beat-up and dented. We did a “drop test” dropping one lock about 20 times onto the tile floor and it had one small dent. That means that some kids are really hard on their locks. So, we will replace locks that just fail- in other words, they are in good shape but just stop working. For locks that are beat-up, students will need to pay the $5 lock replacement fee.
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Sign‐up for Parent Teacher Conferences starts October 15th at 7:00 am and will close November 20th at midnight.

FIRST login to your HAC (HOME ACCESS CENTER) Account

  • Click on the LINK BELOW to access the complete directions in a step by step format.
Wredling Activity Calendar

We are still adding dates!

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AVID Career Presentations

Our AVID class is looking for volunteers to come and present to our 7th and 8th grade AVID elective classes on Fridays. If you are interested in coming to share your career experience with our students, please complete the form linked below. We are looking forward to sharing your expertise with our students.

Alan Gratz Author Visits Wredling!

What a memorable day it was at Wredling Wednesday, October 16th! Thank you, Alan Gratz, for an engaging "Choose Your Own Adventure" presentation that had our 6th & 7th grade Redhawks at the edge of their seats. We enjoyed learning the historical background behind many of Mr. Gratz's award-winning stories... all before being gobbled up by a Sharknado! #WredlingReads #D303Learns #AlanGratzFanClub #SoMuchBookLove

The Wredling LRC will continue to sell autographed copies of his new book, Allies, for the next 15 days. Each copy costs $17.99.

Answers to FAQ from our Nurse's Office

What if my student needs medication during school?

According to Illinois law, the only appropriate medications given at school are those that are needed to maintain a student's health or ability to learn. When a student’s licensed health care provider and parent/guardian believe that it is necessary for the student to take a medication during school hours, the parent/guardian must provide a completed Authorization for Administration of Medication in School form each school year for the administration of prescription and non-prescription medications (e.g., Advil, cough medicine, cough drops, cold remedies, etc.).
This requires:

  1. A written statement from a licensed health care provider and parent/guardian permission.
  2. The student’s parent/ guardian must obtain written orders for the administration of medication whenever a change in the child’s medication or health occurs, or upon request of the school nurse. The school must receive an updated physician’s order in writing before administering a new dosage.
  3. Medication must be provided in its original container labeled by the pharmacist with the student’s name, medication, the dosage of medication and time to be given at school.
  4. Medications must be brought to school by a parent or a designated adult and are never to be sent to school with the student*. No School District RN/School Nurse shall administer to any student any prescription or nonprescription medication until a properly completed and signed Authorization for Administration of Medication in School form is submitted by the student’s parent/guardian. No student shall possess or consume any prescription or non-prescription medication on school grounds or at school-related functions.

Can my Child carry their inhaler or Epipen in school?

Yes, the exception to this guideline is when the student has been approved* to self-administer such medications. A medication permission form and self-administration form - both must be completed and on file in the health office. Details regarding self-carry medication procedures can be found on the D303 Health Services portion of the D303 website. For your student's safety, it is always a good idea to have a spare inhaler or EpiPen in your child’s the health office The Self-Administration of Asthma Medication and/or Epinephrine Auto-Injector is regulated under Public Act 096-1460, which states students are permitted to self-administer asthma medication and/or an epinephrine auto-injector with provisions. The Right to carry and/or self-administer insulin is regulated by Public Act 096-1485, the Care of Students with Diabetes Act, which provides that a student is permitted to possess on his or her person at all times the supplies and equipment necessary to monitor and treat diabetes.

If I do not have a physician order in place in the health office and my child needs a dose of medication can I come to school and give my child a dose of medicine?

Yes, a parent, relative or designated adult may come to school to administer a dose of medication to a student. In this case, the student meets the parent, relative or designated adult (neighbor/friend) in the main office, the parent or other administers the medication to the student and the student returns to class. Examples of medication administered in this manner include cold medication or medication for discomfort.

Are some classes of medication counted by the parent and nurse upon delivery to the health office?

Yes, controlled medications (Class II) such as Ritalin and Adderall are required to be counted by the nurse in the presence of the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will be asked to sign off on the amount being supplied to the school.

Will the nurse call me to tell me my student is out of prescribed medication?

When possible a courtesy call is made home to inform parents that their student’s medication has “run out”. It is the parent’s ultimate responsibility to maintain their child’s medication supply at school.

Should I tell the school nurse that my child takes medicine at home?

Yes, if the medication affects classroom performance or their safety in school. Please contact your school nurse if you would like to discuss this.

Will the health office send unused medication home with my child at the end of the year?

No, not only is a parent/guardian responsible for bringing medication to the school at the beginning of the school year, but they are also responsible for taking unused medication home when it is no longer required during school or on the last day of school. Any medication left in the health office after the last day of school will be discarded as medical waste. Expired Medication will not be given. Upon expiration, a medication will be discarded as medical waste.

When should my child stay home from school?

Keep your student at home if he/she:

  • has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • has been vomiting or having diarrhea within the past 24 hours,
  • complains of an earache
  • has a rash that has not been seen by a doctor,
  • eyes appear reddened, are crusted or draining.

Will the health office supply items needed to administer prescribed medications?

Special items necessary to administer medications or treatments (such as syringes, feeding bags, and testing supplies) must be supplied by a parent or guardian and will be stored in an appropriate area designated by the school nurse or building principal.

It is never our intent to make processes difficult for parents. Rather, the intent of these procedures is to protect the student, to provide clear and consistent approaches to the administration of medication at Wredling Middle School and within the district, and to ensure the physician, parents, and students understand their responsibilities regarding medication administration. It is important that students understand that no student may possess or consume any prescription or non-prescription medication during school unless an emergency medication plan as described above is in place (inhaler, epinephrine, insulin). Thank you for your cooperation in abiding by this policy.

Best Regards,

Juanita Gryfinski MSN, MS, MA, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN


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SEL - Social Emotional Learning

We will regularly feature our Social Emotional Learning information in our Friday Forecast.
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This week we visit the Core Competencies of Responsible Decision Making

Remember: Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings.

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of the consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.

  • Identifying problems

  • Analyzing situations

  • Solving problems

  • Evaluating

  • Reflecting

  • Ethical responsibility

Here is a Video link for an overview.

Responsible Decision Making
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Veterans Day Recogntion

Builders Club would like to decorate the main foyer of Wredling Middle School honoring our Veterans. Please fill out the following form to help us identify and honor your Veteran. We are cutting out stars and putting the name of your Veteran, Military Branch and Years Served on the star. Thank you for joining us in honoring those who have served.


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October 30, 2019

Digital Citizenship
Thompson Middle School Cafeteria
6:30-8:00 p.m.


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Community Events & Information

CTE Presents The Legend of Hercules

The Greek myth comes to life in an all-new way in this original CTE production! With lyrics and script written solely for CTE performances, this is an experience you won’t find elsewhere. All your favorite characters – Zeus, Hercules, Pandora – are here, and take the stage with adapted lyrics to some of today’s hit music! See the flyer below for details.
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