Wolves Weekly Message

April 9th, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Wakefield Middle School Families,


We hope you enjoyed a restful Spring Break and are excited to return to school for the final quarter of the year. It was energizing to have our Cohort 2 students return to in-person learning this week. We are even more excited for all of our Plan A students to return to daily in-person learning starting Monday!


Please make sure that you read all of the information below as there is important information for ALL students, Plan A and Virtual Academy.


Sincerely,


Alison Cleveland

Principal

Grade Level Weekly Messages

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Next Week

  • 4/12 - Plan A students return
  • 4/12 - B-Day after Homeroom class
  • 4/13 - Report Card Distribution
  • 4/14 - Asynchronous Remote Learning Day (small groups)
  • 4/14 - 4th Quarter Material Distribution for Virtual Academy students
  • 4/15 - Final Virtual Family Engagement Night

4/12 Schedule

ALL students will report to their HOMEROOM class on Monday, 4/12. This is both vor Virtual and In-Person students. The Homeroom Teachers will spend 15 minutes reviewing the students' schedules and responding to questions about any potential changes. Please review the Bell Schedule for both Monday.

4th Quarter Schedule Changes

Due to the number of students who have elected to move either to Plan A or to the Virtual Academy, there needed to be a number of changes made to students’ schedules. Students may have different teachers or a different order of classes. Although we worked to limit the number of major disruptions to students’ schedules, some changes were unavoidable. It is important that all students review their schedules in Powerschool this Friday afternoon.


PLEASE also ask students to check their email as their homeroom teachers will send them each an email to greet them and remind them about attending homeroom on Monday.

Plan A Procedures

Please be sure to review the updated procedures with your students prior to their returning to the school building by visiting our Return to Campus Guide. Please remember that social distancing is expected whenever feasible. We will work to create and allow for as much distance as is possible in classrooms and we will utilize class change, lunch, and bathroom/handwashing procedures that maintain appropriate distance. Face coverings remain mandatory at all times except for when eating and drinking or during a scheduled mask break.

School Bus Transportation - Action Needed

Eligible bus riders currently in Virtual Academy returning to in-person learning must apply for bus service. The student must meet all transportation eligibility requirements.

Students must also submit the daily attestation form. Bus assignments will not be provided until the attestation form is received.


Please go to the transportation website to apply for service (wcpss.net/busrider) and to submit the attestation form (wcpss.net/busform).


Requests made for transportation will be closed after three days if the attestation form is not received, and the parent will be notified. Students will be assigned to a bus as quickly as possible after the attestation form is received.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Student Materials

4th Quarter Material Distribution


  • Students attending daily in-person instruction on Plan A will receive their materials from their Math and ELA teachers.
  • Virtual Academy students should come through the carpool loop on APRIL 14th from 8:00 - 11:00am or 1:00 - 4:00pm to pick up 4th Quarter materials.


All in-person students should plan to return the following materials to school on the first day back:


  • All 1st and 2nd Module ELA Texts
  • Unused ELA Workbooks
  • Unused Math Workbooks

Spring and Winter Sports

We are not able to accept any more registrations for Spring Sports. However, all students who have previously registered for Spring Sports may attend daily.


We will send out information regarding Winter Sports and the Winter Sports Schedule next week.

YearBook

We are working on finalizing the activities portion of our yearbook and need photos of students doing everyday activities (cooking, sports, outdoors, school prep, etc), as well as photos of students throwing their mask in the air (think graduation caps or we're free (certainly the hope). Submit photos here.

Additional Information

3rd Quarter Report Cards

3rd Quarter Report Cards will be printed and distributed through Core 1/Homeroom on Tuesday, April 13th.


All Virtual Academy Report Cards will be placed in the bag with 4th Quarter Materials for pick up on April 14th.

Daily Attendance

Students who are in Plan A must attend in-person daily. If they do not attend school in-person, they will be marked absent. If a student is absent, they will have access to their learning materials and assignments via their Google Classroom and through communicating with his or her teacher.
Family Academy Nights

WMS, in partnership with the WCPSS Family Academy, is offering a series of virtual Family Academy Workshops. Please mark these dates on your calendar. All virtual workshops will run from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and will be offered in English and Spanish.

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