Willie Brown Academy Insider

September 18, 2020

WBA Counseling Site

Check out WBA Counselor Mrs. Eubank's virtual office! In it you will find lots of resources! She will be sharing this with students, but we wanted parents to have this as a resource as well.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11kKBDJCn237Mx56g8wJwyuN_Vu7vbU2z20MGDJqJsVA/edit?usp=sharing

WBA Spirit Wear

WBA Spirit Wear is on sale now! http://bit.ly/WBAspiritwear

Book Fair!

So much is different this year....which of course would include book fair! We are taking it on-line this year! Please support our book fair and get your kiddos some new reading material!


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=willieebrownelemschool

Digital Menu App

We want to share our digital menu app!

Three easy ways to access our digital breakfast and lunch menus

#1 Download the MISD app and click Menus!

#2 Download the Nutrislice App directly (FREE on Google Play and AppStore)

#3 Access it on the web! https://mansfieldisd.nutrislice.com

PTA News

Normally at the beginning of each school year, WBA PTA prints and send home with students a packet full of information for parents. This year, due to COVID, we are sending the information electronically. Please take some time to browse through the documents posted in the link below....Membership Information, Room Rep Flyer, WBA Spirit Wear Order, Spirit Nights, Book Fair info, Corporate Incentives and PTA Board list.

WBA PTA Documents

Child Parent Relationship Training

The CPRT program provides tips and strategies for helping elementary-aged children communicate their feelings when they don't always have the words to do so. The weekly parenting education program, designed for elementary parents, will be offered in both the fall and spring for six consecutive weeks.

Interested parents are asked to sign up using this form or by sending an email to AmyAndra@misdmail.org. For complete information, download the Child Parent Relationship Training flyer.

PTA Reflections Program

Willie Brown Academy of Young Scholars Presents the Annual PTA Reflections Program 2020 Theme: “I Matter Because…”

  • Guidelines and Student Entry Forms: https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation
  • All entries due Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Entries can be dropped off at front office by October 30th
  • Online Submission and/or Questions: Kaamilya_c@hotmail.com (Kaamilya Hutchinson) Judging of entries in November
  • Winning entries from school are forwarded to MISD panel of judges
  • Art Categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts

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Screen Students At Home Each Morning

Parents are the first step in reducing the spread of illness at school! Check in with your child each morning for signs of illness. If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep them home.

• Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth

• Sore throat

• New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing ( for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

• Diarrhea • Vomiting

• Abdominal pain

• Abnormal taste and/or smell

• New onset of severe headache ( especially with a fever)

• Has had close contact ( within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19

• Contact your campus nurse if your child has any of the above symptoms and keep your child home.


Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19

  • Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19, must stay at home throughout the infection period of ten days and cannot return to campus until the school nurse screens the individual to determine that ALL conditions below have been met for re-entry.

  • 24 hours have passed without fever or the use of fever reducing medicines

  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath)

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

  • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

  • If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above 10 day stay at home period, the individual must either:

  • Obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or

  • Obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/) that comes back negative for COVID-19.

  • Your child will not be permitted back on campus until the campus nurse has completed a screening (phone or in person) for re-entry. Please contact your campus nurse for this screening before sending your child back to school.

ABSENCES

If a student is absent for any reason, we will serve them as a remote learner. Please know that students will not be interacting live with their teacher while they are remote learners. Teachers will instead provide instructional support, resources, and/or videos via SeeSaw (K-2) or Canvas (3-4). Your student will be expected to complete the assigned activities and assignments each day and will be marked present if the day's activities and assignments are turned in prior to 11:59 p.m. on that day.

September Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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