The Wildcat Weekly
What's happening at #woodmontmiddlecool
May 22nd Edition
Greetings, Wildcat Families!
Happy Last Monday of the School Year!
Tomorrow we get back into testing mode with our SC READY MATH test! Once again, we ask all students to get good rest, eat breakfast, and be reaady to show all they've learned this year! On Wednesday, only 6th grade will test Science and Algebra I will have their EOC. Please see below for all other important dates as we enter the final countdown of the school year.
Tuesday, 5/23 SC Ready Math
Wednesday, 5/24 Algebra I EOC & SC PASS Science (6th grade only)
Thursday, 5/25 7th Grade Field Day
Thursday, 5/25 Last LiveSchool Store @ Lunches
Friday, 5/26 6th Grade Field Day, Class of 2023 Clapout, & Yearbook Signing Events
Monday, 5/29 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 5/30 Awards Days (All grades during Electives)...PARENTS WELCOME!
Tuesday, 5/30 8th Grade Dance
Wednesday, 5/31 8th Grade Field Day & Cookout
Thursday, 6/1 Half Day; Dismiss at 12:45 PM
Friday, 6/2 Half Day; Dismiss at 12:45 PM; LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
We are here for you! Do not hesitate to contact us if there are additional ways we can support your child and family. We are STRONG when we are #woodmonttogether!
FREE MEALS @ WMS IN 23-24!
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a school meal funding option from USDA that enables a school to provide free meals to all students, without the necessity of completing applications for individual eligibility.
This year, CEP in South Carolina has expanded to include students who receive Medicaid benefits. The expansion of the CEP program means that all students in our school will receive free lunch during the 2023-24 school year. We will also continue to offer free breakfast daily. You do not need to take any action to qualify for the free meals.
Our school is eligible to remain in the program through at least the 2026-27 school year.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about this program.
FREE First Aid Classes
The 500 Foundation is providing free First Aid Classes for students and families this summer. First Aid and Safety for Kids is a course that is available to students and families at their Saturday Community Events. Additional training levels are also available. The next two Saturday Community Events are Saturday, May 13, or Saturday, June 10, at Butler Springs Park. Visit here to register.
Marcus Whitfield Youth Camp - FREE!
Marchus Whitfield Youth Camp - Please share with current 5th through 8th grade parents - Registration is open for the Marcus Whitfield Youth Camp. The camp for rising 6th through 9th graders is free and runs froms from July 24-28. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The camp honors Marcus Whitfield, who was shot and killed in the line of duty working for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office in August 1999.
Contact: email@example.com, 864-355-2071
Virtual Chromebook Collection
WMS Virtual Students and Families, Chromebooks will be collected at Woodmont Middle School on Friday, June 2nd and Monday, June 5th from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM. Please return your WMS Chromebook and charger to the Front Office of our school. Make sure to remove any personal stickers, thoroughly clean the Chromebook and Charger, and wrap up the charger cords ahead of time to save yourself time during drop off. Any student who does not return the WMS assigned Chromebook and charger will have fines assessed by the school district. Fines will also be assessed for damaged chargers. Thank you and please call 864-355-8505 with any questions.
Medication Pick Up
All students with medication or medical equipment kept in health room must have a parent to come pick up medication and supplies by the last day of school. Any medications left behind once school has ended will have to be destroyed. Please contact Nurse Gilliam at 355-8507 for any questions or concerns regarding medication and/or supply pick up.
Class of 2023 Clapout!
WMS is happy to announce that we will be recognizing any 2023 High School Graduates who attended Woodmont Middle at our 2nd Annual Clapout, which will be held on Friday, 5/26 at 1:45pm. Students who plan on attending are asked to email Mrs. Campbell (f.k.a. Ms. Mosher) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cap & Gown are optional. Students should report to the front office with their student ID at 1:30pm to check-in. We can't wait to celebrate the Class of 2023!!!
Tdap for Rising 7th Graders
Parents, please begin making arrangements to ensure your child has had the Tdap vaccine before the start of next school year! Seventh grade students who have not had the vaccine will not be allowed to start school in August. We want to see all of our students on the first day! Please don't wait until the last minute, as appointments are sometimes difficult to get over the summer. See below for additional information and let us know if we can help you in any way.
South Carolina law requires that all students entering the seventh grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. Tdap vaccine protects children from three serious diseases: tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (often called whooping cough). State law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2013-14 school year.
If your child has already had the vaccine, you must provide the school with proof that they have had it. If your child has not received the vaccine, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for your child to be given the vaccine. The Tdap vaccination is given by health care providers, many pharmacies, and the Greenville County Health Department. Once your child has received the vaccine, please remember that you must provide proof to the school nurse.
Students entering the seventh grade, who have not received the Tdap vaccine by the beginning of next school year (August 2022), will not be allowed to attend school until they have received the vaccine and provided proof to the school nurse.
For More Information:
Contact the school nurse at your child’s school or call 864-355-3100
Se Requiere la Vacuna de T-dap (Tos Ferina) para estudiantes entrando al séptimo grado
La ley de Carolina del Sur requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado reciban una (1) dosis de la vacuna Tdap. La vacuna Tdap protege a los niños de tres enfermedades graves: tétanos, difteria y tos ferina. Esta ley estatal que ordena que la vacunación de Tdap sea obligatoria se hizo efectiva durante el año escolar 2013-14.
Si su hijo/a ya ha recibido la vacuna, debe traer a la escuela una prueba de que la ha recibido. Si su hijo/a no ha recibido la vacuna, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica lo antes posible para programar una cita para que su hijo/a reciba la vacuna. La vacuna Tdap es administrada por proveedores de atención médica, muchas farmacias y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Greenville. Una vez que su hijo/a haya recibido la vacuna, recuerde que debe proporcionar una prueba a la enfermera de la escuela.
Estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado, que no han recibido la vacuna Tdap al partir del próximo año escolar (agosto de 2022), no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela hasta que hayan recibido la vacuna y proporcionado pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela.
Para Más Información:
Comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela de su hijo/a o llame al 864-355-3100.
As a reminder, ID sets are always available for sale in the media center for $7, or broken down as follows:
Photo ID - $5
Grade Level Lanyard = $1
House Color ID Cover = $1
Please send a check or exact change with your child.
Dress Code Reminders
Please be sure you've reviewed our student dress code with your child. We want all our students to be able to remain in class once they arrive to school! In the past, we have provided tape to cover up holes in pants that are above the knee. This year we would like to ask your help in making sure this is taken care of before students arrive to school.
CELL PHONES OUT OF SIGHT!!!
Parents, we need your help. Please talk with your child about responsible and ethical use of technology. It is a school rule that cellular devices and wireless earbuds remain out of sight (preferably stored in bookbags) while in the school building. It is our hope that students are able to adhere to this rule and keep the privilege of carrying these devices on their person throughout the day.
Please note, parents of students who violate this policy will be contacted by a teacher and/or administrator and assigned a locker and combination on their grade level hallway. Students will be required to lock up their cell phone upon arrival and retrieve it at dismissal. The requirement to keep the cell phone locked in the assigned locker will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. Again, this consequence will only happen if students are unable to abide by our request to keep phones and earbuds stored out of sight throughout the day.
Our school phone lines are always available for two-way communication between students and parents. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Please contact administration if you have any questions.
Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off students before that time, as no supervision is available. In order to keep a long line from forming, please PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading your child.
Breakfast is provided FREE OF CHARGE to all students. Breakfast for car riders closes at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast for bus riders extends until the last bus arrives. All students should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to be counted present and on time for the day.
Parents, I know mornings are a busy time for us all, and many of you head to work after dropping off your child. However, please note that parents are not allowed to "skip the line" in morning drop-off. This creates a safety hazard for your child!
We have a SINGLE LINE drop-off. Once our doors open at 7:30, we do our best to quickly clear the line by having parents PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading their child. It does take a few minutes when there is heavy traffic.
If you need to ensure drop-off right at 7:30, please arrive by 7:15 so you can be at/toward the front of the line.
Afternoon Dismissal: Parents who pick up their child each day, please observe the following procedures:
- Form double lines while waiting for dismissal.
- Display your dismissal number so we get your child into the queue.
- The use of cell phones while the line is moving is prohibited.
- MERGE at the cones, taking turns from each line (one from right, one from left, etc.). Be courteous.
- PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD before stopping and loading your child.
- Stress to your child to report to the carline as soon as their name is displayed and WATCH for their car. Pickups requiring extra time due to student delays will be asked to circle back through the carline.
Backpack Blessings is a program that the Columbia Baptist Church organizes and provides to our Woodmont Middle School students. We are so thankful for their generosity! If your student is in need of school supplies, boxed lunch/dinners, hygiene products, or clothing, please fill out the Google Form Survey below. If you have specific needs or questions about this program, you may contact the 6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Genova.