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Principal's Desk

Wayside Families,

Next week is the final week before Thanksgiving break. I would like to take this time to say thank you, to all of you, for helping make this year successful and safe. We have had challenges this year that we have not faced before in education, but our students and teachers have navigated through with your support to continue to move forward and grow.

As we head into next week, I ask you to join me in thanking our teachers for all their hard work and sacrifice that they have put in to pour into the lives of our students each and every day. Please consider sending an email or letter to one of your child's teachers to show your appreciation during this holiday season. A little encouragement goes a long way.

My hope for everyone as we enter this holiday season is that you have joy, find time to relax, and stay in good health. Thank you again for trusting us with your children. It is an honor that we cherish.


John Fahey


WMS Drop Off Procedures

If you are dropping your students off in the front of the school in the morning here are a few reminders:

  • Please help us with traffic flow by letting your child out when the entire line is stopped and you are in front of the school.
  • You can exit out the center lane once your student has exited the vehicle.
  • Please pull forward when no one is in front of you to allow for more vehicles to enter the main drive of the school.
  • Please watch for staff members directing traffic to ensure safety for all.

Report Card Information

Report cards with 2nd six weeks grades have been posted in Skyward Family Access. If you would like a paper copy please email ediego@ems-isd.net to request one.

Remote Student Attendance Expectations

A student cannot simply log into and out of CANVAS or TEAMS and be counted as present for the day. The student must show engagement. TEA defines engagement below:

  • “Engaged” means any of these three occur:
    • Progress (as defined in the approved learning plan) in the Learning Management System (LMS) made that day
    • Progress (as defined in the approved learning plan) from teacher/student interactions made that day
    • Turn-in assignment(s) that day

Generation TX Week

The week of November 16-20, 2020 has been designated in Texas as Generation TX Week. This week we focus on higher education awareness and help our students set goals to prepare for life after high school. The lists below are ways we are fostering a college-ready culture here at Wayside Middle School.

  • Teachers will display their college information and alma mater outside their door.
  • Students & teachers will be encouraged to wear certain colors or college shirts each day to represent different colleges. Feel free to wear your college shirt or dress in these colors every day:


Wear GREEN (Baylor, North Texas, Oregon State)




Wear RED or MAROON (Texas Tech, TX Women’s, OU, Texas A&M, SMU, Harvard)


Wear ORANGE or YELLOW (Univ. of Texas, OSU, Tennessee, Clemson)


Wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE or CAMO (Supporting Military Schools and Military as a career choice.)

Each week you student sees announcements during their advisory class. He is a peak and what is shared with them.

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Upcoming Events

November 23 - 27

Thanksgiving Break