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Links to Learning for Week of Nov. 30 - December 4

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Welcome Back!

Here are some updates for the week of November 30 - December 4. We hope that your family had a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving holiday. We are excited to welcome all of our students back to school tomorrow for three busy weeks leading up to the winter holiday.

We will be doing monthly STAR reading and math assessments this week, and we will make the most of an uninterrupted instructional week. Please make sure that your child brings his or her charged Chromebook in its case to school each day. Using the protective case is important, as unfortunately, we’ve had some students damage their chromebooks by transporting them without the case.

As we return to school, we want to remind you that all students must be wearing masks and have their signed attestation forms out for riding the bus and arriving at school. We encourage parents to take a closer read at the attestation forms to remember when it is okay for kids to be at school and when they should stay home. See below for more details.

We have an important reminder to keep our community safe. If someone in your household has symptoms or has been tested for Covid-19, please make sure to keep your child at home until test results are back. Our school nurses are available to answer your questions about situations like this, and you can reach out to them by phone, email, or on ClassDojo.

We feel fortunate that we have made it to December with a generally healthy school community. We know that Covid-19 is spreading throughout Wilkes, and we appreciate your efforts to keep our students and our school family safe. We are grateful for your patience, flexibility, and your willingness to follow safety protocols. Thank you for working with us throughout this unusual year. Have a good evening!

Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurses Kimberly Sluder and Amanda Jolly are here to help you navigate this challenging year. You can find them at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach them by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us and Nurse Jolly at jollya@wilkes.k12.nc.us.

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About Attendance

Parents, please note that since we have moved to Plan A, students who are participating in Plan A will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes as usual and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. If your child is officially quarantined or excluded, those absences would be excused. If your child needs to be out, we will work with you to make sure your child doesn't get behind.

For students who continue with remote learning note that in order for us to count your child in attendance off site, we must on a daily basis verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If this isn't happening, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. Thanks in advance for your help!