Willow Creek Newsletter

January 15th, 2021

Schedule for the week

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Block Scheduling for Distance Learning

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Students will attend periods 1-4 on day 1 and 5-8 on day 2. (Please note that period 1 is Willow Creek's Advisory period. Students will not meet the entire hour). We will be incorporating a 4 day rotation for A and B day course offerings.

Also note that students will not be meeting with teachers during Target classes. Target is similar to a study hall. However, help is available via Google Meets using code: WCtarget.

January 21st - Student Support Day

On Thursday January 21st, the last day of quarter 2, live classes will not be held. Rather, we will be utilizing that day to provide students with any support they need as we end the quarter and semester. Teachers will be communicating with students how to get a hold of them on this day and the times they will be available to provide this support.

Return to Distance Learning + Supports

In-Person Support

With the changes to the learning model, the School Board has approved a return to Distance Learning + Support at the secondary level. This means we are able to allow students to enter the building to receive support from staff on a limited basis. If you are interested in your student receiving support in person, please contact their Counselor. Email links are below:

Jessica Olson - 6th Grade

Tracy Lund - 7th Grade

Dawn Johnson - 8th Grade

Virtual Supports

Willow Creek has several things in place to provide virtual support for your student during distance learning.

  • Support during Target hours by utilizing the Google Meets code: WCTarget.
  • Our Schoolwide open hour for students following their Advisory from 8:55 - 9:20 on day 1's. All teaching staff are available using the Google Meets codes attached here.
  • Please connect directly with Teachers and Counselors to set up further individualized supports in specific classes as well.
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If your student is going to be absent from school or class, please notify the office either by entering the absence into Skyward family access or calling our attendance line at (507) 328-5910.

*Please do not only notify a teacher of an absence. They do not have a way to excuse it in the Skyward system. Please route all absence reporting through the Main Office.

Grade Level Weekly Student Planners

Emotional and Mental Health Well-Being Team

If you would like to touch base with our Emotional and Mental Health Well-Being Team, see the website here for more details. As always, please reach out to us with any questions.

Remote Distance Learning Technical Support

Great News! RPS has announced a student and family Tech Support line to help solve technology issues that arise during distance learning. The support line is available Monday - Friday from 7am to 7pm. Give them a call at 1-800-789-0051.

COVID-19 Communications

What if I or my child are experiencing COVID symptoms?

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided a Decision Tree for individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs. To keep students and staff safe and healthy, Rochester Public Schools will follow this guidance to determine the length of time students will need to remain away from school when exposed or exhibiting symptoms. This exclusion guidance is designed specifically for schools and child care programs by MDH, therefore, these guidelines may differ from businesses or employers.

Prior to coming into a school building, students and staff should use the At-Home COVID Screening tool to determine if they are well enough to come to school that day. Individuals experiencing symptoms should remain home and talk to their health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. A Daily Symptom Monitoring Tool is available to help families track their child's symptom screening each day.

We understand that these are challenging times. The safety, security, and health of students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our school community safe and healthy.

Curbside Library Pick-up

We are offering curbside library pick-up for students that would like to utilize the library. Please see the instructions below for the instructions on how to check out a book!
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Parenteen Connect

ParenTeenConnect.org is a free resource for parents that provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues.

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For assistance in (your language), please call 328-5900

Para asistencia en español, por favor marque al 328-4241.

Za pomoc na bosanskom jeziku pozovite 328-4243

"إذا رغبت في الحصول على هذه المعلومات باللغة العربية يرجي الإتصال بقسم الترجمة علي الرقم 4246-328"

Haddii aad jeclaan lahayd in aad hesho macluumaadkaan oo ku qoran Soomaali, fadlan la soo xiriir waaxda EL(bartaha ingariiska) 328 4247.

“如果需要中文援助请拨打电话 :507-328-4238 (办公室) 或者 507-398-9448 (手机)

“ Để được giúp đở bằng Tiếng Việt xin Gọi đến số 271-8366