Friday, August 21st
What a Week!
What an amazing first week of school! It is fantastic to see students filling our school again after 5 months. Your children are doing such an amazing job getting back into the routine along with getting acclimated to some new procedures at school. They have done an outstanding job with their masks, hand washing, and being physically distant from friends, which is never easy! Thank you families for helping your student navigate the "new" back to school routine ! We also want to thank you for being supportive, patient and flexible as we work through our new reality.
I want to publicly thank our staff for working tirelessly to create "new maps" along with planning a safe return to school experience. They have spent countless hours behind the scenes creatively preparing their classrooms, supplies and lessons for all our students.
One thing that has been difficult for me is not being able to give students a high five as we pass each other. However, just like most anything this year, we have been finding other ways to acknowledge each other, such as a "foot bump".
We are looking forward to another great next week. Below you will find some helpful reminders, school news, community updates, first-week pictures, and more! Let's continue the great work!
Serving as Principal, Winkler and Lyons Center Elementary
New Winkler Mustangs!
PARENT DROP OFF
- Please remember to stay in your car and allow your child to jump out on the sidewalk side. If you need to help your child please park in the parking lot and drop your child off at the entrance to the playground.
- Drop off can begin at 8:10. We do not have playground supervision prior to that time. Although we appreciate your promptness, students should remain in your vehicle until you see an adult on the playground.
GET READY FOR PICTURE DAY
JEDI students will be able to have pictures taken on Monday October 19th at 1:00
Families can pre-order pictures at inter-state.com/order. Enter the Order Code 51643QB
TECHNOLOGY IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
WHAT IS CLASSLINK?
WHAT IS FLIP GRID?
Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion.
Here you will find helpful information for parents and students.
WHAT IS GOOGLE CLASSROOM?
HOW STUDENTS JOIN:
-They will go to www.google.com/classroom or select “Classroom” in their G Suite.
-Click the (+) button next to their account picture.
-Select “Join a class.”
-Enter the class code. (This is located on your stream, under the Class Title).
WHAT IS SEE SAW?
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time!
Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.
Teachers find or create activities to share with students.
Families only see their child's work and leave comments and encouragement. Learn more about what families see here.
- Chromebooks and headphones should come to school EVERY DAY. These will be used regularly.
- Plug them in and charge them up after school.
- First up is, you will need some bleach-free disinfectant wipes or a solution of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and 30 percent distilled water.
- Never spray any cleaning solution directly onto your Chromebook or any electronic for that matter. You should always apply the cleaning solution to a microfiber cloth and then apply it to the device to avoid any liquid getting into the device and causing damage.
- Use the compressed air to remove larger pieces of dirt or dust that might be in your keyboard and ports. When using compressed air, only give it a few short bursts and never turn the can upside-down.
WHAT TO DO IF MY CHILD IS ILL
- Keep symptomatic children home from school
- Share details about symptoms if a child is absent
- Be prepared to quickly pick up a child who becomes ill at school
BASD Health Services has compiled these Health Procedure updates related to what families need to do and how the school will handle illness. Please refer to these Health Procedure updates regularly.
How to Teach Kids About Germs: 11 Super Fun Activities We Love!
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
More information has been posted to the District's HEALTH PROCEDURES page.
Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the other Wisconsin DNR properties are great places to explore anything kids can imagine about nature. Go on an outdoor adventure. Learn about local wildlife and habitats. Discover history. Explore new interests. Practice outdoor recreation skills. Experience real places. Create memories that last a lifetime.
School Dish - Online Webpage for the School Cafeteria. For a video, copy and paste this link - https://www.basd.k12.wi.us/foodservice/SchoolDishMenus.mp4