Willie Brown Academy Insider

March 27, 2020

Thanks to all for showing us patience and grace as we learn to develop distance learning for our scholars. I am so proud of WBA teachers who have taken on this challenge and are continuing to connect with their scholars. Please let your teacher know if there is anything needed!


Hoping to see everyone back sooner than later. In the meantime, stay healthy!

Daily Announcements

It was daily routine while we were on campus that we broadcasted morning announcements. This broadcast included important announcements, the pledges, a daily weather report, and birthday celebrations. In this time of un-normal-ness, I would like to offer a little normalcy by sending a video of our daily announcements. My hope is that our scholars find some joy in these. 3/27 broadcast

Counselor Newsletter

Please see Mrs. Eubanks newest Counselor's Newsletter here!

COVID Book for Kids

Here is a cool book to share with your kids about COVID.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KjbKGy8cDNXKZ4xCuo8-iISXakbyOhN0/view?usp=sharing

Community Resources

Here's a list of free resources being provided to local families (food, clothing, home services, etc.) by our community partners: bit.ly/MISDShutdownResources

Medications at school?

If your scholar needs a prescription that was left at school, please contact our campus Nurse Jill Ricketts via email to initiate the process and to get a time scheduled for pick up. jillricketts@misdmail.org

Need internet access at home?

AT&T - Offering open hotspots, unlimited data to existing companies, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

Charter - Free internet offer for two months for new K-12 and college student households

Comcast - Offering free WiFi for two months to low-income families, plus all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time

Spectrum - Offering 60 days of free internet service to new customers. Call 844-488-8395

Sprint - Providing unlimited data to existing customers, and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge Remote work PDF Flyer

T-Mobile - Providing unlimited data to existing customers and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Verizon - No special offers but following FCC agreements waiving late fees and not disconnecting existing service.

Free Lunch Offer

During the COVID-19 shutdown, free healthy and delicious meals will be available to all children ages 18 years or younger and special needs adults through age 21 at the following distribution sites:

The packaged meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday through Friday in a drive-thru fashion. No one will need to exit their personal vehicles, but all participating children must be in the vehicle. Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

Meals will consist of whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and lowfat milk. We will include a lot of the kids’ favorites (yogurt boxes, pizza packs, chicken tenders, etc.).

Download the menu here.

Distance Learning

We are all working hard to keep the learning process going for our scholars even while we are not together physically. Teachers are commicating via email the learning plans each week and are keeping working hours (from home) M-F 8:00-4:00 to support you in any way.

COVID-19 Shutdown: FAQ

https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/covid-19/faqs

Check out the FAQ's posted on MISD's website for general questions. If you don't see what you are needing here, always feel free to reach out to Mrs. Eastlick @ kynaeastlick@misdmail.org.

Positive Vibes from WBA Staff

In these trying times for all of us, the WBA Staff is keeping a positive outlook and wants to spread some happy vibes to our school community. We hope that something here speaks to you and brings you a smile. Please share with your kiddos! We miss them terribly.

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