January 2023

WES Newsletter

PTC Meeting - Thursday, January 12th @ 3:45 PM

2nd Quarter Report Cards & NWEA Test Reports

Your child's 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, January 13th. They will also be available for you to view on Skyward Family Access that afternoon. Your child's middle-of-year NWEA Report will also be coming home on Friday, January 13th.

Dress For the Weather

It's Winter time in Northwest Indiana: Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for recess. Thank you!

Need a Coat?

If you are in need of a coat? Please reach out to Mrs. Konja, our Social Worker.

Inclement Weather School Delays & eLearning Information

'Tis the Season for Snow Days & Delays! Please watch our School Story on Class Dojo, the WES Facebook Page, or tune in to radio stations 97.7 FM or 105.5 FM. KVSC's Guidance for these days can be found on the KV Website or by clicking HERE.

WES E-Learning Information

Due to recent changes at the Indiana General Assembly, all eLearning days will include live instruction equal to at least 50% of our daily instructional minutes. Teachers will deliver instruction via Zoom and each school has developed a schedule for students to follow.

eLearning Model

Teacher Office Hours: After 9:00 a.m. /anytime not on Zoom Meetings

Teacher Lunch: Teacher will communicate with students/parents lunch time.

Classroom Expectations

  • Teachers will schedule a Zoom session from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Teachers will schedule a Zoom Session between 1:00-3:00 pm to check-in with students and offer support that students need.

  • Reading & Math lessons will be live.

  • Following the grade-level’s schedule, students will complete Reading, Math, and lessons in Art, Music, or Gym. In addition to whole group lessons, students will also work with their teacher in small group lessons and there will be some opportunities for a student to check in 1-1 with their teacher.

Classroom Morning Session Time

  • Teachers will schedule a Zoom Session for Live Instruction from 9:00-11:30 am

Specials Teachers Session Time (Art, Music, & P.E.)

  • Specials Teachers will meet with their scheduled classes that they are regularly scheduled to meet with.

  • Specials Teachers will teach a lesson on Zoom with their classes.

Classroom Afternoon Session Time

  • Teachers will schedule a Zoom session between the hours of 1:00-3:00 pm to check-in with students and assist as needed.


We are responsible for 180 days of instruction. Therefore, attendance will be taken daily, Monday-Friday. Teachers may use discretion on due dates.

Reading Fair 2023

This year's Reading Fair is called, "Adventure Awaits"! It will be held on Tuesday, February 7th. Be on the look out this month for more information coming home about it and signing up to participate in this really fun event!

Calling In Absences

If your child is sick and will be absent, please call in each day that they are absent to let Mrs. Ward, our Nurse, or the Office know. Thank you!!!

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please remember these three tips when you are picking up and dropping off in our Parent Pick-Up/Drop-Off Line:

1.) All students need to enter your vehicle from the passenger side.

2.) Please stay in your vehicle. If your child needs assistance with loading and fastening their seatbelts, please pull into a parking space and walk to the sidewalk so we can get your child to you.

3.) When our doors open in the morning, please be ready to have your child exit your vehicle and walk into school, once you are parked along the curb.

These 3 tips help make our drop-off and pick-up lines run quick and efficient. This is key to everyone's safety with our school's proximity to the highway! Thank you so much!

Dismissal Info.

REMINDER: Please call the office if you need to make a change for your child's regular dismissal transportation. For example: You will be picking your child up rather than riding the bus home. Please DO NOT message your child's teacher on Class Dojo. We want to make sure the message gets to your child and your child's teacher. Please call in at 219-956-3221. Please call in before 1:00 pm. Thank you!

School Attendance is Important!

Some Attendance Tips:

  • Make sure your student keeps a regular bedtime and establishes a morning routine.

  • Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones, and tablets at bedtime.

  • Have backpack and clothes prepared the night before.

  • Check with our school nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.

  • Avoid scheduling vacations while school is in session.

  • Make every effort to schedule doctor appointments around school hours.

  • Talk to teachers and our social worker for advice if your student feels anxious about going to school.

  • In the event that your student cannot get to school in their normal manner, develop a plan with another family member or trusted adult to get them to school that day.

Internet Hot Spot & Other Internet Info. to Share

Wheatfield Public Library

Our local Wheatfield Public Library offers internet hot spot devices which you can check out. To learn more about this service, click HERE.


Comcast Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.


Go to mediacomc2c.com and apply online for a $9.95 per month fee. (No installation fees, no data usage charges and 60 mbps) Must apply online and have children in K-12 schools.

InternetEssentials.com or call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) for more information on low cost internet.

January 2023 Lunch Menu

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WES Facebook Page

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About Us

Location: 251 S Center Street, Wheatfield, IN
Phone: (219) 956-3221
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