The Wolves Den

September 1, 2022

Upcoming Dates

September 2nd

NO SCHOOL


September 5th- Happy Labor Day

NO SCHOOL


September 6th - National Read a Book Day!

SOCCER STARTS TODAY


September 7th & 8th

Vision Screening - Lion's Club will be at Washington completing vision screening these days


September 11th

Grandparents Day


September 21st

Picture Make Up Day - Students who have not had their picture taken will be able to in the afternoon


September 21st Fall Sports Picture Day after school


September 22nd

1st Day of Autumn


September 29th

Free Vaccine Clinic at Washington - see information below

PARKING NOTICE!

Please do not park at St. Mary's / Felician Village for pick-up or drop off. Also, please do not utilize their parking lot as a turn around point. Their facility is private property and utilizing it in the above mentioned ways, could result in a Municipal Citation.


Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Message from the School Nurse

If your child has medication at school, a new Medication Consent form will be required prior to the start of the 22-23 school year. The form can be found on the MPSD website under Nursing Services>Parents Forms, or pick one up from your child's school. Medication provided to the school must be in the original container with the student's full name, name of the medication, and dosage.


The start of the school year is also a great time to make sure your child is up to date on immunizations. Please contact your child's medical provider or health center to schedule an appointment. If you do not want your child to receive these immunizations, a signed waiver of declination must be on file at school. Waivers are available on the MPSD website under Nursing Services>Parent Forms, or in each school office.

A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

Hello Washington Families!


This video will review the new process for all middle and high school students on how to access the office/health room for NON-urgent health needs. The video is linked below.


The benefits are that students miss less classroom instruction time for health complaints that can be managed in the classroom or at home prior to or after school. This process helps students learn to plan ahead, make appointments and learn to explain their health concerns.


Again, this is only used for NON-urgent health needs.



VIDEO LINK CLICK HERE


https://www.loom.com/share/8293d0569d5a41afa88cc5eee100bf9a

FREE Breakfast and Lunch Continues


MPSD is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year. CEP allows us to serve a FREE breakfast and lunch meal to all students each school day regardless of F&R eligibility!

If a student chooses to take milk without taking a complete breakfast or lunch meal, ala carte milk charges will apply and the student's food service account will be charged for the milk.


*MPSD will still be requesting F&R applications from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary for other programs like waiving school fees and P-EBT and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for these additional benefits.


A new Free & Reduced application must be completed each year unless you received a letter from the district stating you are already approved. Applications are included in the Back to Basics mailing. If you need another one please contact the Manitowoc Public School District Administration Office at 686-4777. Applications can also be found on the MPSD district website under Services, Food Service, then Free & Reduced. You may also apply online in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal; Meal Benefits. Only one application needs to be filled out per household. Should you have any questions while completing the application, please contact Pam Kretsch at 686-4773.


MPSD Website for the Free & Reduced Lunch Form: https://www.manitowocpublicschools.org/services/food_service/free_reduced


Please direct all questions to Chartwells Food Service Director at 920-686-4774.

Vision Screening

Students need proper vision to be able to learn. For that reason, we are conducting our annual vision screening on September 7th and 8th. The Manitowoc Lion's club is volunteering to help with this process. If your child does not pass the examination Jenny Hinz RN, Washington School Nurse, will be reaching out to you to recommend a professional examination.

FREE Vaccine Clinic Offered at School

Middle school is a time when students need an update on their required school vaccinations.


Routine child vaccines are an important tool for creating a healthy learning environment by preventing the spread of disease. Manitowoc County Health Department is partnering with your child’s school to offer free vaccinations on-site to students that need them. Manitowoc County Health Department will be at Washington on Thursday Sep 29, 2022.


Attached is a consent form for the vaccination clinic:

● Students MUST have the consent form (SPANISH Version of Consent Form) signed and returned to the school by September 23, 2022 to participate.

● MCHD will look up each student’s vaccination records in advance to ensure they receive the appropriate vaccines.

● You must indicate which vaccines you want your child to receive.

o If you are unsure of which vaccines your child needs and want them to receive all vaccines needed to be up-to-date, please select “I want my child to receive all recommended immunizations”. Only those vaccines needed will be administered.

● If your child receives immunizations within 72 hours of the immunization clinic it is your responsibility to notify the Manitowoc County Health Department.

Please reach out to the Health Department at (920) 683-4155 or your school nurse with any questions.


Immunization Consent Letter SPANISH Version of Immunization Consent Letter

Dental Clinic

Lakeshore Community Health Care’s School Dental Program is once again offering their services within Manitowoc County. Lakeshore Community Health Care offers dental services provided during the school day to families regardless of insurance or ability to pay. The School Dental program is not a free of charge program. We use the same process as in our clinic in that students with no insurance are eligible for a sliding discount based on the family size/income.


Our services range from oral hygiene instruction, routine exams and cleanings, x-rays, fillings, simple extractions, stainless steel crowns and baby root canals. Students are seen throughout the school day for an average appointment time of 45min. Our goal is to have each child seen for their cleaning, x-ray and exam. If they are in need of additional treatment, they will be asked to return until treatment is complete or until our scheduled visit has ended. The small inconvenience this creates comes with a great reward. Children are having treatment completed in a week span that would normally take months. Families are also no longer having to take time off of work or pull students out of school for appointments.


LCHC Dental Form https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/535490245.htm

Fall Sports

Cross Country

6-8/M-F

3-4:15pm

Jess Stryzewski


Football (combined with Wilson MS)

7-8/M-F

Washington MS

3:30-5:30

Ben Pagel


Soccer

6-8/M-F

Sept. 6th

315-430

Nick Wettstein


Volleyball

7-8/F

3-430 or 430-6

Carrie Walters

Cynthia Brenner


Cheer

6-7-8 Coed

4:00

@ Stangel

Jessica Gomm

Gommj@mpsd.school



Here is the document

Meet Our New Staff!

6th Grade Transition Day Pics!

6th Graders started their year on Monday, August 29th! Here are a few pictures from that day!

News to Share

PACK Code of Conduct

Our goal is for all students to know and show the PACK Way each day at Washington. We will be learning about the PACK Way when school starts and review it often with the students.


District Code of Conduct

This is the MPSD Code of Conduct created and approved by the school board in collaboration with other stakeholders.


Reporting an Illness

Please review the MPSD information about reporting illness by clicking on the link above. If your student is sick, please call the attendance line (920) 663-9713. You can call the number at any time and leave a message. You need to call within 24 hours of the absence for it to be excused due to illness.

House Team Updates - Coming Soon!