OWL Middle Update
8/23-8/27 - Phone Call Home From OWL Staff
8/27- Locker Set up (8am - 11am) *All guests must be masked regardless of vaccination status
9/1 - OWL Meet & Greet (1pm-2:15pm) *All guests must be masked regardless of vaccination status
9/8 - First Day of School
9/17 - First Program Half Day (12 pm dismissal)
We are so excited to have your son/daughter join us this upcoming school year. This summer has been busy with hiring and training our OWL Middle staff, renovating our new space at Willink Middle School, and planning engaging coursework! Your student's schedule, locker information, and transportation details can all be found in Infinite Campus. For student supply information, please visit the OWL Middle webpage (linked here) and scroll to the bottom of the main page. If you have not yet had a chance to read our Interim Superintendent Brian Neenan’s reopening newsletter (linked here), please review the following information:
“To open fully, and taking into consideration the health and safety of all students and staff, the following precautions will be in place when school begins in Webster on September 8:
Universal masking when indoors for all students and staff regardless of vaccination status. Mask breaks will be incorporated throughout the day.
Universal masking is necessary indoors to help us better avoid mass quarantining of students and staff.
Masking will be optional when outdoors.
Physical distancing of 3 feet in classrooms.
Physical distancing of 6 feet when eating.
Hand washing reminders to students and explicit hand washing instruction for our youngest students.
Hand sanitizing stations available.
Sanitizing rooms, buses, and high traffic areas regularly.
Mandatory masks on buses with windows open to increase airflow.
Limited visitors to the school, especially when school is in session.
The district is committed to providing a safe environment for your children and our staff while returning to normal as much as possible. Therefore, this year we will be:
Looking to offer academic field trips, when possible and safe
Allowing extracurricular clubs, activities, and athletics, with additional guidance coming for music and athletics
Allowing in-person open houses and back to school events
All of the above will require universal indoor masking and, whenever possible, distancing. The district will continue to review and adjust these protocols as the school year progresses. We will continue to work with our county health department to identify the metrics required to relax our layers of mitigation.”
I will continue email out a weekly newsletter as we approach our first school day to keep you abreast of any updates and additional need-to-know information. If any of your contact information has changed, please let me know via phone (585)-787-3760 or email at Christopher_Callahan@webstercsd.org. I hope your family is enjoying summer, and we cannot wait to meet your student!
OWL Middle School
OWL Locker Set Up
- Students need to be accompanied by an adult
- Please limit to 1 adult per student.
- Everyone must wear a mask while inside Willink
- Locker information can be found in the parent/student portal
- In order to help with distancing and traffic inside the building, please limit your locker setup to twenty minutes or less
- To help with cleaning protocols, we will not be decorating inside or outside of lockers. (magnetic mirrors, shelving units, etc. are fine if desired!)
OWL Middle program hours are from 8:55am - 2:55pm. In addition to district scheduled days off, OWL students are scheduled for a half-day on the dates listed below. Dismissal time for these listed dates will be 12:00 pm. To best meet your student's needs, OWL staff will use this time to progress monitor academic and behavioral interventions
Early Release Dates:
November 5 & 19
December 3 & 17
*March 4 & 25
*April 1 & 8
*May 13 & 20
* Annual Review CSE Meetings will be scheduled on these days.
Please note, students will be able to carry "String Bags" during the school day. Backpacks, large bags, purses, etc. will need to be kept in lockers
What does CARE matrix look like in the Middle OWL program for students and staff?
Attendance, Dress Code, Safety, Digital Citizenship, Electronics Use