#WE Rise

Links to Learning for Week of January 25-29, 2021

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Welcome Back to School!

We are excited to return to the school building on 1/25 and have students back in person. Our entire facility and buses have undergone deep cleaning and are ready for us to return.

This week, we begin additional mid-year assessments called check ins with third, fourth, and fifth grade students. These assessments help us measure student progress, and it is important that all students in these grades complete the assessment. Your teacher will share more information about your child’s schedule.

We will send report cards home on Wednesday, January 27 with all students. Also on morning news at the end of the week, we will recognize Terrific Kids for the second quarter.

Our carline will begin at 7:30, and buses will run their usual routes. Please make sure that your child charges their Chromebook and brings it to school each day in its case.

As we return to school, we want to remind you that all students must be wearing masks and have their signed attestation forms out for getting on the bus and arriving by car at school. There have been some changes in the attestation forms for WCS, and we will send new forms this week. The changes expand questions 2 and 3 to ask about symptoms or testing in students AND in any household members. See the form below. If someone in your household has symptoms or has been tested for Covid-19, please make sure to keep your child at home until test results are back. We know that situations can be confusing, and our school nurse is available to answer your questions about situations like this, and you can reach out to her by phone, email, or on ClassDojo.

You can find more information about your child's class by clicking on your teacher's picture below. Have a great week!

3 Ws (In the Name of Love)

Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurse Kimberly Sluder is here to help you navigate this challenging year. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us

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Click the picture of your teacher below to get your day started!

About Attendance

Parents, please note that since we have moved to Plan A, students who are participating in Plan A will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes as usual and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. If your child is officially quarantined or excluded by the health department and/or the school nurse, those absences would be excused. If your child needs to be out, we will work with you to make sure your child doesn't get behind.

For students who continue with remote learning note that in order for us to count your child in attendance off site, we must on a daily basis verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If this isn't happening, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. Thanks in advance for your help!