Whitney Wolverines Community News

August 17th, 2020

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First Day of Virtual School is August 17th

Dear Parents,


Teachers have been working very, very hard this week learning how to be an online teacher. The first week of school will be focused on making sure everyone can connect, building relationships with students and teaching students the routine of learning virtually. THANK YOU for your patience and grace as teachers are learning along with students. They are going to give it their best and will GREATLY appreciate your patience and understanding.


We will have tech support available next week 8:00-3:15 in the gym. You will enter by the side door of the gym off Nez Perce. Please wear a mask and social distance as you wait for your turn.


We are excited to meet your children virtually and are hopeful in person will begin in the near future!!


Please don't hesitate to call if you have questions! 208-854-6580


Sincerely,

Jolene

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner is available for curbside pick-up it is FREE but you must pre-order

If you plan on picking up lunch 11:00-12:00 or dinner 5:00-6:00 you MUST pre-order. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ORDER.


This is available for all Boise School District students currently enrolled on Boise Online School OR while we are Virtual.

Whitney Community School Pantry is Now Open!


During these hard times, if you find yourself in the need of support services such as food, clothing, school supplies, community referrals, and computer access for housing/job opportunities please contact me, Susan Dennis, to set up an appointment.


Susan.dennis@boiseschools.org or 208-900-7106


We are all in this together.

The Start of the 2020-21 School Year What Parents Can Expect From Their Teacher

All teachers will foster personal relationships with each student. Teachers will use a blend of different communication methods in connecting with students, including:


  • Personalized responses to student discussion boards
  • Large and small group Google Meets with students
  • Personalized emails


Teachers will create classroom expectations for their students and establish a regular routine and schedule for when students will be expected to log-in to the course and how teachers will be supporting students. For secondary students, connecting online with each teacher will normally occur once per day, per each class. Elementary students will meet online with their teacher two to three times per day (mix of whole group and small group). Both secondary and elementary teachers will be expected to provide small group student instruction as needed.


All teachers will provide timely and meaningful feedback on student work using clear, concise and understandable language. Teachers will monitor assignment submissions and communication with students to remind students of missed and/or upcoming deadlines. Teachers will provide parent/guardian access to their student’s google classroom/seesaw progress via email notifications.


All teachers will record all instructional Google Meets and save them so that those students who are unable to meet during the designated time will be able to view the instruction. Flexibility will be provided for all students as they are not always going to be available during the assigned time to participate in the class.


Teachers will take daily attendance for their classes in Infinite Campus. We will be flexible if a student is unable to “participate” during the allotted time. Students will be marked present if they are progressing through their coursework anytime during anytime during the day. Follow normal school’s absence reporting procedures.


Teachers will be mindful of a student's emotional needs and will reach out to parents if additional support may be needed or requested by the parents.

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Boise Pre-K Project at Whitney


We are looking for three and four year-olds to join our classes!


What will children do at preschool?

play, sing, listen to stories, create art, learn ABCs and 123s, work on literacy skills, make friends


Is your child ready for preschool?

  • Child must have reached age 3 by September 1, 2020.

  • Child must be independent in the bathroom.

  • Child must attend at least 90% of the time.

  • The family must provide transportation to and from school.

  • If you live outside the Hawthorne or Whitney attendance area boundaries, you will need to demonstrate financial need. (Qualifying for free or reduced lunch.)


Preschool Information:

  • There is no cost for this program.

  • We offer an AM class (8:40 - 11:30) and a PM class (12:30 - 3:15), similar to kindergarten. Classes will begin online.

  • Our classes meet 5 days a week, and we follow the Boise School District calendar.

  • If you are interested in our preschool program please fill out the interest form and turn it into the office.


For more information contact Shelia Dengler-Shaw at shelia.denglershaw@boiseschools.org or 208-854-6580.