#WE Rise

Links to Learning for Week of March 29-April 1, 2021

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Updates for the Week

Hello Wilkesboro families! We hope that you have had a great weekend and are ready for one more week before spring break. Here are some updates for the week of March 29 - April 1.

This week, our fourth and fifth grade students will take their final check ins of the year. Check ins will begin first thing, so please make sure your child arrives on time to school.

On Wednesday, we are excited to welcome author Lauren Castillo for a virtual visit through the ASU Children’s Literature Symposium. Ms. Castillo will talk about her award-winning books and tell students about what it’s like to be an author and illustrator. You can submit a question for her to answer on the form below!

Last week, we sent home information about our “WE Play to Learn” campaign to raise funds to replace our 26 year old Big Toy playground. This Thursday is our first formal turn in date, and we encourage you to make sure your child’s envelope is complete before turning it in. In particular, if your child’s donation meets donation levels, please make sure to select t-shirt size and include information about honorariums and memorials. Please note that online donors can contribute directly to benefit your child, just please make sure the donor includes your child’s name in the comments section. Remote learners can turn in donations to our office at any time. We will send home receipts for this week’s donations with envelopes on Thursday. You can also donate directly through our Fundly page. Click here for full details on our fundraising efforts. https://www.smore.com/awcey-we-play-to-learn

This week is the last call for our 25-day reading challenge. Please turn in your purple form to Mrs. St. John by Wednesday to earn your reward! Prizes will be given out on Thursday for those who meet their goals. Thank you for reading every day!

We continue to accept enrollments for next year’s kindergarten class through March 31. Please see our “Hello Kindergarten” page on our website for more details. https://www.smore.com/csa5t

Also, this week is our last call for yearbooks. The cost is $25, and you can order yours by returning the envelope to school or by ordering directly online from our website. Yearbooks will be delivered in May. https://wes.wilkescountyschools.org/apps/news/article/1348791

You can learn more about what’s happening in your child’s classroom on our weekly #WE Rise page here: https://www.smore.com/rcxbk

Finally, school will be closed from Friday, April 2 - April 11 for spring break. We will welcome everyone back on Monday, April 12. We hope that your family enjoys this time together.

Thanks for your support and encouragement from home.

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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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, your teacher will offer remote learning. If your child participates and submits work each day, the student will be marked PRESENT OFF SITE (1R). If not, the quarantine 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!