Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

Wolf Creek Elementary is transforming students into globally minded, accountable, lifelong learners and champions who display strong positive leadership skills.

From The Principal's Desk September 13, 2020

Greetings!


Happy Sunday! Thanks for your continued patience and support during this time. We had a great week!


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We will be heading into our 2nd week of Re-opening Phase . We were happy to see the smiling WOLVES as they entered the building last week. Our PK - 2nd grade students did an awesome job!



Important Facts:


1. PK - 2nd grade students will still report on September 8th this week by the alphabet of their last names. Students must report only on the identified days. Reporting days can not be altered. These days are linked to the bus routes. We do understand that some siblings have different last names and the reporting schedule will be the same for those identified students.

Monday – A through E

Tuesday – F through K

Thursday – L through P

Friday – Q through Z


2. Pk - 2nd grade students will report in one of two identified time slots for 90 minutes.


Group 1: 7:40 AM-9:10 AM

Group 2: 10:40 AM-12:10 PM


3. Special Education student schedules may differ slightly. Special Education teachers have notified parents of these schedules.


4. PreK-2 students will be identified to attend one of the 2 F2F sessions 1 day per week for 90 minutes.


5. F2F sessions will be offered four days a week – No Wednesdays Wednesdays will follow the current schedule in place for students.


6. PreK-2 students from the same household will attend the same day and session.


7. F2F group sizes will be limited to no more than four (4) students.


8. Transportation will be provided by FCS bus or by parent drop off/pick up.


9. Bus transportation schedules will be published on 8/31/2020.


10. Face coverings will be required of employees and students. Some low incidence special needs students will be unable to wear masks for the duration and accommodations will be made.


11. Snacks will be provided.


12. This is an optional reporting day for students.


13. Parents are asked to adhere to assigned times for reporting. Timely drop off and pick up is essential so that teachers can manage the instructional schedule.


14. Learning packets are available for pick up and electronically.


15. Schedules for students in grades 3-5 will remain the same right now.


16. Please see the WCES Prevention Strategies chart. This outlines our health and safety strategies in place as staff and students return to Face To Face. It is posted as a separate document. It will be available on Class Dojo, the school website and as an attachment in this posting.


PHASE 1: Grades 3-12



Instruction and Support

•This F2F time is to provide tutoring, mentoring, social and emotional follow up, or other services/programs.



Timing

•Students may schedule one-on-one time with the teacher or other staff member as needed.


•One-on-one meetings with the teacher or other staff members such as counselors can be held during asynchronous instructional time, during office hours, planning periods or other times during the master schedule.



Transportation

•No transportation will be provided.



Other


  • This acclimation time is offered to ALL students but is optional for families.
  • Schools and teachers will manage days and meeting times.


Schedules

Grade level specific schedules will be provided by the teacher.



All teachers will continue to follow the instruction provided in the Learning Packets. As teachers adjust instruction, they will notify parents. All of our teachers will also provide online live instruction daily. They will provide a balanced approach of synchronous (live online with teacher) and asynchronous (self-paced learning by student) instruction.



Social Skills

https://www.fultonschools.org/cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/domain/248/remote%20learning/august%2031-sept%204/Social%20Skills%20One%20Pager.pdf



District Special Education information can be found here:

https://www.fultonschools.org/SEC


Coming Soon September 21st! Phase 3 of the reopening plan begins. Students will return to school following the same schedule with the assigned days. However, students will attend in groups with a maximum of 9 students for a full day for each teacher. This Face to Face Phase is still optional for parents at this time. Staff members will reach out to parents this week to confirm participation. Soon you will also receive a district survey asking for your commitment to URL or Face to Face for the remainder of the semester. As we are moving through the various phases and will begin to make plans for the October 14th full Face To Face return.


The district dates for the phases are:

September 21st Phase 3

October 5th Phase 4

October 13th Full Face To Face


See the Reopening Matrix included this newsletter.


Each assigned day will be held from 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM. We will run a full day schedule for the students assigned on the specific day. Students at home will receive instruction virtually as they have been previously. Students will be provided breakfast and lunch each day. Please make sure you have completed the necessary lunch application. We are a full pay school. Unless students have been approved for free or reduced lunch, fees will apply. Bus transportation will be posted on September 14th. We will forward all necessary information.


***Mark your calendars:


WCES Annual Title 1 Meeting Virtual and Curriculum Day will be held on September 29th at 4:00 PM . The meeting and Curriculum Day will be held via TEAMS. More information is forthcoming.



IMPORTANT It is important that each parent register for your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. Please register as soon as possible. This will be important for access to daily lessons with teachers via your child's Classlink account. All students have a Classlink account and it is a one stop shop for all instructional sessions. Students previously enrolled have access now, this did not change. New students will be provided steps to log on by their teachers during Open House.


Are you registered for your Parent Portal Account? If not, please register. Everything you need as a parent is in the parent portal account. You are able to monitor your student's grades throughout the school year, review your child's schedule, pull report cards, update your contact information, register other students within your household, and so much more! Please click the link provided to register.


https://campus.fultonschools.org/campus/portal/parents/fulton.jsp


*Please note, if you DO NOT have an email address on file, you will be unable to register via the provided link. Please call the school and ask for our Data Clerk, Ms. Lyles.


***Managing COVID-19 creates a constantly changing environment for our school district, and our school leaders and teachers are working diligently to adjust with those changes. Check out the new Fulton County information page where the district has gathered resources to help make the start of school successful for our students and their families. If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please contact your school. Please check back for updates and changes.

https://www.fultonschools.org/backtoschool


https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/20960


Included in this correspondence are very important Learning Opportunities for parents. Please see the self-paced learning flyer for parents. These include helpful links for parents to learn more about our various tools and platforms that students and parents will be utilizing during URL. on system.


Stay tuned for more updates as we move through the next several weeks.


A few important links:


School Nutrition

https://www.fultonschools.org/cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/ModuleInstance/23543/School%20Nutrition%20Open%20House%20Flyer.pdf


https://www.fultonschools.org/foodstop


Remember to complete the Free and Reduced lunch application.


http://www.fulton.schoollunchapp.com/


Thanks so much, in advance, for your support. We will get through this together and be stronger because of it! We will continue to “Build Pathways To Success” for our Wolf PACK.


***Please be reminded to check Class Dojo and the school website regularly for school information and updates.



Stay safe, wear your mask and stay inside if you can.


Thanks for all you do! Let's Go Wolves!


In Partnership,


Principal Glass

WCES school website: https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes

2019-2020 Yearbooks Have Arrived

Our 2019-2020 yearbooks are finally back!


We also have a limited quantity of yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you may do so through our OSP system. Don't forget to RSVP after completing your purchase: https://osp.osmsinc.com/FultonGA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=EN566

If you have any questions, please send me an email: benningsk@fultonschools.org
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2020-2021 FCS Code of Discipline Handbook

  • Fulton County Schools is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format. Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form by using the provided link below. All parents and student (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, you or your student can pick one up in your school's front office.


https://www.fultonschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=25280&dataid=25213&FileName=2019-20%20FCS%20Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf


Click here to sign Acknowledgement of receipt:

https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct


More information can be found here:

https://www.fultonschools.org/codeofconduct

Virtual, Virtual, in the air! Virtual, Virtual, everywhere! For Parents and Guardians


Parents,


Please find attached an infographic designed to aid you through these virtual times! To access the quick guides to the various platforms which are heavily utilized at WCES, please type the bit.ly code directly into the browser. Once the guide is accessed you are just clicks away to familiarize yourselves with the platforms. More thorough workshops are forth coming via our Parent University Component. Hope this information is useful.


You can also find additional information here:

https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/19643



Wolf Creek ES Virtual/Self-Paced PD for Parents


TEAMS

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office-quick-starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e


Class Dojo

https://static.classdojo.com/docs/TeacherResources/Teachers_GettingStarted/GettingStarted-English.pdf


Infinite Campus

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/barnwell/Documents/2019-2020%20Docs/Parent%20Portal%20Booklet%20for%20Infinite%20Campus.pdf#search=infinite%20campus%20quick


OneNote

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office-quick-starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e


Seesaw

https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us/categories/200277515-Get-Started

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Wolf Creek Elementary School

Check out our school website for our school calendar and school updates.


Dionne C, Glass, Principal

glassdc@fultonschools.org


A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal

CantyA@fultonschools.org