Wellsville Elementary Polar Bears

21-22 Weekly Update

Upcoming Dates...

4/15-4/18-No School

4/21-2nd Grade Visit to Bible Release Program if desired

4/22-All in this together, wear your WE are Family Tshirt

4/29-PTO Family Night Out

4/25-4/27-ELA PSSAs

5/3-5/4-Math PSSAs

5/5-5/6-Science PSSAs

Wellsville Mission

Intellectually Prepared... Civically Engaged... Personally Responsible


Profile of a Graduate​

8 C's = Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Contributing, Courageous, Competent, Conscientious

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Attendance Reminders

  • School begins at 9 AM, doors open at 8:45 a.m.​

  • School ends at 3:40 PM​

  • Daily attendance expected​

  • Written excuse (email, voicemail or paper copy) is due within 3 days of absence.​

  • Appointment for early dismissal?​

    Notify school office/secretary​; Check in at office​; Your student will meet you in the office


    Options to Report Absence

    By Phone​

    (717) 432-8691​

    WES extension = 5556


    By Email​

    WES – wesoffice@northernyork.org



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HAPPY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!

Dear Wellsville Families,


Thank you for your endless dedication and support of our school community! Without you, WE would not be possible! Your donations, time, and planning do not go unnoticed and are appreciated beyond measure by our staff and kiddos!


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


Love,

Your WES Family

Spring Time Weather...need coats still

Just a reminder to send kiddos with coats for the unpredictable weather this time of year. We never know what the weather will be like and having coats handy if students need them is helpful.
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Message from WES PTO

Let’s recognize the amazing teachers and staff we have at WES!

Please share what you love about your teacher and/or staff members and the PTO will post them around the school the week of May 2nd. Each note will be printed on a purple heart and hung on the walls. Please use the google form below or use the form that was sent home with your child. We would love to fill our walls! Don’t forget your favorite Aid, Bus Driver, Custodian, Lunch Person anyone that works at WES!

Each teacher or staff will be given a list of each and every message that is sent.

Thank you for helping to make teacher appreciation week special for all WES teachers and staff!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lR05l1O7NV7KXP5tWAJke57cqavAwQr46P-f6poAiLo/viewform?edit_requested=true

Spring Field Trips are being planned...

As we plan spring field trips, please understand that some locations will not honor NYCSD mask exception policy. As your child's teacher plans their field trip, you will see a form come home in addition to the permission slip. It will explain the policy of the field trip location that we must follow to attend. If you choose for your child to not participate in the field trip due to the site's policy, an alternative learning experience will be provided to your child at school that day. Please be on the lookout for permission forms as we head into the spring.

04/25: PSSA Testing Window Begins

Grades 3, 4, 5 students will participate in the Pennsylvania State System of Assessments on April 25th. Our daily schedule will be adjusted to support students in having sufficient time to complete each day's assessment. 9AM-12PM will be prioritized daily for this work.


Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 3, 4, 5 will receive information related to the PSSAs on March 28.

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Kindergarten Registration Link

On Feb 01, 2022, our District opens registration for incoming 2022 Kindergarten Students. Have a student or know a family who will need to register? Please refer to these resources.

Effective December 1, NYCSD Substitute Teacher Rate Increased to $150/day!

This rate will remain in effect for the 2021-22 school year and be revisited for the 2022-23 school year. For more information, or to be added to Northern's Sub List, please contact Vangie Unti at vunti@northernyork.org or (717) 432-8691 ext. 1128.
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Summer Opportunties

NYCSD Community Updates and Flyers

Community, Sports and Summer Opportunities can be found at this landing page for NYCSD flyers and events.

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LADY BEARS BASKETBALL SKILLS SUMMER CAMP

The annual Lady Bears Summer Skills Camp is open for registration.

This camp invites girls in rising grades GR1 through 12 to participate. This year's Kindergarten students are eligible.


  • Location: Northern Elementary and Northern High School
  • Dates: June 20- 23
  • Registration Form located below
  • Please contact Coach Clendaniel via pclendaniel@northernyork.org with any questions.

WES Positive School Wide Behavior System

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2021-2022 WEIS 4 School Fundraising

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PTO Information

Board Members

Whitney Horn and Jillian Roof, Co-Presidents

Lindsay Pietropola, Current Vice President

Brianna Smith, Elected 22-23 Vice President

Jena Inscoe, Secretary

Treasurer, Haley Book


PTO Email: ptowellsville@gmail.com

Facebook Page: @WellsvilleElementaryPTO


Meeting Dates:

November 10th,

January 12th

March 9th

May 11th

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Teacher's Favorite Things

Need any ideas for your child's teachers? Check out the favorite things list that PTO put together.

NYCSD Updated Health and Safety Plan

Click here to review the updates to the Northern York County SD's health and safety plan.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES

The NYCSD Health and Safety Plan updates can be accessed in the orange button above. Additional shifts include:
  • Classroom carpet areas will be used for instruction and collaboration.
  • Desks arrangements may be shifted for group work.
  • Water fountains will be accessible.
  • Masks no longer required for close contacts in school.
  • Contact tracing no longer required.


Note: food and snacks from home are still not permitted.

Mask Mandate on Transportation-lifted

Effective immediately for the Northern York County School District, students and staff are no longer required to wear masks on school buses or vans. This change is aligned with new guidance from the CDC. Individuals may still choose to wear a mask at any time, based on personal preference. We will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and update our pandemic response as needed. Thank you for your support and understanding throughout the pandemic.

Masking Order Lifted

Message Sent Friday, December 10:
The PA Supreme Court issued an Order today regarding the masking mandate. The Order (1) affirms the decision of the Commonwealth Court which held that the Acting Secretary’s statewide masking order was void and (2) vacates the automatic stay that the Supreme Court imposed.

The effect of the Order is that, effective immediately, the statewide masking order of the Acting Secretary is no longer in effect, and the mask issue reverts back to the Health and Safety Plan that was last approved by the Board. We do not know what action the Governor will take as a result of this decision. He may do nothing, he may invoke his emergency powers for 21 days, or he may proceed to adopt a masking order through the regulatory process.

In the meantime, as of this moment, unless the Governor takes further action, we anticipate the mask-optional Health and Safety Plan is in effect in our schools on Monday. Students, staff, and visitors may wear masks but are not required to do so. We will provide more details as we learn them.
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Bus Safety Reminders

BUS SAFETY

  • Students were reminded of bus expectations including:
  • Back and bottom on seat
  • Facing forward (body out of aisle)
  • Body next to window if seated alone
  • Quiet (inside) voice with seat mate
  • Hands and feet to self
  • Stay seated until vehicle comes to a complete stop
  • No seat changes
  • No eating, drinking or toys on the bus
  • Listen to driver


The Transportation Handbook additionally outlines student expectations and the steps we take to support a safe environment on the bus.

Polar Cares Support


Polar Cares is a clothing closet to be used by NYCSD families. Polar Cares is organized and kept up by the Kiwanis Club of Dillsburg and members of the NYCSD staff. There is clothing and shoes for infants through adults, along with underwear and socks in the closet. We also have a toiletries closet and cleaning supplies as well.


There are 3 ways families can visit the Polar Cares Closet.


  1. Make an appointment through the polar cares email (donatepolarcares@gmail.com)
  2. The School counselors can take families through (Mrs. Martire @ WES)
  3. Monthly Polar Cares events that will begin in October

Birthday Treats

Birthdays are a special time, and our classroom teachers recognize them to celebrate our WES kiddos. Unfortunately, we are not accepting food treats for birthdays due to the current times. If you desire to send a treat for your child's class for their birthday, you can send a tangible item. A tangible item is not necessary; however, it is an alternative to a birthday food treat. Some ideas are:

Pencils

Erasers

Crayons

Stickers

Quick Links to Help Support Your Needs

1. Wish to see your child's report card and other important documents? Create and sign into the Sapphire Parent Community Portal Account. This is different than the account used for registration.


2. Wish for your child to have access to his/her school device? Verify the required NYCSD forms after creating or signing into your account.


3. Wish to assist our teachers and students as a volunteer this year? Fill out the volunteer form and complete the required clearances.


4. Wish to stay connected with WES? Follow us @WESpolarbears on Twitter! Make sure to sign up for SeeSaw to see what your child is doing in their classes. Also, make sure your sapphire information is up to date so you can get school notifications and our weekly newsletter.

Support Your Polar Bear Reader at Home

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Recommendations from Mrs. Burgett, Reading Specialist and WES Lead Teacher

Wellsville Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Celebrate Kindness

Below you will find a link to a kindness calendar to celebrate and bring kindness to each day. Feel free to utilize the resource to celebrate kindness and practice it as a family each day!
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