WYWLA WEEKLY UPDATE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

FALL BREAK

WYWLA will be closed for Fall Break on Friday, October 8th and Monday, October 11th. Students will return on Tuesday, October 12th.

Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment

In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. Our district is using the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2) research-based screening tool. We believe this will help all of our students thrive academically by identifying students who may benefit from additional social and emotional supports and interventions, much like some students benefit from additional academic supports and interventions.


This will not require you or your child to do anything. Your child’s third period teacher will complete a questionnaire about your child’s actions and emotions displayed in class during a one-week time span.


Examples of some of the questions include:

  • During the past week, this student shared what they were thinking about.

  • During the past week, this student had trouble paying attention.

  • During the past week, this student followed directions.

  • During the past week, this student acted sad or withdrawn.


For each question, the teacher will answer “never,” “rarely,” “sometimes,” “often,” or “very often.”


This information helps us to understand the needs of all our students and how we can best serve and support them. This will also provide us with data to help determine school-wide programs, interventions, and training needs for staff.


If you would like more information about the universal screener, please visit our website at www.wcpss.net/universalscreener. You can also email or call our team lead/school counselor, Dr. Kisha Bryant at hbryant@wcpss.net or (919)508-9088 ext. 27130.


If you do not want your child screened, please complete the attached Opt-Out Form and return it to your child’s school by October 21, 2021. If you want your child included in the universal screening, no further action is required.

DINING UPDATES

We will allow students to select new tables and/or seats in the dining hall at the beginning of 2nd quarter. Students will make new selections on Wednesday, October 13th. We will document the new seating assignments on a seating chart for contact tracing purposed. Students will remain in the new seats through the end of the semester.


We will also expand outside eating options for students. We will increase the number of students who can eat outside. Starting Monday, October 18th we will follow the schedule below:


Tuesdays--6th & 7th Grades

Thursdays--7th & 8th Grades

Fridays--6th & 8th Grades

THANK YOU!!


Thank you to our families, friends and the community for helping us reach (and exceed!) this year's goal for the Owl-a-thon!


The site is still available for donations until Friday night for those who want to contribute. All donations will be used to directly support students, staff, and enrich the school community.


To donate:


https://app.memberhub.gives/2b3b7d


Or text Owls to (919) 626-3277

SPIRIT WEEK-Oct 12 - 15

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?

  • Tuesday, October 12: PJ Day
  • Wednesday, October 13: College Day
  • Thursday, October 14: Dress your Best Day
  • Friday, October 15: Day of the Girl

DAY OF THE GIRL--FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

We are excited to celebrate Day of the Girl on Friday, October 15th.This will be an all day event. We are finalizing the schedule for the day. Below is a tentative schedule:
    • 7:35 - 8:00, MS reports to 3rd Period, HS reports to 1st Period

    • 8:00 - 9:25, Kick Off Documentary

    • 9:30 - 10:20, Power Session 1

    • 10:20 - 11:20, Lunch & GLC

    • 11:30 -12:20, Power Session 2

    • 12:30 - 2:10, Talent Showcase (Outdoors)


Day of the Girl t-shirts will be delivered to students by Wednesday, October 13th.

NEWS FROM THE PTSA

Hello WYWLA Families!


A few reminders...Reflections entries are due on MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH. Let's see your beautiful works of art with the theme of, 'I Will Change the World By...'


Our annual Owl-a-thon ends on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. Thank you to all who have donated so far, wither with financial contribution or helping us spread the word! We are truly appreciative of your generosity.


Don't forget, PTSA memberships do need to be renewed each year. Your membership goes a long way to help fund programs and events. If you haven't joined, links are below. Your dues go to directly toward funding our events and programs, and your membership assures that all have a voice in the direction of our group.


Have a great weekend!

Lynette


IMPORTANT PTSA INFO


To Join: https://wywlaptsa.memberhub.com/store (scroll to the bottom to choose a joining option.)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WYWLA_PTSA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WakeGirlsLeadPTSA


NEXT PTSA MEETING

PTSA meetings will be online for the foreseeable future. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, at 5:00PM, and the link to join is below:


Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/idt-zdum-wot

REFLECTIONS--LAST CHANCE!!!

Reflections is a national PTA program that provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts. This year's theme is I Will Change the World By


WYWLA OWLS are invited to submit their original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Additional contest details and entry forms are available in the MS and HS offices and in the media center.


Submissions can be placed in bins located in the school offices and are due ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH. School winners advance to the county competition (and from there the process continues at the state and national levels).


For questions/concerns, feel free to contact the WYWLA Reflections Chair at cari.boram@gmail.com.

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WEEKLY STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please visit our website to view the Weekly Student Announcements. www.wcpss.net/wywla

Look for the announcements under WYWLA School News.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 7: End of Quarter

October 8 – 11: WYWLA Fall Break

October 8: Teacher Workday

October 11: Teacher Workday

October 12 - 15: Spirit Week

October 13: PSAT (9 - 11th Grade)

October 15: Spirit Wear Day

October 15: Day of the Girl Celebration, 12:30

October 15 – December 14: Early College Application Window

October 14 - 24: NC State Fair

October 15: Report Cards Distributed

October 16: Early College Mini Fair, 9:00 – 11:00pm

October 19: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

October 20: Fall Picture Retakes

October 20: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 21: Progress Reports Distributed

October 22: Academic Celebration

October 23: ACT

October 27: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 27: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM

November 2: Teacher Workday (District)

November 3: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 4: Progress Reports Distributed
November 6: WCPSS Magnet, Early College & Fair
November 6: SAT
November 9
: Magnet Open House for Prospective Students, 6:00PM
November 11: Holiday—Veteran’s Day
November 12: Spirit Wear Day
November 12: JA in a Day
November 15: SIP Meeting, 2:30PM
November 16: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

November 17: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM
November 17: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 18: Progress Reports Distributed
November 18: PreACT (10th Graders)
November 18: Junior Civitan Inductions, 6:00PM
November 19: SAU Reading Day (No college classes)
November 20, 22 - 24: SAU Final Exams
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break

EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED?

Absences in PowerSchool are recorded each period by the classroom teacher. The default is unexcused when the absence is entered. Our data manager, will changed the absence code once she receives the proper documentation. Please review page 16 in the Student Agenda for information about excused absences. You may also review information posted here. Please email bsumner@wcpss.net, if your daughter's absence code has not been changed within a week of her return.

NOT FEELING WELL?

https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48740


Students are reminded to stay home when they are sick. All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you are:

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated
  • Instructed to quarantine
  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness
    • 100.4° fever or higher
    • Sore throat
    • New cough
    • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea or vomiting
    • New severe headache


When students can return to school?

Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above may return to school after they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever-reducing medicine.


View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.