Stilwell Monday Message

Weekly Student and Family Communication

Monday - 9/28/2020

Good Morning Stilwell students and families,


The month of October brings our fall conferences. Please click here for more information regarding our learning and process on Wednesday, October 14th and Thursday, October 15th. We will be sending more information later this week related to how to sign-up.


We have started to notice students being dropped off on Vine Street before school. Please do not stop and drop your student off on Vine Street. This is unsafe as it backs traffic up and cars begin to pass each other unsafely. Please pull into the Stilwell parking lot in order to drop off your student.




Erica Whittle - Principal

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Parking Lot Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot and on Vine St.

Highlighting Learning - Where I am From Poems

7th-grade Humanities students just finished creating Where I am From poems. These poems gave students the opportunity to learn how to explore and write about their own life experiences as seen through the seven lenses of culture and share learn and discuss classmates' backgrounds in order to establish a classroom culture that promotes awareness and empathy.


This learning helped our students show progress in the following English Language Arts standards.


  • I can effectively engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.



CHECK OUT THE POEMS HERE

Building Opening and Closing Hours

Each morning the building will open to students at 7:20 am. Students riding their bikes, walk or receiving rides should be using the west entrance that faces Grand Avenue. Students riding the bus will use the south entrance that faces Vine Street. We ask that students continue to social distance during this time.


Each afternoon the building will close to students 10 minutes after the last bell. This would be 2:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and would be 2:00 on Wednesdays. We are asking that all students have left the Stilwell campus 20 minutes after the last bell.

After The Bell

After the bell is an additional opportunity at the end of the day to get support with learning from a certified teacher. It will start on Tuesday, September 8th in the Stilwell cafeteria. Students will receive an additional snack using social distancing and are welcome to stay until 4:00 pm. After the bell will run each week Monday-Thursday. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Bissinger at bissingerp@wdmcs.org.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.
Managing Your Parent Account in Canvas

Canvas

All students will continue using Canvas similarly to last year. Please visit the following links for additional information in order to pair families with their student's canvas accounts.


Virtual - Stilwell PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 12-1pm

This is an online event.