Wolf Creek Weekly
Building Pathways To Success
From The Principal's Desk August 23, 2020
We made it! Week 1 is behind us and you did it. We know that there were a few log on glitches and some technology issues but overall, it was a great week. As administration team members visited classes throughout the week, we witnessed high engagement between students, teachers and parents. Many teachers spent time providing guidance to students on how to access their classes and assignments and helping everyone get acclimated to the online learning. Hats off to our phenomenal Super Hero staff members for their great work! We will spend this week continuing to ensure that students and acclimated to their learning environment. If any assistance is needed, please let us know.
We need to reach all parents. Last week, we reached a record high number of approximately 800 of our projected 812 students! That's a great feat during this virtual school experience! If you know of family, neighbors or friends that have not been in contact with the school and their scholar's teacher, please encourage them to get in touch with us.
Teachers have uploaded new rosters in Class Dojo and should be in consistent communication with students and parents at this time. All students should be able to access their teacher through their Classlink accounts. Please have them log on at 8:00 AM to allow a window of time for troubleshooting if needed. Teachers will record their daily lessons and have them accessible for students and parents. Please allow time for the streaming of recordings to upload. This could take a few hours. We have seen the recordings as soon as 2 hours to 24. We will monitor closely over the first few days to ensure we have a clear picture of how the recordings are posting and how you are able to access them. If you have any questions, email your child's teacher directly or message them on Class Dojo.
We will continue to use Messenger, Infinite Campus, emails, Class Dojo and the school website to get information to you. We try to duplicate messages on all communication methods to ensure that you get information.
All teachers will follow the district learning packets for weeks 1 and 2. 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.
Learning packets for week #2 are available via hard copy at the school and can be found at the links below:
Learning Packet links:
Week 2 Learning Bundles: August 24th – 28th.
Preschool Special Education
Occupational Therapy PK-5th
Physical Therapy PK-5th
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Adaptive Curriculum K-5
District Special Education information can be found here:
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.
*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.
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:
Remember to complete the Free and Reduced lunch application.
School Supply Lists
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 and stay inside if you can.
Thanks for all you do! Let's Go Wolves!
WCES school website: https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes
Back to School Assessment - iReady Diagnostic
It is time for us to take the iReady Diagnostic for Reading and Math. Only the 3rd-5th grade students will take the assessment virtually with their teacher. The diagnostic is not your traditional assessment. It begins with the student responding to questions for each domain in reading and math. The diagnostic adapts based on the student’s response on the questions. The data gives us information to place students on a personalized path.
Teachers will let parents and students know their individual testing schedule. Please review the links which will provide you with additional information for the iReady Diagnostic and how to prepare your child(ren) at home for the assessment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers.
2019-2020 Yearbooks Have Arrived
Our 2019-2020 yearbooks are finally back! We apologize for the wait.
The wait is over, our 2019-2020 yearbooks have arrived!! Yearbooks will be distributed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week. If you have already purchased a yearbook, please RSVP your pick up by clicking the following link: https://forms.gle/VvCWcjewwaty25BcA
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click here to sign Acknowledgement of receipt:
More information can be found here:
Virtual, Virtual, in the air! Virtual, Virtual, everywhere! For Parents and Guardians
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:
Wolf Creek ES Virtual/Self-Paced PD for Parents
Universal Remote Learning Instructional Schedule
Teachers will provide additional information during our August 12th Virtual Open House.
Wolf Creek Elementary School
Check out our school website for our school calendar and school updates.
Dionne C, Glass, Principal
A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal