"The Word" at Wallace Gregg

Week of August 22, 2021

Important Dates

September 1, 2021

Quarter 1 Interim Reports Issued

September 3, 2021

Spirit Day - All staff and students are encouraged to wear blue, grey, white and yellow

WGE - Instructional Procedures for Quarantine Students - Google Slides

Student Work is a Focus at Wallace Gregg Elementary

More Student Work...The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Ms. Hopkins' First Grade Class Writes the Beginning, Middle and End

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Wallace Gregg Elementary is Taking Steps to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19

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Chartwells Brings Snacks to Wallace Gregg Elementary

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Student Sign-Out

In order to ensure students have access to instruction in all subjects and to ensure a smooth dismissal, the latest time students can be signed out is 1:30 pm. If there is an appointment or emergency, please contact the school or your child's teacher that morning or the day before.

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School Dismissal Manager

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, Wallace Gregg will began using School Dismissal Manager again for dismissal. The administration and faculty and staff thank you for your patience through the dismissal process as we continue to make modifications to ensure a safe and efficient dismissal process for all students. Fast lane will be for parents that have checked in on the School Dismissal Manager app. It is the right lane (lane closest to the building). All parents that do not use the app to check in will use the left lane (lane closest to the parked cars). On August 5th, parents should have received an email from School Dismissal Manager regarding log in information. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Ms. Reed at 843-664-8481 or email sreed@fsd1.org. Below is the letter all parents should have received from School Dismissal Manager.

Wallace Gregg Elementary

Dear Parent,

Welcome to School Dismissal Manager! Using School Dismissal Manager with your desktop or smartphone browser, you can quickly and easily update instructions when your child's dismissal needs to be changed. School Dismissal Manager notifies the school of your updates so that, effective today, it is no longer necessary for you to phone the school, send notes, or send an email to inform the school of dismissal changes.

The easy-to-use mobile and desktop interface will allow you to make these changes in advance or for the current day. You can also report absences, early dismissals, and even schedule recurring dismissal instructions. Free apps are also available for Android and iPhone users.

We have already assigned your child a ''default'' dismissal which is their routine dismissal and is based on the information we currently have. Examples include: Bus #, or Car Rider.

Once you login, please check your child's default transportation and make sure it is listed correctly. If not, from the desktop interface, select the green Set/View Default button or from the app, select Default Dismissals from the menu dropdown to set your child's appropriate default dismissal.

When creating an exception for the current day, please note that the cut-off time is 1:30pm on regular days and 10:30am on early release days.

Here are a few Fast Facts that you will need to know for getting started:

  1. The Apps are no longer available in the App Stores. New/Incoming parents will need to add the SDM App to a smartphone, tablet, or web browser via the link included in this sentence. The app is compatible with Android and Apple devices. IMPORTANT: Returning parents need to UNINSTALL last year’s App before installing the new App.
  2. New parents have been issued a username and temporary password at the top of this email. Returning parents can use their existing parent login credentials. Please use these to login to SDM at www.schooldismissalmanager.com.
  3. The Parent Login area is found at the top right of the SDM homepage.
  4. When you login for the first time, you will be required to change your password.
  5. Please refer to the Parent Guide for Creating Exceptions for details on how to use the system.
  6. As you begin to use School Dismissal Manager, if you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link found in the Parent login area at the top of the SDM homepage. Here, you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question remains unanswered after checking here, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you further.
  7. When you start to receive the email notifications of changes or cancellations that are made for your child, please keep in mind that hitting Reply or Reply All on those emails does not reply to the school. If you need to respond to a notification (i.e., to inform the school it is incorrect, provide additional details, etc.) please call the school directly and talk with someone in the office.
  8. Do not use the Recurring Dismissal feature to put in your child's ''default'' dismissal.
  9. Each school day, School Dismissal Manager will send a dismissal report to the school immediately after 1:30pm, allowing staff to facilitate a smooth dismissal.

Thank you for using this tool to help us keep the dismissal process safe and orderly for all our students. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.


Tara King/ Principal

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What is Title I?

Title provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. If a Title I school is operating a targeted assistance program, the school provides Title I services to children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students.

This information was found at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html.

Click on the hyperlink in the title above to access the 2021-2022 WGE Title I Needs assessment for WGE. The needs assessment shares the data that was used to determine how to allocate the Title I funds for the upcoming school year. It provides the foundation for the development of the Title I plan. Thank you to the Community/Family Involvement team (Title I) and some of WGE parents that met several times at the end of the school year to review the Title I Spring Survey and data to prioritize the needs for the school. Thank you to Mr. Jackson for sticking with the process. As a result of their efforts, the Title I plan was drafted. The plan has been submitted to the district. The district will submit to the state. Once the Title I plan is approved, it will be posted for all stakeholders to review.

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