The Wildcat Weekly
What's happening at #woodmontmiddlecool
May 8th Edition
Greetings, Wildcat Families!
The Countdown is ON! The busy month of May is upon us, and state testing is only one week away! Please help rally our students to do their very best on these tests! We want to continue to show our community, district, and state that OUR STUDENTS are still #woodmontrising!!! We will hold test rallies during Electives on Friday to discuss some fun incentives and get students PUMPED to SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW!!! Please make sure your child gets good rest, eats a nutritious breakfast, and is in a positive head space on our testing days (see schedule below).
Tuesday, May 9th Chromebook inventory will begin, and CBs will be kept at school. You will be contacted if there are fees/fines for lost or damaged items.
Tuesday, May 9th Baseball & Softball Awards, 7 PM
Wednesday, May 10th PTA/SIC Meeting, 9 AM
Wednesday, May 10th Deadline to register for Summer School
Friday, May 12th Testing Rallies & Last Day to Return Library Books
SAVE the DATES:
SC READY & PASS TESTING DATES
5/16 SC Ready ELA Day 1
5/17 SC Ready ELA Day 2
5/23 SC Ready Math
5/24 Algebra I EOC & SC PASS Science (6th grade only)
TESTING MAKEUPS WILL BE HELD DURING GRADE LEVEL FIELD DAYS!
5/25 7th Grade Field Day
5/26 6th Grade Field Day & Yearbook Signing Events
5/29 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOLS
5/30 Awards Days (All grades during Electives) & 8th Grade Dance
5/31 8th Grade Field Day & Cookout
6/1 Half Day
6/2 Half Day; LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
We are here for you! Do not hesitate to contact us if there are additional ways we can support your child and family. We are STRONG when we are #woodmonttogether!
Summer School Registration Deadline is WEDNESDAY!
Summer school is REQUIRED for students who fail math and/or ELA for the year. Letters were sent home with progress reports notifying parents to register. The deadline for registration is THIS WEDNESDAY! Mandated students who do not attend will be placed on academic probation for the 2023-24 school year, rostered into support classes, and ineligibe for Fall sports.
We are happy to announce that we have limited available space for summer programming for families whose children are not required to attend, but would like to attend for extra help and enrichment.
ALL PARENTS should use THIS LINK to register your child for summer school by Wednesday, May 10th.
Medication Pick Up
All students with medication or medical equipment kept in health room must have a parent to come pick up medication and supplies by the last day of school. Any medications left behind once school has ended will have to be destroyed. Please contact Nurse Gilliam at 355-8507 for any questions or concerns regarding medication and/or supply pick up.
Class of 2023 Clapout!
WMS is happy to announce that we will be recognizing any 2023 High School Graduates who attended Woodmont Middle at our 2nd Annual Clapout, which will be held on Friday, 5/26 at 1:45pm. Students who plan on attending are asked to email Mrs. Campbell (f.k.a. Ms. Mosher) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cap & Gown are optional. Students should report to the front office with their student ID at 1:30pm to check-in. We can't wait to celebrate the Class of 2023!!!
Tdap for Rising 7th Graders
Parents, please begin making arrangements to ensure your child has had the Tdap vaccine before the start of next school year! Seventh grade students who have not had the vaccine will not be allowed to start school in August. We want to see all of our students on the first day! Please don't wait until the last minute, as appointments are sometimes difficult to get over the summer. See below for additional information and let us know if we can help you in any way.
South Carolina law requires that all students entering the seventh grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. Tdap vaccine protects children from three serious diseases: tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (often called whooping cough). State law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2013-14 school year.
If your child has already had the vaccine, you must provide the school with proof that they have had it. If your child has not received the vaccine, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for your child to be given the vaccine. The Tdap vaccination is given by health care providers, many pharmacies, and the Greenville County Health Department. Once your child has received the vaccine, please remember that you must provide proof to the school nurse.
Students entering the seventh grade, who have not received the Tdap vaccine by the beginning of next school year (August 2022), will not be allowed to attend school until they have received the vaccine and provided proof to the school nurse.
For More Information:
Contact the school nurse at your child’s school or call 864-355-3100
Se Requiere la Vacuna de T-dap (Tos Ferina) para estudiantes entrando al séptimo grado
La ley de Carolina del Sur requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado reciban una (1) dosis de la vacuna Tdap. La vacuna Tdap protege a los niños de tres enfermedades graves: tétanos, difteria y tos ferina. Esta ley estatal que ordena que la vacunación de Tdap sea obligatoria se hizo efectiva durante el año escolar 2013-14.
Si su hijo/a ya ha recibido la vacuna, debe traer a la escuela una prueba de que la ha recibido. Si su hijo/a no ha recibido la vacuna, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica lo antes posible para programar una cita para que su hijo/a reciba la vacuna. La vacuna Tdap es administrada por proveedores de atención médica, muchas farmacias y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Greenville. Una vez que su hijo/a haya recibido la vacuna, recuerde que debe proporcionar una prueba a la enfermera de la escuela.
Estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado, que no han recibido la vacuna Tdap al partir del próximo año escolar (agosto de 2022), no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela hasta que hayan recibido la vacuna y proporcionado pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela.
Para Más Información:
Comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela de su hijo/a o llame al 864-355-3100.
As a reminder, ID sets are always available for sale in the media center for $7, or broken down as follows:
Photo ID - $5
Grade Level Lanyard = $1
House Color ID Cover = $1
Please send a check or exact change with your child.
Dress Code Reminders
Please be sure you've reviewed our student dress code with your child. We want all our students to be able to remain in class once they arrive to school! In the past, we have provided tape to cover up holes in pants that are above the knee. This year we would like to ask your help in making sure this is taken care of before students arrive to school.
CELL PHONES OUT OF SIGHT!!!
Parents, we need your help. Please talk with your child about responsible and ethical use of technology. It is a school rule that cellular devices and wireless earbuds remain out of sight (preferably stored in bookbags) while in the school building. It is our hope that students are able to adhere to this rule and keep the privilege of carrying these devices on their person throughout the day.
Please note, parents of students who violate this policy will be contacted by a teacher and/or administrator and assigned a locker and combination on their grade level hallway. Students will be required to lock up their cell phone upon arrival and retrieve it at dismissal. The requirement to keep the cell phone locked in the assigned locker will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. Again, this consequence will only happen if students are unable to abide by our request to keep phones and earbuds stored out of sight throughout the day.
Our school phone lines are always available for two-way communication between students and parents. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Please contact administration if you have any questions.
Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off students before that time, as no supervision is available. In order to keep a long line from forming, please PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading your child.
Breakfast is provided FREE OF CHARGE to all students. Breakfast for car riders closes at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast for bus riders extends until the last bus arrives. All students should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to be counted present and on time for the day.
Parents, I know mornings are a busy time for us all, and many of you head to work after dropping off your child. However, please note that parents are not allowed to "skip the line" in morning drop-off. This creates a safety hazard for your child!
We have a SINGLE LINE drop-off. Once our doors open at 7:30, we do our best to quickly clear the line by having parents PULL ALL THE WAY DOWN before unloading their child. It does take a few minutes when there is heavy traffic.
If you need to ensure drop-off right at 7:30, please arrive by 7:15 so you can be at/toward the front of the line.
Afternoon Dismissal: Parents who pick up their child each day, please observe the following procedures:
- Form double lines while waiting for dismissal.
- Display your dismissal number so we get your child into the queue.
- The use of cell phones while the line is moving is prohibited.
- MERGE at the cones, taking turns from each line (one from right, one from left, etc.). Be courteous.
- PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD before stopping and loading your child.
- Stress to your child to report to the carline as soon as their name is displayed and WATCH for their car. Pickups requiring extra time due to student delays will be asked to circle back through the carline.
Backpack Blessings is a program that the Columbia Baptist Church organizes and provides to our Woodmont Middle School students. We are so thankful for their generosity! If your student is in need of school supplies, boxed lunch/dinners, hygiene products, or clothing, please fill out the Google Form Survey below. If you have specific needs or questions about this program, you may contact the 6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Genova.