April 9, 2021
Winchester Purpose & Mission
Winchester is a Leader in Me school with a common purpose to inspire students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers who demonstrate responsibility for themselves and respect for others.
Learning together, Leading forever!
4-8-21 NPS COVID-19 Update
As you may be aware, there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID cases in our community, and across Michigan over the course of the past several weeks. Citing the increasing case rates and variant spread in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases effective immediately.
**REMINDER** INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
The Wayne County Health Department, as indicated on the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021), requires that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.
PLEASE CONTINUE COVID REPORTING TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL
It is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirement process.
The NPS Covid Response Team along with the Health Department will continue to monitor any outbreaks and all other cases. The NPS COVID-19 Dashboard lists the up-to-date COVID-19 data for Northville Public Schools, and includes a link to the more detailed, school-specific NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report.
It's Not Too Late....Order Your Yearbook Now
You can still order a Winchester Elementary Yearbook! Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress Code Update in the Student Handbook
It is recognized that appropriate student dress and grooming are the responsibility of the parent and the student.Students are expected to be appropriately dressed and practice good hygiene at all times. Any form of dress or appearance which is offensive, disruptive in appearance, and/or detrimental to the purpose and climate of the school will not be permitted.
Clothing and accessories, including but not limited to backpacks, jewelry and electronic device covers or decals may not display statements that are age-inappropriate, racial or ethnic slurs, historical symbols of oppression (i.e. confederate flag), vulgar, obscene, or suggestive images, nor may they promote items or products that students may not legally purchase or possess (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, vapes or illegal drugs.)
We ask for parents’ continued support in helping children choose clothing that will not detract from the learning environment or devalue the principle of respect. The principal will determine when attire or accessories are inappropriate for school. Students who fail to adhere to dress code policy will be asked to change their attire or remove an accessory, remain in the office, or be sent home until acceptable attire is delivered to them or parent contact is made. Multiple infractions and/or failure to comply may lead to discipline.
Likewise, any materials brought into school (pictures, toys, etc.) which are disruptive or detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will be confiscated, and may be picked up from the school office by a parent or guardian. This includes the popular items of the moment which are often disruptive to the school environment.
Kindergarten Round Up is Coming
Volunteers needed in the Morning during arrival
Do you have a few minutes to help us out each morning?
Thank you to all of our parents that have signed up to volunteer to supervise during arrival. We have several spots open for volunteers. We are in need of parents willing to assist us with the safety of our students during arrival time due to the need for supervising the social distancing, mask wearing, and general safekeeping of students as they walk to their assigned entrance doors.
Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-amarrival
Parents will need to have an updated ICHAT form (for this school year) which can be found at https://www.northvilleschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?UREC_ID=350871&type=d&pREC_ID=1614684.
Please email your completed form if you haven't already done so and copy of your driver's license to Deb Obsniuk as soon as possible.
Parents will need to wear masks and stay socially distanced from students. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
Thank you so much for considering to volunteer as we close out this unique school year! Once you sign up, you will receive an email message to coordinate giving you a volunteer badge to keep and wear for each time you volunteer.