Western Trails Newsletter

September 2, 2020

News From Ms. Sebastian & Mrs. Lamorte

Join Western Trails for Virtual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 9th at 7pm!

While all students are remote, Western Trails is committed to providing virtual experiences that as closely replicate in-person events as possible. Along these lines, Western Trails will host a virtual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. By attending Curriculum Night virtually, you will become better acquainted with your child’s education and our school this school year through video presentations from administrators and teachers.

The evening will begin with families collectively joining us for a singular YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night event where you will receive a general overview on the school year, including our goals and important notes about Remote Learning. From there, you will be linked to a website where you will find videos from your child’s teachers. Teachers will cover how they are working to build relationships, how students are being supported academically, information about assessment and grading, and more.

Please be sure to join us for the virtual Curriculum Night on September 9th at 7:00 p.m. by visiting www.ccsd93.com/WTCurr2020. You will be sent email, text, and app push reminders with their child’s YouTube Premiere Curriculum Night link the day before and the evening of the event.

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Tips for Parents and Families from PBIS Tier 1

  • Please take a few minutes to review the Wildcat Compact (linked above) with your student. This has been posted on your child’s Seesaw or Google Classroom. Make sure to notify your child’s teacher that you have reviewed this together.

  • Ask your student to share a few expectations from their Classroom Matrix. How can they be respectful, responsible, and kind during remote learning?

  • Please make sure your student is ready for the day by: being dressed for school, having eaten their breakfast and making sure their iPad/computer is charged.

  • Help your child find a workspace that is free from distractions (such as siblings, pets, TV, video games, etc.). This workspace should have all your child’s school supplies (pencils, notebooks, math journal, etc.) that will be needed throughout the day. Make sure there is a place for the iPad or Mac, so your child can sit and work.

  • If it is necessary for you to speak with your child during the teacher’s direct instruction on Zoom, please make sure your child’s computer is on mute.

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher. Make sure to check Seesaw and/or Google Classroom to stay updated on what is happening in your child’s classroom. Send an email to your child’s teacher or post on Seesaw with any questions you may have. Teachers are happy to help!