Words from Weston

BACK TO SCHOOL 2021-2022

August 2021


Jessica Hevel, Principal / Debbie Case, Secretary / Rhonda LeBrasseur, Clerk

Weston School Day: 8:45-3:35

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

It's a new school school year, which brings new beginnings and new adventures. These early years in your child's educational journey are truly a time of joy and wonder. We are grateful that you have entrusted us with your child. The Weston Staff and I look forward to working with you this year. We are so excited to welcome our students and have worked very hard to prepare for a great start.


In order to find out your child's classroom teacher this year, you will need to log into ParentVue and complete the Online Registration which will have you verify and update your child's profile information. Please refer to the video sent out through EdAlert last week about how to set up your ParentVue account and to complete Online Registration. If you need assistance, you can call our Technology Help Desk at (810) 249-1266.


Online Registration must be completed in order to view your child's classroom teacher assignment, which will be available on ParentVue the week of August 16th.


You will receive your welcome letter and be able to meet your child's teacher at our Open House on Tuesday, August 24th.


Can't wait to see you all!


Jessica Hevel

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

August 24: Weston Open House

August 30: First day of school!

September 3: No School

September 6: No School

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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

PARENT PICK-UP & DROP OFF

You must use our Weston car loop to drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. Students can be dropped off beginning at 8:35 and will be dismissed promptly at 3:35. All student pick ups/drop offs will take place in the loop in the back of the building. Only students who are riding the bus will enter and exit through the front doors. Please be sure to have your student's number clearly displayed in your car window at pick-up. We ask that you display the number on your driver side visor. A rubber band can be used to secure the number to your visor. If you do not have your number card, you will be required to show your ID. Number cards will be available for pick up at the Open House.


If you are in the pick up/drop off line, it is imperative that you do not exit your vehicle. Our staff will gladly help your child in and out of your vehicle. We want to avoid any unsafe situations that could cause accidents. Safety comes first! Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Staff will be out at the loop each morning to begin dismissing students from cars beginning at 8:35am. Please wait until your child is dismissed by a staff member before allowing them to exit.

RIDING THE BUS

If you haven't already, you should be receiving a letter from the Kearsley Transportation Department in regards to your child's bus number and pick up/drop off times. We will have a representative from the Transportation Department on hand at Open House to answer questions or you can call them at (810) 591-7623.

VISITORS TO WESTON

If you need to pick your child up early from school or meet with school staff, we ask that you please give us a call. You can call the Weston office at (810)591-8483. Should you need to drop-in for any reason, you must report directly to the main office.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

If last year taught us anything, it's the importance of students being face to face with teachers on a regular basis. Did you know that missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason - excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating high school?

It is our policy that students be in attendance and on time at least 90% of the time.

Should your child need to be absent, we ask that you call school to verify the absence (810)591-8483. For the absence to be considered "medical" we will need a doctor's note.

POSTIVE BEHAVIOR AT WESTON

In Kearsley, all students should follow the "Bee Code". This code is as follows:


Be Respectful,

Be Responsible,

Be Ready (to learn) and

Be Safe


During the first few weeks of school, teachers talk with students about the code and what it means to follow it. Students can earn Bee Code tickets by demonstrating expected behaviors, and these tickets are entered into a weekly drawing.


In addition to the Bee Code, each week we focus on a different character strength using a curriculum called the Positivity Project. Students who demonstrate these elements of good character are selected as Students of the Month. The principal and counselor recognize our students of the month and their names are printed in the school newsletter. (Please let the principal know if you do not want your child's name printed.) For more information on the Positivity Project, please view the Family Information Letter.