The Bobcat Beat

January 31, 2021

WITH THE SNOWSTORM COMING, THE DISTRICT WILL SOON MAKE A DECISION FOR SCHOOL. ONCE THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE, WE WILL COMMUNICATE THAT WITH EVERYONE!


THE SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK COULD CHANGE, BUT FOR NOW IT IS AS FOLLOWS:


Schedule for the Week of February 1st:

Monday & Tuesday: Cohort A in school, Cohort B remote, 4/5 day students in school

Wednesday: All students remote, 5 day students in school

Thursday & Friday: Cohort B in school, Cohort A remote, 4/5 day students in school


COVID-19 Checklist: Thank you for taking the time to complete the COVID-19 checklist each morning. Please be sure to reach out to Fern Hill's school nurse, Mrs. Wendy McGregor (wmcgregor@wcasd.net) if you have any questions. Also, please notify Mrs. McGregor if anyone in the household is not feeling well, has been exposed or has tested positive for the virus.

World Play Day and World Read Aloud Day - February 3rd

Please read the letter (image) below to learn more about Play Day and how Fern Hill will celebrate on February 3rd. There is a lot of research supporting the importance of play in learning - we are excited to participate in this day!
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Calendar

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Coulter's Counseling Corner

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iPad Update - Please Install!

Apple has come out with an update to the iOS. To avoid any technical difficulties, please install the update on your child’s iPad asap. The steps to install the update can be viewed as a tutorial (English or Spanish), as well as the poster below. If you need any assistance with the installation, please email FHEtech_support@wcasd.net
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Reminder from the Nurse

Please remember to notify the teacher and the school nurse if your child has a positive Covid test or has a direct exposure to a person testing positive for Covid, even if it occurs during remote learning. You can email Wendy McGregor, RN at wmcgregor@wcasd.net. We greatly appreciate everyone in our community following the safety protocols and keeping each other safe during this time.

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED

Reminder: Sign up for the FHE Yearbook 2020-2021: Hardcover $21 but you can set up an account and not order a book and just share your "School Day" Pictures.

www.treering.com/validate

School Passcode: 1015983535492295

Upload 1st Day(Virtual/Cyber/Hybrid) homeschool, Halloween Costume-Party-Drive By Parade, Holiday Party, and SNOW Day pictures to help with our yearbook memory pages.

PLEASE SNAP A FUN PIX OF YOUR STRONG BOBCAT and upload that to our Bobcat Strong Folder!

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Upcoming Events

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WCASD Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide

We recognize that our students at home may feel isolated. Please know that one of our main goals is to help your children feel connected to their teacher, classroom and Fern Hill! Our district has a Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide to provide supports and resources if your child is having a difficult time through all of this. This guide provides Counselor and Mental Health Professionals' contact information, services, important forms, and additional resources for parents of students Kindergarten through 12th grade.

WCASD Technology Support at Home

The WCASD created a Technology Support site. It is a great one-stop technology trouble shooting page.

Request for assistance - remote and cyber students

In an effort to provide additional support for students and parents during remote learning, the district has created a Request for Academic Assistance form for each of the WCASD schools. Students, parents and faculty may complete a form on behalf of a student who is struggling with attendance, work completion or social/emotional learning. This form will be reviewed by a member of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Team (MTSS) to determine the available resources that can be provided. While the form is available, we still recommend reaching out directly to your child's teacher to discuss any concerns.


Fern Hill Request for Assistance Form