Dublin Times

September 7-11, 2020

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Upcoming Important Events

September 2020

  • September 7 No School-Labor Day
  • September 10 Virtual Board of Education Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • September 10 ECSE Curriculum Night (7:00 PM)
  • September 14 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades K-2 (6:30 PM)
  • September 15 Virtual Curriculum Night Grades 3-5 (6:30 PM)
  • September 17 Virtual Middle School Curriculum Night (6:30 PM)
  • September 21 Virtual High School Curriculum Night (6:30 PM)
  • September 25 Half Day-Staff Professional Development
  • September 28 No School for Students and Staff (Yom Kippur)

Attendance Hotline-248-956-3890

In an effort to help with technical issues that you may have at home while learning online, WLCSD has developed a STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT REQUEST FORM. To help with technical issues, this should be the first step in letting us know the issue you are experiencing with technology at home. We can then help you as quickly as we can.


This form is always located on our Dublin web page under the FOR PARENTS tab.

There is a button below too!

How to Use Google Classroom for Students

Daily Learning Schedule

This week, “OUR PATH” students will be starting their live classes with our FAPEs (Fine Arts and Physical Educaiton - Art, Music, PE, and Media) teachers.


We know how much our students love our FAPEs teachers, so we are really looking forward to starting the live classes.


Teachers will be posting links to these classes in their Google Classrooms tomorrow. The links to these special classes are also linked in the buttons below for you. We want navigation to our FAPES classes to be as simple for parents and students as possible.


Teachers will be sharing a more permanent schedule with you sometime this week. Thank you!

Our Path Attendance Information

Despite the fact that we are starting the 2020 - 2021 school year remotely, attendance must continue to be a priority. It is extremely important for students to log in on time, be present in the remote setting, and remain engaged throughout the entirety of the school day.


Please be reminded that our teachers will take AM and PM attendance as well as record tardies. If your child will be absent or late, or will need to end the remote day early due to illness or a scheduled appointment, you must call the attendance phone line and leave us a message to tell us.


Every teaching and learning moment is crucial and we appreciate your partnership to ensure good attendance and participation.


We recognize that there will be a learning curve during these first few weeks and we promise to be flexible and understanding as we all become comfortable with the digital platforms of Google and Zoom.


Attendance Line: 248-956-3890

Important ZOOM Reminders for Parents

Zoom is not only a window into our classroom, it’s also a window into your home. Being mindful of what’s happening in and around the webcam is extremely important as we all strive for a safe, healthy, and rewarding online learning experience for our children.


Please be sure "adult" conversations and language cannot be heard by other classmates.

Many lessons were learned throughout the first week of school regarding what works best in our Zoom online platform.


Teachers are working tirelessly to provide appropriate, engaging, and meaningful lessons. Please be mindful of the following tips when attending a Zoom lesson.


Reminders for Parents:

At no time should you take a screen shot of the video conference screen where other children are visible, and no images/videos should be posted on social media platforms.

Students are expected to maintain the same behavior and conduct during a video conference call as they would in the classroom. This is an extension of the regular classroom and school rules still apply.

It’s helpful if you keep the source of lighting in front or above the webcam. Avoid having a bright light or window behind you.

Progress slowly. Everyone is learning (including the adults) and it will take some time for everyone to adjust.

Be patient and forgiving with technology. It can be temperamental, "glitchy" and sometimes difficult to navigate so pause, breathe and keep this in perspective.


Remind all those living at the residence that the webcam will display those walking in the background and only school suitable activity and language should be used when the Zoom lesson is in session.

Curriculum Nights

Our Curriculum Nights will be ONLINE this year, and will take place on two separate nights for K-5 classes, an evening for ECSE families, and and extra evening for our Art, Music, PE, and Media teachers to discuss the curriculum at each grade level and department.


Curriculum Night is designed for parents only.


Parents may join at 6:30 PM to learn about the curriculum, program, meet classroom teachers and other staff members, and view materials for each grade level. Our ECSE Curriculum Night will begin at 6:00 PM. More details to come for our FAPES Curriculum Night!


Thursday, September 10th ECSE 6:00 PM

Monday, September 14th (K-2) 6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 15th (3-5) 6:30 PM

FAPES Curriculum Night TBD


K-5 Teachers will be using the same ZOOM link that students use every day for instruction for their meetings with parents.


Below is information for our ECSE parent meeting:


ECSE Zoom Parent Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85491700743?pwd=UTVVWWZNc3BudGtvMEd3UktHQlZCZz09


Meeting ID: 854 9170 0743

Passcode: 98sBDE

Half Day of School Reminder

Please mark your calendars! Friday, September 25th will be a HALF DAY of school for students. Our staff will involved in professional learning that afternoon. Students will have class until 12:25 PM that day.

Chromebook Distribution

How Can I Get a Chromebook for my Child?


Chromebook Distribution Form


Chromebook DISTRIBUTION is taking place at the Educational Services Center at 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, (turn in at the Water Tower off of Maple Road between Pontiac Trail and Ladd Road) Saturday, Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 30.


Parents who previously ordered Chromebooks and have not heard yet, will get an email. Thank you for your patience.

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Dublin Elementary School Supply List

Please click on the button below to view a Dublin Elementary Suggested School Supply List for at-home learning.


Remember this is a SUGGESTED supply list for parents for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 while we are learning from home.


Teachers have other suggested school supply lists on our website, but those lists are primarily for face-to-face instruction.


EVERYTHING GOOGLE!

Google Login Information

Families - You can now access your child’s Google login information via Skyward Family Access. It can be found on the Report Cards tab as the very top report. If you still do not see it, please use the emails below to contact our school. If you are a parent of a new Kindergarten student and don’t see your student login, please check back on Skyward in a day as we are continuing to process enrollments. Thank you!

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Logging in: Chrome/Google Classroom

WLCSD FOOD SERVICE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

We are pleased to inform you that meals will be available to all Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students for the upcoming school year.


Please pre-order breakfasts and lunches by completing this Food Service Order Form. Forms must be submitted prior to midnight on Thursdays.


This is available for all scheduled school days for registered Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students only. Anyone may pick up meals for your student(s).


Pick up locations will be at the three high schools on Monday August 31st between the hours of 12 P.M. and 1:30 P.M.


Breakfast Pricing

$1.25 Full Pay

$0.30 Reduced

$0.00 Free


Lunch Pricing

$2.85 Full Pay

$0.40 Reduced

$0.00 Free


  • Breakfast is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.30 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter and $1.25 per day for those who are full pay.
  • Lunch is free for students who received a free meal approval letter, $0.40 per day for those who received a reduced meal approval letter, and $2.85 per day for those who are full pay.


We would like to limit cash transactions. It is preferred that you place money on your students account via family access through e-funds. We are unable to make change for cash transactions but we will apply change to your student's account.


We will continue serving meals to Walled Lake Consolidated School District Students every week while school is in session. Please watch your email for your weekly order form (to be completed each week that school is in session).

We now have a waiver that all children under the age of 18 regardless of status or what district they are enrolled or not enrolled in (adults with disabilities 26 years of age and under) can come pick up meals from each of our high schools every Monday from 12:00PM to 1:30PM.


If a closed school day is on a Monday, we will distribute the next opening school day. As of next week, we now can provide 7 days of breakfast and 7 days of lunches regardless of when school is scheduled until at December 31st.

There will not be an alternate time of pickup nor a delivery service but anyone can pick up meals for their children. Thank you!

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DUBLIN PTA BOARD MEMBERS 2020-2021

Please click here for contact information!

Dublin PTA Web Page

Please click here to visit our Dublin PTA Web Page!

PTA Member Hub

Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!

2020-2021 PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please complete this form to join our Dublin PTA!

Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Dublin while we shop?!

Dublin Elementary is now set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Dublin Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
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Communication is Key at Dublin!

Communication is important to us at Dublin. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Dublin utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


DUBLIN TIMES AND SCHOOL WEB PAGE

Our Dublin Times newsletter will be sent electronically to parents. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


TWITTER

Please follow us on Twitter @DublinWL to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Please LIKE US on our OFFICIAL Dublin Elementary Facebook page! See the button below!

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS COVERAGE:

  1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. No insurance.


This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.


TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to:

www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.


OR


TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.


All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.


We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal: JeffreyDrewno@wlcsd.org

248-956-3832


Sarah Garcia

Principal's Secretary: SarahGarcia@wlcsd.org

248-956-3829


Diane Yanalunas

Building Secretary: DianeYanalunas@wlcsd.org

248-956-3841