White River Valley School District Program Updates--Issue 2
STRIVING TO GET "BACK to SCHOOL" SAFELY...
RETURN TEAM CONTINUES to BUILD PLAN FOR SAFE RETURN
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS and BOARD PRESIDENTS MEET WITH GCHD
All County Schools Will Follow CDC Guidelines
WRV began the Wolverine Academy five years ago to help students in untraditional programs to still earn academic credits. WRV will be able to offer that type of self-paced learning program at both the middle school and the elementary school level in August. Mr. Walton and Mrs. Staggs are working with their respective staffs to have quality educational programming in place for the start of school. Mrs. Claire Records and Ms. Megan Padgett have both served as program supervisors of the Academy program. If your student is interested in this type of program, please contact their principal:
Elementary School Mrs. Jill Staggs email@example.com
Middle School Mr. Jason Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Mr. Doug Lewis email@example.com
WRV BUILDINGS OPEN JULY 1st and 2nd: Students Must Enter at Main Offices
Students Can Pick-Up Personal Items; Clean-Out Desks/Lockers
Anyone entering the school must:
1. Report to the Main Office and Sign-In;
2. Have their temperature taken and be below 100.4;
3. Have a mask on; and
4. Social distancing is the expectation.
Students will have 15 minutes to get in and get their materials. Any questions regarding this process can be directed to the school principals.
Any student who still needs to turn-in school technology items (i-Pads, chargers, or keyboards) may do so during those times as well.
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES SET TO REOPEN JULY 6th
MR. GREENLEE HOLDS COACHES MEETING to REVIEW LOCAL and IHSAA GUIDELINES
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES to BEGIN TRAINING
General Guidelines (along with the IHSAA Recommendations):
1. Each student must complete the WRV COVID-19 Release Form and the IHSAA pre-physical information sheet with parent signature BEFORE being allowed any participation;
2. The IHSAA has waived the physical rule for 2020-21 for any student who had a valid IHSAA physical last year. There are exceptions to this rule, however. If your student has had a concussion or a history of concussions, he/she must have a new physical for 20-21. TEAM ORTHO is giving any Greene County student-athlete a FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICAL on June 30th from 4:30-7:30PM. YOU MUST CALL AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT--812-487-3381!
2. All work-outs are COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY;
3. Each student will report to their coach at the scheduled time. During attendance, each athlete will have his/her temperature taken. Any individual with 100.4 temperature or above will be sent home. Parents, please help us out by Self-Monitoring at home prior to sending your student to a work-out. We do not want to put any student or coach at-risk for the virus. If a student is exhibiting symptoms of the virus, please keep them at home.
4. Each varsity program will get two three-hour periods to work-out during the week. Mr. Greenlee will publish a schedule once it has been determined.
5. Each student should bring their own water bottle and towel. There will be no locker room facilities available. It is strongly suggested that all conditioning should be done outside.
6. The IHSAA recommendations will be followed regarding the use of our weight room.
Coaches will be in contact with their athletes prior to July 6th to pass out forms for signatures. AGAIN, NO ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT FORMS COMPLETELY SIGNED and COMPLETED.
WRV Receives ROI Implementation Grant; Starts Teacher Professional Development
Trust Based Relational Intervention Program to Launch in August
This virus situation has touched students in so many ways, and we know that there will be some degree of anxiety as we try to get back to normal. The TBRI program will give our teachers additional strategies and techniques to help students relax and do their best in the classroom. Center Grove Schools in Johnson County and Mt. Vernon Community Schools in Hancock County are among the first in our state to implement the program; they are having some tremendous successes with it. TBRI was developed by two school psychologists at Kansas State University. We want to be able to help every student and family through this most trying of times. Parents will also receive some information throughout the next two years that will help us all talk the same language around student anxiety and behavior.
Graduation and Prom Planning Underway
Graduation--July 25 at 10AM Prom--July 18 8-11PM Grand March 7:15PM
Rain date will be 5PM on July 25th with July 26 at 1PM as a back-up for weather.
We look forward to honoring our Class of 2020!! They've gone through a great deal this year and deserve a nice send off!!
PROM--Mrs. Enochs and Ms. Padgett have been communicating with students regarding PROM. Any questions can be directed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact WRV HS principal, Mr. Doug Lewis. The date is Saturday, July 18. The dance will be held at the HS from 8-11PM. Grand March will be at 7:15 and delivered in a virtual platform. I have been asked to announce that After Prom has been cancelled.