WDES School to Home Connection

Jan. 19- Jan. 22

WDES Learning Updates

We hope that all of our students and families had a relaxing winter break and a great start to 2021! During the January 11th Emergency School Board Meeting, the school board voted to remain 100% virtual until a decision is made at the School Board Meeting on February 22nd, 2021. Students will continue to receive instruction through their Canvas page, Live Google Meets, and instructional materials from weekly packages.

Parent Survey

If you selected 100% virtual learning for your child for Semester 1, a survey was sent out to allow parents the option to select hybrid instruction for Semester 2 when the school board determines that it is safe to resume. Please complete the online survey by February 16, 2021. If your child attended hybrid learning for Semester 1 and you are planning to have your child attend 100% virtual learning for Semester 2, please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible.

Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 18th, is the day that we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Please take a moment to watch this brief video and honor the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reminder: School will be closed on Monday, January 18th and no meal delivery.

Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids | Song & Rap

What's New at WD?

We have been busy over the past few weeks completing our Building Entrance Makeover Project and we are excited to be almost finished!

WDES would like to send a big thank you to Acors Topsoil and Mulch for donating the stone for our project and to Mr. Devon Branson for doing a beautiful job putting it all together!

Report Cards Go Home This Week

Report Cards will be sent home in this week's instructional materials packages. Please be sure to check your child's folder for their report card. If you have any questions or concerns with your child's progress, please contact their teacher to schedule a virtual meeting.
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Student Virtual Participation Expectations

The WDES staff is excited that we are now able to offer students more support through live instruction. In order to reach their full potential, students are expected to complete work on Canvas Monday through Friday and to participate in live whole group instruction and small group instruction. Live instruction times and meeting codes have been shared by your child's teacher. If you are unable to attend a live session, please let the teacher know.

Specials' Classes: WDES Specials' teachers are now able to offer live instruction Monday through Friday during your child's designated specials time. Simply enter the meeting code "specials" followed by your child's grade level (for example: Kindergarten is specialsk, third grade is specials3). This is a great opportunity for your child to interact with their specials' teachers and classmates!

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Instructional Materials for Students

Don't forget that WDES has packet pick up Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM and packet deliveries each Friday. Please be sure to drop off completed work when you come to pick up your child's package or give it to the bus driver at meal delivery time. Any packets that are returned or not picked up will be kept in the filing cabinet by grade level under the side entrance awning over the weekend for parents to pick up.

Mid-Year Testing Begins this Week

Mid-Year Testing will begin for select students in grades K-5 this week and continue over the next few weeks. Parents of students who need to be tested will receive information from their child's teacher to schedule an appointment to be tested. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

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The WDES Book Fair will be January 27- February 9 and will be online! Please use this link to support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!
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Happy Birthday to all of our January Babies!

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