West Clermont School District

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#WCconnects Parent Newsletter - January 29th, 2019

West Clermont Middle School HOPE Squads


Middle School is a difficult time of life. Students are trying to figure out who they are socially, emotionally, and academically as they grow and mature. With all of that comes increased anxiety and stress. Schools today are now focusing more than ever on the mental health well being of their students and tapping in to outside resources to help. At West Clermont Middle School they are helping their students by giving them help with HOPE Squads. (NOTE: HOPE Squads will be launching at West Clermont High School beginning in the Fall of 2019).

#WCconnects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent Education Series session entitled, "Mental Health Issues Part 2" will be held on Wednesday February 6th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School. There will be two sessions: 4:30pm - 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The sessions are free and open to the public.

West Clermont Words Superintendent Blog Update

With this blog, I will discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that I hope will be helpful to West Clermont students, staff, parents, business partners and community members. It's entitled West Clermont Words because words can help us tell our story, make us more connected, and help us see hope and possibility for our future. The topic this weeks is on Transparency.

Building to Building Transfer Application is OPEN

The link to the online Building to Building Transfer Request form is OPEN at https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=17403&culture=en&TriggerAutoLogOut=15. The link will stay live through 5:00pm on February 15, 2019.

You will be required to fill out the following information:

- Parent name

- Residential address

- Child’s name

- Child’s grade level for the 2019-2020 school year

- Child’s home school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Child’s requested school for the 2019 – 2020 school year

- Names of Siblings

- A box for a reason for the request, including any additional information you want to share (500 characters or less).

Make sure that you fill out a request for each child that you want to be considered for a building to building request, even if you put their names in the “siblings” box for one of your children. The siblings box helps us cross-connect families, but we need a request for each child.

As a reminder, transportation will not be provided for building to building transfer students attending a district school outside of their home school attendance boundary. However, students approved for a building to building transfer may complete an Alternative Transportation Form http://www.westcler.org/docs/district/depts/22/TransportationDocs/WC%20transportation%20form%202017.pdf requesting transportation from an approved bus stop within the elementary attendance area for which the request was approved.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Information Night

Kindergarten Information night is coming up on Tuesday February 5th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at West Clermont High School. Come and meet our elementary principals, kindergarten teachers, and district office staff to discuss topics such as the Kindergarten Enrollment process, curriculum, and much more.

Fill out the form below to RSVP for the event and to help us learn more about you and your child.

Wolf Pup Pre School Information

Attention all parents and guardians who have students between the ages of 3 - 5 years old! 2019-2020 West Clermont Wolf Pup Pre-School information is now available. Check out the link below to get all your questions answered. The online lottery begins at 9:00am on Monday February 11th.

Harlem Wizards Coming to West Clermont High School

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit West Clermont High School on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00) for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Get ready for a high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show! The Wizards will play a game against a team of West Clermont administrators and teachers. All Proceeds will benefit our students and after prom. To get more information and ticket prices visit: http://bit.ly/2DhykBD

MercyHealth Medical Minute

Our partners at MercyHealth will be providing medical tips on how our students, staff, and community members can stay safe and healthy. The topic for this issue: "Six Natural Remedies for Dealing with Anxiety and Depression". You can read the full article at the link below. Thank you to MercyHealth for being the official healthcare provider for the West Clermont Wolves!

MercyHealth West Clermont Health Plex Upcoming Events

Get to Know the Wolves Wellness Center at West Clermont Middle School

School-based health centers are exactly what the name implies: the center of health in the schools where they are based. Students and their families rely on school-based health centers to meet their needs for a full range of age-appropriate health care services including:

· primary medical care

· mental/behavioral health care

· vision services

· health education and promotion

· case management

· nutrition education

Students can be treated for acute illnesses, such as flu, and chronic conditions, including asthma and diabetes. With an emphasis on prevention, early intervention and risk reduction, school-based health centers counsel students on healthy habits and how to prevent injury, violence and other threats.

School-based health centers often are operated as a partnership between the school and a community health organization, such as a community health center, like HealthSource of Ohio—West Clermont’s health partner. Nearly 2,000 school-based health centers operate nationwide, according to the most recent National Assembly on School-Based Health Care census.

The Wolves Wellness Center, located in the Middle School, is the School-based Health Center in the West Clermont School District. Parents can enroll their children in the program to access its services and benefits.

Need a Flu Shot?

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.

Wolfpack Pantry

The WolfPack Pantry is open to all West Clermont families suffering from food insecurities. Maybe you only need help once during a difficult time or maybe you will make regular visits, we are here for you! The Pantry will be open from 5:30pm-6:30pm on the following dates:

  • February 14th
  • February 28th
  • March 14th
  • March 28th
  • April 11th
  • April 25th
  • May 9th
  • May 23rd

We are also happy to announce we have added a Blessing Box at Brantner Elementary! If you are in need of food, there is accessible food at all 7 of our blessing boxes: Amelia Elementary, Brantner Elementary, Clough Pike Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, WT Elementary, Willowville Elementary and 1st Presbyterian Church in Batavia.