Wamsutta Family Update 06/05/2020

Wamsutta Family Update 06/05/2020
Posted on 06/05/2020

Good morning WMS students and families.  Please read the following (lengthy) email closely and please alert me if there are issues with having students come back to the building at the assigned times.

 

Linked below and attached above I have the plans for the next two weeks. We are continuing with what we have been doing through Tuesday the 9th, then transitioning students to the summer enrichment through the end of the school year.  Teachers have recommended assignments from the enrichment resources and offered supports on completing them successfully from the June 10th through the 19th.  The summer enrichment is linked below as well if you have trouble finding them within the teacher's plans.

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grades 5 to 7 Summer Enrichment

Grade 8 to 9 Summer Enrichment

 

In other news:

 

  1. We are closing term 3 grades today, so all student Term 3 grades and end of year grades should be visible in ASPEN by Monday afternoon.  For the details on how we are grading, please refer to my update from May 8th.  We will not be issuing paper report cards in light of the pandemic, but an email will be sent to all parents so they might view it through an Aspen workflow.
  2. This is the final schedule for students getting back into the building in the next two weeks:

 

Wednesday, June 10                     Chromebook Return Day and Summer Enrichment Packet Distribution

We will be collecting all Chromebooks from 5th graders and any that were distributed since our closure between 10 AM and 2 PM on this day.  We ask that you pull around the back of the school and line up where you normally would for pick up or drop off.  Staff, at a distance, will provide guidance.  We ask that only one person exit your vehicle, and this person both wear a mask and follow social distancing markers throughout the process.  This process will take place entirely in the gym.  We are requesting that the Chromebook and charger be returned, not the protective case if you received one.  We are also asking that you arrive by the following schedule.

Last Names A-F                 10 AM – 11 AM

Last Names G-L                 11 AM – Noon

Last Names M-R               Noon – 1 PM

Last Names S-Z                  1 PM – 2 PM

If most families can follow the above schedule it should be a swift process, but please know it is far more important for us to get all the Chromebooks back than to have you arrive at a specific hour that day.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to return the Chromebook between 10 and 2 this day.

*Please note that students involved in ESY or summer programs will receive an email before the 10th advising them to keep their Chromebooks and not return them on this day.

For the below dates for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades, families are advised to park in our lot, then send just their masked and socially distancing student with their items to be returned to the Gym/Nurses Entrance.  They will be guided through the building to drop off library books and other items and end at their lockers to pick things up.  It is our intention to get everything back to you on these days:  Yearbooks, Square One Art items, and medications from the nurses’ office included.

Monday, June 15                                        5th Grade Drop Off and Locker Clean Up

Last Names A-C                 9 AM – 10 AM

Last Names D-I                  10 AM – 11 AM

Last Names J-N                 11 AM – Noon

Last Names O-S                 Noon – 1 PM

Last Names T-Z                  1 PM – 2 PM

Tuesday, June 16                                         6th Grade Drop Off and Locker Clean Up

Last Names A-C                 9 AM – 10 AM

Last Names D-I                  10 AM – 11 AM

Last Names J-N                 11 AM – Noon

Last Names O-S                 Noon – 1 PM

Last Names T-Z                  1 PM – 2 PM

Wednesday, June 17                                  7th Grade Drop Off and Locker Clean Up

Last Names A-C                 9 AM – 10 AM

Last Names D-I                  10 AM – 11 AM

Last Names J-N                 11 AM – Noon

Last Names O-S                 Noon – 1 PM

Last Names T-Z                  1 PM – 2 PM

 

Thursday June 18 and Friday June 19     8th Grade Drop Off, Locker Clean Up, and Step Up Activity

I will send details for what Thursday and Friday look like for 8th grade families just to them shortly.

For all of these dates and times, students who feel ill or have a fever, or have been out of state and/or required to quarantine for whatever reason, should email me and another plan will be made for these individuals.

You can expect a reminder about Chromebook drop off if we are expecting one back from you today and next week. 

Thank you.

Joseph Connor, WMS

Principal

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