WWS Updates - June 5, 2020

  • Rocks Families,

    I want to sincerely thank all the families who responded to my message on Tuesday.  I appreciate reading and hearing the heartfelt stories and ideas about how best to move forward in a more equitable and inclusive way while approaching these conversations with an open mind.  It is vital we hear all voices -  parents, students, staff, and our community as a whole.  While it is always extremely difficult to hear about racism, exclusivity and injustice, I am confident that we can learn, grow, and fight together to positively and productively stand up against injustice, racism and inequity. 

    Today we received a 38-page document of school reopening guidelines from the Indiana Department of Education. With this guidance now in hand,  we can use this information to purposefully plan our return this fall.  Our team is working to ensure our plans meet these guidelines, and our goal is to have a detailed return plan to announce in the coming weeks! 

    Stay flexible and stay tuned! 

     

    Summer Child Care Starts July 6

    Westfield Washington Schools will open Summer Child Care for children ages three through 13 starting July 6th at Monon Trail Elementary. WWS Child Care will be open from 7:30a-5:30p and will continue through July 31st. Children will be in cohorts of 18 with three adults, and the groups will remain constant. Families will have to commit to four weeks; week-to-week enrollment will not be accepted. Additional cleaning practices and social distancing will be in place. For more specific information about Summer Child Care visit the following webpage starting Monday, June 8th:  www.wws.k12.in.us>Departments>Student Support Programs>WWS Summer Camps

    Registration will open on June 10th and will continue through June 19th. No registrations will be accepted after June 19th.

    Kindergarten Assessments

    We are moving forward with kindergarten assessments this summer.  Our team is currently working on those details.  We will be providing that information within the next couple weeks.  Stay tuned!  

    Grades are Final

    You can check out your student’s grades in the PowerSchool app. 

    Panorama Survey 

    We want your input!  The link below will take you to a survey asking about your family’s experience with eLearning, the impact of the pandemic, and thoughts on the reopening of school for next school year.   The survey will be open until Monday, June 15, and should take no longer than 10 minutes. Please disregard if you have already submitted your responses!

    Please share your thoughts and concerns as we prepare to welcome your student back to WWS buildings. Thank you for your help! 

    https://surveys.panoramaed.com/westfieldwashington/wwsfamily_spring20/surveys

    Mandatory Re-Enrollment Form

    Last week you received your annual demographic update instructions via email.  Please complete these steps in PowerSchool as quickly as possible.  This action is required whether or not your student(s) is returning to WWS. Please email [email protected] if you did not receive the email  entitled “Mandatory WWS Re-Enrollment” and instructions will be sent to you.  PowerSchool link: https://powerschool.wws.k12.in.us/public/

    PowerSchool Closing 

    PS will be closed to all parents, students, and staff including teachers on Wednesday, June 24 for the regular year-end process.  

    Reminder - Food Service Available

    Just a reminder - food service continues throughout the summer for families in need. Picking up is easy - you drive up and are asked for your last name and number of students in WWS. 

    This is our food service schedule:

    Mondays  (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches in each sack)

    Thursdays (4 breakfasts and 4 lunches  in each sack)

    Pick up location at Monon Trail Elementary School (19400 Tomlinson Rd, Westfield, IN 46074) will be from 11am-12pm and 5pm-6pm.

    We will also be at the following locations on Mondays/Thursdays:

    Bus #1/Area 1

    North Glen - 11am-11:30am

    Casey Acres - Noon -12:30pm

    The Commons of Maple Knoll Apartments (500 Bigleaf Maple Way) 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #2/Area 2

    Hamilton Square Apartments - 11am-11:30pm

    Valley Farms - Noon - 12:30pm

    Carmel Landing - 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #3/Area 3

    Eagletown Westfield Playhouse (1836 IN-32)11am- 11:30am

    Christ Community Church (20854 Lamong Road) Noon - 12:30pm

    Hortonville United Methodist Church (20500 Horton Road)1-1:30pm

    Song from SSES 3rd grader

    Incoming Shamrock Springs 3rd grader Avery Trieu created song lyrics during quarantine about staying strong in hard times. She asked her aunt and uncle, who are professional musicians in NYC, to write music for it. The song, called Bravery,  is now complete. Her aunt is the lead singer and Avery is featured at the end of the song, and the lyrics are 100% Avery's. Her other uncle, Cullen Webster, is a PE teacher at the Intermediate School and participated, as well. WTHR-13 covered the story earlier this week. You can watch the video for the song here  - 

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZXImmJT-tM&feature=youtu.be)

    #INTHISTOGETHER SHIRTS - Available 

    Great news - you can still get your #INTHISTOGETHER shirt! To help build community spirit, any resident of Westfield can purchase an #INTHISTOGETHER shirt for $7! This is not a fundraiser - just a way to come together and show support! 

    www.mylogoshop.com/ROCKSareinthistogether

    June Office Hours

    All WWS offices, including our schools, remain closed through June 30 per the Governor’s Executive Order.   Below are the phone numbers for each school if you need to contact anyone at a particular building. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

    WWS Admin: 317-867-8000

    Westfield High School 317-867-6800

    Westfield Middle School: 317-867-6607

    Westfield Intermediate School 317-867-6500

    Maple Glen Elementary: 317-896-4700

    Shamrock Springs Elementary: 317-867-7400

    Monon Trail Elementary: 317-867-8600

    Oak Trace Elementary: 317-867-6411

    Carey Ridge Elementary: 317-867-6212

    Washington Woods Elementary: 317-867-7900