WWS Updates - May 28, 2020

  • Weekly Update - May 28, 2020


    Grad

    Celebrating the Class of 2020 

    Congratulations to the Westfield High School Class of 2020! Wednesday night the school held a virtual graduation to honor our graduates.  You can check  that out here - https://www.wws.k12.in.us/whs

    WHS still hopes to hold an in person celebration at a later time. Congrats Rocks!

     

    Signs

    Miss Alice 

    As you may have heard, our WWS family tragically lost bus driver, Alice Chamblin last week.  Today, our WWS bus drivers honored Miss Alice by driving her elementary bus route together. We know that Miss Alice impacted many students district-wide as she drove routes to and from school, and she also drove for many of our WWS sports events in the evenings.  Bus #73 will be parked at the Chatham Hills Clubhouse and remain there until noon on Friday, May 29th so that families and individuals who wish to leave notes, cards, or other tributes to Miss Alice may do so privately.   Thank you for helping us honor Miss Alice.  

     

    Mandatory Re-Enrollment Form

    Yesterday 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/

     

    Lockers and Personal Items

    As you know, our buildings are closed until June 30th.  We are in the process of planning for specific activities in July such as retrieving items from lockers and/or classrooms.  We will keep you posted with more details about this process!  Thanks for your patience!  

     

    Parent Survey

    Early next week, you will receive a survey to gauge your impressions of eLearning and returning to school, among other things. Please keep an eye out for it. Your input is important as we make plans for next school year!

     

    June Edition - Parent Learning Resources 

    Thank you to our amazing Instructional Coaches who have pulled together resources for parents who are interested in educational summer resources, curated by grade level, for our K-6 level students!   Because we ALL have been on screens a lot lately, these resources include both technology-based AND "unplugged" resources. Check out the English- and Spanish-language versions on the home page of the district website (Optional Summer Enrichment Activities). 

     

    Heros  

    WWS Unsung Heroes 

    WWS has a talented team - some faces you may know, and some you may be less familiar. We wanted to say thank you to our amazing custodial staff, who has been working tirelessly behind-the-scenes to clean our classrooms, hallways and buildings.  We celebrated them this week as a small way to show our appreciation!

     

    Parent Resources 

    We appreciate Dr. Lori L. Desautels’ collaboration with Westfield Washington Schools to create a video series supporting parents, staff, and community, as we all try to understand how our brains are processing during COVID-19.   

    You will find Dr. Desautels videos on the WWS Parent University Web Page under Parent Self Care.  Parent Self Care is essential but may prove more difficult under today's circumstances. 

    Check out these short (less than 10 min) videos to help you grow and process during this time!

    Week 1 - Taking Care of Our Brains

    Week 2 - Brains & Emotions 

    Week 3 - Focused Attention Practices

    Week 4 - Sensations are Physicalized

    Week 5 - Body Reflection

    Week 6 - Closure in the Midst of Adversity

    Week 7 - Just Say it! Draw it! Write it!

    Week 8 - Who is your WISE SELF?

    Week 9 - My Brain's Garden 

     

    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