WWS Updates - May 15, 2020

  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 15

    What does next school year look like?  

    We know there is anxiety and uncertainty about what next school year looks like.  Governor Holcomb has announced he will provide additional clarity about next school year on or around July 4th. Given that many factors will need to be taken into consideration, we are working to plan for different scenarios. We will be sharing a parent survey with you soon to gather feedback for returning to school and how we can improve upon future eLearning experiences.  We will communicate updated details and plans for returning to school as decisions are made.  Please stay tuned throughout the summer months.   

    What we do know is that WWS will be required to have 180 days of learning next year, and we cannot count on getting a waiver from that state requirement.  It is important to know that we will need to consider all alternatives to ensure we deliver those 180 days of quality instruction, which could mean a possible change in the 2020-21 school calendar.   Progress in our state and county over the coming weeks will impact our planning process. We encourage you to remain flexible and open minded. Know that our primary goal is to keep all students and staff safe.  We will keep you posted as plans are finalized!

    eLearning - done!  

    Thursday was our last day of eLearning. All assignments are due by noon on Monday, May 18. 

    Memorial Day Food Service

    Looking ahead, on Thursday, May 21st, WWS will distribute 5 days of meals instead of 4 due to the Monday, May 25 Memorial Day holiday. We will NOT be distributing meals on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day.  On Tuesday, May 26, we will distribute 2 days worth of meals and then be back to our regular schedule on Thursday, May 28.  PLEASE NOTE:  WWS Food Service will continue through June 30th for any WWS students wishing to participate.  Here is a link to the schedule. 

    Demographic Updates

    Next week you will receive an email asking you to update your student’s demographic information for the 2020-21 school year.  Please take a moment to provide us with updated information. Even if you have no changes, please review and submit to confirm.  These steps will help us be prepared for the fall.  

    Vaccines

    The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed well child visits including immunizations.  As we start to reopen, the CDC has sent out recommendations to health care providers on how to safely provide well visits including immunizations.  Contact your physician for options and directions on how they are meeting these needs.  Here is a link with the 2020-21 school year Indiana State Department of Health school-required vaccines.  Please bring this with you to your doctor visit for reference. As a reminder, updated immunization records are due to the school nurse by the first day of school. Please note, hepatitis A is a two-dose vaccine that has been added to grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 this year.   If you chose to submit a religious objection or medical exemption, these expire May 22, 2020.   Please send an updated form to the school nurse before the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year.   

    T-Shirts for Sale

    My Logo Shop is selling #INthistogether T-shirts and sweatshirts you may want to check out! Available in youth & adult sizes!   Link to Logo Shop.

    Order by Midnight May 17th.  Pick Up On Friday, May 22nd at My Logo Shop Curbside Window 3 pm-5 pm.

    Until next week…. ROCK ON!