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Thursday, October 15, 2020 ~ Announcements

October 15, 2020

Good Morning! 

 

Tomorrow will continue with remote learning in your Google Classrooms.  In person school will resume next Monday, October 19th.

 

Please use this schedule continuing tomorrow:  

 

Advisory (all advisors) - 8-8:15am

Period 1 - 8:20-8:40am

Period 2 - 8:50-9:10am

Period 3 - 9:20-9:40am

Period 4 - 9:50-10:10

Period 5 - 10:20-10:40

Period 6 - 10:50-11:10

Open Hours, Homework Help, etc. - 11:30-12:30pm

 

Please note that 5th graders have a slightly different schedule because they combine the first periods in the morning.

 

​Next week, the hybrid schedule is Group A on Monday and Tuesday.  Students in Group B should check their Google Classroom for assignments.  They can also email their teachers at any time.  All school department staff are emails are last name, first initial @westbrookschools.org. There is no on-site school on Fridays.  Everyone will work remotely!

 

Reminder that this Friday is a Teacher Workshop Day, and there will be no remote classes on that day.  Also, Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day, so there will be no in-school or remote classes on that day.  The next day of in-school and remote classes will be next Tuesday, October 13th.  

 

Remote By Choice Info:  If your child is having issues with their RBC program, the following are the remote staff that can be contacted by grade level:

 

Grade 5:  Sandra Beesley (Exact Path) - email:  beesleyc@westbrookschools.org

Grade 6:  Sharon Walsh (Edmentum) - email:  walshs@westbrookschools.org

Grade 7:  Laurie Wood (Edmentum) - email:  woodl@westbrookschools.org

Grade 8:  John Miller (Edmentum) - email:  millerj@westbrookschools.org

 

You can also dial 207-591-6223 to contact remote staff.

 

WMS is bringing back Builders Club!  It is a club that focuses on community service here at WMS and in Westbrook. If you are interested in participating  in community service projects  and want more information please join Mrs Boucher for a video meeting on Thursday October 15th at 3p-4p by clicking the following link: https://meet.google.com/gkt-mgha-njn

 

5th grade Math Team: Informational meeting on Monday, October 26th at 3:15 pm. If you are interested in joining, please come to our virtual info meeting to learn more about it! meet.google.com/our-sire-wnp.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Bradbury (bradburyc@westbrookschools.org)

 

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Math Teams will start practice THIS Friday, 10/16/2020 at 7:15 a.m. Please join our Google Classroom (code: xofgvyt) where you will find the Google Meet link in the banner. Email any questions to Ms. Urban (urbann@westbrookschools.org).

 

Civil Rights Team: All students are welcomed to join the Civil Rights Team. We will be meeting every other Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. starting 10/21/2020. Please join our Google Classroom (code: gyn5xf6) where you will find the Google Meet link in the banner. Email any questions to Ms. Urban (urbann@westbrookschools.org) or Ms. Patrick (patrickm@westbrookschools.org).

 

Say Boo to the Flu and get your flu shot on October 22nd and 28th from 5:30-7:30 at Westbrook Middle School’s Drive through Flu Clinic.  Here are the links for the flu shot form:  Influenza Form (English); Influenza Form (Arabic); Arabic SLV Letter Influenza Form (French); French SLV Letter;  Influenza Form (Portuguese); Portuguese SLV Letter

 

NWEA Testing:  Testing has been rescheduled because of this week's shutdown.  This testing will start October 26th for Group A students 

 

Parent Portal:  f you have not already done so, please set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus in order to update your child’s information. This includes naming people for us to call in case of an emergency if you are unavailable. This is especially important now if we have to send a student home because of COVID symptoms. Please follow this link:  https://mecloud2.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/westbrook.jsp . If you have any questions, please contact icparentpw@westbrookschools.org

 

Thursday Folders have resumed! Our schools send electronic notices and information about our schools and community every Thursday.  Please look for them in your inbox. For example, Middle and High School families will find a notice about an upcoming virtual workshop today that is sponsored by our partners at The Opportunity Alliance entitled "Parenting Teens in a Pandemic". Thursday Folders are a great way to stay informed!

 

Free Meals:  We continue to distribute bulk meals for Distance Learning days on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 10am. A Westbrook School Department van will be at Walker Field (near the basketball court,) Westbrook Pointe (at the bus stop), and in the municipal parking lot on William Clarke Drive next to Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church. We hope you will stop by for meals. Meals for our Remote by Choice students will be distributed at Westbrook Middle School on Mondays, 1-2pm.

 

The following is the bus routes for each grouping:

 

Group A:  Bus Routes 

 

Group B:  Bus Routes

 

Face coverings must be worn at all times inside the schools and on the bus, unless an employee has provided a student with a momentary break while the student is at least six feet from any other individual, during meal times when proper distancing must be maintained, or in other limited situations.  Face coverings are not optional; wearing one is required.  Masks are available here at school if your child forgets one.  

 

Click the following link to our October Middle School Breakfast Menu.

 

Click the following link to our October Middle School Lunch Menu.

 

Click the following link to the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

 

Click the following link to this year's School Calendar.  

 

Click the following link to the Planned Absence Form.  Use this form when your child is going to be away from school for more than two days (both in-house and remote).  

 

Interpreter Services:  Please see the attached letter regarding interpreter services. Language Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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