June 3, 2021 ~ Announcements
We are back to our hybrid schedule - Group A Monday and Tuesday, Group B Wednesday and Thursday with everyone remote on Friday.
Here is an important message from Superintendent Dr. Peter Lancia regarding Covid vaccination for your child:
The Westbrook School Department has partnered with two local Pfizer vaccine distributors to offer vaccinations for students over age 12 for COVID 19. Thank you to Northern Light Health Care and Westbrook Fire Department! The vaccination is not required; it is voluntary and requires parent consent. The clinics will be held during school hours at WMS and WHS for both Group A and Group B students. The second dose for your child is scheduled on the following days:
Group A: Tuesday, June 15 (dose #2)
Group B: Thursday, June 10 (dose #2)
Remote by Choice students will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at the Westbrook Community Center. The Westbrook Fire Department will be setting up a walk-in clinic soon on Saturdays from 8:30am-4pm.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your school nurse:
Take care, stay safe, and be strong!
The Westbrook School Department provides interpreter services. If you would like to request an interpreter for a meeting or you require translation for reading a school form, please contact the Central Office at (207) 854-0800. After you are connected, please say the requested language and provide your name and telephone number. A staff person will return your call with an interpreter.
Every Day Events:
Library: Please return all your books as soon as possible.
SPRING ATHLETICS: THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK FOR SPRING SPORTS for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Mondays and Tuesdays will be Group A students and Wednesdays and Thursdays for Group B students. Track club, baseball and softball will meet after school and practice from 2:45 to 3:50. In order to attend, each student must fill out the Daily Covid19 Questionnaire EVERY DAY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FIELD. Forms and additional information are available on the Westbrook Middle School athletic website. There will be no games. This is simply an opportunity to practice sport skills and drills.
Last spirit week this year!
Monday(6/7) & Wednesday(6/9):
🌺T R O P I C A L D A Y🌴
* dress in bright neon colors, florals, flip flops, anything tropical!
Tuesday (6/8) & Thursday (6/10):
📣WMS School Spirit 📣
* dress in any WMS/Westbrook gear or school colors.
* Add a 🌈 rainbow🌈 to your outfit on these WMS School Spirit Days to support and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month hosted by Kaleidoscope Club.
Spirit Week: Tropical day
Grade 6 Social Studies Club will hold its last meeting on the year on Monday, June 7th, from 2:45 - 3:30. It will be held virtually on google classroom.
Leadership Club: Will be meeting Mondays and Wednesdays in person from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. The Google classroom code is 4t6766s and the Google Meet link is in the banner. Please let Mr. Moulen know if you plan to attend remotely. Please check our Leadership Club notes for additional information. We will be having a car wash at Napa Auto on Larrabee Rd. on Saturday, June 5th from 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. Check out the flyer here!
Pet Talent Show: And here is the link to the WMS Pet Show. We will have the drawing for winners of our prizes next week!
Ireland Trip - April 2022: Sponsored by the WMS Leadership Club: This is the final call for our Early Enrollment Discount of $100 off our trip to The Emerald Isle and signing up now will give students an additional 3 months to pay than they would if they wait until the fall. Find tour details and a link to sign up here: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2427007CM. EF's Traveler Support Team is also available by phone at 800-665-5364. For any families who are still on the fence, I want to highlight a few of the reasons I decided to organize this tour with EF:
Their payment options help make the tour affordable for more families (and you get a TON for your money)
They've been doing this for over 50 years, and they have offices and staff all around the world—so they'll be there if we need them.
They're an accredited school, not a travel agent!
In order to give you additional flexibility, anyone that enrolls now will have the ability to change their mind and receive a full refund until August 1st, 2021.
I know this trip will be an invaluable experience for your child that will have such a positive impact on their personal and academic development. As a staff member, it will be one of the highlights of my year. Please enroll your child today, and contact us with any questions.
Sincerely, Junie Dugas & Stephen Moulen - Leadership Club Advisors
6th Grade Nature Club will be meeting every Tuesday (for A group cohort) and Thursday (for B group cohort) from 2:45-4:00. This informal, student-led, club is open to all 6th grade students on Team Black Bear and Acadia. For more information or permission slips, please see or email Mr. Crosby or Ms. Harnik. Spots are still available! All students with permission slips signed and planning to attend 6th Grade Nature Club will report to Mr. Crosby’s room (C214) when “all remaining students” are dismissed on your program day. Please confirm that you have a ride available by 4:00 pm!
Robotics Team: We will be meeting in person Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 2:30. Remember, there is no late bus available at this time, so you must make your own arrangements.
Spirit Week: WMS colors
In celebration of PRIDE month, the Kaleidoscope club encourages everyone to show their support by adding some rainbow to your School Spirit outfits next Tuesday (June 6th). (Group A students)
Spirit Week: Tropical Day
Student Council: Please check Google Classroom.
Leadership Club: See Monday announcement.
Kaleidoscope Club: This club is for LGBTQ+ students and Allies to come together in a safe space to discuss issues and support each other. Grades 6-8th are welcome. We will hold our next virtual meeting today from 3pm-3:45. We have a new Google Classroom set up to provide you with information: z3betg2
Google meet join code is: kclub. We will continue to meet every other Thursday for the rest of the year. Email Mrs. Dix or Mrs. Grimshaw with any questions. Next and last meeting of the school year is June 3. We have a new Google Classroom set up to provide you with information: z3betg2
Spirit Week: WMS school colors
In celebration of PRIDE month, the Kaleidoscope club encourages everyone to show their support by adding some rainbow to your School Spirit outfits next Thursday (June 10th). (Group B students)
Robotics: See Tuesday announcement
Nature Club: See Tuesday announcement
None at this time
Additional Ongoing Information:
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). Reminder: Most out of state travel requires proof of a negative Covid test result or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school!! Please contact the school nurse with questions.
Yearbook Information: The deadline for purchasing a yearbook has passed. Here is additional information you may need:
Can I buy a yearbook when they arrive?
There are no extra books to purchase this year!
When will yearbooks be delivered?
Yearbooks are handed out to students at school during advisory today (Group B). RBC students have been contacted. Your yearbooks are in the main office for pick up.
I found an error in the book or have criticism. Who do I contact?
The WMS yearbook is a student-centered club; we appreciate your support for the students who volunteered their time to document this year at WMS.
If there is a printing problem, such as blank pages, please email email@example.com when the book is delivered to students. We will make every attempt to replace your book.
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: Sue Cook (Exact Path) - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 6: Sharon Walsh (Edmentum) - email: email@example.com
Grade 7: Amanda Kuczewski (Edmentum) - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 8: John Miller (Edmentum) - email: email@example.com
You can also dial 207-591-6223 to contact remote staff.
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.
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.
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 Click here for the June Menu
Click the following link to the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.
Click the following link to this year's School Calendar.
Interpreter Services: Please see the attached letter regarding interpreter services. Language Services