Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 ~ Announcements
We are back to our hybrid schedule - Monday and Tuesday are in-school days for Group A students, and Wednesday and Thursday for Group B students. All students should be doing distance learning on Friday. Students can email their teachers at any time. All school department staff emails are last name, first initial @westbrookschools.org.
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. Please click here for information regarding holiday travel: Holiday Travel Restrictions
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: Laurie Wood (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.
Picture Retake days are as follows:
Thursday, January 21st 9:00a-9:30a (7th & 8th Remote Students Only) 9:30a-11:00a (B Day Students)
Remember these pictures will be used in our school yearbook! Retake Day Flyer
Yearbook Club: Check back for meeting date. Join using Google Meet nickname: yearbook20-21
The Yearbook Club is looking for pictures from the community that represent virtual learning. Click here for more information: 2020-2021 WMS Yearbook Community Photo Submission.
Robotics Team Robotics Team: We will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons in-person from 2:30-4pm and virtually from 3:30-4pm. Use the Google Meet class code bcvdp6o to join the class and access the Google Meet link in the banner. Remember, there is no late bus available at this time, so you must make your own arrangements.
Builders’ Club meeting: Please join the Builders’ Club Google Classroom (Code: j4ljfbh). Email Mrs. Boucher with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Meetings Thursday 3:30-4:30.
Builders’ Club is holding an Aluminum Can Tab Drive from November 28th to support the Ronald McDonald House! So be sure to drop off all your aluminum tabs before February 28th! Drop off locations are the main office, outside Mrs.Boucher room (C208) and outside of Mrs.Kling's room (C314).thank you!
Student Council and Builders Club is sponsoring a food drive for the Falcons Nest January 25 - January 28th!! Food can be dropped off at one of three locations: Main Office, Ms Kling’s room (C314) or Mrs Boucher’s room (C208).
Please refer to the suggested food list: Individualized size servings of granola bars, cereal bars, mini cereal boxes, breakfast bars, popcorn, pretzels, goldfish, fruit cups, applesauce, cans of tuna or chicken, macaroni and cheese, soups, ramen/cup noodle.
The Student Council will meet today @ 3:00pm. Please go to our Google Classroom to find the link.
Leadership Club: We will be meeting Mondays and Wednesdays in-person from 2:30-4pm and virtually from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Club members should check meeting notes for updates. Remember, there is no late bus available at this time. The Google classroom code is 4t6766s and the Google Meet link is in the banner.
5th grade math team: Will be meeting next on January 25th: https://meet.google.com/igs-vuti-rud. Email Mrs. Bradbury with any questions (email@example.com)
Grades 6, 7, and 8 Math Teams: Will practice on Fridays @ 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Civil Rights Team (CRT) Grades 5 & 6: All students are welcomed to join the Civil Rights Team. Grades 5 & 6 students will be meeting every other Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 27th. Email any CRT Grades 5 & 6 qp-0jkuestions to Ms. Patrick email@example.com).
Civil Rights Team (CRT) Grades 7 & 8: All students are welcomed to join the Civil Rights Team. Grades 7 & 8 students will be meeting every other Thursday from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 21st starting at 2:45 p.m. Please join our Google Classroom (code: gyn5xf6) where you will find the Google Meet link in the banner. All of our meetings will be virtual Google Meets for now. Email any CRT Grades 7 & 8 questions to Ms. Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parent Portal: If 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 email@example.com
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.
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 January 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.
Interpreter Services: Please see the attached letter regarding interpreter services. Language Services