November 27, 2020

Dear Families,

We hope you were able to enjoy a restful Thanksgiving.  We are grateful for your support and partnership with the school.  School will resume on Monday, November 30th in a distance learning format following our regular schedule.

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

November 23 – Letter the from Superintendent Dignan

Family Resources for Distance Learning

Wayne RESA, our intermediate school district has put together this resource for families as we continue to navigate distance learning.  Please refer to this additional resource as an extra layer of support during our journey together.  Resources included are how to use different learning platforms and websites, supporting the emotional needs of your child, finding resources for children with special needs and resources for community assistance.

Wayne RESA – Family Resource

Virtual Book Fair – NOW OPEN!

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Features include:

  • Adams online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points.

  •  A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair.

  •  Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Fair Dates: November 23rd – December 6th

Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wwadamsmiddleschool

Building Closure – November 30 – December 4

Adams Middle School along with all other buildings in the district will be closed through December 4th for material pick-up or other needs.  School will however be in session this week following our regular distance learning schedule.

If you need to speak with a secretary in the main office this week, please email Pam Slone at slonep@wwcsd.net or Quangela Bailey at baileyq@wwcsd.net.  They will be checking email regularly throughout the day and will respond to your request.

You may also call 734-419-2379 if your request is urgent.  Please leave a message and Mrs. Bailey will return your call.  When leaving a message, please state your first and last name, your child’s first and last name and a phone number you can be reached at.  Please speak clearly when leaving your voicemail.

Attendance Incentive!

Parents!  We NEED your help ensuring our students are successful in a virtual learning environment.  Success starts with attendance in classes.  If students are not attending, learning does not occur!

In an effort to increase attendance, we are running a contest from November 30th – December 16th.  All students that attend all of their classes during this time frame will be entered into a drawing for a pizza dinner for the family that will be delivered directly to your house on Friday, December 18th!  We will randomly select one winner from each grade.

Contacting your Child’s Counselor for Assistance

Please reach out to your child’s counselor  if your child is having difficulty in a particular class, there is an issue going on at home that is impacting their academic performance or your child will be missing an extended period of school.  Our counselors are available to offer the following supports:

  • Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
  • Help students process their problems and plan goals and action
  • Mediate conflict between students and teachers
  • Help students maintain positive relationships with one another
  • Follow up with attendance concerns
  • Improve parent/teacher relationships
  • Refer students to psychologists and other mental health resources
  • Assist in scheduling of students
  • Help coordinate state testing

COUNSELOR:  STUDENT’S LAST NAME:    CONTACT INFO:

Ms. Eileen Horgan                   A-K                              horgane@wwcsd.net

Ms. Stacy Brooks                    L-Z                               brookss@wwcsd.net

Our counseling secretary is Mrs. Keri Chene.  You can reach her at chenek@wwcsd.net

Please use this link to make a virtual counseling appointment with your counselor.

You may also reach out to your child’s counselor to schedule an appointment for material pick-up if your child still needs materials for class.

Quarter One Honor Roll

We will be recognizing our students who made honor role during quarter one in a virtual ceremony.  This will be shared with all of our families in the coming weeks!  Stay tuned 🙂

Updating Parent Connection

Please make sure your contact information is up to date in Parent Connection.  Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.wwcsd.net
  2. Click on the Parents and Students tab
  3. Click on Parent Connection
  4. Enter your pin and password (Contact the main office if you do not have this information)
  5. Update your contact information as needed in the system

Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Healthcare Clinic – Free Flu Shots for Adults and Children

Flu shots are being offered here at no cost, and no insurance is necessary!  The December clinic hours are below.  If you have questions regarding an appointment or immunizations, please contact Kassandra Luoma at 734-728-2423 in the clinic. 

Show us your Culinary Skills!

Check out these super easy chicken and rice and monkey bread recipes for you to try with your student at home.  Ingredient lists and step by step directions can be found in the recipe card.

Recipe Card

Holiday Food Assistance

If you are in need of food assistance this holiday over winter break, please email szostek@wwcsd.net or send a text message to 734-415-3302 by December 4th.  We are happy to set you up with this assistance!

Wayne Westland Online Learning

We are now accepting applications for Semester Two Enrollment of Wayne-Westland Online Learning.  Applications will be available online from November through December 10th. Applications are due no later than December 10, 2020.

This application will enroll students into our program for the Second Semester for the school year, classes will start January 19, 2021. Each student applying in each family needs to fill out a separate application. Click the links below for the grade appropriate form:

Middle School Application

Please be advised that the virtual program offered this year is taught by teachers throughout the nation, while mentors from Wayne-Westland monitor progress, activity and communication. Wayne-Westland mentors serve as a liaison between the student, parent, and Edgenuity teachers and staff.  This program is self-paced and requires active engagement and active learning from each student.  Once enrolled in the program, students will be required to continue with Edgenuity education for the remainder of the school year, regardless of the changes in the Return to Learn Plan offered by Wayne-Westland School District

Food Distribution

Food Distribution will resume on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Adams.

Family Resource Center

Our Family Resource Center remains open to service students and families in need. They can help with school supplies, backpacks, basic need items (toiletries), laundry assistance, food assistance and more. Please contact the FRC at 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net for assistance.

Kroger Community Rewards

Please help Adams earn cash through Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. The money Kroger kicks back to the school will directly benefit classrooms and students! Follow the link below, search Adams Upper Elementary (we need to have it changed to Middle School) or enter the organization code TH446, and you will be able to enroll.  Please share this with family and friends that shop at Kroger.

Kroger Rewards

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

EMU Bright Futures

Technology Support Website for Parents and Students

WWCS Community Tech Help Website

Tech Hotline

734-419-2278

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

11/30 – 12/4 – The building will be closed for the entire week.  You can still reach us by email or phone.

2020/2021 District Calendar

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