September 9, 2022

Dear Families,

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! This memo is filled with important information. Please take the time to read all sections so you are up to date with current information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or bukoskysm@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Stacie Bukosky

Arrival and Dismissal Procedure Reminders

  • Breakfast doors open at 7:20 am.
  • The first bell rings at 7:40 am, classes begin at 7:50 am. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time.
  • Do not park in front of the main entrance during drop off or pick-up. This slows the flow of traffic. Please park in a parking spot if necessary.
  • Do not drive around to the back of the building during arrival or dismissal where our buses load or unload. This ensures the safety of our bus riders.
  • If you are picking up your child early, please sign him or her out prior to 2:00 pm. We will not call students out of class prior to your arrival.

OK2Say Presentation – September 16, 2022

We believe Adams Middle School is safe, but no community is immune from the threats of violence and drugs that endanger students and schools in Michigan. To address those concerns and to prepare your child for his or her part in staying safe, Adams is hosting an OK2SAY program for our students on September 16, 2022.

OK2SAY is a student safety initiative available to Michigan students in grades K−12 which enables students to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities aimed at students, teachers, staff, or other school employees.

The nationally recognized program is run through the Michigan State Police, state agencies, schools, local law enforcement, and community mental health. Tips can be submitted 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.

  •       Telephone: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
  •       Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
  •       Email: ok2say@mi.gov
  •       Website: ok2say.com
  •       OK2SAY Mobile app: Available in the Apple Store or Google Play.

OK2SAY tips have helped thousands of students and saved many lives because students are stepping up and speaking out when they are concerned about a friend or peer. There are 31 tip categories to choose from when submitting a confidential tip. Most tips were related to bullying, cyberbullying, self-harm, anxiety, stress and depression, and suicide. Other top tips include drug/alcohol use, weapon possession, or assault.

Upon receipt of a tip, specially trained OK2SAY technicians address the immediate need and forward the information to the appropriate responding law enforcement agency or organization. Tips go to schools, local law enforcement agencies, community mental health agencies or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

To ensure tips are acted upon, agencies receiving tips are asked to submit outcome reports detailing how the tip was handled. Annual reports on the program’s impact detail the types and numbers of tips handled. Annual reports are available on the OK2SAY website.

More information is available on the OK2SAY website (ok2say.com).

If you do not want your child to participate in the OK2Say program, please email eatone@wwcsd.net.

Adams Tardy Policy

As we settle in to routines at Adams, we expect that students arrive to class on time. Five minutes is plenty of time to use the bathroom and take care of what is needed while still arriving to class on time. Here are the consequences we have shared with students in the event that they have four or more tardies each week. Although tardies reset weekly, consequences are progressive.

8th Grade Trip

This year, we will be offering our 8th graders an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Please join us on September 19, 2022 to learn more about this. The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting link will be shared prior to the event.

 

Fall Athletics

Cross Country and Volleyball are underway! Soccer tryouts will begin on September 14th right after school. Please bring cleats and shin guards to practice. If you have specific questions, please reach out to Coach Venturini at venturinit@wwcsd.net.

Sports Physicals 2022/2023 School Year

A MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2022 to be considered a valid physical for 2022-23.

Please ensure this form is completed and submitted.  For appointments at the Beaumont Adams Clinic, please call 734-728-2423.

Fall sports tryout information will be shared soon. Keep in mind your child will not be eligible to try-out or practice for any team until we have a current physical on file.

Household Information Form Contest!

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will be participating in a new option available to schools as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the school year 2022-2023

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year.

We are asking that you fill out and sign the Application for Household Information Report which is located on the Meal Magic Family Portal.   This form is needed for administrative purposes, not to determine eligibility. This survey allows our school to benefit from various State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At Risk (31s), Title II A, E -Rate, etc. This survey is critical in determining the amount of money the school receives from a variety of supplemental programs. We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible. Once filled out, please submit a hard copy to the main office of your school and your child will be entered into our gift card raffle!

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact our Food Services Department at 734-419-2118.

 

7th Grade Immunizations

Title One Parent Meeting

Erin Eaton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: title One Parent Meeting
Time: Sep 14, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://wwcsd-net.zoom.us/j/83132734516?pwd=OVFXOGNLcm15eXFia21VeXpiY2VwZz09

Meeting ID: 831 3273 4516
Passcode: Title1

Parent Resources

Chain of Command

Classroom Concern – Steps:

  1. Teacher
  2. Assistant Principal (middle and high schools)
  3. Principal
  4. Assistant Superintendent Curriculum
  5. Superintendent

Student Discipline – Steps:

  1. Teacher
  2. Assistant Principal (middle and high schools)
  3. Principal
  4. Director of Student Services
  5. Assistant Superintendent Curriculum
  6. Superintendent

Upcoming Events

September 14 – Title One Parent Meeting

September 19 – 8th Grade DC Trip Parent Meeting

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2022/2023 District Calendar

Wayne-Westland Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Title VI Coordinator: John Besek; Title II Coordinator: Kim Markey; Title IX Coordinators: John Besek; Section 504 Coordinator: John Besek.  All complaints may be addressed to 36745 Marquette St., Westland, MI 48185.

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