We hope you had a fantastic holiday and Happy New Year! 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Eaton & Stacie Bukosky
School Resumes on Monday, January 9, 2023
School will resume on Monday, January 9, 2023. We will have a half day of school on Thursday, January 12, and Friday, January 13, 2023 as we wrap up semester one. School will dismiss at 11:00 am. In addition, there will be no school on Monday, January 16, 2023 in Honor of MLK Day.
Friendly Reminders for our Students:
- All students are expected to follow school expectations found here. If expectations are not followed, consequences as outlined in the code of conduct will be issued.
- Upcoming events such as dances, after school events, activities, trips, athletic team eligibility and year end celebrations are tied to behavior at school. If your child has trouble following our expectations, he or she may lose some of these upcoming opportunities that are privileges for our students.
- We are an off and away for the day school and do not allow cell phones to be used during the day. We ask you to support this initiative by not calling or texting your child on his or her device during the school day. If you need to reach your child, or your child needs to reach you, this can be done through school phones. Every classroom is equipped with a phone in the event something comes up quickly and your child needs to reach you.
- Getting to class on time is important. There is no reason that students should arrive late to any of his or her classes once they are at school for the day. There is plenty of time to get from one class to the next while still being able to utilize the restroom and gather materials needed from lockers. Frequent tardiness will result in consequences as being late is disruptive to teachers and students that arrive on time ready to learn.
- New schedules will be distributed next week ahead of semester two. Students will not be allowed to change their schedule for any reason unless they are academically misplaced or have already taken an elective course in which the content repeats itself. We do not allow students to change classes to be with friends, a different teacher, or for a different lunch period. Please remind your child of this if necessary.
Math and Read 180 Programs
All students continue to utilize both Math and Read 180 in their core Math and ELA classrooms. Some of our learners are even utilizing this platform in Foundations classes as we work hard to prepare all of our students to be algebra ready and ensure they are proficient readers by the time they leave Adams,
Overview of Math and Read 180
Math 180® is a blended-learning, intensive math intervention program that builds algebra competence using best practices for striving students. Personalized software combined with teacher-facilitated instruction accelerate students toward grade-level proficiency, raising achievement scores by an average of 2+ years in one school year.
Read 180® mixes high-interest content and adaptive technology accelerating students to grade-level proficiency, helping them achieve an average of two years growth in one year. Teachers save time while meeting the needs of all learners, thanks to integrated tools for differentiation and development of growth mindset.
Why are students working on this platform?
It is important that we continue to strengthen our classroom instruction by offering this program paired with small group and whole group instruction around our priority content standards in math and ELA classes. After the learning loss some students experienced during COVID shutdown and virtual learning, we have put this in place district wide to accelerate learning and growth in grades 5-9.
What if my student does not need this?
If your student has tested at proficient levels, we have enrichment platforms and additional opportunities for him or her, so that they are getting what is needed as determined by his or her ability level.
Ask your student to show you how Math and Read 180 work!
Adams Middle School is raising money by selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits to help pay for several things happening during the second half of the year. Funds raised will pay for:
- Washington D.C. (Students that are going on this trip will have their profit applied towards their individual balance owed)
- NWEA Incentives
- Classroom Resources, Incentives and Celebrations
- Upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
- End of Year 8th Grade Celebration
- And much more!
It’s time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits! Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining! We are asking that everyone sells two kits to help us reach our goal.
Fill out the top portion of your order form with your name and your preferred contact phone number (cell phone numbers preferred). Collect payment at the time you take orders. We accept cash, but will not accept personal checks. Order forms are coming home next week!
You may also order and pay online by credit card now!:
- Go to www.PizzaKit.com
- Got to Products then click on Shop
- Select Ship My Order to the Group (All Kits ordered online are delivered to Adams on delivery day.)
Our Fundraiser ID # is 419253
Fundraiser start date:
Online starts NOW! Order forms will be sent home next week for those that do not want to shop online. Payment will be due January 30, 2023 (Late orders will NOT be accepted.)
Week of Pizza Kit Pickup:
February 13, 2023 (Just in time to have on hand for mid-winter break)!
Adams Middle School – More info to come regarding the exact time pickup will take place. We will ask that you please pick up your Pizza Kits as soon as possible the day of as we do not have onsite storage. We are not responsible for orders that are not picked up on delivery day.
We’ll also need several helpers on the day of delivery to help sort orders. Please look for more details soon!
Thank you for your support and participation!
Girls’ Basketball Tryouts
Wrestling begins after school on January 11, 2023. Pick-up time is at 4:15 pm. All athletes must have a current physical on file prior to trying out. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Venturini at email@example.com.
Mental Health Support
Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by Wayne-Westland Community Schools. This is a free service to students, families and staff. Care Solace helps connect individuals to mental health or substance abuse providers. They will call providers, verify insurance and help to make appointments. Contact Care Solace by calling 888-515-0595 or visiting caresolace.com/wwcsd and click “Book Appointment.” Support is available 24 hours a day 365 day a year in any language.
- If you need to pick up your child from school early, please do so by 2:00 pm as the office gets very busy at the end of the day
- You will be required to show your ID upon entering the building and we ask that you please do not allow anyone else to follow in behind you and please make sure the door closes behind you
- You will not be able to enter the building during passing time, at arrival or dismissal. You will need to wait until our hallways are clear before entering
- You are not permitted in the hallways. You will be required to wait in the office until your appointment time or your child is ready to go home
Safety is our number one priority. We appreciate you helping us keep our students safe.
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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.