January 21, 2022

Dear Families,

Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and throughout the district in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Sheppard or myself directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton

Report Cards

Today marks the end of semester 1.  Report cards will not be sent home with students.  They will be viewable on Parent Connect beginning on January 31, 2022.  If you need assistance with Parent Connect, please call Mrs. Bailey at 734-419-2379.

Semester 2 Schedules – Distributed Today

We work very hard to create schedules based on student elective choices and academic needs. Schedules were shared with students today and are viewable on student and parent connect. We will not honor any schedule changes after the first week of the semester and will only make changes during week one of semester 2 for the following reasons:
  • Your student has previously taken the class
  • Health reasons
  • Academic misplacement (i.e. if your student was placed in the wrong class such as an advanced class)
Schedules will not be changed for the following reasons:
  • Student does not like the teacher
  • Student wants to be with friends
  • Student wants a different lunch period
  • Student feels the teacher gives too much work
  • Student wants to change class because he/she does not want to do the class work or has not done the reading/required work

Order Your Yearbook Today!

The deadline to order yearbooks is April 4, 2022.  Please visit ybpay.lifetouch.com to place your order.

Gleaners Food Distribution

 

School CNXT

SchoolCNXT is a a comprehensive two-way engagement and communication solution that brings equity to the family engagement efforts of districts and schools to reach 100% of families in their home languages on their mobile devices.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to launch this and at the time of this communication, over fifty percent of our families have registered their account. Please check your email with instructions on how to create your account.  This will allow us to communicate with you directly to your phone in the form of a text message through an app, and will soon allow you to communicate direct with your child’s teachers.

Mental Health Services Available @ No Cost

The District is committed to the well-being of our students, staff and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. We have partnered with Care Solace to help individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. The Care Companion team from Care Solace is available 24/7 and 365 days per year to connect you with verified providers in your community. All WWCS students, families and staff can access these services

8th Grade Parents – Save the Date

Please join the Wayne Memorial or John Glenn High School (depending on what high school your student will attend) counseling staff for a virtual parent night to discuss Freshman scheduling and answer questions you have.

Wayne Memorial – February 1, 2022

John Glenn – February 2, 2022

Updated COVID Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Please refer to the letter from Dr. Dignan that was sent last week here.

COVID-19 Test Kits Available Free at-home COVID tests are available through the government. One order contains four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Here are links to order.

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Health Center located inside of Adams Middle School is offering the vaccine for students over 5 years of age.  Please call (734) 728-2423 to make an appointment. 

February 4, 2022 – Oxford Strong Day

Please consider joining us to show support for Oxford victims on February 4, 2022 by purchasing a shirt for your child to wear to school.  See the details from MHSAA below.

In order to specifically help fund Oxford High School and its community, E.A. Graphics created the SupportOxfordStrong.com website for people to purchase “Oxford Strong” T-shirts and hoodies. According to the MHSAA, a large portion of each purchase will be donated to Oxford High School. Every purchase of a $20 T-shirt will get $16.20 donated.

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

January 14, 2022

Dear Families,

Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and throughout the district in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Sheppard or myself directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton

There will not be school on Monday, January 17, 2022 in honor of MLK Day. In person learning will resume on Tuesday. Below, you can find a snapshot of what next week will look like.  Please note the half days on Thursday and Friday to accommodate exams and the end of the semester.

January 17, 2022  – No School – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18, 2022  – In-person learning resumes, Full Day

January 19, 2022 – Full Day

January 20, 2022 –  ½ day of instruction for middle school

January 21, 2022 –  ½ day of instruction for middle school

Semester 2 Schedules

We work very hard to create schedules based on student elective choices and academic needs. Schedules will be distributed to students on Friday, 1/21, in their sixth hour class. We will not honor any schedule changes after the first week of the semester and will only make changes during week one of semester 2 for the following reasons:
  • Your student has previously taken the class
  • Health reasons
  • Academic misplacement (i.e. if your student was placed in the wrong class such as an advanced class)
Schedules will not be changed for the following reasons:
  • Student does not like the teacher
  • Student wants to be with friends
  • Student wants a different lunch period
  • Student feels the teacher gives too much work
  • Student wants to change class because he/she does not want to do the class work or has not done the reading/required work

 

School CNXT

SchoolCNXT is a a comprehensive two-way engagement and communication solution that brings equity to the family engagement efforts of districts and schools to reach 100% of families in their home languages on their mobile devices.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to launch this and at the time of this communication, forty percent of our families have registered their account. Please check your email with instructions on how to create your account.  This will allow us to communicate with you directly to your phone in the form of a text message through an app, and will soon allow you to communicate direct with your child’s teachers.

Mental Health Services Available @ No Cost

8th Grade Parents – Save the Date

Please join the Wayne Memorial or John Glenn (depending on what high school your student will attend) counseling staff for a virtual parent night to discuss Freshman scheduling and answer questions you have.

Wayne Memorial – February 1, 2022

John Glenn – February 2, 2022

Updated COVID Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Please refer to the letter from Dr. Dignan that was sent earlier this week here.

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Health Center located inside of Adams Middle School is offering the vaccine for students over 5 years of age.  Please call (734) 728-2423 to make an appointment. 

February 4, 2022 – Oxford Strong Day

Please consider joining us to show support for Oxford victims on February 4, 2022 by purchasing a shirt for your child to wear to school.  See the details from MHSAA below.

In order to specifically help fund Oxford High School and its community, E.A. Graphics created the SupportOxfordStrong.com website for people to purchase “Oxford Strong” T-shirts and hoodies. According to the MHSAA, a large portion of each purchase will be donated to Oxford High School. Every purchase of a $20 T-shirt will get $16.20 donated.

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

January 7, 2022

Dear Families,

Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and our transition to remote learning for next week.

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

Transition to Remote Learning – Week of January 10, 2022

We will transition to remote learning for one week, January 10-14, 2022.  Please review the letter sent to all families by Dr. Dignan here.  There will not be any school on MLK Day, Monday, January 17, 2022.  We will return to in person learning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Due to this transition, we are moving our finals week and semester end back one week.

The schedule for AMS will be as follows:

January 10-14, 2022 – All PreK-12 grade students will engage in remote instruction

January 17, 2022  – No School – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18, 2022  – In-person learning resumes, Full Day

January 19, 2022 – Full Day

January 20, 2022 –  ½ day of instruction for middle school, exams

January 21, 2022 –  ½ day of instruction for middle school, exams

If your child is not at school today and did not take their device home, they may pick it up this afternoon or on Monday morning if your student needs it.

Student Expectations for Remote Learning

  • Students log into all Google Meet sessions each day according to regular class times as outlined in the bell schedule above (Links will be in Goggle Classroom)
  • Students log-in on time for class
  • Students complete all tasks assigned by teachers in Google Classroom
  • Attendance is based on logging in to Google meet and grades are based on the completion of work

Food Distribution/Athletics

Information regarding food distribution will be sent by the district this weekend.  Coaches will provide you with information regarding practice schedules for next week.

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Health Center located inside of Adams Middle School is offering the vaccine for students over 5 years of age.  Please call (734) 728-2423 to make an appointment. 

February 4, 2022 – Oxford Strong Day

Please consider joining us to show support for Oxford victims on February 4, 2022 by purchasing a shirt for your child to wear to school.  See the details from MHSAA below.

In order to specifically help fund Oxford High School and its community, E.A. Graphics created the SupportOxfordStrong.com website for people to purchase “Oxford Strong” T-shirts and hoodies. According to the MHSAA, a large portion of each purchase will be donated to Oxford High School. Every purchase of a $20 T-shirt will get $16.20 donated.

School Wide Reading Initiative

We have launched out school-wide reading of Ban This Book. We encourage ALL students to join the Google Classroom using the code ubtet5z.  It is not too late!

Book Summary:

It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite book in the whole world, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That’s when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned! All because a classmate’s mom thought the book wasn’t appropriate for kids to read. Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. But soon things get out of hand, and Amy Anne finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read. In the end, her only recourse might be to try to beat the book banners at their own game. Because after all, once you ban one book, you can ban them all…

 

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

 

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

January 1, 2022

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We wish you a year filled with health and happiness. Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.  We look forward to welcoming students back in person on Monday, January 3, 2021. Please make sure your child is to school on time.  Our doors open at 7:20 am for those having breakfast, and 7:40 am for all others. School begins at 7:50 am.

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

School Expectations

Before returning to school on Monday, please review our school expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring one to school.

The expectations can be found below. If your child is not following our expectations, consequences will be issued.  At Adams, we work hard to change negative behaviors by teaching and conferring with students to resolve problems when they arise. With the re-teaching of expectations, students in most cases are also issued a consequence.  Depending on the nature of the offense, students may serve a lunch detention, after school detention, have privileges revoked, be assigned restitution tasks, suspended in school or out of school, or other consequences deemed appropriate. You will be notified if there is ever a consequence issues due to an office referral.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Masks

As mentioned above, please send your child to school with a mask daily.  We do have a few extra on hand in the event that your child forgets his or her mask, but we do not have enough to be supplying these to students daily.  Thank you for helping with this.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Health Center located inside of Adams Middle School is offering the vaccine for students over 5 years of age.  Please call (734) 728-2423 to make an appointment. 

February 4, 2022 – Oxford Strong Day

Please consider joining us to show support for Oxford victims on February 4, 2022 by purchasing a shirt for your child to wear to school.  See the details from MHSAA below.

In order to specifically help fund Oxford High School and its community, E.A. Graphics created the SupportOxfordStrong.com website for people to purchase “Oxford Strong” T-shirts and hoodies. According to the MHSAA, a large portion of each purchase will be donated to Oxford High School. Every purchase of a $20 T-shirt will get $16.20 donated.

School-Wide Communication System

We have been VERY patiently waiting to launch a school wide text message communication system called SchoolCNXT that will make it very easy to communicate with all teachers and groups on one platform.  Please look for an email next week (fingers crossed) that tells you how to sign up! We are a pilot school in the district and will be seeking your feedback on the usefulness of the platform.

Congratulations to our Winners! 

The yearbook cover contest winners (who have won a free yearbook) are:
Front Cover: DeCarlo Union
Back Cover: Maya Croskey

 

School Wide Reading Initiative

We have launched out school-wide reading of Ban This Book. We encourage ALL students to join the Google Classroom using the code ubtet5z.  It is not too late!

Book Summary:

It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite book in the whole world, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That’s when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned! All because a classmate’s mom thought the book wasn’t appropriate for kids to read. Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. But soon things get out of hand, and Amy Anne finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read. In the end, her only recourse might be to try to beat the book banners at their own game. Because after all, once you ban one book, you can ban them all…

 

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

Middle School Parents Still Make the Difference

Please follow the link below to access the January installment of Middle School Parents Still Make the Difference. In this edition you will learn more about supporting your middle school student and will be provided with talking points around various topics.

January Edition

Topics include:

  • Reinforcing traits that lead to academic achievement
  • How to motivate underachievers
  • Helping your child work with teachers
  • Making time for reading
  • Showing your child ways to exhibit respect
  • Success beginning with a positive attitude
  • And much more!

If you have any questions or would like additional resources, please reach out to your child’s counselor.

 

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

December 10, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend. This will be the last update until just before we return from winter break. Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly (even over winter break) at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton

Holiday Concert

Our winter concert will be taking place on December 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm. The concert will be held in Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial. Our instrumental music students have made incredible progress in a short amount of time and we know they’re both excited yet super nervous about doing this! They will be performing both holiday music and standard concert repertoire alike. It would be great to see you there! Here’s a link to the digital program if you’d like to see what music we’ll be playing.

Winter Break

Winter break will begin on Monday, December 20, 2021 and last until Friday, December 31, 2021.  School will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Student Safety

Student safety remains our top priority at Adams.  If your student sees or hears anything that could cause harm to the staff or students at Adams, please encourage him or her to report it immediately to the office. All tips can be reported to OK2Say as well here.

We will not tolerate any threat, joking or not, made against another student, staff member or school.  Please read the letter below from Superintendent Dignan and the local law enforcement outlining the consequences for such.

Bus Route Cancellations, Week of December 13, 2021

The following routes are cancelled next week.  Please plan accordingly.

Monday – Route 6

Wednesday – Route 7

Friday – Route 2 and Route 18

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

The Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Health Center located inside of Adams Middle School is offering the vaccine for students over 5 years of age.  Please call (734) 728-2423 to make an appointment. 

Lost and Found

If your child is missing something, encourage him or her to check the lost and found now set-up in the cafeteria.

School Wide Reading Initiative

We have launched out school-wide reading of Ban This Book. We encourage ALL students to join the Google Classroom using the code ubtet5z.  It is not too late!

Book Summary:

It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite book in the whole world, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That’s when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned! All because a classmate’s mom thought the book wasn’t appropriate for kids to read. Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. But soon things get out of hand, and Amy Anne finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read. In the end, her only recourse might be to try to beat the book banners at their own game. Because after all, once you ban one book, you can ban them all…

Wayne Westland Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign

 

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

 

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

December 3, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend. Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

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

Student Safety

Our number one priority at Adams is to ensure all of our students are safe.  In light of the recent tragedy at Oxford High School, we begin to ask ourselves just how safe our school really is.  I am a mother of two middle school age children myself and will always do for your child what I expect is done for my own in their school setting to provide a safe environment. At Adams, the following resources and protocols are in place to ensure each and every child that walks into Adams is kept safe.

  • The district crisis team (prior to this tragedy) has been working diligently to update/review our current lockdown measures to ensure we are prepared for any threat at any time.  I am part of this team and have been trained to deal with this type of event just recently over the summer
  • We have a school resource officer, Officer Donald, that we work with closely as needed from the Westland Police Department that is onsite in the district
  • Onsite we have a school resource officer (Officer Dave) and behavior coordinator (Mr. I), both having law enforcement backgrounds to help us keep our students safe
  • Adams has a building crisis team that meets regularly to review safety procedures and participates in tabletop exercises
  • Enhanced safety features and cameras have been installed as part of the bond work
  • Hall monitors patrol our halls throughout the day
  • We have an Adams reporting form for students to report anything anonymously that can be found here
  • We partner with Ok2Say – Anyone can report a threat against students or staff  here
  • All doors remain closed and locked throughout the day.  Visitors must show ID at the door before being allowed into the building and all visitors must check in at the main office

We ask that you talk to your child about always reporting anything that makes him or her uneasy or could potentially lead to harm of any student or staff member.  Please monitor your child’s social media accounts to ensure that threats and cyberbullying are not occurring online.  Instagram has a feature for you to report any activity you see that is not appropriate in a matter of seconds.  Instagram is very good at removing any content that goes against their standards.

Letter from Dr. Dignan:

School Wide Reading Initiative

We are excited to launch a whole school reading of Ban This Book by Alan Gratz!  Here is a summary of what this books is about!  We encourage ALL students to join the Google Classroom using the code ubtet5z.

It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite book in the whole world, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That’s when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned! All because a classmate’s mom thought the book wasn’t appropriate for kids to read. Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. But soon things get out of hand, and Amy Anne finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read. In the end, her only recourse might be to try to beat the book banners at their own game. Because after all, once you ban one book, you can ban them all…

Wayne Westland Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign

Picture Retakes

Boys Basketball vs Franklin

Come support our Eagles as they take on our cross town rival on Wednesday, December 8 @ 3:30.  All students and families in attendance must be respectful and follow school expectations, including wearing masks.  Concessions will be available to support our PBIS program.  Please ensure your child has transportation home promptly at the end of the games if they are dropped off!

NWEA Winter Testing

Students will be taking their winter ELA, Science, Math NWEA tests in the coming weeks.  Please encourage your student to do their best on this so we can use this data to help us analyze the effectiveness of our programs and instructional strategies.  This data is one piece of information we look at that allows us to determine students that need additional support as well as enrichment.  Prizes will be raffled off for all students who meet their individual growth goals as an incentive to give it their all.

Off and Away for the Day Reminder! 

Adams Middle school is a cell phone free school.  If students bring their phones to school, they are required to be turned off and put away.  There are several reasons for this, and specific details can be found below in the Off and Away Letter.  Some of the reasons we enforce this include:

  • Phones cause a distraction to learning and the learning environment
  • Students often create videos and share them on TikTok or other social media platforms as well as text other students during the day – this is not acceptable at Adams
  • We encourage face to face interactions during the day at school between peers in a society where cell phones dominate the way we communicate with each other
  • Every classroom has a phone if a call needs to be made
  • Parents can call the main office at anytime for messages to be relayed to students

The consequences for using phones during the day are as follows:

  • First Offense – Warning
  • Second Offense:  The student will be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.
  • Third Offense: The student will be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.  In addition, the student will face an appropriate consequence.
  • Fourth Offense: There will be a meeting with administration and the parent to create a personal electronics plan/contract.  The phone must be picked up from the office by a parent.

Several students have reached the fourth offense.  We do not want to burden you or take up our time dealing with this by asking you to meet, so please review expectations with your student.  We appreciate your support.

Off and Away for the Day

Yearbook Cover Design Contest!

Students have until December 10, 2021 to submit a yearbook cover design that may be selected to be the front or back of the 21/22 yearbook.  The guidelines can be found here or below.

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

Late to School/Student Tardies

This week we launched a first hour attendance contest to provide our students with incentives to help them arrive at school on time. School begins promptly at 7:50 am, with our doors opening at 7:40 am. We have several students getting dropped off to school late daily, or walking to school and arriving late. In some cases, students are arriving later than 8:15 am and are then marked absent for the first hour. Valuable learning is lost during this time and late arrivals cause disruptions to classes in session. We ask that you help us with this by ensuring your child arrives on time.

In addition, we have several students arriving to classes after passing time tardy. Students with multiple tardies per week are serving a lunch detention and completing a reflection sheet to help them think about what they need to do differently to ensure they are on time and why being on time is important.  If your child serves this detention, you will be notified through mail with a letter sent home stating how many tardies your student had along with the completed reflection sheet.

Please review our expectations with your student so we can ensure we are making the most of our instructional time throughout the day.

Book Fair – Starts on Monday!

The book fair will be in the AMS media center December 6-10, 2021.  You can shop in person or online here.

Holiday Concert

Our winter concert that will be taking place on December 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm. The concert will be held in Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial. Our instrumental music students have made incredible progress in a short amount of time and I know they’re both excited yet super nervous about doing this! They will be performing both holiday music and standard concert repertoire alike. It would be great to see you there! Here’s a link to the digital program if you’d like to see what music we’ll be playing.

 

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

November 24, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend and wonderful Thanksgiving! We will see our students back on Monday, November 29, 2021.  Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

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

NWEA Winter Testing

Students will be taking their winter ELA, Science, Math NWEA tests in the coming weeks.  Please encourage your student to do their best on this so we can use this data to help us analyze the effectiveness of our programs and instructional strategies.  This data is one piece of information we look at that allows us to determine students that need additional support as well as enrichment.  Prizes will be raffled off for all students who meet their individual growth goals as an incentive to give it their all.

Off and Away for the Day Reminder! 

Adams Middle school is a cell phone free school.  If students bring their phones to school, they are required to be turned off and put away.  There are several reasons for this, and specific details can be found below in the Off and Away Letter.  Some of the reasons we enforce this include:

  • Phones cause a distraction to learning and the learning environment
  • Students often create videos and share them on TikTok or other social media platforms as well as text other students during the day – this is not acceptable at Adams
  • We encourage face to face interactions during the day at school between peers in a society where cell phones dominate the way we communicate with each other
  • Every classroom has a phone if a call needs to be made
  • Parents can call the main office at anytime for messages to be relayed to students

The consequences for using phones during the day are as follows:

  • First Offense – Warning
  • Second Offense:  The student will be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.
  • Third Offense: The student will be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.  In addition, the student will face an appropriate consequence.
  • Fourth Offense: There will be a meeting with administration and the parent to create a personal electronics plan/contract.  The phone must be picked up from the office by a parent.

Several students have reached the fourth offense.  We do not want to burden you or take up our time dealing with this by asking you to meet, so please review expectations with your student.  We appreciate your support.

Off and Away for the Day

Yearbook Cover Design Contest!

Students have until December 10, 2021 to submit a yearbook cover design that may be selected to be the front or back of the 21/22 yearbook.  The guidelines can be found here or below.

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

Late to School/Student Tardies

This week we launched a first hour attendance contest to provide our students with incentives to help them arrive at school on time. School begins promptly at 7:50 am, with our doors opening at 7:40 am. We have several students getting dropped off to school late daily, or walking to school and arriving late. In some cases, students are arriving later than 8:15 am and are then marked absent for the first hour. Valuable learning is lost during this time and late arrivals cause disruptions to classes in session. We ask that you help us with this by ensuring your child arrives on time.

In addition, we have several students arriving to classes after passing time tardy. Students with multiple tardies per week are serving a lunch detention and completing a reflection sheet to help them think about what they need to do differently to ensure they are on time and why being on time is important.  If your child serves this detention, you will be notified through mail with a letter sent home stating how many tardies your student had along with the completed reflection sheet.

Please review our expectations with your student so we can ensure we are making the most of our instructional time throughout the day.

Holiday Concert

Our winter concert that will be taking place on December 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm. The concert will be held in Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial. Our instrumental music students have made incredible progress in a short amount of time and I know they’re both excited yet super nervous about doing this! They will be performing both holiday music and standard concert repertoire alike. It would be great to see you there! Here’s a link to the digital program if you’d like to see what music we’ll be playing.

 

Book Fair – Coming Soon!

The book fair will be in the AMS media center December 6-10, 2021.  You can shop in person or online here.

Scheduling Appointments with Staff/Chain of Command

If at any time you need to meet with Mrs. Sheppard or myself, you must call ahead and schedule an appointment.  We typically are unable to schedule any appointments before 8:30 am or between 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  As much as we would like to be able to meet with you when you drop in, we are most often not able to immediately stop what we are doing.  We ask that you treat us the same as you would your doctor’s office or other office that is by appointment only.

We also ask that when there is an academic concern or other issue you need to address, please follow the chain of command outlined below.  When following this chain, only move on to the next step if the issue is not resolved, and please do not skip steps in the process.

Step One – Teacher

Step Two – Counselor

Step Three – Administration

Step Four – Central Office

Order your Yearbook Today!

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

11/25-11/26 – Thanksgiving Break

11/29 – School Resumes, in person

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

November 19, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend!  Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

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

Virtual Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021,  students will not attend class in person. This is a virtual half day.  Teachers will post assignments in students 4th – 6th hour Google Classrooms.  Attendance will be recorded based on submission of work.  This is an independent learning day and students will not log in to meet with teachers.

Thanksgiving Break

49,673 Thanksgiving Banner Stock Vector Illustration and Royalty Free Thanksgiving Banner Clipart

We will be off for Thanksgiving Break Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021.  We hope you are able to enjoy restful time with your family and friends.  We are very thankful for our students, families and staff!

Yearbook Cover Design Contest!

Students have until December 10, 2021 to submit a yearbook cover design that may be selected to be the front or back of the 21/22 yearbook.  The guidelines can be found here or below.

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 pm

Little Caesars Arena

Join Wayne-Westland Community Schools for a fundraising Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings. Make sure you select your individual school upon checkout!

TICKETS START AT $39

A portion of each ticket goes back your school

Earn the chance to participate in a Post-Game Photo on the Main Ice

Top school receives a Little Caesars Pizza Party!

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Detroit Red Wings vs Winnipeg Jets (fevo.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joelle Marino

Joelle.Marino@OlyEnt.com| 313.471.7534

Late to School/Student Tardies

This week we launched a first hour attendance contest to provide our students with incentives to help them arrive at school on time. School begins promptly at 7:50 am, with our doors opening at 7:40 am. We have several students getting dropped off to school late daily, or walking to school and arriving late. In some cases, students are arriving later than 8:15 am and are then marked absent for the first hour. Valuable learning is lost during this time and late arrivals cause disruptions to classes in session. We ask that you help us with this by ensuring your child arrives on time.

In addition, we have several students arriving to classes after passing time tardy. Students with multiple tardies per week are serving a lunch detention and completing a reflection sheet to help them think about what they need to do differently to ensure they are on time and why being on time is important.  If your child serves this detention, you will be notified through mail with a letter sent home stating how many tardies your student had along with the completed reflection sheet.

Please review our expectations with your student so we can ensure we are making the most of our instructional time throughout the day.

Holiday Concert

Our winter concert that will be taking place on December 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm. The concert will be held in Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial. Our instrumental music students have made incredible progress in a short amount of time and I know they’re both excited yet super nervous about doing this! They will be performing both holiday music and standard concert repertoire alike. It would be great to see you there! Here’s a link to the digital program if you’d like to see what music we’ll be playing.

 

Book Fair – Coming Soon!

The book fair will be in the AMS media center December 6-10, 2021.  You can shop in person or online here.

Water Filling Stations

Please send your child to school with a water bottle daily if they need water to drink throughout the day.  We have a water filling station that students can access to fill bottles during the day.

Scheduling Appointments with Staff/Chain of Command

If at any time you need to meet with Mrs. Sheppard or myself, you must call ahead and schedule an appointment.  We typically are unable to schedule any appointments before 8:30 am or between 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  As much as we would like to be able to meet with you when you drop in, we are most often not able to immediately stop what we are doing.  We ask that you treat us the same as you would your doctor’s office or other office that is by appointment only.

We also ask that when there is an academic concern or other issue you need to address, please follow the chain of command outlined below.  When following this chain, only move on to the next step if the issue is not resolved, and please do not skip steps in the process.

Step One – Teacher

Step Two – Counselor

Step Three – Administration

Step Four – Central Office

Order your Yearbook Today!

Adams Apparel 

From now until Thanksgiving, all orders placed for Adams gear will be shipped to the school at no cost to you!  Please follow the link below to order today.

School Store

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

11/24 – Half Day, Virtual 4th-6th Hour

11/25-11/26 – Thanksgiving Break

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

November 12, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend!  Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

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

Congratulations to all of our Eagles that made our Quarter One Principal’s Award List, Honor Roll and Honorable Mention Honor Roll.  We are so incredibly proud of you!

Principal’s Award Quarter One

Honor Roll Quarter One

Honor Roll Honorable Mention Quarter One

Virtual Positive Office Referrals | Bethlehem Elementary School

At Adams, we celebrate students that go above and beyond each day and follow our school-wide expectations.  Teachers, along with Mrs. Sheppard and I make positive calls home and celebrate our students at school and with our community when we receive a referral.  Check out the positive office photo gallery below.

Congratulations to the following students:

 #GoodNewsCalloftheDay

Amiah Morera-Perkins Chloe Brooks
Krystal Quick Braylon Cryor
Charle’ Grant Trice Nelson
Aubrey Courlas Ronald Reed
Jack Lindstrom Elijah Helen
Louis Schroeder Jeffrey Green
Markisha Moore
Matthew Glassmeyer
Victoria Thurmand Avery Craig
Jariah Lloyd James Reese
Stella Mariscal Kamryn Ballard
Willie Delleh Aaliyah Powell

Scheduling Appointments with Staff/Chain of Command

If at any time you need to meet with Mrs. Sheppard or myself, you must call ahead and schedule an appointment.  We typically are unable to schedule any appointments before 8:30 am or between 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm.  As much as we would like to be able to meet with you when you drop in, we are most often not able to immediately stop what we are doing.  We ask that you treat us the same as you would your doctor’s office or other office that is by appointment only.

We also ask that when there is an academic concern or other issue you need to address, please follow the chain of command outlined below.  When following this chain, only move on to the next step if the issue is not resolved, and please do not skip steps in the process.

Step One – Teacher

Step Two – Counselor

Step Three – Administration

Step Four – Central Office

Order your Yearbook Today!

Masks Required192,124 Face Mask Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

As required by the Wayne County Health Department, masks are required by students.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.  We do have extra for those that occasionally forget.  We have given out several that are washable and can be used daily.  Thanks!

Adams Apparel 

From now until Thanksgiving, all orders placed for Adams gear will be shipped to the school at no cost to you!  Please follow the link below to order today.

School Store

8th Grade Philadelphia Trip – Four Spots left!

The 8th grade class will have the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia May 15 -18, 2022.  Below you can follow the links to obtain all trip information and the payment schedule, as well as the link to book.

We will be putting $200 towards the cost of each trip so your out of pocket expense will be $415.  The $200 will be applied after your deposit is made.

Trip Information

Link to book the trip

All questions regarding this trip can be directed to brooks@wwcsd.net or eatone@wwcsd.net.

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

11/24 – Half Day

11/25-11/26 – Thanksgiving Break

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

November 5, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great weekend!  Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information regarding things occurring at Adams and in the district.

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

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please follow the link below to access the times and sign-up links for various teachers, counselors, and social workers.

Conference Sign-Up Link

Title One Parent Meeting

Please join us virtually using this link during the times indicated below to learn what it means to be a Title One school and learn how our Title One funds are spent.  The meeting password is 12345.

Masks Required192,124 Face Mask Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

As required by the Wayne County Health Department, masks are required by students.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.  We do have extra for those that occasionally forget.  We have given out several that are washable and can be used daily.  Thanks!

Adams Apparel 

From now until Thanksgiving, all orders placed for Adams gear will be shipped to the school at no cost to you!  Please follow the link below to order today.

School Store

Bowling ClubCrazy Bowling: 3D Balls! by 腾飞 李

The bowling club at Adams Middle School will began on Wednesday, November 3rd at Town and Country Lanes in Westland at 3:45 PM.  The cost of the league is $4 a week and includes two games of bowling and a pair of rental shoes.  There is a one time $5 registration fee for joining the league.  Please contact Mr. Mason at masond@wwcsd if your son or daughter is interested in joining the bowling league this year at AMS.

8th Grade Philadelphia Trip – Six Spots left!

The 8th grade class will have the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia May 15 -18, 2022.  Below you can follow the links to obtain all trip information and the payment schedule, as well as the link to book.

We will be putting $200 towards the cost of each trip so your out of pocket expense will be $415.  The $200 will be applied after your deposit is made.

Trip Information

Link to book the trip

All questions regarding this trip can be directed to brooks@wwcsd.net or eatone@wwcsd.net.

7th Grade Chicago Trip

The 7th grade class will have the opportunity to travel to Chicago May 25-26, 2022.  Below you can follow the links to obtain all trip information and the link to put your 7th grader on the waiting list for bus three.

Trip Information

Link to book the trip 

As discussed at our parent meeting, fundraising is being planned.

All questions regarding this trip can be directed to dangelol@wwcsd.net.

Basketball Parent Meeting – 6/7th Grade Boys

Halloween Leftovers?

If your child has candy he or she will not eat or you have leftovers you want out of the house, we will gladly take it to use as student incentives.  Thank you!

Learning at Adams

Our students are busy engaging in collaborative hands-on learning every day at Adams.  Check out some of our pictures below.

Student Sickness/Daily Health Screening

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home.  We ask that you complete the daily health screener found here each and every day.  If your child displays any of these symptoms please do not send him or her to school.  If you are sending your child to school sick, others are impacted and in some cases being required to quarantine.

If your child is pending a COVID test result, please do NOT send him or her to school.  Also, ALL students must wear a mask properly.  Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times.  Please send your child to school with a mask daily.

Please report any positive COVID cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

School Expectations

Please continue to review expectations with your student.  We focus on being safe, respectful and responsible at Adams.  Also remind your student that we are an off and away for the day school and we do not permit cell phone use at any time.  Each student has his or her own locker to lock phones in if they bring it to school.

PBIS Matrix

Off and Away for the Day

Updated Adams Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

 

Upcoming Events

11/9 & 11/10 – Conferences

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar