September 17, 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

Learning at Adams

There have been amazing things happening in the classrooms at Adams.  Check out the photo gallery below!

 

TikTok Challenges – Violation of the Code of Conduct

There is a new challenge circulating on TikTok called the “Devious Lick” challenge that encourages TikTok users to post videos of themselves stealing items and damaging school bathrooms and classrooms.

We have had a few incidents at Adams related to this and are asking you to speak with your student about the possible consequences that will incur for anyone participating.

This is a violation of several district expectations and could result in a suspension for a student participating.

Student Handbook

Your child will be bringing home the Adams Student Handbook next week.  This handbook discusses our policies, procedures and code of conduct.  Please review this with your child.

Newspaper Club Recruitment

We are seeking students in all grades to join our newspaper club.  If your student is interested, please have him or her email callejal@wwcsd.net 0r dauml@wwcsd.net for more information!

7th and 8th Grade Parents – Save the Date!

We will hold parent meetings on September 28, 2021 to discuss a 7th grade trip to Chicago and an 8th grade trip to Philadelphia.

7th Grade – 6:00 pm

8th Grade – 7:00 pm

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

OK2Say Presentation

The Michigan Attorney General’s office will present OK2SAY student safety programming on September 29, 2021 at Adams Middle School.

Students in 6th – 8th grade learn what the OK2SAY program is, how it works, what types of incidents they can report, how to submit a tip, and what will happen with the tip. Students then get detailed explanations about bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, sexting, sexual abuse, the predator threat, and how to protect themselves online. Students see a video about the power of words, the deceptive ways internet predators target teens, along with a video featuring students from Michigan that have tragically died by suicide due in part to bullying. Through the presentation, these students are encouraged to stand up for themselves and their peers and to always be mindful of the power of their words.

More information and resources are available on the OK2SAY website (ok2say.com).  If you would like to opt your child out of this presentation, please email eatone@wwcsd.net.

Fall Pictures – Rescheduled Lifetouch Logo 200x50

These have been rescheduled for October 18, 2021.  More information will be shared closer to the date.

Little Caesar’s Fundraiser – Last Call!Little Caesars | International Franchise Association

Please support the Adams Middle School Little Caesars online fundraiser. Make a seller account and share with your friends and family! Shopping and paying is done online. All orders will be shipped right to your supporter’s homes!
 
 
Don’t want to create your own account? Share this link with your friends and family to support Adams!
 

 

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.

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

Upcoming Events

September 28 – Class Trip Meetings

September 29 – OK2Say Presentation

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

September 10, 2021

9/11: We Remember | PBS North Carolina

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,

Student Walkers

Please ask your child to use the sidewalk if they walk to school.  We have several students walking along the road that cars enter on when dropping off students.  We want to keep our Eagles safe and need them to use the sidewalk as they approach the school.

Dismissal

Please do not park next door at the Adams Senior Village complex.  We have gotten calls that report cars from Adams are parking in resident parking spaces.  Please do not block their drive or park on their property.

7th and 8th Grade Parents – Save the Date!

We will hold parent meetings on September 28, 2021 to discuss a 7th grade trip to Chicago and an 8th grade trip to Philadelphia.

7th Grade – 6:00 pm

8th Grade – 7:00 pm

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

OK2Say Presentation

The Michigan Attorney General’s office will present OK2SAY student safety programming on September 29, 2021 at Adams Middle School.

Students in 6th – 8th grade learn what the OK2SAY program is, how it works, what types of incidents they can report, how to submit a tip, and what will happen with the tip. Students then get detailed explanations about bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, sexting, sexual abuse, the predator threat, and how to protect themselves online. Students see a video about the power of words, the deceptive ways internet predators target teens, along with a video featuring students from Michigan that have tragically died by suicide due in part to bullying. Through the presentation, these students are encouraged to stand up for themselves and their peers and to always be mindful of the power of their words.

We will share videos for you to preview prior, as well as the option to opt your child out of this.  More information and resources are available on the OK2SAY website (ok2say.com).

Fall Pictures – Rescheduled Lifetouch Logo 200x50

These have been rescheduled for October 18, 2021.  More information will be shared closer to the date.

Little Caesar’s Fundraiser  Little Caesars | International Franchise Association

Please support the Adams Middle School Little Caesars online fundraiser. Make a seller account and share with your friends and family! Shopping and paying is done online. All orders will be shipped right to your supporter’s homes!
 
 
Don’t want to create your own account? Share this link with your friends and family to support Adams!
 

 

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.

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

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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

Upcoming Events

September 28 – Class Trip Meetings

September 29 – OK2Say Presentation

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

September 2, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you have a great long weekend!  Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information and understand what needs to be completed prior to school beginning on Monday.

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

Labor Day 2020: What's Open? What's Closed? | Mental Floss

No School Friday, September 3 or Monday, September 6, 2021.

Reminders

  • Our school hours are 7:50 am – 2:40 pm.  Please ensure your child arrives on time and is picked up promptly at the end of the day.
  • If you need transportation, you must register for this in Parent Connect.  Your child will not be assigned a bus route until this is completed.
  • At arrival and dismissal, please remember that once you enter off Palmer Road, drive all the way through the lot until you need to make a left. Then follow the road that leads you past the main doors.  Please drop and pick up your child near his or her drop point.  Do not enter the bus loop at any time.
  • If you need to pick your child up from school early for any reason, please do so from the main office prior to 2:20 pm.
  • Breakfast and lunch is free for all students.  Please see the menu here for September.
  • Chromebooks can not be issued until we have a loan agreement form on file.  A paper copy has been sent home with those students that still need a Chromebook.
  • Masks must be worn by students at all times throughout the day with the exception of when eating.
  • If you need to report an absence, please call 734-419-2399 and leave a message on the attendance line.

Updating Registration for Current Students

Please log in to your ParentConnection account to update your child(ren)’s contact information as well as re-acknowledge important school policies if you have not done this yet.

Please complete, print and sign the Application for Household Information Report. This report is used to determine eligibility for state benefits for which your child(ren)’s school may qualify. Please return this form to your child’s school.  All information on the survey submitted is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize the utilization of available State and Federal funds.

Chain of Command Process

How to Effectively Communicate with School and District Staff

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education and the Superintendent expect that all concerns be treated with respect. Parents/guardians are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and school board members and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school.

To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “chain of command,” or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their problem or concern. Many parent and community questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken, with appeals moving on to the next level in the chain of command.

The easiest way to communicate is via email; a phone call is the next preferable way. Here at Wayne-Westland Community Schools, we ask that you address any issues in the order as laid out in our Chain of Command document found here.

School Threat Letter from Prosecutor Kim Worthy

Letter

 

Fall Pictures – Rescheduled Lifetouch Logo 200x50

These have been rescheduled for October 18, 2021.  More information will be shared closer to the date.

Schedule Changes

We work very hard to create schedules based on student elective choices and academic needs.  We will not honor any schedule changes after the first week of school and will only make changes during week one 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. 

Little Caesar’s Fundraiser  Little Caesars | International Franchise Association

Please support the Adams Middle School Little Caesars online fundraiser. Make a seller account and share with your friends and family! Shopping and paying is done online. All orders will be shipped right to your supporter’s homes!
 
 
Don’t want to create your own account? Share this link with your friends and family to support Adams!
 

 

Beaumont Clinic

Our clinic hours are as follows:

M/T/TH – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

W – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

F – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please call 734-728-2423 for an appointment.  Please follow this link to complete the paperwork we need on file to give the clinic consent to treat your child during the school day.

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.

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

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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

Upcoming Events

September 3-6 – Labor Day Recess

September 7 – School Resumes

September 29 – OK2Say Presentation

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

August 27, 2021

Dear Families,

It was great seeing you on Tuesday this week at schedule and Chromebook distribution or last night at Open House!  We are very excited to welcome our students back on Monday! Please take the time to read all sections of this update so you have current information and understand what needs to be completed prior to school beginning on Monday

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

Mask Mandate

The Wayne County Public Health Department issued a mask order this afternoon requiring all students, staff, parents and visitors to wear a mask while indoors at school.

This order means that ALL students will be required to wear masks.  Please send your student to school with a mask daily.  We will have extras if one is needed.  Look for further communication from the district soon.

The First Day of School 

Printable First Day of School Signs | Paper Trail Design

The first day of school will be on Monday, August 30, 2021.  This will be a full day for our Eagles.  They will attend from 7:50 am – 2:40 pm.

If your child will be riding the bus this year, you must register for transportation in Parent Connect. Registration for transportation can be completed when you complete the back to school registration process.  All bus routes can also be found in Parent Connect.  Please contact transportation at 734-419-2150 with any questions.

First Day of School Procedures

  • Breakfast doors (Door 4) will open at 7:20 am.  ONLY students having breakfast will be permitted into the cafeteria at this time.
  • The first bell rings at 7:40 am.  Assigned doors will open for students that do not eat school breakfast.
  • Masks are required for your student.
  • Students will need to turn cell phones off and put them away for the day as they are not permitted.  Our Away for the Day policy can be found here. Please review this with your student.
  • Students will need to put belongings in their lockers upon arrival.  Staff will help students locate lockers and help them with combinations if needed.  Students will not carry bags from class to class this year as lockers will be available during all passing periods.
  • Students will have assigned doors they enter through in the morning. They are as follows and are marked on the map below.
    • Door 4 – This is for any student eating breakfast in grades 6-8.
    • 6th Grade – Door 1 (Main Entrance)
    • 7th Grade – Door 38
    • 8th Grade – Door 40
    • Bus Riders will enter at Door 37 in the bus loop where they are dropped off

Larger Version of the Map

  • Please adhere to the direction of the arrows on the map to ensure a continuous flow of traffic – you may not drive around back into the bus loop at any time to ensure our bus riders are kept safe.
  • Dismissal is at 2:40 pm.  Please ensure you arrive on time for dismissal and again, do not enter the bus loop.  Students will exit at the same door they enter.

Fall Pictures – Postponed!

This day has been postponed.  Please see the message below from Lifetouch.  As soon as we have a new date, it will be shared with you.

You have recently received communication from Lifetouch that we were scheduled to provide school photos at your upcoming student orientation. Regrettably, due to the severe hiring crisis in Michigan, we are unable to adequately staff that event. Despite our best efforts, this situation has forced us to reschedule your Picture Day.  We appreciate your understanding and consider it an honor to have the opportunity to serve Adams Middle School, their students and families. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department at 800-736-4753.

Sincerely, Lifetouch

Schedule Changes

We work very hard to create schedules based on student elective choices and academic needs.  We will not honor any schedule changes after the first week of school and will only make changes during week one 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. 

Little Caesar’s Fundraiser

Please support the Adams Middle School Little Caesars online fundraiser. Make a seller account and share with your friends and family! Shopping and paying is done online. All orders will be shipped right to your supporter’s homes!
 
 
Don’t want to create your own account? Share this link with your friends and family to support Adams!
 

 

Beaumont Clinic

Our clinic hours are as follows:

M/T/TH – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

W – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

F – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please call 734-728-2423 for an appointment.  Please follow this link to complete the paperwork we need on file to give the clinic consent to treat your child during the school day.

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.

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

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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!

MiStar App

For your ease and convenience, there is an app that has been created to have quick access to your Parent and Student Connection. In your Google App or Play store, type in “MiStar” and you will have the option to download the “Q ParentConnection” app for yourself and also the “Q StudentConnection” app for your child. If you get the app, you can select the “Re-Enrollment” in the drop down menu to submit your information that way as well.

Here Comes the Bus App

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Here Comes the Bus to offer families an app that will help avoid students and parents from waiting too long for the bus. Here Comes the Bus allows parents to see where their child’s bus is along the route and when it will be at their bus stop.

Sign up for Here Comes the Bus™

  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button
  3. Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Tasks to complete prior to August 30, 2021

  • Log into Parent Connection (Click here for Directions) and update all current student enrollments (detailed information below)
  • Complete the MICR FERPA and Annual Household Reporting form and return during Open House or on the first day of school – printed copies will be available during Open House
  • Pay all fines owed to WWCSD here
  • Complete the Chromebook Technology Agreement Form found here
  • Review the Adams Student/Parent Handbook here

Upcoming Events

September 3-6 – Labor Day Recess

September 7 – School Resumes

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

August 20, 2021

Dear Families,

We look forward to seeing you next week for Chromebook distribution or Open House! This memo is filled with important information.  Please take the time to read all sections so you are up to date with current information and understand what needs to be completed prior to school beginning.

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

If you are unable to attend Open House or do not have a ton of time on the 24th, you may pick-up your child’s Chromebook and schedule from the main office on Tuesday, August 24th from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Teachers will not be available and the building will not be open for touring.  This is only for Chromebooks and schedules if this option works better for you.

Please complete the tech agreement form found here prior to arrival to expedite the process.

Open House – Thursday, August 26, 2021

We will have our Open House on August 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.  We invite you and your student to come meet teachers, pick-up schedules, check-out Chromebooks and tour the school.  Please complete the technology agreement form found here to expedite Chromebook distribution prior to Open House.

2020/2021 Yearbooks will be available for pick-up at Open House.  If you can not attend this, we will send your child’s home with him or her once school begins.

 

Schedule Changes

We work very hard to create schedules based on student elective choices and academic needs.  We will not honor any schedule changes after the first week of school and will only make changes during week one 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. 

Printable First Day of School Signs | Paper Trail DesignThe First Day of School

The first day of school will be on Monday, August 30, 2021.  This will be a full day for our Eagles.  They will attend from 7:50 am – 2:40 pm.

If your child will be riding the bus this year, you must register for transportation in Parent Connect. Registration for transportation can be completed when you complete the back to school registration process.  All bus routes can also be found in Parent Connect.

Updating Registration for Current Students

Please log in to your ParentConnection account to update your child(ren)’s contact information as well as re-acknowledge important school policies.

If you have moved and need to change your address, you will need to bring your new mortgage/lease/current tax bill along with two other proofs of residency to the Administration Office located at 36745 Marquette, Westland MI 48185.

You must be on a computer to complete the registration as it is not mobile/tablet friendly.

 

First Day of School Procedures

  • Breakfast doors (Door 4) will open at 7:20 am.  ONLY students having breakfast will be permitted into the cafeteria at this time.
  • The first bell rings at 7:40 am.  Assigned doors will open for students that do not eat school breakfast.
  • Masks are strongly recommended but will be optional for your student.
  • Students will need to turn cell phones off and put them away for the day as they are not permitted.  Our Away for the Day policy can be found here. Please review this with your student.
  • Students will need to put belongings in their lockers upon arrival.  Staff will help students locate lockers and help them with combinations if needed.  Students will not carry bags from class to class this year as lockers will be available during all passing periods.
  • Students will have assigned doors they enter through in the morning. They are as follows and are marked on the map below.
    • Door 4 – This is for any student eating breakfast in grades 6-8.
    • 6th Grade – Door 1 (Main Entrance)
    • 7th Grade – Door 38
    • 8th Grade – Door 40
    • Bus Riders will enter at Door 37 in the bus loop where they are dropped off

Larger Version of the Map

  • Please adhere to the direction of the arrows on the map to ensure a continuous flow of traffic – you may not drive around back into the bus loop at any time to ensure our bus riders are kept safe.
  • Dismissal is at 2:40 pm.  Please ensure you arrive on time for dismissal and again, do not enter the bus loop.  Students will exit at the same door they enter.

Covid Protocols

The following is information highlighted from an earlier email sent by Superintendent Dignan.  The information may change at any time and we will ensure you get updates when necessary.

Students will return to five full days a week of in-person learning. We will not require face coverings for students and staff in our District this fall. While no longer
required, the Wayne County Health Department recommends that individuals who are not fully vaccinated should consider wearing a face covering when indoors, especially in crowded settings. Wayne-Westland Community Schools respects each family’s or individual’s decision. Students who ride the bus MUST wear a mask while on the bus according to CDC Federal guidelines.

Should specialized programs require a mask, the supervisor of the program will contact staff and families. WWCS will not require students and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The decision to receive the vaccine remains a choice of the family or individual. We have no information to indicate testing for COVID-19 will be required for schools in the fall and WWCS has no plans to test students or staff.

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.

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

Fall Pictures – August 31, 2021

Order forms will be sent home or you can order here.

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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!

MiStar App

For your ease and convenience, there is an app that has been created to have quick access to your Parent and Student Connection. In your Google App or Play store, type in “MiStar” and you will have the option to download the “Q ParentConnection” app for yourself and also the “Q StudentConnection” app for your child. If you get the app, you can select the “Re-Enrollment” in the drop down menu to submit your information that way as well.

Here Comes the Bus App

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Here Comes the Bus to offer families an app that will help avoid students and parents from waiting too long for the bus. Here Comes the Bus allows parents to see where their child’s bus is along the route and when it will be at their bus stop.

Sign up for Here Comes the Bus™

  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button
  3. Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Upcoming Fundraiser

We will again be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza kits beginning August 23, 2021, and ending on September 22, 2021.  This fundraiser was very easy for our students and staff to participate in.  We raised over $1,000 last year and hope to raise even more this time around.  More information will be shared at Open House to help get you started selling or to make a purchase.  All funds raised will help pay for field trips, student incentives, assemblies and more!

School Supply Donations

Tasks to complete prior to August 30, 2021

  • Log into Parent Connection (Click here for Directions) and update all current student enrollments (detailed information below)
  • Complete the MICR FERPA and Annual Household Reporting form and return during Open House or on the first day of school – printed copies will be available during Open House
  • Pay all fines owed to WWCSD here
  • Complete the Chromebook Technology Agreement Form found here
  • Review the Adams Student/Parent Handbook here

Upcoming Events

August 24 – Optional Chromebook/Schedule Pick-Up, Main Office 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

August 26 – Open House (Schedule Distribution, Chromebook Pick-Up, Meet the Staff) from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

August 30 – First Day of School (K-5 AM only, Middle/High School Full Day)

September 3-6 – Labor Day Recess

September 7 – School Resumes

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

August 13, 2021

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school in just a couple of short weeks!  This memo is filled with important information.  Please take the time to read all sections so you are up to date with current information and understand what needs to be completed prior to school beginning.

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

Printable First Day of School Signs | Paper Trail DesignThe First Day of School

The first day of school will be on Monday, August 30, 2021.  This will be a full day for our Eagles.  They will attend from 7:50 am – 2:40 pm.

If your child will be riding the bus this year, you must register for transportation in Parent Connect. Registration for transportation can be completed when you complete the back to school registration process.  All bus routes can be found in Parent Connect.

Updating Registration for Current Students

Please log in to your ParentConnection account to update your child(ren)’s contact information as well as re-acknowledge important school policies.

If you have moved and need to change your address, you will need to bring your new mortgage/lease/current tax bill along with two other proofs of residency to the Administration Office located at 36745 Marquette, Westland MI 48185.

You must be on a computer to complete the registration as it is not mobile/tablet friendly.

 

Open House – Save the Date!

We will have our Open House on August 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.  We invite you and your student to come meet teachers, pick-up schedules, check-out Chromebooks and tour the school.  Please complete the technology agreement form found here to expedite Chromebook distribution prior to Open House.

2020/2021 Yearbooks will be available for pick-up at Open House.  If you can not attend this, we will send your child’s home with him or her once school begins.

Additional Chromebook Distribution 

If you are unable to attend Open House or do not have a ton of time that evening, you may pick-up your child’s Chromebook prior from the main office on Tuesday, August 24th from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.  We will not be distributing schedules at this time (they will be available for viewing in Student/Parent Connect), teachers will not be available, and the building will not be open for touring.  This is only for Chromebooks if this option works better for you.

Students will need to begin bringing their Chromebooks to school daily starting on day one.  Students are responsible for charging these nightly and keeping them in their protective cases.

First Day of School Procedures

  • Breakfast doors (Door 4) will open at 7:20 am.  ONLY students having breakfast will be permitted into the cafeteria at this time.
  • The first bell rings at 7:40 am.  Assigned doors will open for students that do not eat school breakfast.
  • Masks are recommended but will be optional for your student.
  • Students will need to turn cell phones off and put them away for the day as they are not permitted.  Our Away for the Day policy can be found here. Please review this with your student.
  • Students will need to put belongings in their lockers upon arrival.  Staff will help students locate lockers and help them with combinations if needed.  Students will not carry bags from class to class this year as lockers will be available during all passing periods.
  • Students will have assigned doors they enter through in the morning. They are as follows and are marked on the map below.
    • Door 4 – This is for any student eating breakfast in grades 6-8.
    • 6th Grade – Door 1 (Main Entrance)
    • 7th Grade – Door 38
    • 8th Grade – Door 40
    • Bus Riders will enter at Door 37 in the bus loop where they are dropped off

Larger Version of the Map

  • Please adhere to the direction of the arrows on the map to ensure a continuous flow of traffic – you may not drive around back into the bus loop at any time to ensure our bus riders are kept safe.
  • Dismissal is at 2:40 pm.  Please ensure you arrive on time for dismissal and again, do not enter the bus loop.  Students will exit at the same door they enter.

Fall Pictures – August 31, 2021

Order forms will be sent home or you can order here.

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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!

MiStar App

For your ease and convenience, there is an app that has been created to have quick access to your Parent and Student Connection. In your Google App or Play store, type in “MiStar” and you will have the option to download the “Q ParentConnection” app for yourself and also the “Q StudentConnection” app for your child. If you get the app, you can select the “Re-Enrollment” in the drop down menu to submit your information that way as well.

Here Comes the Bus App

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Here Comes the Bus to offer families an app that will help avoid students and parents from waiting too long for the bus. Here Comes the Bus allows parents to see where their child’s bus is along the route and when it will be at their bus stop.

Sign up for Here Comes the Bus™

  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button
  3. Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Upcoming Fundraiser

We will again be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza kits beginning August 26, 2021, and ending on September 25, 2021.  This fundraiser was very easy for our students and staff to participate in.  We raised over $1,000 last year and hope to raise even more this time around.  More information will be shared at Open House to help get you started selling or to make a purchase.  All funds raised will help pay for field trips, student incentives, assemblies and more!

School Supply Donations

Tasks to complete prior to August 30, 2021

  • Log into Parent Connection (Click here for Directions) and update all current student enrollments (detailed information below)
  • Complete the MICR FERPA and Annual Household Reporting form and return during Open House or on the first day of school – printed copies will be available during Open House
  • Pay all fines owed to WWCSD here
  • Complete the Chromebook Technology Agreement Form found here
  • Review the Adams Student/Parent Handbook here

Upcoming Events

August 24 – Optional Chromebook Pick-Up, Main Office 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

August 26 – Open House (Schedule Distribution, Chromebook Pick-Up, Meet the Staff) from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

August 30 – First Day of School (K-5 AM only, Middle/High School Full Day)

September 3-6 – Labor Day Recess

September 7 – School Resumes

Subscribe to the Adams Event Calendar Here

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

Back to School Update

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe school is right around the corner!  We hope you are staying healthy and finding time to enjoy the weather.

The first day of school will be on Monday, August 30, 2021 for our Eagles.  This day will be a full day for students.  School will be in session from 7:50 am – 2:40 pm.

This memo is filled with important information.  Please take the time to read all sections so you are up to date with current information and understand what needs to be completed prior to school beginning.

Throughout the year we will communicate with you weekly in this format. More frequent communication may be required at the start of the school year to ensure you have all the information you need to start the year successfully with your student.

We look forward to working alongside you to make this an amazing year for your child.  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

Update from Superintendent Dignan

Please review the most recent update from the Superintendent below and continue to check your email for the most up to date information from the district.

Highlights from the email include:

  • Students will be retuning to a full five day in person learning week unless enrolled in the online virtual academy by August 15, 2021
  • Masks will be optional for your student with the exception of when riding the bus
  • You must register your student for transportation through Parent Connect if your child is eligible for bussing and will utilize this service

July 29, 2021 Letter from Superintendent

Tasks to complete prior to August 30, 2021

  • Log into Parent Connection (Click here for Directions) and update all current student enrollments (detailed information below)
  • Complete the MICR FERPA and Annual Household Reporting form and return during Open House or on the first day of school – printed copies will be available during Open House
  • Pay all fines owed to WWCSD here
  • Complete the Chromebook Technology Agreement Form found here
  • Review the Adams Student/Parent Handbook here

Open House – Save the Date!

We will have our Open House on August 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.  We invite you and your student to come meet teachers, pick-up schedules, check-out Chromebooks and tour the school.  Please complete the technology agreement form above to expedite Chromebook distribution prior to Open House.

2020/2021 Yearbooks will be available for pick-up at Open House.  If you can not attend this, we will send your child’s home with him or her once school begins.

Additional Chromebook Distribution 

If you are unable to attend Open House or do not have a ton of time that evening, you may pick-up your child’s Chromebook prior from the main office on Tuesday, August 24th from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.  We will not be distributing schedules at this time (they will be available for viewing in Student/Parent Connect), teachers will not be available, and the building will not be open for touring.  This is only for Chromebooks if this option works better for you.

Sports Physicals 2021/2022 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, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

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!

Updating Registration for Current Students

Please log in to your ParentConnection account to update your child(ren)’s contact information as well as re-acknowledge important school policies.

If you have moved and need to change your address, you will need to bring your new mortgage/lease/current tax bill along with two other proofs of residency to the Administration Office located at 36745 Marquette, Westland MI 48185.

You must be on a computer to complete the registration as it is not mobile/tablet friendly.

MiStar App

For your ease and convenience, there is an app that has been created to have quick access to your Parent and Student Connection. In your Google App or Play store, type in “MiStar” and you will have the option to download the “Q ParentConnection” app for yourself and also the “Q StudentConnection” app for your child. If you get the app, you can select the “Re-Enrollment” in the drop down menu to submit your information that way as well.

Here Comes the Bus App

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Here Comes the Bus to offer families an app that will help avoid students and parents from waiting too long for the bus. Here Comes the Bus allows parents to see where their child’s bus is along the route and when it will be at their bus stop.

Sign up for Here Comes the Bus™

  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button
  3. Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Upcoming Fundraiser

We will again be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza kits beginning August 26, 2021, and ending on September 25, 2021.  This fundraiser was very easy for our students and staff to participate in.  We raised over $1,000 last year and hope to raise even more this time around.  More information will be shared at Open House to help get you started selling or to make a purchase.  All funds raised will help pay for field trips, student incentives, assemblies and more!

Upcoming Events

August 24 – Optional Chromebook Pick-Up, Main Office 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

August 26 – Open House (Schedule Distribution, Chromebook Pick-Up, Meet the Staff) from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

August 30 – First Day of School (K-5 AM only, Middle/High School Full Day)

September 3-6 – Labor Day Recess

September 7 – School Resumes

2021/2022 District Calendar

 

 

June 4, 2021

Summer card Enjoy every moment. 416235 Vector Art at Vecteezy

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates. This will be the last newsletter of the 20/21 school year.  Important information will be shared as needed throughout the summer when necessary.

It has been a rollercoaster of a year, but WE MADE IT!  We look forward to an amazing 2021/2022.  Enjoy your summer and 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

Last Week of School Schedule/Action Items

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching our last week of school.  Cohort A students will attend full days on Monday and Tuesday.  Cohort B students will attend on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday and Friday will be half days for Cohort B with dismissal at 11:00 am.  We need your help with the following next week:

  • Ensure your student returns his/her Chromebook and charger.  If we do not get these returned, there will be a fine issued and could result in a new device not being issued in the fall until we receive the device or payment.
  • Please have students return all textbooks. These are VERY expensive to replace and fine notices will be sent home prior to the end of the year if we do not get these back to cover the replacement cost.
  • Please make sure your student has returned all library books from this year or even previous years from different schools.
  • All instrumental music students need to return any instruments to Adams so they can be checked in. Instruments being stored in the music room will be collected during class. Any instruments not turned in before the end of the year will be assessed a replacement fee for the full value of the instrument and all accessories.

Birds of Prey Gazette, Volume 1 Issue 4

Please read the latest edition here!

8th Grade Award Ceremony

Here are the links to view the 8th grade award celebrations!

Cohort A

Cohort B

Kona Celebration

We celebrated all of our students this week that completed One Book, One School, had prefect May attendance or met NWEA goals!

8th Grade Farewell Picnic – Monday, June 7, 2021

We invite all 8th grade students (both cohorts) to join us on the soccer field for an afternoon of food, games, photo op, music and fun from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm!  ALL students will get an Adams Alumni t-shirt, pizza and Gatorade or water, snacks from the snack walk and win a raffle prize at no cost!  Thanks to our generous donors, there will be $20, $10 and $5 gift card prizes, basketballs and other so much more. Every student will win a raffle prize!

This is a student only event.  We will not permit any families members on the field as we celebrate our students!  Please ensure you make arrangements to pick your 8th grade student up by 5:00 pm!

Yearbooks

Yearbooks can still be ordered at ybpay.lifetouch.com.

The yearbook ID code is 1523621

We will share an announcement when we have a confirmed delivery date and can schedule pick up dates and times.

2021/2022 Athletic Opportunities

If your child is interested in any fall athletic activities at Adams, please use the link here to sign up!

If you have an interested 8th grader wanting to participate in High School sports, please use the link here.

FREE Summer Opportunities!

Summer ELA/Math Virtual Tutoring Opportunities – Last Call

If you would like your child to participate in 3 hours of Math and ELA summer instruction per week, please complete the form below so we can plan accordingly.  This instruction will be provided by our Adams teachers.

Form

NFL Flag Football Schedule

  • June 4 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 11 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 18 at Wayne Memorial High School Championship games (soccer field)

Gleaners Food Distribution – June 17 @ AMS

Food Distribution

Please see the updated food distribution schedule for the week – Adams is no longer a weekly distribution site.

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

June 7 – 8th Grade Farewell, 3-5 pm

June 8 – Last day for Cohort A (Full Day)

June 10/11 – Half Days – 11:00 am Dismissal

June 11 – Last Day for Cohort B (Half Day)

May 28, 2021

Dear Families,

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

In honor of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Instrumental Music – Spring Concert

Please follow the link here to listen to our spring concert.

Chromebook Collection – June 1 & June 3

We will be collecting all student devices on June 1 and June 3 for the school year.  If your child’s Chromebook is damaged, you will be sent an invoice with the damage fee amount owed.  Please ensure that your child has both their device and charger to return next week.

Teachers will still log in on virtual Wednesdays in addition to sending home any work your child needs to complete.  Have your child log in if they are able to from a home device.  If you do not have a home device, your student will not be penalized for not joining virtually, but will still be expected to complete any work sent home.

Textbooks

Teachers are beginning to collect textbooks from students.  Please check with your child to ensure that all books have been returned to school.  If there is a missing textbook, a fine notice will be sent home to cover the replacement cost.

FREE Summer Opportunities!

 

Sacred Heart Catholic School 8th Grade Graduation | Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pinellas Park

8th Grade Awards Awards - National Waste & Recycling Association

We will be holding our 8th Grade award ceremony on June 1 for Cohort A and June 3 for Cohort B.  We will not be inviting parents to this event to maintain proper safety protocols, but we will record this and share with all families!

8th Grade Farewell – Save the Date! 

Mobile Dentist

This has been canceled due to the lack of students signed up.

Summer ELA/Math Virtual Tutoring Opportunities

If you would like your child to participate in 2-3 hours of Math or ELA summer instruction per week, please complete the form below so we can plan accordingly.  This instruction will be provided by our Adams teachers.

Form

Immunization Information – Parent Letter from Health & Human Services

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As many Michigan schools are working hard with concluding the current school year, they are also preparing for the return of students for the 2021-2022 school year. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Immunization wishes to remind you that Michigan schools are required to report immunization information regardless of their mode of instruction (in-person, virtual, and combinations of both). Any student who fails to meet the school immunization requirements shall not be admitted, or able to participate in school classes and activities.

Although you are probably juggling a lot of responsibilities right now, making sure your children are up to date on their shots is one of the best things you can do to protect them against several serious but preventable diseases. Michigan has seen a sharp drop in vaccinations since the start of the pandemic, which is a frightening trend. When children are not vaccinated, they are at risk of getting diseases like measles, chicken pox, and hepatitis A. Falling vaccination rates can lead to new outbreaks of dangerous diseases.

Terri Adams, RN, BSN, MM
Interim Director
Division of Immunization

Call the Beaumont Healthcare Center to schedule an appointment – 734-728-2423

Kona Truck!  

We are so happy to report that close to 400 of our students have earned this!  The truck will be here on June 1 & June 3 from 12:30 – 2:30.

 

NFL Flag Football Schedule

  • June 4 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 11 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 18 at Wayne Memorial High School Championship games (soccer field)

Gleaners Food Distribution – June 3, June 17 @ AMS

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.

THANK YOU to all of our families doing their part to keep our school community safe and healthy.

 

Food Distribution

Please see the updated food distribution schedule for the week – Adams is no longer a weekly distribution site.

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

5/31 – No School

June 1/3 – Device Collection, 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

June 7 – 8th Grade Farewell, 3-5 pm

June 8 – Last day for Cohort A (Full Day)

June 10/11 – Half Days – 11:00 am Dismissal

June 11 – Last Day for Cohort B

May 21, 2021

Dear Families,

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

2021/2022 School Year

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Wayne-Westland Community Schools (WWCS) plans to have in-person classes five days a week when the fall semester begins in August. There will be no hybrid programming for the 2021-22 school year.
If you are interested in a virtual option for your child, the Wayne-Westland Virtual Academy is currently accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are returning to full in-person learning at all campuses (K-12), five days per week for the 2021-2022 school year, barring any unforeseeable event. This is a full load for our students and families who choose to join us for in-person learning. We will continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols as the District moves into the new school year through the guidance of the Wayne County Health Department and other entities.

General Reminders for Students

Please take the time to review the following with your students  as we begin to round out the year:

  • Cell phones are not permitted at any time during the day.  If we see them being used, it may result in you having to come pick-up the phone.  If you need to reach your child, please call the main office.  Here is our Away for the Day policy for your review.
  • Please ensure that appropriate clothing is worn as the weather gets warmer.  Shirts that expose the stomach and excessively short shorts are not permitted in school.
  • Ensure Chromebooks are brought to school daily and fully charged.
  • Here is the school-wide PBIS expectations matrix for you to review with your student.

Sacred Heart Catholic School 8th Grade Graduation | Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pinellas Park

8th Grade Awards Awards - National Waste & Recycling Association

We will be holding our 8th Grade award ceremony on June 1 for Cohort A and June 3 for Cohort B.  We will not be inviting parents to this event to maintain proper safety protocols, but will either record and share the ceremony or stream the ceremony live.  The details will be shared next week!

8th Grade Farewell – Save the Date! 

Summer ELA/Math Virtual Tutoring Opportunities

If you would like your child to participate in 2-3 hours of Math or ELA summer instruction per week, please complete the form below so we can plan accordingly.  This instruction will be provided by our Adams teachers.

Form

Summer Program Registration

Wayne-Westland Community Schools have partnered with community organizations to provide a variety of exciting summer programs for our students.  Please follow this link to view the opportunities and register your student.

Immunization Information – Parent Letter from Health & Human Services

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As many Michigan schools are working hard with concluding the current school year, they are also preparing for the return of students for the 2021-2022 school year. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Immunization wishes to remind you that Michigan schools are required to report immunization information regardless of their mode of instruction (in-person, virtual, and combinations of both). Any student who fails to meet the school immunization requirements shall not be admitted, or able to participate in school classes and activities.

Although you are probably juggling a lot of responsibilities right now, making sure your children are up to date on their shots is one of the best things you can do to protect them against several serious but preventable diseases. Michigan has seen a sharp drop in vaccinations since the start of the pandemic, which is a frightening trend. When children are not vaccinated, they are at risk of getting diseases like measles, chicken pox, and hepatitis A. Falling vaccination rates can lead to new outbreaks of dangerous diseases.

Terri Adams, RN, BSN, MM
Interim Director
Division of Immunization

Call the Beaumont Healthcare Center to schedule an appointment – 734-728-2423

Chromebook Collection

We will be collecting all student devices on June 1 and June 3 for the school year.  If your child’s Chromebook is damaged, a $25 damage deposit will be collected while we assess the extent of the problem.

May Student Incentives

We will have a Kona truck at Adams on June 1/3 for students.  Encourage your student to earn a trip – details below.

 

NFL Flag Football Schedule

  • May 21 at John Glenn High School (football stadium)
  • June 4 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 11 at Wayne Memorial High School (soccer field)
  • June 18 at Wayne Memorial High School Championship games (soccer field)

Gleaners Food Distribution – June 3, June 17 @ AMS

One Book, One School

Students have through this Sunday to complete this work!

Link to join Google Classroom

Reading Schedule

Reading Calendar

Flyer with Google Link

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue ParkBook Summary:

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

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.

THANK YOU to all of our families doing their part to keep our school community safe and healthy.

If you child is sent home displaying COVID symptoms, the chart below shows the steps that need to be taken prior to a student being able to return to school.  Please report any positive cases or close contact cases to the office as soon as you are made aware.

COVID-19 Symptom Flowchart

Food Distribution

Please see the updated food distribution schedule for the week – Adams is no longer a weekly distribution site.

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

5/28 – 1/2 Day

5/31 – No School