We hope you continue to stay safe and healthy. Please read this memo carefully. Some of the information has already been share with you, but there is also an abundance of new information!
Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard
Chromebook Distribution/Schedule Pick-Up
On August 25th and August 27th we will have Chromebook distribution and schedule pick-up on site at Adams. Students enrolled in Edgenuity will also pick up devices at Adams. The pick-up times will be staggered so that we can provide a safe environment for our families. Students will enter through the main door and obtain their schedule. Staff will then direct students to the gym to get their Lifetouch picture taken (Edgenuity students included). Before exiting the building, Chromebooks will be distributed. Signage will be posted directing students to the exit adjacent to the main door after receiving their device. This process will allow for a one way flow of traffic and proper social distancing to take place. We will limit the number of people in the building at one time if necessary to maintain a safe environment. We will provide hand sanitizer upon entering the building and ask that masks are worn at all times with the exception of when photos are being taken.
WWCSD devices are intended for academic use only. District-owned Chromebooks only accept district-issued user accounts. Gaming, social media and other inappropriate content is blocked.
Due to the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, we are waiving any checkout fees during this distribution. Please be aware that acceptance of a district device implies a responsibility to care for and return the device and accessories in working condition and with only reasonable wear and tear. Students are expected to bring the device and accessories with them to Adams, with the battery in a fully-charged state upon our return to face-to-face learning. The device must also be returned within 1 week of request of severance with WWCSD. Failure to return the device and accessories within 1 week may result in the matter being escalated to a collection process. Further details are found in the Technology Loan Agreement Form. You MUST complete this loan agreement form prior to arrival at Adams to pick-up your device!
Please see the schedule for both days below and information to order photos if interested.
8/25 – 6th Grade, 9 am – 11 am followed by 7th Grade, 1 pm – 3 pm
8/27 – 8th Grade, 9 am – 11 am followed by make-up times from 1 pm – 3 pm
*Note – If you have children in multiple grades, please select one of the time frames to obtain all schedules and devices.
The First Day of School
The schedule below it the schedule our 7th and 8th grade students will follow on the first day of school.
- 1st hour – 8:00-8:30
- 2nd hour – 8:45-9:15
- 3rd hour – 9:30-10:00
- 4th hour – 10:15-10:45
- 5th hour – 12:00-12:30
- 6th hour – 12:45-1:15
You will receive the links to join class on Google Meet from classroom teachers. If your child is in 6th grade, the teacher will communicate his or her plan for the day since they do not follow the traditional hourly schedule.
First Week of School
On September 2nd and 3rd, we will be distributing materials students will need to complete work at home. These materials will NOT include the technology! That is a separate day and process is discussed above.
The materials that your child will pick up may include textbooks, workbooks, other literature, notebooks, equipment, etc. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teachers on their schedule to inquire about whether they will have materials for you to pick up. The material distribution schedule is below.
Wednesday, September 2nd:
- Material Distribution day 1
- 8:00-9:30 Last names A-C
- 9:30-11:00 Last names D-F
- 12:00-1:30 Last names G-I
- 1:30-3:00 Last names J-L
Thursday, September 3rd:
- Material Distribution day 2
- 8:00-9:30 Last names M-O
- 9:30-11:00 Last names P-R
- 12:00-1:30 Last names S-U
- 1:30-3:00 Last names V-Z
Distance Learning Schedule
Upon returning from Labor Day Recess on September 8th, the same modified schedule followed on the first day of school will be followed for our 7th and 8th graders. This gives teachers time to get to know their students and begin building relationships. Again, our 6th grade teachers will communicate to our 6th graders what the structure for the day will look like on the 8th. On September 9th, we will begin settling into our regular distance learning schedules. The links to the schedules are below. Classroom teachers will provide a more detailed breakdown of what each class structure will look like.
The District has been working closely with the Champions Childcare Program to help meet the childcare needs of our staff and families. We have negotiated a reduced rate with Champions until the District returns full face-to-face (State would be at Phase 5).
Champions will be operating in each individual Elementary School and Stevenson Middle School starting with the new school year on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Champions will be offering time in the day for students to do their virtual learning with their teachers and complete assignments daily. Both enrollment options will include time for assignments and learning to be completed. The District will provide desktop computers for students without a device. The District will provide breakfast and lunch to students enrolled in Champions.
Other Childcare Options within our Community
The Office of Great Start offers ways to find childcare in your area:
Go to www.greatstarttoquality.org for child care in all areas of the state. You can filter by your preferred location, needs, city, county, and other factors to find care tailored to your family’s need.
Contact someone who can help:
Contact your local Great Start to Quality Regional Resource Center at 1-877-614-7328. Enter your zip code for the location you would like to find child care. This will direct you to a local childcare referral specialist for personalized supports.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP)
The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year.
We are asking that you fill out and sign the Application for Household Information Report and email it to Karen Snow in our Food Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org which is needed for administrative purposes, not to determine eligibility. You can also print, fill out & sign the survey and turn it in to your youngest child’s school. This survey allows our school to benefit from various State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At Risk (31s), Title II A, E -Rate, etc. This survey is critical in determining the amount of money the school receives from a variety of supplemental programs. We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible. Once filled out, please submit a hard copy to the main office of your school.
All information on the survey submitted is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize utilization of available State and Federal funds.
If you need any assistance, please contact our Food Services Department at 734-419-2118.
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.
Updating for CURRENT (returning) students will began on July 15th. Parents can access this through Parent Connect. You must be on a computer to complete the registration as it is not mobile/tablet friendly.
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.
August 25 – Technology & Schedule Pick Up/Photos
- 8/25 – 6th Grade, 9 am – 11 am followed by 7th Grade, 1 pm – 3 pm
August 27 – Technology & Schedule Pick Up/Photos
- 8/27 – 8th Grade, 9 am – 11 am followed by make-up times from 1 pm – 3 pm
September 1 – First Day of School (K-5 AM only, Middle/High School Full Day)
September 2-3 – Classroom Material Distribution (Schedule Above)
September 4-7 – Labor Day Recess
September 8 – School Resumes