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WMS Weekly Update- August 10th

WMS Weekly Update- August 10th

School hours: 7:50am-2:26pm

Mark Your Calendars - click on this link to see the full calendar on the Website.

CALENDAR

August 22nd: Schedules will be posted on-line through Infinite Campus Portal

August 24th:  9am to 1pm: OPTIONAL 6th, 7th and 8th graders may drop supplies in your lockers and self-tour the school and find classes.  Staff will not be here.

August 30th:  5:30pm to 7:30pm: 7th and 8th grade Open House-Parents Only

September 5th: NO SCHOOL – Holiday

September 6th:  7:50am-2:26pm: Camp 6 for All 6th Grade Students (First Day of School – 6th grade) No 7th or 8th graders have school.

September 7th: First Day of School for 7th and 8th Grade Students

September 8th:  5:30-7:30-6th grade Open House-Parents Only

Order Your 2022-2023 Yearbook TODAY!!

Yearbooks are now on sale for $33.00 but only until Sept. 23rd.  Yearbooks can only be purchased online at jostensyearbook.com.  Please note that yearbooks WILL NOT be available for purchase this spring. 

 

Nutrition/Food Service Information for 2022-23

 

Some important items regarding breakfast and lunch at WMS for 2022-23:

 

Beginning September 2022, breakfast and lunch are no longer free per the USDA.

 

Families can fill out an Application for Educational Benefits (Free and Reduced-priced Meals) application in School Cafe. Please go to the nutrition website here and click on “Apply Via School Cafe” to apply for free and reduced-price meals.

 

Students will again be required to use their PIN numbers this school year. There is more information about PIN numbers here.

 

For additional information about Nutrition Services, including menus, go to the following link: https://www.sowashco.org/services/nutrition 

 

Student Chromebook Protection

SoWashCo Schools is offering families the option of purchasing a Device Protection Plan to protect district-issued devices from accidental damage to the device; damage from fire, flood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with a filed police report).

 

The participation cost for those choosing to enroll in the Device Protection Plan is $20 annual, per device. This is an ANNUAL protection plan where families need to renew each fall. (Families who waive the Device Protection Plan will be responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement of the device. The district issued device accessories, charging cable, power adapter “brick” and case (for iPad) are not covered by the plan.)

 

Families who qualify for federal educational benefits, such as free and reduced-price meals, will also be eligible for reduced pricing ($10 annually per device) or free coverage. If families are eligible, the pricing will automatically be calculated at checkout. In addition, families with multiple children will not pay more than $60 per year for Device Protection Plans.

 

Payment on Device Protection Plans is due upon issuing of the student’s device. The protection fee is non-refundable. Coverage begins upon the receipt of the payment and ends at the conclusion of the scheduled school year.

Learn more about the device protection plan

Instructions for paying fees through SmartSchoolK12

 

All electronic technologies must be used in accordance with the educational program and mission of South Washington County Schools. Although issued to the student, the iPad or Chromebook is and remains the property of South Washington County Schools. It may be reviewed and revoked at any time. The student should have NO expectation of privacy regarding content on the iPad or Chromebook.

 

Please note that families who waive the device protection plan will be responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement of the device. If you have any issues signing up and paying for the device protection plan, please contact fees@sowashco.org

 

Transportation Information

 

Like many school districts across Minnesota, we continue to have a critical shortage of school bus drivers. If your child qualifies for bussing, please help us make transportation services and bus routes more efficient by letting us know if your child will not be using South Washington County Schools transportation for the 2022-23 school year.

 

If your child qualifies for bussing and will be using their regularly scheduled bus for the 2022-23 school year, there is no action needed.

 

If your child will not be using the bus for the 2022-23 school year, please complete the onine Decline/Resume Transportation Service form by August 3.

 

Request to decline/resume transportation service

 

If you decline transportation for the 2022-23 school year and would like to resume at a later time, please complete the Decline/Resume Transportation service form and select the resume option, or contact our office at 651-425-5303 or via email at transportation@sowashco.org. If a request to resume transportation is completed during the school year, you will be contacted directly. Requests to resume transportation may take 3-5 business days for student busing to be activated.

 

For other forms or transportation information, please visit sowashco.org/services/transportation

 

Optional Summer Opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

If students and parents would like to come in and tour the building and drop off supplies in your lockers we will be open from 9:00am -1:00pm on August 24th.  There will be no teachers here that day but if there are issues with lockers we will have custodians here to help.  If you can’t make it no worries the first two days of school we will have time built in for students to organize their lockers and get help.

 

Health Office Information

 

We are looking forward to welcoming students back in a few short weeks.  If your student will need to take daily medication in the health office or have a procedure done during the school day, please refer to the link below and click the Medications at School tab to find the correct form .

 https://www.sowashco.org/services/health.

 

Medication Authorization Form: Should be filled out if your student will be needing to take medications during the school day or will need to have a procedure done during the school day.  Form should be returned with the medication to be administered and all necessary supplies for the procedure prior to the first day of school. This form should also be filled out and signed by both Parent and Provider.  

 

Self-Authorization Form: If your student will be self-carrying a prescription medication for emergencies such as Inhalers or Epi-Pens, this form must be filled out and returned. The LSN will meet with the student and will update records to note where the medication will be in case of emergency (locker, backpack, in binder pouch, etc.) We do encourage middle school students to self-carry their inhalers as much as possible. 

 

OTC medications: If you want your student to be able to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen during the school day, please update information in Campus.  Note: you must send the medication with your student as the health office does not supply medications.

 

Also now is a great time to check in with your child(ren)’s provider to ensure that all vaccines are current.  Health office staff return to Woodbury Middle School on August 24th and we will be available to answer any questions.  Please feel free to email or call with questions or concerns.

 

Laurel Werner, LPN

Health Care Specialist

lwerner@sowashco.org

651-425-4507

 

Melinda Key RN, PHN, LSN, MSN

Mkey001@sowashco.org

651-425-4502

 

 

Our school-wide theme for 2022-23 will be:

 

 “Better Together” 

 

Building strong positive relationships across our school community has long been a strength and source of pride at WMS. The foundation for student learning in the middle years truly starts with that sense of belonging and community.

 

T-shirt Order

Our 2022-23 t-shirt highlights our monthly advisory themes. These are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve. The order deadline is July 30. We plan to have ordered shirts available for pickup at the open house nights in August.

 

Click here to order (through Heritage Embroidery)

 

Woodbury’s School Supply List for 2022-23 School year

Here is the link for the School Supply List for those of you who want to get a “jump start” this summer!

 

PLEASE NOTE

All Woodbury Middle School Students will be assigned a school-issues Chromebook for the 2022-2023 School year.  Students will receive their Chromebooks the first week of the school year.

All students will also be given a Student Planner.

 

Counselors for the 2022-2023 School Year

6th grade Counselor-Karlie Lehman 425-4524 klehmann1@sowashco.org

7th grade Natalie Herzog 425-4514 nherzog@sowashco.org

8th grade Rebecca Crislip 425-4512  rcrislip@sowashco.org

Technology-Student and Parent Portal Information-Please update any changes