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WMS Weekly Update-September 3rd

WMS Weekly Update-September 3rd

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

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, SEPT 3RD OR MONDAY, SEPT 6TH

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

Sept. 3rd-No School- Holiday

Sept. 6th -No School-Holiday

Sept. 22nd- Picture Day

Oct. 18th and 19th- Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30

Oct. 21st and 22nd - No School

 

Important links

Student Council Applications link 

Spiritwear link

8th grade Washington D.C. Trip link

 

Chromebooks

All students received their chromebooks and charger today at school.  Please remind them to charge their chromebook up over the weekend and bring both their chromebook and charger to school with them on Tuesday, September 7th.

 

Drop-Off and Pick-up Congestion

If you want to avoid the long line and stress, you can drop your students off anytime after 7:15 in the morning.  At 2:35pm we dismiss all 30 buses, so if you would like to avoid traffic, please pick up your student after that time.  

 

 

Woodbury Middle School’s Daily Schedule

7:15am School Office Opens

7:35am First Student Arrival Bell

7:50am Student School Day Begins

2:26pm Student School Day Ends

3:30pm School Office Closes

*Please note- Unless a student is scheduled to meet with a staff member/attend a staff supervised activity/sporting event, students should leave the building at dismissal time. Student supervision is not provided after 2:45pm.

The earliest students can arrive at school in the morning is 7:00am if they are scheduled for an event/activity or have a pass to meet with a staff member.  Students leaving school early for any reason must be signed out of the building by a parent/guardian in order to leave.  We will not send students out of the building without a parent signing them out for safety/security reasons.

 

PTO Update

Welcome Back WMS Families!  If you would like to help in the WMS PTO please visit our website - http://woodburypto.org/ under Volunteer Needs and see what volunteer opportunity you can help with.  Also on the PTO website is the list of Meeting Dates and our Culver's Nights, as well as information on other ways to help the WMS PTO.   

2021-2022 PTO Meeting Dates:  

September 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 

November 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

January 4, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

February 8, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

April 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

May 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

2021-2022 Culver's Night Dates:

October 4 - (Hosting:  Lions)

November 1 - (Hosting:  Tigers)

December 6 - (Hosting:  Panthers)

January 3 - (Hosting:  Jaguars)

February 7 - (Hosting: Pumas)

April 4 - (Hosting:  Lynx)

May 2 - (Hosting:  Encore)

Feel free to email:  woodburymiddleschoolpto@gmail.com with any questions.  

  

Chromebook Device Insurance 2021-22

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

The cost for the optional plan is $20 annually per device. 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. Families can sign up and pay for the device protection plan through the SmartSchoolK12 website.

Learn more about the device protection plan

Instructions for paying fees through SmartSchoolK12

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 do not wish to get device insurance, there is nothing more you need to do. If you do not purchase the device insurance, that means you are waiving device protection.

If you have any issues signing up and paying for the device protection plan, please contact fees@sowashco.org.

 

Fall Middle School Athletic information

For more information on fall athletics for the middle school, please clink on the following link:

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/171QoRDh9KznRAM3oPfhRbuKLCCSQQCo0/view?usp=sharing

 

Chemical Health Newsletter

Please click on the following link to read our Chemical Health Newsletter for September.  https://www.smore.com/6x5yp

 

District 833 Information for Fall 2021

Important information is on our website at http://wms.sowashco.org/ for Fall 2021 Health and Safety Plans and Annual Back to school Campus Parent Portal Update that you need to complete. 

 

Have a Question or Need Assistance?

If you have a question and/or need assistance, please contact the Woodbury Middle School Front Office at 651-425-4501. The Front Office is open between 8am and 3pm most Business Days. If no one answers, someone will retrieve your voicemail message and return your call at our earliest convenience!

 

 Nutrition/Food Service

 

School breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all students free of charge again this school year. Go to the Nutrition Services at the following link https://www.sowashco.org/services/nutrition to see menus, nutritional improvements that are being made and other important information. Students can bring their own lunch from home if they choose to.

 

District 833 Transportation Information

District 833’s Transportation Department will communicate all specific information regarding transportation arrangements directly to you in late August. Initial information will include the bus stop location, stop time and bus route number for both morning and afternoon routing. We ask that you assist our Transportation Liaison and Woodbury Middle School staff in making sure your student knows his/her bus assignment (bus route number) for both morning and afternoon routes. This makes their experience much more positive and less stressful during the first weeks of the school year. All routes will be posted on the transportation tab of the “Parent Portal.” Additional information can be found on District 833’s webpage at www.sowashco.org under “Departments” and click “Transportation.” If you have any other questions regarding transportation issues, please call the Transportation Department Hotline directly at 651.425.5310 after August 24th.

 

Health Office Information

We are looking forward to welcoming students back in a few short weeks. If your student will be needing to take daily medication in the health office or have a procedure done during the school day, please refer to the documents on the health services website-

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

The medication authorization form needs to be filled out by a parent and signed by a provider (health office staff can assist in contacting providers) and returned with the medication to be administered before the first day of school.

If your student self carries medication, please follow the instructions on the self carry form. We do encourage middle school students to self carry their inhalers as much as possible.

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 23rd and will be available to answer any questions. I am very excited to join the WMS team as your Licensed School Nurse this year. Feel free to email or call me with questions or concerns.

Melinda Key RN, PHN, LSN, MSN

She/her/hers

mkey001@sowashco.org

651-425-4502