Washington Elementary News

 

11/20/2020

Dear Washington Families,

This week we made the temporary shift to online instruction for all our students. When we did this in the Spring, it was rushed and we were definitely not properly prepared. Despite that, our students, teachers and families pushed through and worked to maintain a school connection for students during a very difficult time. We again find ourselves at a halt to in-person learning. This time, however, we have more knowledge to draw on; we are prepared! Our students and teachers have done the work building relationships, knowing how to navigate Google Classroom, Google Meet, and establish routines and protocols for remote days through beginning the year in a hybrid model, and our All-Remote Wednesdays. Please see the following Parent FAQ Sheet regarding the most common questions we have received around this temporary shift.

COVID-19 School Notifications: Although our Learning Model and schedule might be changing due to the shift to "All Remote" Learning for the next few weeks it is important for families to keep us informed on the status of any confirmed cases in students and households. We need to hear from you if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or if they are determined to be a "Close Contact" to a confirmed case in your household or otherwise. You should continue to call the office during school hours with this information. It is important for us to stay informed over the Thanksgiving weekend as well, so please email your building principal directly with any pertinent information (dana.hepner@romeok12.org).  Thank you for being proactive in keeping us informed.   

Please note the following information:

  • Picture Retakes: The new date for LifeTouch Picture Retakes is Monday, January 25th. Signup and details to follow.

  • Thank you, PTO: Our students were able to experience a virtual assembly this week, Doug Scheer’s Wacky Science. Our PTO continues to plan and fund many special events and projects, even during a pandemic. We are grateful for their support of our school!

  • Bagels are Postponed: The PTO is not giving up on bagels! So for those of you who don’t want to worry about bagel sign up when we return -  you have to do nothing.  As an added incentive for trusting us to keep your money and order forms safe, you will get 11 weeks of bagels for the price of $10.  If you would like your check returned please let us know via email and we will gladly leave the check in an envelope in the front lobby.  Please let us know by Tuesday, November 24.  If we don’t hear from you we will plan to cash checks when we have our new Bagel Friday start date.

  • From the PTO:  Pizza Kit sales end Nov 30th. Follow this link to create your very own seller page, or use this QUICK LINK to simply order.

  • ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair: Please enjoy our Scholastic Online Book Fair open between November 19th and December 2nd.

  • Families of 4th and 5th Grade Girls: Registration Here for those interested in participating in a virtual maturation program through the Macomb Intermediate School District.

  • Free Preschool: Please view details here regarding openings for GSRP. This is open to children who turned four years old by September 1, 2020.

  • No School: There is no school on Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving Break. We are grateful for our students, our amazingly supportive Washington families, and dedicated staff. Happy Thanksgiving!  

On a final note: a special thank you to our health care workers, first responders and other essential workers. We appreciate the work you do and your dedication to providing services to all of us. We wish you health, stamina and safety!

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal

  • 8 Dec
    • PTO Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Dec 8
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/fbh-oxcv-fyb
  • 21 Dec
    • No School - Winter Break
      Date: Dec 21 - Jan 1
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      School resumes Monday January 4th
  • 18 Jan
  • 25 Jan