Please read the most recent letter from Mr. Lavaley regarding how the recent directed health measure (DHM) and impacts school exclusion and quarantine at WPS. The video below describes in detail how this new set of procedures may impact your child if you elect to send him/her to school after 10 days instead of the full 14 days of quarantine. Examples include:
If your child is required to quarantine, please put careful consideration into whether it is best for him/her to return after 10 days or wait for the full 14-day timeframe to pass. While the physical safety of our students and instructional time are very high priorities, it is also vital to consider how isolation during social times (lunch & recess) can impact children emotionally.
Your children and families matter to me. Please reach out if I can be of assistance or answer questions.
Morning drop-off procedures remain the same. These changes primarily affect families who pick-up children in the afternoon. You can access the transportation map here. Please watch the video below for detailed instructions.
In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, the affected cohort (teacher and students) will all quarantine from school and activities on school campus for the time designated by the local health department. During that time, remote teaching/learning will take place on one of the following platforms:
Students will begin learning about these on-line learning platforms during the first full week of school and can be considered a "one stop shop" in the event of a cohort moving into remote learning or a full school shutdown. Your child's teacher will work with you over the course of the year to help you gain familiarity with the platform and its features. Remote learning can never be as effective as in-person educational opportunities for elementary-aged students, but it is our goal to provide the best possible experience if misfortune makes remote (on-line) learning a necessity.
Yes. Library books will be available for check out. Upon being returned, books will be boxed and quarantined for 72+ hours before being put back on shelves for check out by others. This timeline has come directly from the guidance Three Rivers Public Health Department.
Speaking of the library, we are VERY excited to welcome Mrs. Griffiths, our new elementary library/media teacher!
Welcome to Wahoo, Mrs. Griffiths!
Warrior Parents: The information in this video is for you, but please consider showing these video clips to your children! Many of the school-wide routines our older students are accustomed to will be different this year.
Video 1: Masks & Social Distancing at Lunch
Video 2: How to keep masks sanitary during recess.
These symptoms will be monitored before students or visitors are allowed in the building.
NOTE: Visitors must set up appointments ahead of time, pending Principal approval. Passing a health check does not guarantee access to the building.
Students, this school year is going to be different than years past, but don't get nervous! If you have the jitters thinking about how weird things might feel on Back to School Night or the first day, watch this video and practice an elbow
In order to seek help or accommodations for your child's health needs, contact one of the following administrators.
If your child receives Special Services (has an IEP): Call Mrs. Shelley Maass @ 402-443-4250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child has a health condition, but does not qualify for Special Services: Call Mr. Ben Kreifels @ 402-443-4250 or email email@example.com to find out more about 504 Accommodation Plans.
Wahoo Elementary's Opening Plan aligns with the district plan of Wahoo Public Schools and provides parents with specific guidance that pertains to the developmental level of our students and physical layout of the building. Please access it with the link below, and reach out to Mr. Kreifels with questions or concerns! firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kreifels, Author
This blog was originally created in an effort to continue fostering relationships with students and families during our initial COVID-19 closure. It is now used to communicate with elementary families about a variety of topics.