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Principal's Message

Principal's Message: Week of 6.8.2020

 

> Pick up and Drop off of Materials - On Monday and Tuesday, we will be collecting school materials from students and returning personal items to students.  The first date will be Monday, June 8th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The second date will be Tuesday, June 9th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  We ask that all families remain in their car, unless otherwise asked to exit their vehicle.  Staff members will help you with the material exchange based on your specific needs. 

If you have any materials to return to the school, you will be able to do so please being them to the front of the school on Long Ave.  Items may include textbooks, school calculators, band equipment/uniforms, and athletic equipment/uniforms.  If you plan to return to WiHi for the 20-21 school year you may keep your laptop.  We ask that you put all items in a plastic bag with your name on the outside of the bag.  If you have been completing paper packets and do not have the means of submitting them back to us electronically, you will be able to leave the packets with us so that we can credit you for the work. 

If you have any personal items to collect from the building, this will be done in front of the main entrance.  Only individuals who have completed the form will be able to collect materials. Please use the link in the email corresponding with this phone message to list any important materials that your child left in the building that you would like for us to retrieve. (LINK  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VSBJ37Syw1CW3NTWaoZKfSSSvFy2nssDe-ZotJ1BYN8/edit?usp=sharing)

Again, we ask that you remain in your vehicles during this visit and follow directions of staff volunteers.  Staff volunteers will meet you at your vehicles to assist you.

> Seniors - Graduated Seniors​ should return all school items on Tuesday June 9th from 9-11 am, you can also pick up your diploma, if you have not already done so. ​

 

> Student not Returning to WiHi:  Return all school items, including laptops, on Monday June 8th 2-4 pm, or Tuesday June 9th from 9-11am.  ​

 

> Final Session of the Substance Abuse Disorder Virtual Workshop Series: is being sponsored by the Maryland Coalition of Families. This is a free training series to educate families and loved ones about substance use disorders. You’re invited to attend all workshops or individual ones. They include:

  • The Importance of Caregiver Self-Care – Thursday, June 11th, 10-11am

To register, visit: www.MCF-VirtualWorkshopSeries.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Julie Slivka at 443-878-5679 or JSlivka@mdcoalition.org.

 

> Town Hall Meetings for Maryland Parents & Student Caregivers: In this COVID-19 era, as you juggle kids’ distance learning schoolwork and family well-being, we are here to support you. Please join AARP Maryland and expert guests from John Hopkins and the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association for this special tele-town hall series. Jennifer Goetz, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She works with children, teens and adults with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties, with specific expertise in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association, MRSPA, has advocated for retired Maryland public school personnel for 75 years. Their mission is to protect the retirement benefits earned by their members, while providing opportunities to connect and make a difference in their communities. The almost 14,000 members continue to support our schools, students, and active employees in Maryland, and many other community service projects. Please join us by calling toll free: 855-962-1470.

  • June 10th at 7:00 pm: Middle & Secondary Parents & Caregivers. Guest experts will be Jennifer Goetz, MD, Maryland School Administrators, and experienced educators from the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association
  • June 17th at 7:00 pm: Splash into Summer—All Age Children Parents & Caregivers. Find out how to stay connected with AARP, parents and caregivers for more support.

For more info on this series, or other COVID-19 resources, visit aarp.org/Maryland & Facebook.com/aarpmd.

 

> Calendar: The school year will end for students on Friday, June 12th.

 

> Yearbook Distribution: Delivery is expected at the end of June. Notification about exact pick-up dates & times will be sent out at that time.

 

> Wifi available at WiHi: Free Wifi is now available in the county stadium parking lot for students with their login credentials. The best reception will be in the parking spots nearest the ticket booth.

 

> Helpdesk for Technical Issues: if you or your child are having issues with laptops or connecting to online assignments, assistance is available by email at studenthelp@wcboe.org or by calling 410-677-5200.

 

> Meals for Students During Mandatory Closure: Up-to-date locations and dates can be found at wcboe.org, along with a full list of events that have been canceled or postponed.

 

 

Thank you, parents and guardians, for your patience and understanding

as we navigate these difficult times!