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Principal's Message: Week of 3.30.2020

 Mandatory Closure Extended: The Maryland Department of Education has extended the closure of all schools until April 24th.

 

Teachers back to Work:  Teachers and staff will be returning to work on Monday, March 30th.  They will be teleworking and will be available to communicate with students and parents electronically during normal school hours which are 7:45-2:45 Monday through Friday.  You may also call the school at 410-677-5146, although no one will be working in the school you can leave a message, and someone will address your concern. 

 

Term 3:  Term 3 will officially end on Friday, April 3rd.  This week teachers will be finalizing grades.  If your student has work they want to make up to help increase their grade they will need to reach out to their teacher and request the work.  Any work that is made up can only help your child’s 3rd term grade.  This week is being used as a make-up week for the teachers as well as students.

 

Term 4:  The 4th term will begin on April 6th.  New learning opportunities will start with both online and offline packet options.  More information will be sent later. 

 

SeniorsI know a lot of you have been wondering about Prom and Graduation.  At this point those events are still up in the air due to the current situation with COVID 19.  Information on those events will be shared as soon as a decision has been made.

 

Survey:  If you have not had a chance to complete the survey that was sent out last week, I am attaching it again.  Please take a few seconds to complete it.  The survey will help us with our planning with new learning opportunities for our students.

 

 https://forms.gle/pM5Pwrhw1Xcbi99t8

Meals for Students During Mandatory Closure: Wicomico County Public Schools will provide free nutritious meals to children and teens during the mandatory closure of schools through April 24th. WCPS is making meal bundle pick-up available for all children every weekday 12-1pm at six schools and several community sites. The meals will be available to all children up to age 18, and to students over 18 who are mentally or physically disabled.

IMPORTANT - An adult cannot pick up meals for a child. Child must be present with the adult when picking up the meals. Children can also come on their own. Meals will be available at the following schools: East Salisbury Elementary, Fruitland Primary, Pemberton Elementary, Pinehurst Elementary, Prince Street Elementary, Salisbury Middle and Pittsville Elementary and Middle. They will also be available at the following community sites: Camden Community Garden, Nelsons United Methodist Church/Epoch Dream Center in Hebron (parking lot, near gym, for all school-age children), Renovate Church in Delmar, Westside Volunteer Fire Department, and Zion United Methodist Church for Sharptown/San Domingo. More pickup sites may be added. For more information, please refer to our website at www.wcboe.org, or send inquiries to comments@wcboe.org

 

 Learning Resources While Schools Are Closed: We encourage students and families to check the Facebook page of Wicomico County Public Schools frequently for information and updates regarding the coronavirus and its impact on school status. Many families are thinking about how to engage students in learning while schools are closed. Please follow our new link: www.facebook.com/WCPSLearningLinks for learning resources for various grade levels and subjects.   

 

 For Protection from and to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus, influenza and other respiratory illnesses, Maryland Department of Health officials recommend:

  • Washing hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoiding the touching of your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Directing sneezes or coughs into a tissue, discarding the tissue, then washing or sanitizing hands thoroughly.
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wicomico Schools is prepared to implement further public health recommendations as required. Updated information will be shared with the school community and posted on our webpage (www.wcboe.org) as it becomes available.

 

 Event Closures and Postponements: For a full list of events that have been canceled or postponed, visit wcboe.org.

E-mail Address: If you are not receiving the weekly messages or other messages from WiHi or WCPS, please check your settings and make sure they are not being blocked.  Over the next few weeks it is important that you receive the information being sent out.  If you would like to update your e-mail address or have it sent to a different address please send me, Mr. Greene an e-mail at rgreene@wcboe.org.