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Principal's Weekly Message

Principal's Message: Week of 01.10.2021

> Attn: Seniors:

  • Scholarships are starting to come in! Information and applications are now available on the 12th grade Google Classroom.
  • Senior Portraits: the deadline for senior portraits to be received is Friday, February 26th. After this date, seniors will not be able to have their portraits appear in this year’s yearbook.

Seal of Biliteracy: The first Seal of Biliteracy exam date will be January 26th. If your child would like to take the exam, please ask them to email Ms. Bonsteel at abonstee@wcboe.org. A link to the exam site so they can do a practice test if they’re interested is below in the email version of this message:   https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests

Food Pantry: The next Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, January 27th, from 1-3pm, in the parking lot in front of the main office facing Long Avenue. To help our staff plan, please pre-register at the link provided in the email version of this message: https://forms.gle/DoUmZQp2zFfUrwZ6A

End of First Semester: will be Friday, January 29th. Remember: During this unusual school year, a semester class is equivalent to a full year class. So, all classes will end on January 29th and new classes will begin on February 2nd. We mention this because some students will procrastinate and think they have until next spring to catch up with their schoolwork from this semester.

Evening High School Registration:  will be held February 9th & 10th, from 4-7pm. Contact your Guidance Counselor for details. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 16th.

Immunizations: If the school nurse has contacted you regarding your student missing immunizations and your student is signed up for Hybrid learning, your student MAY NOT return to the building until the nurse has received the immunizations that are missing. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.

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 for English, or
  • 410-677-5236 for Haitian Creole or Spanish

Meal Service for Students: Meal services continue at all our school buildings in Wicomico County. At WiHi, we are serving from 8:00am–10:00am, Monday-Friday.  Meals will be bundled to cover breakfast and lunch.  Meals will be provided daily and will be served at no cost to all students. Parents will have the option to pick up their student’s meal without the student being present and can pick up meals at any school. Meals at WiHi can be picked up at the bus ramp. Menus are online at wcboe.org.

Inclement Weather Plans 2020-2021 School Year:  Please note that for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Wicomico County Public Schools will transition to fully virtual instruction on inclement weather days that would in the past have been delayed openings or snow days. That will be the case whether students are learning in virtual, small group or hybrid instructional models. This plan will allow the school system to make a decision sooner when inclement weather is expected, providing families with early notice so they may make necessary adjustments, setting up a consistent framework for school status decisions, and continuing with instruction on the approved schedule without needing to adjust for makeup days. On inclement weather days when virtual instruction is implemented, students will follow the same schedule they would have followed that day, whether they were scheduled to be in person or virtual. Students will be expected to log in to each of their classes and attendance will be recorded. Only in the case of a weather event severe enough to cause widespread power and internet outages would classes be canceled for the day, resulting in a “no school day” and the need for a makeup day.

Inclement Weather Info 2020-2021.pdf