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Originally delivered on 4/6/2020 4:45 pm

WHS THE WORD April 6, 2020

WHS THE WORD

Monday, April 6, 2020

ISSUE #16
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IN THIS ISSUE

President's Message

Suggested Student Schedule

Class Facebook Pages

BOE Report

 


 

President's Message

Dear WHS Parents,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Never has it been more obvious that health is wealth and family and friends are most dear.

Today marks the beginning of the third full week of distance learning and the 26th day since our high school closed its doors. We are all working to make sense of the world we are living in and to define our new homebound life. According to Child Mind Institute, setting and sticking to a regular schedule is key, even when you’re all at home all day. Kids should get up, eat and go to bed at their normal times. The purposefully designed distance learning approach that our high school has adopted supports this research. Principal Wolak encourages parents to help your teen follow the new school schedule (a copy is provided below). We are fortunate to have some level of live class time in our district, as compared to many districts across the state, and need to give our faculty time to define how best to teach their subject matter and cover as much curriculum as they can. Each week has brought subtle changes as both students and teachers adapt to this new style of education. Please be patient during this unsettling time. Like many of you, our teachers are juggling work obligations and trying to protect and nurture their loved ones. 

Some important PTO announcements:

  • The Executive Board has made the decision to cancel the WHS PTO’s annual Memorial Day Road Race fundraiser which raises up to $25,000 in any given year. We did not make this decision lightly, given the financial impact on our organization, but feel it is the most prudent and socially responsible decision. The PTO expects to begin the 2020-21 school year with over $20,000 available for its annual operating expenses and philanthropy work at WHS. Once we all have resumed our normal way of life, I have no doubt that Weston parents will rally to support our school. #WestonStrong
  • In line with our state’s mandate for social distancing, the May 1 PTO meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. More information about how to attend this meeting to follow.
  • Graduation is set for Friday, June 12. While there are many unknowns related to it, the School and our PTO class representatives are working together to ensure that it will be memorable and special.

In closing, I urge you to Stay Connected! 

  • Follow Principal Wolak on the Weston High School’s Instagram page
  • Follow your Class Parent Rep FB pages (see below)

Stay Well. Stay Safe. Keep the Faith.

With warm regards,

Anne


Student Schedule

(activities after 10:45 are suggested)


A Day

B Day

7:45 - 8:00

Prepare for Learning

Check your school email and calendar

Prepare for Learning

Check your school email and calendar

8:00 - 8:30

Period 3

Period 1

8:45 - 9:15

Period 4

Period 2

9:30 - 10:00

Period 7

Period 5

10:15 - 10:45

Period 8

Period 6

11:00 - 11:45

LUNCH

LUNCH

11:45 - 12:00

Practice Mindfulness

Practice Mindfulness

12:00 - 2:00

Teacher-Assigned Tasks

Teacher-Assigned Tasks

2:00 - 2:30

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

2:30 onward

Teacher-Assigned Tasks, Read For Pleasure, Practice Your Instrument, Go Outside, Get Some Exercise, Chat with Friends, etc.

Teacher-Assigned Tasks, Read For Pleasure, Practice Your Instrument, Go Outside, Get Some Exercise, Chat with Friends, etc.

 


Class Facebook Pages


Senior Class:

Junior Class:  

Sophomore Class:

Freshman Class:


 

BOE Report

Click HERE to read the WHS PTO BOE Representative, Laura Schlossberg's report from the virtual March BOE meeting.

This report includes a detailed summary and a link to the recorded meeting.

The BOE suspended public comment for the meeting but a motion was passed authorizing the superintendent to develop a way to honor public comment for future virtual meetings.