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WMS Distance Learning Update 4 1 20
Posted 04/02/2020 07:54AM

April 1, 2020

Dear WMS Families:

I hope this message finds you and your family members well. These are certainly challenging times for all of us and we appreciate the communication and support from all of you as we strive to get even better at distance learning.  The energy, patience and efforts of our students, staff, and families towards making this endeavor a success are impressive. One thing that we keep hearing is how much our teachers and students miss seeing each other.  Interpersonal connections are even more important during this time of “social distancing” and we would like to facilitate those connections.

This Friday, April 3rd, we will have an extended homeroom from 10-10:30 am.  I am asking that all students click on the link to their period 1 teacher’s extra help Google Meet and attend the session for the entire 30 minute period.  Teachers will take attendance and students should consider participation to be mandatory. Our school counseling staff has provided teachers with sample questions to guide the discussion.  This will be an opportunity for all of us to practice our emotional intelligence skills as we focus on the well-being of our Weston Middle School community. 

We have created a Google Site with resources to provide greater support to students (and parents) while engaged in distance learning.  We recognize that email boxes fill up quickly and it becomes extremely difficult to locate important information. Here is a link to that site: Student Resource Site  I would like to thank Helen Knudsen, our library media specialist, as well as our team leaders and our entire staff for their contributions to this site.  The purpose of this site is to provide students and parents with one place to find key information for Weston Middle School. This is a dynamic site and will be updated as we move forward.  Currently you will find tabs for each grade level and our PFA teams. Under each tab, you will find each teacher’s name, extra help times, and a hyperlink to their Google Meet video conference sessions.  Under “Student Resources”, you will find a template for a daily organizer that is meant to help students plan their day. There is also a link to our rules for video conferencing. You can also find a link to our morning announcements.  Next Monday, I will be handing the responsibility for the morning announcements back to Mr. Grace and his students who make up the WMS Morning Show crew.

Once again, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.  We are all here to support our students during these difficult times.Be well,

Daniel Doak, Principal
Dru Walters, Assistant Principal

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