Good Morning Wendler Families,
I first wanted to say “Thank you!” for your continued patience as we all navigate the start of this online journey. I want to let all of our parents know that we will be taking attendance every day in class for the next 4 days. We’ll be using this data to track those students that aren’t participating in online schooling, and make contact with those families to provide some assistance. On Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, at the end of the school day, we will go back and manually fix attendance for any students that have attended classes this school year. I hope this adjustment alleviates any parents worrying about their child’s attendance. So please ignore if you get an attendance call over the next 4 days of school.
Parents can now order meals for their child/ren through the ASD Student Nutrition Program. Meals and delivery service are free to all Wendler students! Please go to https://paypams.com/ and fill out a few forms in order to get meal service started for your child. Delivery service will happen every Monday (delivering breakfast and lunch for Tuesday & Wedneday), and on Wednesday (delivering breakfast and lunch for Thursday, Friday, & Monday).
If your child needs an ASD computer to access online learning, please reach out to Ms. Pickett here in the front office at 742-7311. She can help parents order chromebooks and arrange to have that device delivered to your residence.
If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 742-7300.
Weekly Update for Sept. 8th – Sept. 11th
Good Morning Wendler Families,
We are wrapping up our 2nd full week of school here at Wendler and I would say that staff, students, and parents are starting to get more comfortable with our online instructional platform.
Just a quick update about our iReady assessment. Students did an awesome job last week logging into classes, and joining their classroom teachers to take the Math portion of the iReady assessment. We had a completion rate of 88%, but our goal always is to assess 100% of our students. The same thing is happening this week in your child’s LA or Social Studies class, where they are working on the Reading portion of the iReady assessment. The results, and your child’s participation in these assessments are critical in establishing future assignments at your child’s learning level. These assessments will also be crucial in establishing asynchronous work for your child on those e-Learning days that happen every Wednesday.
Picking Up Student Instructional Items
If you received a message from your child’s teacher about coming to pick-up items from the school (ex: band and/or orchestra instruments, math journals, etc…), we will be doing a parent pick-up next starting on Tueasday, Sept. 8th from 9am – 3pm, same for Wednesday the 9th, and Thursday the 10th we’ll have extended pick-up hours from 9am – 7pm. Please pull up to our Wendler front doors, which are located next to our gym, and someone will come out to your car to assist you. Parents that are picking up band or orchestra instruments need to fill-out the rental contract before they come and pick any equipment. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Webb (Band) or Mr. Rodrigo (Orchestra) by e-mail:
Parents, please remember that you can now order meals for their child/ren through the ASD Student Nutrition Program. Meals and delivery service are free to all Wendler students! Please go to https://paypams.com/ and fill out a few forms in order to get meal service started for your child. Delivery service will happen every Monday (delivering breakfast and lunch for Tuesday & Wednesday), and on Wednesday (delivering breakfast and lunch for Thursday, Friday, & Monday).
Remember, If your child needs an ASD computer to access online learning, please reach out to Ms. Pickett here in the front office at 742-7311. She can help parents order chromebooks and arrange to have that device delivered to your residence.
I hope you and your family have a nice 3 day Labor Day weekend and If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 742-7300.
Principal, Wendler Middle School
Dear Wendler Families,
As this first quarter of the 2020/21 school year draws to a close, we have certainly come a long way in understanding how to teach and learn during a pandemic. Every aspect of education has been touched and changed by the unique challenges confronting us this school year; you and your student are commended for your efforts this school year. We know that things have not been easy, and we look forward to the renewed energy and optimism that come with the start of a new quarter.
At all levels of the district, we know that students and families have often struggled with online learning and other challenges that come with working and learning from home. These struggles have led many students to perform below their normal levels and the district is committed to helping learners make up for areas of difficulty.
For this reason, during the 2020/21 school year, Middle School students who earned less than a 60% in a class will be given an Incomplete “I” grade with the expectation that they will make up this grade during our summer extension program. Their final grade for these courses will be posted following the summer extension opportunity: students who make progress will receive their new, higher grade; students who do not make progress or do not participate will receive an F grade at that time. Our hope is that your student will take advantage of this extended time to learn the content in these courses and improve their grade.
If you have any questions about this change to our grading process or the summer extension opportunity, please reach out to your school’s administrator or counselor.
Mr. Wilson (Principal, Wendler Middle School)