WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL
December 3, 2021
The Woolwich Way
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IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
12/10 - Second 5-11 year-old RSU1 Covid Vaccine Clinic at MHS
12/10 - Report Cards Go Home!
12/23/21 - 1/1/22 - Winter Break
1/3/21 - Welcome Back!
1/17 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
Great things are happening at WCS!
Woolwich Central School is proud to host the Pocket Change for Charity event. For the next three weeks, until winter break, homerooms will be collecting money to support local families during the winter months. The class that raises the most money will be awarded the coveted PURPLE PENNY to display in their class. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our neighbors.
COVID VACCINE INFORMATION
If your child has received the covid vaccine shot PLEASE email a copy or photo of the shot record card to the school nurse( firstname.lastname@example.org ) so she can make sure it gets reported to the state.
School pictures have been sent home with students. If you participated in Picture Retake day, your retake sheet has been sent home in lieu of photos. You may review the retake sheet and order photos online from Soggy Dog Designs. Outdoor class photos were printed for those who ordered them, but the class composite photos take longer to assemble and will be delivered to school in January. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
COVID-19 Home Tests - A home-based test is designed for surveillance in the home, not the school setting. While the school department does not discourage its use, it cannot rely upon it. Home test information cannot be used by the school department because the test is not verified by a laboratory, is not reported to the Maine CDC, will not result in a confirmed or probable case, and is not tracked or used to trace close contacts in our schools. Therefore, RSU1 will not accept the results of a home test for a student to return to school. This is in line with the Standard Operating Procedures of Maine Department of Education. If your child has a positive home test, our school nurses strongly encourage you to contact your child’s physician for follow-up confirmatory testing. If a student's test is not confirmed they will be required to be out for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and will be able to return once they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication and symptoms are improving.
The WCS PTA will be meeting on December 8th at 6 PM in the back of the WCS library. We are getting into the spirit of the season, so please wear your favorite holiday outfit (“Ugly” or just festive!)
Did you know that the PTA contributes funds to things that our students LOVE? The WCS PTA uses passive fundraising throughout the year to support field trips, Chewonki presentations, author visits, Field Day, PE Rewards, and much more! Here’s a list of all the ways you can support our programs while buying everyday items you need! If you want more information or ideas, please check us out on Facebook at Woolwich Central School PTA!
Amazon Smile: www.smile.amazon.com
Shutterfly Storefront: http://wcspta.shutterflystorefront.com/
1st Place Spiritwear: https://1stplacespiritwear.com/schools/ME/Woolwich/Woolwich+Central+School
Bath Savings Neighbor to Neighbor: https://www.bathsavings.com/about-us/neighbor-to-neighbor
Box Tops for Education App: Available wherever you get apps!
D.O.E. WEBINAR: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children:
What Parents and Families Should Know
Please join the U.S. Department of Education and National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement for an informational webinar following the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech age 5-11 vaccine.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
At 8:00PM EST
This is a such special time of year, and this year, we all have one more thing to be grateful for: Kids ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective, specifically formulated for young kids. And getting your child vaccinated is the best way to keep them safe from COVID, including the Delta variant. This is great news for parents and families.
During the webinar, esteemed panelists including United States Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten along with representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics will address common concerns and worries among parents and families about the COVID-19 vaccine for their child(ren) ages 5-11.
Parents are invited to submit questions about the vaccine on the registration form. Pre-submitted questions will help plan the content of the session. Time will also be reserved for live questions and answers at the end of the event.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For further information please contact email@example.com or visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/
In accordance with School Board policy, the following promotional announcements have been included at the request of the sponsoring organization because they may be of interest to students and their families. These activities are not sponsored by the school, and inclusion of these announcements does not constitute endorsement of the organizations or activities by the school.