• Weekly Announcements 10/11/2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 10/11/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 10-11-2020

     

    In an effort to increase response rates for better planning, we are reopening the Reentry Preference Form. The link to the form is below. All responses must be entered into the form. The deadline to complete the form is this Sunday night 10/11/2020. The form will close Monday morning 10/12/2020.

    Regular Form https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=ayImgAIn

     

    Only fill out this form if you haven't already done so, thank you!

     

    This week, we are hosting Virtual Walk the Schedule nights for our families to meet their students' teachers and school staff.  6th grade will be held on Tuesday, October 13th,  7th and 8th grade will be held on Thursday, October 15th.  Both events will begin at 6:00pm with an open meeting on Microsoft Teams, and families will be released to go into classes at 6:30pm. Please report to the open session before you go into classes. The link below will be posted to our Website and FB Page-
    6th grade Walk the Schedule night
    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTk2YTZhNjYtNzExMC00ZDhiLTg0ZmEtNGQ1NDI5NGY0YWFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a5ce2902-86cd-4a65-9fac-4440a1bf6082%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d


    7th and 8th grade Walk the Schedule night
    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDBiYWQyOTItY2I0MC00MWQzLTkzZjItNDNjMTljNGEwNzBi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a5ce2902-86cd-4a65-9fac-4440a1bf6082%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

     

    We look forward to seeing you soon!


    Families, please note that Friday, October 16th is the last day of the first nine weeks.  All assignments will need to be turned in this week per your teacher’s directions.  Be sure to catch up on your work so that you can improve your grades as necessary.

     

    This week, we will continue interims for selected grade levels. Oct. 15-16 (Thurs/Fri) 6/7th ELA will take interims. There will be no live classes for 6th and 7th grade on Thursday and Friday. Lead Block will not be held for any students this Thursday

    Have a great week! 

    Los siguientes son anuncios para la semana del 10/11/2020:

    En un esfuerzo por aumentar las tasas de respuesta para una mejor planificación, estamos reabriendo el Formulario de preferencia de reingreso. El enlace al formulario se encuentra a continuación. Todas las respuestas deben ingresarse en el formulario. La fecha límite para completar el formulario es la noche del domingo 10/11/2020. El formulario se cerrará el lunes por la mañana 12/10/2020.

    Enlace para formulario; https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=ayImgAIn

     

    Esta semana, estamos organizando noches de Caminata Virtual sobre el Programa para que nuestras familias conozcan a los maestros de sus estudiantes y al personal escolar. El 6º grado se llevará a cabo el martes 13 de octubre, el 7º y el 8º grado se llevará a cabo el jueves 15 de octubre. Ambos eventos comenzarán a las 6:00 pm con una reunión abierta sobre Microsoft Teams, y las familias podrán entrar a clases a las 6:30 pm. Preséntese en la sesión abierta antes de ir a clases. El enlace a continuación se publicará en nuestro sitio web y página de Facebook:

     

    Enlace de Walk the Schedule de 6to grado

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTk2YTZhNjYtNzExMC00ZDhiLTg0ZmEtNGQ1NDI5NGY0YWFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a5ce2902-86cd-4a65-9fac-4440a1bf6082%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

     

    Enlace de Walk the Schedule de 7mo y 8vo grado:

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDBiYWQyOTItY2I0MC00MWQzLTkzZjItNDNjMTljNGEwNzBi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a5ce2902-86cd-4a65-9fac-4440a1bf6082%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7

     

    ¡Esperamos verte pronto!

     

     

    Familias, tenga en cuenta que el viernes 16 de octubre es el último día de las primeras nueve semanas. Todas las tareas deberán entregarse esta semana según las instrucciones de su maestro. Asegúrese de ponerse al día con su trabajo para que pueda mejorar sus calificaciones según sea necesario.

     

    Esta semana, continuaremos los examenes  intermedios para niveles de grado seleccionados. 15-16 de octubre (jueves / viernes) 6 / 7º ELA tomará interinos. No habrá clases en vivo para 6º y 7º grado los jueves y viernes. Lead Block no se llevará a cabo para ningún estudiante este jueves

     

    ¡Que tengas una buena semana!

     

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  • Weekly Announcements 10/4/20

    Posted by Betty Denny on 10/4/2020 9:00:00 PM

    On Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30pm, WGMS parents are invited to a Chat with Mrs. Brown.  We will share information and answer questions about reopening schools.  The meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams live- we look forward to seeing you there!
     
    Parent Chat with Mrs. Brown (English)

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTVmM2FhYzMtMjYzYS00YjRiLTk1MTItYjBkYTc0ZDJjMTc0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22b93b742e-94a6-45e4-9494-c0712b452602%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d


     
    On Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm, WGMS parents are invited to our Hispanic Heritage Celebration and chat with Mr. Walter and Ms. Brown in Spanish.  After the Celebration, we will share information and answer questions about the reopening of schools.  The meeting will take place in Microsoft Teams Live- We look forward to seeing you there!  
     
    Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Chat with Mr. Walter/Ms. Brown (Spanish)

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_N2Q5ZjU0NDQtZWUwNS00ZjU3LTllOTktYTRmMWE3ZmM4OWU0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229ae2fb1f-dea2-4c43-8194-7624fcbbb30c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22b93b742e-94a6-45e4-9494-c0712b452602%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

     

    Curbside Checkouts from the Media Center are continuing this.  In order to participate, log in to the Destiny Discover catalog either through the desktop icon on your student device or by going to the Media Center page on the WGMS website.  Search for the book you want to check out and place it on hold.  Ms. Denny will email students through Canvas when their books are ready to pickup.  Pick-up times are from 1:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, additional times may be set up by appointment.  Please limit your check-outs to 2 books at a time.

     
    Save the date- we are planning Virtual Walk the Schedule nights for our families to meet their students' teachers and school staff.  6th grade will be held on Tuesday, October 13th,  7th and 8th grade will be held on Thursday, October 15th.  Both events will begin at 6:30pm. The links will be sent out soon- we look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    El martes 6 de octubre a las 6:30 pm, los padres de WGMS son invitados a un Chat con la Sra. Brown.  Compartiremos información y responderemos preguntas sobre la reapertura de las escuelas.  La reunión se llevará a cabo en Microsoft Teams en vivo- ¡Esperamos verlo allí!
     
    Chat de Padres con la Sra. Brown (Inglés)
     
    El jueves 8 de octubre a las 6:30pm, los padres de WGMS son invitados a nuestra Celebración de la Herencia Hispana y charlan con el Sr. Walter y la Sra. Brown en español.  Después de la Celebración, compartiremos información y responderemos preguntas sobre la reapertura de las escuelas.  La reunión tendrá lugar en Microsoft Teams Live- ¡Esperamos verte allí!  
     
    Celebración de la herencia hispana y chat con el Sr. Walter/Sra. Brown (Español)

    Las salidas de Curbside del Media Center continúan con esto.  Para participar, inicia sesión en el catálogo de Destiny Discover a través del icono de escritorio en tu dispositivo de estudiante o accediendo a la página media Center del sitio web de WGMS.  Busque el libro que desea revisar y colóquelo en espera.  La Sra. Denny enviará un correo electrónico a los estudiantes a través de Canvas cuando sus libros estén listos para recogerse.  El horario de recogida es de 1:30 a 3:30 los miércoles y jueves, y se puede establecer un horario adicional con cita previa.  Por favor, limite su salida a 2 libros a la vez.

     
    Guarde la fecha- estamos planeando Virtual Walk the Schedule nights para que nuestras familias conozcan a los maestros de sus estudiantes y al personal de la escuela.  El 6o grado se celebrará el martes 13, 7o y 8o grado se llevará a cabo el jueves 15 de octubre.  Ambos eventos comenzarán a las 6:30pm. Los enlaces serán enviados pronto- esperamos verlo pronto!

     

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  • Weekly Announcements 9-27

    Posted by Betty Denny on 9/27/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Greetings, Tiger Family,

     

    We are excited to start welcoming students back to our buildings two days a week. Sixth graders will return on Oct. 20 and seventh and eighth graders will return on Oct. 26. The middle school day will be from 8:35 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

     

    Students will either attend on Monday and Tuesday, or on Thursday and Friday. Students will participate in remote learning on the three days each week they are home. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students to allow the buildings to be deep cleaned. Deep cleaning will also happen on Friday afternoons. 

     

    We will be working on the scheduling for A day/B day and will get that information to you in the coming weeks. 

     

    To allow for social distancing on buses and to assess the need for transportation, we are asking all parents to fill out a transportation preference form by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, indicating whether or not you need transportation. 

     

    This form can be found on our website at https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com%2Freopening&data=02%7C01%7Cdennyb%40gcsnc.com%7C74ad8d3518914bf5628808d863017267%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637368205152873124&sdata=0vo8vOC1WtgvbSNrV%2BDe6Kkq929cRiDV22Qa3V8Mq5w%3D&reserved=0 and on our school page. If you are able, please consider alternate ways to transport your child to school. Parents of bus riders will need to sign an attestation verifying that the child is healthy before he or she gets on the bus.

     

    We will be maintaining social distancing in our buildings, so some of our classes will be in alternate spaces such as the gym or cafeteria. Students will be eating meals in their classrooms to minimize movement throughout the building. 

     

    Children will be required to wear masks while in the building, unless eating/drinking or exercising strenuously. 

     

    Students will have their temperatures checked and will answer a series of questions when they enter the building. We are deep cleaning the buildings on Wednesdays and on Friday evenings. 

     

    Also, school visits will be strictly limited and by appointment only. Those who are allowed to enter the building will undergo the same check-in process as students. 

     

    You can find more information about the reopening process, including specific health protocols and procedures for returning to the building, on our website at https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com%2Freopening&data=02%7C01%7Cdennyb%40gcsnc.com%7C74ad8d3518914bf5628808d863017267%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C637368205152883117&sdata=vFKy7vMhb1ut3Mu%2BTcLlBnPvmnE8o8iJoJ1mveFGWO4%3D&reserved=0

     

    There will be no school for students on Monday, September 28th- it is a teacher workday.  Live lessons that are scheduled for Monday, September 28th, which include Core 1, Core 2, and Encore 1 will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.  Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Classes will remain as scheduled.  Please check the WGMS for the remote learning schedule.

    This week we are starting Curbside Checkouts from the Media Center! In order to participate, log in to the Destiny Discover catalog either through the desktop icon on your student device or by going to the Media Center page on the WGMS website.  Search for the book you want to check out and place it on hold.  Ms. Denny will email students through Canvas when their books are ready to pickup.  Pick-up times are from 1:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, additional times may be set up by appointment.  Please limit your check-outs to 2 books at a time.

    Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.

     

    We are planning a virtual event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on October 8th- save the date and stand by for more information soon! 😊

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  • Weekly Announcements 9-20-20

    Posted by Betty Denny on 9/20/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Weekly Announcements for 9/20/20

    Interim reports will be available on PowerSchool Parent Portal on Monday, September 21st. Parents, you can access your child's interim report, and their grades and attendance at any time by registering for Parent Portal. Go to our WGMS Website and click on Parents to access the directions. You will need:

    • Parent or Students First and Last Name
    • Home Phone (as listed with the school)
    • Student’s ID Number
    • Email address where they wish to have their credentials delivered

    You can also find the directions to access Canvas for Parents on our WGMS website. The schedule for remote learning is posted on our WGMS website. 

    We will mail copies of the interim reports upon request during the week of September 21st.  You can either respond to the survey at the end of the message, or call the office to request a copy to be mailed.   If you responded to the survey last week, you do not have to respond again, you do not have to come to the school to pick your child’s interim reports up, we will mail out your interim reports this week.   Remember that the interim report is a snapshot of your child’s current progress.  Students will have opportunities to submit missing assignments before final grades are posted at the end of quarter one. If you are have questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher, for assistance.  All staff emails are found on the WGMS website.

    There will be no school for students on Monday, September 28th- it is a teacher workday.  Live lessons that are scheduled for Monday, September 28th, which include Core 1, Core 2, and Encore 1 will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.  Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Classes will remain as scheduled.  Please check the WGMS for the remote learning schedule.

    This week we are starting Curbside Checkouts from the Media Center! In order to participate, log in to the Destiny Discover catalog either through the desktop icon on your student device or by going to the Media Center page on the WGMS website.  Search for the book you want to check out and place it on hold.  Ms. Denny will email students through Canvas when their books are ready to pickup.  Pick-up times are from 1:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, additional times may be set up by appointment.  Please limit your check-outs to 2 books at a time.

    We are excited to announce that our school will be recognizing Start with Hello week beginning Monday, Sept. 21. Start with Hello is an initiative from the Sandy Hook Promise Club and it addresses the serious topic of preventing violence within schools. It teaches students how to be socially inclusive and connected with others. The Sandy Hook Promise is led by several family members who lost loved ones in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2021. Each day next week there will be a question or activity posted on the Counseling Corner Discussion Board. Please respond by completing activity and sharing your responses.

    Monday: Self-care day - Share one thing you are doing to take care of your physical and/or emotional well-being

    Tuesday: #TrustedAdult Tuesday - Send a thank you to your safe adult

    Wednesday: How do you stay connected with others?

    Thursday: Create a cheerful poem, song or pic for someone who's experiencing social isolation

    Friday: Unity Day - wear green to support the Start with Hello initiative and post a selfie

     

    Have a great week!

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  • Weekly Announcements 9-13-20

    Posted by Betty Denny on 9/13/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Parents,

    There is an important letter that shares our status as a Title 1 school, and our School Improvement Status that will be posted to our website this week in English and Spanish.  Please review and contact me if you have questions.

    Please continue to be sure that your child is answering the Question of the Day each day that is posted at 8:30am in their HR classes to be counted present for attendance. If you miss the QOTD, please communicate by responding to the Connect ed message or communicating with your child's teacher electronically. If you need assistance, please contact the front office.

     

    Our LEAD Block has begun! LEAD Block teaches our students leadership skills and more through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.  Students’ LEAD classes are currently showing in their PowerSchool schedules and Canvas courses as "Enrichment".  Classes will be held each Thursday from 9-9:20 and students will earn grades for participating. Please contact your child's HR teacher if you need help locating their LEAD class.

     

    If you have not picked up your child's Math or LEAD block book, you can pick it up at the school office between 8am and 4pm.  Please be sure you call the office to make an appointment before coming to campus.

     

    Our WGMS spirit wear website has  launched!

    Two ways to order:

    By Phone:  800-854-4452

    Or

    visit- spiritandpride.com

    Type in school name:  Western Guilford Middle

    Choose Student

     

    *NOTE: ITEMS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL. SPIRIT WEAR WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT'S HOME.  ALL CUSTOMER ISSUES ARE BEING HANDLED THROUGH SPIRIT AND PRIDE.

     

    Interim reports will go home on September 21st. Parents, you can access your child's interim report, and their grades and attendance at any time by registering for Parent Portal. Go to our WGMS Website and click on Parents to access the directions. You will need:

    • Parent or Students First and Last Name
    • Home Phone (as listed with the school)
    • Student’s ID Number
    • Email address where they wish to have their credentials delivered

    You can also find the directions to access Canvas for Parents on our WGMS website.

     

    If you would like a paper copy of your child's interim reports, you will need to contact the front office and plan pick them up at the school on September 21st.

     

    Have a great week!

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  • Weekly Announcements 9-6-20

    Posted by Betty Denny on 9/6/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of September 6th:

     

    There will be no school on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. 

     

    On Tuesday, September 8th, school will resume. We will begin following our Live Instruction Remote learning schedule, which is found on our WGMS website. Remember to answer to Question of the Day at 8:30am for attendance, then be prepared for Core 1 at 9:30am.  Please check your Canvas for announcements and more information for each of your classes every day. Whether you are scheduled for live instruction or not, you have assignments to complete each day.

     

    On Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm, mark your calendars! Join us to learn about the Leader in Me Lead Block at WGMS!  Beginning next Thursday from 9-9:20am, students will begin their “enrichment” class which will teach them leadership skills and more through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.  Students’ Enrichment classes are currently showing in their PowerSchool schedules and they will soon show in their Canvas courses.  Classes will be held each Thursday from 9-9:20 and students will earn credit for participating.  On Wednesday 9/9, we will repeat the Family session for our Spanish speaking families.  We will send out Teams links for the meeting soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    WGMS Teams Live Lead Block Family Meeting Link (English)

    WGMS Teams Live Lead Block Family Meeting Link (Spanish)

    If students have not done so already, they can pick up their Math Books and Lead block books at the Athletic Field entrance from 8-4pm.  We have received Math 1 books, so our Math 1 students can also pick up their Math 1 books. We are still currently out of devices, however, please contact your child’s teacher if you do not have access to wifi or a device.

     

    This is an important message regarding Guilford County Schools’ meal program.

     

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended waivers allowing districts flexibility in how schools distribute and pay for student meals.  We are thrilled that we will continue to operate through Dec. 31, 2020, under the summer nutrition guidelines, which allows us to serve meals to all children who are age 18 and under, without charge.

     

    These meals will be available daily from 11 am to 12noon, curbside, at every school and families can visit any school to pick up the meals which include lunch and breakfast for the next day.   At WGMS, our students can pick up meals from 11 until 12:45 to accommodate their live instruction schedule.

     

    Students attending one of our 13 learning centers will have meals delivered to them onsite.   We want to encourage parents to please take a few minutes and fill out a meal benefits application at www.lunchapplication.com, in preparation for when the waivers expire at the end of December. Parents may reapply at any time during the year if their financial situation changes.

     

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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  • Weekly Announcements 8-30-20

    Posted by Betty Denny on 8/30/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of August 30th:

    Starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, the process to pick-up student meals will look different than it has since March when the pandemic closed schools across the country. Meals will now be available on a “grab and go” basis from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday, at all GCS schools. You do not have to go to the school(s) your children attend to pick-up meals, which include lunch and breakfast for the following day. It will be helpful if you have your children’s GCS-issued student identification numbers and/or student IDs to pick-up a meal or meals if you have them. The ID numbers are what students use to log onto Canvas. The numbers can also be found on the student’s schedule or report card.

    If your children qualified last year for free- or reduced-price meals, you do not need to pay for their meals. This includes students who attend Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. WGMS is a CEP School.  To prevent any interruption in service, however, please apply now for meal benefits for the 2020-21 school year by filling out the application at www.lunchapplication.com.  If you need assistance with this, please call the school office.

    The Face To Face Orientations that were scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of this week will be changed to virtual. Families that signed up for Face to Face will receive an email with the link tomorrow.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Virtual Orientations will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8 am, 12 pm and 6 pm.  Parents, you can still sign up to learn about how to sign on to Canvas, Teams, and other digital platforms by going to our WGMS website and signing up on the Virtual Orientation links:

    6th- https://bit.ly/2PuoMbL
    7th- https://bit.ly/3fzbtl4
    8th- https://bit.ly/3ietBlH

    We are currently out of devices, however, please contact your child’s teacher if you need assistance with assignments or technical issues.  If you need contact information, please contact the front office.  We are here for you- please let us know how we can be of assistance!

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  • Weekly Announcements 8-23

    Posted by Betty Denny on 8/23/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of August 23rd:

     

    Thank you for all of your patience and cooperation as we finished our first week of Remote learning at WGMS!  Parents, you did a fantastic job working with your students. Tigers, we are so proud of your work this week!

     

    The Virtual Family orientations that are scheduled for this week will be virtual, not face to face as originally scheduled.  They will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am, 12pm, and 6pm.  Sign ups are found on our WGMS website.

     

    We currently have no more devices to distribute. We will keep you updated if and when we have additional devices. Please contact your teacher if you are having trouble accessing the online lessons.

     

    We are currently seeking parents to join us on PTA and as parent representatives for our WGMS Leadership Team.  If you are interested, please respond to the survey this evening or contact the school tomorrow.

     

    Have a great evening!

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  • Weekly Announcements 8-17

    Posted by Betty Denny on 8/16/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Thanks to everyone for your patience with the glitch in the NC Cloud platform today.  We enjoyed meeting and connecting with our students today through welcome meetings and phone calls, and we look forward to seeing them at 11 tomorrow.  We will send out the link for the welcome assembly on our FB site and website soon.  If you did not have an opportunity to check in with your HR teacher today, please check their Canvas page for further directions.  Be sure to sign in your HR class every day to answer the question of the day- this is how we take attendance. If you don’t respond, parents will receive a call from the school to verify attendance.  Based on the remote learning schedule you received in the mail, students will meet with their homeroom teachers at 11 tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.  On Friday, 6th grade will meet at 9, 7th grade at 10, and 8th grade at 11.   If you did not receive the schedule, you can check our website for the schedule.

     

    Tomorrow, we will continue to distribute laptops and resources from 8:30-5 pm. We have a limited number of tablets available for distribution, so if you need one, please register on the link on our website.  Be sure to wear a mask if when you come to pick up your items and come to the backside of the building near the athletic fields to pick up items.  

    Parents who signed up for the Grade Level Virtual Orientations this week will receive the link in their emails this evening.

    Have a great evening!

     
    Gracias a todos por su paciencia con la falla en la plataforma NC Cloud hoy. Disfrutamos conocernos y conectarnos con nuestros estudiantes hoy a través de reuniones de bienvenida y llamadas telefónicas, y esperamos verlos mañana a las 11. Pronto enviaremos el enlace para la asamblea de bienvenida en nuestro sitio y sitio web de FB. Si no tuvo la oportunidad de comunicarse con su maestro de home room hoy, consulte su página de Canvas para obtener más instrucciones. Asegúrese de chequear su clase de home room todos los días para responder la pregunta del día; así es como tomamos la asistencia. Si no responde, los padres recibirán una llamada de la escuela para verificar la asistencia. Según el horario de aprendizaje remoto que recibió por correo, los estudiantes se reunirán con sus maestros de salón a las 11 de la mañana, miércoles y jueves. El viernes, 6º grado se reunirá a las 9, 7º grado a las 10 y 8º grado a las 11. Si no recibió el horario, puede consultar nuestro sitio web para conocer el horario.
     
    Mañana, continuaremos distribuyendo laptops y libros de 8:30-5pm. Tenemos un número limitado de tabletas disponibles para su distribución, así que si necesita una, regístrese en el enlace de nuestro sitio web. Asegúrese de usar una máscara cuando venga a recoger sus artículos y vaya a la parte trasera del edificio cerca de los campos deportivos para recogerlos.
    Los padres que se inscribieron en las Orientaciones Virtuales de Nivel de Grado esta semana recibirán el enlace en sus correos electrónicos esta noche.
    ¡Que tengas una buena tarde!

    Good afternoon, WGMS parents,

    We are excited about starting the 2020-21 School Year remotely! If you need a device, you may come in from 8:30-5 Monday- Friday next week.

    6th grade- 8:30-11

    7th grade- 11-2

    8th grade- 2-5

    Please complete the device request on the WGMS website before coming to pick up a device-  One device per family- if you still have your device from the spring- it needs to be reimaged, you must turn it in for us to issue you another tablet.  If you can’t make your assigned time, you can come at a time that is convenient.

    We will also distribute student workbooks on Monday- if you don’t need a tablet, you can come to pick up workbooks only.   

    Schedules were mailed on Friday 8/14 and should be received on Saturday 8/15 or Monday 8/17.  Teachers have called all HR classes to share schedules over the phone.  If your number is not correct, you can contact our front office for your schedule.  All students will be loaded into their Canvas classes Sunday morning at 1 am.  Students can log onto Canvas using the login codes that are found on our WGMS website under the getting ready for school link.  

    The day to day schedule for remote learning is found on the WGMS website under Directions to access the district pre-recorded lessons will be shared during HR meetings and posted on the website.

     

    • ELA, Math, SS, Science- all students can access in Canvas
    • Arts (music and art)- students who are scheduled in Art or Music for 1st semester will access in Music or Art Canvas courses
    • PE- students who are scheduled for PE for the 1st semester will access in PE Canvas course
    • Global Language- for students who are scheduled in Spanish for the 1st semester access in Spanish Canvas Course
    • Blended Learning, SEL  and Media- all students will access through HR Canvas Accounts (along with attendance)  

    *CTE classes do not have pre-recorded GCS lessons, they will begin instruction with their own lessons

     

    On Monday 8/17, please logon to Canvas to your child’s Homeroom course beginning at 8:30 am to answer the Question of the Day (QOTD). This is how we will take attendance each day.  If you do not answer the QOTD, you will receive a call from our school to verify that your student is present. 

     

    At 9 am, I will welcome all of our students in a welcoming assembly on Teams.  Please use the link on our to access the welcoming assembly on Monday. 

     

     https://bit.ly/3h1zT8m

     

    At 10 am, Homeroom teachers will invite students to attend a welcome session. The link to access these HR Welcome Sessions are on the teachers’ Canvas pages.

     

    On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all students will meet with their HR teachers at 11 on Teams.  On Friday, 6th grade will meet at 9, 7th grade will meet at 10, and 8th grade will meet at 11 on Teams. 

     

    Please check our FB site for regular updates- we will see you Monday!

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  • Week of August 9, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 8/9/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Good evening WGMS Families,

     

    We are looking forward to greeting our Tigers remotely through online learning on Monday, August 17th, 2020!  We are in the process of finalizing our schedules, so you should receive them by mail sometime this week.  In the meantime, we are posting our opening student letter, remote learning schedule, and student logon information on our website, and Social Media sites for your review.  I am also sending these to parent emails if you have included your email as part of your registration for this school year.  

    We are posting information on registering for laptops and for our virtual and face to face family orientations, which will begin the week of  August 17th.  You can sign up a laptop HERE (on our website or FB page).   

    This week, we are inviting our families to join us for a Virtual Microsoft Teams Chat in English with Mrs. Brown on Tuesday, August 11th beginning at 6:30pm using the link HERE

    +1 336-790-6553   United States, Greensboro (Toll)

    Conference ID: 955 373 466# (on our website or FB page).    

     

    Mr. Walter, our Assistant Principal, will lead a Microsoft Teams Chat in Spanish on Wednesday, August 12th beginning at 6:30 using the link HERE 

    +1 336-790-6553   United States, Greensboro (Toll)

    Conference ID: 478 222 034#  (on our website or FB page). 

     

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    Connect Ed message in Spanish:

     

    ¡Buenas noches, padres de WGMS!

    Esperamos comenzar las clases de manera remota  el lunes 17 de agosto de 2020. Estamos en el proceso de finalizar nuestros horarios, por lo que debería recibirlos por correo en algún momento de esta semana. Mientras tanto, estamos publicando nuestra carta de apertura para los estudiantes, el horario de aprendizaje remoto e información de inicio de sesión de los estudiantes en nuestro sitio web y en los sitios de redes sociales para que los revise. También los envío a sus correos electrónicos si los ha incluido como parte de su registro para este año escolar. También vamos a publicar información sobre cómo registrarse para computadoras portátiles y para nuestras orientaciones familiares virtuales y presenciales, que comenzarán la semana del 17 de agosto.

     

    Puede registrar una computadora portátil usando los enlaces de nuestra pagina de internet o en la pagina de Facebook- Aquí

     

    Esta semana, estamos invitando a nuestras familias a unirse a nosotros para una charla virtual de Microsoft Teams en inglés con la Sra. Brown el martes 11 de agosto a partir de las 6:30 pm usando el enlace Join Microsoft Teams Meeting  o llamando al  +1 336-790-6553   United States, Greensboro (Toll) Conference ID: 955 373 466#  . El Sr. Walter, nuestro subdirector, estará a cargo de  un chat informativo con padres de Microsoft Teams en español el miércoles 12 de agosto a partir de las 6:30 usando el siguiente enlace: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting o llamando al +1 336-790-6553   United States, Greensboro (Toll) Conference ID: 478 222 034#

     

    ¡Esperamos verte pronto!

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