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September 14, 2018

Morning Career Tech

The last bus for Career Tech leaves at 7:10am.  If you have a student with morning Career Tech, please remind them to get on the bus as soon a possible.  

Student ID’s

This past week, student were given student ID’s.  Students will be expected to have a student ID at all school functions.  Students will be asked for ID to get into sporting events, getting on the bus, and admission to dances.  Picture retake day is September 29th.

Stranger Danger

With the start of school, it is a good time to talk to students about strangers and how to manage situations they may encounter when they are walking in the community.  Here is a link with some tips and advice for parents of teenagers. https://preventionactionalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Know-To-Talk-Teen-Stranger-Danger.pdf

Drills

In the coming weeks, we will be practicing fire drills, tornado drills, and lock down drills.  Please speak to your student about the importance of taking these drills serious. Our administrative team monitors these drills and makes minor adjustments based on our expectations and practices.  It is important that everyone, staff and student, takes these seriously.

Football Game Traffic

After a football game, please have your student walk over to the circle drive off of Glenwood.  This is the location parents should pick up students. The circle drive provides a safe place and smooth traffic flow.  If is is raining, students can also wait under the overhang by the pool. We do not want cars driving by the football field where over a thousand people, players, and our band are walking out.  Also, our away team buses leave from the field. Your support of this is appreciated in keep our students safe.

Counseling News

See Counseling newsletter

 

June 6, 2018

I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool during the hot days.  Summer maintenance and cleaning are underway.  The electrical issue that was caused by a faulty underground wire has been replaced.   

Summer Hours

Summer hours run from June 25th to August 13th.  The Wayne Memorial High School office will be open from Monday through Thursday from 7am-4pm. The office will be closed daily from noon to 1pm. The office will and building will be closed the week on July 2nd.  

Registration

Beginning next week, parents will be able to complete the online registration for the 18/19 school year through the Parent Connect Portal.   Parents that DID NOT have a Parent Connect account were emailed a link to establish and use Parent Connect.  If you have not been able to create an account, please call the school office at 734-419-2200.  Parents will need to complete online registration in order for your student to pick up his/her schedule.  

The following are the dates and time for schedule pick-up:

            August 21st

                        -8am-10:45am- Students with a last name A-E

                        -12-2pm- Students with a last name F-L

            August 22nd 

                        -8am-10:45am-  Students with a last name M-S

                        12-2pm-  Students with a last name T-Z

Wayne Memorial Website

The Wayne Memorial Website has information for parents including access to the online school store and 18/19 calendar.  The 18/19 calendar has dates and times of parent/teacher conference, report card dates, breaks, 1/2 days, and more information.  You can also download the WMHS school calendar to you smartphone calendar app. Directions for this are located next to the calendar.  I have included some links below.

            Website- http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/high-schools/wayne-memorial-high-school/

            Online School Store-  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/michigan/wayne/wayne-memorial

            Directions to download school calendar to your smart device-  https://www.foxbright.com/downloads/support/using_an_ica__feed.pdf?r=634923078550411493

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

You can now apply online for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.

Apply online for faster processing/approval. You can apply now for the 2018-19 school year at lunchapp.com. Click on "start an application," select July 1 to apply for next school year, type in "Wayne Westland" for the school district and you will be directed to the application. The online application has the same requirements and will ask you for the same information as the paper application.

For more information, please visit wwcsd.net, click on Departments-Food Services.

If you have any questions, please call Food Services at (734) 419-2128.

Click on the link to start your online application https://lunchapp.com/

 

February 16, 2018

Eblast 2/16/18

Important Upcoming Dates

Feb. 19-23-  All District buildings will be closed for Mid-Winter Break. 

March 23-  End of the 3rrd marking period.  Please be monitoring student grades by using Parent Connect. If you don’t have Parent Connect, please come to the main office with your driver’s license, and a username and password will be given to you.

Scheduling for 18-19

Almost all of our students have made requests for courses for the 18-19 school year.  Using Student Connect, your student can show you the courses they have requested for the 18-19 school year.  When a student logs into Student Connect, they will see next year’s information.  The courses requested for next year (18-19) are the only item that can be viewed in the 18-19 track.  

 

Safety

With the recent tragic events, I wanted to let you know that we take student safety seriously.  If you attended New Student Orientation, you have heard me say that we strive for safety, learning, and fun.  These three things are in order of importance.  Over my fourteen years at Wayne Memorial, we have continued to make adjustments to increase the safety for our students.  We appreciate the support from our local police department and regularly communicate with them about challenges and concerns.

Safety in schools is a community effort, and I ask parents for support.  Please continue to contact Wayne Memorial when something concerns you.  Please continue to monitor your child’s social media activities.  Please continue to support school rules and policies, as many of the rules are in place to help maintain a safe school.  I also want to encourage parents to talk to your student about the recent events.  I have attached a resource that will provide you some guidance in having this conversation.

On March 7th, we will be practicing a lockdown drill.  This lock down drill has been planned since the summer time.  I wanted to communicate this with parents so you would know that this is not a response to anything, but rather our continued efforts to be proactive. 

Senior Letter

I have attached the senior letter to this email.  This letter is for seniors, but I ask that all parents review this letter.  Senior year has several big events.  Much of the information is very similar from year to year, and the letter will be helpful for all parents to get an understanding of senior year.

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