Posted Date: 04/01/2020
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff,
What exciting times! There comes a time for greatness with every difficult challenge. Our Bulldogs are ready for greatness!
We have been working hard to come up with the best scenario for all in this difficult time of closure of schools for the global pandemic. We want our students back but we recognize that this isn’t possible as of now. Schools will remain closed until April 17, as of this communication. We will do our best to communicate with you and have all channels open for you to communicate back with us.
Hopefully you have read the Platte #1 Distance Education Plan for this closure. Our staff met virtually on 3/30 to discuss how they can create the best learning environment that we can in this situation. A vast majority of our instruction will be happening on the computers and phones of our students. We understand that not all learners will thrive in this environment but we have to try something. Please remain flexible and supportive during this time. Your students should have a Google Classroom started, prior to this closure, and teachers are adding new classes to their profiles. This is where assignments will be posted, distributed, and collected. Your student(s) should be very familiar with this resource and understand how it works. Please have your student(s) continually check their Google Classroom for updated information and assignments. There is a resource available for parents to work with their student in their Google Classroom.
We will remain flexible throughout this time and know that our teachers will have their work for the upcoming week posted by 2 pm on Friday. Students can work through these assignments at whatever pace they choose, as long as it meets the deadlines. We encourage all students to communicate with their teachers so we can do what is best for each individual. Students DO NOT have to log in at the identified schedule. This is merely a schedule to keep students on track and allow for teachers to establish a routine.
Students will not be expected to sit in front of a device all day as we know they have other obligations to help themselves and their families during this time. Again, all we ask is that they communicate and work with their instructors. We can make the best of this if the communication is clear and consistent.
Again, these are exciting times and I know that the staff at The Wheatland Middle School is ready to meet the needs of this situation and the needs of our students.
Cory J. Dziowgo ~ WMS Principal