Dear WMTPS Community,
As marking period one winds down, I wanted to send a brief note reminding parents of our Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 19 and 20. At this meeting, you will be able to review your child’s progress across all subjects. In addition to your child’s first report card, academic progress can be measured by other assessments and metrics including:
- Star Math Assessment: students in grades 2-8
- Fountas and Pinnel Benchmark Reading Assessment: students in grades K-6
Second, we are already hearing reports that the dreaded norovirus (stomach bug) is here and we would like to share some elements of universal precaution that the school district is taking at school and offer some suggestions as to what parents can do at home to minimize risks. At the end of each day, we remind our teachers and students to clear their desks off so our custodians can sanitize each desk. In addition, we ask students to wash their hands before and after snack and before and after lunch as well. The newest protocols from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourage students to “cover their cough” with their elbow and to wash their hands after for at least 20 seconds in warm, soapy water after sneezing. Lastly, I encourage all parents to sign up for the Kinsa FLUency program (K-8). The deadline for registration is today, October 29th. Please visit kinsaforschools.com for more information. This is your last opportunity to receive your free smart thermometer.
Alex Anemone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools