It has been a happy first day of school for us at WES! Excitement abounds as students get to see each other again and meet their new teachers. Below are a few reminders to help us have a smooth new year!
We noticed some parking lot confusion at drop-off this morning, so we thought it would help to send our public service announcement video we shared last year. Please take a few minutes to watch it for important safety and procedural reminders.
In addition, if you need to visit the school after drop-off (any time after 9:00), please be sure to come to the front (Church Street) entrance. Once we buzz you into the building, you'll need to stop at the front office to sign in. We do not use the back entrance for visitors during the school day.
Finally, please do your best to send your child to school knowing what their after school plans are and where they are going. As always, if you know your child will have a dismissal plan that differs from the usual, please send in a note giving specifics of the new plan such as who will be picking up, which bus your child will be riding and with whom, etc. We keep track of all dismissal changes in the main office, and communication from home is critical in safe transitions. We understand that on occasion, unexpected/emergency situations arise that necessitate changes in plans, but we ask that you do your best to limit calls and emails to the school with changes once the school day has begun. As teachers are busy teaching during the day, it is difficult to ensure that they will be able to receive messages sent once the bell has rung.
Thank you for your help with these important safety protocols. As always, we appreciate your support and partnership.