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Parents of children who live in Williamstown and will be five years old on or before August 31, 2019 should stop by on March 5 or 6 to register for kindergarten! Click here for more details.

Williamstown Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration 

March 5 March 6 

Parents of children who live in Williamstown and will be five years old on or before August 31, 2019 should stop by the office at the elementary school between 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 1:30–4:00 p.m. either day to complete registration forms. You will meet briefly with Mrs. Betti in the principal’s office and Mrs. Stein-Payne in the health office. 

What to Bring...

  • Proof of residency (driver’s license, lease agreement, purchase & sale, proof of mortgage, etc.)
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the most recent physical with vision test
  • A copy of your child’s immunization records to date

 

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Betti at 458-5707 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

A few documented cases of flu have already occurred here at WES and we can be sure that there will be more. Flu (or influenza) is a very common illness that can spread easily and rapidly. It can be a very serious, even life threatening disease for children and for adults with other chronic illnesses. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

A few documented cases of flu have already occurred here at WES and we can be sure that there will be more. Flu (or influenza) is a very common illness that can spread easily and rapidly. It can be a very serious, even life threatening disease for children and for adults with other chronic illnesses. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.  

So, what can we do to protect our children and ourselves against the flu? First, it is not too late to get a flu shot. This year, the viruses that can be protected against by the current flu shot are a much better match to the flu viruses that are beginning to emerge in our population than the immunization last year, so it is very worthwhile to get a flu shot. It is easier than ever to get a flu shot, but if you do get one at a pharmacy or elsewhere, please let your or your child's primary care giver know. 

Also, if you or your child are ill, please stay home! Fever, body aches, fatigue, persistent cough and painful sore throats are all reason to get tested for the flu, strep and pneumonia. To be cleared to return to school, a child must have normal temperature for 24 hour WITHOUT Tylenol or Motrin. Please talk to your doctor for more advice if your child is ill. If your child is diagnosed with flu or any other illness that requires antibiotics, please notify me, so we can try to prevent the spread of illness. Of course, handwashing, good nutrition, staying hydrated and getting enough sleep help us all to fight off illness. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your child.

Be Well! Carol Stein-Payne, RN, NCSN cstein-payne@williamstownelementary.org
PS - check out the link about Flu on the CDC website - lots of good information!

 


Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Join Williamstown Elementary staff to hear about the social teaching curriculum, Second Step, and the ways social emotional learning is taught, nurtured, and reinforced at WES.
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Join Williamstown Elementary staff to hear about the social teaching curriculum, Second Step, and the ways social emotional learning is taught, nurtured, and reinforced at WES.
It is fast becoming the season when Mother Nature may begin to throw snowy or icy conditions at us which necessitate school delays, cancellations or early dismissals. Read more here on how and when we notify you of changes to the regular school day!

It is fast becoming the season when Mother Nature may begin to throw snowy or icy conditions at us which necessitate school delays, cancellations or early dismissals. A lot goes into making snow day decisions and we take this very seriously. Our administrative team is in close contact with the town road crews, the bus company, and superintendents from other districts. If the weather is such that we need to cancel or delay, we do our best to let you know by 6:30am. In rare occasions, we make a call the night before, though that is not standard practice.

In the event that we need to alter the school day due to weather, we will get the information out to you in a variety of ways. Our first posts will be to our Instagram (@williamstown_elementary) and Twitter (@WES_Principal and @WES_AP) accounts and on our school website. We will then send robocall phone messages to all households. You will also be able to find the pertinent information on all the local television, radio and news sites: WBRK, WUPE, WWLP-TV channel 22, WNYT, WTEN, WTRY/WPYX, the Berkshire Eagle, and iBerkshires.

As a reminder, if we call a two hour delay the buses will run their regular routes, just two hours later, and school will open at 10:35am. On those days, the morning Side by Side session is canceled.

In an effort to comply with attendance mandates from the State, WES has joined Mount Greylock and Lanesborough Elementary in implementing automated absence and tardy notifications.
In an effort to comply with attendance mandates from the State, WES has joined Mount Greylock and Lanesborough Elementary in implementing automated absence and tardy notifications. If your child is absent or late for school, you will receive a phone call and email stating such. You will receive the notification regardless of whether the absence is an excused one or not. Automated calls go out early in the day, and it is not possible for us to update the system prior to the call if your child is tardy, so if you come in late and get a notification that your child is absent, that is because we have not yet updated the attendance information for the day. You do not need to call to let us know. 
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