Help us better serve your family's needs. Complete the Title I Family Engagement survey today to provide your input. The survey can be accessed at https://forms.office.com/r/NKQP2snSrR
or by scanning the QR code. The survey will remain open through June 1st.
Webster Springs Elementary will be having Kindergarten Move-up day on Friday, May 20th at 9:00am. Current Kindergarteners will stay home this day, and current Preschoolers (and any new Kindergarten enrollees) will move up to Kindergarten. If your child did not attend preschool this year but would like to register for Move-up day, complete the form here https://forms.office.com/r/ttcjawunrb
. If you have any questions about the schedule for the day, please contact the school at (304) 847-5321.
Glade Elementary will be having Kindergarten Move-up day on Wednesday, May 18th at 9:00am. Current Kindergarteners will stay home this day, and current Preschoolers (and any new Kindergarten enrollees) will move up to Kindergarten. If your child did not attend preschool this year but would like to register for Move-up day, complete the form here https://forms.office.com/r/ttcjawunrb
. If you have any questions about the schedule for the day, please contact the school at (304) 226-5353.
Are you ready for Summer SOLE 2022?
*Build self-esteem, confidence, and positive self-worth
*Integrate content learning with hands-on, real-world, experiential learning
*Seek to understand local history, appreciate the natural resources of our community, actively engage in problem-solving and environmental conservation
*Partner with WVU’s Energy Express to build literacy skills through arts, drama, and vocabulary (Glade and Webster Springs sites only)
*Recoup core learning and received targeted intervention specific to each child’s needs
*Juniors and Seniors can recover credits from failed courses
*Earn credits in Physical Education, Health, and Driver’s Ed (WCHS site only)
*Explore college and career options in WV (WCHS site only)
Students entering Pre-K-12th grade are encouraged to attend. All students will be served free breakfast and lunch. Kinder Camp is available for students entering PreK and K. Transportation along main routes will be provided to all school locations. Program dates are Tuesday, June 21st- Friday, July 29th. Summer SOLE teachers will be in contact closer to the start of the program with additional details.
Register at the link below or snap the QR code to fill out an application.
The Webster County Board of Education held a meeting on Friday, February 18, 2022 and voted to adjust our Covid-19 school protocols.
· Effective Monday, February. 21, 2022, face coverings will become optional for all students and staff members in school facilities and on school buses due to our decline in positivity rates.
· There will be no contact tracing within schools.
· If a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19 they must quarantine for 5 days and may return to work or school on day 6 if they are asymptomatic.
· Parents, just a reminder, that if your child is showing symptoms of illness, please contact your physician and refrain from sending them to school until they are asymptomatic.
· Please continue to utilize effective hygiene strategies such as hand washing and utilization of hand sanitizer.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Webster County Schools
Healthy snack choices encourage positive food habits
Healthy food is fuel for growing bodies and brains. To help your child learn to make nutritious food choices, create an "anytime" shelf in your refrigerator. Stock it with a selection of healthy foods such as carrot sticks, broccoli "trees," cheese, chunks of melon and raisins. Then allow your child to help himself from this shelf any time he is hungry. He'll like choosing, and you'll know he's making healthy choices.
Get to the heart of homework problems
If your student never seems to do homework, the situation calls for problem-solving. Instead of criticizing, ask questions: Is he afraid of missing the bus if he takes time to gather the materials he needs? Are his books too heavy for his long walk home? Does he routinely check the online notices for the class? Once you and your teen have identified the issue, you can discuss ways to solve it.
Share strategies for success on tests right from the start
Before your teen starts to answer test questions, she should do a few things that can make a difference to her score. Teach your teen to write down key information she's studied, like formulas or dates, at the top so she'll have them to refer to when answering questions. Then she should read the instructions carefully and figure out how much time she has for each question. Now she's ready to do her best.
Address mistakes respectfully and privately
Elementary school students are learning the social skills that help make a classroom comfortable and productive, such as how to treat people with respect. When your child makes mistakes, don't point them out in front of others. That will only make him ashamed, not teach him to be considerate. Ask yourself what he needs to learn, then teach him those skills one-on-one.
Missing school changes lives … and not in a good way
Sooner or later, every teen will stumble out of bed and whine, "Do I have to do school today?" Your answer can be short and simple: "Yes." Students who often miss school earn lower grades than those who attend regularly. They may not learn the foundation skills needed to understand the next unit's material. What's more, they don't develop the responsible habits that will make them successful in life.
Daily conversations show your child that schoolwork matters
Talking with your child about school shows her you care about her life and her education. Make it a regular habit to have your child show you at least one example of her schoolwork each day. Comment on progress she's making, praise her effort and encourage her to do her best work. You'll learn more about what your child is learning, and your child will learn that schoolwork is important.
Share tips for creating a study group that really works
Study groups can help teens strengthen and enhance learning. When forming a study group, your teen should choose members he knows and likes, but who aren't such good friends that socializing overpowers learning. Group members should write down goals and create a plan for meeting them. Taking turns leading the group encourages all members to share the responsibility for its success.