Emergency Notification

Dear WCS Parents and Caregivers;

I hope that you and your families are enjoying a peaceful and restful Winter Break. As break comes to a close and we  prepare for the transition back into our daily school routines, there are a few things that I would like to share with you on behalf of the WCS staff:

*When we return to school on Monday, February 26th, we plan to have a typical start to our day and will proceed as normal.  The WCS staff will not discuss the recent national and local events that took place last week with students.  However, if you have discussed the recent events with your child and he/she is struggling to feel safe at school as a result, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, Amy Wallace, WCS guidance counselor/social worker or myself. We are here to help. 

*We pledge to continue to take the safety and education of your children as our primary concern.  As mentioned in earlier communications we have an emergency management plan to handle any crisis that may occur. We will continue to review and maintain the plan to meet the needs of our school community.

* It is critical that we unite together to ensure that every student feels safe and that they belong in our school at all times.  Bullying in any form-social exclusion, physical, verbal threats, etc. is not acceptable at WCS.  While we actively utilize a multi-tiered support system (ex. Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, WCS Discipline System, Aevidum, etc.) at WCS,  we know that there are still students who experience the isolation, loneliness and hurt that results from experiencing unkind behavior from others. This is NOTokay!!   So, what are we going to do?

                * We (staff, parents, caregivers, community members) must actively work together to ensure that our school is a safe, kind and compassionate environment for everyone. This includes building a greater awareness and understanding of the factors, conditions and experiences that influence our children in and outside of school.  It also includes teaching our children to be aware of how their actions impact others-positive or negative. This will assist us in building a stronger support system for all of our students. Opportunities to learn more about this will be coming in the near future-stay tuned!

                     *The staff and I will continue to create opportunities for students to engage in lessons and activities that teach, practice and reinforce kindness and compassion. This includes building upon our current Aevidum theme of "empathy."  Parent support and reinforcement of these skills is key to long term effectiveness!

                     *Have each other's backs and model safe, kind and compassionate behavior to one another!  Aevidum! 🐾

Thank-you in advance for your support. 

Randa C. Rineer

Talking to Children About Violence

2/23 - Williams-Cone School Information Bulletin

Information for parents of Williams Cone School Parents and Caregivers

Release On: 2018/02/23

Release Until: 2018/02/27

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