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Monday, May 11th, 2020
Reeves, Leland Heath, Hunter Bergbigler, Emree Mounsey, & Joseph Nusbaumer
eLearning Dress Up Week:
This week is Disney Character Week.
If you wish, dress up as your favorite Disney villain or turn your school day into a
fairytale by dressing up as a princess.
This is our
last week of eLearning! I appreciate all
of the work our students have done to stay on top of their lessons. Your help at home has been outstanding. We are fortunate to be a part of such a
hard-working and giving community.
There is no
packet drop off or collection this week.
However, Grab-and-Go Meals will be available. Please come to the elementary cafeteria door
(#32) for breakfasts and lunches.
As we look
ahead to the end of the year, we need to collect student
devices/textbooks/library books and distribute students' belongings. This
will take place simultaneously May 18-20. Due to construction, things are
not going to be the way we had originally envisioned. Use of the building is restricted.
need to sign up for a time to bring in their materials, books, and
devices. We are limiting the number of
students to 10 students per 15-minute increment. Please sign up each student individually. The
link to sign up for a time is https://swcs.youcanbook.me/
are gathering students’ belongings this week.
All things from desks and lockers will be placed in bags and labeled
permitting, we will set up at tables in front of the elementary school office
outside of the building. As you drive
through the “car rider pick-up” area, we will collect and distribute items.
we have inclement weather, we will have students enter the building at door #21
stopping at tables in the 4th/5th grade hall collecting
and distributing items while maintaining social distancing. Students will exit door #20 (elementary
office door). Should we have to move
into the building due to weather, we ask that only one adult accompany each
student. Other adults and young children
should remain at home if possible.
May 18-20 is
also the last time students will be able to submit work. If your child has completed work, it must be
completed and turned at this time – unless specifically requested earlier by
appreciate everything everyone has done to be supportive of Southern Wells
Community School’s efforts. From
students, parents, instructional assistants, bus drivers, teachers, custodial
staff, kitchen staff, and office staff – it has taken a team to get through
this unique time. I believe this connection
will help us move smoothly back to school in the fall. I am proud of our Raiders!
link to sign up for a collection/distribution time is -- https://swcs.youcanbook.me/
yearbooks are IN! If you ordered one,
they will be passed out when you sign up for time on May 18, 19, or 20. Please mention to the staff that helps you
that your student ordered a yearbook. We
do have a few extras so if you didn’t purchase one, please contact the office
after student’s pick up days are over.
please be sure that if you have any SWES library book at home, return them with
your eLearning work on May 18, 19, or 20.
being a part of the Raider family
Please stand for the Pledge
Indiana 211 adds new COVID-19 resources
Indiana 211 is a free service that helps Hoosiers
across the state find the local resources they need quickly, easily and
confidentially. In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Indiana
211 is working closely with the Family Social
Services Administration and United Way to add additional resources for those
in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in
their local communities.
For those in need of food, counseling, internet or errand assistance, Indiana
211 has created a new site to serve as a hub of information on
COVID-19 resources. Hoosiers can still find information regarding mental
health and addiction services, housing and utility assistance, and more here.
To connect with a navigator, Hoosiers can dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966, which
are available 24/7. You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive more information.
To stay up-to-date on the state's coronavirus efforts and sign up for email
updates, visit in.gov/coronavirus.
Library kicks off Summer Reading
Imagine a completely different kind
of Summer Reading program this year at the Wells County Public Library. The
library is excited to announce that Summer Reading 2020 will run from May
11-July 31 and can be done completely online for kids, teens, and adults.
Depending on your age group, you can
sign up at www.wellscolibrary.org/summer to track either time spent reading or the total pages read.
Or if you prefer you can use the paper log that’s attached and return the
completed sheet in a library book return dropbox. Copies are available for pick
up at either the Main Library or Ossian Branch.
The library will also be offering
virtual events, programming videos, craft kits, and fun challenges throughout
the summer that fit the “Imagine Your Story” theme. Registration is appreciated
for some of these events, so you can get details on how to participate.
Call the library at 260-824-1612 if
you have issues or if you need more information on how to schedule a curbside
pick-up of books to read this summer. Books, eAudiobooks, and magazines are
also available through the Libby app and at nidl.overdrive.com.
Register and get more info, including
a Summer Reading promo video featuring many of your favorite librarians
These last several weeks have
brought many transitions for us all. You, your staff, and your faculty have my
admiration for all of your efforts to successfully educate your students in the
Girl Scouts have also made a
transition in response to these days of social distancing. We recently
launched Girl Scouts at Home, providing engaging experiences online that every girl
and caretaker—both members and non-members—can access from virtually anywhere.
Additional information about Girl Scouts at Home is attached for your
convenience, including links to educator resources.
We want to meet your families
where they are and partner with you to let them know about Girl Scouts at Home. Can you help us share this information on the platforms you
are using to communicate with your school families?
For your convenience, I have
attached some files to make distribution easier for you. If you would like the
information formatted differently, let me know and I’ll be happy to accommodate
- GS at Home – image with GS at Home -
Most schools, PTOs, and community groups have been sharing the image
and text together, which are perfect for brief mentions in things like
e-newsletters, announcements, or even Facebook.
TIP: When using a program that pulls an image from a web link (like
Facebook), unfortunately our link has been pulling blank white space for
many. Try using the image I have provided instead and inserting the text
as a comment on the image afterward.
- GS at Home – email (6+)
This lengthier content provides a visually more appealing
format suitable to emails and larger spaces. When able to use a subject
line, we recommend “Is she looking for something to do? Open for at-home
fun with Girl Scouts!”