WCES Arrival Procedures 2017-2018

Arrival Procedures 2017-2018

Due to the change in start times for our days for the new school year, we have made some changes to our arrival procedures. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the changes so you can plan accordingly.

Our school day will start promptly at 9:05 a.m. All students that arrive in their classroom past 9:05 will be marked tardy. Take note, this is 15 minutes later than past years.

Our doors will open at 8:45 a.m. Students that attend breakfast may go to the cafeteria at that time. Students who are not attending breakfast will be expected to go to their classrooms at that time, unpack and be ready for the school day to start at 9:05 a.m.

For several years, students have been entering the school prior to the bell. This has worked very well for our primary students. Primary students will continue to come inside and sit in the halls. However, our intermediate students have been entering the gym and have been under the supervision of the safety patrols only. This is a safety and liability issue, and teachers will be in meetings so they cannot cover this duty. Therefore, the intermediate students will be lining up outside the front doors until the bell rings this year. There will be 3 lines, one for each grade level. In the case of inclement weather, we will bring them inside. Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:40, as there is no supervision outside until the bell rings. As stated prior, our staff will be participating in meetings prior to the school day on many occasions. Therefore, please be sure to drop your child off after 8:40 a.m.

If you have any questions regarding our new procedures, please feel free to reach out. We are happy to host questions!

Our new dismissal time will be 3:30 p.m. and our procedures for dismissal will remain the same at this time.

Thank you for your partnership!

Cheryl Cox/Lori Austin

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Meet Your Teacher: Sneak A Peek at Your Seat

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Thursday, August 31

1:30 – 2:30

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AACPS Child Immunization Record Information


REMEMBER to have your child’s immunization records up-to-date in time for the new school year.
All kindergarten – third grade students, must show proof of TWO doses of varicella vaccinations OR proof of immunity to varicella by providing blood test results or a medical diagnosis showing the month and year they had the disease. “Medical diagnosis” or a documented history of typical varicella disease (chickenpox) can be accepted from a physician or other healthcare provider in lieu of vaccination.

More immunization info:

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Inclement Weather School Closings Make-up Dates


Inclement Weather & School Closings Make-up Dates

This calendar has three days built in at the end of the school year for emergency closings, making the school year 184 student days and 194 teacher days. If any of the three emergency days are not used, they shall be deducted from the June closing date.
If more than three additional makeup days are needed:

Monday, April 2 may be used as a potential makeup day.
If emergency closings affect the end of any marking period, the calendar will be adjusted and the marking period extended so that both early dismissal days occur at the end of the marking period. This applies to all schools.

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AACPS 2017-2018 Final School Hours

AACPS Transportation Division 2017-2018 Final School Hours

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Parent Involvement Advisory Council Deadline: July 27


Parent Involvement Advisory Council is July 27
Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Office of School & Family Partnerships is now accepting applications for openings on the Superintendent’s Parent Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC). The council provides input to the Superintendent on ways to increase family engagement in schools.

The council consists of two representatives from each of the 12 high school clusters, along with appointed representatives from several parent, teacher, and administrator groups. Applicants must have a child in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Members serve two-year terms. The Council conducts morning meetings six times a year at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

There are currently two seats open in each of the Annapolis and Meade clusters, and one seat open in each of the Northeast and Southern clusters. Applications can be found here, and must be received by July 27, 2017. Appointees will be notified of their selection by August 25, 2017.

For more information, contact Anne Weaver, Family Involvement Specialist, at 410-570-8265, or aweaver1@aacps.org.

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Summer WCES Office Hours


The WCES office will be open all summer from 8-3.

If you need anything, stop in or give us a call.

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Summer Media Center Dates


The Media Center is open this summer on 6/22, 7/6, 7/20 and 8/3 for book checkout! Come on in and see us. The media center will be open from 9-11 on these days.

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Target field trip grants info available via AACPS


One of Last Years winners for Maryland: Crofton Meadows Es

Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. We’re bringing students once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences through field trips they’ll never forget.

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.

As part of the program, Target stores award Target Field Trip™ grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1.

Target education online grant applications are accepted during the timeframe below:

  • Target Field Trip™ grants – opens at noon (CST) on Aug. 1 and closes at noon (CST) on Sept. 30

Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically on the internet. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you used to create your online grant application account. Please add cgsupport@cybergrants.com to your email address book (or friendly senders) to ensure that these messages arrive in your inbox.

More information links:

  • https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
  • http://www.aacps.org/axis/currentaxis.pdf


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Calling All Students! Navy’s Books for Bill Summer Reading Program


Books for Bill Summer Reading Program

Calling all students!


Read 10 books over the summer and you will get free admission to the October 8th Naval Academy football game against Houston.

  • Parents will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $20 each (the original price is $40).
  • Students will get a post-game photo on the field with Navy mascot, Bill the Goat, as well as a certificate for successfully completing the Books for Bill Summer Reading Program.
  • Each partcipating school with recieve recognition and gift
  • Just complete the form on the flyer below by September 6th and return it to the address listed on the flyer.
  • Book log form
  • Log submission and ticket ordering form
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