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The Eagle Flyer Wellington Middle School

February 12, 2021

A glimpse into a day at Wellington Middle School!

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

We have jumped into registration season here at Wellington Middle School. 8th graders have begun looking at registration and transition to high school, while our 6th and 7th graders will be looking at course registration for the coming year in the next couple weeks. Please be looking for registration sheets that your student will be bringing home in the next week or so.

Last week, we were able to get intramurals started with basektball, weightlifting, and yoga/pilates. This coming week, will be getting academic support and some school-sponsored clubs back up and running a couple days per week. We have also begun registration for girls softball, while golf registration will begin February 16th. Please see more information below regarding Eagle Club and competitive sport offerings this spring.

As we do not yet know what the rest of the quarter, or semester holds. We will continue to keep you updated with any changes to our learning phase, adjustments to the calendar, and increased opportunities for students. Along these same lines, one thing that I personally have been reflecting on is the limited parent and/or guardian involvement and interaction with our building and circumstances. I would like to extend an offer to rejuvinate this partnership through our SAC team and establishing a PTO. Please let me know if either one of these areas interest you, or if you have ideas on how to integrate parent and guardian perspective this spring and moving forward as a community.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or provide feedback as we are in this together.

Sincerely,

Kelby Benedict, Principal

Phase 3 - Continued Safety Protocols

As strive to get back into full swing with Phase 3, and looking forward to bringing more students into the building down the road, we really need your support. Each morning, please screen your student(s) for any of the symptoms below and keep them home if they are experiencing one or more of them. When a students reports to us any of the symtoms below, we are required to call you to come pick them up from school. In order to keep everyone safe and schools open, students should not come to school under any circumstances if they have any of the symptoms below. Please also use the return to learn guidance to determine when your student(s) is able to return to in-person learning after experiencing any symptoms.

All staff are required to use the COVID-19 Daily Screening app and must get a "green light” from the app to work before entering a PSD facility. Staff who are sick must stay home, following staff protocols.

Families must check their student(s) for COVID-19 symptoms daily and not send them to school if they are experiencing any of the following, or are too sick to go to school, following student protocols.

COVID-19 symptoms:

Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose or congestion

If any of the above symptoms are present, please keep your child at home; call your school and leave a message on the attendance line; and contact your health care provider.

If your child develops symptoms while at school, they will be removed from class, parent/guardians will be notified, and the student will be isolated from others until their parent/guardian is able to pick them up. Under current protocols, students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, not from another diagnosed condition, should isolate at home until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and if the student has had no fever for 24 hours, and if other symptoms have improved.

Phase 3 Ongoing

We will continue in Phase 3 until we feel it is safe for our community. We are working very closely with PSD and the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment to assess next steps. While we know the next few weeks will still be Phase 3 as it has been, we are looking at ways of bringing more students into the building more days per week.

February 15th - 26th

Monday, February 15th : No School, Presidents' Day & Staff Collaboration

Tuesday, February 16th : B group in-person learning, A group asynchronous learning

  • Picture Re-Take Day (B group)
  • Intramural boys Basketball (B group)

Wednesday, February 17th : A group in-person learning, B group asynchronous learning

  • Picture Re-Take Day (A group)
  • Eagle Club (A group)
  • Intramural girls basketball, weightlifting & yoga/pilates (A group)

Thursday, February 18th : B group in-person learning, A group asynchronous learning

  • Eagle Club (B group)
  • Intramural girls basketball, weightlifting & yoga/pilates (B group)

Friday, February 19th : A group in-person learning, B group asynchronous learning

Monday, February 22nd : A group in-person learning, B group asynchronous learning

  • Intramural boys basketball (A group)

Tuesday, February 23rd : B group in-person learning, A group asynchronous learning

  • Intramural boys basketball (B group)

Wednesday, February 24th : A group in-person learning, B group asynchronous learning

  • Eagle Club (A group)
  • Intramural girls basketball, weightlifting & yoga/pilates (A group)

Thursday, February 25th : B group in-person learning, A group asynchronous learning

  • Eagle Club (B group)
  • Intramural girls basketball, weightlifting & yoga/pilates (B group)

Friday, February 26th : Asynchronous, Remote Learning Day

Softball / Golf Registration
  • Softball registration for 7th & 8th grade girls will opened on February 1st
  • Golf registration for 6th, 7th & 8th graders will open February 16th

SchoolPay will be open for softball on Feb 1st and for Golf on Feb 16th. (Fees must be paid and sports physical must be on file prior to tryouts.)

  • Girl's Softball ~ March 1 to April 14
  • Boy's & Girl's Golf Season ~ March 22 to May 6

Softball Schedule coming soon.

Please use this link to access the Sports Engine site to register your athlete

Physical Forms are attached for easy printing. (A HARD COPY MUST BE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE)

*Due to COVID Restrictions Softball and Golf will be cut sports this year. If your athlete does not make the team, you will be refunded.

*If you believe your family qualifies for free/reduced fees, please apply online . Once approved, login into your ParentVUE account, click the forms link and fill out the permission to share form.

Does your student need a sports physical or other medical or mental health services?

The Health and Wellness Center at Centennial High School and virtual care program at Lincoln Middle School offers sports physicals/annual exams, sick visits, mental health services etc. year-round. The Center has a $0-$35 sliding scale (for qualifying families), accepts Medicaid/CHP+, most insurance plans and offers fee-for-service. No co-pays / deductibles are required. No student enrolled for care is ever turned away for an inability to pay for services provided at the Center. For more information, visit the website or call the (970) 488-4950

Hilarie Bartling

Athletic Director/Dean | Wellington Middle School

4001 Wilson Ave. Wellington, CO 80549

office: (970) 488-6671 | fax: (970) 488-6601

email: hbartlin@psdschools.org

Eagles After Hours

We are working hard to offer safe after school opportunities for students through Eagles After Hours. We currently have intramurals running M-Th and we have some of our school sponsored activities beginning soon.

We are excited to add to our Eagles After Hours programming by partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs to bring you Eagles Club! Our Wellington Middle School Staff will be leading a majority of the activities including homework help/tutoring and it will be packed with innovative programs around tech, music, STEM and sports.

Eagles Club will be offered on Wednesdays for A day students and Thursdays for B day students. It will begin on Wednesday, February 17th and it is FREE!

Please see attached flyer for more information and click this link to register!

Please contact Megan Hale, Club Director, at 970-568-7338 or mhale@bgclarimer.org for more information.

Mental Health: Every Kind Act is Celebrated
Mental Health Matters ~ February 18
Upcoming Summer Opportunities
Summer STEM Program
Phase 3 Learning Schedule
Students will be in Phase 3 starting January 19th

Thank you for your continued patience with dropoff and pickup. As we know with less students on buses it has increased the numbers of cars at Wellington and Eyestone. Please remember not to park, meet, or drop off your students along the north side of Grant Ave in front of the arch. Students must cross Grant Ave at the crosswalk, and we do not want them walking through the drop-off circle.

Also, if you have an older elementary student, and you are okay with them walking a bit, you are welcome to drop them off with your middle schooler, and then they can walk to Eyestone on the sidewalk to the west of our building in the morning.

Morning arrival plan
Afternoon dismissal plan
Digital Resources
eBook app for students

SORA is an ebook and audiobook subscription that is now available to all PSD students!

To login and begin your reading journey, follow these steps:

• Click on the SORA link: https://soraapp.com/welcome

• Click on “Find my School”.

• Select “Poudre School District R 1” (If that doesn’t come up, click on “My school isn’t listed” and type in “Poudre School District”.

• Click on “Sign in Using Poudre School District R 1”.

• Login through Clever using your student’s PSD login credentials.

• You’re in! Click on any book to begin reading or listening!

The SORA app is also available for download onto your personal device. Once logged in, the account is linked, so students can switch back from reading/listening on their laptops to their personal devices and all bookmarks, notes, and highlights will be saved.

Please contact our Media Specialist, Mrs. Colburn, if you have any questions. Happy reading!

Absences Throughout the Phases

Teachers will take attendance through Synergy in each synchronous class period. It is important that students log on at the start of each class period so they do not miss anything and don't get marked absent. There is a new feature in ParentVue, so if you know your child will be absent you can go into ParentVue on the child's page and click on the Report Absence (blue tab with alarm bell). You are also welcome to call the attendance line at 970-488-6601.

Need help with ParentVUE or StudentVUE?

Accessing and Activating a ParentVUE Account;

ParentVUE Frequently Asked Questions;

or call Peggy Hunter at 488.6607 or email her at phunter@psdschools.org.

Technology Support

If a student is having issues with their laptops, the following links can be used to help troubleshoot before calling or emailing the PSD IT department.

PSD's IT Department is providing support to students and families with a new tech help website and IT support phone line and email. Community tech help website offers device troubleshooting and application technical support information, how-to guides, a calendar with important upcoming dates related to PSD technology and more. IT support for Wellington Middle School can be found by calling Andrea Bock at 970-488-6623 or by emailing her at abock@psdschools.org.

Meals this Semester

The district will provide free meals to PSD students (PreK-12) through the end of the 2020-21 school year. PSD Meals During 2020-21 web page

There is no cost for meals: Meals are currently free through the 2020-21 school year, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture school district reimbursement program. Parents are encouraged to still apply for free and reduced-priced meals, which helps with school funding (apply on the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals website).

Designated school and mobile sites: Sack meals are available to students (any child 18 or younger) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (on scheduled school days). People must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at meal sites. See the latest list of meal sites below.

Social Media Sites

Please do not hesitate to contact the school for any questions or concerns while our students are learning within any of our phases. Our office will be staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm to answer questions and provide you with the resources you may need. Important information as well as contact/email addresses for teachers and staff can be found here on the new Wellington Middle School website. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all learn to navigate through this continuously adapting school year! We will navigate through this challenging time together because EAGLES SOAR TOGETHER!!

Contact Us
  • Principal: Kelby Benedict - kbenedic@psdschools.org, 970-488-6603
  • Assistant Principal: Steven Watkins - swatkins@psdschools.org, 970-488-6604
  • Dean of Students/Athletic Director: Hilarie Bartling - hbartlin@psdschools.org, 970-488-6671
  • Main Line: 970-488-6600
  • Attendance Line: 970-488-6601
  • Fax Line: 970-488-6602

For more information regarding PSD's health and safety protocols, COVID-19 response, and meals for students please visit: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21.

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