Friday Focus


Friday Focus
9 October 2020

Hello Willowcreek Family. This is Ms. Stewart and here is the Friday Focus message for this week. Our mission is educating, empowering and inspiring excellence. There are 11 items of interest to follow. If you miss any part of this message, visit the Willowcreek website, Peachjar or Facebook page where it will be printed in its entirety.

Congratulations to the following Students of the Week: 6th graders: Emma Bugajski, Briannah Beckshire, Sadie Smith, Isabella Brooks and Dominick Nicholson. 7th graders: Victoria Jude, Daniel Lule and Preston Robbins. 8th graders: Jodey Ellison, Eliezer Munos Espinosa and Chloe Henson. Principals’ Choice goes to: Alina Jaime Well done all! Mr. Wissing and Mr. Chlebowski have been delivering certificates to the homes of these deserving individuals all day.

Next week is a three day week for students. Thursday is a teacher records day and Friday is Fall Break. Fall break continues through Monday October 19. All students will return either in person or virtually on Tuesday, Oct 20.

Next week is Homecoming Spirit Week! Encourage your child to participate virtually in three days of fun. Monday is Super Hero Day; Tuesday is Wacky Tacky Day and Wednesday is Portage Pride Day. They should dress up, take pics and share with your child’s teachers. Remember that all dressing up MUST be school appropriate.

Because we are preparing schedules for the next 9 weeks, you will probably be seeing some funky things going on with your schedule and with Schoology. Please ignore any “extra” classes in different mods that you are showing up for - just continue using the mods that you have since the beginning of the year. All the extra stuff will go away on October 20.

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Parents of 6th graders have received information regarding the Orientation Event for their child’s team. At this time, this event is not for those students who are remaining virtual learners for the 2nd 9 weeks. Please be sure that you check which day and time your child should come. Call the office with any questions.

Parents of 7th & 8th graders who are new to the ‘Creek this year have received an email today about an orientation meeting for those kids who have never been to the building before. That orientation will be on Thursday, October 15 from 8:30 - 10.

There are only 3 school days left in this grading period. Please check your child’s grades on Powerschool. Next week is the final week of school of the 1st 9 weeks’ grading period. You need to be checking PowerSchool and Schoology for any missing assignments. Then, check with your teacher to see if you can still get credit for turning them in. The last day for turning in accepted late assignments is Monday, Oct 12.

When we return to in-person instruction on Oct 20, students will not be able to enter the building until 7:10. For parents who are dropping off 6th grade students, please use the front parking lot. 7th & 8th graders should be dropped at the roundabout off Evergreen Ave. Do not let the student leave your vehicle until 7:10.

As we are working on new student schedules, parents and students may see some dropped or some additional classes in Powerschool for your child. Please do not be concerned with this --it is a work in progress and all schedules will be complete by Tuesday, Oct 20.

Some parents have been asking about supply lists. I am not requiring students to bring anything to school with them at this time but paper and pencils. Students will not be using lockers at the present time and all materials will need to be carried throughout the day in a cinchsak or backpack.

Thank you and have a great weekend.