April 17, 2020

Dear WREC Family,

            I hope everyone in your household is continuing to stay healthy and making the best of this “socially distant” time we find ourselves in these days.  We are finishing up our third week of distance learning together and I continue to be pleased with the overall response from our students and parents.  We will continue to help you work through any technical/logistical issues with the ultimate goal of every school day having all WREC students engaged in learning and actively working with their teachers.  Students should be logging in to their Schoology accounts daily to check on posted assignments from their teachers, as well as submit assignments.  One of the methods we are using to track student attendance is by monitoring students logging into Schoology, so the expectation is that students should be doing this every school day.

            Next week, teachers will begin offering online Webex class sessions.  Webex is a secure enterprise solution for video conferencing and online meetings.  All WREC students were provided the opportunity to participate in Webex meetings this past week with their homeroom and writing teachers.  Overall, we were very pleased with the participation rate of our students and very much enjoyed interacting with them again.   Our teachers have communicated a formal learning and Webex schedule that we will begin the week of April 20th.  I’ve also posted a copy of that schedule below and encourage you to access the Webex information posted on our district website at: URL:  https://www.wyoarea.org/departments/information_technology/virtual_learning_-_webex if you have questions related to accessing Webex, downloading the app to a home device, etc.:

6th Grade:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Course

Schedule:

ELA,

Music, Library

Math,

Gym

Science, Innovations

Social Studies,

Art

Math,

Writing,

Guidance

WebEx

Video

Schedule:

ELA

 

Rot 2 - 10AM

Rot 3 - 11AM

Rot 4 - 1PM

Math

 

Rot 2 - 10AM

Rot 3 - 11AM

Rot 4 - 1PM

Science

 

6A, 6Ku, 6Ko - 10AM

 

6F, 6Fc, 6H - 1PM

*Please try to come to your team meeting. If you cannot make it, come to the other time slot provided.

Social Studies

 

6A, 6Ku, 6Ko - 10AM

 

6F, 6Fc, 6H - 1PM

*Please try to come to your team meeting. If you cannot make it, come to the other time slot provided.

***Optional

 

*ELA Check-In

10-10:45AM

 

*Math Check-In

11-11:45AM


5th Grade:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Course

Schedule:

ELA,

Music, Library

Math,

Gym

Science, Innovations

Social Studies,

Art

Math,

Guidance

WebEx Video

Schedule:

Reading/

Writing

 

Rot 2 - 10AM

Rot 3 - 11AM

Rot 4 - 1PM

 

Writing - 2PM

Math

 

Rot 2 - 10AM

Rot 3 - 11AM

Rot 4 - 1PM

Science

 

10AM- 5A,5Kl,5Ku

 

1PM- 5B,5H,5S

 

*Please try to attend with your pod, but you may attend the other time slot if needed.

Social Studies

 

10AM- 5A,5Kl,5Ku

 

1PM- 5B,5H,5S

 

*Please try to attend with your pod, but you may attend the other time slot if needed.

~Optional Webex meetings below

 

~Reading Check-In

10-10:45AM

 

~Math Check-In

11-11:45AM

 

If you want to request that your student have access to his/her student iPad because your devices at home are not integrating well with our instructional resources, please email me at cbabb@wyoarea.org and request to pick up your student’s iPad.  I have generally been scheduling pickups to coincide with the handing out of school lunches at WREC.  I will get back to you with a specific time/date for that to happen.   

As always, if you have any additional questions, please email me at cbabb@wyoarea.org, or call me at my extension listed below.

Stay healthy!

 

Corbett Babb, Ed.D.

Principal

West Reading Elementary Center

(610) 374-0739   ext. 5211