Quick recap of all the “back to in-person learning” emails

Wyngate Families,

Parents’ inboxes are overflowing with messages about the return to in-person instruction (for families who are going that route), so I consolidated the most important items into the list below. Take a few moments to review it, even if your child will be continuing with fully virtual learning.

And please remember to thank your child’s teacher for all the work they’re putting into making the return to in-person learning as successful as possible. They’re incredibly grateful for the community’s generosity, including the PTA’s contribution of extra supplies for the classroom and lunches/snacks for the staff, but notes from parents and students truly mean the most to them.

Thanks!

Caryn Seligman

To Do Items

  • Mark your calendar with items listed below, especially the March 11 Town Hall.
  • Families whose kids are NOT returning to in-person instruction.  Note the delayed start of virtual instruction on the dates listed below
  • Verify your child’s instructional model (virtual or in person) and instructional group (e.g., A or B), by going to ParenVUE and selecting “Student Info.” on the left hand menu.

Families whose kids are returning to in-person instruction:

  • Fill out Wyngate survey HERE so that the staff can better plan for dismissal, buses and food service
  • Gather supplies
  • MCPS-issued Chromebook
  • School will provide cases
  • Non-MCPS Chromebooks are not permitted. If you don’t already have one, click HERE to learn how to get one.
  • Mask
  • Headphones
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Items requested by classroom teacher (grades 4-5 will receive their lists soon)
  • Labels ALL of your child’s items.  Consider purchasing labels from Label Daddy (www.labeldaddy.com/wyngate) and a portion of the sale will benefit the Wyngate PTA
  • Bus riders: review your bus route HERE
  • Review MCPS’ latest guidance about testing and self-quarantining if a student travels beyond Maryland and its adjacent jurisdictions.

Calendar Items

Monday, March 8

  • No school for students/Professional Day for teachers and staff

Tuesday, March 9

  • Asynchronous (self-paced) learning; check for assignments in MyMCPS Classroom
  • Board of Education Meeting to discuss calendar for 2021-22 school year

Wednesday, March 10

  • Asynchronous (self-paced) learning; check for assignments in MyMCPS Classroom
  • Virtual Open House/Orientation for Partial In-person learning
    • Teachers will share important information with students about the return to partial in-person instruction. Families are welcome to join the meetings, which will be recorded. Your child will join the meeting using the regular Zoom link for their homeroom. Following the meeting, you will receive additional information about room assignments and scheduling from your child’s teacher. The schedule is as follows:
      9:00 – 10:00 am – Kindergarten
      10:00-11:00 am – Grade 1
      11:00 – 12:00 pm – Grade 2
      12:00 – 1:00 pm – Grade 3
      1:00 – 2:00 pm – Grade 4
      2:00 – 3:00 pm – Grade 5

Thursday, March 11

  • Noon – Board of Education Meeting includes discussion about “Opening Schools in Recovery of Education”
  • 6:30 pm
    Wyngate PTA Town Hall
    Mr. Wiebe and Ms. Chan will share information about school wide processes including: Schedules/Logistics, Arrival/Dismissal Plans, Health/Safety Protocols, Student Health Attestation, Classroom Expectations
    Zoom link is HERE and passcode is MCPS
    Submit your questions HERE

Monday, March 15 – “A” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week A) who have opted to return
    FOR GRADES K-3 VIRTUAL LEARNERS ONLY: Virtual instruction will begin at 10:30 am on this day to ensure teachers and staff are able to review critical health and safety procedures and routines with those students who are returning in-person.

Monday, March 22 – “B” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week B) who have opted to return
    FOR GRADE 3 VIRTUAL LEARNERS ONLY: Virtual instruction will begin at 10:30 am on this day to ensure teachers and staff are able to review critical health and safety procedures and routines with those students who are returning in-person.

Monday, March 29- Monday April 5

  • Spring Break

Tuesday, April 6 – “A” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week A) who have opted to return
    All Grade 4 students who have opted to return
    FOR GRADE 4 VIRTUAL LEARNERS ONLY: Virtual instruction will begin at 10:30 am on this day to ensure teachers and staff are able to review critical health and safety procedures and routines with those students who are returning in-person.

Monday, April 12 – “B” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week B) who have opted to return
    All Grade 5 students who have opted to return
    FOR GRADE 5 VIRTUAL LEARNERS ONLY: Virtual instruction will begin at 10:30 am on this day to ensure teachers and staff are able to review critical health and safety procedures and routines with those students who are returning in-person.
    Friday, April 16 is scheduled to be a “no school for students” day so that teachers can do end of quarter grading/planning

Monday, April 19 – “A” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week A) who have opted to return
    All Grade 4 students who have opted to return

Monday, April 26 – “B” WEEK

  • Partial In-Person Instruction for:
    K-2 students who have opted to return
    Grade 3 students (Week B) who have opted to return
    All Grade 5 students who have opted to return