Summer Updates from Principal Wiebe

August 14, 2020

Dear Wyngate Families:

I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe.  I am writing to share important information about the following items:

  • Distribution of Student Technology and Instructional Materials 
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • New Student Orientation
  • Sneak a Peek Day
  • Coping & Stress Management Strategies for a Positive & Productive Pandemic-altered School Year
  • Homeroom Class Assignments
  • Important Dates

Distribution of Student Technology and Instructional Materials 

MCPS is preparing to distribute instructional materials, including technology and Eureka and Benchmark student consumables, to students and families in support of a one-to-one model for the 2020-2021 school year.

Wyngate’s scheduled distribution days are Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21.

Please read the directions for distribution of student materials in its entirety to expedite the process. Please contact Anita Chan with any questions.

Click the link below for full details:

Distribution of Materials 

Friday, August 28, 2020- Welcome Back Students and Families!

Time

Activity

Location

Audience

Facilitated by

9:30-10:30 

Kindergarten Orientation

Join Zoom Meeting

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/96290259984?pwd=Z1dPTURTdWhxclArOHkxcTY0U0ExQT09 

Meeting ID: 962 9025 9984

Passcode: mcps

Kindergarten Families

Travis Wiebe, Principal 

Anita Chan, Assistant Principal

Terry King, School Counselor

Phil D’Agnese, School Counselor

Kindergarten Teachers

12:30-1:30

New Student Orientation

Join Zoom Meeting

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/98798128073?pwd=WStFV1pwTTZHQlpHN1NSRFo2UVlwQT09 

Meeting ID: 987 9812 8073

Passcode: mcps

New Families

Travis Wiebe, Principal 

Anita Chan, Assistant Principal

Terry King, School Counselor

Phil D’Agnese, School Counselor

2:00 – 2:45

Sneak a Peek

Zoom (link will be provided by classroom teachers)

All Students and Families

Classroom Teachers

 

Coping & Stress Management Strategies for a Positive & Productive Pandemic-altered School Year

  • August 25 at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/92546767281?pwd=aGhyNi9KVUU4M3dpTFdFSEtheUJhdz09 

Meeting ID: 925 4676 7281

Passcode: mcps

We know that this upcoming year of school is different from every other year. Psychologist and Wyngate parent Bonnie Zucker will provide strategies and tips for parents to help children adjust to the new situation and come out on top. Research has shown that children can develop the important life-skill of resilience from navigating effectively through difficult times. Parents can help foster resilience in their child, and the talk will focus on how to do this, and also how to strategically frame the year in a positive way, facilitating a gratitude mindset. Practical suggestions will be offered, including how to deal with common obstacles when it comes to helping our children adapt. 

Homeroom Assignments

Welcome to a new school year.  The Wyngate staff is excited to meet you and your family albeit virtually initially. As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we are pleased to be able to provide homeroom information in advance of our normal timeline in an effort to allow you more time to make arrangements for our virtual only start to the 2020-21 school year for the first semester.  

Click here for more information. 

Important Dates

  • August 20-21 – Distribution Days – Student Technology and Instructional Materials 
  • August 25 – Board of Education Meeting – Finalization of Reopening Plans
  • August 28- Sneak a Peek Day
  • August 31 – Frist Day of School
  • September 7 – Labor Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed
  • September 9 – Back to School Night (More Information to Come)

Continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  Stay tuned for much more information.

All the best, 

Travis J. Wiebe

Principal