Most of us have witnessed the bitter ugliness circulating through various mediums of social media revolving around “the best” plan or options for coming back to school this fall. The truth, however, is that there is no “best” plan or option for opening school. Everyone has his or her own unique set of circumstances and beliefs that shape his or her opinions about what school and education should look like this August. It’s my belief that each school district needs to implement a plan that makes sense within the context of the community it serves. In all likelihood, no plan will meet the needs of every student and family, but it won’t be from a lack of thought, planning, effort, and consideration of our staff, students, and community. Wynnewood Public Schools is prepared to offer three enrollment options that we hope meets close to all of our student and family needs. We realize that there may be situations and circumstances that require individual attention. With that said, we believe that direct instruction is the best instruction, especially for children in Pre-K through second grade. Interpersonal interactions and hands-on activities are central to early childhood learning and are difficult to recreate virtually. We also acknowledge that some parents and students might not be ready to move back to traditional learning and be back in the classroom. As you read through and consider our plans and options for the upcoming school year, I would respectfully ask that rather than becoming worried or angry about something you disagree with or becoming upset about a situation that we may have inadvertently failed to address, please give me or your child’s principal a call and let’s try to work through the issue together. More often than not, we’ll find a solution to the problem that works for everyone involved. Now more than ever, the partnership between school and home will be integral to a successful year. Our educational options along with other very important district and building information will be available by noon today on our website. You can access those documents by clicking the “2020-2021 Back to School Plans and Information” tab located on the front page. Even amidst the chaos and uncertainty, we are excited to begin the new school year and re-connect with our students and families. Sincerely, Tim Simpson
Reminder that tonight is our All-Sports Banquet for all high school athletes! We will begin in the WHS Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Doors will be unlocked at 6:15 pm. Temperature checks are required for entrance!
WHS Band Awards & Senior Recognition Reception!
NHS/MAT/Senior Cords Ceremony!
ATTENTION: NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND MU ALPHA THETA MEMBERS!!
We are almost a month away from the start of school, and we know that students and their families are waiting anxiously to see what that's going to look like. The plans we were working on last week look differently than the plans we are working on this week, and quite honestly, that's been our story since late spring. We think we have it figured out, and inevitably something happens or we learn new information that causes us to rethink our plans and direction. I work with an AMAZING group of administrators, teachers, and support staff, and because of their ideas and insights, I went home last night and told my wife that I haven't felt this good in months about how school will look for us this fall. We feel that we have the big pieces of the puzzle in place; we just need another week to work through some details. It's our intention to begin rolling out our plans to everyone by the end of next week. We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing information with you soon. Tim Simpson Superintendent
ATTENTION JUNIOR CLASS MARSHALS!! Please call the office or email Mrs. Dixon or Mr. Huitt if you have any questions! Thank you!
Attention Seniors!! Baccalaureate Information! We've had issues with our messaging system today and I couldn't send this information out to the Seniors! I apologize to the Junior parents who got multiple messages on this!
If you plan to attend the Promenade, as a student or as a guest, please read the following carefully! Due to current health conditions, Promenade will look a little differently this year! We thank you for your cooperation!
TAKE NOTE!! Due to the lights being taken down at Savage Stadium, we need to move the Graduation ceremony up a few minutes! Please share with anyone who will be attending!
All attendees, students and adults, will need to enter through the south cafeteria doors. Temperatures will be taken, if you have a fever of 100.4 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter. If you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend. Thank you!
Yesterday afternoon, one of our football stadium light poles broke at the base and fell into the parking lot. Thankfully no one was in the vicinity and no one was injured. Until all of the light poles are replaced, the stadium, track, field house, and weight room are off limits to everyone, including staff unless specific permission has granted by the superintendent to be on site. Information revolving around graduation and summer pride will be forthcoming.
Attention all WHS athletes and parents! Mark your calendars now for the 2020 All-Sports Banquet!
Attention all FFA members and parents! Mark your calendars now for the 2020 FFA Banquet!
PROM TICKETS! PLEASE COME BY THE OFFICE TOMORROW!
Attention Juniors & Seniors: New Prom details below! After the Promenade, you will board buses and be taken to the venue, just like the Artesian plan. Tickets may be purchased through Wednesday, June 17 in the HS office, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (closed on Friday).
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