I apologize for not communicating much lately. My wife and I both tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, and I didn't do a very good job of keeping up with everything. My girls in the office and our District staff, however, did a wonderful job with the day-to-day operations. It's humbling to realize just how expendable I really am. Lol. It's also very comforting and gratifying to know that we have such capable and trustworthy people working in our District.
Here are our latest COVID-19 numbers:
ES - 2 positive cases (4th graders) and 29 in quarantine as a result of contact tracing for various reasons.
MS - 1 positive case (6th grader) and 30 in quarantine as a result of contact tracing for various reasons.
HS - 1 positive case (11th grader) and 2 in quarantine as a result of contact tracing for various reasons.
I'd like to close this message by taking a moment to brag on our parents. I made 32 phone calls yesterday afternoon to inform parents in each of our buildings that their son or daughter would have to begin quarantining based on investigations performed by the health department.
Not a single parent responded negatively or argued the mandate.
Everyone was kind and understanding. I really cannot begin to describe how grateful we are to work with parents and a community who work so hard to show us patience and grace. We know the stress and inconvenience that these issues cause you. We love you guys and our kids. Thank you for working with us and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Tim Simpson, Supt.
Due to the chance of hazardous driving conditions tomorrow morning, Tuesday will be a virtual learning day. Staff and students will not report to school/work. We will still have our regularly scheduled virtual day on Wednesday, Coaches will be reach out to their players regarding practices/events scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday. Have a great night and stay safe.
If you have a few extra minutes this afternoon at 4:30pm, please give us a look as we are proud to offer live streaming of today's varsity academic meet vs Elmore City. This is a great opportunity for friends, family, and community members to watch an event they might not normally get to see in person. Anyone can view our live streamed events on any device by going to WYNNEWOODSAVAGES.TV
This link can also be found on our website.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week!
School picture day is coming!!
Date Change!! It's not too late to sign up! Email the WHS Student Council to RSVP!
Homecoming Week Reminders!
Students need to make sure they turn in a signed permission slip by Wednesday if they plan to participate in float building on Thursday! We will be selling burgers, chips and a drink for $6 at the showbarn that day for lunch, all proceeds will benefit Mrs. Trett.
Class dues are $5 for float building supplies! Turn this in to advisory teacher on Monday!
There are Spirit Days each week! Please remember that clothing still must meet the school dress code! Hats will be allowed, if they are part of the costume.
Looking forward to a great week! #WHS #hoco2020 #winasone
We have no new COVID-19 cases to report today. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Although I have not received official notification from the health department, I have been informed that we have an elementary school aide currently in isolation from testing positive for COVID-19. From the information I have received, contact tracing will be limited to individuals she had close contact with last weekend. I have been told that contact tracing will not involve the school district. I have also received notification (not from the health dept.) that an elementary school custodian tested positive.
With regard to our student population, we currently have no active cases in any school.
I hope everyone is having a good evening. I am here to report that there is nothing to report. No new cases today. : )
Please click the following link to see important information and changes to our COVID-19 protocols revolving around contact tracing and the quarantining of students and staff.
Good Afternoon, Folks,
As of the end of the school day today, we have no new cases to report. I hope everyone has a great evening!
As far as confirmed positive cases are concerned, last week was a much better week. We only had one reported case--one 7th grade boy. We do, however, have some information coming to you soon regarding changes to our quarantining policy in order to comply with state statute and state and local health department guidelines.
I had a very nice parent call me today and ask me if we have had any new cases of COVID-19 show up this week because she hadn't seen an update since last week. We haven't (knock wood), but I think I will update everyone at the end of each day either way, at least for a while anyway. Have a great night, folks.
Attention Alumni - You are invited to a dinner the week of Homecoming!
Free meals for students through December 31, 2020
I want to update you on a few more positive cases that have been reported to us today:
One 11th grade female who is also a softball player (she's actually been in quarantine since last Sunday).
One 12th grade male who is also a football player.
One 7th grade male who is also a football player.
One elementary school teacher's aide who has not worked with any children this year and has worn a mask since day one of school starting.
I know these updates can cause anxiety for people. In my opinion, we will see cases every week for the indefinite future. I don't believe it's any different, though, in school districts throughout the country that are offering a traditional learning option. Hang in there. We'll get through this together.