WCSD buildings are closed March 16 - May 1

In accordance with Governor DeWine's directive all face-to-face classes and events are canceled through May 1st.

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Update

Superintendent's Update - April 2, 2020

Wicklffe Students and Families

  • Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020 new educational programming and opportunities will presented to students. The new programming is designed to help students continue to learn and grow through this period of school closure. Teachers will be in contact with their students with detailed information. Teachers will also be scheduling times for daily communication with their students. It is expected that students interact with their teacher(s) daily.
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  • Reminder, in order for a student to communicate with his/her teacher using Google Classroom, the student must use his/her School Gmail Account.
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  • The district will be making laptops and/or iPads available to students/families who may have need. One per household only. The distribution of the devices will begin on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The district is also working on a process for delivering WiFi to students/families who do not have access. Information will be provided once details are complete.
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  • The treasurer’s office is developing a plan to manage fees that families have paid for services such as food service, pay to participate, class trips, etc. We will communicate with everyone once the plan is in place. Families that pay preschool tuition will not be charged the tuition fee during the school closure.

  • The Family Resource Center will be open the week of April 6, 2020 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for distribution of meals, resources, supplies, and devices. The hours for the center are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be no schooling and/or Family Resource Center services on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Thank you for your help and patience as we all navigate the challenges of COVID-19. If you have questions please call or email me directly.

    Joe Spiccia

    Update

    Superintendent's Update - March 30, 2020

    Wickliffe Families,

    The Governor has extended the closure of schools through May 1, 2020. For students and families who have personal belongings in the schools, we are working on a plan to allow personal items to be reclaimed. We will provide details once the plan is complete.

    Based on the extended closure, new learning opportunities are being developed and will be available to students by Monday, April 6. The new opportunities will include the application of new content. Again, details will be made available to you by the end of this week.

    This week, continue to check in with individual teachers, continue to read daily, practice skills, enjoy the outdoors, music, and your favorite hobbies.

    Please note: In order to use Google Classroom to communicate with teachers, students must use his/her school gmail account. Personal gmail accounts will not allow access to Google Classroom.

    As a reminder, the Family Resource Center will be open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – Noon to distribute meals, supplies, and toiletries. If you have needs, we are happy to provide them to you.

    Thank you. I will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. If there are questions, please call or email me directly.

    Wishing everyone good health.

    Joe Spiccia
    PBS Learning Media

    PBS Educational Broadcasting

    As school buildings have closed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, public broadcasting station leaders have rapidly developed a new on-air schedule of at-home programming to help students and teachers who may have limited broadband internet access. The Ohio ‘At Home Learning’ initiative includes a full schedule of daily programming geared toward students in prekindergarten through grade 12 on Ohio PBS channels in every community starting on Monday, March 30.  PBS Learning Media

    Wickliffe Family Resource Center - Donations Needed

    The Family Resource Center is in critical need of donations to meet the long term needs of families during this time. Please read for more information and a list of materials needed.  Thank you for your support!  

    Second Semester Tutoring

    Please see the link below for second semester tutoring opportunities.
     
    Pitch Challenge

    Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge

    Congratulations to WES students Rowan H. and Tramain E. and WMS student Giavanna P. who are finalists  in the Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge in the K-4 grade and 5-8 age groups! Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a pitch contest for students in Northeast Ohio in grades K-12. Students thought of a business idea for a product, service, social enterprise, or technology business and then pitched their idea in a short 30-90 second video. Entries were judged on the CREATIVITY of the idea, business name, and video; the PERSUASIVENESS of the elevator pitch; and the OVERALL QUALITY of the idea, pitch and video. Videos will be posted on our website, www.yepitch-neo.org, for public voting from April 6-10. Five winners from each age group will win. Please vote for our students. Way to go Rowan, Tramain and Giavanna!
    Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration - 6/1

    Wickliffe Elementary will host registration sessions for incoming Kindergarten students on Monday, June 1st from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM at Wickliffe Elementary.  WES is located at 1821 Lincoln Road.  For a registration packet and list of items and information to bring, please click on the "more" link at the end of this article.
     
     
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    SummerDayCamp

    Camp Curiosity at the Great Lakes Science Center

    Please read this flyer for information about summer day camps at the Great Lakes Science Center.
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    Facilities Project - Tentative Timeline

    Please review the attached for a tentative timeline for the new facilities project.
    QP

    Quality Profile

    The Wickliffe City School District Quality Profile highlights some of the district’s story that goes beyond the traditionally reported and measured metrics.

    Our goal in creating this Quality Profile is to provide all members of the community with a picture of what is happening in our schools and how we are defining our district’s success and the successes of our students. It is an opportunity for us to share with you about the high-quality educational programming we provide every day throughout the Wickliffe City School District. 

    We are grateful to the WCSD staff for all that they do to help our students Learn, Lead, and Serve. Further, we are grateful to all of our parents, caregivers, community members, and partners who work with us daily to ensure that the students of the district are cared for and are given opportunities to become future ready.

    Respectfully,

    Joe Spiccia, Superintendent

    Ohio Flag

    Student Wellness and Success

    Each Child, Our Future - Ohio’s strategic plan for education - seeks to ensure each student is challenged, prepared, and empowered for his/her future by way of an excellent PK-12 education. Ohio’s schools can succeed by meeting the needs of the whole child- the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual aspects of a child’s well-being. 

    With House Bill 166, passed in July 2019, Ohio invested $675 million to help districts and schools support their students' academic achievement through mental health counseling, wraparound services, mentoring, and after school programs. School districts will work with local organizations to determine community needs, and then use the state dollars to make the greatest impact on students’ lives. It is estimated that over the next two years, the WCSD will receive over $290,000.00 to support our wellness programming for students. In Governor DeWine's letter to school leaders he specifically mentions the Wickliffe City Schools and their efforts through the Family Resource Center as a model of providing such services. 

    The Family Resource Center and our Student Ten Year Plan (career and workforce development) have both received recognition from the State for innovation and forward thinking. The district is a leader in creating and participating in internship programs, entrepreneurship efforts, career and workforce development and support services for students and families. We are proud to be part of a district and community that values its children and the entire community. The Wickliffe City School District: Inspiring Students to Learn, Lead, and Serve.

    Events

    WES AIR Testing (grade 3 ELA) CANCELED

    Mon Apr 6 2020
    to Tue Apr 7 2020

    WMS PTO Meeting CANCELED

    Mon Apr 6 2020

    WES AIR Testing (grade 4 ELA) CANCELED

    Wed Apr 8 2020
    to Thu Apr 9 2020

    WCS No Classes

    Fri Apr 10 2020

    Board Meeting

    Thu Apr 16 2020

    WES AIR Testing (grade 3 Math) CANCELED

    Tue Apr 28 2020
    to Wed Apr 29 2020

    WES AIR Testing (grade 4 Math) CANCELED

    Thu Apr 30 2020
    to Fri May 1 2020

    WCS National Teacher Appreciation Week

    Mon May 4 2020
    to Fri May 8 2020

    WMS PTO Meeting

    Mon May 4 2020

    WMS Washington D.C. Trip (grade 8) CANCELED

    Mon May 11 2020
    to Wed May 13 2020

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