WEMS Scholars have input into ELECTIVES
Student preference will be taken into consideration when scheduling students into elective classes. Due to class size ratios it may not be possible for all students to enroll only in their preferred options.
Please find the survey links for students to select their elective preferences below.
UPCOMING 6th grade students:
UPCOMING 7th grade students:
UPCOMING 8th grade students:
LAST DAY to Submit WORK and Return Material
The absolute last day is Friday May 22, 2020 to turn in ALL Assignments: package 1, all Google classroom assignments including any work assigned by teachers. Next week we will be collecting Chromebooks, textbooks, library books and if your scholar has their lock at home please have them return it on one of these three dates: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, or Thursday, May 28, 2020, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. behind the school where the Chromebooks and packets were picked up. At the time you return the Chromebooks any scholar who had anything in their locker the contents will be returned to them in a brown paper bag. Thank you for your continued support of our school and scholars.
If your child has medications in the Nurse’s Office, please stop by the school no later than Friday 5/29/2020 to retrieve the medications. Any medications not picked up by Friday will be destroyed. The School will not keep any medications over the summer break.
Ms. Andrea Yon, 8th grade and 7th grade English teacher on being chosen the 2019 - 2020 WEMS Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Lisa Phillips 6th grade Math teacher on being chosen the 2019 - 2020 WEMS Rookie Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Victoria Reed, WEMS Staff person of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Receptionist, Attendance Clerk, Mentor, Nurse, First Responder, Mom stand in, and Friend. Above all else always a positive energy in the room. Ms. Reed brings joy, love, life, and light to any situation. WEMS is fortunate to be blessed with Ms. Reed. Her smile and personality make you forget the problems at hand. She can never be replaced. Congratulations and God Bless!
WE Schools remain closed for the 2019 - 2020 school year
Gov. McMaster has announced that all South Carolina schools will remain CLOSED for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. WE will announce graduation plans along with plans for the end of the year in the near future.
DSS Child Care Assistance
As part of the CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) funding, DSS is offering child care assistance for parents who have been deemed essential staff and required to report to word during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In order to qualify you must be currently working at an essential business or government agency, you must need child care so you may continue to work, and you must complete a child care application. You do not have to meet income guidelines for this time-limited program.
If you have questions about the voucher or whether you meet the criteria for assistance, please contact Christi Jeffcoat at (803) 898-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Census Day—April 1—has come and gone but don’t worry, it was NOT the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. WEMS families we are asking you to please take a few minutes to complete the 2020 census. Let’s help every person count. The information from the census could affect health care, education, health insurance for the future. Please take time to help us help you in the future. It only takes a few minutes! In fact, you can respond now at https://go.usa.gov/xdKXZ. Census Day is a reference date to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. If you haven’t responded yet, paper questionnaires are on the way. When you receive yours, fill it out and mail it back. Or, you can respond online at the link above or by calling one of the toll-free numbers. Make sure you include everyone who lived in your home on April 1.
A Message from the Williston-Elko School District Guidance Department
The district’s School Counselors and Global Career Development Facilitators are available to students and families. We recognize that change and uncertainty can be distressing to students and the impacts of COVID-19 can be far-reaching. Please feel free to reach out if your student is experiencing emotional distress of any kind, or if your family is in crisis. We are here to help.
WEHS School Counselor, Alison Brady
WEHS GCDF, Cathy Smith
WEMS School Counselor, Linda Mack
WEMS GCDF, Susie Runnells
KEES School Counselor, Nancy Brady-Wood
KEES GCDF, Horace Lamback
The counselors and CDFs will be available Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm. If you have an emergency beyond these hours and need assistance, below are some resources available to you:
Axis 1: 803-541-1245
Polly Best Mental Health Center: 803-259-7170
Community Crisis Response and Intervention: 833-364-2274
Spring Break April 6 - April 13
WILLISTON School District 29 will be delivering meals to all CURRENT sites Lincoln Park, Sugar Hill, Kelly Edwards Elementary and Winfield Heights on:
April 6th FROM 9:30 - 10:30
April 8th FROM 9:30 -10:30
Have a safe and healthy Spring Break, NO DISTANCE LEARNING THIS WEEK!!
Parents/Guardians: If your scholar did not receive a Chromebook on April 1st, please come by the school between 10 am and 12 noon on Monday, April 13th to pick up one. Note that no distance learning will take place during Spring Break (April 6 -13)
Google Classroom as a Distance Learning Tool
We will begin using Google Classroom as a Distance Learning tool on April 14. Each teacher has set up classes. Please use the link below to retrieve individual teacher class codes and to receive any further information. We would like to stress next week is Spring Break and our teachers will not be available as the online coursework will not start until April 14th.
/userfiles/202/my files/google classroom codes master list.pdf?id=30459
How to access
To access google classroom go to classroom.google.com. Once there - login with the student’s school google account.
- The student’s username is student’s first name middle initial last initial @williston.k12.sc.us. This information is pulled from PowerSchool.
- For example: email@example.com
- The student’s password should be self-assigned however, if the student is in a younger grade the teacher may have assigned a class password.
- If you forget your password, you can contact the people below during designated office hours (Monday-Friday 9:30-11 AM or 1-3 PM).
- KEES – Stephenson, Windy
- WEMS – Ulmer, Patricia
- WEHS- Nix, Patti
Once logged in you should see the student’s classes represented by boxes on the home screen. Clicking on one of the boxes will take you to the student’s class. Clicking on the little folder at the bottom of the box will open that class’s google drive. This is where the teacher stores files for that class. Clicking the clipboard will take you to the student’s assignments.
If you click on the box to take you to the class, the page is the stream tab. This page is the chronological display of class post from the teacher. On the left you can see upcoming assignments that are due.
The next tab located at the top of the page is classwork. From here you can see assignments and materials grouped by topics assigned by the teacher. Clicking on an assignment or material will expand it providing more information and showing any attachments. Once expanded clicking view material/assignment will take you to the assignment/material. From here you can mark the assignment as done/turn it in. Also, the private comment section allows the student to ask questions of their teacher. Clicking on the attachments will open them.
Report Cards will be available March 30, at 5:00 pm via the Parent Portal