WOLF SWAMP ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

62 WOLF SWAMP ROAD | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 | P 413-565-4270 | F 413-565-4273


"Our mission is to provide a safe, caring, respectful learning community that encourages every child to achieve his or her learning potential."

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

SCHOOL HOURS 8:25 AM - 2:45 PM

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

PLEASE CALL 413-565-4270

SUMMER HOURS 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join us on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 P.M. in the LHS auditorium

Good Evening,

On behalf of the Special Programs Committee, parents and staff are cordially invited to join local Health and Wellness experts for a panel discussion on enhancing family health and wellness. There will be ample time for questions following brief remarks by each panelist.

Registration is not required, but a seat can be guaranteed by registering at Eventbrite!

Happy New Year!

Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

Good Afternoon Longmeadow Families,

As part of our commitment to emergency preparedness and response, the Longmeadow Public Schools, the Longmeadow Fire Department and Longmeadow Police Department have been working collaboratively to ensure that school administrators are prepared to reunify children with their parents/guardians in a safe and orderly manner in the event that children needed to be evacuated from a school on an emergency basis.

The reunification plans that are in development would be implemented if a weather event, a power outage, a hazmat situation or a safety crisis forced the emergency closure and evacuation of a school building. This year, each school principal is developing a detailed, emergency reunification plan that establishes a plan to relocate children to an alternative, community-based site. Each plan establishes a command and control structure, protocols for communication and transportation, and, most importantly, a controlled, orderly process to reunite children with their parents/guardians at a secondary, community-based relocation site.

In the very unlikely event that a reunification plan is implemented, parents can expect to be notified by broadcast email or phone with information on the emergency and specific instructions on the family reunification process. For this reason and many others, it is vitally important that your child(ren)’s school(s) have your up-to-date phone or email contact information. Families can also anticipate that school and district websites will be used to provide information relating to the emergency and the reunification process.

In the event of an evacuation and relocation, children will be released to parents/guardians at the secondary location in a controlled manner. To ensure that the reunification process is safe and orderly parents should:

  • wait to travel to their child’s school or the secondary relocation site until notified by school and/or public safety officials
  • observe traffic and parking restrictions at the secondary location
  • bring identification to the secondary location
  • observe the requirement to meet school staff at a “Parent/Guardian Check-In Area”
  • understand that the nature of the emergency event will determine the protocol for the safe, controlled release of children to their parents/guardians. Certain events will require that children be picked up only by a parent/guardian, while other events will permit children to be released to a transportation provider previously authorized by their family and school.
  • expect that children will be held at the secondary location until a permissible pick up is arranged.
  • expect that counseling and medical assistance will be available, as necessary, at the secondary relocation sites.
  • understand that high school aged children who drove to school will only be permitted to drive home if school and public safety officials deem it safe and if parents have provided prior consent.

As partners in emergency preparedness and response, the LPS, LFD and LPD appreciate your attention to this important message and welcome your feedback and questions.

Sincerely,

Marty O’Shea John Dearborn John Stankiewicz

Superintendent of Schools Longmeadow Fire Chief Longmeadow Police Chief

The Special Education Alliance of Longmeadow (SEAL) is a Parent Advisory Council that offers information, support, and networking opportunities to parents. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM in Room A-31 Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow. The Federation for Children with Special Needs will be giving a presentation entitled Building Effective Communication Between Families and Educators. For the full meeting agenda, and to learn more about future meeting dates and events, visit www.sealma.org.

Here is some information on

Parents' Night Out

to be held on December 14th

WOLF SWAMP ROAD SCHOOL K-8 HANDBOOK available now under the Parent Tab!

or click on this link :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zWfDDuI2kp7PjW7RE0K_rP88KFZjzJ1K/view?usp=sharing


Musicians of the Month 2018-2019 for Sue Dufraine

Musician of the month slideshow from Mrs. Westhaver!

Good Afternoon Longmeadow Community,

I am pleased to provide the Longmeadow community with the results of a survey of students’ perceptions of school climate conducted in grades 5, 8, and 10 as part of the 2018 MCAS administration. Titled the Views of Climate and Learning (VOCAL), this new survey instrument is designed to provide schools with information on student perceptions of three dimensions of school climate: engagement, safety, and environment.

These are important indicators that relate directly to our strategic priorities and student learning. Research consistently demonstrates that healthy school climates positively and powerfully influence learning. Working with parents and students, the staff, administration and School Committee will use this information, along with other indicators of student success, to identify targets for growth and improvement.

Overall, the results are a positive reflection this community’s shared commitment to providing students with safe, supportive and challenging learning environments. As a district, Longmeadow was reported to have "relatively strong school climates," placing us in the top 15% of all Massachusetts School Districts. In districts with the strongest climates (the top 15% percent), students report

  • having inclusive relationships
  • that their teachers have higher expectations for student effort, perseverance, and academics.
  • having fewer bullying experiences
  • feeling that their school is safe and fair
  • that adults are caring and active in helping and supporting them
  • that they feel adults value their ideas and voices

This link will take you to folder with detailed reports that include:

  • Overall, average school climate index scores (with comparative district and state data), and
  • A summary of student responses to each individual survey item
  • Average index scores at each school for the three dimensions of climate: engagement, safety, and environment (with comparative district and state data).

Thank you for your support and interest. As always, I welcome your feedback and questions. Hope to see you at Rick Wormeli, Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Glenbrook Auditorium.

Sincerely,


Please check out the CLOSE Community Annual report by clicking on the Parents tab

Important:

School Hours for K-5 will be 8:25-2:45. Students will be marked tardy at 8:35.

Beth Nelson, Principal

Wolf Swamp Road School

Class Assignments

Returning families will have access to the Powerschool Parent Portal on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to view your child’s class assignment. Kindergarten families will receive a letter in the US Mail on or around August 23, 2018 with their child’s class assignment. New families to Wolf Swamp will be able to get their child’s class assignment during the New Student Orientation on August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m..

New Student Tour

August 23, 2018

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Playdate

August 30, 2018

10:00-10:45

we will meet on the Playground


School Supplies for 2018-19 School Year:

5th Grade Supplies

· Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3-Inch Zipper Binder

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer, similar to side photo)

· 3 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

4th Grade Supplies

· Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3-Inch Zipper Binder

· Personal headset ( similar to side photp, or earbuds)

· 2 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

· 3 hole punched 8 tab dividers

3rd Grade

· 2” 3 ring Binder (cloth preferred)

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

2nd Grade

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

1st Grade

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 2 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

Kindergarten

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

We welcome the following donations:

· Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes (purple wipes, yellow plastic lid)

· Hand Sanitizer wipes (fragrance free)

· Wet Ones for Sensitive Skin (fragrance and alcohol free)

For some fun summer math ideas, click here to get to Mrs. Moriarty's Math Website.

2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Rebecca Powell Grade 1 Teacher at Wolf Swamp Road School


Wolf Swamp staff showing off their support

for Autism Awareness

Wolf Swamp Report Card.docx
2017 Wolf Seamp Overview.pdf

Wolf Swamp Road School's "report card"

2017-2018 Celebration of Winter Holidays.mp4

2017 Celebration of Winter Holidays

Powerschool Portal

On Friday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m. you will be able to log into the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal to see what homeroom your child has been placed in for the upcoming school year. Your login and password were sent home with your child on Monday, June 19, 2017. Logging into the Portal will be the only way you will be able to see who your child's teacher is for the 2017-2018 school year. All veteran or returning parents can access the portal by visiting the Parent Portal at https://powerschool.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/public/. I’ve included a screenshot at the bottom of this email, that will provide some visual of what you are looking at to find your child’s homeroom teacher.