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

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, October 8th at 7:00 PM in Room A-31 Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow. There will be a presentation from our preschool and elementary school special education supervisors from Blueberry, Wolf Swamp and Center School and learn about special education programs offered at the schools. Following the presentation, there will be discussion about upcoming SEAL outreach activities. For the full meeting agenda, and to learn more about future meeting dates and events, visit www.sealma.org.

"The entire LPS community is invited to an evening presentation by Challenge Success and hosted by the Special Programs Committee. Challenge Success, a research-based organization working out of Stanford University, partners with communities who aspire to redefine success and create "more balanced and academically fulfilling" lives for their children. Middle and High School staff will learn from Challenge Success on our October 15 professional development day. Community members are invited to an evening presentation on the same day, beginning at 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. "

Musician of the Month for website

Musician of the month slideshow from Mrs. Westhaver!



School Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year:

5th Grade Supplies

  • Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3-Inch Zipper Binder
  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 1 marble composition notebook
  • 1 pocket/3 prong pocket duo/tang folder Example of product


4th Grade Supplies

  • Case-it 13 pocket expanding file with handle and shoulder strap Example of product
  • 11 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

3rd Grade

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

2nd Grade

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

1st Grade

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 2 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

Kindergarten

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer)
  • 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

New Student Tour- 2 p.m. Thursday, August 22

If you will be a new grade 1- 5 student to Wolf Swamp in the fall, please join Principal Nelson for a brief tour of the building on Thursday, August 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.


PTA Welcome Breakfast- 8:45 Friday, August 30

Kindergarten and New Family Welcome Breakfast: The PTA would like to extend an invitation to all Kindergarten Families, and new families to Wolf Swamp on Friday, August 30, immediately following morning arrival. Coffee and light pastries will be served in the cafeteria, giving all new families to Wolf Swamp the opportunity to mingle and learn more about our great school and community.

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

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


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

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"

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.