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Explorer Express for the Week of 11/9/20


No School this Wednesday, Nov. 11th Veterans Day


Plan B Cohort 3: Information for Returning to School Face-to-Face


K-3rd Plan B Cohort 3 students will be in the building for face to face learning on Nov. 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th

We encourage all families to review the following information this week in preparation for sending your student to school found on the WCPSS Return to Campus Website.


What to Bring (Students do not need any school supplies)

    • Everyday
      • Fully charged device plus a charger
      • Facemasks (1 worn and 1 extra in backpack)
      • Backpack
      • Reusable Water Bottle (Labeled with Name)
      • Technology Device (WCPSS Chromebook or Personal BYOD)
      • Math/Language Arts Packets (3rd Grade EL books)
    • Optional
      • Beach Towel (to sit on outside for meals)
      • Lunch & Snack (Breakfast and Lunch are free for ALL students)


WES Online Book Fair


  • November 9th-22nd
  • All proceeds from this fair will go directly to our school library to purchase eBooks that can be enjoyed at home and at school
  • Books delivered directly to your house at no charge for orders of $25 dollars or more

Visit our Book Fair at 


Vaccinations, Health Assessments & Medications for Plan B Students


  • All families are reminded that all new students to WES (both the Face to Face and Virtual Academy students) are required to have completed and updated immunizations and Health Assessments.  Students whose documentation is not complete will be excluded from school (in person and/or online) after 12/30.
  • Students with medications who will be returning to school in the next few weeks, will need to have an adult bring the medication and a signed 1702 Form to the front office before returning to school. (Please call the front office to schedule an appointment to drop off the medication and form.) 
  • Links to the 1702 Form:


Positivity Project



Counseling and Student Services News (CASS) 


  • CASS Newsletter October Vol. 5
    • Visit the Imagine Neighborhood, a podcast designed to help children and grown-ups grow their social-emotional skills
    • WCPSS Information on Masks
    • New “Book Nook” selections
    • 8 Tips to Help Your Child Focus and Stay Engage During Distance Learning




Thank you for all the incredible photos you have submitted thus far!  This week we are working on a page about Virtual learning.  We welcome any photos you may have that show you in your virtual workspace!  


Please click here to upload your photo:


Upcoming Dates


WES Printable Calendar

WCPSS Fall Semester 2020


  • 9th-20th- Book Fair 
  • 9th- K-3 Grades Face-to-Face Cohort 3 (Cohort 3 on campus M, T, Th, F)
  • 11th- NO SCHOOL  (Veterans Day)
  • 16th- All K-3 Grades Plan B Students (On Campus M, T, Th, F)
  • 16th- 4th-5th Grades Face-to-Face Cohort 1 (Cohort 1 On Campus M, T, Th, F)
  • 18th- Remote Learning Asynchronous Day for All Students
  • 18th- School Improvement Plan Virtual Meeting (Contact to attend remotely)
  • 23rd- Remote Learning Asynchronous Day for All Students
  • 24th- Remote Learning Asynchronous Day for All Students
  • 25th-27th- NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
  • 30th- 4-5 Grades Face-to-Face Cohort 2 (Cohort 2 on Campus M, T, Th, F)