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Explorer Express July 2022 Summer Edition

Welcome

 

To all of our New and Returning Weatherstone Families,

 

We hope that you are having a safe, relaxing, fun-filled summer with your families.  As we continue to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, we wanted to share a few announcements with you.

 

In the first or second week of August, the school will send our annual Welcome Back to School information.  It will also contain Staggered Entry dates for our Kindergarten Families.  In the meantime, all upcoming events/dates can be found on our website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/23409.

 

School Tours for New Families & Rising Kindergarteners

 

Families with students new to the school are welcome to join school staff at one of the upcoming school tour dates.  The first one is Wednesday, July 27th at 12:00pm and the second one is Thursday, August 4th at 2:00pm.  We will begin with a tour of the campus for all families and then invite our rising Kindergarten Families to join us for a brief Transition to Kindergarten meeting in the media center.

 

2022-2023 School Supply Lists Posted Online

 

The 2022-2023 school supply lists are posted on our website. Please note that the list is the same for 3rd-5th grades.

 

School Communication Resources/Apps

 

The following is a list of Resources/Apps that Weatherstone and WCPSS uses to communicate with families.  As your family prepares for the new school year, we recommend that you download and/or update these to stay updated:

Resource/App

Use

School/District Communication


School Messenger

WCPSS schools and the district use the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls, email, and text messages. View FAQ.


General school news and updates are shared by email and text message.

Urgent information is shared by a phone call.


Text YES to 67587 with your cell phone (Opting in will allow you to receive messages from any school that you have a child attending.)

School Meals


My School Bucks


Meal Viewer




With a MySchool Bucks account paying for school meals is easy. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com or call (855) 832-5226 to enroll. You'll need your child's PowerSchool number, available in your registration materials or at your school. Once your account is established you may:

  • Securely deposit funds to your child's account
  • Check balances
  • Set spending limits

Menus are available on our interactive Meal Viewer website that gives you the flexibility to:

  • View 5 weeks of menus for breakfast and lunch
  • Set up multiple profiles at the schools of your choice
  • See any menu changes posted by the manager at each site
  • Choose menu items based on allergens 
  • View nutrients and carbohydrate count for each menu item
  • Add nutrients for meals eaten, even partial meals
  • Submit ratings on your favorite items
  • Download the app

Transportation


Here Come the Bus App

WCPSS Transportation provides families of students who ride a yellow bus to school with a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.  


Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. 


Get started with Here Comes the Bus at https://herecomesthebus.com/parents/get-started/. You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.


The WCPSS school code for Yellow Bus is 67500.  The WCPSS school code for Vendor Transportation Services is 67501

Social Media


Twitter


Facebook

You can also follow us on social media! Here we post updates, pictures and links.


Twitter: @weatherstonees


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weatherstonees

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

July

  • 27- School Tour for New Families 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

August 

  • 4- School Tour for New Families 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • 25- Meet the Teacher (K-2 11:00am-12:30pm, 3-5 12:30pm-2:00pm)
  • 29- First Day of School
  • 29- Kindergarten Staggered Entry Begins

 

September

  • 1- Kindergarten Staggered Entry Ends
  • 2- Early Release Day Dismissal at 1:45pm
  • 5- No School Labor Day
  • 6- Kindergarten Social in Cafeteria 9:00am-9:45am
  • 20- Open House 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • 26- No School Teacher Workday
  • 27- School Picture Day
  • 30- 1st Quarter Interim Reports
  • 30- Weatherstone Family Picnic 5:30pm-7:30pm