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One Call Announcements

Last Updated: 3/16/2021 7:41 PM

High School -- 3/16/21

Seniors,
Please make sure to check your West Branch School email account and Google Classroom for announcements on a regular basis.  Currently a Senior survey needs completed. Information about the Senior Slide Show will be sent out soon.

Prom this year which will be held at the Middle School on Saturday, May 1st.  Currently, it will include a Promenade, dinner and dancing.  Tickets go on sale beginning March 22nd and end on April 26th.  More information can be found on the school website under “Spotlight News.”

Make sure to stay up to date with the end of the year information and don’t miss out on anything!

Juniors,
Prom this year which will be held at the Middle School on Saturday, May 1st.  Currently, it will include a Promenade, dinner and dancing.  Tickets go on sale beginning March 22nd and end on April 26th.  More information can be found on the school website under “Spotlight News.”

The ACT will be given to all Juniors on March 23 at 7:30 a.m. All students, including Career Center and Warrior Academy will report to the Fieldhouse. Students driving themselves must park in the student parking lot.  Drop offs are thru the main office entrance.  All pick-ups will be from the Gym lobby at approximately 12:15 after lunch. Please bring at least 2 number 2 pencils, a calculator and your mask.  Call the school with questions.

Have a Great Evening and Go Warriors!

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High School -- 1/19/21
The bus for the Career Center will leave the student parking lot at 9:15 tomorrow and not at 8:15 which was originally announced.  Career Center students must find their own ride to school where a shuttle bus will take you to school.  I apologize for the inconvenience.  Again, the bus will leave at 9:15 as the Career Center is on a two hour delay for tomorrow.
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Middle School & High School -- 2/2/21
Good evening families of 6th thru 11th grade students. This is Miss Woods, High School Assistant Principal. Any student who wishes to take college credit plus courses next year, Kent will be hosting a mandatory Parent CCP meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held virtually and you must register in advance. After registering you will receive an email containing information about joining the webinar. You can find the registration information on the High School counseling webpage under the link "CCP-Kent State mandatory parent session". If you have any questions please contact your child's counselor. Thank you and have a great evening. 
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High School -- 1/19/21
Lifetouch picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the auditoirum lobby.  Students on remote learning can have their picture retaken at 8:30 a.m.  Remote students must enter through the outside auditorium lobby door only.

Semester exams!  We will be cancelling semester exams that were originally scheduled for the 27th and 28th.  We will come to school as normal and finish the second nine weeks grading period on the 28th.  Report cards will not be printed, however if you would like a copy, please call the office.

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Superintendent's Office -- 1/6/21
This is Micki Egli calling to inform you of changes that Governor DeWine’ recently made regarding quarantine guidelines for classroom situations.  This guidance states that, If your child is exposed to an individual who has tested positive for Covid 19 in a classroom setting and masks /barriers were in place as well as social distancing protocol were followed, your child is not required to quarantine.  Additionally, The social distancing protocol has been reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet as long as masks and/or barriers are in place in classroom settings. 

We at West Branch Local Schools will continue to notify families if their child was exposed within 6 feet  radius to a positive case even though the guidance has changed to 3 feet.  ,We feel this is crucial information for our families to be aware of. You will be required to monitor your child in case any symptoms would arise over the 10 days immediately following the exposure. 

If you feel you need to quarantine your child for the 10 days following the exposure, you must notify the school as soon as possible so we can mark attendance accordingly.  


I was recently asked why we are not following the original protocol for the color codes that Mr. Saxton established in early August.  You may remember these protocols stated that if the county went red or purple further quarantines and protocols would be followed.  The reason why we are not doing this is simple - the state guidelines have changed.  The Governor and the Health Departments have changed their initial rulings on these cases.  They have informed school districts that closing schools continues to be a local decision and we must use our local data to determine what is best for our district.  The Governor, of course, can at any time, shut schools down as he did last spring.  However, at this exact moment in time, this remains a local decision for all districts in the state of Ohio.

The new guidelines are for CLASSROOM SITUATIONS only!  If you or your child are exposed to a positive case outside of the school setting you will be required to quarantine.

The new guidance again is only for classroom situations.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
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Middle School – 1/3/21
Good Evening, This is Jayson Yeagley, Principal of West Branch Middle School.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  We are excited to return in person tomorrow for students.  I wanted to provide a few quick reminders to ensure that our return goes as smoothly as possible.:

#1-Return to School - Please remember to bring your materials to include books, charged chromebooks, covid-masks, and other supplies you'll need to be ready to go.

#2-Increasing Study Hall Usage - Study Halls are a key time to review content, complete homework, or ask questions (get support).  Many students really use study halls wisely and benefit from this period each day.  Start a conversation with your student in order to how this time is used and what is accomplished.  We are working towards helping to make these periods more meaningful.

#3-End of the Nine Weeks/Semester - Semester 2 will start on February 1st 2021.  Students will need to use the rest of the time this nine weeks to fill gaps of knowledge and understanding.

Remember, the spotlight news section for the Middle School website is your one stop place to up to date information.

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WBIS All-Call – 1/3/21
Good afternoon, Warriors, This is Mr. Schlueter calling to welcome students back to school and to remind them to bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school with them tomorrow. We will need them tomorrow and will keep them in the Chromebook carts like we did in the fall. 

Let’s have a great year in 2021!

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High School -- 12/16/20

Good Afternoon Warriors, This is Mr. Coffee with announcements for everyone!  Attention Seniors:  Voting for the Winter Homecoming Court has been sent to your email.  Please vote for up to 7 candidates.  Voting will close on January 4th.

All Juniors need to show proof of a single dose of TDAP and a 2nd Meningitis vaccine prior to entering 12th grade.  Please turn in vaccination records to the school nurse by August 27, 2021.

Students, make sure you stay up to date with all of your assignments and get everything completed on time.   You are also encouraged to attend Google Meets.  If you are absent from your work, make sure you have a call off from a parent or guardian.

Warrior Academy students: The deadline to fill out the Warrior Academy online enrollment form is January 8th. Any student who did not register for Warrior Academy by January 8th will be enrolled in face-to-face classes. No exceptions.

Parents:  we are still missing many forms.  Please go to the school website and fill out your child’s Emergency Medical Information.  Information must be filled out for all students.  If you need assistance, call the High School Office.

On behalf of the entire West Branch Staff, I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday season!  May the season be filled with joy and wonderful memories.  I hope to see everyone on January 4th!  Stay safe and as always….Go Warriors!
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Superintendent's Office -- 12/15/20

The US Department of Agriculture recently announced that Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (PEBT) Funds will be available for the 2020-2021 school year.  To qualify for a PEBT card children must be found eligible to receive free or reduced meals.  In order to be found eligible, families need to complete the free or reduced application located on the West Branch Local Schools Website. The following link will connect you to the website where the application is found: https://www.westbranch.k12.oh.us/Content2/244 .  
 

The exact date of when these cards will be released has not been announced.  However, The Ohio Department of Education has stated that further guidance will be provided to school districts over the next few weeks.  It is clear that if a child is not eligible for free/reduced meals, they will not receive a PEBT card. 
 

If you need assistance with completing the application, please contact the Treasurer’s office at 330-938-3533.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact my office at 330-938-9324.

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WBIS All-Call 12/14/20

Good afternoon, Warriors, This is Mr. Schlueter calling with a few short messages:  First, tomorrow is the monthly food drive to support our school pantry. The food collected will be distributed to the families of students in the Intermediate and Middle School. Please drop off your items in front of the school between 7:30 and 2:30.  This month's focus is breakfast items and personal hygiene items. 

Second, your spirit gear order can be picked up tomorrow at the West Branch Boosters building between 5-7 pm.  

Third - Interim reports will be available online through Parent Access starting this Friday, December 18. We will not be sending paper copies home. If you need your information to log onto Parent Access, please contact the school office at (330) 938-4300. 
Finally, please encourage your children to continue to work hard during this last week before the Christmas break.   Thank you and have a great Warrior evening.

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Superintendent's Office -- 12/10/20

Good afternoon Warrior Families,

Remote Meal Pickups will be available at various locations throughout the district on Tuesday December 15 and Thursday December 17.  You must continue to sign up for the meal pickups.  However, now you will be able to indicate a location where you would like to pick your meals up at.  The locations are:  Homeworth Fire Department, West Branch Middle School, West Branch Early Learning Center, North Benton Presbyterian Church and Colonial Villa on Goshen Rd.  Please go to the West Branch Website to sign up for the remote meals.  If you are unable to make it to one of these locations, please call 330-938-9324 and we will attempt to accommodate you.

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High School -- 12/10/20

Picture retakes scheduled for Thursday, December 10th have been postponed.  We will try to reschedule in January.

A student who cannot complete schoolwork due to an excused absence must have a parent or guardian contact the school to call off that student.

All students, including Career Center and Warrior Academy, must have Emergency Medical Authorization paperwork on file.  If you have not filled this out or if there are changes, please update your forms on the school website under the parent tab.

Thank you, take care and as always….Go Warriors!

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Intermediate School -- 12/1/20

Good afternoon, Warriors, This is Mr. Schlueter calling to remind you of our attendance policy during remote learning. 

Each day your child’s teachers will post assignments on Google Classroom for your child to complete. Your child’s attendance for the day is based upon his or her completion of these daily assignments prior to the deadline at 11:59 pm. If the daily assignments are completed on time, the student will be marked present. If the daily assignments are not completed on time, the student will be marked absent. Bear in mind each student has two teachers that are assigning work and the work for both teachers must be completed.  If your child is too sick to complete his or her daily assignments, please call them off just as you would if they were attending school in person. 

If you need any assistance with technology, please call me at (330) 938-4300. 

I understand that remote learning can be a challenge for families. If you need assistance please contact your child’s teacher via ClassDojo or call the school between the hours of 8:15 - 4:00 to speak to your child's teacher, school counselor, or to me. We want to work together to help our children be successful and continue the learning process.

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High School -- 11/25/20

This is Mr. Coffee calling with a few announcements:  Lifetouch picture retakes have been re-scheduled for December 10.  

Attention Seniors:  Make sure to log in to your school email and vote for your class motto, flower and song by Monday, November 30th at noon.

Most importantly I am calling to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for all of you and appreciate your support and hard work during these difficult times. 

Stay safe, enjoy the Holiday and Go Warriors!   

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High School -- 11/22/20

This is Miss Woods calling with a few reminders. As you know, we will begin remote learning starting tomorrow, and we plan to return in-person on Monday, December 7th.  Please be sure to check the High School website under spotlight news for up to date information on remote learning. The attendance policy for remote learning is found on the second slide. If a child is unable to complete their work for the day, their guardian must call the HS office to be excused for the day. Students on Warrior Academy should continue to complete their assignments, daily. 

MCCTC students are able to ride the bus from West Branch to MCCTC in the morning, and back to WBHS in the afternoon. This is the same as it is in the summer. 

The Warrior Academy Registration Form for the 2nd semester is posted on the Warrior Academy website. This form is due by January 8th.

Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 25th and goes through Monday, November 30th. Students will return to remote learning on Tuesday, December 1st. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email. Have a great week.
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Intermediate School -- 11/8/20

Good evening, Warriors, This is Mr. Schlueter with a couple of items I want to share with you.  Thank you to The PIE, PTO, and especially for Mrs. Fannin for the Trunk or Treat on October 31st. We had 380 kids walk through, 24 trunk spots and 10 wonderful sponsors, not to mention great weather. All in all, the day was a huge success. If anyone has pictures of this event and would like to share them, they can email them to the PIE.

PIE/PTO is having their next meeting on Tuesday November 10th at 9 am. This meeting is being held at the WB booster building (bingo hall).

Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Due to the pandemic, we will not be having a program at school. However, as a thank you, we will be handing out treat bags to Veterans at the High School gym doors from 8:30 - 10:30 on Veterans Day. Our WBIS students decorated the bags and our PIE purchased the bags and treats to go into the bags.  Have a great Warrior Week.

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WBMS --  11/3/20

Warrior Explosion Cancelled for Winter -- Due to the spread of Covid-19, Warrior Explosion has been cancelled for the winter.  The Music Department will look into having it in the Spring.

Lifetouch Picture Retakes Nov. 4th -- Retakes will be Nov. 4th at WBMS.  First time students (didn't take it earlier in the year) can pick up a packet in the Middle School Front Office.  For those wishing to do a RETAKE...please bring your first picture packet to the retakes

P.I.E Fundraiser (link) -- We will be running a fundraiser with Super Fan, who can ship fundraising items directly to your doorstep! We believe this fundraiser is the safest fundraiser we can run due to their ability to ship direct and fundraise with our personalized online store.

Please support us by registering with the link below. After you register, you will receive a unique link that you can send to friends, family, and post to social media.

End of Nine Weeks-- The end of the nine weeks is Friday Nov. 6th 2020.

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WBHS -- 10/27/20

This is Mr. Coffee calling to remind you about the Senior Individual pictures being taken on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium Lobby.  Please park in the Auditorium lot and go directly to the lobby entrance.  Students must wear a solid dark colored long sleeve shirt with no logos for this photo.  Don’t forget to wear your mask.  

This picture is for the yearbook and is offered to you at no cost.  It includes all seniors enrolled at West Branch, the Career Center or Warrior Academy.  Also make sure to check your West Branch email daily.  This is another primary source of communication between students and staff.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.  Thank you, have a great night and Go Warriors!

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Intermediate School -- 10/25/20

Good evening, Warriors, this is Mr. Schlueter.  I want to remind the parents of our 3rd grade students that these students will be taking the 3rd Grade English and Language Arts Ohio State Test this week. We will take the test on Tuesday and Wednesday morning of this week. It is very important that all 3rd grade students attend school on those days. 

The 3rd grade students in the Warrior Academy will take these tests from 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. These tests will be given in the school cafeteria. Students are to report to the front doors of the school between 4:15 - 4:30 so that we can start the test promptly at 4:30. Please bring your chromebook and a pencil for notes. 

This Friday will be a Halloween dress up day at school. Please make sure that costumes are school appropriate. Full face masks and fake weapons will not be permitted. Also, we have the Trunk or Treat this Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 at the Early Learning Center. This event is free, but you must have a ticket. Please see the flyer that was sent home and can also be found on Class Dojo.  Have a great Warrior Week.

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Middle School -- 10/18/20

1. Continue to support mask wearing and cleaning/new masks if disposable

2. Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday Oct. 22nd (call for an appointment) (Phone or Google Meet ONLY) (No in person meetings) (NO school on Friday)

3. Sick Call offs/Doctors notes

4. WBMS PIE Texas Roadhouse Rolls/With Honey Butter/Due Oct 22nd

5. Continue to review grades and progress in Parent Access/Gradebook.

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WBHS All-Call -- 10/12/20

Good Afternoon, this is Mr. Coffee calling to with some reminders.  Tomorrow is picture day.  Students in grades 8-11 will have their school pictures taken first thing in the morning.  Seniors may have their picture taken if they choose.  Students attending Warrior Academy may come to the Auditorium Lobby between 3:00 and 5:00 for picture make-ups.  Please wear your mask.

Seniors mark your Calendar!  The Senior Class Group Photo will be taken on October 22nd at 7:15 a.m. in the Old Gym.  Wear your Green and White.  All seniors are invited to be part of this picture.  If you are late, you will not be in the picture.

In lieu of a Homecoming Dance, the NHS will sponsor a Fall Festival this Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. for grades 9-12.  Cost is $5.  Activities include:  Bonfire, Food, Pumpkin painting and a movie.  Warrior Academy students can purchase tickets on Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 in the Auditorium Lobby.  This is for West Branch students only!

Today a letter was sent home with your student regarding Conferences on October 22nd.  If you did not receive a letter, call the school for more information.  All Conferences will be done over the phone.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Have a great day and Go Warriors!

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WBHS All-Call 9/29/20

All students need to have their online forms completed by October 9th:  including Student Demographics, EMS, Health History, Transportation, student parking forms, athletic forms and the student activities section of the Athletic Form for all students.  These documents are found on the West Branch website under the Parent tab and then Online forms.  Call Mrs. Sands at the school if you need assistance.

Attention Sophomore Parents:  You will be receiving a packet in the mail soon from Jostens about ordering Class Rings.  To qualify for a free gift with the purchase promotion, orders must be placed by October 16th.

Attention Senior Parents:  Watch the mail for Cap and Gown, Graduation Announcements and Senior Gear from Jostens.  Make sure to place your order before the deadline.  Lastly, all seniors must have their immunizations completed and a copy of their records turned in before the end of the day Thursday.  Seniors will not be permitted in school beginning on Friday if they have not turned in the proper paperwork.  This is an Ohio mandate!

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WBIS All-Call 9/20/20

Good evening, Warriors, This is Principal Schlueter with a few announcements. 

  1. Picture day is tomorrow, September 21. Please have your student bring in their picture form and payment with them to school. 

  2. Picture time for Warrior Academy students is 4:30 - 5:30. Pictures will be taken in the elementary gym.

  3. We will have forms available at the time that the Warrior Academy students are getting their pictures taken. Also, There are picture forms located under a bench near the front entrance of the school.

  4. I am modifying the way to contact the school in the event that your child’s after school transportation changes. Our first preference is to have your child bring in a written note. If circumstances change during the day, please call the main office before 3:00. Please do not contact your child’s teacher directly as they are engaged in teaching their students and may not see your message. Also, I have found that cell phone reception is not very good in some areas of the building. 

  5. This week is Start with Hello week in which we work with our students to make sure that everyone feels like they belong at West Branch Intermediate School. I will post the flyer on our Webpage under Spotlight News and on our Class Dojo School story. Tuesday is a day in which students can wear your favorite something. Hats are permitted on that day. Friday is Spirit Day so come to school decked out in your Warrior Spirit gear!
     

  6. If you haven’t signed up for class Dojo yet, please do so as soon as possible so that you don’t miss any important information. 

Remember to Mask up, Wash up, and Back up, and have a great Warrior Week.

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High School -- 9/17/20
12th grade students should go to their school email to vote for the Homecoming Court.  Court voting ends September 21 at 3:00 p.m.  All students in Grades 10 - 12 will vote for the Homecoming Queen via their school email beginning September 23.  Queen voting ends September 28th at noon.

School pictures for students attending school in person will be taken on October 13th.  Warrior Academy students' pictures will be on Monday, September 21 from 4:30 - 5:30.  Detailed information is available on the Warrior Academy website.

Career Center students are welcome to join us on October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. for an outdoor pep assembly.  Please report to the Main Office by 2:00 for temperature checks.  Park in the student parking lot.  This activity is weather permitting.

Parents, if you have not filled out your child's paperwork, go to the school website and click on Oneview under the Parent Tab.  Please fill out the forms by October 1st.  Thank you to everyone for a good start of the year!
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Intermediate School -- 9/16/20

  1.  Parents, each student must have a normal after school method of transportation or a location after school. Parents must designate 1 of 3 choices for their child. Either they are a 

    1. Bus Rider

    2. Car Rider

    3. After School Care which is also known as Latchkey.

  2. If you are going to change from the normal method of transportation, you must contact the school office or your child’s teacher. A written note or message via Class Dojo is the preferred method to communicate a change in transportation. However, when an unexpected last minute change must occur, a phone call will be accepted. Please be sure to make all phone calls for a change in after school transportation before 3:00. 

  3. Our goal is to get each child on the correct transportation or to the correct location every single day after school.  To do this, we need your help.

  4. Picture Day is Monday, September 21. Picture order forms were either sent home today or will be sent home tomorrow.

  5. Please have your child bring in the picture order form along with the money for pictures with them on Monday, September 21.

  6. Students in the Warrior Academy will have pictures taken on Monday, September 21, from 4:30 - 5:30 in the elementary gym of the West Branch Intermediate School. 

    1. Forms will be available for the Warrior Academy students when pictures are taken. Payment will be due at that time. 

    2. An image of the picture order form can be found on the Warrior Academy website.

  7. Also for 3rd grade students in the Warrior Academy, directions on how to take the STAR Assessment remotely will be published on the Warrior Academy website. This will be your reading assessment that you need to take in order to continue in your Language Arts class. 

I have been very pleased with how the students and staff have adapted to the new safety requirements due to Covid-19. We have learned to Mask up, Wash up and Back Up. 

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West Branch High School -- 9/8/20
Students with last names beginning with letters A-J will report tomorrow and K-Z will report on Thursday.  All students will be in attendance beginning Friday.  School starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.  Car Riders enter through the Main Office entrance.  For pick-up, we ask that you please park in the auditorium lot.

Lunch menu for tomorrow is:  Pizza Hut Pizza, Green Beans, Hash Brown, Fruit Slushie, Diced Peaches.   Thursday -- Chicken Patty on a Bun, Lettuce & Tomato, Carrots/Cucumbers, Pasta Salad, Fruit.  Friday -- Mini Corn Dogs, Mixed Green Salad, Corn, Fruit.

Have a great evening.  Don't forget to wear your mask and as always....Go Warriors!

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Intermediate School -- 9/4/20

  1. Open House Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 - 6:00

    1. Please attend in the following order: Students with last names that begin:

      1. A - B, 3:00

      2. C - E, 3:30

      3. F - J, 4:00

      4. K - N, 4:30

      5. O - S, 5:00

      6. T - Z, 5:30

    2. Everyone must wear a mask and temperatures will be taken

    3. You may bring in school supplies. Also, students will need a water bottle for school. They should bring it filled with water when they come to school. 

    4. You will receive a car tag if you are a car rider. The first car tag is free, Any additional tags will cost $2.00. Anyone picking up a student in the car rider line must have a car tag.  

    5. Please plan to only spend 30 minutes in the building so that everyone can visit their teacher while still maintaining proper social distancing protocols. 

  2. 1st days of school:

    1. Students with last names beginning A-J (only): Wednesday, September 9

    2. Students with last names beginning K-Z (only): Thursday, September 10

    3. All students on Friday, September 11.

    4. All students will continue to report to school everyday Monday - Friday. 

I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and families of the West Branch Intermediate School Next week. Have a great Warrior Weekend.

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Early Learning Center -- 8/28/20
Good afternoon Early Learning Center families, this is Mr. Graham, building principal with an elementary all-call. 

I will be sending out an update video for all ELC families on Monday through the West Branch Local Schools official Facebook page, and through the West Branch Parents page. The video will also be located on the West Branch Local Schools website. This video will contain important information as we begin the school year. 

There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 PM for those students attending the Warrior Academy.  Class lists will be posted at the ELC on Thursday, September 3 from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM. If you cannot make it during those times, please call Kim in the office and she can let you know or you can check during open house.   Open house will be taking place on Tuesday, September 8 from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM. You can attend at any time during this open house. Masks will be required, and we ask that only parents and students attend. This open house will be for those students who will be attending the ELC. 

Students in grades 1-2 will start school on a staggered start plan.
Students with a last name beginning A-J will attend on Wednesday, September 9.
Students with a last name beginning K-Z will attend on Thursday, September 10.
All first and second-grade students will attend on Friday, September 11.

Kindergarten students will start school a week later, using a staggered start plan.
Students with a last name beginning A-J will attend on Monday, September 14.
Students with a last name beginning K-Z will attend on Tuesday, September 15.
All kindergarten students will attend on Wednesday, September 16.

If you have any questions, please email me at robert.graham@wbwarriors.org.  I hope everyone has a great weekend, and Go Warriors. 

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