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Late Arrival 11/4 Reminder

Posted on: November 2, 2020
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REMINDER: Now that we currently in the Green Zone and attending every day, our late arrival this Wednesday (11/4) will operate like our traditional late arrival days as follows: ALL K-12 students (currently attending in person) will attend under

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Green Zone of Learning

Green Zone Ahead

Posted on: October 2, 2020
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WCS will be moving forward with transitioning our in-person students to a Green Zone of Learning on Oct. 19th.  Students in our Virtual Education Program will continue with no additional changes. We will finalize and communicate the schedule and details

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2nd Semester Starting Zone

Posted on: December 16, 2020
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Parents and students, we have important information regarding the start of 2nd semester. Read our Return to 2nd Semester document for details, group start dates, and a first week calendar. Monday, January 4th will remain a teacher work day, with

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Yellow Zone Through 12/18

Posted on: November 24, 2020
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Wilmington City Schools will be extending our current schedule, the Yellow Zone of Learning “Hybrid Schedule”, for our in-person learners through December 18th, due to the high incidence of COVID-19 cases in our community and surrounding

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Zone Change Announcement

Posted on: November 12, 2020
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Wilmington School Families, we have important information regarding a change to our in-person school schedule. Due to the surge in coronavirus cases in our state and county, starting Monday, November 16th, Wilmington City Schools will be moving to a hybrid

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Red Ribbon Spirit Week!

Posted on: October 22, 2020
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October 26-30 is Red Ribbon Spirit Week at Denver and the theme is Be Brave, Be Happy, Be Drug Free. It's our first week back with all our in-person learners and we are so proud of ALL our students! We would like to celebrate their bravery and their

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Green Zone schedule for current in person learners will begin October 22, 2020

Getting Ready for Green on 10/22

Posted on: October 20, 2020
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Beginning on Thursday, October 22nd, WCS students that are currently attending school in-person will attend on our new Green Zone schedule as follows: All Elementary students A-Z currently attending in person will attend full days Monday through

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Denver - Building Notification 10/19/20

Posted on: October 19, 2020
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WCS is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that we have recently received information about a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff member at Denver Place Elementary. You will receive a separate

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Denver - Building Notification 10/14/20

Posted on: October 14, 2020
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WCS is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that we have recently received information about a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff member at Denver Place Elementary. You will receive a separate

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Green Zone 10-22-20 for students currently attending in-person

Important Green Zone Updates

Posted on: October 9, 2020
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Beginning on Thursday, October 22nd, WCS students that are currently attending school in-person will attend on our new Green Zone schedule as follows: Elementary students currently attending in person will attend full days Monday through Friday. Middle

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Zone Planning Updates for In-Person Learners

Posted on: September 24, 2020
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Thank you all for your support, patience and flexibility in restarting our schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was important for our district to provide a safe, calm and successful opening for our students and staff.    WCS Next Step

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Calendar Changes for 1st Semester

Posted on: September 18, 2020
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In an effort to reduce days that our students miss attending school in-person, we made a few adjustments to the school calendar for the 1st Semester. Summary of Changes View our Revised 2020-21 District Calendar Event 

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HotSpot Applications

Posted on: September 15, 2020
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Because our youngest learners are receiving Chromebooks in the next two weeks, Wilmington City Schools is asking parents who do not currently have at-home internet access for their student for learning purposes and who have a financial need to complete the

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Weekly COVID-19 Summary

Weekly K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: September 14, 2020
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To help our school community stay informed, we will post our weekly K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard in our sliding news bar every Monday morning on the District's website.   To help understand the information please read the following

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Waiver day changed to Sept 23rd

Calendar Change!

Posted on: September 14, 2020
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We are moving Waiver day from Monday, Sept. 21st to Wednesday, Sept. 23rd to allow for consistency for our students while we are in the Yellow Zone hybrid learning schedule.

Please update your calendars. No school for students on Wednesday September 23rd!

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How to Report a COVID-19 Student Case

Posted on: September 13, 2020
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At WCS, we are doing all that we can to keep our students and their families healthy and safe. We need your help to do that. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is clinically diagnosed with COVID-19 we need you to notify the school within 24 hours.

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64th Annual Chili Supper To Go!

Posted on: September 10, 2020
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The Wilmington Band program is proud to host one of the longest running traditions in Wilmington. We welcome everyone to join us for dinner on their way to the Homecoming Football Game. In order to keep this long-standing tradition going we are offering the

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Food Service News

Food Service News - Meals are FREE!

Posted on: September 8, 2020
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We have great news for our WCS families! The USDA recently granted an extension to the summer lunch program that will continue through December 31st. That means that beginning on September 4th  ALL students, regardless of eligibility, can have free

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Homecoming 2020!

Posted on: September 4, 2020
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We’re honoring traditions in new ways this year.  WHS will be recognizing Wilmington Homecoming the week of Sept 14th-18th.  From Spirit Week and Homecoming Court, to a rousing football game we’ll do our very best to help our WHS

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In-Person Group Assignments and Transportation Update

Posted on: September 1, 2020
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Group Assignments For our students who will be learning in person for 1st Semester here is important information. We are starting the school year in the Yellow Zone of Operation and students will attend in-person on the following schedule: Group

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Hurricane

Athletics Information

Posted on: August 26, 2020
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We love our Hurricane fans and supporters, and we want to keep all of you as safe as possible while you cheer on our student athletes. This season we'll have to be creative, but we know our community will find ways to show their support.  Please review

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Meals To Go!

Posted on: August 24, 2020
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UPDATE: As of 9/4/20, all meals are FREE to ALL WCS students! Beginning 9/2 we are providing options for children to have access to breakfast and lunches during days that our students are not learning in our school buildings. Meal prices are the same as

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Elementary Orientation and Open House Info

Posted on: August 14, 2020
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Kdg Orientation Sign-Up and 1st, 2nd Online Open House Links Holmes' Orientation and Open House (doc) - Includes links to sign up for Kindergarten Orientation   3rd Orientation Sign-Up and 4th/5th Online Open House Links 3rd Grade Orientation

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Elementary Information is on the way!

Posted on: August 13, 2020
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Your child’s class assignments/teachers were sent out Thursday 8/13 in the mail.  Be on the lookout for a white postcard from Holmes/Denver. There will not be any class lists posted at the buildings.If you do not receive a postcard by Tuesday,

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Virtual Education Students & Parents

Posted on: August 12, 2020
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WCS Virtual Education students and parents, we have a lot of information coming your way regarding the start to the school year in Virtual Ed.  Click HERE for the most current information regarding: Materials Pick-Up dates, times, and sign-up

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Before & After School Child Care

Posted on: August 4, 2020
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YMCA is once again providing before and after school child care at Holmes Elementary this school year. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. For details and enrollment information see their 2020-21

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Elementary Pick-Up Placard: Pre-Registration

Posted on: August 3, 2020
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Elementary parents who will be picking up their children after school this year can pre-register for a Pick-Up Placard. Just submit the following form:

2020-21 Placard Pick-Up Pre-Registration Form

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Remote Connectivity Survey

In-Person Connectivity Survey

Posted on: July 29, 2020
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This information is ONLY for parents who currently have NO internet access or UNRELIABLE internet access and whose students are attending IN-PERSON.   During remote learning days, students will be asked to access content from the internet. For this

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FAQs for WCS Options 2020-21

Posted on: July 24, 2020
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We've been collecting frequently asked questions. Please review our FAQs document as you make your decision regarding your WCS options for 2020-21. WCS Options FAQs 2020-21 (doc) Virtual Education Parent Information (youtube) - Informational  Our

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School Supply Lists 2020-21

Posted on: July 6, 2020
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Visit the School Supply Lists page for your 2020-21 lists.

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Zones of Operation 2020-21: Info and Survey

Posted on: June 29, 2020
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WCS Parents, we have important preliminary information for the opening of the 2020-21 school year. Please view our Video Presentation by the Supt and review the planning document linked below. After reviewing the information, please take a few minutes to

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Virtual Meetings with the Supt.

Posted on: June 23, 2020
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WCS Parents, if you are interested in attending and participating in a virtual meeting with the Superintendent regarding the planning progress for three Zones of Operation for reopening school in the fall, please complete this registration right

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2020-21 Financial Planning

Posted on: June 2, 2020
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Dear WCS Parents, We would like to communicate with you our efforts to sustain our district through these challenging times.  The staff and Board of Education work hard every day to make fiscally responsible decisions.  With the recent cut

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Spring Review & Fall Planning Surveys

Posted on: May 29, 2020
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Update 6/15/20 Even though our surveys have closed, we still encourage you to reach out to any WCS Administrator if you have questions, concerns, or ideas. You are never limited to a survey to have a conversation. Just visit our District Administration

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Summer Lunch Program

Posted on: May 22, 2020
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We will be distributing packaged lunches at the Wilmington Middle School Monday through Friday from  11:30 am to Noon, Monday through Friday at WMS We will continue to distribute lunches at the following locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays with

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Continual Updates

Posted on: May 21, 2020
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Summer Lunch Program:  Please see our updated schedule for Summer Lunch Distrubition.

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Year-End Communication!

Posted on: May 1, 2020
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Here's what you need to know for the last few weeks of the school year - from packet pick-up and drop-off, to locker/desk cleanout and Chromebook plans. Please read it carefully. You can also watch the presentation (youtube).

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Honoring Kris Wood

Posted on: April 5, 2020
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If you are searching for a way to honor the memory of Kris Wood, here is a message from the Wood family that explains a very wonderful way that we can all do just that.   To Mrs. Wood's Wilmington 'family':  We want to thank you for the

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Safety Announcement re: Playgrounds

Posted on: March 31, 2020
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To help protect the safety and health of our students and community all school playgrounds are closed.  It is important that people do not touch or use any playground equipment. This is also part of the Governor’s Orders and how we can help stop

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Kindergarten Enrollment Packets

Posted on: March 31, 2020
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Request Your Digital Packet Online Due to our District's closure during the COVID-19 crisis, Wilmington City Schools is offering digital Kindergarten enrollment packets to families. Please complete the form below to receive your packet via

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School Closure FAQs

Posted on: March 25, 2020
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We know you have lots of questions. While we don't have all the answers yet, we do have some for you. Be sure to check the FAQs document frequently for updated questions and answers.    School Closure FAQs (doc) As we receive information

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Denver Place Digital Resources

Posted on: March 19, 2020
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Our Denver Place Digital Resources document was prepared by our teachers to help continue education at home during the extended school closure. If you have questions or need help please reach out to your child's teacher via

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Wilmington City Schools CLOSED until April 3rd

Posted on: March 12, 2020
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As per today’s direction from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Wilmington City Schools will be closed beginning Friday, March 13 until Friday, April 3.  Further communication will be coming to families regarding next steps in the coming days. Wilmington

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Information for Families and Tips to Keep Everyone Healthy

Posted on: March 10, 2020
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Dear Wilmington Families, Our teachers and principals have been working hard to reteach and reinforce to our students  the importance of handwashing and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. It is also important to know when to stay at

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Students in the News

Posted on: March 9, 2020
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We think our students and staff are pretty terrific. We hope you'll take a few minutes to catch up on their accomplishments in these recent articles linked below*. Check back often. We continually add articles. WCS ensuring good health and safety;

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WSF Savings Pass Cards

Posted on: February 27, 2020
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Available 2/27 through 3/12! Wilmington Schools Foundation is excited to announce that the three elementary schools and ROBMS students will once again be selling Savings Pass Cards from February 27-March 12. Find your favorite student and help support the

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Future Chefs Competition 2020

Posted on: February 27, 2020
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UPDATE: All events have been postponed due to the government-mandated school closure. Wilmington City Schools and Sodexo are inviting you to our culinary competition! Our student finalists submitted their favorite Re-imagined School Lunch recipes and

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Kindergarten 2020-21

Posted on: February 25, 2020
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Packets Available March 2nd Registration for WCS Kindergarten starts March 2, 2020, for the class of 2033! If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, then they are eligible for entrance into Kindergarten at WCS for the 2020-21 school

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2020 and Beyond - Branding Survey

Posted on: February 4, 2020
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2020 ushers in not only a new year and decade, but new opportunities and vision. At Wilmington City Schools, we are reviewing our brand identity and social media presence. The digital landscape and social media have expanded exponentially since the year

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Change of Plans Ahead

Posted on: February 3, 2020
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The SW Ohio District Wrestling Tournament has now been scheduled to start on 3/6/20. We have once again been approved as a host site. On that afternoon, 2000-3000 fans, as well as 225 Wrestlers and Coaches, will be arriving for the 2-day event. To avoid

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How sick is too sick for school?

Posted on: January 31, 2020
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As we finish up the first month of the new year, here are some reminders from Nurse Connie regarding symptoms that indicate the need for your child to stay home from school: If they have had, or currently have, a fever of 100.4 or higher they need to

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Flu Prevention 101!

Posted on: January 17, 2020
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Time for some superhero flu prevention! Check out what WCS is doing to fight the spread of flu (and learn what an electrostatic sprayer is, and see what you can do at home to help.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: January 4, 2020
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It's a new year and a new quarter! We hope you'll take a moment and check out our January 2020 Newsletter for information on our 2020-21 Calendar, CCP Info Night, Weather Delay/Cancel Info, SEL article series, and more!

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