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Washington Parish School System

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    WPSS REOPENING PLAN FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION IN 2020-2021

    Washington Parish School System is planning to begin school on Aug. 6 in a traditional manner. However, the school system has developed a plan for each possible phase in which schools may be required to open due to COVID-19. These plans are based on guidance from the LA Department of Education, the LA Department of Public Health, & the LA Governor’s Office.  It is subject to change as guidance from these lead agencies change.

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    Notice: 2020 Census Information

    Every Child Counts – 2020 Census

    By now, every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

    The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

    • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
    • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
    • Maternal and child health programs.
    • Planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for national emergencies, including COVID-19.

    Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone, or by mail until October 31, ensures federal funding to support Louisiana students.

    Superintendent's Message

    Washington Parish Families & Community,
     
    I hope you and your families are healthy, safe, and well. I am coming to you today with several updates regarding the important planning our district and school administrators have been engaging in over the last several weeks as we prepare to welcome students and employees physically back to campus in August as scheduled.
     
    Despite the uncertainty that lies with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to implementing a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school in accordance with guidance from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  As a district, we are using available information and collaborating with local and state leaders to carefully and strategically plan for multiple potential scenarios for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Our commitment to our families is to provide strong learning opportunities for all students regardless of the scenario.
     
    For the past several weeks, our teams have been planning for three possibilities for students’ return to campuses in August. Using guidance and expert knowledge from across the state, and knowing that health restrictions may call us to switch between scenarios, we are currently planning for the following types of learning situations:
     
    · Traditional learning with schools open to students as usual while following CDC recommended safety guidelines for class sizes, social distancing, and movement;
     
    · Hybrid learning with schools open to groups of students using a combination of traditional and distance learning; and,
     
    · Distance learning with teacher led remote instruction and learning.
     
    Later this week, Superintendent of Education, Dr. Cade Brumley, will be providing additional guidance regarding the start of school. Upon receiving that guidance, our administrators will be working around-the-clock to secure plans to provide instruction while at the same time addressing the physical, mental, and social well-being of our students, and the needs of the community.
     
    As we get further clarity regarding what families can anticipate, we will share that information.  Parents and families can expect continued updates to be found on our school and district websites and Facebook accounts over the coming weeks.
     
    While there are still many unknowns in the coming months, I want to assure our families that our school system is working hard to ensure that children will begin the upcoming year as safely and successfully as possible, given the current situation.  As always, the health and safety of our students and employees remain our top priorities.
     
    Frances Varnado
    Superintendent
    Washington Parish School System

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    FES School Vision

    All students receive a quality education that enables them to reach their maximum potential and become responsible citizens who positively impact and contribute to their community.

    FES Mission Statement

    Franklinton Elementary School is committed to providing each student with optimal learning opportunities so that he/she can reach his/her full academic and social potential. This mission will be accomplished by:

    • implementing a relevant, coherent, and articulated curriculum
    • meeting individual needs while maintaining high expectations
    • providing a safe, stimulating, motivating learning environment
    • fostering  self-esteem with  respect, recognition, rewards, and accomplishments.
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    August

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    17 - Students Return 

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    7:30  Students enter classroom

    7:45  Tardy bell/Classes Begin

    2:30  Final check out time

    3:10  Dismissal

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    Tristian Fussell with his fair art work. He was also recognized by McDonald's for his Big Mac art.
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