WMS PTA will be hosting a "PTA PowWow" in the teacher parking lot on April 22nd from 4-4:30pm. Anyone that is interested in being a part of the PTA organization (staff, students, and parents) are invited to come join the conversation. Light refreshments will be served.
Attention parents! Student Course Request Letters for the 2021-2022 school year will be sent home with your student Wednesday, April 14th. Please review the course choices for next year. If you and your student would like to make changes to these requests, hand-write these changes on that form and sign where it says parent signature. Please return this letter to your students School Counselor by April 19, 2021.
Woodmont Middle School is hosting a Read-A-Thon!
We are asking our students to put down their devices and pick up a book to help raise money for the renovating of our Media Center when it gets to fully re-open next year. This year with COVID, students have not been able to fully utilize the Media Center so next year, we want to have a space that draws them back in! Each student was sent home a paper with a special cose so that they could create their online profile and start participating.
Students begin fundraising Monday, April 12th and begin logging their reading minutes on Monday, April 19th. The Read-a-Thon will end on Wednesday, May 5th.
If you would like more information, visit our Read-A-Thon page on the Media Center website.
All 6th grade students at Woodmont Middle School were lucky enough to hear illustrator Shannnon Wright talk about her new graphic novel, TWINS and then were surprised with their own copy! Students had an art demonstration from Shannon and were able to hear her talk about the process of creating, TWINS. Thank you Scholastic and Shannon Wright.
Virtual Program students in grades 3-8 will attend school IN PERSON to take the SCREADY test for English Language Arts on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, and SCREADY math test on Friday, May 7.
While Virtual Program students are in school facilities for SC READY testing, third through eighth grade students currently attending brick-and-mortar school will participate in eLearning on April 29, April 30, and May 7. It is important that parents prepare now for childcare on these eLearning days.
Virtual Program students in grades 4 and 6 will attend IN PERSON on Thursday, May 6 to take the SCPASS science test. Additionally, identified middle school students participating in the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) Algebra 1 course will attend IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 26 to take the exam. The Algebra 1 exam grade counts as 10% of the student’s final grade. Brick-and-mortar students in grades 3-8 will continue the in-person attendance plan (e.g., no eLearning) at school on May 6 and May 26.
GCS will offer bus transportation to 3rd-8th grade Virtual Program students on State testing days. Parents must complete the bus transportation survey in your Parent Backpack if students have no other transportation options available. If your child needs bus transportation, you must complete the bus survey in Parent Backpack by March 29, 2021. If you indicate bussing needs, the district transportation department will contact you with routing information prior to the first day of testing.
A Message From Our WMS PTA: It's that time of year that we need to pass the torch on to find another board to carry on the Wildcat support. We have loved supporting our school and will miss everyone so very much!!! If you are interested in being part of our team, please complete the Nomination Form attached and email to PTA at WMSPTA2015@GMAIL.COM.
We will host a brief general PTA meeting at the teacher parking lot at 4pm on Thursday, April 15th to discuss goals for the new year and vote in new members that have been nominated. Thanks so much for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us!
Woodmont Middle School held virtual curriculum nights for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on February 22nd and 23rd. If you were unable to attend the curriculum night, you can still explore our school's curriculum night website and watch a recording of Google Meets.
Check out the new edition of The Weekly Wildcat newsletter that is now available. It is filled with information to stay up-to-date about things that are happening at Woodmont Middle School.
The Weekly Wildcat
Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the school principal.
The CDC recommends avoiding all non-essential travel and both the CDC and SC DHEC asks persons returning from international travel within the past 14 days to monitor their health, stay home as much as possible and wear a mask while in public. Staff and students can return to school after U.S. or international travel provided they have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms of illness, in addition to adhering to all precautionary measures in place at the school.
Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily, at home, for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned.
Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:
Per DHEC regulations, any staff or student identified as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of a positive case are considered close contacts and will be excluded from school for a minimum of 14 days. Students and staff who were not close contacts will be allowed to remain at school. We will be sure and let you know if these notification requirements change. Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.