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  • Wells Communication Parent Feedback


    WELLS PARENT FEEDBACK REQUESTED:  Please take a moment to complete this short survey about our school communication.  We have been working hard to adjust our weekly emails and website based on feedback we have received and would love to know what is working well or could be improved.

  • Attendance/Truancy Letters

    ATTENDANCE/TRUANCY NOTICES:  Please do not panic if you receive what appears to be a truancy letter.  The district letters automatically populate at 3, 5, 7, and 9 absences or tardies whether they are excused or unexcused.  These letters provide you with information and are a good reminder if you haven’t turned in a written note or email after your child returns from illness.  If we are concerned about excessive absences, we will reach out to you directly to discuss and follow this process:

    • Level 1 Absence Concern - Notification Letter (10 or more absences or tardies)

    • Level 2 Absence Concern - Phone Call from School

    • Level 3 Absence Concern - Student Support Team Meeting

    • Level 4 Absence Concern - Plano Attendance Review Board

    • We would never file truancy court charges these levels to you.  

    Please know that we are aware of illnesses this time of year and will always take that into consideration before ever considering filing for truancy court.  We know these letters can feel “threatening” and hope the small note attached assures you that we are needing to send these out per district guidelines, yet we will always communicate with you before considering Plano Attendance Review Board or Truancy Court.

  • Middle of Year MAP Testing

    MIDDLE OF YEAR MAP TESTING:   All Plano ISD students in K-5th will be administered the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in December. MAP tests measure student achievement in reading (K-5th), math (K-5th) science (3rd-5th), and language usage (3rd-5th). Plano ISD has administered and used the information from MAP testing for many years to provide teachers with valuable information about student learning. MAP scores help teachers know what your child has mastered and what your child is ready to learn.   This test is adaptive so the difficulty of each question is adjusted to the student’s answer on the previous test question. If a student answers a question correctly, the questions become more difficult. If a student answers a question incorrectly, the questions become less difficult. Because of this technology, the MAP system can assess students at various achievement levels. More detailed information is provided in the MAP Parent and Student Guide document available at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1316.  Also, after testing, you can find your child’s score on the Plano ISD Parent Portal’s Performance section for your child.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about your child’s MAP testing.

  • Parent Lunch Reservations - 3rd Nine Weeks

    We are excited about our “Parent Lunch with Child” Reservations for the 3rd Nine Weeks.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

    • There are two slots per day per grade level due to limited seating.   As a courtesy to other parents, we ask that you do not sign up for more than one slot a month unless you still see an open spot the day before that is unused.

    • Students may get lunch from the cafeteria or parents can bring lunch.  Parents will not be allowed to purchase lunch from the cafeteria since cafeteria visitors are not allowed.

    • IF SLOTS ARE FULL - As another alternative, parents can sign their child out for their lunchtime and have lunch at the park, the bench in front of the school, or in their car and then return their child to the front office after lunch is over and sign them back in for the rest of the day.

    • Please bring your driver’s license when checking in for lunch.  Parents will need a badge that we create using their driver’s license or legal ID through our RAPTOR system.

    • We are so excited to see you in school for lunch!

  • VOLY: Links to Wells Volunteer Opportunities

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Thanks to all the many volunteers we are already putting in countless hours to support Wells!  Here is a VOLY Tutorial video guide on how to sign up for volunteer opportunities using the VOLY system. Go to https://plano.voly.org/ to complete your annual background check and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Some opportunities are linked below:

    You can only sign up to volunteer once you have cleared your background check.  If you have difficulties signing up for volunteer opportunities at Wells please contact: calie.mcdougall@gmail.com, Wells PTA.

  • Flu Season Info

    The Flu season has started and there have been increased cases reported at Wells.  With this increased activity, it is expected that cases of influenza-like illnesses may be increasingly reported in students and staff.  The health and safety of all children are a priority for all Plano ISD schools.  We need your help to prevent cases of flu in students and staff.

    Please consider the following Texas Department of State Health Services recommendations:

    • Watch for symptoms including fever, dry cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and nasal congestion in your child and everyone else in the household.

    • Children with symptoms of influenza should stay at home.  Staying home is the best way to prevent spreading the flu to others.

    • Children with symptoms of the flu should not return to school until they no longer have fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.  Please notify the school if you child is absent with influenza-like illness.

    • If you or your child is having difficulty breathing or chest pain, has altered mental status or confusion, is vomiting and unable to liquids sown, or is getting worse, contact a healthcare provider and seek medical care immediately.

    • The best way to keep from getting influenza is to get the vaccine each year along with proper hand washing.  Remind household members to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water and to cover their cough with their elbow or sleeve, and to avoid touching their face.

    If you are keeping your child home due to any illness, Please email the student’s teacher as well as Mrs. Sharp (Julie.Sharp@pisd.edu) for attendance purposes and Nurse Alexandria (Alexandria.Farah@pisd.edu) so that she can reach out to see what is going on and for next steps.   Thank you for helping us keep Wells healthy!

  • Tiger Times Links - Counselor Lessons/Resources, & Specialist Info

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

    CARPOOL DISMISSAL

    • NEW:  Starting the first day of school, carpool students will be supervised inside the building until their parent arrives in the carpool lane.  Your child will be dismissed to the pole number which is also supervised by a staff member.  

    • “Carpool Dismissal” means your child is picked up by a car in the front carpool lane.  

    • A staff member will hold up a number of fingers (1-5) as you drive by the entrance of the carpool lane indicating which pole number to stop your car at. 

    • CARPOOL TAG:  Parents should display their carpool tag at all times until the student is in the car.  If you didn’t get a carpool tag today or don’t have one from last year, we will be handing more out at dismissal on Wednesday.

    • Students need to be able to independently climb into their car with their school items after their car door is opened for them.

     

    WALKERS DISMISSAL

    • Walking students will be dismissed to their family member/designated person by the large tree in the northeast side of the building in the front walkway area parallel to the front/east carpool lane.

    • Grade level cones will mark where the family member/designated person needs to stand to help us release the students to the correct person after they are escorted out of the building by grade level.

    • Sibling connections for walking students will be done outside the building.

    • Please hold up your carpool tag to indicate to the teacher who you are picking up.  If you didn’t get a carpool tag today or don’t have one from last year, we will be handing more out at dismissal on Wednesday.



    SCHOOL AND DAYCARE BUSES:

    • Grade level groups of students will be escorted out to the north carpool lane where they will board their bus or daycare bus/van accordingly.

    • If their daycare bus/van is not present at dismissal time the students will wait inside the cafeteria or just outside the cafeteria at the tables until the daycare bus/van arrives by 3:00 p.m.

    PASAR

    • Grade level groups of students will be escorted down to the gym/cafeteria area and handed off to a PASAR representative. 

    carpool map

  • MAP Testing

    All Plano ISD students in K-5th will be administered the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test over the next few weeks. MAP tests measure student achievement in reading (K-5th), math (K-5th) science (3rd-5th), and language usage (3rd-5th). Plano ISD has administered and used the information from MAP testing for many years to provide teachers with valuable information about student learning. MAP scores help teachers know what your child has mastered and what your child is ready to learn.   This test is adaptive so the difficulty of each question is adjusted to the student’s answer on the previous test question. If a student answers a question correctly, the questions become more difficult. If a student answers a question incorrectly, the questions become less difficult. Because of this technology, the MAP system can assess students at various achievement levels. More detailed information is provided in the MAP Parent and Student Guide document available at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1316.  Also, after testing, you can find your child’s score on the Plano ISD Parent Portal’s Performance section for your child.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about your child’s MAP testing.

  • Wells Mentoring Program - Volunteer!

    Do you enjoy interacting with children and investing your time in others? Just 30 minutes one day a week, and you can make a difference in the life of a child. The mentoring program at Wells is open to parents, grandparents, former Wells parents, and community members. If you know of any business or community partners that would be interested, please feel free to share this information with them.

    Please see the link for more information about the mentoring program if you are interested!  Wells Mentoring Program 2022-2023 - Google Docs

    Please complete the google form if you are interested in becoming a mentor.  Wells Mentoring Interest Form - Google Forms

  • Parent Info Handbooks

    Kindergarten

    1st Grade 

    2nd Grade 

    3rd Grade

    4th Grade 

    5th Grade

Wells Blog

  • Western Dress Up Day - February 1

    Posted by Stacy Lawrence on 1/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    Western Dress Up Day - February 1

    February 1 is National Texas Day

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