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As we start our first full week of school, please remember to complete your Daily COVID Health Checklist. If you check any of the boxes, stay home and call our school nurse hotline at 860-465-2521. Thank you for keeping us in the wellness zone! You can read our Health & Safety Manual For Families & Staff Members online: www.windhamps.org/page/wellness-zone
All Windham Public Schools, including C. H. Barrows STEM Academy, are going to have an early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, August 27. Early dismissal times, which can be found on our website (https://5il.co/t2bd), are as follows: Windham High School – 11:20am Windham Middle School – 11:40am C. H. Barrows STEM Academy – 12:00pm Sweeney, North Windham, Natchaug, & Windham Center Schools – 12:30 Windham Early Childhood Center – 12:45 We appreciate those families who understand the need to call these early dismissals to ensure safety when we are dealing with excessive heat and a mask mandate in both our classrooms and on our school buses. Looking ahead at the forecast, things should cool off nicely as we end August and start off the month of September.
LAST NIGHT’S UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: This is Dr. Tracy Youngberg, Superintendent of Schools, calling to welcome your children back to school on Thursday, August 26, our first full day together. We are very excited that all of our students will be back in person this school year. I want to remind everyone that masks are mandated in our schools and offices per the Governor’s Executive Order. In addition to the mask mandate, we will continue to follow the recommended mitigation strategies designed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. The Department of Public Health continues to view vaccination as the number one prevention strategy. Vaccinations, as you know, are available to anyone 12 years and older. Please visit the district’s website for specific details shared with you in video format on how we will work to keep our schools in the Wellness Zone: www.windhamps.org/page/reopening-covid Video in English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbeT7yAV_is Video in Spanish: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWNamN1Rlqc Have a great night everyone, and we will see you for the first day of school on Thursday, August 26.
EVENT POSTPONED! Windham Public School’s Welcome Back-Pack Drive has been postponed to Tuesday, August 24 from 3:30-5PM due to the weather. Stop by Recreation Park on Tuesday for a vaccine clinic and a backpack giveaway! One backpack per child present.
WPS WELCOME BACK-PACK DRIVE: Stop by Rec Park this coming Monday, August 23, 3:30-5PM for a vaccine clinic and a backpack giveaway! One backpack per child present. Subject to change depending on weather.
This is a message from Windham Public School’s Before and After School Program. We are informing families that programs will be starting on Monday, August 30, 2021. Please make separate arrangements for childcare for the first two days of school. We also had to adjust program hours since school day times have changed. Sweeney, North Windham, Windham Center, and Natchaug Elementary After School Program hours are 3-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. C. H. Barrows STEM Academy hours are 2:40-5:40pm, Monday through Friday. Our Before School Program will also begin on Monday August, 30, with student drop-off starting at 7am. Please find a letter posted on our website for more information: https://5il.co/xiv7. You may also contact 860-465-2595 with questions. Thank you.
Families, check out our 21-22 Bus Bus Stop Listing and Schedule online (https://www.windhamps.org/page/transportation)! You can also read our Transportation Guidelines Letter for more information.
As of this evening, electricity, phones, and internet have been restored at all Windham Public Schools. Thank you for your patience as our IT team worked with our provider to resolve this issue.
As of early this morning, all Windham Public Schools have no phones or internet. Sweeney Elementary and Windham Middle School have no electricity. Thank you for your patience as our electric company is currently on-site working to resolve this issue. We will keep you updated of any changes.
As of this early this morning, all Windham Public Schools have no phones or internet. Sweeney Elementary and Windham Middle School have no electricity. Thank you for your patience as our electric company is currently on-site working to resolve this issue. We will keep you updated of any changes.
DIGITAL BACKPACK: FIND BACK-TO-SCHOOL LETTERS - Click on "Digital Backpack" in the header of our website at the very top to view back-to-school letters that were mailed districtwide (https://www.windhamps.org/browse/234805). Read the Welcome Letter from the Superintendent, read up on Transportation Guidelines, check out the school year calendar, and learn about the Community Eligibility Provision.
Remember that the Book Fair is this week! The Book Fair will be open from 7:30 AM to 4 PM each day. Don't forget to send money with your kids so that they can check out the latest reads!
There is a PTO Meeting tonight at 7:30 in the auditorium. We will be discussing the budget for next year.
Be sure to congratulate our Volleyball Team on making it to the district finals!
Welcome to Windham Middle School's new website and mobile app!