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September 6, 2016

Dear Wamogo Families and Friends,

Our school year is off to a great start!  We only have one more day in our schedule rotation and we will have completed the first of many four-day schedules for the 2016-2017 school year.  Thank you for your patience as we have strived to create full academic schedules for all of our students comprised of the requisite core classes and desired elective offerings.   

We need your help getting updated information and authorizations for your students.  Please complete the required forms that are available through Family I.D., which is located on our web page or can be found by clicking here.  If you have any difficulty creating or finding your account, please call Family I.D. directly at 1-888-800-5583.  

We encourage students to become actively involved in the school's culture by choosing to participate in co-curricular activities of interest to them.  Wamogo has much to offer including athletics, clubs, and the arts.  Students may also choose to be involved in school government.  At the upcoming class meetings on September 14, students will be choosing class officers for grades 9 through 11.  Interested students should see the appropriate class advisors for specifics about campaigning for class office.  Class advisors are: Grade 9--Scott Brady, Grade 10--Sue Clarkin and Shawn Tobin,  Grade 11--Stephanie Pixley and Alicia Robinson, Grade 12--Steven Bagley and Carly Tutolo.   Students are encouraged to listen to the daily announcements outlining the various opportunities at Wamogo. Daily announcements can also be found on the homepage of the Wamogo website.  

Students will be meeting with us in grade level meetings on September 8.  At those meetings, we will be reviewing school policies and procedures.  Emphasis will be on educating all students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Wamogo community.  Students will receive updated information regarding the policies for attendance, academic integrity, drugs, tobacco and alcohol use, fighting, cellphone use, theft, dress code, and bullying.  If students have lingering questions about any of the information presented at the grade level meetings, they should see one of us for clarification. Please click here for a district notice regarding building protocol. 

The staff looks forward to sharing course expectations at the annual open house on September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet the incoming principal, Jaime Rivera in addition to following the academic schedule for your students.  A schedule for the evening will be shared next week. 

In subsequent e-blasts, we will be sharing interesting and important happenings representative of both the academic and co-curricular aspects of Wamogo.

Stay tuned for the next e-blast.  We hope to see you at the annual Wamogo Open House on September 22.

Pamela Lazaroski, Interim Principal        Charles Rowland, Assistant Principal


UPCOMING EVENTS:
9/8 - Pasta Dinner Fundraiser, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wamogo Cafeteria 
9/12 - Senior Portraits
9/13 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m., District Conference Room 
9/15 - Book Blast and BBQ, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wamogo
9/22 - Wamogo Open House, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please see below for other upcoming events and school-related activities.  More information can be found on the Wamogo website and athletic calendars. 
Agri-Science News 

Agri-Science /FFA Events - Week of September 6, 2016

September 7: Novice Parli Pro  2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
September 9: Timber Team at Bethlehem Fair
September 10: Selected Timber Team Members at Bethlehem Fair

Poultry Evaluation and Livestock Evaluation practices are starting soon!  Sign up now in the Agri-Science wing. No experience necessary! 

Horse Judging and Milk Products practices will be starting on  Monday, September 12.  Sign up in the Agri-Science wing if you are interested in being on either team - no experience is needed!  See Mrs. Bennett if you have any questions.

Interested in working at Wamogo FFA's Dog Daycare?  Agri-Science students with an A/C study hall are encouraged to see Ms. Dunn for more information.  Earn SAE hours, too!

There will be a bus going to the Big E on  September 18.  Permission slips will be available on  Friday, September 9 and are due back by  Tuesday, September 13.  There are 40 spots available on the bus, so all permissions slips turned in by the due date will be entered into a lottery.

The beginning of the year packet for Agri-Science can now be filled out online. Please  click here to register your child.

FFA Dues Reminder:  Leadership development is a required part of the total agriculture program experience. FFA dues are paid once per year and are $30 ($25 without a t-shirt).  An agriculture student must pay FFA dues to participate in any FFA activity, including field trips, meetings, conferences and other events. Paying $30 also provides students with an FFA t-shirt which is required to be worn at certain events.  Deadline for payment it October 1, 2016.  FFA Membership Dues can be paid with cash or check. Checks can be made payable to Wamogo FFA. Payments can be given to any Agri-Science teacher, or brought directly to Mrs. Rubbo in the Agri-Science office. Please contact one of the Agri-Science teachers if financial assistance is needed.
HVCASA

Click here for the latest edition of The Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse (HVCASA), also known as the Wamogo Task Force on Prevention, newsletter.  
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser 

This Thursday, September 8, the Wamogo Warriors and Litchfield Cowboys are teaming up and hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit the Jepson Family. Dinner will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Wamogo cafeteria.  Please click here for details.
Nutrition Services 

Please click here for information regarding the Region 6 food service program.  
Regional School District No. 6 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX - Contact
Debbie DeLisle
98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-6656

Section 504 - Contact
Debra Foley
98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-6642