Fall has arrived and the 2nd quarter has begun. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to catch up on our District News.
Denver Students Say "BOO" to Drugs!
Denver students dressed in their Halloween costumes during Red Ribbon Week to say BOO to drugs
The last week of October Denver Elementary students participated in Red Ribbon Week to highlight the importance of making healthy choices. The theme was Be Brave. Be Happy. Be Drug Free! 

Each day was a different theme and the kids had fun while they learned. They wrapped up the week by dressing up in their Halloween costumes and saying “Boo” to drugs.

You can learn more about the Red Ribbon Campaign at redribbon.org/about. While you're there check out their Virtual Activities that you can do from home!
Hurricane Healthy Holidays
Ohio Department of Health's Buckeye Guide to Social Distancing measured in footballs, cardinals, hot dogs, ears of corn, and pies. For more information visit coronavirus.ohio.gov
As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you to be vigilant not just at work and school, but also at home and at family gatherings.

The CDC recently published a helpful page on how to assess risk and plan your gatherings to limit the spread of virus during Holiday Celebrations.

The stability of our school schedule is dependent on the health of our students, staff, and community and our ability to maintain appropriate staffing levels.

It will take all of us working together and following safety protocols to keep our community healthy and our schools and businesses open.

WCS Awarded ODE Grant!
Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education recently selected WCS for a grant from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools. We are one of only 28 Districts to receive a grant! 

Our WCS Grant will be used to purchase a Nearpod District License, providing a more enhanced and robust tool for our teachers to interact and engage with students learning in-person and remotely. Thank you to our District’s Technology Return to School Task Force for researching and planning ways to enhance both in-person and remote instruction/learning for our staff and students.
Calendar Reminders
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Remember to always check our online calendar for updates at wilmingtoncityschools.com/calendars.

11/4 is a 2 Hour Late Arrival Day
11/25-27 is Fall break!
12/9 is a 2 Hour Late Arrival Day
12/18 is the last day of 2nd quarter
12/21 through 1/4 is Winter Recess for students

COVID-19 Dashboard and Building Notifications
Thank you, WCS families! You have been vigilant about contacting our schools when your child or family has had a COVID-19 diagnosis in the household or has been quarantined due to exposure. Your quick action and compliance with contact tracing is key to keeping our schools open and keeping our students and staff safe and healthy.
Parents and community members can view our District’s weekly dashboard, as well as our Building Notifications on the District website wilmingtoncityschools.com. Just click the links in the yellow alert banner at the top of the page at wilmingtoncityschools.com
Parents also receive direct notifications (email or Class Dojo) if there is a positive case in their child’s classroom. If their child was in close contact with a positive case they will also receive a call from the school and/or health department right away. We encourage parents to work with the school and the Clinton County Health Department if they are called for contact tracing.

Community News: Voting Information
Clinton County Early Voting Hours are November 2nd: 8 am to 2 pm at the Board of Elections  (111 S Nelson Ave, Suite 4). 

GENERAL ELECTION DAY, NOV 3RD:  Polls open from 6:30am- 7:30pm.
Absentee ballots returned to the Board of Elections by close of polls at 7:30pm in Clinton County.

Visit the Board of Elections online to find your Clinton County Polling Location.

If you live outside the county you can find early polling information by county here.
Free Meals to Go!
Wilmington families can pick up meal packs free of charge for children 0-18 years old on Wednesdays through our Pre-Order program. 

Check out the details at wilmingtoncityschools.com/foodservice. You can use our online order form to pre-order your meals for pick-up. Just remember to order at least 1 week prior to pick-up!

If you have a child 0-18 years old and is NOT attending WCS for in-person learning, you can pre-order 5 meal packs for Wednesday pick-up.

NOTE: With our new Green Zone schedule for in-person learners, students attending in person will get their free meals at school and will not be eligible to pick up meal packs.
COVID-19 Resources
We want to share a few resources with you, as we all navigate this pandemic together.

CDC Coronavirus:

Ohio Department of Health:

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