District News
The new school year is just around the corner! We’ve been busy this summer and we can’t wait to see the kids again. We’re excited to let you know about a few changes ahead for 2019-20 at WCS! We think you’ll be excited, too.
Back-to-School 2019-20
If you're looking for school supply lists and open house information, be sure to visit our website for all the details.

First Day Forms Just Got Easier!
Final Forms will now be able to handle all of those back-to-school forms! That means no more little blue cards. This first year will take a little longer to complete, but in subsequent years you will simply be able to review and update information for kids you have already added to your account.

For more information please visit wilmingtoncityschools.com/finalforms .
New Visitor Procedures
Safety is a priority at WCS.   Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, we will add another layer of protection in our continued security initiatives to keep our students and staff safe. Parents and visitors at WCS can approach the office during regular hours, but must have an ID on hand to go beyond the office. 
 
WCS has installed Raptor, a back-ground checking software, which scans visitors’ IDs before they can go beyond a school’s main office. The system checks the ID information against sex-offender registries in all 50 states, and a customizable database created by the district.
 
If a visitor’s ID is red-flagged by the system, the Raptor system sends instant alerts to designated staff via email and text to come and meet the person. The designated staff will determine if the visitor has a viable reason for being in the building or if they need to be escorted off the property. If a visitor’s ID is not flagged, they will receive a printed time-sensitive badge with their name, photo, and destination within the school.  
 
The Raptor system replaces our standard “pen-and-paper visitor’s sign-in sheet.” Through the system, WCS can also track statistics including the number of visitors throughout the year, volunteer hours, and keep a record of any visitors in the building, which could be accessed in the future
 
It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor’s name, date of birth and photo for comparison. Additional visitor data from the driver’s license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Visitors without photo IDs can enter the building with a school staff member escorting them.
 
WCS is very excited to bring this program to our schools. We ask for your patience as we roll out these new procedures. 

A New Menu App!
Now you can have today's menu at your fingertips. So Happy ... the app that tells you what’s on the menu today in your school’s cafeteria. Check out the menu items— including calories, nutritional information and allergens. It's also Alexa enabled!

Just download the free app today from the App Store or Google Play. You can find more information in the linked documents below:

Safety Hotline App
We have an app for reporting safety concerns! 

  • Visit the App store (Iphone) or Google Play (Android), search “Stay Safe. Speak Up!
  • Download the app
  • Enter our District Code to connect the app to our district. District Code: Cane

That’s it! If you and/or your children have a smart-phone, download it today. Remember: You can also call the Student Hotline (866-547-8362) or use the online form found on our district’s website to share safety concerns.

Remember:   If it is an emergency, or an urgent safety concern, ALWAYS call 911 or the police first so they can start helping right away and can contact school officials. It’s important to talk to children about various safety concerns they might come across and the best methods for addressing the concern and getting help.
Events
Each building has their own web page, calendar, and social media channel for your convenience.

Please double check each building's calendar for changes as an event approaches.
District Highlights

Aug 6th Freshman Orientation 6-7:30pm

Aug 7th

Aug 8th
  • Elementary Preview Day: Open hours are 10-11, 2-3, and 5:30-6:30
  • Junior Schedules 10am-4pm

Aug 9th  

Aug 12th Open House Night
  • Holmes & Denver 4:30-7:00pm
  • East End 5:00-7:30pm
  • WMS/WHS 5:30-8:00pm

Aug 14th First day of school for students 1st -12th, Preschool, and A-L Kindergarten

Aug 15th First day of school for M-Z Kindergarten

Aug 16th All Kindergarten attend

Aug 23rd Meet the Team Night 5:30pm