September News
The 2020-21 school year has begun! All of our students have now started classes, whether in person or virtually. Our students, families, and staff have been working hard to adapt to new procedures.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to catch up on our District News. Homecoming is just around the corner and we are excited to invite our community to join us in celebrating our Spirit Week September 14-18.

Make sure you check out our #HurricaneProud Moment at the end of the newsletter!
WCS Appoints New Board Member
Wilmington City Schools and the Wilmington community suffered a major loss on August 14, 2020 when Steve Murphy passed away. We were fortunate to have Steve serve Wilmington City Schools as a Board Member for over 18 years.

On September 9, 2020 the Board appointed Carrie Zeigler as their newest Board Member to fill Steve’s unexpired term which ends December 31, 2021.

Carrie is a lifelong resident of Wilmington, an WHS alumna, and the parent of a WCS student. She earned her Masters in Education in Educational Administration from Kent State University and served in the Wilmington City School District for 18 years from 1999 to 2017. In recent years she and her husband spearheaded the start of the Clinton County Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization that builds beds for children who have none. 

Carrie’s commitment to her community, her knowledge and experience as an educator and business owner, and her dedication to improving our schools and the lives of the children in our community will be tremendous assets to the WCS Board of Education.

"I am very excited and looking forward to working with Ms. Zeigler. Her years of service in the education field will definitely be a plus for the board and our district". - Marty Beaugard, WCS BOE President.

Carrie will officially take the oath of office at the September 28, 2020 Board Meeting.
Homecoming 2020
We’re honoring traditions in new ways this year. WHS will be recognizing Wilmington Homecoming the week of Sept 14th-18th. 

From Spirit Week and Homecoming Court, to a rousing football game we’ll do our very best to help our WHS students and families celebrate this time honored tradition in memorable ways, while keeping everyone safe.

Visit Homecoming 2020 for all the details!

Visit WCS Band Chili Supper for details on our Drive-Through Chili Supper and an online order form! 
Meals are FREE!
As of 9/4/20 ALL children 0-18, regardless of eligibility, can have free breakfast and lunch whether they are eating in our cafeterias or picking up their pre-ordered meal packs on Wednesdays. Each student is entitled to one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. 

Meals must meet the required components to be free of charge. Extra entrees and a la carte items can still be purchased with cash in our cafeterias.

Take advantage of our Wednesday Meal Pack Pick-Up Program.
Wilmington families can pick up meal packs free of charge 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!
Hurricane Health
How to report a student COVID-19 Diagnosis
At WCS, we are doing all that we can to keep our students and their families healthy and safe. We need your help to do that.

Visit our Parent Resources page for details on how to report a student case/diagnosis.

It will take all of us working together in school, in your household, in family and friend groups, and in the community as a whole. Please encourage your child to follow the safety guidance they are learning and practicing in school during their time outside of school.
Update Your Contact Information
Communication is critical right now and we need all our WCS parents to make sure their contact information is up to date.

Please visit our Forms page on our website for information on how to update information in Final Forms or call your child's school.

We’re finding that only about 35% open our emails. It’s important to stay connected and to open school emails because that is sometimes the fastest way to reach many parents with detailed information. We will also be utilizing our District One-Call feature this Fall so we need to have your current phone number on file.
#HurricaneProud Moment
WHS Student's Patriot Day Climb
One of our WHS students recently asked his mom (a WCS employee) if he could be late to school on 9/11. When she asked why he replied that he wanted to climb 110 flights of stairs in remembrance of the first responders who lost their life on that day 19 years ago. After clearing it with the school administrators, Dylan Piatt came to school on 9/11 in his firefighter’s gear and began his Patriot Day Climb. 

His mom, Jo Piatt, shared with WCS staff, “This kid always makes me proud, but today my heart swells with pride”. We’re right there with you, Jo. We are #HurricaneProud of Dylan.

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:


'Cane Connected
While we may need to keep a healthy physical distance from others and avoid groups/gatherings, it’s important to maintain social connections through social media, phone calls, emails, video chats, letters, and more. 
 
Find the links to our main social media channels at wilmingtoncityschools.com/communication