PTSO Newsletter - November 1, 2020
Upcoming Events
November 3 - Election Day (half-day schedule, all cohorts remote)

November 4 - Schedule Adjustment from Election Day (full-day Tuesday schedule, Cohort B in-person)

November 18 - WHS PTSO Meeting (9 - 10:30am via Zoom)
Weekly Surveillance Viral Testing Program Launch
Your WHS student should have picked up their individual at-home testing kit on Thursday, October 29th (Cohort A/Cohort C) or Friday, October 30th (Cohort B) of this past school week.

Your student SHOULD NOT collect their saliva sample at home until the morning they are expected to return their sample to school this week:
  • Monday, November 2nd - Cohort A/Cohort C return date
  • Wednesday, November 4th - Cohort B return date

Please note: You MUST register your student's testing kit online before they return it to school on their assigned day this week.

The WHS TV/Video Department prepared this helpful video about the process.

This Reference Guide with a calendar of dates was prepared to make the pick-up/drop-off schedule easy for you and your student to follow in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support!

For more comprehensive information on the surveillance testing program (how to register a sample, how to give a sample, FAQs, etc.), please visit the WPS Viral Testing website.
Recording of Dr. Lisa Damour Session - Now Available
We hope you are able to revisit this session (or view for the first time!) as Lisa Damour's expertise and guidance are helpful for all of us supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access Passcode: 612Square!

Three Additional Resources from Dr. Lisa Damour:
  • ASK LISA: The Psychology of Parenting - This podcast gives parents the tools they need to navigate parenting in a pandemic. New episodes are released each Tuesday, and there are three episodes available in the series thus far. Ask Lisa is available through Apple, Spotify and most podcast platforms.
  • Mental Health One-Sheets - These one-page resources are available for downloading on Dr. Damour's website.
  • Articles and Interviews - Articles and interviews with Dr. Damour related to COVID-19 are constantly updated on her website.
Wellesley Parent Advisory Council - Monthly Coffee Kick-Off
Please join the Wellesley PAC for a remote monthly coffee on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9 - 10:30am via Zoom. This will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to get together, share information and offer support to one another about navigating the complicated world of IEPs and 504s.

Meeting ID: 535 263 7258
Passcode: PAC

If you can't make it this month, the schedule for the remainder of the year will alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays to accommodate the different cohort in-person schedules on the following dates: December 4, January 5, February 4, March 2, April 1, May 4 and June 3.

Please email Christine Mizzi with any questions about the PAC. We hope to see you at an upcoming coffee!
WHS Virtual Bulletin Board
This week's posts in the WHS Virtual Bulletin Board include notices from the Wellesley Dental Group, Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Resiliency Project and Kids Backing Kids.
WHS Guidance Department
Upcoming Guidance Events
November 8 - Registration Deadline for Spring 2021 AP Examinations via WPS "Fee Payment System". For more information, please visit the WHS Guidance Department website.

November 18 - Junior Parent Night (Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians), 6:45pm via Zoom (Please note: Zoom link will be provided by Guidance Department closer to event date.) This event will provide an overview of the post-secondary process as well as perspectives from Admissions Counselors.
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