A Message from the Principal
 
Willow Springs Middle School Principal Newsletter - September 9, 2020

 
 
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Dear WSMS Parents and Guardians,

It was evident that the first day back on campus brought a lot of excitement and energy to both staff and students.  One thing I realized is we have good procedures in place and as long as we execute them, our staff and students will be well taken care of.  

I completely understand the frustration many of you experienced in the car line yesterday.I want to remind you that it was the first day.  We noticed a few things that will allow us to get students loaded more efficiently and clear the driveway earlier.  We will begin implementing those changes today and hopefully you will see a difference.  One thing that will help make a difference is for those whose schedule will allow, please plan to pick up between 4:20-4:30.  This will thin the line out considerably.  I'm very confident that with the changes we are making internally as well as any families who can arrive after 4:20 PM the car line will be much more efficient.  As a reminder, the front parking lot will be closed each day at 3:45 PM to prepare for dismissal.  If you need to pick up your child at the end of the day, it will need to be done before 3:45 PM.  

At the end of the day, many of us are back together on campus for school.  The next goal is to be very disciplined so we can welcome back all of our virtual WSMS Leopards.


Respectfully,



Kevin




Kevin Parker
Principal
Willow Springs Middle School
1101 West Lucas Rd, Lucas 75002
Office: 469-742-8417
Mobile: 469-667-2280
@WSMSLovejoyISD
#wsmslovejoy



New Information

NEW! WSMS Yearbook On Sale Now
The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! If you order by Friday 9-18 you will not only receive the 2021 book for the lowest price of the year, but you can get 4 free cover icons as well! The free cover icon offer ends on Friday 9-18. NOTE: You do have to purchase personalization in order to receive the 4 free icons.
 
You can purchase the 2021 book online at jostensyearbooks.com or by clicking on the below link:
 


NEW! Attention 8TH GRADE PARENTS
 8th grade yearbook recognition ads are also now on sale! The deadline is Friday 11-13. You can purchase and create your senior recognition ad online via the link below as well. Note all 8th grade recognition ads must be paid for and created online by Friday 11-13.
 


NEW! Pictures needed for the WSMS Yearbook
Thank you to those who have been emailing photos to Beverly Zetsche, the yearbook adviser. We now have an easier system for you. Please use the link below to upload pictures for consideration in the 2021 yearbook! 

https://images.jostens.com/415469204



Student Spirit Shirts! - Deadline to order is September 11th
As part of the WSMS student experience, we would like to offer a spirit shirt for all 7th and 8th grade students.  These will be shirts that students can wear to school,  pep rallies, athletic events, and field trips.  During campus field trips and community service events, we will ask students to wear their spirit shirt to identify them as a WSMS student.  Spirit shirts may purchased by clicking here.
   


WSMS School Picture Day - Friday, September 25th
Smile! Students will be taking pictures for the Willow Springs yearbook and their student ID's on Friday, September 25th.  Please assist your student in dressing appropriately to ensure they follow LISD dress code.  Students out of LISD dress code will be provided a school shirt to wear during their ID photo and will have the option to retake their yearbook photo on Friday, November 6th. 

We will send out a schedule next week for virtual learners to sign up for a time slot to arrive on campus to have their picture taken as well.  



Campus Information and Reminders
 
ParentPortal Update Needed
The PowerSchool ParentPortal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please click here to access the Parent Portal. Parents will access the enrollment forms in their PowerSchool Parent Portal - left navigation panel - "Enrollment & Student Forms." Completion of these forms is required every year for every student. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information and other forms.


Bus Information
For up to date information on Bus Eligibility Guidelines, Campus Eligibility Maps and Transportation Policies & Procedures, please visit the LISD Transportation website by clicking here.


Athletics
Physical Forms & Rank One Athletic Forms
Please check to make sure you have completed the necessary forms online as well as the physical form for your athlete to participate.  Links for the forms are listed below.  Any and all online paperwork questions should be directed to Susan Smiley at susan_smiley@lovejoyisd.net .




 


WSMS PTO

I am so excited that, for the first time in six months, there will be students learning on campus! While 1/3 of our students are still learning from home, this is an important milestone and we are thankful for the work of our teachers and our administration in getting us to this point.
 
**NEW** If you would like to attend the September general membership meeting on Tuesday, September 15th, please sign up by 10am on Monday, September 14th. Then you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting as well as documents for meeting (if you are a member). Don't forget to join the PTO so you can vote at the meeting!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions about the meeting. Whether your students are learning in person or at home, we hope your family has a great week! #BestTodayBetterTomorrow


Christy Payne
WSMS PTO President
2020-2021





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