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    Quick reminder: Students who attend in-person learning will receive a breakfast and lunch meal before they leave school on Friday afternoon. The meals are for Monday’s virtual learning day so there is less food deficiency throughout the county.

    In addition, TCSS buses will be rolling into communities Monday to distribute meals for kids 18 and younger. There will be enough meals for five days. Those receiving meals do not have to be TCSS students. Meals are available to each young person in the community. The bus route delivery sites are available here.

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Friday Update with Dr. Shumate

Today, Dr. Shumate provided an update on TCSS events and happenings including:

  • Weather update (no school yesterday)
  • Intent to Return and Virtual Learning
  • Covid-19 Updates
  • Virtual Learning Accountability
  • Two Virtual Learning Days for All Students
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for Youth 18 and Under


Creating Art

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Students at West Point Elementary School have been busy creating art! Recently they studied Wassily Kandinsky and discussed his use of color, line, and shape as strings of musical instruments. The students used oil pastels and let instrumental music guide their mark-making and color choices. Pictured is second-grader Kelis Marbury with her creation.

 

For the complete album, please click here.

09/18/20: TCSS Board Approves Two Virtual Days for All Students virtual learning

Two upcoming Mondays have now been deemed virtual learning days according to a vote last night during the Troup County School System (TCSS) Board of Education September meeting. 

The two days are:

  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, November 2, 2020


Members of the Board voted to approve two virtual days for all students after the recommendation from Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent, came Monday night. He said, “We have heard from educators who simultaneously teach students in-person and virtually. These two days will allow them an opportunity to catch up on student assignments and lesson planning while also learning more about Canvas to better help students and parents.”

Read story here

09/23/20: West Point Elementary Celebrates Constitution Day

In honor of Constitution Day, students at West Point Elementary School have been learning about citizenship. Alesia Lyles, the school counselor, has been meeting with classes to talk about ways students can be good citizens including washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance.

Constitution Day
Pictured is Mrs. Lyles with Johnny Chan.

09/17/20: TCSS Offers Free Meals for Kids - Drop Off Locations bus routes

Thanks to an extension from the Seamless Summer Option program, all Troup County youth ages 18 and under can now receive free breakfast and lunch meals. This means that any parent who is currently paying for their child’s lunch can now save those lunch funds or apply them to a household need. The extension started today in Troup County and will continue until December 31, 2020 unless additional funds are made available to extend the program further.

Diane Pain, Director of School Nutrition for Troup County School System (TCSS), said, “Parents will receive five days of breakfast and lunch meals at no cost. Students who go through the lunch line at school will not have to pay because all youth are now covered under this program extension.”

Bus Route Listing

 

09/21/20: WPES and BWES Art Instructor Happy to Be in TCSS

Jaynie Hollis is a new educator in Troup County School System. She is the new art teacher at West Point Elementary School and Berta Weathersbee Elementary. As a resident of Carrollton, she says, “I never expected to spend my first year teaching in the Troup County School System, but what a blessing it has been! School has been in session for five weeks and I have already experienced so many proud moments. My students are thoughtful, kind, and on top of that — TALENTED! I am so grateful to be part of the WPE family and am looking forward to meeting even more wonderful students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary in December.”

WPES Art School

Constitution Day

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In honor of Constitution Day, students at West Point Elementary School have been learning about citizenship. Alesia Lyles, the school counselor, has been meeting with classes to talk about ways students can be good citizens including washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance.

Intent to Return to Traditional Learning Form and Information

School system administrators believe that face-to-face instruction is the most viable option for students to excel and are seeing that some students who have chosen virtual instruction are having difficulty.

Parents wishing for their children to return to school can now complete a Return to School Intent Form that is available on the individual school website. All students, including high school students, can return to school on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 after completing the process.  
 

Elementary Intent to Return Form

Intent to Return for Students

Hi WPE Parents:

Here are your choices for traditional and virtual learning in Troup County School System:

1- If your child is attending school face to face, you do not need to do anything.

2- If your child is attending school virtually and you would like for them to change to face-to-face learning beginning October 13, you must complete the form by September 25.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH2WdGeCZ7Jbv1BzyJAbVvwhw-MuGPpn5NOj5J2kIPqAc2eg/viewform

3- If your child is attending school virtually and doing well, you do not need to do anything.

There is a change with children going virtual at any time. Friday, September 25 is the deadline for parents to choose face to face or virtual.

If we can help you, please call us.

R.O.B.O.T. Challenge

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Our students are really getting into "gear" during the new R.O.B.O.T. (Return Our Books on Time) Challenge. The challenge, which kicked off recently, encourages students to return their library books each week so they can get new titles. When 85% of a class returns their books on time they earn a gear. Once a class gets five gears, they earn a reward. 100% of students in Mrs. Bush's third-grade class returned their books this week!

09/22/20: TCSS Covid Dashboard - September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Tuesday, September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am.

Covid Dashboard

Printable Covid-19 Dashboard

Korean Intent to Return

학부모 여러분, 안녕하세요. 이 메세지는 두가지 중요한 정보를 업데이트하기 위한 것입니다. 학교 시스템 관리자들은 대면수업이 학생들에게 가장 좋은 효과가 있는 실행 가능한 선택이라고 믿으며, 온라인수업을 선택한 일부 학생들이 어려움을 겪고 있다고 보고 있습니다. 이제 TCSS는 학생들의 성공에 영향을 미치는 새로운 한도를 적용하고 있습니다.

 

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Spanish Intent to Return and Deadline for Virtual Choice

Hola padres: este mensaje es para actualizarlos con dos piezas de información importante.  Los administradores del sistema escolar creen que la instrucción cara a cara es la opción más viable para que los estudiantes sobresalgan y están viendo que algunos estudiantes que han elegido la instrucción virtual están teniendo dificultades.  Ahora, TCSS está implementando nuevos parámetros para impactar el éxito de los estudiantes.

más información 

 

Updates to Virtual Learning Choice - Last Day is Friday, September 25th

Any parent who chooses for their child to attend Troup County Virtual Academy must complete the Troup County Virtual Agreement (TCVA). The selection must be made on or before Friday, September 25th. Students will have to complete the 2nd Nine Weeks as a virtual student. The student can return to traditional school on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 following the “return to traditional school” process.

Virtual Open House

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Readers of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their Readers of the Month for August. Readers of the Month are selected by both traditional and virtual homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. 

To see the complete album, please click here.

Camp Bulldog

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Students at West Point Elementary School recently kicked off the new school year with Camp Bulldog. Camp Bulldog is a school-wide initiative focused on school rules and student expectations. As students learned the rules and expectations, which centered around responsibility, respect and readiness to learn in all areas of the building, they earned badges. All students who successfully completed Camp Bulldog earned a special popsicle treat.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting Video

The new school year is going well for both our virtual and traditional students! Please view this short video to learn about about Title I. After viewing the video, please sign the Google Form posted below. Thank you so much for your continued support of WPE.

Google Forms link:

https://forms.gle/Kt95cWRTyBL8o8Rv7

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

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$500 Donation

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Woodman Life Insurance Co. recently made a generous donation to West Point Elementary School. The $500 donation will be used to purchase masks for the students, sanitizing products and supplies. The students and staff at WPE appreciate the gift and look forward to continuing to learn in a safe and secure environment.

 

Library Curbside Pick-up for Virtual Students

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The media center is open and we want our virtual students to check-out books! Curbside pick-up will be at the front of the school every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Holds for books must be placed by 9:00 am on Thursdays.It is easy to place holds. Just follow the these directions. Not sure what book to choose? See the directions on how to search for books in Destiny, our online library management system, under the Learn tab on the media center Canvas page.

Meet the Teacher

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Excitement is in the air at West Point Elementary as teachers and students prepare to head back to school soon. Meet the Teacher sessions have been happening all week at the school for both traditional and virtual students. Pictured is PreK student Remington Webb with his father Justin Webb. 

Meet the Teacher

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2020-2021 School Supply List

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Got Milk?

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Got milk? Thanks to a lot of community support, the students at West Point Elementary School do! Recently, numerous gallons of milk were donated from Bordens to the Salvation Army who distributed it to WPE families. Numerous community volunteers, including members of the West Point Fire Department, the West Point Police Department, members of AKA sorority, West Point Mayor Steve Trammell and several Salvation Army board members, were on hand to help with the distribution. The Salvation Army will continue to give out the milk during the upcoming weeks.

Museum Donates Art Kits

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Students at West Point Elementary School are spending some time this summer getting creative. Recently, LaGrange Art Museum donated the first at-home art-making activity and supply kit to students at the school. The hands-on kits were delivered through West Point Elementary School's summer lunch program. The initiative is supported by funds provided through the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley. This summer there will be a series of four kits, each inspired by artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection, ranging from 3-D model magic creatures, gesture drawings, animal motion wire sculptures, and superhero creations.

Fifth Grade Honors Day

We are so proud of all of our fifth graders. We will miss you so much next year, but we know you will do great things in middle school and beyond! 

Mrs. Bridges' Honors Days

Congratulations to Mrs. Bridges' class! We are proud of you!

Mrs. Finlay's Honors Day

Congratulations to Mrs. Finlay's class! We are so proud of you.

Mrs. Smith's Honors Day

Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Smith's class! We are proud of you.

Fourth Grade Honors Day

Congratulations to our fourth graders! We are so proud of you!

Mrs. Rose's Honors Day

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

Second Grade Honors Day

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

Mrs. Moosman's Honors Day

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

Mrs. Colquett's Honors Day

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

Kindergarten Honors Day

Congratulations to all of Kindergarten students. We are so proud of you!

PreK Honors Day 2020

Congratulations to all of our PreK students. We are so proud of you!