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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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09/25/20: TCSS Information Technology Department to Issue New Power Cords

Recently, the Troup County School System (TCSS) Information Technology department received reports that certain Dell power cords issued after July 2020 have been separating from the plug and emitting a spark near the outlet plug and the device charger. Out of an abundance of caution and safety for their students and employees, the school system will be replacing defective power cords beginning Saturday (tomorrow) at 9:00 a.m.

TCSS will begin replacing a limited number of power cords on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon). To obtain a new power cord, parents and students can come to 100 North Davis Rd., Building A (up the hill by the TCSS Bus Shop) and return the old power cord. They will then be issued a new power cord. TCSS is working with their supplier for the remaining shipment to be sent early next week.

Any student having power cord and/or charger issues will be given additional time to complete work from the virtual learning day.

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Picture Day is Coming!

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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

Making Music

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Students at Berta Weathersbee are turning it up during music class! Using a program called Making Tracks, students are learning how to compose their own music.

Intent to Return for Students

Attention parents and guardians!

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/.../1FAIpQLScH2WdGeCZ7Jb.../viewform

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.”

For students who need additional resources, such as wifi, for these virtual days, please review the link below:
Community Partners for Virtual Learning

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Strings Attached

Take advantage of this incredible program!

Click here for the application.

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Virtual Open House

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New Chromebooks

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Third-grade students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School were all smiles recently when they received their brand new individual Chromebooks. The Chromebooks are part of the Troup County School System's One-to-One Initiative where each child in the system is assigned an individual Chromebook to use at school and at home.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting in Spanish

Porfavor haga clic aqui para ver la junta de Title I en español. ¡Gracias!

 

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

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.

As you know, Berta loves GIVEAWAYS! After watching the presentation, sign the Google Form below to confirm you viewed it and be entered to win a gift basket! The link will stay active for 2 weeks. On September 25, 2020, the winner will be announced!

Thank you so much for your continued support of BWE.

 

 

 

 

Google Forms Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVsA-7va4lUfArnnI6Zq7ReKWqlQzvERbWfs2GDSflmR7rwg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

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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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.

Curbside Pick-Up

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Back to the books! The media center at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is back open and ready to serve both our traditional and virtual students. Virtual students can check out books through the media center by going to the school's online library website and placing books on hold. Each Thursday, the students can pick up the books curbside from the school.

 

Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee 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. 

For the complete album, please click here.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

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Internet Access

As we navigate this new school year, community partners in Troup County wanted to help make things easier for virtual learners that need help with internet access. Attached is a list of locations in the community that allow the use of their internet during the school day. Where to enter, as well as times available, are listed. An adult must be with the student when utilizing the space. We are grateful for our community partners and appreciate their interest in our student's success!

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Things are Sweet at Berta

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Things are pretty sweet at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School! Students in Ms. Williams class are working on their math skills, as well as their social and emotional development, by helping with the weekly candy cart. The candy cart is an initiative of the PTO and helps fund different needs at the school. 

Library Book 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.

New Berta Gear

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Our new Berta gear is on sale now. Get your “Groovy Eagle” tie dye shirt or “Berta's Back!” Safety pack and show your spirit. Our safety pack is a 3-zippered navy blue fanny pack that comes with a reusable sports bottle and sanitzer. Orders are taken online at the website below. If you would like a paper order form please inform your teacher. SALE ENDS OCTOBER 2ND. ORDERS WILL BE IN NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2ND due to possible delays to COVID.

https://www.schoolspiritproducts.com/BW

Mask Donation

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The students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are masked and ready to learn. Thank you so much to Mr. Todd from the Mind Company for the kind donation of 300 masks! Pictured is Todd (left) with BWES Principal Willie Cooks.

Meet the Teacher

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Virtual students visited Berta Weathersbee Elementary School this week to meet their teachers and pick up equipment and supplies for the new year. During the meeting parents were introduced to Canvas, the new learning management system the school system has adopted for both traditional and online learning. Pictured is third grade teacher Amanda Moncus (right) with parent Tiara Ramsey.

Meet the Teacher: Traditional Students

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Meet the Teacher

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2020-2021 School Supply List

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