The dramatic increase in COVID cases and quarantine notifications our school district has received this week has negatively impacted our ability to provide adequate supervision, instruction, and related services . Beginning Monday – November 30, 2020 • All schools will be on remote learning until January 4, 2021, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. • Students will need to log on, complete the daily assignments, follow Google Classroom lessons/activities/assignments, and participate in the live Google Meets or pre-recorded learning videos. For those families who do not have internet connectivity, each school will have internet services available at the school from 9:00am – 11:00 daily. Principals will be communicating with you about this process. • Students are encouraged to email or contact their teachers for further information or clarification. • Teachers and staff will report as regularly scheduled. • The schedule for meal pick-ups will be announced as soon as possible. • The bus to the CTC and CAPE will operate on regular schedule.
We have amended our “restart plan”. Our level three (red) now indicates that all students (PK-12) will attend two days per week. Please refer to our website for the complete plan. This will begin next quarter (November 9, 2020).
Washington-Nile Local Schools is holding an auction of surplus equipment. Visit https://auction.westsenators.org/ for more information.
The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Alert Level System has designated Scioto County as “Red – Level 3. Given this determination, Washington-Nile Local School District will move to Level Red on our Restart Plan effective today. Based on our plan we will remain in Level Red for at least two weeks. The following adjustments will be made: • Grades 3-12 - Students will report one (1) day a week for face to face instruction. The remaining 4 days will be remote learning. • Group “A” will attend school in person on Monday. Group “B” will attend on Wednesday. All students will learn remotely the remaining day • Staff and faculty will report as regularly scheduled. • Grades PK-2 will attend two days per week (Monday and Wednesday). Other days will be on-line. • Athletic contests will not be cancelled. Please refer to the restart plan on our webpage for more detailed information concerning serving meals, transportation, etc... Again, thank you for being flexible as we strive to educate our students while putting health safety in the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington-Nile Local Schools is offering Google Classroom training on on Friday, September 18th to any Parent/Guardian who would like to know more about our online learning system. Go to https://wnls.pw/googletraining for more information.
Washington-Nile Local Schools is excited to offer training sessions for any parent/guardian that would like to understand Google Classroom (our online learning management system) better! Visit https://wnls.pw/googletraining for more information.
We have a limited number of seats still available for 100% remote learning for grades K-4. We are extending the deadline to apply until this Friday – September 4, 2020. Applications are available on our web page under the COVID portal. Because there are a limited number of seats available, you may be put on a waiting list if classes are full. The elementary school will notify you as soon as possible as to the status of your application. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply.
Our reopening plan is posted along with “Frequently Asked Questions” on our website . School will begin for students on September 8, 2020. Principals and building teams continue to develop protocols unique to each building and will post them as they become available. If you have questions, feel free to contact your building principal. Please keep in mind that changes may occur to our plan depending on information we receive from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education. We will communicate any changes through our website and other social media.
We want your feedback as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please help us by filling out this short survey so that we can better understand the needs of our community: https://wnls.pw/survey/
We need your help! If you have one or more students in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, or 11th grades, please take a moment to fill out our survey: https://wnls.pw/parentsurvey/ Thank you!
Governor DeWine announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students will continue remote learning. We will continue to serve meals each Monday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at designated locations and curb side tech services will continue on Tuesdays. Plans for end of year activities (graduation, returning materials to the school, student recognition, etc...) are being developed. Be assured, that we understand the importance of these events, especially for our seniors, all options are being considered. Information will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.
Parents, thank you for your patience as we've been implementing remote learning! Would you please take a moment to take this survey and let us know how we're doing and how we can help? https://wnls.pw/survey/
A Herff-Jones representative will be at the high school on Tuesday, April 14th between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm to deliver graduation items. The representative will be in front of the high school for “curb side” service. No money will be collected at the pick-up site. Students may complete payment by going on-line at highschool.herffjones.com. Students and parents may call the Herff-Jones office at 740-357-2160 with questions or concerns.
Governor DeWine announced yesterday the extension of the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1. We will continue distance learning during this time. All extracurricular activities (including Prom) are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will continue to deliver meals each Monday at designated locations and have tech services from 4:00 – 6:30 each Tuesday in front of the high school.
Reminder – Meals for the week of March 30th will be delivered at designated areas tomorrow (Monday – March 30, 2020) from 11:00 – 12:00.
Students that may still need technology or need to exchange a chrome book due to repair needs may do so on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Mr. Deacon, our technology coordinator, will have “curb side” service for students and parents to drive up and exchange the chrome book without leaving their vehicle. The station will be set up in front of the high school.
Students should start distance learning today. If you are having any technical difficulty, please contact your teacher(s) initially. If you are unable to contact a teacher or resolve the problem, please contact Bill Deacon at 740-858-3880 or by email at William.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 emergency, we will only be delivering meals on Mondays. At that time students will be given a week’s supply of meals. We will deliver meals from 11:00 – 12:00 at the designated locations.
Reminder: Students should be checking in with their teachers by email or google classroom no later than today. Assignments will begin being required on Monday. A hotspot is available in the high school parking lot for students that may be having difficulty accessing lessons. The hotspot will only work with Chrome Books.
Update: There is a change to the meal delivery schedule. As of March 23rd, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students will be given two meals to ensure they have food for each day. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Old Town Methodist Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1103) with any questions.
Our Superintendent has posted a message about Washington-Nile's continued efforts regarding Coronavirus. Go to https://www.westsenators.org/article/215817 to read the message.
The regularly scheduled March board meeting has been cancelled.
Parents, please ensure that your child has responded to the email messages sent by each of their teachers. This will help us determine who may need assistance with distance learning technology. Thank you.
For those parents and students that are unable to obtain needed technology between the hours of 10:00 – 2:00, personnel will be available at the school from 5:00 – 7:00 this Wednesday and Thursday (March 18th and 19th). If you have any questions or concerns during our closure due to the COVID -19 crises, you may call us between the hours of 9:00 – 2:00 (740-858-1103).
While school and buildings are closed to the public. This week, students may enter the building between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm to retrieve books and other items they may need for distance learning (i.e. chrome books, if the student does not have a device at home), and they may pick up any personal items they may have left in their lockers. Students and parents are asked not to linger in order to ensure social distancing.
In order to provide nutrition for our students, beginning Tuesday - March 17, 2020, Washington Nile Local School District will be providing meals to any youth in our district that is under the age of eighteen (18). Due to state and federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meal. You may “pick-up” meals at several locations throughout our district. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1116) with any questions.
Schools have been closed for Monday, March 15th. More information will be posted on Monday. Thank you for your patience while we adapt to this fluid situation.
Notice: The Earl Thomas Conley memorial concert originally scheduled for this Saturday is postponed. The concert is rescheduled for May 9.
The senior class will be holding a blood drive at the high school from 9:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday - March 10th. No appointment needed.
EARL THOMAS CONLEY MEMORIAL CONCERT MARCH 14 AT 7:00 PM, HIGH SCHOOL STAGE. Hosted by PWHS Symphonic Choir performs ETC music with PW alumni: Ricky Ferrell, Caitlin Russell, Tommy Montgomery, Ronda Hodges, Nick Erlenwein, Justin Wiget, Josh Stewart Band. Call PWHS FOR TICKETS.
The list of scheduled workshops for our "Empowering West Parents Workshop" is now available! Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd during Parent-Teacher conferences. https://wnls.pw/empower
Washington-Nile Local Schools is accepting applications for SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS. All applicants must be able to pass a BCI background check. For information on all employment opportunities at WNLS, visit our website: https://wnls.pw/employment
Washington-Nile Local School District is seeking qualified substitute aides, nurses, and teachers. Click on the links below for more information on the requirements and how to sign up as a substitute. Substitute Aides: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteAides.aspx Substitute Nurses: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteSchoolNurses.aspx Substitute Teachers: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteTeachers1.aspx
Thank you to everyone who supported our successful Purse Bingo night to raise money for the UCAN Legacy Scholarship Fund!