Dear Winterset Families,
Welcome to another exciting year of learning at Winterset Elementary! Whether you are new to Winterset or returning, we are so happy you have chosen to be part of the Winterset learning community. We all know this school year is not going to be traditional nor is this a situation any of us want to be in. However, one thing I can guarantee, the Winterset staff will do everything necessary to see that your child can and will be successful. The district has adopted new curriculum for both reading and math, therefore the teachers are busy attending professional development and planning lessons for virtual instruction. The excellent educational opportunities afforded Winterset students are a result of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. We look forward to another exciting year of partnership and growth!
To kick off the new school year, we will be conducting virtual orientation/family meetings during the week of August 24th. These meetings will take place through the zoom platform and more information with dates and times will be forthcoming. Please see that all of your personal information is updated in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. All important information will be shared electronically and we don’t want you to miss anything. The information of who your child will have as their homeroom teacher will soon be available through the Parent Portal.
As you may have heard, the district received funding to purchase Chromebooks so that every student may have the necessary technology to support them at home. We are in the process of creating a schedule for distribution of Chromebooks and any other supplies your child will need for at home learning. If a student in your family already received a Chromebook when we closed back in March, they will just continue to use that device. Again, dates and times for that distribution will be forthcoming. Updated information will be posted throughout the school year on our school website at https://www.ccsoh.us/WintersetES, our school Twitter account at WintersetES and our Winterset PTA facebook page.
As we move forward into this year, please plan to get involved with the Winterset PTA. Even though we are beginning the year virtually, we will still have an active PTA. Throughout the year there are many ways to be involved both during and after school hours. This is an excellent opportunity for new Winterset families to get to know each other and quickly become a part of our great school community!
I look forward to seeing each of you soon. Please watch for more information with important dates and times. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. Enjoy the remaining days of summer!