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A Message from Principal Carr

posted Jul 29, 2020, 4:57 PM by Pam Horton

July 30, 2020

Dear Sweetwater Families,

Welcome back! My name is D.D. Carr and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Sweetwater Elementary School. I am honored to have been selected to join the Sweetwater team and continue my work within the Washington Elementary School District, which is dedicated to excellence, but more importantly, to children.

Over the past 21 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child and family advocate. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, physically safe, and emotionally safe so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career and will continue as we navigate these new educational paths and virtual learning.

In case you are new to Sweetwater, we are a Leader in Me school! The Sweetwater Mission is “Everyone accepting challenges with high expectations, creating the leaders of today and tomorrow”. As a Leader In Me school, we help students find their strengths and unleash their potential to guide their own lives and influence others in a positive way. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is utilized in every aspect of our teaching and truly, “Great Leaders Grow Here”!

Our goal is to have 100% of our families able to safely learn about the upcoming school year. In lieu of our traditional Meet the Teacher & Curriculum Night event, information will be provided virtually and will be available beginning on Friday August 7th. You can access this information through teachers’ Google Sites (see teacher directory at http://sweetwater.wesdschools.org ). Teachers will also be reaching out to families during the week prior to the start of school so we ask that you update your phone and email information with the office if there have been any changes. We believe that the ability to have information available virtually will allow you the safety and flexibility to receive the information when it works for your family’s schedule.

School begins virtually Monday, August 10th and virtual learning will occur between the school hours of 7:30 a.m. and our dismissal time of 2:30 p.m. for all grade levels, kindergarten through eighth grade. Early release occurs every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Student instruction will include a combination of live instruction and self-paced work assignments. Please see www.wesdschools.org for videos, resources, and additional information. I look forward to working with you and your family as we help our students have a wonderful and successful school year.

Sincerely,

D.D. Carr

Principal

 

Chromebook Distribution July 30 & 31

posted Jul 29, 2020, 4:09 PM by Pam Horton   [ updated Jul 29, 2020, 4:24 PM ]

Sweetwater will distribute a loaned Chromebook to each enrolled student, if needed.

Thursday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. will be our beginning of the year Chromebook check out.  

Due to heat and extreme temperatures, we will be distributing Chromebooks indoors utilizing social distancing and CDC guidelines. Children do not need to be present during Chromebook check out.

Please park your car and follow the signs to enter the campus. Masks must be worn and Parents/Guardians will need their ID. Only the parent or guardian that has educational rights will be able to check out computers for their children. If possible bring your own pen.

Below is our pick up schedule for July 30th.

Drive through timeframe

Last names beginning with

10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

A - B

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

C - D

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

E - H

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

H - M

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

M - O

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

N - R

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

S

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

T - Z

 

Please come anytime if you can’t make the suggested time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




If you are unable to come on Thursday, July 30th please come on Friday, July 31st from Friday, July 31 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions please call the front office at 602-896-6500.

 

School Begins August 10 with ONLINE Learning

posted Jul 14, 2020, 9:41 PM by Pam Horton

S
chool will begin ONLINE Monday, August 10.
To stay-up-to date about the WESD's reopening plan including weekly updates from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton, forthcoming information about Chromebook distribution, logistics related to student learning, student schedules, meals, etc., please go to the WESD’s Return to Learn Page. Frequently Asked Questions will be located here and updated as needed. If you’d like more information about the start of the school year, please email wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

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