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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Sep 19, 2014 16:04


Mark Your Calendar

• September 24: Half-day for students. 

• September 25: Schools Closed for Rosh Hashanah.

• September 29: Adult Ed general interest classes begin.

• October 1: WHHS Open House for Bailey Middle School students.

• October 4: WHHS Homecoming Festival, noon-4 p.m.

• October 4: Seth Haley Fishing Derby, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• October 6: Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall.

 News and Notes
The WHHS Open House event for Bailey Middle School students set for Sept. 17 was postponed due to the power outage at WHHS. The event will now be Oct. 1.

Real-time updates on this week's power outage were provided on our district Facebook and Twitter accounts. Check them out anytime for important updates, reminders and school news. You don't need to have an account to look at the pages.

Please remember to send your two proofs of residency to your child's school and to write your child's name on the documents.
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.

WHHS helps seniors with Common App
common app 
West Haven High School's Counseling Department has been holding workshops this month to help WHHS seniors complete the Common Application, an application used by hundreds of colleges. Counselors provide helpful tips and answer questions as students fill out sections of the online application. Another session will be held Tuesday.

Health Dept. information on Enterovirus
You may have heard reports on the news about the Enterovirus. Our School Health Department will be sending home information about it and has posted the memo online. Enterovirus D-68 may cause severe respiratory illness in some children and adolescents and has recently been identified in Connecticut. In most children, it will cause mild symptoms which may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough and/or body and muscle aches. In some children, it may cause difficulty breathing and wheezing. Some of the children who became very ill had a history of asthma or wheezing in the past. Contact your physician or health care provider if your child has any symptoms. Keep him or her at home until the child is better. Teach your children how to reduce the risk of getting sick and protect others. The most important thing you can do is good handwashing.

Helpful math & reading websites for youngsters
As district teachers continue building or expanding teacher webpages to provide parents with extra info about their classrooms/students' daily routines/ways to contact them, they're including links to educational websites that offer kids activities and games to boost reading and math skills. If you're looking for any of those sites at home to give your child some additional practice, click the links below:

Lexia Reading
Symphony Math
Wordly Wise

You have probably heard about these from your child or his/her teacher and may have received log-on info from the teacher. If you have trouble loading any of the pages, sometimes switching Internet browsers can help. If you need log on info, email your child's teacher.

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