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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! We are ready for our students to return. Students have the choice of 100% Remote Learning or 100% In-Person Learning for this school year. There are opportunities for students to move from Remote back to In-Person and students can always move to Remote Learning.

Our staff returned to school and got right to work getting our school ready to welcome our Bobcats back to WJES for another extraordinary year. When students arrived a couple weeks later, we were so happy that our hard work paid off with happy children-all ready to learn!

We have created some great structures to remind our students about maintaining social distancing in a fun way. Come by and see our new Paw Print Pathways around the outside or our school. Thanks to our para professionals for your amazing hard work, enduring the hot sun and getting things ready. 

Due to some students choosing to learn remotely, we have pretty small classrooms. Most class sizes are below 22 and some are as low at 11. Grade levels will spend some time all together in a grade level cohort, but will spend at least half of their day in the mini-cohorts. This allows for more space and a great learning environment. 

We are still committed to our 3 Core Beliefs of Nurturing, Engaging and Innovating and creating environments and activities that are conducive to all three. Both Remote and In-Person Learners will still be using EL Education curriculum and resources with a focus on Creating High Quality Work, Content Mastery and Developing Habits of Character. In fact, during these times or mission, vision and work with EL Education has never been more important or relevant to students' lives.

We know their is some uncertainty in all of our minds around what is "next", and WJES is committed to working WITH you to create extraordinary learning opportunities and supports for ALL students and families. 

Please reach out with any questions. 

In Partnership,

Wendy Woodland
West Jefferson Elementary
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