Important Information for the 2018-2019
v Open House
Open House will be held Wednesday, August 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for returning and new students. During Open House, parents
and students will meet teachers, join PTA which is mandatory at Theme Schools,
purchase agendas, and receive other informational materials (lunch
applications, transportation, insurance information, after-school care, PTA
committees, etc.) for the upcoming school year. Please plan to enter the school through the gymnasium entrance. To
better manage the flow of traffic, open house will be staggered according to
last names. We encourage students with last names beginning with letters A-M to report between 1:00 pm-2:30 pm and students with last names
beginning with letters N-Z to report between 2:30 pm-4:00 pm.
v Volunteer Opportunities
School parents are required to complete 16 volunteer hours per school year per
family. In addition, all volunteer hours
must be completed in order to return the following school year. If you would
like to get an early start on your volunteer hours, please visit our website to
Up Genius. We are in need of experienced painters or carpet cleaners with
carpet cleaning equipment to assist with preparing our building for the opening
of school. If you would like to donate your services to earn volunteer hours
please visit our website to access
Sign-Up Genius. July 17th-19th and 24th-26th. Additional volunteer opportunities will be available July
25th and 26th 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
PARENTS: Parents needing to complete
registration and/or submit documentation for new students must do so on
Wednesday, August 1st during Open House. Please know that students will not be placed
on the class roster until the registration process is completed in its
entirety. An informal New Parent Q & A will be held on Saturday, August 4th
9:00 am-10:15 am.
Records & Proof of Residence
Please bring any updated
information to Open House (this may include a current lease, deed, gas or
electric bill with parents/guardians current address). All health records must be up to date.
Remember immunizations must be on form #3231 and vision, hearing, and dental
reported on form #3300. Parents may
obtain the required documents from either their physician or from one of the
DeKalb County Health Centers. All
student records must be updated in order for your child to attend school. In addition, please note that Social Security
Cards are required for all students.
PARENTS: Parents returning to Wynbrooke must submit a current Proof of Residence (mortgage statement, lease agreement, gas or electric bill) to your child’s teacher. If you have more than one child, please bring a copy for each child’s file labeled with your child’s name. Other documents and forms should also be updated during Open House. If your child’s name is not on a class roster, you will need to visit the class assignment table during Open House.
v Class Rosters
Class Rosters will be available
on Wednesday, August 1st during Open House. Our faculty dedicated an
immense amount of time and energy to our class development process to ensure
the best placement for each and every student. Teaching teams, Instructional
Specialists and the Administrative Team took into account individual student
needs through multiple lenses (effective and ineffective co-learners, academic
strengths and growth areas, social development, and gender), to create balanced
classroom communities for the coming year. Because we are unable to accommodate requests for specific teachers, our faculty and staff were asked to be very reflective during this process. I hope that you and your child(ren) will be excited to discover this year’s teacher(s) and classmates, as l am confident in all of our teachers’ ability to foster academic growth, social development, and community in their classrooms. The
Administrative Team will not honor requests for teachers or classroom change.
v Items to Purchase
PTA Membership and the use of Wynbrooke
Agenda Planners are mandatory at DCSD Theme Schools and will be available for
purchase. Agendas include the Wynbrooke student handbook. The cost for both PTA membership and the
agenda planners combined is $20. Planners for siblings will be priced at $5.00
each. Wynbrooke Spirit wear will also be available for purchase. Online payment options will be
A supply list is available on
our school website.
Teachers are asking that students
bring in supplies during open house or on the first day of school. Be sure to mark items with your child’s name. It is important to purchase the items specified on each class list. Thank you for contributing to the needs of your child’s class.
v Summer Enrichment Project
The required Summer Enrichment
Projects were made available on our website to ensure students’ engagement in learning during the summer. The Summer Enrichment Project is due to the homeroom teacher on Friday, August 10,
2018. Be sure to follow instructions provided for submission. Students will
receive a grade in Infinite Campus for completion during the 9- week grading
period. For additional information, please visit our web page.
v After-School Care
The afterschool program will
once again be available for Wynbrooke students.
The program provides academic support, snacks, enrichment, and daily
recreation from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Registration for the program will take place during Open House. The fee is
$60 per week with a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Cashier checks or
money orders are the preferred methods of payment.
v Free and Reduced Lunch Forms
lunch applications must be completed online at www.schoolcafe.com.
Computers will be available during open house. Please remember that lunch forms
must be completed each year. Students
will be responsible for paying for breakfast and lunch until lunch forms are
processed and approved. The cost for meals is as follows: breakfast is $1.50
and lunch is $2.60.
v Electronic Communication
use of our
school website and email will be our primary form of communication outside of the student’s agenda. Please be prepared to provide your homeroom teacher with a current email address that you plan to check regularly. If you would like to join our Wynbrooke School Community on REMIND, text the message @baa926 to the
number 81010. Thanks in advance for supporting our efforts to “Go Green!”
v First Days of School
The first day of school is
Monday, August 6, 2018. Remember, students must be in attendance on that
day in order to hold their seat at Wynbrooke Traditional Theme School.
School hours are 7:45 a.m. to
2:15 p.m. Students may NOT be dropped off before 7:00 am. Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at
7:30 a.m. Students must be in the
cafeteria by 7:30 a.m. if they plan to eat breakfast. Students arriving before
7:35 a.m. will report to the grade level holding room. Students will report to
their homeroom class at 7:35 a.m. (On the first day of school, students will
report directly to their class.) Students are tardy after 7:45 a.m. Parents must walk all students to the front
office to be checked in and obtain a tardy pass. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and
dismissal begins at 2:15pm. Remember,
tardies impact instruction as well as receipt of perfect attendance awards. To
protect the instructional time of our students, there will be no visits to the
classroom during the instructional day unless prior arrangements have been
Children who live outside a
one-mile radius of Wynbrooke are provided transportation to and from
school. This is a service that your tax
dollars provide. Please utilize it. We have over 800 students at Wynbrooke and if
10-30% of our parents try to bring students to school, traffic becomes
horrendous! The bus is the safest and
easiest way to get children to school.
Be sure to stop by the transportation display near the cafeteria and get
your route number and pickup time. Avoid the rush…ride the bus!
Car riders can be dropped off
around the back of the school in our car rider area beginning at 7:00 a.m. or in
the bus loading zone after
the buses have departed at 7:25 a.m. For safety purposes, please do not
enter the bus loading zone when buses are loading and unloading. There will be no supervision for students
before 7:00 a.m. Any one arriving after 7:45 a.m. is considered tardy and
should report to the front office to receive a tardy slip.
v Dismissal (NEW PROCEDURE FOR CAR
Dismissal begins at 2:15 p.m. Car riders will be dismissed to the gymnasium
for pick-up. We
will launch the use of Kidgopher, a secure child pick-up system that will make
our dismissal process safer, more secure and more efficient through the use of
technology. Please visit our website
to learn more about the process. If your child will be a car rider, you will be
required to REGISTER for Kidgopher during Open House. All parents must remain in their cars for afternoon parent pick-up
rather than waiting at the main entrance of the school to ensure a safe and
orderly dismissal. All car riders must be picked up by 2:45pm. (No
exceptions). Please consider avoiding the rush and place your child(ren) on the
School Parent Orientation
We would like to invite all new
and returning Wynbrooke parents to attend an informative session that will
ensure a successful school year at Wynbrooke! You will have an opportunity to learn
about our new initiatives and other school wide rituals and routines, meet
personnel and connect with other Wynbrooke families. The session for K-2 parents will be held Tuesday,
August 7th and for 3-5 parents on Thursday, August 9th.
Both sessions will begin at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. We hope that you will
make plans to attend. You will earn (1) volunteer hour.
v Save the Dates
Please plan to join us for our first
PTA Meeting on Tuesday, August 28th and our Curriculum Nights on Wednesday,
September 5th for K-2 and Thursday, September 3rd for 3rd-5th.
Additional dates will be posted on our website.
Please visit our website
frequently for other important dates and weekly updates.