WILDCAT CONNECTION #1 August 21, 2015

LOCKDOWN - On Thursday morning Wolf Creek Local School was under a lockdown for approximately one hour. First, everyone did an excellent job in this crisis situation. Our staff and students performed exactly as we have trained. A few reminders: During a lockdown we will not answer the door or allow anyone to enter or exit during the lockdown. Next, information will be released through the Superintendent or designee as quickly as possible, example emergency notification through text. Our phone lines need to be open for communication with law enforcement or emergency personnel. If you have any questions concerning our procedure please contact the office.

OPEN HOUSE- Open house was well attended. Thank you to the P.T.O for hosting this exciting event.

PEE WEE GIRLS BASKETBALL -3rd - 6th girls basketball practice Sunday, August 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Cooper Gym. There will be a brief parent meeting at the beginning of practice.

PICTURE DAY!! - Individual school pictures will be taken Tuesday, September 1, 2015. More information to follow.

EARLY ARRIVALS - Students arriving at school before 8:00 a.m. are to wait outside the front door during suitable weather until the bell rings. Buses will unload at 8:00 a.m. Parents who bring children to school must use the side parking lot by the cafeteria to drop them off or pick them up in the afternoon. (this includes jr. high students). The tardy bell rings at 8:20 a.m., school is dismissed at 3:05 p.m.

NO PARKING IN THE FRONT PARKING LOT. That area is to be used for bus loading and unloading. If you are picking your child up from school, please wait outside the front doors.

DISMISSAL - Students will not be released to anyone other than a parent without a note or call from the parent. We must have a note or call if they are to ride another bus (home with another student, daycare, etc.). If you wish to pick your child up after school, be on time. If we do not hear otherwise, your child will be put on the bus. If you need to pick your child up mid-day, you must come to the office to sign them out. Office personnel will get your child for you. For safety reasons, all doors are kept locked.

ABSENCES - Please call the office before 9:00 a.m. if your child will be absent (984-2342) Mrs. Huck will be available by 7:30 a.m. You may leave a message at any time. We also need a written excuse or doctor's slip when student returns. If we do not hear from you, office personnel will call you at home or work. If we cannot contact you, the absence will be unexcused.

Grades 3 - 8 - Students must have soft-soled tennis shoes for PE class. These shoes are not to be worn anywhere else but the Cooper Gym.
Grades K - 2 - Students must wear soft-soled tennis shoes on their gym days.

HANDOUTS - Your child will have several handouts the first day of school. Please get the emergency cards in ASAP. Give us more than one number that we can call. We may need to reach you quickly. If you intend to apply for free or reduced lunch, the deadline is September 30, 2015.

NURSE NOTES- Due to Health Department regulations, no food may be heated in the kitchen from packed lunches. Tip: Preheat your thermos with hot water while heating the food. Empty the water and place hot food in a hot thermos and it will stay warm through lunch.