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  • The face masking status for the week of January 31 - February 4 is REQUIRED for students and staff.

    The school district will use a three-week rolling average of the positivity rate of students and staff, and if that rate is above 0.5 percent, then masks are required.

    The current average is 2.39%.

    For more information on COVID data, click here.

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  • Face Masks

    Currently, face masks are optional for students and for staff.
    The Board of Education approved the Face Coverings policy (Policy 4231/5021/7263) on November 8, 2021, and it defines parameters that determine whether face masks are required or optional. Face masks will be required whenever the COVID positivity rate for students and staff exceeds 0.5 percent within a three-week rolling average. The status of face masks will be announced on Fridays for the following week.

    Face Coverings on buses and other school transportation are required per federal mandate. 

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  • No charge for school meals in 2021-22!

    Meals will be free to all students again this year. However, families may be entitled to benefits offered through other organizations such as the P-EBT. Apply today and don't miss out on any beneficial resources for your children. All parents are encouraged to complete the ONLINE Free and Reduced Application if their financial circumstances change at any time during the school year. Go to the Lunch Application.school meals

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  • WES Families!

    As you all know, we are having our Fall Book Fair this week! 
    I wanted to share a link that will allow you to shop and purchase items online! You may shop online through Sunday, October 24th. 

    Here is the link:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/whitnelelementaryschool

    Our students are excited and we appreciate you encouraging your students to READ!

    Mr. Smith

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  • National Board Certified Teachers

    The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards recently notified eight teachers that they had completed the highest credential in the teaching profession. This group brings the total to 297 who have earned national board certification while serving in the Caldwell County Schools.

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  • Open Enrollment for Student Transfers

    The school district provides an open enrollment period for student transfers from January 15 – February 28, which allows students to transfer from their home school district to a school of their choice depending on space availability. The online transfer application goes live on Saturday, January 15 and closes at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 28, 2022. Click Open Enrollment for Student Transfers heading to access link.

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  • Three Remote Learning Days Added for Staff Development

    Three remote learning days have been added to the spring semester to allow teachers to complete state and local training. The remote learning days for students and staff are Wednesday, Feb. 2; Tuesday, Mar. 8; and Wednesday, Mar. 30.

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  • Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

    The spirit of the holidays is depicted in the annual student Holiday Card Contest as students captured the season with wintry landscapes, bursts of joy, and serene nature scenes in their winning card designs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for the 2021 Caldwell County Schools holiday card.

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  • Teachers and Students Reap the Benefits of GivingTuesday

    Through a concerted effort led by Caldwell County Association of Educators (CCAE) on GivingTuesday, the last Tuesday in November for people to support and give back to their communities, teachers’ projects were promoted and fully funded on DonorsChoose, a non-profit platform that allows individuals to donate directly to classroom projects.

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  • New Technology for Teachers in the Classroom

    Digital assistants, powered by cutting edge, artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming an integral part of classroom instruction through a partnership with Merlyn Mind, the world’s first digital assistant that is designed to help teachers navigate all the technology tools at their disposal more easily and expeditiously.

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