On Monday, January 23, 6th and 7th grade students will be attending an assembly in the gym at their home campus. This program is a collaboration between WFISD & the “Bullies Reality” Foundation. The presentation will help educate students on effective solutions when responding to all forms of bullying. The dedicated team of volunteers from the “Bullies Reality” Foundation work with schools worldwide, creating new anti-bullying programs for both the bully and the students who are being bullied.
Segments of the assembly will be videotaped by the Foundation to use on their website. All students will participate in the assembly unless the form below is signed and returned to their homeroom teacher by Friday, January 20, 2017. If you want your child to attend but not be videotaped please indicate your preference below and your child can be seated in a section of the gym not to be taped.
Good afternoon Barwise Parents and Guardians:
Hope you had a good break for the holidays and are excited about 2017.
Here at Barwise, we are committed to continuous improvement in all areas, and we are constantly examining data as we seek to perform at higher levels. Beginning Monday, January 9, 2017, we will be making a change to the lunchroom procedures. After looking at data from last semester, students will be assigned to a group of tables based on their period 5 teacher. Students will not have a specifically assigned seat, but will choose to sit at one of four or so assigned tables designated for their period 5 teacher. This is not dissimilar from how students sat in elementary school. The goal of this adjustment is to improve safety, communication, structure, organization, and accountability, based on the number of students in the cafeteria and the amount of supervision.
In addition, for those parents who bring and eat lunch with their student, the rectangular tables to the right when immediately entering the cafeteria will now be designated areas where you may sit with your child. Please be reminded that outside food cannot be shared with other students and you should only interact with your child.
We thank you in advance for your support of this adjustment and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns.
As the weather starts to get colder, we are getting some questions and wanted to clarify what is stated in the dress code. Hopefully this helps as you are either shopping or helping your child understand the expectations that have been clearly communicated.
1. Why can’t my child wear a hoodie? What is a hoodie?
A hoodie is anything (shirt, jacket, pullover, zip up, coat. etc.) with a hood. Students are not to wear them during the school day. They may wear it TO/FROM school. They may wear it around their waist, hang it around backpack shoulder strap or put in their backpack. We will revisit this policy next year, but in the meantime, hoodies may not be worn in the building during the school day and students have been explained that they may not tuck the hoodies into the jacket either.
2. Can my child wear a hoodie/pullover/coat to school?
Yes. Your child can wear a coat (with a hood), jacket, sweatshirt, pullover, etc. TO school. Once at school, if it has a hood, it needs to be removed. If it is large and bulky, it needs to be removed.
3. Does the dress code change with winter?
No. It is the same. But, kids may wear a solid long sleeve shirt underneath their polo or spirit t-shirt. They may wear a SOLID COLORED sweatshirt, pullover, jacket during the day that does not have a hood BUT they MUST have on a dress code shirt underneath.
4. My child says they have lost their jacket. What do I do?
We have a lost and found in the cafeteria and the locker rooms. Students are expected to keep up with their items. These areas get “cleaned out” every month. We have had an unbelievable amount of items go unclaimed, so encourage your child to locate their items in one of those places if it has gone missing.
Thank you for following the dress code policy and helping your child comply with the school rules.
Barwise parents and guardians,
Thank you for helping us make the transition into the new school year at the new Barwise Middle School such a success.
We would love for you to come eat lunch with your student this year. Beginning September 6th, 2016, only a parent or guardian may bring outside food or drinks from a restaurant to his or her student, and must stay and eat with the student. Outside food or drinks may not be shared or brought for friends or other students.
Outside food or drinks may not be dropped off for students and will not be delivered to students. We understand this is a change in campus practice and we appreciate your help to continue a good start to the year.