January 8, 2024
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and had a nice Winter Break!
There is a half day of school this Friday (1-12-24). Dismissal is at 12:20pm. Also, the district is closed next Monday (1-15-24) for MLK Jr. Day.
The City of Westland has installed additional "No Parking" signs by the K-2 playground (between Edison and the Ice Arena). The Westland Police have started asking parents to move their cars at dismissal. Please be aware of this change and use the parking at Jaycee Park or the Ice Arena as alternates. We appreciate you avoiding the bus lane as well so we have a smooth dismissal!
We may be getting some snow and colder weather over the next couple of weeks! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. We do go outside for recess if the temperature (with wind chill) is at or above 20 degrees. If you need help with winter clothing, please contact the main office for assistance.
Have a great week,
January 8th-School Resumes, Happy 2024!
January 10th-PTO Meeting in the library at 4:15pm
January 12th-Half Day, Dismissal at 12:20pm (Records Day/1st Semester Ends)
January 15th-NO SCHOOL (MLK Jr Day)
January 26th-PTO Popcorn day, cost is $1.00 per bag
February 19-23rd-NO SCHOOL (Mid-Winter Break)
Boys Basketball and Cheerleading
Games will be on Saturdays and will begin on January 27, 2024. Coaches are working on a schedule and will send it out in the next couple of weeks!
Late Pick Ups
Please have a plan to pick up your student at 4:00pm each day. Having someone here on time is the easiest way to keep our students safe and have a smooth end of the day!
If you are running late, please contact the main office at 734-419-2600 to let us know you are on the way and when you hope to arrive. When students are not picked up by 4:05, office staff begin contacting emergency contacts to make sure someone is coming to the school.
If you need after-school care, consider enrolling in the Champions Program (info listed below). You can set a schedule for certain days of the week or enroll as a drop-in student. The program is very affordable and scholarships are available.
Another option is to consider is bus transportation. You can have your child take the bus to a Wayne-Westland bus stop in the Edison area and pick up your student at the stop. This is an option even if you don't live in that area. That might allow extra time to get to the stop after our 4:00 dismissal.
If late pick ups continue to be a problem, the Principal or Director of Student Services will reach out to discuss options and how the school can support you to pick up your student(s) on time!
Champions (Before/After School Care)
You can contact the WWCSD Transportation Department at 734-419-2150.
If you'd like to download the "Here Comes the Bus App" so you can track the bus, here is the link with directions: https://www.wwcsd.net/resources/our-families/here-comes-the-bus-app/
WWCSD K-12 Attendance Protocol
Wayne-Westland Community Schools K-12 Attendance Protocol
- One (1) absence and every absence thereafter - An automated call will be sent to indicate that the student has missed an attendance period. If a call was made to the school to excuse the absence, this call does not go out.
- Three (3) absences or equivalent - A teacher will make a phone call to discuss the reason(s) for the absences and seek to support the family in getting the child to school.
- Six (6) absences or equivalent - An attendance letter is sent to communicate the district’s concern about attendance and highlight the steps in the attendance protocol.
- Nine (9) absences or equivalent - A meeting will be set up between the family and an administrator or support staff member to discuss attendance barriers and to highlight the urgency of regular attendance.
- Twelve (12) absences or equivalent - Student’s name and address are submitted to Concentric to conduct a home visit. The school will notify parents of the upcoming visit. The details of that home visit are shared with the school to support the student’s regular attendance in school. The middle and high school students’ names and addresses will also be submitted to Westland Youth Assistance or Wayne Youth Services for enrollment in their programming. The second attendance letter is also mailed home at this time.
- Fifteen (15) absences or equivalent - Final attendance letter is sent home.
- Eighteen (18) absences or equivalent - Student is referred to Wayne County through formal petition for chronic absenteeism.
Extra Slice of Pizza on Thursdays, Snack bar, and Buying Milk
You can now add money to your child's account for an extra slice of pizza or snack from the snack cart. PaySchools is the website used by the Nutrition Department: https://payschoolscentral.com/
Pizza day is every Thursday at Edison! Students receive a slice of Dominos Pizza at lunch, but they are able to purchase a 2nd slice. You can send in $2.00 cash with your child on Thursday (by 9:30am when the pizza order is placed). The money will be collected and sent to the kitchen. The money MUST be turned in so we have an accurate lunch count. Parents could also send in $10.00 and that would cover an extra slice for 5 weeks because the money will be added to the student's account.
If a student brings a lunch from home and they would like milk, it costs $0.50. Although we provide a free breakfast and lunch to all students, the state does not reimburse schools for milk only.
Community Financial Credit Union
We have a student run credit union at Edison. To open an account, click on the link above and then click the purple button that says "Open an Account." Your student will be able to deposit money each month here at Edison. This is a great way for students to begin learning about money management!
Lunch Times and Breakfast/Lunch Menu
11:30 3rd and 5th Grade Lunch
12:05 Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Lunch
12:40 1st and 4th Grade Lunch
Student Code of Conduct
Student Drop Off
Just a reminder, you can use the drop off line to drop off your student. The student should exit the car from the passenger side and the adult should stay in the car. There is no parking in the drop off line.
Another option is to park in a marked parking space. Then, you can walk your child to the door.
Please DO NOT drive through the parking lot and cut back into the drop off line.
Thank you for your help and for making sure our students arrive safely!
Student Dismissal Reminders
Students who attend Champions or Bright Futures are dismissed to those programs in the building.
All other students are picked up by a parent/guardian from the classroom. Each teacher has communicated a dismissal location.
If there is a change for your child at the end of the day, please communicate this change to the teacher via Dojo and with the office by 2:30pm. This will give us plenty of time to alert the student and teacher (or guest teacher).
We will not dismiss students after 2:30pm unless it is an emergency.
Student Check out
Family Resource Center
Please Keep Your Child Home for 24 hours if they are sent home sick from school!
Social Media Concerns
Students SHOULD immediately notify a school staff member or a trusted adult if they become aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else. Students can also use the confidential Ok2Say tip line by;
Calling 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Texting 652729 (OK2SAY)
Wayne-Westland Mobile App
There's an app for that! Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a new mobile app that enables subscribers to quickly access information from our district website. You can view lunch menus, access parent and student connect, save events to your phone from our school calendars and much more. There are also quick links to our district Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels.
The app is available in the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. You can also scan the QR codes below.
Apple Devices Android Devices
See https://www.smore.com/kdmyq and scroll down for directions
Resources and Information
Parent Connection-View NWEA scores, attendance, report cards, update contact info.
Champions-Before/After school care at Edison
Chain of Command-How to Effectively Communicate with School and District Staff
If you or someone you know needs help with mental health and substance use, please contact our partner - Care Solace. They will quickly and confidentially find available providers matched to your needs: Please call 888-515-0595 (available 24/7/365) or visit caresolace.com/wwcsd
Edison Elementary School
Location: 34505 Hunter, Westland, MI 48185
Phone: (734) 419-2600