Message from Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Thomas
June 14, 2021
Dear WES Families,
Thank you for your partnership, collaboration, and perseverance in supporting our students, school community, and one another this past year!
As a community we have been consistently challenged in a multitude of ways. Together we adopted new routines and expectations, and when necessary, we adapted them throughout the pandemic. We have all had to make sacrifices with our own jobs, schedules, routines, and social lives. The simple pleasures like visiting close friends and family, gathering in person, and the ability to travel were radically altered. Throughout the challenges and uncertainty, we not only came together to do what is best for our kids, but we thrived as a school and community. Students both in cyber and in person continued to grow and learn. We worked together to demonstrate our collective grit, compassion, and flexibility through challenge and uncertainty. Proud is the word that describes our accomplishments as a team for the 2020-2021 school year. We thank you for your role in this process.
To those fifth graders and their families moving on to the middle school, we wish you the best and are amazed by your potential. While this year was not typical in many ways, we grew beyond expectation in our skills whether virtually, hybrid, or in person. Know that your time at Wayne Elementary has helped to shape us, and that you will always be a part of our school and culture. We are hopeful that your middle school journey begins with anticipation and optimism. To those students and families returning to WES in the fall, we look forward to continuing this journey of growth with you.
As we move into the summer months, please take time to celebrate your child’s accomplishments as well as enjoy a break from the school routine. We commend all our students and families for their hard work, resilience, and grit this past year. We hope you enjoy the opportunities that summer brings to slow down, reflect, and have more opportunity to travel or simply gather with less restrictions. Please take time to enjoy the simple things and spend time with those close to you. Most of all “exhale” and come back in September ready to share and learn together.
On behalf of everyone at Wayne Elementary, we wish you a fun and safe summer. We look forward to welcoming your child (children) back on September 8, 2021 and continuing our work and partnership!
Link for 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: www.rtsd.org/Wayne5Live
The WES Administrative Team
Mrs. Nancy Ferguson
Mr. Brett Thomas