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PARENT Newsletter 3-30-2020.docx


Monday: Super-Hero Day; in addition to comic heroes but also local heroes such as doctors, dentists, nurses, school staff, grocery store workers, etc.

Tuesday: Crazy hair color and school spirit day

Wednesday: Dress like a teacher day: who do you miss at your school?  Let’s honor them because they miss you all!

Thursday: Sports Team Day; for your favorite sports teams that don’t get to play this spring

Friday: Patriotic Day; let's go all red, white, and blue for the country we love!

Post your Spirit Week Pictures on WMS Social Media Sites, Tag Us, and Use #WMSsuccess


WMS FRC will pass out food boxes to our Whitthorne families on:

Thursday, April 2 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm or until food boxes are gone.

It’ll be first come first serve.  Cars will drive to the far canopy in front parking lot to pick up box.  The school will not be open for any other pickups due to sanitizing and disinfecting.

Thank you to our community partners First United Methodist, Riverside United Methodist, St. Peter’s, and the Annie White Circle group for their continued support in helping our Whitthorne students and families.

You may contact Mrs. Ervin at jervin1@mauryk12.org if you have any questions.


DATES: Monday 3/30, Tuesday 3/31, and Wednesday 4/1

SITES: Brown Elem., Columbia Central High, Culleoka, Hampshire, Howell,

             McDowell, MPMS, Riverside Elem., Spring Hill High



Quarter 3 reports cards are now available on parent portal.
If you cannot log in to parental portal, please email Mrs. Brewer at bhbrewer@mauryk12.org Instructions for viewing:
Log in to parent or student vue.
Go to the report card link on the left and click.
At the top, you will see the message: click here to view report card for Quarter 3.



Students who are going into 7th/8th grades next year who want to take honors courses had a deadline of March 20 to turn in applications.  Obviously, many students were unable to do so due to the cancellation of school.  Several students and parents have emailed to ask what to do. 

If possible, please scan and email your application to Mrs. Brewer at bhbrewer@mauryk12.org.  However, if you do not have access to a scanner, students, please email me the names of the classes you want to take and why (this can be copied from your application).  If you did not already have both your recommendations, I will contact your teachers for those.

All students keep working on your packets and on any assigned work on the many platforms on Clever.  Do some career exploration on Major Clarity.  If you have credit recovery, get that completed so that you will be ready to complete the last few weeks of school when we come back!  (Email me if there is something I can do for you on Edgenuity,bhbrewer@mauryk12.org)

It probably seems strange to suddenly have free time that is different from break free time.  Try to use it constructively in whatever ways you can find—be an encourager to your family, to your friends, write a letter (old-fashioned communication) to an out of town relative—in short, find ways to be kind from your spot in the world.  Right now, a lot of people are lonely and maybe afraid, you can be a light to them.  You are not at this point in history by accident; you are here to shine in this time!

We miss you and look forward to seeing you again!  Remember if you need us in the interim, please email.  Mrs. McDonald is the 5th and 6th grade counselor and Mrs. Brewer is the 7th and 8th grade counselor.  Stay safe!       hamcdonald@mauryk12.org                       bhbrewer@mauryk12.org

Also here are additional resources for mental health needs for adults and students:


Suicide Prevention Hotline  1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line—text HOME to 741741

In case of immediate danger or life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately





www.facebook.com/andyogles Live updates at 2:10pm every day.





Columbia, Tenn. – The South Central Regional Health Office has created an information line for local residents and healthcare providers to call with questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Tennessee Department of Health employees started taking calls on Thursday, March 19th.

The information line is 931-490-8312 and is designed to provide callers with trusted information related to COVID-19. Residents with medical questions will be referred to their health care provider. TDH has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. The CDC has updated information and guidance available online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

The information line will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recommended Precautions

Tennesseans are encouraged to take routine precautions used in guarding against respiratory viruses:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing

· Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

· Stay home if you are sick

· Stay away from people who are sick

· Flu shots are available for free at your local health department.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Health online at www.tn.gov/health.

Connect with TDH on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @TNDeptofHealth!



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Car Rider Procedures for 2019-2020

For the safety of all of our students, faculty, staff, parents, and for an easy flow, the following procedures will be in place for drop off in the morning.

1.) Entrance to Whitthorne begins at the stoplight on Hampshire Pk.

2.) Proceed to driveway that passes in front of gym. Continue all the way down to the END of the covered walkway before dropping off students.

3.) After dropping off students continue forward and loop all the way around the parking lot circle and either exit to the right or go left to return to the stoplight.

If you need to PARK, please drive the entire loop of the parking lot to enter an aisle/parking spot. Please do not cut through the aisles to enter or exit the parking lot. This creates a safety hazard for others.

As we transition to this procedure, please keep the safety of all students, parents, faculty, and staff in mind.

Thank you!

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5th Grade Supply List 19-20.pdf
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8th Grade Supply List 19-20.pdf

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