Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Whispering Pines Families, 

During Hurricane Harvey, our community pulled together to meet challenges. Once again, we are in complex and unusual circumstances that require doing things in new ways.

Whispering Pines Elementary School will continue to provide students with learning opportunities while our campus is closed

You can expect that, just as face-to-face learning environments vary, learning will look different in different classes. Our teachers are converting their instruction to a remote learning format. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, information will be made available from all teachers.

Whispering Pines teachers will provide specific daily activities for students through formats that they are familiar with such as RAZKIDS, REFLEX and Google Classroom.  These activities will reinforce prior learning and students will be able to complete independently. Teachers will be reaching out to you this week and providing feedback or assistance as needed.  You may access grade level newsletters and assignments through the WPE website @ https://www.humbleisd.net/wpe and there will be additional communication through Class DOJO and district emails. Your child has made tremendous progress in their learning this year, and we want to continue that momentum so they are prepared for next year.

We know that this time is stressful for you and your children. We are here for you and are dedicated to making sure that all of our students experience success and are confident in their abilities. Teachers, counselors and administrators are working from home, and are not on campus.  We can be reached by email. The district is working on options for parents to reach school staff by phone.

The third 9-week grading period that was originally scheduled to end on Friday, March 20, has been extended through Friday, March 27. Teachers will work with their students to complete the nine weeks. 

Please note: Throughout Humble ISD, high school campuses are closed; this includes all outside facilities. Middle school tracks remain open to the public at this time. Elementary school playgrounds remain open to the public at this time, and playground equipment will be cleaned daily. Despite daily cleaning, families should be aware that the Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for days. Health officials recommend frequent hand washing and social distancing. 

Thank you for supporting Whispering Pines Elementary School as we work through these challenging constantly-evolving circumstances.

Sincerely,

Wendy Anaya
Principal