Washington Center eLearning Packet #2 can be picked up beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th from 3:00-5:30 and Thursday, March 26th from 7:30-5:30. The building will be closed Friday, March 27th. We will be back open on Monday, March 30th at 7:30. You may call the school with any questions.
GCS Schools Closed March 16-31
Student packets are available at Washington Center that will provide activities for all students. I am available by email during regular school hours (8:00-2:30) should you need assistance. The only exception is Friday, March 20 and Monday, March 23 as these are designated student holidays. Please do not hesitate to reach out if teachers can be of assistance.
Here are a few of the websites that teachers use during the day. Click here to view the live document
Bus Delivery of Meals
FANS is changing its protocols based on new direction from the SDE. We are now allowed to provide two meals at one time (lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast). We are also allowed to use buses to deliver meals to various locations in addition to the 14 school sites we are currently utilizing. As a result, beginning THURSDAY, we will start handing out meals from 10 a.m. – noon, and will give everyone 18 years of age and younger (and special needs adults up to age 21) a free lunch plus breakfast for the next day. This will eliminate morning meal pick up and require only one trip per day to the feeding site. Per USDA regulations, children must be present to receive the meals. Shown below are the additional sites that will utilize buses for delivery (42 sites, some duplicates in list). We will continue to notify you if additional adjustments are made. This information will be updated on our website. Click here to read more about the bus delivery of meals.
Students in Mrs. Sarah Tanner’s Washington Center class are learning about spring. Students have been investigating weather conditions that occur in spring including wind and rain. Click here to read more about Getting Ready for Spring
Students in Ms. Amy Garbe’s and Ms. Virginia Cook’s Washington Center classes went on a Community Based Instruction (CBI) trip to the Upcountry History Museum. Students had the opportunity to travel to an “Amazing Castle”, and the chance to travel back in time to a medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Click here to read more about Learning at the Upcountry History Museum
Washington Center student Makai Gibson reveals his Superman powers during “Super Hero Day” as his class celebrates Dr. Seuss Week. Click here to see picture
Over the past several months, Mrs. Ensley’s Washington Center class has corresponded with a player from the University of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team as a part of the Playmaker Pals program. Students enjoyed writing letters to their pen pal, telling her about our class, and in turn learning about her and her teammates. Click here to read more about the Playmakers Pen Pal program
Washington Center welcomed the University of Florida Women’s Basketball Team for an exciting campus visit! As the school’s penpals through the Bon Secours Playmaker Pal program, the Washington Center classes have corresponded sending handmade cards to cheer the team, and in return, the Gator players have mailed cards, posters and shakers. Click here to read more about the Lady Gators' visit to WC
Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities. Students are served on a specifically designed campus where there are 18 classrooms. Additional space includes cafeteria, student kitchen, greenhouse, gym, media center, therapy rooms, multisensory suite, adapted playground, nature trail, nurse’s station, and administrative offices. All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Daily Living, Library, and Environmental Science. The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).