WARSAW — As Warsaw Community Schools approaches the close of the 2019-20 school year, WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert would like to thank parents for their continued support and encourage students across the district to finish strong.
“While these past few months have challenged us all, there is still great cause for celebration of effort, growth and achievement,” read a WCS press release. “Positive attitudes, dedication to learning and commitment to the mission have carried us through the year. It has truly been a remarkable collaboration that deserves to be celebrated.”
With that in mind, WCS has been working on a plan to offer closure and celebration as students across the district have an opportunity to drop off items and pick up belongings. This plan will adhere to health and safety practices in compliance with state guidelines. All schools will offer curbside service.
While observing social distancing, teachers will assist and greet students as families drive through the prescribed route. Items for drop-off include iPads and chargers, library books, textbooks and calculators. Students are asked to label items that need to be returned to a specific teacher. Warsaw Community High School will not be collecting iPads for grades 9 through 12.
Items for pick-up include personal belongings from school lockers or cubbies. Since families and students are to remain in the car at all times, bagged items will be placed in the back seat or trunk by the organizers. If students have projects or items that are in another location, parents are asked to contact the school to make arrangements.
WCHS and the Warsaw Area Career Center will offer curbside drop-off at the Performing Arts Center, doors 47-50. The pickup location is Door 22. Each grade level is assigned a date. All drop-off and pick-up services will beheld from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The senior date is Tuesday, May 19. The junior date is Wednesday, May 20. The sophomore date is Thursday, May 21. The freshman date is Friday, May 22. For families who cannot go on their assigned day, an extra drop-off and pick-up date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26.
Edgewood and Lakeview Middle Schools will offer curbside drop-off and pick-up from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
Lincoln Elementary School will offer their curbside drop-off and pick-up on Thursday, May 21, for students with last names beginning with A-F from noon to 3 p.m. and for G-L from 3 to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 22, students with last names beginning with M-R can pick-up items from noon to 3 p.m. and S-Z can pick up from 3 to 6 p.m.
Harrison Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Pick-up is as follows: last names beginning with A-H from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; I-R from 1 to 3 p.m.; and S-Z from 3 to 5 p.m. Anyone unable to attend during their assigned time can pick up items from 5 to 7 p.m.
Madison Elementary School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the back of the school. Tuesday, May 26, will be available for families who cannot make the earlier date for curbside drop-off and pick-up.
Eisenhower Elementary School is scheduled for three dates: from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, students with last names beginning with A-G can pick up items; from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, students with last names beginning with H-Q can pick up items; and from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, students with last names beginning with R-Z can pick up items.
Leesburg Elementary is scheduled for two dates. On Friday, May 22, curbside drop-off and pick-up will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Tuesday, May 26, curbside drop-off and pick-up will be from 2 to 6 p.m.
Washington STEM Academy is scheduled for two dates. On Friday, May 22, and on Tuesday, May 26, Washington will have curbside drop-off and pick-up at the gym from 1 to 6 p.m.
Claypool Elementary will offer two dates. On Friday, May 22, and on Tuesday, May 26, Claypool will have curbside drop-off and pick-up through the parent pick-up lane from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jefferson Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Students with last names beginning with A-G will have curbside drop-off and pick-up from 10 a.m. to noon; H-Q is from noon to 2 p.m.; and R-Z is from 2 to 4 p.m. For families who cannot make these times, the drive-thru will remain open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.