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    April Newsletter 2021

    Dear World of Inquiry School Families,

    WOIS Crew!

    We know the past month has been difficult for our World of Inquiry School Community. Please know that staff and faculty continue to be here for any student who needs support, whether that be just someone to listen, someone to help with academics or anything else you may need. Please do not hesitate to reach out to a teacher, counselor, or support staff if you feel overwhelmed.

    Class of 2021 updates!  Click here for our Senior Events Calendar

    While it feels like 2021 has just begun, we are already into April and starting to get closer to graduation. Last week NYS presented new guidelines to identify safety guidelines to follow as we plan to celebrate this milestone. Click HERE  to review updated guidelines.  Ms. Resch produced a suvey to elicit feedback from our students and families on graduation options.  We believe our student's voice is critical to any decision regarding the format and structure of year-end events. We know we will not please everyone; however, we must work towards finalizing information so families can plan travel and other personal festivities around our graduation date.

    Cap and gowns have been ordered for eligible students to participate in the June ceremonies.   Cost is $26.  Information will be sent home about distribution dates once we have them physically on-site. Kris Resch sent home letters with the legal name of your child's diploma.  Be sure to review them for accuracy, and if changes are required, contact Kris Resch.  Please continue to stay tuned for updates on this and all other graduation prep as we get closer to June.  Also, Ms. Teague has been publishing due dates for Yearbook requests, and it is essential to follow up accordingly, so you are represented in and have a copy of this unique Yearbook.

    Please stay tuned for more information regarding senior celebrations and finalizing our dates, venues, and times. Our Senior Events Planning Committee is working hard to ensure we are planning safe events that support our student's social and emotional needs and celebrate these crucial moments in their lives. Please feel free to call the school and connect with Jennifer Johnson (11 & 12th Grade Assistant Principal) or myself.

    Summer Opportunities:

    Thank you to Christin Babcock for creating this exceptional Summer Camp Guide:

    As soon as opportunities for any District led summer school opportunities are presented, we will update this website.

    Important Message from the Office of the Superintendent About '21 - '22 School Year:

    Beginning September 8, 2021, the Rochester City School District will return to school five days a week for in-person learning following three feet of social distancing restrictions. All students in grades Pre-K – 12 will receive direct instruction from their teachers five days a week, as Wednesdays will no longer be asynchronous. We are offering a 100% remote learning option to accommodate families who do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school in person. If we do not hear from families by May 7, 2021, their children will automatically be enrolled as in-person students. Families who want their children to take part in 100% remote learning must respond by May 7.  Please stay tuned for more information.


    Best Regards,

    Ms. Pantoja


    April Dates to Remember: 

    Here are a few items to note on your calendars for April:

    • ELA Testing is Grades 3-6 will occur Monday, April 19. Grades 7,8 Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • AP Testing begins Thursday, May 6th, 2021
    • Next SBPT Meeting is on May 6th 
    • Report Cards will be sent home on April 30th, 2021 (K-6 -sent home and 7-12 Mailed from CO)
    • SLC to be completed with your child’s teacher the month of April. Completion target date April 30th



    Administrative Team Email:

    T’Hani Pantoja, Principal

    Paul Lampe, Academy Director

    Adrienne Steflik, Assistant Principal

    Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Principal 

    Donna Enright, Athletic Director

    Jessica Flanders, Administrative Community Site Coordinator


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