Walsh Intermediate School

December 3, 2021

Dear WIS Families,

Thank you to parents and guardians who attended the WIS student conferences during the month of November.  Everyone was so pleased with the new building and learning environment.  Our goal is to maintain the current pristine conditions of our facility for many years to come.  The students are enjoying the space and the majority are respecting and honoring the WIS Core 4: Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship and Safety.  

Recently, Tik Tok and other social media trends are starting to seep into our school community trying to negatively influence student behaviors.  Most recently, there are videos showing how to damage chairs with the strings from masks and how to destroy school property.  Please talk with your child about not imitating or following such inappropriate behaviors.  The construction at WIS is completed and we want to enjoy our new facility without any negative influence from TikTok or other media sources. If students do engage in these behaviors, there will be consequences and students will be held accountable.

Another trend on TikTok and other social media platforms include making fake profiles and saying unkind things about one another.  Social media needs to be monitored by parents and guardians. Please make sure you discuss with your child that mean behavior is never acceptable online.  To help your child with social media and its current influences we are including some potential resources and ideas that the WIS support team has compiled to help families.  

In closing, please remember that you are a role model for your child at all times.  This includes your personal interactions and responses on social media.  Continue to be the positive influence in your child’s life and guide them from influencers that promote negative and inappropriate behaviors.  If you have any questions or would like to talk more with someone on how best to support your family do not hesitate to call your child’s counselor or grade level administrator.  

Best- Principal Reynolds