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School Hours:

7:45am - 2:14pm


Please call Attendance Line to report your child's absence:

638.7947

 

Same day early dismissals Email: WBI Office

or Fax: 757.638.7945


Phone Numbers:

 757.638.7941


Pagemaster Questions:

Email: Scott Greiling

Welcome to Western Branch Intermediate! 

(Grades 3-5) 

 

Click above for a special message.


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We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the Summer "PopUp Library" promotion. For the third summer in a row, all 521 high quality eBooks in our collection can be used by all children, free of charge, for the month of July.

It is important for children to keep reading over the summer break, so every child, whether or not their school or family is a subscriber, can enjoy the high-quality, professionally narrated eBooks completely free of charge.

Here is a simple, printable B&W flyer for you to post on your refrigerator this summer.

Click here to download,
and we hope it ends up on all your refrigerators while the PopUp Library is open!


Remember, all books are free for all children from July 1 through July 31. THis is an opportunity for parents and educators to sample the eBooks. And, if you are involved with a Summer Reading program, know that this resource is available. School Library Journal called this collection: "…gorgeously designed pre-K through grade 8 eBooks…Tightly curated for exceptional quality, the collection is about 60 percent highly illustrated nonfiction, and all titles are simultaneous-access licensed, making a subscription to StarWalk Kids a solid way to support Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for reading and writing."

StarWalk Kids is designed to meet the needs of the modern, differentiated classroom. These eBooks work on practically any device with Internet access and support for sound and video, students can log in at school or at home, and multiple users can access the same book at the same time. Because really, what is the point of telling a child that he or she needs to wait two weeks or more to read an eBook that she is excited about right now?
Thank you, once again, for trying this product and spreading the word about the free PopUp Library.


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Bus Pick Up the First Day of School


Chesapeake Public Schools strives to have transportation arranged for all students by the first day of school. Please enroll all new students by August 4th to prevent possible transportation delays during the first week of school.

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Chesapeake Public Schools implemented Peachjar eflyers in September of 2014, nearly eliminating the use of paper flyers, newsletters, and PTA updates that were previously sent home with our students. This "green" initiative has saved paper, reduced dollars in copy costs, and embraced innovative technology. We would like to solicit your feedback on the Peachjar eflyer service.

Parent Peach Jar Survey

Please click above to take the Parent survey for the Peach Jar.
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FREE Summer STEM Camps
(Click above for dates and info.)


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Expedited SOL Test Retake Letter in Spanish


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Bluebird Society Article on WBI Living Lab's Bird Box

 

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Parent Drop Off


Dear Parents:

Please be reminded, if you wish to drop off your child in the morning, you may join in line and follow the pattern with the rest of the parents. Cars should not enter the parking lot until 7:24 a.m. The unloading of cars will begin promptly at 7:25 a.m.

If you wish to escort your child into the building beginning at 7:25 a.m., you may park at the side and walk into the building. THERE IS NO STUDENT DROP OFF AT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS.

Please note, we strongly encourage you to place your child on the bus to minimize the chance of late arrival.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Jataune Jones
Principal

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Parties/Special Snack Days


Due to the number students with food allergies at WBI, homemade foods are highly discouraged and must be pre-approved by your teacher prior to being brought to school for distribution.  If homemade goods have been pre-approved by your teacher, they are only allowed in the classroom.  Any treat distributed in the lunchroom MUST be store bought. 


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Congratulations to Miss Lauren Roberts 

our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

 

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And to Mike Salpeter
our Reading Teacher of the Year.

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Click here for more info on Watch DOGS

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Click above for more information on Bring Your Own Device to school.

 

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Bus Drivers Wanted

Call 547-0001

 

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My Payments Plus is Going Green!

 

Penguins holding sign to stop using paper checks.

 

Click Above to see how to maintain your child's cafeteria account all online. 

 

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Mission Statement

 

The mission of Western Branch Intermediate School is to build upon an established academic and social foundation in developing and preparing students to accept diversity and become lifelong learners through differentiated, challenging instruction and enrichment opportunities provided in an encouraging and secure environment in collaboration with staff, students, parents and community.

          

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           Principal:              Assistant Principal:

 Ms. J. Jones               Mr. J. Parrish

 

 

Guidance: 

 Jennifer Woodward 

 Ginny Arnette

 

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If you drop off your child in the morning, we have a designated drop-off line from 7:25 am until 7:45 am.  Please remain in the drop-off line until after your child exits the vehicle.   After 7:45 am, you will need to walk your child into the office to sign them in late.  

 

Do NOT drop them off on the side of the building, and please do NOT pull into a parking spot in the front of the building. During drop-off hours, if you wish to escort your child in, park on the side of the building and walk your child in.  ~Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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Truancy/Non-Attendance and Clinic Policy

  

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The Chesapeake Parent Resource Center is a valuable resource for materials on parenting and education and provides workshops to all Chesapeake parents and educators. A primary goal of the Parent Resource Center is to encourage active parental involvement and to promote a partnership between parents and educators.

Click on PRC logo to see parent workshop schedules.

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Opportunities to earn WBI from 1,000 to 250,000 BoxTops!

 

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Enter Daily, some expire soon.

 

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Beyond BoxTops

 

Other ways to earn $$ for WBI.

(Click below)

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SOL TESTS ARE HARDER!

 

How have the Math SOL tests changed?  

Parents, check out this link.

 

CLICK HERE

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Career Day 2012 Video

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Career Day 2012 Video

5th Grade GATE classes

NAVSEA Sea Perch Underwater ROV Program

(Click above for videos)

 

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New My Payments Plus logo

  MyPaymentsPlus  


Click here for more info or click on the link in the right column to create an online account to make cafeteria payments online.


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Order Microsoft Office for home use at a cheap price!

 

MSO 2010 logoChesapeake Public Schools has arranged with JourneyEd.com to provide all students, faculty and full time staff the opportunity to purchase the full Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus package (or the standard Office for Mac 2011) at a great discounted price. This software is for your personal use at home.

 

You may purchase one copy of the software per eligible person (i.e. 3 children in CPS means you can get 3 copies for your household).

Click the JourneyEd.com icon on the right side of this page to jump to the site. This opportunity will also give you access to other software packages with significant discounts.

 

CPS is helping to make this available to you, however, we cannot provide any technical support with your personal equipment or software. Please contact JourneyEd.com or the software publisher if you experience any difficulties.

 

 

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Combined Virginia Campaign:- 

 

Please read this memo on how to designate your United Way money to the Chesapeake Public Schools Education Foundation.

 

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School fundraising:

 

We earn money for technology and other school purchases by collecting Boxtops, Soup Labels, Tyson labels, Farm Fresh Receipts, and recycling ink cartridges and digital devices.  Please send them to WBI and help us provide more resources for our students.

 

Click here for more info.

 

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The Chesapeake Public School System is an equal educational opportunity school system. The School Board of the City of Chesapeake also adheres to the principles of equal opportunity in employment and, therefore, prohibits discrimination in terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age, or disability.

 

 Parent Bulletins

Teachers of the year

Nurses Corner

TDAP 
Info for rising 6th grade students

Internet Safety

SOL Review

SOL Scores

Stop Bullying

Gang Awareness

 Peachjar eflyers

MyPaymentsPlus.com logo

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 Destiny Library Search icon

 ConnectED logo

(Math Online Textbook)

  Five Ponds Press logo

(Social Studies Textbook)

 Tumblebooks logo

  Box Tops logo

journeyed.com (Discount software)

 

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