Hello students and parents! During this transition to online/virtual teaching, we hope Mr. Langenmayr and I can continue to support you in your classes as we normally would. Please check this page for updates in the coming weeks for how to get in touch with us and how we plan to assist you with your classwork.
May 8th UpdatePosted by Allison Robey on 5/8/2020 10:45:00 AM
An important email was sent out to all of our students at their marionschools email address. Students, please make sure you have read that message for some important updates.
Highlights of that message include the following important dates and reminders:
- Tuesday, May 12th 10:00am – 12:00pm, Pick Up Senior Signs and Yearbooks
- ALL seniors can receive a free sign with their name and photo as a commemorative graduation gift from the school. For those students who have purchased yearbooks, you may also pick them at this time. Pick ups will be arranged as a drive through in the student parking lot, please pay attention to directions when you go to school. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet and you are interested in buying one, please contact Ms. Torres directly at Sabrina.Torres@marion.k12.fl.us immediately, before they sell out.
- AICE Exams, Monday May 11th – Friday May 15th
- During the week of May 11-15, you will be required to take an AICE mock exam, and it must be completed and submitted online within that timeframe. Please be sure to check with Ms. Torres, Ms. Wheeler, or Mr. Tank for your instructions. I have already received notifications from their Google Classroom, so you should be able to view this information from them already. Do your best on the test!
- West Port Graduation Date has been announced for Friday, June 19th at 9:00am.
- In an effort to keep you safe, tickets to attend have been limited to two per graduating senior. Streaming options will be available so that other friends and family members may view the ceremony at a safe distance. We know this isn’t ideal, but we hope you can use this information to begin planning for this joyous occasion. We are so proud of all of you, and how far you have come. We want to celebrate your success, even if it looks different than it has in the past.
- Graduation cap and gowns have been mailed out
- If you have not received your cap and gown, please reach out ASAP. There may be an issue with the address listed on your Skyward Student account.
- Grab and go meals for all students will be available in the coming weeks, Monday - Friday 10:30am-12:00pm at West Port. Anyone under 18 may also receive meals from the school, so please keep that in mind for younger siblings. Please use the back gate to pick up meals, they are available in a drive through line in the ROTC loop.
- The Wi-Fi Parking Lot is still open at West Port, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you need a free, secure internet connection, please drive to the school and utilize this service to complete your work.
- Please continue to work on finishing up your PLATO classes, we are almost at the finish line!
Contact Mr. Langenmayr and I for further information.
April 13th UpdatePosted by Allison Robey on 4/13/2020 11:10:00 AM
Good morning students.
I hope you are doing well. I don’t have much in the way of updates this morning, but I hope you will check your school email now and let Mr. Langenmayr and I know if you’re okay, or even if you feel out of sorts, we want to hear from you.
Some of you have not been active in your online Google classrooms, yet. We would love to help you get started.
I know that with everything going on, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lost and just plain exhausted. If you’re like me, any detour from the routine can prove to be challenging and difficult to process, and it may take extra work just to get back on track or feel like you have some semblance of control.
In line with that thought, what was one thing you were able to accomplish this past week? Think of one thing you finished, one thing that you were able to check off on a to-do list, and give yourself some credit for that. Then, share your response with us! We are proud of you for your efforts!
If you are struggling to get things under control or if you feel numb from all the stress, these are few things that have helped me during this time:
- Create a schedule. Hour by hour. Something on paper that you can hold yourself accountable to, and that will help keep you on track.
- Set goals for yourself. Set priorities. Be reasonable. Again, put it down on paper. Have a short list of things you can accomplish this week that will help alleviate the stress of school or work. Try not to procrastinate – we all benefit from feeling that sense of accomplishment.
- Write for yourself. Use a journal, make a blog, have paper and a pen, and just write out your thoughts and feelings. This may only take fives minutes out of your day, but it will help you to process your emotions and rein in all those thoughts that may be stressing you out even more.
- Find a relaxing activity that you enjoy. Take care of your mental, physical, and emotional health. We all benefit from having quiet moments during the day that put us back in our “comfort zone.” Stretching, yoga, going for a walk, listening to some chill music, writing, drawing, coloring, reading, praying, meditating – find something that you enjoy that will “reset” you and give you a stress break during the day.
- Find your support group. Talk about things with a trusted friend or family member. Ask for help if you’re stuck. Reach out to your teachers if work is hard or difficult to understand.
- Forgive, forgive, forgive. Forgive yourself if you’re having a hard time – it’s normal to feel out of control and stressed out right now, we all do. Forgive others – we all process our stress and grief and loneliness, differently… some unfortunately may lash out or react poorly. None of us can afford to hold on to any resentment or negativity right now, though. Forgive, move on, and focus on the positive.
Again, these are some practices that have helped me and that have given me back a sense of control, especially since everything right now feels sooo crazy. Use some, all, or none of these suggestions – whatever helps you cope.
Mr. Langenmayr and I love you and will continue to support you. Please send us a message and let us know how you’re doing. Reach out to us if we can be of any help, at all.
Monday, April 6th UpdatePosted by Allison Robey on 4/6/2020 11:05:00 AM
The following mesage was emailed to students this morning. Students, please make sure you are checking your @marionstudentsnet email address, every day."Good morning students,As we begin another week of online virtual learning, Mr. Langenmayr and I want to remind you that we are here for you. We know that this transition can be overwhelming, along with all of the uncertainty and stress present in today's world. Please continue to reach out to us if you need help. For those of you that did not respond to us last week, please do so immediately.We are continuing to make phone calls home to check on you and your families, personally. We just want to be sure that you are okay and let you know how we can help you in the next few weeks.Some important reminders:
Please respond to this email now and let us know how you are doing. If you have not reached out to either of us yet, please provide Mr. Langenmayr and I with an updated phone number where we can reach you, and any other contact information that would help us help you.Be well and know you are loved!"
- INTERNET/COMPUTER NEEDS: If you are struggling with computer or internet access, please let us know. West Port has a limited number of chrome books they are lending to students for free during the virtual learning period. If you need to pick up a chrome book from West Port, please call ahead at 352-291-4000 and let them know what you need. They have a "drive-through" chrome book pick up service that will only be available TODAY and TOMORROW.
- FOOD SERVICES: Our school district is proving breakfast and lunch to students at specific locations near our school. The link of locations/times is here: https://www.marionschools.net/cms/lib/FL01903465/Centricity/Domain/14546/COVID_19_Meal_Service_Locations_Starting_March-30.pdf. Students no longer must be present to be served; however, parents/family members must present appropriate legal identification to pick up those meals on their children’s behalf. Families can call 211 or text “FoodFL” to 877-7877 for their nearest serving location. This program serves ALL children 18 and under regardless of whether they walk or ride a bicycle, bus or car to school and it continues Monday-Friday until classes resume.
April 2nd UpdatePosted by Allison Robey on 4/2/2020 3:00:00 PM
Hello students and parents,
Every day feels like its own month! It's crazy how March felt like it was years away from February... we will see how April shapes up. I hope that everyone has had a great first week of online virtual learning. I hope you're all doing well and that you're able to find some moments of calm and rest, despite all the craziness.
I wanted to provide some updated contact information:
My Google Voice number is (352) 405-0797
My personal Zoom ID is 960-727-4926
My email is Allison.Robey@marion.k12.fl.us
My Remind group is here; if you're on mobile, you can text the message @b2e272g to the number 81010 to join.
Mr. Langenmayr and I are making an effort to contact each of our students and their parents today, tomorrow, and Monday. Students, we have sent two emails to your @marionstudents.net email addresses - please please please respond to us if you haven't done so already, just to let us know you are okay.
Remember, this is a learning experience for all of us, we are all treading into uncharted waters on this one, but we want to do our best to be available for you and to take care of you through these uncertain times.
My office hours are open, Monday through Friday, 9:15 to 3:45. Please reach out if you need help or if you just want to make someone's day (that someone is ME). Love you all.
March 30th UpdatePosted by Allison Robey on 3/30/2020 3:15:00 PM
Students, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESSES, EVERY DAY!
The following letter was sent out to our students on March 30th to their @marionstudents.net email accounts.
While our current situation is certainly unprecedented, Mr. Langenmayr and I wanted to contact you personally and let you know that we are here for you. We hope that each of you and your families are doing well, and that the impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been as minimal as possible.
Many of you may feel stressed out or confused with the transition to online virtual schooling through at least April 15th; however, we want to assure you that we are here to help you during this time.
What do you need to do? Over the next two days, your teachers here at West Port will be finalizing their plans to have all of you participate in your classes virtually, whether that’s through Google classroom, Zoom, Basecamp, or other means. PLEASE make sure that you have visited each of your teacher’s websites by April 1st and that you have been in contact with them so you do not miss out on important instructions. Please keep in mind: your teachers have been instructed to keep a record of attendance during this time period, and they expect you to be working on your class work, just like you would if you were physically in school. It is vital that you log in to whatever platform they have chosen, and that you are keeping up with your assignments by completing them and submitting them in a timely fashion.
If you have already been participating in online classes through PLATO, Marion Virtual School, or Florida Virtual School, please continue to work on those classes, every day, until you are finished.
What can we do to help you? Mr. Langenmayr and I have created various ways for you to reach us and keep in contact with us:
- We are always accessible through our school emails Allison.Robey@marion.k12.fl.us and Adam.Langenmayr@marion.k12.fl.us.
- We have also created Google Voice phone numbers. Please contact us by voice or text through these numbers instead of our WPHS numbers. You can reach Allison Robey at (352) 405-0797 and Adam Langenmayr at (352) 570-0477. If you text us, just let us know who you are so we can add you as contacts.
- We each have Zoom accounts that use our school emails, Allison.Robey@marion.k12.fl.us and Adam.Langenmayr@marion.k12.fl.us. We will have more information in the next few days, but we will most likely use Zoom to provide one-on-one or small group assistance with your online assignments. You are also welcome to contact us through Zoom to check in with us and see our beautiful faces :) If you have not done so already, please download Zoom on your computer or mobile device now. It’s free and easy to use!
We are looking into other websites and online platforms to use in conjunction with your classroom teachers, and we will email you with any updates. Please note, we will be the most active during our normal school hours 9:12 to 3:40 and cannot guarantee an immediate response before or after those times. Leave a message or email us! We will get back to you when we can.
What can you do to help us? WE WANT EVERY ONE OF YOU TO RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ASAP. Reply to this now, let us know you’re okay or if you need help, give us your preferred method of contact, provide us with an updated email and phone number so we can reach you. We love each of you and want you all to be successful. We are all learning as we go, but we can support each other as the school year comes to a close. As seniors, please take your work seriously. None of us knows what the next day may bring, so complete your work as you can. And, remember, we are here to help you.
We can’t wait to see you all again, we miss you! Please contact us with your questions and concerns – if we don’t have the answer, we will forward you to someone who does.
Be kind. Be healthy. Be smart. You’ve got this!
All our love,
Robey & Langenmayr"