Students & Families
Canvas Parent Portal
- School Nutrition
- Student Services
- Community Council (PTO)
- 2023-2024 Student Handbook
- Lowes Foods
- Rent the Rock
- Dress Code
- School Grade
- Spirit Wear
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
If your family chooses to apply, please complete a Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form. The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Please only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. It is important that families apply to ensure continued funding to support the entire district.
- School Counselor
- Social Worker
- WEMS Technology
- School Resource Officer
- Kintegra Provider
- Backpack Program
My name is Mrs. Katey Saunders and I am the new school counselor at Ellis Middle School! I am originally from Richmond, VA and just moved to Winston-Salem in September of 2020. I received my Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Longwood University in Farmville, VA and my Master's degree in School Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I am excited to work with all students and their families at WEMS and look forward to meeting you all!
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 336-998-2007 if you have any questions!
Link to my Canvas course https://davie.instructure.com/
Link below for parents to fill out for the backpack program-
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
• Prepare students to achieve their full potential by becoming responsible for their personal health decisions and practices.
• Promote a healthy environment.
• Identify and correct health problems which are a deterrent to learning.
•Educate to prevent and support policies to control the spread of infectious diseases.
•Provide health education/services for students and school personnel.
•Promote the eight components of a comprehensive school health program.
Lori Dingler, RN, BSN, NCSN
Lead School Nurse, 336-751-5921
Mebane Education Center
Medical Advisor to School Health Staff
Dr. Takashi Hirata
Medical Associates of Davie at Hillsdale
HEAD LICEPer the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of School Nurses, and Centers for Disease Control for the detection and treatment of head lice, Davie County School Nurses no longer conduct mass screenings of all students for head lice infestation. Head lice DO NOT cause disease, nor is it a sign of poor hygiene. Anyone with hair can get head lice. Head lice are common in school-aged children and your help is needed in helping prevent this annoying problem.
Please check your child’s hair and scalp carefully at least once a week following the steps below.
STEP 1: Find a comfortable well-lit spot
STEP 2: Check the hair from the scalp to the end of the hair strand. First, look at the hair at the back of the neck, behind the ears and above the forehead. Then, check the rest of the head.
STEP 3: You are looking for live lice and/or eggs. Nits (eggs) are glued to hair close to the scalp (6mm or 1⁄4 inch). Nits are white to light brown in color and may be confused with dandruff. Nits are firmly attached to the hair and do not move unless you slide them down the hair strand.
STEP 4: If you find a louse or nit, check all household members. Treat only those who have head lice or nits with lice treatment shampoo.
STEP 5: Let the school know if your child has head lice or nits.
Make weekly head checks part of your routine.
Scratching and itching of the scalp may be a sign of head lice.
If your child has long hair, keep it tied back.
Teach your child not to share hair accessories, hats, combs, brushes, etc. with others.
Initial Parent Letter Information on Head Lice (Spanish - PDF)
Kintegra Health School Behaviorist
Davie County Schools
Ellis Community Council Facebook page
William Ellis Middle School Community Council (WEMSCC)
The purpose of the William Ellis Middle School Community Council (WEMSCC) is to serve as one organized entity which will coordinate and facilitate all areas of parent involvement that relate to William Ellis Middle School. The Executive Board and each of the standing committees will work together to insure open communication, effective volunteer coordination and appropriate fiscal management of resources to best serve the needs of the students, families and staff of Ellis Middle School.
The mission of the WEMSCC is to enrich the lives of all William Ellis students by encouraging involvement, enhancing communication and generating support from everyone within the William Ellis Community.
Please support William Ellis by sponsoring a banner to advertise your business. Your company banner will be displayed in the William Ellis gymnasium. The banner can be purchased to show support for a family member, business and/or organization. Please call the school at 336-998-2007 to sponsor your banner.
You may email an officer at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions.
2023-2024 School Year Officers
· President Amanda Cranfill email@example.com
· Vice President Bobbie Jo Smith
· Secretary Tracy Barnes
· Treasurer Sheila Burckhard
Rent the Rock link below:
Dear Ellis School Parents,
We are excited to announce the opportunity for parents to express their creativity and celebrate their child's milestones with the "Rent the Rock" initiative! This initiative allows parents to reserve the school's iconic rock to paint uplifting and positive messages, artwork, or celebrations. Please find the details below on how you can participate:
Rent the Rock Details:
- Duration: 2-week intervals
- Cost: $20 per 2-week period
- Payment Collection: The Ellis School Community Council will handle the payment collection. Please send your payment to the school office labeled Ellis Community Council Rent the Rock. Checks can be made out to Ellis School Community Council.
- Painting Supplies: Parents are responsible for providing their own painting supplies.
- Content Guidelines: Please refrain from using political messages. Let's keep the messages positive and encouraging for all.
- Mandatory: Spread good vibes only!
How to Reserve: We have set up a Sign-Up Genius page where you can easily select your preferred 2-week interval for "Rent the Rock." The Community Council will manage the scheduling to ensure everyone gets a fair opportunity.
- Visit the Sign Up Genius Link to choose your desired 2-week period.
- Select the available dates from the provided options.
- Provide your contact details for confirmation purposes.
- Please note that availability is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early to secure your preferred dates.
We can't wait to see the creative and uplifting designs that you'll bring to the rock! Let's make our school community shine.
If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Blair Howard at 336-416-0325.
Thank you for your participation and support.
Warm regards, Ellis School Community Council
P.S. Keep an eye on our Instagram account and the school website for updates and pictures of the amazing creations on the rock!
Rent the Rock link below:
DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS
Dress should be comfortable and appropriate for the learning environment. It should not be substantially disruptive, provocative, lewd, obscene, or endanger the health or safety of oneself or other students. If in question, “appropriate” is decided by office personnel or an administrator.
Clothing must meet all of the following guidelines:
• Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other
armpit, down to approximately midthigh (see image).
Tops must have shoulder straps of at least three inches.
Rips or holes in clothing should be lower than midthigh. No visible skin from mid-thigh up to arm-pit. Chests,
backs, midriffs, and sides must be covered.
• Pants, shorts, and skirts must be secured at the waist; At no
time may undergarments be visible. See-through or mesh
garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage
underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress
• Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the
school environment (pajamas, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the
principal). No shoes with wheels are allowed.
• Headgear, including hats, hoodies, and caps, is not allowed unless permitted for religious, medical or other reasons by school administration.
• Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
• Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
• Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
• Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images. • Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
• Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
• Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
• Apparel, bandanas, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a group that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
All students with dress code violations will be required to correct the violation (change clothes, call home for change of clothes, wear PE uniform, spend the day in AID, etc.) and will also receive a consequence as listed in the Behavior Consequences Chart.