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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (October 19, 2020). Spanish version HERE
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Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents (includes Spanish versions). 

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Requirements & Expectations for Returning to Campus / What To Bring
Prior to each grade level's return to school, the District will be holding important information sessions for parents. These Zoom meetings are mandatory for all families who have a student returning to campus — to review health and safety information, schedules, pick up/drop off information, and other important details that all families need to know prior to their student's return to school. Details HERE
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Reopening Info

VIEW THE BOARD APPROVED 2020-21 WOODSIDE SCHOOL REOPENING & DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN HERE.
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After submitting our reopening waiver application to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) earlier this month, we are excited to announce that Woodside School has received approval. The waiver approval allows WESD students in grades TK - 5th to return to and stay on campus regardless of the county level color tier we are on. San Mateo County is currently on the state's "red tier" which allows for schools within the county to reopen if they can do so safely under the 4 pillars of reopening requirements. In the Reopening Phase 1, students in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 6th grade will be welcomed back to campus for in-person teaching on Monday, October 26 and the rest of the grades will return to campus in three additonal phases.
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Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Submissions due by Wed., Oct. 28
It's time to start carving! Complete your pumpkin creations, submit your photos and then vote on your favorites — you pick the winners this year! Photos of the creations are due no later than Wed., Oct. 28th. Pumpkin Carving Contest Details
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Monday, November 2nd; 3:30pm via Zoom (REVISED DATE)
All WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the open session at the end of the meeting. The agenda and Zoom link are posted HERE. The recorded meetings are posted HERE.
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Find upcoming and past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
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Recorded Zoom Meetings
If you were unable to attend a scheduled zoom meeting, please find the following recorded sessions to review when convenient. Please contact Sandeep with any technical questions. 
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Woodside Elementary School District gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held as follows:
 
HEARING DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Via Zoom Virtual Meeting
TOPIC OF HEARING: Due to COVID-19, the Woodside Elementary School District will hold a public hearing regarding the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan as authorized under Education Code Section 43509 and SB98 on September 15, 2020 via Zoom.
QUESTIONS:
Contact the Superintendent’s Office
3195 Woodside Road, Woodside CA 94062
650-851-1571
email sfrank@woodsideschool.us
MEETING AGENDA:
The agenda for the September 15, 2020 School Board meetingwill be published at least 72 hours in advance. A link to the Zoom meeting will be available at that time.
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Parent/Administration & Student/Principal Chats
Administration: Thursdays @ 5-6pm
Lower School: Mondays @ 8-8:25am
Upper School: Wednesdays @ 8-8:25am


Parent/Administration Chats: Over the past few months, we have all seen how important clear and timely communication has been. In order to keep the lines of communication open during this time, the administration team will be hosting bi-weekly parent meetings. We will offer all-school, Lower School, and Upper School specific opportunities for our parents and our students. The purpose of these meetings is to provide information about the school year, to answer any questions that you might have, and to celebrate and share stories of student success. Schedule & zoom info below.

Student/Principal Chats: Additionally, the Lower and Upper School Principals will be holding weekly (virtual) student office hours to address any questions that your children might have and to continue to build community during this time. These are optional opportunities for students to connect with Ms. Bowdoin, Mrs. Pedersen, and one another. Schedule & zoom info below. 
Parent/Admin & Student/Principal Chat Schedule & Zoom Info
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Miss the Parent Open Forum with School Board?
If you were unable to participate in the Parent Open Forum on Tuesday evening to discuss our school reopening and applying for the waiver, you can find the recorded session HERE. These discussions are necessary to hear the voices of all stakeholders for consideration for applying for the waiver and prior to the next School Board meeting (Special Meeting) on Tuesday, September 29th where a decision will be made. If you want to your voice heard on these matters, please reach out to any School Board member HERE
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Back To School Night
Did you miss Back To School Night? 
Thank you to all the parents who attended Back To School Night grade-level presentations and parent socials. If you were unable to participate, click HERE to view the B2SN Administration and teacher presentations by grade (and Bitmoji). Recorded videos of specific sessions will be available soon HERE.  
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Flu Shot
Get The Flu Shot This Month!
The COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s important that kids should get their flu shot as soon as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics  recommends children get vaccinated for the flu in September or October. Please read Nurse Abbe's Full Note HERE.
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Safe Return to School
Woodside School Reopening Task Force
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 8; 2:00 pm
Preparation for the 2020-21 school year begins with the initial draft of the County's Pandemic Recovery Plan. This plan includes health guidelines that must be closely followed for schools to begin teaching students on campus again. To help with this transition, we have formed the Woodside School Reopening Task Force. The Task Force addresses the following topics: Health/Social Distancing/Safety (Cleaning Protocol); School Schedules; School Operations; Curriculum and Instruction; Technology; Facilities/Transportation; Budget; Mental Health needs, Communication and School Board Policy. This committee will actively solicit parent feedback related to the scope of their work and will provide the school community with regular updates on its progress. Agendas and recorded Zoom meetings can be found HERE. Direct emails to the Task Force may be sent to reopentaskforce@woodsideschool.us.
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Woodside School Campus Is Closed
Reminder: The Woodside School campus (parking lots, all facilities, restrooms) is closed until further notice — except for Preschool students, staff and children of staff. No groups or gatherings are allowed. The playgrounds are closed, along with picnic tables. Group activities and any organized sports are banned until we get to the next phase. There is 24-hour camera surveillance on campus. The tennis courts are open to the public. As always, NO DOGS are allowed on campus.  
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Title IX
Title IX Notification
Click HERE to find the Notice of Title IX Coordinator and Complaint Process This notice is to be provided to applicants for employment and school admission, students, employees, parents/guardians, and all unions or professional organizations holding a collective bargaining or professional agreement with the school. The notice should be provided with the annual notifications, posted on the district website, on any handbooks, and in any other venue in which notifications are made available.
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Recorded ZOOM meetings
If you were unable to attend a scheduled parent, committee or school board meeting, many are and will be recorded to review at your convenience. The access password is communicated via grade-level room parent emails. Find the links to the ZOOM recordings HERE
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Is Your Child Struggling & Need Support?
Allison Brunner, the School Psychologist, and Mena Lam, the School Counselor created the WESD Counselor's website containing resources for parents, students, and staff including a variety of coping skills, executive functioning strategies, and SEL activities. This website has a virtual "mailbox" to ask a question, share a message, or just contact Ms. Lam or Mrs. Brunner for a check-in. We hope this will provide some additional support with at-home learning. They are here to help your child if he/she is in need of support during this difficult time. Or simply email them directly — Ms. Lam and Mrs. Brunner.