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WESD COVID-19 Dashboard
View tracking of positive cases for staff and students on the WES campus 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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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (November 30, 2020). Spanish version HERE
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IMPORTANT MATERIALS FOR RETURNING TO CAMPUS 
Reopening Phases by Grade / Mandatory Parent Info Meetings
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

Phase 4 of School Reopening
Mandatory Parent Meetings for Grades 4 & 5
Thursday, December 3rd
  • 4th Grade Parent Meeting5:00-6:15pm
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 853 5054 3613 / Passcode: WelCome
     
  • 5th Grade Parent Meeting6:15 - 7:30pm
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 841 9097 5826 / Passcode: WelCome
 
 
WES COVID One Pagers — detailed flow charts for Health Screening & Testing, Case Notification Protocol, Returning to School after Exposure/Symptoms and Notification Letters
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2020 Annual Fund — One Goal. One Ask. One Community
The WSF Annual Fund concludes this Friday, December 4th. We still have a significant amount to raise in order to reach our goal. Please consider a donation today to help bridge the gap of $5400 per student. Your donations support the school for the 2021-22 school year. Also, you may make a PLEDGE now and you will have until June to fulfill that pledge. Thank you to all who have already donated generously. Please click here to DONATE NOW. More Annual Fund details HERE.
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PTA Events & Fundraising Programs

Next PTA General Meeting — Tues., Dec. 1st; 6:30pm 
Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 813 4215 5539 / Passcode: 155131)
Don't miss the last PTA meeting of the year! Everyone is welcome to attend.
Agenda HERE — highlights include: 
  • Event: Gift of Giving Update — Samaritan House Gift Card Drive
  • Fundraising: Honey Bear Trees,  WES Spirit Wear & Face Masks
  • Attend to be eligbile for a raffle for prizes at end of meeting! 
Honey Bear Trees PTA Fundraiser
Earn funds for the PTA by purchasing your holiday tree and holiday decor from Honey Bear Trees. 15% of purchases will be donated back to our PTA — bring this FLYER or mention Woodside School. 
 
WES COVID Self-Portrait Project
Participate in our COVID Self-Portrait project — artwork will be posted all over our school campus. Get all the details and download the Lower and Upper School templates HERE.  
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Common Ground
Common Ground Speaker Series
UNDERSLEPT AND IDLE:
The Transformative Effects of Sleep & Movement
Tuesday, December 8; 7:00 pm 

Details & Register HERE

Sleep scientist Dr. Matthew Walker and research psychologist Dr. Kelly McGonigal will discuss the enormous benefits that restful sleep and joyful movement have on health and well-being; the positive impacts of sleep on mind and body; share practices both parents and kids can use to get some rest; show how movement is intertwined with the most basic human joys; and why it is a powerful antidote to depression, anxiety, and loneliness. For event registration and details, visit the Common Ground website.
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 15; 3:30pm via Zoom (revised meeting 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 72 hours prior to meeting 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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Learning Continuity Plan
  • General Information
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Continuity of Learning
  • Distance Learning Program
  • Pupil Learning Loss
  • Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well-Being
  • Pupil and Family Engagement and Outreach
  • School Nutrition
  • Additional Actions to Implement the Learning Continuity Plan
  • Increased or Improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners and Low-Income
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. As of Oct. 28th, San Mateo County is on the state's "orange tier" (one tier down from "red) and continues to allow 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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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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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, December 3rd; 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, TK, Kinder & 6th grade 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.