District Wide Broadcast Message

Town Hall
Joint Woodside School Board / Town of Woodside Teleconference Meeting
Tuesday, July 7; 7-8:15pm — AgendaZoom Link
Join us for a community discussion on how Woodside School is preparing to re-opening in the fall while strictly adhering to the San Mateo Health Order and recent actions taken by the School Reopening Task Force. Superintendent Frank, Middle School Principal Jennifer Pedersen and School Board members will be present. Community members will be able to participate and ask questions.
Reopening Info

School Reopening Parent Information — CLICK HERE
In an effort to keep all Woodside community members updated on the recent developments related to the San Mateo Health Order, how these updates relate to Woodside School, and the recent actions taken by the School Reopening Task Force, we have created a summary for your review. Please carefully review the details HERE which will help to provide with a better understanding of the work that has taken place so far, and will also give you information on some concrete details regarding school reopening in August. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE FORWARDED TO PARENTS SOON. 

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School Reopening Parent Survey #2 CLICK HERE
Woodside School’s intention is to offer as much in-person learning as possible. With that said, the task force has finalized a skeleton of a schedule that offers in-person learning to the greatest extent possible under the guidance of the health and safety guidelines as handed down from San Mateo County Office of Education and San Mateo County Public Health, the California Department of Education, and the California Department of Public Health. Please fill out the parent survey HERE no later than Tuesday, July 7th. Your feedback is invaluable in determining our next steps in the planning process.

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Woodside School Reopening Task Force
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 14 meeting; 2-4pm
Executive Summary for Pandemic Recovery for Schools (6.6.20)
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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2020 Summer Reading Lists
Please find the reading lists for this summer below. All incoming 5th-8th graders have required reading and lower grades have suggested and leveled reading lists. Questions? Please contact Ms. LaCrosse
2020 Summer Reading Lists
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Summer Learning Enrichment Opportunities
In response to the needs presented in the recent parent survey, Woodside School is offering two great opportunities (IXL & ScootPad) for students to work on their academic skills over the summer to start the next school year strong. We have acquired licenses to these independent learning programs for all students, and students will be able to work at their own pace to strengthen academic skills introduced in their classes during this year. ScootPad should be accessible to students at the end of June. Summer Learning Enrichment
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, time TBD; Via Zoom 
AGENDA: Full meeting agenda will be posted HERE (TK)
ZOOM: Zoom Meeting LINK (TK)
Everyone is welcome to join the Zoom meeting!
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Find upcoming and past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
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School Board Election
November 3, 2020 Election for Two Four Year Term School Board Members
The Candidate Filing period for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election will open on July 13 and close on August 7, 2020. The County Elections Office has developed a Candidate Guide and a Candidate Seminar to help candidates understand their responsibilities and resources available to them. Candidates may attend one of the two candidate seminars which will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Click HERE for important information. Please RSVP for a seminar in the candidates/campaign link. https://www.smcacre.org/candidates-campaigns
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Recorded ZOOM meetings
If you were unable to attend a scheduled parent meeting 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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Campus Closure During Summer
The Woodside School campus is mostly closed due to the health order and summer gas pipeline repair work. The exception is household members taking a walk or playing tennis. No groups or gatherings are allowed. The playgrounds are closed, along with picnic tables, and no sharing of sports equipment (balls, etc.). Group activities and any organized sports are banned until we get to the next phase. In addition, there is heavy equipment and trenching on site due to the gas/water line replacement project. Any visit to access the fields should be made through the fire lane by Sellman and the Community Gym. 
As always, NO DOGS are allowed on campus.  
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Congratulations 8th Grade Graduates!
On Friday, the 2020 Woodside School 8th grade class celebrated their graduation at a vehicle-based  ceremony. The recorded video will be available soon. Check out the graduation photos HERE, courtesy of Craig Adams.
Common Ground
Common Ground ONLINE Speaker Series
9-Week Master Class Series
Parenting in Place — Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times 
Details & Registration HERE (replays available for registrants)

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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
To find the most updated information, WESD communications and FAQs regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit our dedicate website page HERE. Real time updates will still be delivered to all parents via our school's communication system.