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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (June 1, 2020 edition).

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2020-21 Online Student Registration
All WES parents received an email with a link to complete their student's online registration for the 2020-21 school year. Please complete the registration no later than this Sunday, June 7. If you believe you did not receive the email or your student is not planning to return in the fall, please contact Elvira Martinez.
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Last Week of School Schedule
Friday, June 5th will be the final day of Distance Learning for our students. Please find the schedule for the last week of school (June 8-12) HERE — including grade-level student material pick-up/drop-off days and time slots. Find more details about material collection HERE.
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Woodside School Reopening Task Force
Next meeting: Thursday, June 11 @ 2pm via Zoom
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 met virtually on Thursday, May 28, will continue to meet often and address 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, minutes 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 Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 9 at 3:30pm; Via Zoom 
AGENDA: Full meeting agenda will be posted HERE
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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Superintendent Frank's STATE OF THE SCHOOL Presentation
Please take the time to view Superintendent Frank's inaugural State of The School presentation HERE covering important topics of staffing updates, grading structures, end-of year-events, summer on campus and details regarding the 2020-21 school year. 
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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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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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Common Ground ONLINE Speaker Series
There are two COMMON GROUND SPEAKER SERIES (online) special events in early June you don't want to miss. Learn more HERE

Stay informed! And be sure to sign up HERE for our newsletter so that you won’t miss our upcoming VIRTUAL events and announcement of our 2020-2021 speaker slate.

WOODSIDE SCHOOL CAMPUS IS CLOSED THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR: The six Bay Area county school districts, including San Mateo County, and the entire state of California have officially announced the school campus closures through the end of the school year (see press release). However, the learning continues! 

DISTANCE LEARNING: While the Woodside School campus is closed for in-person instruction, Distance Learning will continue through the end of the school year (June 12). Please read Superintendent's April 20 message to all parents HERE regarding updates to the Distance Learning program for Elementary and Middle Schools. 

SHELTER-IN-PLACE: As of Wednesday, April 29, San Mateo County Health Officer has extended the Shelter-In-Place Order for all of San Mateo County to May 31st. Please read the NEW Order HERE for specific information and details. ________________________________________________________

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Helpful Parent Resources for Sheltering-In-Place
As the shelter-in-place order and distance learning continues, we know this may be a difficult time for your family. As a parent, you may be in need of a few helpful (and some fun!) resources to help you get through this Check out our PARENT RESOURCE page HERE — specifically addressing Sheltering-In-Place issues such as — SEL practices, family time, technology/distance learning, establishing daily structure and feeding the family. New links are added regularly. 

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Woodside Elementary School DistrictNotice of Public Hearing May 2020

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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.

CORONAVIRUS

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. 

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2020-21 Registration for NEW Students 
Registration for NEW students to the 2020-2021 school year is still open through the campus closure. Please contact Elvira Ramirez Martinez or (650) 851-1571 ext. 4002 to coordinate the registration process.

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2020-21 School Calendar
The calendar for the 2020-21 school year is now available HERE! Please be sure to mark down key dates on your own schedule. We strongly encourage scheduling your family travel plans to avoid missing school days. 
2020-21 School Calendar
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No Dogs on Campus
Especially during our shelter-in-place order, please do not bring your dogs to campus. This is a school policy and signs are posted. We have had a significant problem with dog waste on our fields and campus. It is also important to provide a safe environment for those with allergies and animal fears. Please use our beautiful Woodside trails to walk your dogs.