District Wide Broadcast Message


Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents during the 2020 summer (includes Spanish versions). 

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Special School Board Meeting

On Monday, August 3rd at 11:00am, the Woodside School Board will hold a Special Meeting via Zoom (link available via parent emails). At this meeting, the administration will present an overview of the plan for Distance Learning at Woodside School, so that families have a clear understanding of what school will look like for our students in the fall. We will also provide time for a community forum, where parents can share their questions and comments with the group. Please note: All meeting attendees must have their first and last names included in their video screen box in order to participate in the meeting. 
Next Regular School Board Meeting
In addition, the next regular School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 11th at 3 pm via Zoom.  Agenda & Zoom link will be posted HERE.
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Find upcoming and past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
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Woodside School Reopening Task Force
Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 5; 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 our 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 is now accessible to all WESD students HERE.
Summer Learning Enrichment
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Woodside Preschool Reopening Plan
The Woodside Preschool is excited to reopen it's doors next month for all the Preschool students. The Woodside Preschool's Reopening Plan is consistent with the District's plan and will follow all the state CDC guidelines and the Department of Social Services' requirements for Childcare Centers. The changes to the Woodside Preschool program for the 2020-21 school year is provided below. Please review the details carefully, families will be asked to agree to these policies before returning. 
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A Community "Read" — WIDC & Woodside Public Library
In light of the events of the past few months, we are pleased to announce our first community "read", sponsored by the Woodside Inclusion & Diversity Committee and the Woodside public library. We encourage everyone to participate in this community "read" with the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (The Remix) by Ibram X. Kendi.Students, families, and community members not affiliated with Woodside School are also encouraged to participate.

Discussions about Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You will take place in August via Zoom and will be moderated by our town librarians and WIDC members. 
  • The discussion for adult readers to join together will take place on August 6th at 6pm
  • The discussion for young adult readers (ages 12 & up) to join together will take place on August 13th 
    at 6pm. 
  • A final discussion opportunity for community members of all ages to join together will be announced soon.
To learn more details about this initiative, click HERE. Also, if you are interested in joining our discussions and receiving updates about the community read program, please fill out this form or go to https://bit.ly/wordsaswindows.
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Joint Woodside School Board / Town of Woodside Teleconference Meeting from Tuesday, July 7; 7-8:15pm
If you missed our 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, please view the recorded zoom meeting (link above). Our Mayor Ned Fluet, Town Manager Kevin Bryant, Superintendent Frank, Middle School Principal Jennifer Pedersen and School Board members were present. Community members were able to participate and ask questions.
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Workshop Education Enrichment — After School 2020-21
Woodside School is once again partnering with Workshop Education for the upcoming school year. Workshop Education will offer after school enrichment classes daily from dismissal times to 6:00 p.m., and Woodside School will accommodate the facility needs. Workshop Education will ensure a safe, supervised program that follows the same CDC site guidelines as TK-8 and preschool. Go to www.workshopeducation.org, and while registration is not yet open, more detailed information will be provided as soon as the school's reopening plan is finalized. 
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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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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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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.  

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.