Middle School UpdatesTop of Page

June 8, 2018

Student Supplies
As we look forward to the 2018-2019 school year, please find the recommended supply lists for incoming Middle School students.  The school is purchasing most of the supplies used on a daily basis, such as pencils, pens, graph paper, binder paper, tape, post-its, etc.  We recognize that a fair percentage of students enjoy the experience of purchasing their own supplies so we have included a modified supply list that covers binders, notebooks, folders, etc.    

Students should plan to bring the items for their grade level to the first day of school on Monday, August 20.  As always, the school will have extra supplies for students who do not purchase them.

6th Grade Supply List
7th Grade Supply List
8th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Tdap
All students entering 7th grade must show proof of Tdap vaccination before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Tdap is a booster shot to protect adolescents and adults against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.   A copy of an updated immunization record must be brought to the school office or emailed to Elvira Martinez (school office). Please see the Tdap letter for more information.  

End-Of-Year Checklist
As a reminder, all Middle School students will complete a check-out card to end the school year.  As part of this process, all Middle School students will need to turn in their Chromebooks and chargers on Tuesday, June 5th.  If students will be leaving for the summer before June 5th, please make arrangements to turn it in sooner. 

PowerSchool Portal Closure
We will close the PowerSchool portal for both students and parents on Tuesday, May 29.  The portal will remained closed while teachers work on report cards.  Report cards will be sent home in the mail by Friday, June 8th.   

Middle School Instagram
Due to complications with our current Instagram account, we have had to begin again with a new account.  Please follow us @woodside_middleschool.  The only difference is the addition of the underscore.  All parents and students must request to follow the account in order to view all Middle School events, including the D.C. trip. 

Social Media/Digital Citizenship Update
Thank you to the parents who came to the update meeting on March 8.  The intent of the meeting was to update parents as to the school’s progress regarding social media, digital citizenship curriculum, etc.  Please visit the social media and digital citizenship parent presentation to learn more about the progress.

Parent Resources
The SEL Committee put together some parent resources detailing the pitfalls of social media and the importance of independence, resiliency, and accountability.  Please take a look at the Woodside School website for more information.

Recess/Lunch Activities
Please take a moment to take a look at the various activities that are available to both the Middle and Elementary students during morning and lunch recess.  Sometimes it can be hard to spend your free time productively.  Our goal is to offer a wide array of activities for kids to participate in, and it is good to know that they have options to put themselves in the most productive environment possible.  Please refer to the Recess and Lunch Activities Schedule

PowerSchool Portal
If you have questions regarding logging into PowerSchool, please contact Monique Hunt at mhunt@woodsideschool.us.

Follow the Middle School on InstagramTop of Page

You can now follow our Middle School events (e.g., dances, spirit days, field trips, etc.) @woodsidemiddleschool on Instagram for updates and live action.

Please know that this is a private account that you will need to request to follow if you would like to view the pictures.  The Middle School staff will verify all requests before they are accepted.  We will have complete control over the posting of photos, and the intent is to spread information quickly to parents.     

MS Barbecues and DancesTop of Page

The dates for the Middle School barbeque lunches this year are as follows:
  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to the barbecue lunches, so please plan accordingly for those days.  Also, the 5th grade students are invited to the May barbecue as a welcome to Middle School. Thank you in advance to the PTA and all of the parent volunteers who help make these lunches so special for the kids!
 
The dates for the Middle School dances this year are as follows:
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 (7th and 8th grade only) - "50's" Dance
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 - "Valentine's" Dance
  • Friday, May 11, 2018 - "Under the Sea" Dance
The cost for each student is $10 and it will be collected at the door.  The dances begin in Sellman at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.