District Wide Broadcast Message


Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly for Monday, June 10, 2024. 
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Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD families.
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2024-25 School Calendar
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2024-25 WESD School Calendar
A slightly revised 2024-25 school calendar was approved at the May 14, 2024 school board meeting to include Back To School Night (8/29), an additional minimum day (8/30) and Open House (5/15/25). Find the updated calendar for the 2024-25 school year below. As always, student attendance is essential, please do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc. on school days. Thank you. 2024-25 School Calendar 
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2024 Community Survey
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The Woodside Elementary School District has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the Woodside Elementary School District.  Respondents may be contacted by email, text or telephone.
 
Your individual responses are entirely confidential and anonymous and will be used for research purposes only. Your individual data will not be sold or provided to anyone. You will not be approached for any other reason - we are only interested in your opinions.
 
We would appreciate your response. For further information, the purpose of this survey or the Woodside Elementary School District please contact: superintendent.schools@woodsideschool.us
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FEMA — Final Public Notice
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a subgrant application for Woodside School District, San Mateo County, CA. Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance Grant Program (PA). An initial disaster-wide Public Notice for DR-4683-CA was published 9/11/2023. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. EO 11988 and EO 11990 requires FEMA to consider alternatives and provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This notice serves as a project‐specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within a wetlands. FEMA has determined the only practicable alternative is to fund the use of contracts to restabilize a creek embankment, repair in kind a damaged fence, and storm drain discharge line. In addition to using mitigation measures which include adding Stitch Piers along the creek embankment in three identified areas. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the wetlands. The proposed work will take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values. 
FEMA Final Public Notice 
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WESD School Wellness Policy
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WESD's School Wellness Policy is available HERE. We encouraged the general public and school community (including parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, and school administrators) to participate in the District's wellness policy process. If you would like to provide input, contact Nurse Abbe or Director of Business Waly Ndiaye.
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TK is Expanding!
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Attention parents of 4-year-olds - Transitional Kindergarten is expanding!
If your child turns five on or between September 2, 2024 - September 1, 2025, they can attend TK beginning this August 2024. Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens on January 15, 2024.
 
For all incoming TK and Kindergarten families, attend our TK, Kindergarten and New Family School Tour on January 10, 2024 from 8:45 to 9:15am
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23/24 Public Notices
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Please find the 2024 WESD Public Notice Inviting Interested Contractors (California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Program Informal Bid List for Woodside Elementary School District) HERE and the 2024 California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA) Informal Bid List HERE

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WESD Facilities Needs & Solutions 
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Facilities Needs & Solutions for Quality Education 
As part of our commitment to continue providing high-quality education, we have been studying our facilities needs. Our school is in need of critical repairs that extend beyond our everyday maintenance. Thank you to everyone who has weighed in with feedback over the past year.
  • Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  Thank you to all stakeholders who participated in our FMP meetings. We plan to finalize the FMP later this year. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have further feedback or would like to weigh in. DRAFT — Facilities Master Plan
  • Find the Community Presentation from the Public Meeting on November 8 regarding our facility needs and solutions.
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illness
Illness Protocol ... From School Nurse Abbe
This is a reminder about illness and when students should be kept home. While some students begin to first show symptoms of being ill at school, there are some students who are coming to school with significant symptoms of illness that should be at home. Click HERE to learn about "Stay At Home" symptoms and the protocol for returning to school after illness.
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Appointment Pick Up & Visitor Policy Reminder
We need your support ensuring the safety of our students. If you are picking up your child during the day for an appointment, please sign him/her out at the front office. Our office team will notify the teachers. Please do not pick up directly from the playground during recess, lunch, etc. Also, if you are visiting/volunteering on campus, please sign in at the office and obtain a visitor's badge. 

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No Dogs on Campus
Please do not bring your dogs to campus at ANYTIME — including after-school sports teams/clubs using the WES field, weekends and summer break. This is a school policy and large signs are posted at the entrances to campus. We have had a significant problem with dog waste on our fields and campus. It is also important to provide a clean and safe environment for our students, especially those with allergies and animal fears. Please use our beautiful Woodside trails to walk your dogs. More information HERE
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