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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly
(January 10, 2022). 



Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents (includes Spanish versions)

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WESD Strategic Planning Update & Opportunity to Add Ideas for Research
Survey will close Fri. Jan. 14th
This month, our Strategic Planning Task Force is researching ideas to consider in three key areas:
  • Academics & Student Offerings
  • Operational Excellence
  • Community Connections
To learn more about these three areas for focus and to help us generate ideas to consider and identify model programs to research, we ask you to please take a few moments to complete the survey:
Strategic Plan Phase B

If you have any additional input to share regarding the strategic planning process for our school, please email the strategic task force at vision@woodsideschool.us. Feedback from all stakeholders is vital in helping to shape the vision and goals for the district in the upcoming years. WESD Strategic Plan Home Page
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 8 via Zoom
Open Session @ 6:00pm
Full agenda & meeting info will be posted HERE.
All WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the open session starting at 6:00pm. Find past recorded meetings posted HERE and past meeting agendas (AgendaOnline) HERE.  
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Find past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
On Campus Testing
Weekly Student On-Campus PCR Testing
If you haven't already, we strongly encourage all families to register their student(s) for weekly COVID testing during the school day every Monday with WorkSite Labs. This service is FREE and so easy! Parents simply need to fill out forms for consent and insurance. We are so fortunate to have this free service available to all staff and students, and it would benefit our entire school community if ALL students were signed up. Find info and registration HERE

Weekly Community On-Camus PCR Testing
WESD continues to provide  community COVID PCR testing on campus with Virus Geeks every Thursday in Wildcats from 3-4pm for WESD students, staff & parents and 4-6pm for the community/public. No public arrivals before 4 pm please. If you are bringing your child to the testing tomorrow, please come through and check-in at the office. The office staff will help direct you to the line for members of the school community (which differs from the community testing line). It is possible that some may be turned away. Find info and registration HERE

COVID Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11
If you have a child between the ages of 5-11, we strongly encourage you to click HERE and read through all the important information from the County Superintendent, Nancy Magee. Her recent update provides specific information to help ease concerns about access to vaccinations for children and to help families schedule appointments for their children and information regarding combining the vaccine with the flu shot.
Vaccination Updates & Information for Ages 5-11
Vaccination Verification for WESD students 5 & older
Now that many of our younger WESD students have received their 2nd dose (and booster), we encourage parents of students five years or older to submit proof (completion of both doses) of their child's vaccination card HERE. If you're having trouble uploading vax cards, OK to email a photo to Elvira in the office. Find info and vaccination resources HERE
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After School — Workshop Education Enrichment
Workshop is offering their award-winning Study Skills and Innovation Workshop classes at Woodside School. This year will focus now more than ever on executive functioning skills, life skills, hands-on learning activities, and enjoying the great outdoors! Days & Times: Workshop operates every day school is in session, for K-8th grade, from (dismissal) 2:30pm to 6pm; on minimum days, from (dismissal) 12:30pm to 6pm. www.workshopeducation.org 
Woodside School Online Directory — click HERE to access
Last fall, Woodside School chose Konstella as our directory and collaboration tool. Konstella enables parents and staff to find other families and staff members, send messages, and organize school and classroom activities, and more — all via a secure, password-protected site. Also, be sure to download the mobile app to access Konstella on the go. 
All WES families enrolled for the 2021-22 school year will receive an invitation from Konstella to this year's online directory. If you have any questions, feel free to email woodsideschoolpta@gmail.com.

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.