District Wide Broadcast Message


Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly for Monday, February 26, 2024. 
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Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD families.
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2024 Grand Auction 
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2024 GRAND AUCTION — Viva Las Vegas!
Auction donation deadline: March 12
Event date: Sat., May 18
DONATE HERE
The Woodside Grand Auction, Viva Las Vegas! team is looking for donations to the online auction in the Adults Only category. No, not THAT kind of Adult, but still fun! How about hosting the Back to School Champagne brunch at your home? Dad (and Mom) Poker night? A Barbie Dreamhouse-themed party? VR Experience? The Grand Auction team is standing by to assist you with ideas and planning. Please email us or visit our donation portal for more information. For inspiration, use this link to see last year’s online catalog or check out our wishlist! As a reminder, MARCH 12 is the last day to submit to the online auction, so get those ideas in as soon as you can! 
And, be sure to check out the Viva Las Vegas 2024 Grand Auction IG handle for updates, stories, and sneak peeks! @woodside_school_district. Auction questions? Email the Auction Chair or the WSF Office! 
2024 Grand Auction 
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2024 May Day & Carnival
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2024 May Day Parade & Carnival
Event on Saturday, May 4
If you missed our first May Day planning meetings but want to help with the 102nd Annual May Day Parade and Carnival on May 4! Contact Rachel Ream. 
May Day 2024 

2024-25 School Calendar
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2024-25 School Calendar 
At the January Board Meeting, the trustees approved the calendar for the 2024-25 school year. Click HERE or below to review (yes, the format has changed). 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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School Board Meetings
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Regular School Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 12; 3:30pm; Wildcats
Full agenda & zoom link will be posted HEREAll WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the open session at 3:30pm. Past recorded meetings are posted HERE.
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Measure E Info
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Measure E — School Bond 
Measure E has been placed on the ballot unanimously by the locally elected Woodside School Board.Measure E is a school bond measure on the March 5, 2024 ballot seeking voter authorization for Woodside School District funding to make needed facility repairs and replacements. Measure E requires 55% support to pass. A “YES” vote approves funding for the District’s plan; a “NO” vote rejects the plan.

Measure E will address critical Woodside School needs:
  • Repair and replace leaky roofs, and outdated heating and cooling systems
  • Stabilize and repair significant creek erosion due to winter rains and flooding
  • Update classrooms to meet current educational standards
  • Install solar panels and batteries to power essential needs during power shutdowns
  • Improve safety with security cameras and exterior lighting
  • Replace and update kindergarten classrooms
  • Update facilities for use as an emergency gathering shelter, center, or first responder operations
  • Fiscal Accountability and Taxpayer Protections are included.
  • Click here to read the Fact Sheet, FAQs, and more.
  Measure E — Bond Info Only
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2024 Operetta
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2024 Operetta — Willy Wonka Jr. 
May 29, 30, 31 & June 1
The 8th grade class of 2024 is thrilled to present Willy Wonka Jr. as this year's Operetta. Show dates are May 29  through June 1. Details, show times and ticket info coming soon! Wondering what Operetta is all about? Click HERE to learn about the history of this wonderful WES tradition.  
2024 Operetta Info 
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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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