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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (June 14, 2021). Spanish version HERE


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

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2021 Summer Reading Lists
Let's get reading this summer! Find the book lists for WES summer reading below. All incoming 5th-8th graders have required reading and suggested and leveled reading lists are provided for grades TK-4. Questions? Contact Ms. LaCrosse.
2021 Summer Reading Lists
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PROM Kick-off Meeting
Monday, August 23
The Woodside School Foundation welcomes everyone back to campus for an amazing school year and a fabulous Grand Auction PROM!. Get out your tuxes, your strapless dresses and your Aqua Net for the PROM on Saturday, October 16. To learn more, ask questions, or get involved, come to our kickoff meeting on Monday, August 23, location TBD. We especially welcome new families and anyone who hasn't been to a previous WSF Grand Auction. If you’d like to join the auction team, please contact  wsfgrandauction@woodsideschool.us
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Workshop Education Enrichment — After School 2021-22
Workshop is back! We are super excited to return to Woodside Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. We've missed our student entrepreneurs. Our award-winning Study Skills and Innovation Workshop classes continue as the program's pillars. Emerging from the pandemic, Workshop Education will focus now more than ever on executive functioning skills, life skills, hands-on learning activities, and enjoying the great outdoors! www.workshopeducation.org 
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2021-22 WESD Supply List Intent Forms
For all 2021-22 students — as we prepare for the next school year, your teachers have thoughtfully prepared supply lists that will support your child’s success and are essential to your child’s participation in class next year. Please find the classroom supply lists for each grade level listed HERE and use the Google Form to indicate whether you would like to purchase the supplies listed there for your child, or if you would like the school to purchase the supplies for your child. Intent forms are due by Sunday, August 1st. Please reach out to Lower School Principal Melissa Bowdoin or Upper School Principal Jenn Pedersen if you have any questions. Please note that the office will be closed during July, so email responses to questions may be slow. 

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Please note the following posting: 
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2021-22 WESD School Calendar 
The final 2021-22 WESD School Calendar can be found HERE
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 10, June 8, 3:30pm 
Agenda posted HERE 

All WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate at the beginning of open session at 3:30pm. Recorded meetings posted HERE.
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Find past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE

WESD COVID-19 Positivity Tracking Dashboard
View tracking of positive cases representing all students and staff participating in live instruction on the WES campus HERE

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Local COVID Testing Site Options
Need a COVID test? Click HERE to find local options through Curative, San Mateo County, CVS and Stanford Hospital.  

NEW! Links to Resources for Local Vaccination Sites
On April 1st, all CA residents aged 50 and over will be elligbile to receive the COVID vaccine. Click HERE to find local options for how to make an appointment and register to receive notification when eligible. 
WES COVID One Pagers — detailed flow charts for Health Screening & Testing, Case Notification Protocol, Returning to School after Exposure/Symptoms and Notification Letters
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2021-22 New Student Registration
Registration for the 2021-22 school year for NEW students opened on March 1st. New student registration packet can be found HERE or parents can pick one up at the school office as well. Questions? Please contact Elvira in the front office. New Student Registration
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 2020-21 school year received an invitation from Konstella to this year's online directory. If you have any questions, feel free to email woodsideschoolpta@gmail.com.
Reopening Info

After submitting our reopening waiver application to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) earlier this month, we are excited to announce that Woodside School has received approval. The waiver approval allows WESD students in grades TK - 5th to return to and stay on campus regardless of the county level color tier we are on. As of Oct. 28th, San Mateo County is on the state's "orange tier" (one tier down from "red) and continues to allow schools within the county to reopen if they can do so safely under the 4 pillars of reopening requirements. In the Reopening Phase 1, students in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 6th grade will be welcomed back to campus for in-person teaching on Monday, October 26 and the rest of the grades will return to campus in three additonal phases.


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.