District Wide Broadcast Message


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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (May 10, 2021). Spanish version HERE
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updates

Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents (includes Spanish versions). 
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CAASPP Testing This Week
Please review the FULL SCHEDULE for specific grades and avoid scheduling appointments or times for your child to be away from school during these weeks. If your child will be gone any time within the testing window, please inform your child's teacher(s) as soon as possible. Questions? Contact Melissa Bowdoin, Lower School Principal.
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We Love Woodside 2021
WE LOVE WOODSIDE Virtual Event!
Saturday, May 22nd, 6pm, Live Streaming

Show Your Appreciation for our Teachers and Staff — Deadline: Monday, May 17
Learn more and submit a short video here! https://tinyurl.com/WEShug

Buy Mystery Wine Now! — Quantities are limited
To enjoy while you watch the show, buy a bottle of wine (or a few!) to support the Woodside School Foundation. Our wonderful Woodside families donated wines ranging in value from $25-$150. To make this fun, we are keeping the wines a MYSTERY! Buy your tickets for red and white bottles online, then drive through to pick up your surprise wines on May 22!
Event Details & Submission Info
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Diversity Equity & Inclusion Parent Survey — closes Thursday, May 20
All TK-8th parents received a communication (HERE) regarding our DEI (Diversity Equity Inclusion) program and requested feedback by completing the DEI survey. We encourage all parents to complete the anonymous survey to help us better  understand all our student's experiences at Woodside School no later than Thursday, May 20th. Thank you! 
DEI Parent Survey (English)
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final 2021-22 school calendar
Updated 2021-22 WESD School Calendar HERE
The 2021-22 WESD School Calendar was updated at the School Board meeting last Tuesday, April 20th. The revised and final calendar can be found HERE. Date changes affected Back To School Night and President's Day Week break. 
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student registration
2021-22 Online Student Registration
All WESD parents received an email on Monday, May 3 (Subject: Registration Support) with a link to complete their student's online registration for the 2021-22 school year. If your student is not planning to return, please contact Elvira Martinez. Please complete registration no later than June 11th.
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Common Ground
Next COMMON GROUND SPEAKER SERIES 
The Future of Distance Learning
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00pm; Zoom
John Watson and Rachel Skiffer, In Conversation with Jim Eagen, Head of School, Synapse School
Education is changing, and hybrid and distance leanring will be a significant part of its future. Review what worked in the field of distance education during the pandemi and what needs to change to improve the experience for all students to receive a robust education. 
Details & Registration HERE
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 8, 3:30pm via Zoom 
Agenda and Zoom link will be posted HERE 
(new format)
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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agenda online
Find upcoming and past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
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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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pubic hearing
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On May 18 at 9:30am, the San Mateo County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Governing Board will conduct Public Hearings on the San Mateo County SELPA Annual Service Plan and the Annual Budget Plan for 2021-2022. Details and zoom link found HERE
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covid info
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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new student registration
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
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Konstella
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.
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Reopening Info

VIEW THE BOARD APPROVED 2020-21 WOODSIDE SCHOOL REOPENING & DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN HERE.
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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.
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Recorded Zoom Meetings
If you were unable to attend a scheduled zoom meeting, please find the following recorded sessions to review when convenient. Please contact Sandeep with any technical questions. 
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Recorded ZOOM meetings
If you were unable to attend a scheduled parent, committee or school board meeting, many are and will be recorded to review at your convenience. The access password is communicated via grade-level room parent emails. Find the links to the ZOOM recordings HERE
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counseling

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.