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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly
(May 16, 2022). 



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

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2022 Operetta — Mary Poppins Jr.!  Purchase tickets HERE
The 8th grade class of 2022 is thrilled to present Mary Poppins Jr. as this year's Operetta. Ticket sales are now open. 
Performance Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30pm (Opening Night matinee)
  • Thursday, June 2 at 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 3 at 6:00pm
  • Saturday, June 4 at 6:00pm
Mary Poppins Jr. Operetta
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Strategic Planning Feedback Survey — Click HERE
The WESD Board is considering four potential strategic priorities to help guide our high-level efforts over the next 3-5 years in ways that honor what makes WESD great today and enhance areas in which we might continue to improve. These four proposed strategic priorities include:
  • Student Programs & Offerings
  • Whole Child Development
  • Community Connections
  • Operational Excellence
On May 10, 2022, we presented an update to the Board with initial ideas to consider to inform the next strategic plan. If you would like to share any thoughts on the first draft of these high-level ideas, please click here to view the Board presentation and use the form below to share comments/ questions with Superintendent Frank. Thank you in advance for your contributions to and support of our excellent public schools as we think about what's next for WESD.
Strategic Plan Feedback Survey

An Evening in the WES Garden This Thurs., May 26; 5:30-7:30pm
On Thursday evening, May 26th from 5:30-7:30pm, come out for a wonderful event to support our school garden hosted by the WES PTA. Explore the school garden and find out what the students have been learning and cultivating in our amazing "outdoor laboratory" this past year. Purchase items from our farm stand or sponsor a bed for next year. Try our herbal mocktails and bring a picnic for your family to enjoy on the lawn. 
Details & Volunteer Opportunities
Prom May
PROM Night Thank You! 
Thank you to all our WES families who showed incredible generosity during the PROM! Grand Auction on Saturday night and Online Auction. The Foundation would like to thank all attendees, donors, and volunteers, who each, in their own part, made the auction a wonderful success — and especially to our fabulous Grand Auction Chair, Melissa Zdrodowski! Photos coming soon. 

If you purchased a physical item or gift certificate, please come by the Foundation Office (next to Wildcats room, along the hallway connecting the Sellman parking and the library) on Monday, May 16 between 2:00-3:00pm or contact us to arrange pickup for another time.

If you lost or found anything on Auction night, please visit the Foundation office or contact wsf@woodsideschool.us.
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 7
Open Session @ 3:30pm via Zoom
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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No Dogs on Campus
Please do not bring your dogs to campus at ANY TIME. This is a school policy and signs are posted. 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
Parent Volunteers
On-Campus Parent Volunteers
Parent volunteers are now welcome on campus. If interested in volunteering, please:
(1) Submit proof of vaccination and booster HERE
(2) Find sign-up to volunteer opportunities at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up HERE
(3) View the recorded Parent Volunteer Orientation meeting HERE.
Parent Volunteer Details
2021-22 School Calendar
2022-2023 WESD School Calendar
The school calendar for next year was approved by the Board. Click HERE to view the 2022-23 WESD School Calendar.   
On Campus Testing
Weekly Student On-Campus PCR Testing
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-Campus 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 for testing, 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). 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 

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.