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Thursday, September 17

This year, Woodside School will be hosting a virtual Back to School Night. The logistics will look a bit different than what we are used to, so please look over the details below:
  • Date: Thursday, September 17th
    • Virtual Parent Education Workshops for Google Classroom and SeeSaw from 5:00-5:30, and a second session from 5:30-6:00 p.m. with the same information;
    • Parent Socials to Follow with 5th-8th Grade families joining together from 6:00-6:30, and TK-4th Grade families joining together from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Q&A Sessions: Each grade level will host a Q&A session for the families the night of the 17th with TK-4th’s sessions starting at 6:00 p.m. (when the 5th-8th Parent Social is occurring), and 5th-8th’s Q/A session beginning at 6:30 p.m.
      • PowerPoints: All families will receive a PowerPoint presentation equipped with video messages from the Woodside Administration team and your child’s teacher. These videos will contain all the information that is usually presented during the in-person B2SN sessions. The goal of sending this information out early is to ensure that the Q&A sessions on the 17th are filled with meaningful conversations and pertinent follow up information regarding the grade level’s programs.
    • Pre-Recorded Presentations: Please look for the virtual pre-recorded presentations on Monday, September, 14th’s Wildcat Weekly. In each grade level’s slide, you will find a form to fill out with questions you have for the teachers on the 17th. Please be sure to send in your questions by Wednesday, September 16th at noon so that the teachers can prepare for your time together.
    • Should you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the PTA, Melissa Bowdoin (Lower School Principal), or Jenn Pedersen (Upper School Principal).
A breakdown of the B2SN Events:
  • Parent Education Workshops on Google Classroom and SeeSaw
    • Two sessions so parents can attend the socials and learn more about these platforms
      • 5:00-5:30: Google Classroom/SeeSaw
      • 5:30-6:00: Google Classroom/SeeSaw (if you need tutorials on both, this can be your additional opportunity to learn about the platforms)
  • Parent Socials 
    • 5th-8th Grade Parent Social 6-6:30pm
    • PreS/PreK & TK-4TH Parent Social 6:30-7pm
  • Teacher Sessions for Q&A
    • This year, we will present the families with videos from our amazing teachers outlining their program and what you and your child can expect for the upcoming school year. We ask that you watch these videos once they are sent out and prepare for the Q/A session.
    • All questions should be submitted by Wednesday, September 16th at noon.     
    • Here is the schedule for the teacher Q/A sessions
      • TK-4th Grade Q/A Sessions 6:00-6:20 p.m.
      • 5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade Q/A Sessions 6:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Zoom links will be presented in the document that will be sent out with the introductory videos