Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 

I would like to take the opportunity to share the illness and injury policy for Woodside School. As a school, we highly value kinesthetic learning opportunities throughout the day whether they are in PE or in another school class or activity. To ensure that our education team is able to provide the best possible instruction and a safe learning environment for all students, it is imperative that both short-term and long-term illnesses/injuries are communicated with our team by emailing or contacting Tina Adolph at tadolph@woodsideschool.us


If a student is unable to fully participate in PE it is important that communication be received prior to start of the school day to ensure ample time to institute required adaptations to best support the student throughout the school day. Teachers will ensure that a student receives physical education instruction that meets his or her unique needs. Students with medical conditions are entitled to an instructional program based on grade-level or course-level PE standards. The program for those students is designed to address the same standards as that for students without medical conditions. When possible, students with medical conditions engage in the same instructional unit and content area. Teacher's instruction is planned and implemented to best support students with 504 plans for short-and-long term disabilities. Guidance provided the by 504 plans will be used to implement instruction. 
  • For medical conditions lasting for 1-2 days requires a written note or email from a parent describing the student's limitations or exclusion from physical activity. Please indicate if there are limitations (e.g. they can walk or run, but cannot do upper body exercises due to an injured wrist).
  • For medical conditions lasting for more than 3 days requires a note from the doctor describing the student's limitations or exclusion from physical activity.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. 

James Haddon
Physical Education Teacher 5th - 8th Grade
(650) 851-1571 ext. 7003