Monday-Thursday we will be focusing on boosting expected behaviors in several common areas of our school.
For those of you who have attended a Morning Meeting this year, you may have observed the new Classroom Flags/Banners. One of our School Climate goals for this year is to increase school wide recognition of students and classrooms that exhibit appropriate behavior and display the values and expectations of our school.
Please talk with your child about things they can do to help their class earn a ribbon for their classroom flag/banner.
I am very excited to start my second year as the Principal of Woodstock Elementary. I look forward to continuing our work to make your child’s school experience rich, meaningful, and successful!
As we are eager to see returning and new students, I would also like to introduce staff new to the Woodstock School Community:
Please be sure to say hello to our new members of the Woodstock Staff!
As we all return to school, please take a moment to review the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures in this packet of information. With student safety being our first consideration, please cooperate with the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures.
In preparation for a year full of learning and growth, the Woodstock School Community participated in a survey last spring to identify our school values. In addition to our school expectations that students are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible, this year we will be emphasizing our community’s values of Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, and Perseverance. Through these expectations and values, we look forward to another great year!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email, give me a call, or stop by the office.
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, Principal
We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.
Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13. Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school. All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.
Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:
Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND
Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM 2 Hour Late Opening - Woodstock
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Coffee/Tea Conversations
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Beats and Bites
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Health and Safety Bond Town Hall, Lincoln