• Woodstock Elementary Update - January 19, 2021

    Good Morning Woodstock Families,

    Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable three day weekend.  As we start our shortened week, I’d like to share a few updates.

    Report Card

    As shared previously, teachers will be completing report cards at the end of this month.  In February, families can expect to receive report cards, summarizing the first half of this year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). 

    I do need to clarify some information that was sent last week.  When report cards are completed, if a section is left blank, this means that it is a standard/area that has yet to be fully taught/assessed.  If a section is identified as “NE” or No Evidence,” this means that your child has not participated in the activities, during live instruction or through SeeSaw, demonstrating enough evidence to assess.

    Also, the “Library/Technology” grade will not be assessed this quarter due to the constraints of CDL and as the librarian’s efforts being focused on book distribution through the “Let’s Get Reading” Program.

    Technology

    Please remember that if you need a Chromebook for your child during CDL, the district can provide one.  Please submit a request through the Chromebook Request Form.

    For families of K-2 students, the district now has touchscreen Chromebooks available for distribution.  The touchscreen Chromebooks can be helpful for many of the online resources that students are using in the primary grades.  You can request an upgrade for your child’s device or make a first time request using the same Chromebook Request Form as above.

    Also, the school has headphones available for students needing them.  You can request a pair of headphones by emailing WoodstockAttend@pps.net.

    Woodstock Office Hours

    As the Woodstock Office Staff is striving to support families during CDL, we are continuing the special office hours schedule until further notice.  For families needing to drop-off or pick-up something at the school, the office will be open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on Fridays from noon to 4:00 PM.

    However, the best tool for communication continues to be email through WoodstockAttend@pps.net.

    Limited In-Person Instruction

    Over the past week, there has been increased discussion regarding Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI).  Although the information is very new, the district is looking at options for small cohorts of selected students to attend in-person instruction.  There are still many unknowns about this instructional option as plans are still evolving.  However, we do know that current plans would include a process of identifying students most needing support, available/willing staff, and an extensive safety plan.  The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is expected to release additional guidance to districts today.  Hopefully more information will be shared with schools this week.

    Foundation

    At our last PTA Meeting, we were able to hear about the Woodstock Elementary Foundation from the Foundation Chair, Patrick Gronli.  As we are quickly approaching staffing for the 2021-2022 school year, the foundation can serve as a great resource for our students in providing an enriching and inclusive learning experience.  To learn more about the foundation and how to be involved, please see the presentation that was also shared at the PTA Meeting.

    Inauguration and Civic Engagement

    Finally, with the inauguration happening tomorrow, I’d like to remind you of the Civic Engagement resource provided by the district to support families and students through the election, inauguration, and beyond.

    Have a great four-day week and stay safe!

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary