Walden Weekly

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Hello Walden Families!

I hope everyone had a great week. Now that we have entered the month of September, we are in full school mode! Students have become familiar with their routines and learning is happening at every turn.


As a reminder, we do not have school on Monday or Tuesday of next week.


Enjoy the weekend and we'll see you on Wednesday!


-Stephanie Strenger

NWEA MAP Testing

Our MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing begins next week and is scheduled for different grade levels testing at different times throughout the next three weeks. We use MAP data to help guide our instruction and monitor growth long term. The MAP test is an adaptable assessment that provides students with questions that increase or decrease in difficulty depending on performance along the way. Our teachers and staff are experts in interpreting and extrapolating information from student reports. All MAP test results will be mailed home at the end of the month. For further questions, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself.

Check out our new website! (2nd Posting)

The daily health certifications, bus route info, schedules, and more helpful info can be found on the new Walden website. Make sure to give it a look!

Introducing the redesigned DPS109.org

The Latest COVID-19 Information (2nd Posting)

The district has a landing page with constantly updated COVID protocol information. Be sure to visit www.dps109.org/fall2021 to check out the latest updates on:

  • What do I do if my child wakes up sick? (and what happens to siblings)

  • Our COVID case dashboard - updated in real time

Need to Fill Out The SHIELD Consent Form? (2nd Posting)

Log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kristen Neu (kneu@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.

Looking To Opt Out Of A Week of Testing? (2nd Posting)

Please fill out the below form. It is the same form we sent as last week, and will continue to need to be filled out on a week-by-week basis. Forms are due by Tuesday at 3pm.

Have a great weekend!