WLWV Community Update

July 31, 2019

District Receives Matching OSCIM Facilities Grant if 2019 Bond Measure is Passed By Voters

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District received notice that it has been awarded the State's OSCIM Grant should the District pass a capital bond in the upcoming 2019 November election. The Oregon School Improvement Matching Grant grant is in the amount of $7,192,506. The District will only receive the funding (used to address capital projects outlined in the 2019 Long Range Plan) if a 2019 bond levy is passed by West Linn-Wilsonville voters. The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will engage with the updated ballot language during their Aug. 5 retreat.

To learn more about the possible 2019 Bond please visit the District Website.

Time to Update Your ListServ Subscriptions!

With the start of the 2019-20 school year fast approaching, now is a great time to update your ListServ subscriptions. Make sure to access your ListServ subscriptions and subscribe to your new school if you have a student graduating or changing schools. And don't forget to subscribe to WLWV-Homes to keep up-to-date on important District-level information.

ListServ is the primary method that West Linn-Wilsonville schools communicate with families, sending regular newsletters, timely information, and even emergency notifications. To sign up to get news from your school, simply go to www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS/ and follow the directions. Don’t forget to subscribe to WLWV Homes to get information from the district office!

Nutrition Services Accepting Applications for Free or Reduced-Priced Breakfast/Lunch

Your family may qualify for Free or Reduced-Priced breakfast and/or lunch at school!

Please apply now!

Applying now ensures a faster processing time and ensures you will not be charged for meals unnecessarily as long as your family qualifies for the program. Meal benefits are not retroactive.

Confidential family applications can be picked up at school and submitted to Rhonda Linstrom, Eligibility Official at: 2755 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, OR 97062, or emailed to LinstroR@wlwv.k12.or.us, or faxed to 503-638-0486.

Applications can also be submitted online by visiting the Nutrition Services webpage on the District Website.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing an application, please contact Rhonda Linstrom, Eligibility Official at 503-673-7992 or LinstroR@wlwv.k12.or.us.

2019-20 School Registration

School registration forms for new or prospective students can be found on the District Website and turned in to your school when school offices open. For school office hours, please visit your school website or call your school office. Families can also call the District Office at 503-673-7000 with registration questions.

WLWV Continues to Improve Student Outcomes Through Inclusive Practices

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On June 10, West Linn-Wilsonville Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Dr. Jennifer Spencer-Iiams gave a special presentation alongside members of FACT Oregon, highlighting the changes in special education in the State of Oregon. Speaking in front of members of the Oregon Senate Committee on Education in Salem, Dr. Ludwig and Dr. Spencer-Iiams highlighted the importance of Inclusive Practices in Oregon schools. Specifically, they shared the dramatic impact Inclusive Practices have had on West Linn-Wilsonville schools and students in recent years.

Even before Inclusive Practices were first implemented, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s mission statement was to create learning communities for the greatest and most thoughtful people for the world. And for the better part of the past decade, that mission has included Inclusive Practices. Congruently, the District has experienced a great deal of growth during that time, as the District has collected data, monitored student outcomes, cultivated school cultures, and refined Inclusive Practices.

Read the full story to learn more about Inclusive Practices in West Linn-Wilsonville by visiting the District Website.

Every Day Matters! Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in West Linn-Wilsonville

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism closes equity gaps and improves outcomes for all students. Learn more about the dangers of chronic absenteeism by visiting the Oregon Department of Education website:https://www.oregon.gov/…/hea…/Pages/Chronic-Absenteeism.aspx.
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WLWV Students Gain Career Exposure Thanks to Community Partners and WLWV Internship Pathways Program

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They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, which is exactly what Wilsonville High School Sophomore Hanna Rizo hopes to achieve with her photography. In fact, storytelling was one of many reasons she was excited to begin a photography internship through the Wilsonville Public Library this summer.

Hanna has spent her summer vacation photographing various Wilsonville Public Library events, providing marketing materials for the Library while building awareness of the many exciting opportunities it has to offer Wilsonville residents. In addition to experience and work she can add to her portfolio, Hanna will also get the chance to learn from a photography mentor in local photographer Kim Elliott.

The West Linn-Wilsonville Internship Pathways Program was launched in the summer of 2019, with the goal of connecting high school students to career-based learning opportunities in the local community.

Read more about student internship experiences this summer, or find information about how to get involved by visiting the CREST Website.

Upcoming Events

August 5 — School Board Retreat: The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold its annual retreat on Monday, Aug. 5 beginning at 2 p.m. at CREST Headquarters.

August 21 — Long Range Planning Committee Meeting: The West Linn-Wilsonville Long Range Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.

August 26, — First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 26 is the first day for all West Linn-Wilsonville schools. For more information, please visit your school website.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement, including the top graduation rate among school districts with multiple high schools in the State of Oregon. West Linn-Wilsonville serves nearly 10,000 K-12 students across 16 schools, with a mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world. WLWV strives to provide challenging educational opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.