WLWV Community Update

Aug. 19, 2019

2019 Bond and Local Option Levy Information

On Aug. 5, the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board officially announced the District will place a capital bond levy and local option renewal on the November 2019 ballot. The bond, which is not expected to raise the current tax rate of West Linn-Wilsonville residents, will be placed on the ballot in addition to a local option tax levy.

The local option tax levy was last passed in 2014 and is set to expire following the 2019-20 school year. The local option tax levy currently funds approximately 80 teachers across the school district. That tax levy is not expected to raise the current tax rate experienced by voters. Learn more about both the capital bond and local option, including the major construction projects the capital bond would fund if approved by voters.

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!

2019-20 Bus Routes Now Available

Our 2019-20 Bus Routes are now posted on the District Website and available in FamilyLink. Make sure to view up-to-date routes before the start of the school year. If you have specific requests regarding your student(s)' regular pickup or dropoff location, please access the school district's FamilyLink system. Navigate to the 'Bus Information' portion of FamilyLink to fill out a request. Note that available space on a bus is a primary consideration when allowing these requests.

Families can request to be picked up or dropped off at an alternative existing location, but the district will not create new or unplanned stops or routes for requests. Families are encouraged to submit requests now as the process could take up to two weeks.

More information regarding bus routes, including snow routes, can be found under the Community Tab of the district website.

Nutrition Services Accepting Applications for Free or Reduced-Price 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 office. 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.

Familiarize Yourself with the 2019-20 School Calendar

View the 2019-20 Calendar to view important dates.

Note that a recent adjustment for all middle and high schools moved the last day of Quarter 2 and Semester 1 to January 24, better aligning the number of instructional hours in the first and second semesters. January 27 is now a certified workday. There is no school for middle or high schools on January 27.

Update Your Emergency Contact Information

The start of a new school year is a good time to update your student(s)' emergency contacts in the event of an emergency. Call your school office to update this information.

Follow Our New Instagram Page and Our Other Social Media Channels!

In addition to the District's Facebook and Twitter pages, West Linn-Wilsonville is now on Instagram! Give us a follow to see highlights from across the District this school year.

Volunteer in WLWV Schools!

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses HelpCounter for volunteer registration and sign-in to increase safety and security for all students. Interested volunteers can register to volunteer in WLWV schools by visiting the Volunteer Registration webpage. Simply select 'Start' to fill out your application, which includes a background check. The first time that volunteers sign-in to volunteer at any WLWV school they will be prompted to accept a Volunteer Agreement.

Volunteers must also re-register every three years, or when volunteering at a new school. Note that volunteer coaches register through a different process. Contact your school's athletic director or principal for more information.

Volunteering in WLWV schools is an extremely rewarding experience. Your time is greatly appreciated by both staff and students!

Check Out the District’s Community Bulletin Board!

The West Linn-Wilsonville Community Bulletin Board is where District families and WLWV community members can share relevant flyers and event information. The Community Bulletin Board highlights opportunities for students such as local camps, sports, enrichment courses, fundraisers, and other community events. To view Community Bulletin Board information, or to submit a flyer for publication, please visit www.cbb.wlwv.k12.or.us.

Upcoming Events

August 19 — School Board Meeting: The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin. The meeting is open to the public.

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.

September 2 — NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Monday, Sept. 2 in recognition of Labor Day.

September 11 — PRIMARY LEVEL Professional Growth Wednesday: September 11 is a Professional Growth, Early Release Wednesday at the PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY. Primary schools will release students two hours early. Sept. 11 is a regular school day for all middle and high schools.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

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