Wolverine News

December 1, 2020

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. Tis the Season! Looking ahead, there are some important dates coming up to be aware of.

  • Wednesday, December 16: Quarter 2 Progress Reports, No advisory classes.
  • Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1: Winter Break, No School
  • Monday, January 4: School Resumes

Stay warm and have a wonderful week!

Ms. Elise Catanese


WOMS is EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)


Our mission is to prepare our students for the best comprehensive distance learning experience possible. We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that they:

  • Attend all classes, arrive on time, and be prepared and ready for the day's learning.
  • Complete and turn in all assignments on time.
  • Consistently communicate with their teachers.
  • Know that you expect them to succeed in school.

Together we will make this Mission Possible!

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Holiday Assistance

As we enter the holiday season, if you are in need of some supports, please let us know.

Here are a couple of resources that might be helpful in the weeks ahead:

December 5th - at East Hill Church 701 Main St Gresham OR across the street from MEWA, they are having a drive-through giveaway of groceries, socks, and children's shoes. 10am-12:30pm

Friday's Urban Gleaners - Food boxes are available. No information required. Food is always free. They will not be open Christmas and New Years, but families can go to this site weekly. 23901 NE Halsey Street., Wood Village, OR 97060. Madera Court Apartments is where the distribution is located.

Student supplies still available for pick up

If you have not had a chance to pick up your Student(s) Supply Envelope from our last distribution, you will be receiving a call from our WOMS staff this Wednesday, Dec 2nd to make those arrangements. As a reminder, supply pick-up is by appointment only. Envelopes contain curriculum/novels that students may be currently needing in their classes. Our staff will help schedule a day and time that works best for you!

Our office hours for supply pick-up is 8:30 -3:30pm. Feel free to contact the office at (503) 663-3323 if you have any questions.

School Office Hours

Due to the new COVID safety guidelines outlined by the governor, our office will be open by appointment only. Any families needing to visit the school will need to call ahead and schedule an appointment at 503-663-3323. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through these challenging times.

WOMS Counseling Center

Hello again, Wolverine Students & Families!

Our "new normal" continues to impact us and those around us in many different ways. Whether it be housing, bills, food, mental health, or other needs, I am happy to help connect you to those resources. The links below are by category and can be translated to your home language. Other specific resource links can be found on the WOMS Counseling Website.

Rental & Housing Assistance

Utilities Assistance

Food Resources

Mental Health

Please don't hesitate to contact me! Students & Families can always email me or submit a Request Form.

-Ms. Kinder

PTC School Fundraiser - Yard Signs

Missed out on West Orient yard signs this fall? No worries, we have you covered! Simply place your order via our Square Store and you will be contacted by our PTC for sign pick up arrangements.

Each yard sign is $20 and all profits go directly back to our wonderful teachers and staff (Teacher/Staff Grant Fund). Signs are also water proof, so you can keep showing your WO Pride all season long!

Please make sure to place your yard sign order by Monday December 7th. Have questions? Reach out to Megan Leonard at Leonardmegan84@gmail.com or 503-539-6482

Link for West Orient Pride Sign: https://checkout.square.site/buy/RGTNF2JVUEB2HRR55RPIFTIL

Link for West Orient Mission Possible Sign: https://checkout.square.site/buy/CJ462EBIEA6USHGCMAV5J654

Student Immunizations & Health Clinic Information

Just a reminder that students still need to have their immunizations up to date by the exclusion day in February so that students are not excluded when we return to in-person instruction.

Locations for Immunizations: Click here!

Do you need Technology Help?

If I have further technology related questions, where can I get help?

For further technology questions, please contact our school at 503-663-3323. Our school will work to get you in touch with a staff member who is able to assist you, or pass along further information to the Technology Department. You may now also get in touch by calling our Family Tech Assistance Line at 503-258-4733.