Wildcat Newsletter - May 2nd, 2020
In This Edition:
- Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - NEW!
- Counselor's Corner
- Reminder: Outside facilities as closed - NEW!
- Save the Date - NEW!
- Seesaw for Families Troubleshooting Tips - NEW!
- Tips for Motivating your Student to Learn - NEW!
- LOSD Distance Learning for All Overview
- LOSD Family Guid to Google Meet
- LOSD Tech Support Request
- LOSD Distance Learning Support Portal
- Yearbook Photos Needed
Dear Students and Families,
In an effort to provide support to students and families, your school counselor has created a Request to Check-In Google form:
If you have a need for counseling support, please click on the link, fill in the information (make sure to click submit ;) and then I will communicate with your parents/guardians to set up a virtual check-in with me.
Please see below for the district guidelines about virtual student contact:
The goal of any 1:1 contact between counselor and student is to provide direct social-emotional support.
All contact must be through Google Meets for video and Google Hangouts for audio.
All contacts between school staff and students must be scheduled through parents.
Contacts with 10 or fewer students cannot be recorded.
Students have the option to participate without mic and/or camera.
Gary Kieser, MS, LPC
Westridge Elementary School Counselor
Reminder: Outside School Facilities Closed
SEESAW FOR FAMILIES TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS!
LOSD staff made a 20 minute video for families about some tips for troubleshooting and helping students at home with Seesaw. We hope you find these helpful!
Tips for Motivating Students to Learn
Distance Learning for All began on Monday, April 13. Teachers and staff are now providing teaching and learning in accordance with guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. Please click on the button to review all details.
Need Tech Support?
*Distance Learning Resources*
Distance Learning Resources on losdschools.org is a new central location for parents and guardians to find resources, instructions and supports while schools are closed. This is your ONE STOP SHOP!
Resources range from setting up Seesaw and Google Classroom and submitting a requests for tech support and passwords, to participating in our "grab and go" meal service and registering for emergency childcare.
Yearbook Photos Needed!
Office Contact Information
At this time, we are working remotely. We will check voicemails daily, but the best way to reach us is by email.
Office Phone: 503-534-2371
Principal Kari Montgomery - firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal's Secretary Jodi Steward - email@example.com
Attendance/Records Secretary Andrea Murphy- firstname.lastname@example.org