Online Update

December 11, 2020

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Updates

Viewing Grades in Course History (Middle and High School Only)

To check student grades:

In ParentVue/StudentVue, go to COURSE HISTORY.

Toggle the "Detail" to "ON" in the Student "Course History" area. Scroll down within that section (Courses show in chronological order - so the most recent courses are at the bottom).

**(At this time, course history is not viewable when opening ParentVue/StudentVue on a mobile phone WHEN USING THE APP. Parents ARE able to view grades on a cell phone by opening ParentVue/StudentVue via a web browser. Please email Julie Lane at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us if you are having challenges with this process.)**


Inclement Weather and Online Learning

Decisions to close school due to inclement weather will continue to be made based on safety and access to learning/school site. While students are all in CDL or enrolled in the WLWV K12 Online Program (WKOP), there is a strong likelihood that school could remain “open” and students can continue learning at home during inclement weather such as snow or ice. When inclement weather includes heavy winds or power outages that affect internet access, there may be a reason to delay or close school depending on the impact and access to online learning.

If the school district closes due to inclement weather, any on-site classes or activities would also be canceled. This includes Limited In-Person Instruction (LII) and co-curricular or evening activities. Any delays or closures will apply to both students in CDL and the WLWV K12 Online Program.

The district will continue to provide communication about the status of school (delay or closure) through FlashAlert and alerts on the district website. We encourage families to sign up for FlashAlert early, and families can always check the district website for the latest information.

Please scroll to access the weekly update for your grade level(s)!

Primary Level

Dear Primary Families,


I cannot believe we have just one more week of school before our Winter Break. Soon, if you haven’t already, you will receive your child’s report card in the mail. Please make sure to read the cover letter as it explains our process and the various marks. Report cards are just one way to celebrate the hard work of our students this fall. Together we have learned so much about online learning. Our teachers worked hard to provide valuable learning experiences for our students and will continue to do so next week. Thank you for your partnership in making the first part of our school year so successful!


Next week we will host our Online Community Movie Night on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. With sponsorship from our amazing Willamette Primary PTA connection, we are able to stream the awesome animated movie Abominable for all of our K-5 online families. Thank you, Willamette PTA for this generous gift!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kFf9L1yb51JCROE9A6IDJwuK-V5pvLD9gtFrzh6Hy1A/edit?usp=sharing


Also, with important information being shared each week from our neighborhoods schools, please make sure to read and/or sign up for your neighborhood school listserv. You can do so by following this link: https://listserv.wlwv.k12.or.us/self-service/


Sincerely,


Jules Laaperi

Director of the Primary Program


Middle Level

There is one week left of school in 2020. Our staff is making every effort to make this last week fun and memorable. But first we need to take care of academics. I invite you to ask students about their courses; what do they like about each course? What are they learning ? Our teachers love to see their beautiful smiles and hear from them.


Highlight

“I'm really happy with the online program. I love how it pushes me to take notes and study on my own time. This created a visible increase in my already good grades. My B's turned to A's, my A's turned to A+. The readings are short and precise, allowing me to quickly understand what I will be doing in the lesson and I really love it.”- 8th grade student


Communication: To better assist our families and address questions in a timely manner, please direct your emails to the right person.


  • School Counselor: Kim Gwin - Social-emotional & academic support, schedule adjustments, and outside resource connections; questions about 504 Email Ms. Gwin directly at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us. Students are also encouraged to give Mrs. Gwin a Zoom video call any time



Learning Coach Homework

If your student is still working on a course from Quarter 1, please remind them to check in with their teacher to continue making progress towards completion.

Remember to check your student’s Class Connects and create a schedule for the week.

Link to Student Schedule Template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z-vEShRcdj1KfToNeBt1s2btCcY44GuVNWCgwIVyxGc/copy

(This is a Google Doc - for students. If you have not yet created a Student Schedule, please do so via this link. A PDF copy for parents can be found at the bottom of this page):

https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/16156


MAP Assessment

Any student who did not complete either the language arts or the math portion of the assessment may complete them next Friday Dec. 18th starting at 10a.m. Students must contact their homeroom teacher to arrange for MAP completion on Friday, December 18.


Academic Tutoring Support

We invite all of our students to take advantage of additional academic support. Ms. Kathy Krueger, hosts Academic Tutor Sessions by grade level in Newrow every week. Sessions are also visible in students’ daily Class Connects. Please have students send Ms. Krueger an email at kruegerk@wlwv.k12.or.us if they have questions.


Ms Krueger’s Tutoring Schedule

Monday:

10:30-11. Additional support for students

11-11:30. 8 th grade history

1:00-1:30 8 th grade language arts

1:30-2:00. 8th grade science

2:00-2:30. 8 th grade math

Tuesday:

10:30-11:00 7 th grade math

11:00-11:30 7 th grade science

1:00-1:30. 7 th grade language arts

1:30-2:00. 7th grade history

Wednesday:

10:30-11:00 6 th grade language arts

11:00-11:30 6 th grade history

1:00-1:30 6 th grade math

1:30-2:00 6 th grade science


Clubs

Our staff is excited to offer club opportunities. Students in the online program will receive club information in their homerooms. More opportunities will be offered next quarter. Students in the online program are also welcome to join clubs in their neighborhood school. Check their website.


Grief Support Group w/ Megan Dobson, Language Arts 7 -- Middle schoolers who have lost a parent/caregiver or immediate family member. For more information, email dobsonm@wlwv.k12.or.us and put "grief support group" in the heading.


8th Grade Minecraft Coding Club- Emails were sent to all 8th grade students a few weeks ago and as of today, the club is at capacity. If you wish to join, please email Mr. Stober (stoberi@wlwv.k12.or.us)


Counselor’s Corner

Our students have endured so much abrupt and unexpected change in 2020. As we finish 2020, we'd like to provide space where kiddos can play together, online, as much as possible. On Friday, December 18th from 9am-2pm, the Middle Level Online Program will hold a variety of activities for students to engage in. Festive Friday is dedicated to students - truly amazing humans worth celebrating. From creating paper snowflakes to virtual trivia (with Wilsonville and West Linn High swag prizes), to lunchtime karaoke and musical performances by performing arts staff from your student's home school, it is going to be a wonderful way to start winter break. Please remind your student to join their Homeroom class for all the details.

You will see a schedule of activities at the end of this section!


Family Resources

Please utilize the following sites to find information surrounding current and future events. These links quickly send you to sister-sites that hold important announcements in regards to the student's current local middle school and district-wide resources for families. Access the Middle School's Online Program main page, any time, here.


Home School Websites


Family Sites

If you need additional information and would like to confidentially inquire around resources available, please privately email our School Counselor, Kimberly Gwin at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us or our School Social Worker, Brittany Bucholz, at bucholzb@wlwv.k12.or.us


Important Dates:

MAP Assessment: December 11 and 18 optional

Winter Break: December 21 -January 4

MLK Day: January 18, No School


Best Regards,

Mayra

First Festive Friday Dec. 18, 2020 for Middle School Students! Wear your winter get-up and join the festivities!

Festive Friday Schedule

High Level

EVENT: Q2 PARENT NIGHT

DATE: NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

TIME: 6:00 PM

ZOOM LINK: Q2 PARENT NIGHT ZOOM LINK


Director Shook and Program Counselor Tammie Lewis will be presenting information on:

  1. Where to find grades in synergy (ParentVue/StudentVue)

  2. How to navigate courses and check on student progress

  3. Scheduling update

  4. Upcoming social events for students

  5. We will also be leaving time to answer questions and connect with parents at the end of the short presentation!


Teachers have prepared videos for their quarter two courses, introducing themselves and showing students and parents how to navigate the courses! You can find the videos below:


TEACHER COURSE NAVIGATION VIDEOS


Student Leadership Team Social Event Interest Surveys:

Our student leadership team has been working hard to create social events for our high school program students. They are in the process of developing a game night, movie night and unity day. Please have your student fill out the following short surveys so we can get an idea of student interest in these fun events!


  1. Unity Day Survey Link

  2. Movie Night Link

  3. Game Night Link


Keeping up with Important High School News

This is just another reminder to make sure you are receiving the newsletter sent through the listserv from your neighborhood high school. There is very important information presented to ALL students in the newsletters that you will want to know about.


As we near winter break, I want to remind students to continue working to finish up their Q1 courses if they have not done so yet. Please reach out to teachers if you have any questions or concerns regarding their work. We are here to support you and your students in any way we can. Have a great weekend and I hope to see you all at parent night!


Sincerely,


Becca


Rebecca Shook
Director - High School Online Program
West Linn-Wilsonville School District
shookr@wlwv.k12.or.us

General Information for All Grade Levels

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