Wolverine News

May 3, 2021

Dear Families,

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teachers deserve appreciation all the time, but especially during teacher appreciation week! This year more than ever, teachers deserve to be recognized for their relentless determination to pursue through the most difficult challenge of their career, virtual and hybrid learning. I'd like to acknowledge all teachers for the time and effort they’ve spent to adapt their lessons to work around our “new normal." This year has definitely been an adventure!

Now it’s time to say thank you to our teachers who made all the difference! Today, and this whole week, I encourage YOU to thank a teacher - with a note, an email, or a kind word. Letting your teachers know how much you appreciate them makes our school a better community.

Teachers, we appreciate you and all that you do for our students, staff, and community! You are truly EPIC!


Ms. Elise Catanese


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

WOMS Return To Learn Plan

Wolverine Students of the Month for April

Each year staff members recognize students who promote success in and out of the classroom with an award called Student of the Month. Students are presented with a certificate of achievement with a personalized message from their nominating teacher. Student of the Month nominees demonstrate the following EPIC characteristics:

  • Academics - class participation, work completion, self-motivated, and going beyond basic expectations

  • Effort - works hard and is persistent

  • Character - displays initiative, honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion

  • Behavior - no behavior concerns or referrals

  • Social Relationships - leadership, willingness to help peers, shows respect

  • Attendance - good daily attendance and no excessive tardies

Congratulations to our April 2021 Wolverine Students of the Month!

6th Grade: Carver Bettendorf, Emma Bhear, Emmett-Noel Campbell, Ezra De Leon, Nolan Harrop, Uriel Hernandez Lopez, Alexis Hill, Jay Kiperman, Adrian LaMorte, David Nava, Dylan Reed, Noah Stratman, Daniela Teagan, Silas Walker, Ryder Wisdom

7th Grade: Matthew Arends, Ryan Coliron, Micah Keene, Jose Garcia- Martinez, Alexa Sanchez-Soto, Drew Scholl, Aidrean Sweeney, Sophia West, Abby Wilson, Elijah Woodard,

8th Grade: Madeline Arnold, Cory Dahlberg, Brighton Jacobsen, Gianna Molony, Abigail Pemberton, Bea Torres,

Mission Accomplished!

COVID-19 Testing

Click here for more information about COVID-19 Testing Sites.

Bus Transportation Update

During this time of increased safety protocols, students riding the bus may only ride to and from school on their designated route. (See Bus Route information in ParentVue.) Students may not ride the bus to school with a friend or take another bus home at the end of the day. This safety measure minimizes contact between groups of students who would not otherwise have contact during the day. Thank you for understanding this important adjustment to our operations.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to have so many students returning to in-person learning during our switch to the Hybrid Learning schedule. For many families, dropping off and picking up students will be part of your plan. For others, having students ride the bus will be the transportation plan.

For those of you planning to drop-off and pick-up your students at school, please take a few moments to review the map that is attached. You will notice that the only location for drop-off and pick-up is at the front of the building. Please do not try to pick up or drop off along Short Road on the west side of the school. This area is for bus traffic only, and students are being directed to walk to the front of the building for pick-up.

Also, please remember to follow the traffic pattern and stay in your vehicle while waiting for your child. Students will be expected to socially distance and wear their masks whenever they are on school grounds.

Thank you for your help in keeping students safe from traffic and COVID!

Traffic Flow Map

In-Person Hybrid/CDL Schedule

The new CDL/Hybrid schedule will begin April 19th. Please note the new start time of 8:20 AM for advisory class.
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West Orient AVID Elective Program

Since we are not in class to share information for the AVID Elective classes next year, we have created a process with links below to help you learn about the AVID program and apply.

Click here for AVID program information.

Daily Student Pre-Screening Survey

During this time, we need to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our students, teachers, and support staff. We have created a daily pre-screening survey for you to pre-screen your student(s) for the primary COVID-19 symptoms and ensure they are able to attend school. Our school nurses will monitor the survey results to look for possible spread of COVID-19 in order to minimize the spread.

In the coming weeks, every parent/guardian will receive an email from the district on every school day (whether or not your students are scheduled to attend school in person or online). The email will include instructions for how you can fill out the daily pre-screening survey. If you don’t have an email address on file, please contact the main office @ (503) 663-3323 to ensure you receive this and other important information.

Please fill out the daily survey in ParentVUE for your students before they arrive at school or start attending school online for the day. If you want, your students can fill it out for themselves in StudentVUE.

If your student has any of the primary COVID-19 symptoms listed in the survey, please do NOT send them to school and call the school office. If your student is able to attend school online because they have mild symptoms, please have them do so.

Champions Child Care at West Gresham

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

Technology Assistance Update!

For further technology questions and support, 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.