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WHS Campus Newsletter - October 27, 2020 - Issue 3

Moving Forward!

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of October and quickly moving towards winter break. Progress reports were mailed home this week, and final grades and report cards will be assessed on November 19. We encourage you to talk with your student about their progress grades and make any necessary plans to resubmit work, retake assessments, or turn in missing assignments. These plans, and your consistent monitoring of their grades using PowerSchool, will help assure they have a successful school year. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's grades or work, feel free to reach out to your student's teachers for more information!

Every Day Counts!

Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) has required us to rethink how we interact with students and how we track those interactions, student engagement and attendance. We’d like to thank parents and family members for supporting student attendance and engagement. We know CDL is difficult to manage but by working together we can ensure students get the best educational outcome possible. Students are expected to be present for all of their scheduled classes for the duration stated by the teacher. We have a four period schedule each day except Wednesday when the only class is from 10:00-11:00.

As participation is very important for your students’ learning, we appreciate your support in encouraging your students to have their camera on during the Zoom portion of class. We understand that not all students are comfortable with that. If this is the case, please support us in making sure they are participating during those sessions with the chat feature and other methods teachers are providing.

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Keeping Informed! PowerSchool Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and school bulletins for each school your children attend. You can sign up for the Parent Portal through the WSD website, and by contacting your school secretary to get your secure log-in information.

Class of 2021 - Seal of Bi-Literacy Opportunities

Greetings WHS Seniors and Senior Parents! All students have been invited to a special Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom (Access Code:3xh7awt ). In this classroom, you will find the WHS Seal of Biliteracy Guide which details all of the requirements and tentative timelines. To be eligible students must be on track to graduate and score at the Intermediate High level in their partner language (language other than English) In the image below are some pathways students are able to show their proficiency. For more detailed information please log in the Seal of Biliteracy Google classroom, or check out the Seal of Bi-Literacy Handbook linked here.
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CDL Continues through January

The district announced on October 21 that we will continue with our CLD model through at least the end of this term - January 28, 2021. In a news release posted on the district website, Superintendent Gilson stated

"Due to the continued high number of cases in our county, we will not be returning to the in-person or hybrid instructional model until the criteria that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have established in their matrix that lets us know when it is safe to do so. Our current Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) model will continue to be used through the end of the second quarter, January 28th, 2021. We will continue to monitor ODE criteria for future decisions and update students and families."

Due to this announcement, we encourage families to continue to work with their students on ways to make CDL a productive and beneficial approach to learning. If you would like recommendations on how to make online learning as effective as possible, check our the WHS Campus CLD Hub for resources and recommendations.

Upcoming Events

  • November 6, 2020 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • November 10, 2020 - WSD School Board Meeting
  • November 11, 2020 - No School - Veteran's Day
  • November 17, 2020 - Last day of Quarter 1
  • November 19, 2020 - Grades Finalized and Mailed Home
  • November 24, 2020 - WSD Board Meeting
  • November 25-27, 2020 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2 & 9, 2020 - Family Conferences - See your school for details
  • December 8, 2020 - WSD School Board
  • December 21-January 4 - Winter Break
WHS Comprehensive Distance Learning Hub

This website provides students and families with the resources and tools needed to be successful during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

Contact Your School

Click here for a list of your school's principal, counselor, head secretary, and instructional coach.