Online Update

March 12, 2021

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Updates - All Grade Levels

Spring Break Travel Advisory

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District recommends that both staff and families follow current Oregon Health Authority travel recommendations. As of February 24, OHA recommends people stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries for non-essential travel, including returning Oregon residents, should (but are not required to) practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival and limit interactions to people in their household. These recommendations do not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel. Current OHA Travel Guidance can be found on the Oregon Health Authority website.


COVID-19 Testing in WLWV Schools

In the coming weeks, West Linn-Wilsonville schools will begin offering COVID-19 rapid testing in extra care rooms. Rapid Testing for COVID-19 will only take place if a student is exhibiting symptoms and only with parent-guardian permission. If it is recommended a student take a rapid COVID-19 test at school, a parent-guardian will be contacted to discuss important details and gain permission. A consent form will need to be signed when the parent-guardian comes to pick up the student. Testing will be conducted by trained district nurses or health assistants. Student/family privacy will be prioritized during the testing process. (**Please note: While this primarily impacts our Hybrid students, the information applies should Online students be in attendance for any reasons - such as in-person clubs, athletics, etc.**)


Updates to 2020-21 School Year Calendar

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District approved changes to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar to recognize canceled school days that occurred in February due to extensive power outages. The full calendars can be located on the district website. Key changes include:

· The March 18-19 Conference Days for Primary Schools are now regular instructional days for all students;

· The March 19 Conference Day for Middle Schools is now a regular instructional day for all students;

· The last day of Quarter 3 for Middle and High Schools is now April 22;

· The April 16 certified work day will now take place on April 23. That means that April 16 will be a regular instructional day for middle and high school students;

· The last day of school for all schools is now June 22.

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

Primary Level

Dear Primary Families,


Program Updates

In January and February I shared updates about teacher learning around the topics of identity and diversity. This month the primary program team has been focused on the topic of justice which is part of Oregon’s Social Study standards and our district adopted lessons to address those standards. Each grade level team has created their own timeline for these lessons. They are integrating the topics into morning meetings, reading, writing, and/or social studies. Some teams may continue diversity lessons into March while moving into discussions about justice as well. Once teachers and students have explored the topics of identity and diversity, they will be poised to explore the concept of justice.


We are excited about this learning and our partnership with each of you. As always, if you have questions please feel free to reach out to me or your child’s classroom teacher.


Picture Day Updates

Our wonderful neighborhood schools are making plans for school pictures, and you are invited to attend/participate! Please make sure to read your neighborhood school Listserv to gather important details, dates, and times for this exciting optional opportunity.


Talent Show

A special thanks goes out to our amazingly talented students and teachers for their participation in our first ever Online Program Talent Show last night! The evening was magical, joyful, and just what we needed. If your family missed it, teachers may send the link to the movie in their weekly communications. A big thank you to Katie Flaker who made the event a huge success! Thank you, Katie!


Have a wonderful weekend,


Jules Laaperi

Director of Primary



Middle Level

We continue to experience a lot of changes in our daily lives. Continue to take time to spend time with your loved one and enjoy Oregon’s beautiful nature. There have been modifications to the school calendar. Changes are listed below under "Important Dates". Reminder, we have a Fun Friday coming up on March 19th. Students are welcome to sign up to share their talents here. More details to come!Fun Friday Talent Sign-Up


Learning Coach Homework

Check your student’s grades and communicate with their teachers if you have any questions or concerns.


  • School Counselor Counselor: Kim Gwin- Social-emotional & academic support, schedule adjustments, and outside resource connection facilitator; 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.

  • MS Program Asst: Julie Nesbit-ParentVUE & StudentVue accounts and questions.

  • OLP Program Assistant: Julie Lane-Learning Coach Accounts. laneJ@WLWV.k12.or.us

  • Course Teacher- Student Academic Assignments and Progress

  • Julie Westerman-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grades 6 and 7)

  • Rebecca Belknap-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grade8)

  • Program Director: Mayra Gómez-Online Program questions. gomezm@wlwv.k12.or.us


Clubs and Activities

Encourage your student to engage in clubs.


Chess Club: 3-4 PM on Wednesdays. Come learn about one of the most famous strategy games in the world and play against other students! We meet on Zoom Link from 3-4 PM on Wednesdays, and we're looking to have a tournament in April. Drop-ins are always welcome! Contact Mr. Bell for questions.


Open Lunch: 12-12:30 on Thursdays. Come meet new people and socialize over this Zoom link from 12-12:30. Students are put in break out rooms so that you have time to just talk or play games with other students. Contact Mr. Bell for questions.


German Club: All German students are invited to German conversation Club Fridays from 9:30-10:30am. We will be talking with our German partner school students! This week's topic: Dream Jobs! Check your Class Connect to join. Contact Ms. MacGregor for questions.


Art Club: Wednesdays at 2p.m

Zoom Link

Virtual Hands is a project our three online levels created.

February Art Show

Contact Mrs. Black for more information: blackm@wlwv.k12.or.us


One of our middle schoolers, Grace Boyer is leading a fundraiser project for a really special organization that helps put books into children's homes that need them. She is looking for any online middle school (not just Athey Creek) students that would like to record themselves doing performances. Performances could include: musicians, dancers, gymnasts, poets, and actors! Please see how you can help here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MjkiXyITIduWkgbMtKd7-RMsLLtxAhcJo_us6ZWMyNs/edit?usp=sharing


Counselor’s Message

Please reach out if there is anything I can help with.

Have a great weekend!


Family Resources

Home School Websites

Family Sites


If you need additional information and would like to confidentially inquire about resources available, please email our School Counselor, Kimberly Gwin or our School Social Worker, Brittany Bucholz.


Announcement from Rosemont Ridge MS

Unity Team (CDL/OLP)

Calling all Coyotes!

The Rosemont Ridge Student Unity Team is open for students in the OLP and CDL to join. The Student Unity Team's goal is directly connected to our school-wide vision statement: We strive to be a caring, joyful, healthy, and inclusive learning community.

To this end, the Rosemont Ridge Student Unity Team works to make our school more inclusive and welcoming for all students regardless of their race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, or sexual orientation.

If your student is interested in joining, they should complete the following application: https://forms.gle/STgCvkPyAmh99ueb6

SAGA (CDL/OLP)

SAGA is a club that provides a space for recognition and celebration of LGBTQ students and their allies. The club is a place to be social and activities include community building, traditional games, and positive activism to respect everyone’s background and individuality. SAGA meets Wednesdays at 3:00 pm. Interested students should send an email to Mr. Marshall or Mrs. Paulson or ask their Advisory or Homeroom teacher for how to join this club’s meeting.

Yearbook (CDL/OLP)

This club has the exciting task of putting together the 2020-2021 yearbook. This was advertised in December and January and is now full and working away. We look forward to their finished product!


Additionally, we just wrapped up a very successful cross country season with approximately 90 students who were able to work out together in cohorts and outdoor social distancing. We will be able to offer track this year as well and anticipate advertising it as we get closer to spring break.


Announcement from Meridian Creek MS

None

Announcement from Athey Creek MS

None

Announcement from Wood MS

None


Important Dates:

Updates to 2020-21 School Year Calendar

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District approved changes to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar to recognize canceled school days that occurred in February due to extensive power outages. The full calendars can be located on the district website. Key changes include:

  • MS OLP Math Rotation Calendar

  • The March 18-19 Conference Days for Primary Schools are now regular instructional days for all students;

  • The March 19 Conference Day for Middle Schools is now a regular instructional day for all students;

  • The last day of Quarter 3 for Middle and High Schools is now April 22;

  • The April 16 certified work day will now take place on April 23. That means that April 16 will be a regular instructional day for middle and high school students;

  • The last day of school for all schools is now June 22.

  • Spring Break: 3/22-3/26

High Level

Hello Online Families!


MOVIE NIGHT

Movie night is happening TONIGHT! Students should show up at 7PM to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! There will also be movie trivia during intermission and at the end of the movie with prizes and a raffle! Our Online Program Student Leadership Team has been working hard for the last month to make this night meaningful and engaging for their peers. Encourage your child to come and enjoy some social interaction and a great movie! Students have been emailed the Zoom link, it has been shared in homeroom and they can find it here: Movie Night Zoom Link


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Assignments and assessments, such as quizzes, tests, short answer questions and essays are a critical part of any academic program. They offer important information about your student’s progress toward mastery. But this information is helpful only if it is accurate. And it can be accurate only if the assessment represents your student’s work and only your student’s work. We would love your help in reminding your student that academic honesty and good moral judgement are critical personal traits that will enable them to take their learning to the next level. We will be starting a program-wide initiative to share this information with students to help ensure that our students are learning the material they need to be successful next year and beyond. We would love to partner with you to reinforce this message to students.


FORECASTING INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR

Our Online Program students will be forecasting for classes for next year with their home schools. There will be more information regarding online learning options for next year coming soon! Regardless of if your student chooses to take online or in person classes next year, they will need to forecast with their homeschool. Students will be emailed this information and it will also be presented in multiple formats before forecasting occurs. Here is some forecasting information for WVHS and WLHS.


Wilsonville High School

Step #1: Join Google Classroom

  • Current 9th Grade: 3vifzq

  • Current 10th Grade: z3kam72

  • Current 11th grade: 4wxxs77


Step #2: Attend Forecasting Webinar


Step #3: Forecast for Classes Online

  • Thursday, April 1- Friday, April 16


HELP SESSIONS:

  • Friday, April 2 & 9, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Monday April 5- Thursday, April 8, 2:00-3:30 pm

  • Wednesday April 7, 5:00-7:00 pm

  • Zoom link to follow as we are closer


West Linn High School

Here is a link to the website for West Linn High School forecasting information: FORECASTING INFORMATION. Webinars for forecasting have already occurred and can be watched on the website. Presentation slides, directions for forecasting and the forecasting form can also be found there. You can join counseling office hours next week to ask questions and get help with forecasting.


AP TESTING INFORMATION:

AP testing for this spring is split into 3 testing administration windows. Every test is offered during each window, but the format varies. Tests are offered two ways:

  1. Paper “in person” format that mirrors traditional AP testing

  2. Digital format (in person or at home) that is full length and NOT like last year

AP Website


Schools have selected a default testing administration period for each test based on timing and format. Students in the Online Program will be expected to take the online format of the test, however, students will have the opportunity to request a change in the default administration window (please remember that changing the admin window could also change the format of the test).

Please review the testing schedule below. If you have any questions please reach out to your AP teacher.


Testing Schedule for WVHS and WKOP

Testing Schedule for WLHS and WKOP


If you would like to request a change in your administration window please ask your AP teacher for the form or reach out to your homeschool AP coordinator: Tate Olsen Olsent@wlwv.k12.or.us for Wilsonville High School and Paul Hanson Hansonp@wlwv.k12.or.us for West Linn High School. .


The AP test fee for this year is $86 per test. Fees will be added to student accounts in March and then fees can be paid online or to the bookkeeper.


LEARNING COACH TIPS AND HELP

Carrie Gilbert, has created a youtube page where she will download new tips and tricks each week. There are currently three videos in the playlist:

  1. Creating a Catch Up Calendar for Incomplete Courses

  2. Checking grades in ParentVue

  3. Keeping Tabs on your Student’s Progress in Fuel

Click on the link and check out her amazing videos. We hope these will be helpful as we continue to navigate this online journey together!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_IYs7TZBty6gtr2GyaQ8kcCtV_Dkx5_y


As always, I thank you for your continued partnership this year.


With gratitude,

Becca

General Information for All Grade Levels

Who Do I Contact?

West Linn-Wilsonville K12 Online Program