WLWV Community Update

September 4, 2019

Updated 2019-20 Student Rights and Responsibilities

Please take a moment to read the updated 2019-20 Student Rights and Responsibilities. New this school year is a section regarding reporting a concern in school.

Mark Your Calendars — 2019-20 Professional Growth Wednesdays

About once or twice a month, students are released from school two hours early for the District's Professional Growth Wednesdays. Those two hours are used as time for teacher learning, giving staff an opportunity to collaborate and engage in professional development.

That work leads to better teachers and, in turn, better education for students. Mark your calendars for the following Professional Growth Wednesdays this school year. Please note that some Professional Growth Wednesdays affect primary schools only, so if you have students in middle or high school, they may experience a regular school day. Those instances are marked as PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY Professional Growth Wednesdays.

  • September 11 PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • December 4
  • January 15
  • February 5
  • February 19 PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 13

Safety Spotlight — Update Your Emergency Contact Information

The start of a new school year is a good time to update your student(s)' emergency contacts in the event of an emergency. Call your school office to update this information.

Thank You to Our Tremendous Community Partners!

Thank you to our tremendous community partners and our incredibly generous community for recent back-to-school supply drives!

We want to thank the entire West Linn-Wilsonville community for donating school supply resources that will allow our students to thrive this school year.

A special thank you goes out to Heart of the City, Grace Chapel Church, Wilsonville Fred Meyer, the West Linn Chamber of Commerce, West Linn Police Department, West Linn Public Library, Willamette Valley Bank, Pacific West Bank, Bloomin’ Boutique, West Linn-located Starbucks, First Student, KGW, and to all of the other local organizations that played a part in collecting school supplies.

We are incredibly fortunate to work alongside such wonderfully supportive communities. Thank you for helping us create learning environments for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people… for the world.

Time To Update Your ListServ Subscriptions!

With the start of the 2019-20 school year fast approaching, now is a great time to update your ListServ subscriptions. Make sure to access your ListServ subscriptions and subscribe to your new school if you have a student graduating or changing schools. And don't forget to subscribe to WLWV-Homes to keep up-to-date on important District-level information.

ListServ is the primary method that West Linn-Wilsonville schools communicate with families, sending regular newsletters, timely information, and even emergency notifications. To sign up to get news from your school, simply go to www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS/ and follow the directions. Don’t forget to subscribe to WLWV Homes to get information from the district office!

Volunteer in WLWV Schools!

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses HelpCounter for volunteer registration and sign-in to increase safety and security for all students. Interested volunteers can register to volunteer in WLWV schools by visiting the Volunteer Registration webpage. Simply select 'Start' to fill out your application, which includes a background check. The first time that volunteers sign-in to volunteer at any WLWV school they will be prompted to accept a Volunteer Agreement.

Volunteers must also re-register every three years, or when volunteering at a new school. Note that volunteer coaches register through a different process. Contact your school's athletic director or principal for more information.

Volunteering in WLWV schools is an extremely rewarding experience. Your time is greatly appreciated by both staff and students!

Nutrition Services Accepting Applications for Free or Reduced-Price Breakfast/Lunch

Your family may qualify for Free or Reduced-Priced breakfast and/or lunch at school!

Please apply now!

Applying now ensures a faster processing time and ensures you will not be charged for meals unnecessarily as long as your family qualifies for the program. Meal benefits are not retroactive.

Confidential family applications can be picked up at school and submitted to Rhonda Linstrom, Eligibility Official at: 2755 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, OR 97062, or emailed to LinstroR@wlwv.k12.or.us, or faxed to 503-638-0486.

Applications can also be submitted online by visiting the Nutrition Services webpage on the District Website.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing an application, please contact Rhonda Linstrom, Eligibility Official at 503-673-7992 or LinstroR@wlwv.k12.or.us.

Follow Our New Instagram Page and Our Other Social Media Channels!

In addition to the District's Facebook and Twitter pages, West Linn-Wilsonville is now on Instagram! Give us a follow to see highlights from across the District this school year.

2019 Bond and Local Option Levy Information

On Aug. 5, the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board officially announced the District will place a capital bond levy and local option renewal on the November 2019 ballot. The bond, which is not expected to raise the current tax rate of West Linn-Wilsonville residents, will be placed on the ballot in addition to a local option tax levy.

The local option tax levy was last passed in 2014 and is set to expire following the 2019-20 school year. The local option tax levy currently funds approximately 80 teachers across the school district. That tax levy is not expected to raise the current tax rate experienced by voters. Learn more about both the capital bond and local option, including the major construction projects the capital bond would fund if approved by voters.

Upcoming Events

School Board Meeting: September 9 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road.

PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY Professional Growth Wednesday: September 11 — Wednesday, Sept. 11 is an Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday at the PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY. Primary School will let out 2 hours early on this day. Middle and high schools will release at their normal time.

School Board Work Session: September 23 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will hold a public work session on Monday, Sept. 23 beginning at 5 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road.

Professional Growth Wednesday: September 25 — Wednesday, Sept. 25 is an Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday for ALL SCHOOLS. School will let out 2 hours early on this day.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement, including one of the top graduation rates in the State of Oregon. West Linn-Wilsonville serves nearly 10,000 K-12 students across 16 schools in West Linn and Wilsonville, with a mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and the most thoughtful people for the world. WLWV strives to provide challenging education opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.