Woodridge News Parent Update

Week of 9/14/2020

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Note From Principal Lunkin

Greeting Woodridge Families!


What an amazing start to the school year! Thank you so much for all of your efforts in helping us get off to a wonderful start to the school year. Yes, we experienced a few bumps in the road that had to be overcome, but overall it was an awesome start to the school year!


Please note Fridays are a little different and are mostly asynchronous days. However, attendance is still taken on these days and we have a daily schedule with activities and assignments for students to engage in.


Thank you in advance for your continued support as we navigate through new learning experiences this year. We appreciate the kind emails with words of encouragement many of you have shared over the last week. We realize the virtual platform is not the most ideal situation and by far not perfect. But please know that our team is committed to our scholars and vow to collaboratively work together to minimize any concerns encountered during this school year. We are a T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)!


We look forward to seeing you on our Zoom meetings this week. School starts at 8:00 a.m.!


Warm Regards,

Principal Lunkin



#TogetherWeWill

#TogetherEveryoneAchievesMore

#TeamworkMakestheDreamWork

Technology Distribution Update

The district is continuing to receive technology devices and will continue prioritizing requests made by families for technology.


An email will be sent from the Technology Department with a brief form to fill out when your device is ready for distribution.


If you have any questions about whether or not your student has a device for pick-up or not, please contact joshua.newton@desotoisd.org.


If you need to request a device, you may use the school survey link below to submit your device request.


English version

https://form.jotform.com/201906732762052


Spanish version

https://form.jotform.com/201966168341155


For technology help, parents can email helpdesk@desotoisd.org

Non Tech Assignments Submission & Attendance

Scholars who are unable to access our online platforms will have non-tech assignments as a alternative. Daily check-in's with their teacher(s) are required for each scholar and will be used for attendance purposes. (i.e. turning in work in Schoology, phone calls, email, Class Dojo, etc.) . Scholars will submit their assignments in the following ways:



  • Turn in the drop box (located in the front of the campus) by Monday of each week

  • Take a picture of the assignment and email to teacher

  • Take a picture of the assignment and upload to Schoology

  • Click HERE to review the district's guidelines for attendance
Non Tech Assignments

Click here to access lesson plans for Non tech assignments

Step by Step Instructions for Parent Portal

Student schedules and grades can be accessed through the parent portal. Click the link below for instruction on using the Parent Portal.

Parent Portal Instructions

Student schedules and grades can be accessed through the Parent Portal. Click the button instructions.

Click the picture below to view the district's grading policy for the AAL plan

Click below for Parent's Guide to Support Virtual Learning

Click for Teacher Zoom Information

Staff and Student Virtual Expectations

With the goal of creating an optimal and effective virtual learning environment, DeSoto ISD has developed a guide for behavioral expectations for students and staff while engaging in Anytime, Anywhere Learning.


View the expectations by clicking the links below:

Staff Professional Expectations

Student Learning Expectations

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Access Class Link & Schoology for Students

Schoology and ClassLink Instructions

Click the button to view school and ClassLink Instructions

Elementary Daily Schedules

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Home Supervised Learning Attendance Procedures

Teachers will record attendance daily for online instruction. Per TEA guidance, there are three ways schools will account for student attendance. Attendance can be collected each day when students:

  • Log into the online Learning Management System (Schoology),

  • Touch base with teacher, OR

  • Submit an assignment


Click HERE to review the specific attendance procedures for elementary.

Elementary Attendance Procedures

Click here to review specific attendance procedures for elementary.

Gifted and Talented Referral

Gifted and Talented Referral Period is Open

The GT referral period is open through September 18 and we will be hosting our state-required GT meetings next week. Please click the link below for details.


GT Fall Referral

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Click Below for live and recording training information

Click HERE to view information for live and recorded district training for parents

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

To apply for free and reduced lunch, visit

http://www.mealappnow.com/mandso

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Grab N' Go Meal Service Available Mondays & Thursdays

DeSoto ISD and Chartwells are committed to serving happy and healthy meals to DeSoto ISD students this school year.


Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, between 9am-11am or 4pm-6pm, district students will be able to enjoy FREE nutritious meals through contactless Grab N’ Go meal distribution at several DeSoto ISD campuses. Click here to learn more.


UPDATE: Until further notice, both breakfast and lunch meals picked up from any of our meal distribution sites will now be FREE for all students.


Watch the Child Nutrition Informational Video for picking up meals

This year's School Theme is...

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We're All In This Together!!

High School Musical - We're All In This Together (with lyrics)

Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy

Tarsha Lunkin, Principal

Charles Thomas, Assistant Principal (Grades 3-5)

Myla Wilson, Assistant Principal (Kinder- 2)

Karon Wright, Counselor

Vicky Waits, Instructional Coordinator