Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update October 26-30, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Thank you for your participation in the parent surveys regarding your preference to remain remote or transition to the hybrid learning model for the second trimester for families that selected option one. We value your input and will continue to seek your opinions as we navigate through this unique school year.

As you are aware, the Kalamazoo Public School District made the decision to remain remote for the second trimester, for families that selected Option 1. We will move into the second trimester on November 30th as we continue to engage students in meaningful learning. Thank you for ensuring that your child is logged on and participating daily!

Parents seeking consideration for their child to move from Option 2A to Option 1 (Three-Tiered model) have been provided a survey link to complete by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. See below:

Return to Learn Pathway Preference - Arabic

Return to Learn Pathway Preference - English

Return to Learn Pathway Preference - Spanish

We are here for you! Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m. Should you have any questions/concerns, feel free to call or stop by. We continue to adhere to CDC guidelines, so please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


PTO Sponsored Virtual Halloween Parade

This year, our Woods Lake PTO is sponsoring a virtual Halloween Parade. Participating students/families are invited to submit a picture of your child in their spooktacular costumes no later than Wednesday, October 28th to the Woods Lake PTO email, woodslakepto@gmail.com to be included in the virtual parade.
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Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Scheduling/Appointments: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Attendance/Immunizations: Mrs. Lindsay Carr

Behavioral Support: Mrs. Natalie Orbe

Communities In School: Ms. Blaec Arevalo

Unresolved Issues: Dr. Micole D. Dyson

Woods Lake Virtual Village

Our PTO invites you to the Woods Lake Virtual Village Facebook Page, click on this link.

Box Tops for Education

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Box Tops for Education

Yes, Woods Lake is still collecting Box Tops!! Due to the pandemic Box Tops for Education is allowing ANYONE with traditional Box Tops clips to submit them on their own. To learn how to submit unexpired traditional clips, watch this video, and use these step by step directions to access the submission form that must be included for Box Tops clips to be counted. This year, all Box Tops fall submissions must be postmarked by November 2.

If you are not able to submit the Box Top clips yourself please put them in a baggie and bring them into the school office by Tuesday, October 27th. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8-4:30 pm.

Box Tops are phasing out the clipped Box Tops, so be sure to download the Box Tops for Education mobile app https://www.boxtops4education.com/. Once you do that, make sure you link our school (Woods Lake Elementary School) to your account and start earning free money back for our school!
Social Emotional Learning

The Learning Hub has a Social Emotional Learning webpage with a Family SEL Guide and interactive links, PDFs to print, and more!


The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person.
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Kalamazoo Kids in Tune (KKIT)

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune has started their virtual program: Stronger Together, Celebrating our Diverse-City. We were happy to welcome 21 students from Woods Lake into the KKIT program this year!

If you participated in KKIT in the past and would like to enroll again this year -

it's not too late! Just contact Ms. Donielle by email: dhetrick@kalamazoosymphony.com or call Cell: 269-929-8253 and we'll get you enrolled. If you have a 3rd or 4th grade student who is interested in joining KKIT for the first time, we will be enrolling new students again next month.

Stay tuned for more information!

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Spooky Symphony

The KSO is hosting a FREE Spooky Symphony on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Submit your photos by SUN OCT 25 — Kids | Family/Group | Pets EMAIL: education@KalamazooSymphony.com | FACEBOOK: @KalamazooSymphony


What does the announcement "KPS will continue remote instruction for Trimester II" mean for my family?

Dr. Raichoudhuri announced on Thursday, October 22nd that option one (1) students will remain remote for the second trimester. This means that we will continue to provide virtual instruction daily for students. As a staff, we are committed to keeping your child safe and offering a quality education. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to reach out.

What are the office hours for Woods Lake Elementary School?

Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m.

What can I do to support my child with learning from home?

Routine is important! Continue to structure your child's day. This will give them a sense of normalcy, set an expectation, and help them remain calm and focused.

In what ways can I help my child with academics?

Be sure to check your child's google classroom. It will keep you informed about your child's progress. You may also connect your personal email to the account to remain updated.