Woodland Elementary School

Elementary Updates for November 19

A Note from Mr. Wollberg

What a great week at Elementary. The highlight for me was being to announce to our students and staff that we not only reached our goal of $2400.00 to send two Veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington DC but surpassed it! In fact, we raised so much money it took the bank close to 45 minutes to count all the money we raised. Our grand total we raised $2405.24 and once again, thank you all for your generosity.


As a reminder, we have Parent/Teacher conferences next week. In-Person Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 22. Please adhere to your timeslot and arrive 5 minutes prior and please plan on leaving immediately after your conference has concluded. Due to the COVID pandemic, we are also enacting the following procedures:


  • Masks are required for all adults. If you are unable to wear a mask please re-schedule with your child's teacher to attend virtually on Tuesday, November 23.


  • Please stay home and reschedule their in-person conference if anyone in their house is ill or has any symptoms of Covid-19.


  • We are also encouraging to only send one adult to the conference if at all possible.


  • Students should not attend conferences as our Fall conferences are for Parents to receive updates on their child's progress.


Lastly, please see below for important information related to our Holiday Food Drive. This is a wonderful event that is always a highlight of the year for so many throughout the Woodland community. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and my next weekly correspondence will be in December!


Sincerely,


Ryan Wollberg

Principal/Elementary

Shield Testing Updates

Effective Monday, November 29 all Elementary students whose families have opted into SHIELD Testing will test on Mondays. We hope that this change will make it more effective for our health offices and administrators to reach out to families who have tested positive as well as identify close contacts in a timely manner.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

In-Person Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 1-8pm

17371 West Gages Lake Road

Grayslake, IL

In-Person Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 22. Please adhere to your timeslot and arrive 5 minutes prior and please plan on leaving immediately after your conference has concluded. Due to the COVID pandemic, we are also enacting the following procedures:



  • Masks are required for all adults. If you are unable to wear a mask please re-schedule with your child's teacher to attend virtually on Tuesday, November 23.


  • Please stay home and reschedule their in-person conference if anyone in their house is ill or has any symptoms of Covid-19.


  • We are also encouraging to only send one adult to the conference if at all possible.


  • Students should not attend conferences as our Fall conferences are for Parents to receive updates on their child's progress.

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 1-8pm

This is an online event.

On Tuesday, November 23 all Parent/Teacher Conferences are virtual. Classroom teachers will share the link with you prior to your scheduled conference. Please reach out to them with any specific questions regarding the format.

Picture Retakes at Elementary East and West

Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 9pm

17371 West Gages Lake Road

Grayslake, IL

Annual Holiday Food Drive and Book with an Educator Event

Annual Holiday Food Drive and Book with an Educator Event!



Woodland D50 is once again calling on staff and families to help support the Annual Holiday Food Drive.


  • Food Donations: Bring in your donations to school, or drop off your donations at the district office. Accepting Donations Now through Dec. 10! Follow this guide to see what is needed: English / Spanish

  • Financial Donations: Your donation will go toward purchasing food and other needed items for Woodland families. Please use this link to donate.

  • Receive a Food Package: Woodland families are invited to self-register if they wish to receive a food basket, or you can nominate a deserving family who may need support. Register Here.

  • Book with an Educator, Dec. 6: Woodland staff members will read their favorite books virtually in support of the annual food drive! Join us for a relaxing night in your pajamas and cozy up for a good book. You can listen to a story from any of our volunteers, from all of the buildings. Learn more: English and Spanish


Thank you in advance for supporting the Annual Holiday Food Drive. When we all come together to lift each other up, we are demonstrating what it means to be part of #LifeintheW!


Questions: Please contact Yuliana Yucus at yyucus@dist50.net or (847) 596-5635.

Winter Coats

Hello Parents and Guardians!


As the weather gets colder, we want to make sure all of our students have warm winter coats to wear to school. Elementary currently has a number of new winter coats in a variety of sizes that we can distribute to students in need. If your family would benefit from assistance in getting your child a new winter coat, please fill out this request form NO LATER THAN Tuesday, 11/23/2021. If you are requesting a coat for more than one child, please fill out a separate form for each child.


Please note: Our coat supply is limited and coats will be delivered in the order of the requests that are made. If we are not able to fill your request at this time, we will refer your family to the district's Operation Warm coat drive, which will begin in the upcoming weeks.

Abrigos de Invierno

Estimados Padres de Familia/Tutores:


Ahora que ha llegado el tiempo de frío queremos que todos nuestros estudiantes tengan su abrigo de invierno para asistir a clases. Nuestra escuela Elementary tiene abrigos nuevos de invierno en distintas tallas y colores para distribuir entre los estudiantes que lo necesiten. Si su hijo (a) necesita un abrigo de invierno, favor de llenar y enviar esta forma a mas tardar el martes 23 de noviembre, 2021. Favor de llenar una forma por separado para cada niño o niña que necesite un abrigo.


La cantidad de abrigos que tenemos es limitada, por lo que los abrigos se entregaran en el orden en que sus formas fueron recibidas. En caso de que no podamos llenar su pedido, lo referiremos a la campaña Operation Warm Coat que organizará nuestro distrito en las próximas semanas.

Library Conference Sign Up

If you would like to meet with your child's Media Specialist (Librarian) and hear about the exciting things your child will be learning this year, please follow the links below to sign up to meet with the teacher.

Health Updates

Hello Parents, we have the common goal of keeping your child safe, healthy, and learning. Here are a few kind reminders of D50 COVID-19 Guidance in accordance with the Lake County Health Dept:


  • Please keep your child home for any of the following symptoms: fever 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches.

  • A nurse's approval and a copy of a negative test result (PCR or rapid antigen) is needed for your child to be able to return to school.

  • Your child needs to be 24 hours free of fever and 48 hours free of vomiting and diarrhea without the use of medication before returning to school.

  • Call the nurse for an approved return date if you do not receive a call 24 hours after submission of the test results M-F 7:20AM-2:55PM.


We are happy to help. Please contact us for questions.


Nurse Cabalfin and Nurse Punsalan

EE: eehealthoffice@dist50.net 847-984-8810

EW: ewhealthoffice@dist50.net 847-984-8910

November Breakfast/Lunch Menu

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PTA News

Still need to renew your membership for this year? You can do it online at woodland50pta.com.


Be sure to follow Woodland 50 PTA on Facebook and check out our website for updates.


Upcoming PTA Events:


11/19: Good Night, Sleep Tight 6:30pm (Zoom), Register


OPEN PTA POSITIONS:


SUPPLY PACK COORDINATOR

The PTA is currently looking for a volunteer to be our Supply Pack Coordinator. The Supply Pack Coordinator oversees all aspects of the school supplies process. This includes but is not limited to getting updated lists from the schools, coordinating lists with the supply pack company, publishing the lists for Woodland families and helping to promote the online supply pack sale. The Supply Pack coordinator will work with and have support from the PTA Board members. Please contact us at dist50ptasec@gmail.com

if you are interested or have any questions about this position.

Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders

As we begin this year I wanted to share a couple quick reminders to help expedite our drop off and pick up experience at Elementary.


Drop Off in the Morning (starts at 7:25 and ends at 7:45):


  • Please consider having your child take the bus
  • If your child will be dropped off, please remain in your car at all times
  • If it is after 7:45, please park in Visitor spots and walk your child to their school's main office.


Pick Up Reminders:


  • We ask that parents who are picking up do not come until at least 2:05 as we have PE classes outside until that time and the earlier parents show up places a burden on these classes.
  • In the event you plan on picking up your child, please email your child's teacher or send in a written note as soon as possible so we are aware of the change. We will NOT allow them to go to pick up unless this comes directly from a parent/guardian.
  • In the pick up line, please do not block our transportation lot in the rear of the building so buses can come and go as necessary.
  • Please let transportation know of any address changes needed as these changes can take anywhere from 5-10 business days. Follow this link to complete the form.
  • If you would like to follow your child's bus in real time, consider downloading the Versatrans App found on the transportation website.
  • Please adhere to all signs and maintain a slow speed as to avoid any injuries to students or staff.


We truly appreciate your help in this matter and we thank you!

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COVID-19 Dashboard

With more students returning into the building we are hearing more and more questions about the relocation of classrooms and actual cases of Covid. Woodland created a COVID-19 Dashboard to help stakeholders understand the impact of this virus-specific to Woodland. Please check the dashboard daily to see case counts for students and staff. This is a live document and the data will be updated throughout the day as new cases are confirmed.


The COVID-19 dashboard provides a big picture view of COVID19 cases in our Woodland learning community. More specific information will be shared by us at Elementary or classroom level if your child was potentially impacted by a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.