The Wildcat Way

Weekly Update (Week of November 16th-20th)

Will my child transition to virtual learning?

At Woodfield, we understand and recognize our obligation to keep students and staff safe. We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to our students. We are working closely with the Central Racine County Health Department on their recommendations for the health and safety of our students and staff. We receive our information regarding positive COVID-19 cases from the Central Racine County Health Department every day, including Saturdays and Sundays. Therefore, you may receive a notification of your child's classroom transition to virtual learning on a weekend. We will inform you as soon as possible. The message will contain information about how virtual learning will be conducted, and when the students are scheduled to return. We continue to remain hopeful that the spread of COVID-19 will slow, and we are able to keep as many students in-person learning for a long as possible at our schools.

When to keep your child home for Illness symptoms:

We are trying hard to keep the school building open to students but we NEED your help. It is imperative that your household follows this symptom checklist (these absences will be excused and DO NOT count against your child's attendance record):


Your child MUST stay home if they have at least one symptom from this list:

 Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

 New cough, or a cough gets worse

 Difficulty or trouble breathing

 New loss of taste or smell

Your child MUST stay home if they have at least two symptoms from this list, even if they do not have any symptoms from the first list above:

 Sore throat

 Nausea

 Vomiting

 Diarrhea

 Chills

 Muscle pain

 Excessive fatigue (being very tired)

 New or severe headache

 New nasal congestion or runny nose

Covid-19 Dashboard

When should my child arrive to school?

Supervision begins on the playground at 8:15 a.m. We ask that students do not arrive to school prior to that time for their safety. Please keep in mind that as the weather gets colder that the earlier they arrive to school they longer they wait to enter the building by 8:35 a.m. Unless there are below zero temperatures or negative wind chills students will remain outside until entering the building for the start of the school day. We strongly encourage gloves, mittens, winter jackets, hats, and snow pants come to school daily when weather permits.

What's for Breakfast?

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What's for hot lunch this week?

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Family School Climate Survey

We want to hear about your experiences with your child’s education. It includes questions about your child’s learning, school safety, and interpersonal relationships, as well as your attitudes about the institutional environment and your personal involvement in school. Your responses will be very helpful in improving student relationships, learning conditions, and the overall school environment.

All your responses are completely anonymous. We have no way to connect you to your answers, and results will only be reported as group responses. There are no right or wrong answers. We just want to know about your personal experiences.

As you respond to each item, think about your own personal experiences as a parent or caregiver at your child’s school. Please answer all items, or your answers won't count. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes.


Click here to begin the survey. Thank you for your time and participation!

This week at Woodfield:

Breakfast/Lunch Availability for JEDI/Virtual Learning students

If you'd like to request meals for your children if you are a JEDI family please click here to complete a meal order form. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Aramark Food Service Office at (262) 514-8280.

Picture Re-Take Day

Did you miss our picture day or would like to request a retake? Mortensen photography will return on Monday, November 23rd for photos. Photos that were taken mid-October were sent home with students on 11/11. If your child was not present in school you can pick them up from the office anytime 8:00 - 4:00 p.m Monday-Friday. If you would like your child to have their photos retaken, please return the photo package to school with your child and let their teacher know you'd like them to have a retake done.


If you did not order pictures but you would still like to please follow the ordering instructions below:


Ordering information:


  1. Visit https://mortensen.orderschoolpix.com/31647
  2. Enter password: prepay
  3. Enter your email address, click submit
  4. Choose your background before adding packages and products
  5. You do not need to print a receipt or fill out any additional forms when ordering online.

If you have any questions please contact Mortensen Photography at studio@mortensenphotography.com.

Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, November 25th is an early release day. Dismissal will be at 11:30. There will be no school Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th.

Did you know?

The Waterford Graded School District has an APP? Go to your Google Play Store or Apple Store and search Waterford Graded School District and download the app today. All the information that is on our website is also available on the APP. Have questions or comments about our site please contact Heidi Engel at 262-514-8200 Ext. 5000.

Support Woodfield via Amazon Smile

This year, the PTO is trying a new and easy way to fundraise! We are now part of Amazon Smile! If you are an Amazon shopper, this is an easy way to earn money for Woodfield. Simply sign up for Amazon Smile and choose Woodfield PTO as your donation. Then, all qualifying purchases will earn 0.5% back for our school! The prices and the shopping experience remain the same. Please share with family and friends, to help raise even more money. With the holidays coming up, this is an easy way to get your shopping done and help the PTO at the same time. Thank you for your help!

Waterford Graded District Monthly Newsletter

Click here to view a copy of the Waterford Graded School District newsletter for the month of November.

Are you receiving text messages, phone calls, and emails from the district?

If you have not been receiving all of our emails, phone calls, and text messages sent by Woodfield and/or our district PLEASE click here for instructions of how to make sure you're receiving all of our communications and update phone numbers and emails accordingly.


Thank you!

Who to contact in the office?

Ms. Tracey Conners, Woodfield Elementary Principal

Mrs. Julie Voegeli, Woodfield School Counselor

Mrs. Alicia Burton, Principal Secretary (Enrollments, student information/needs, Health room)

Mrs. Lynn Irvine, Building Secretary (Attendance, Food Service accounts, Health Room)

Mr. Chris McMahon, WGSD Nurse

Mr. Adam Krueger, Woodfield/Trailside School Psychologist

Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel, WGSD School Social Worker

Mrs. Lisa Peterson, Aramark Food Service Coordinator