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April 9, 2021

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Updates - All Grade Levels


FuelEd MAINTENANCE - APRIL 10 -- PLEASE READ!


FuelEd will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 for critical, planned maintenance.

If users attempt to access the Online School during this window, they will see a maintenance notice.

Important: All school work in progress should be completed before this maintenance window starts.


From our Parent Liaison Group:

Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching, set to take place the week of May 3rd! If you would like to contribute to gift bags we will be making for each teacher please use this link for our sign up:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/158VLJPc1lvrxRXomTLe1g1YNbUpwZN28qxKP3hOBTbo/edit?usp=sharing


Donations can be dropped off at our District Office Monday-Wednesday between 10 am and 3 pm. Please get your donations in by April 26th. Thank you for your consideration and support of our wonderful staff!


INFORMATION FOR 3-12 GRADE PARENTS REGARDING STATE TESTING FROM OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a “Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form”.


This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. In response, ODE plans to ask the United States Department of Education for a temporary pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.


  • If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s school.
  • If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on April 13th, 2021.


Please visit our Online Program webpage for Opt-out forms in English and Spanish. Should you so choose, please return your Opt-out form to your appropriate Online Program director.

Please scroll to access the weekly update for your grade level(s)!

Primary Level

Dear Primary Families,


Program Updates:

In January, February, and March I shared updates about teacher learning around the topics of identity, diversity, and justice. This month the primary program team will be focused on the topic of action which is part of Oregon’s Social Study standards and our district adopted lessons to address those standards. The Social Justice Domain of Action is so important because it allows students to take their learning and feel empowered to act. Actions might include talking to a friend or family about new learning, making posters, attending a march, or being a part of a campaign for change.


Each grade level team has created their own timeline for these lessons. They are integrating the topics into morning meetings, reading, writing, and/or social studies. We are excited about this learning and our partnership with each of you. As always, if you have questions please feel free to reach out to me or your child’s classroom teacher.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Jules Laaperi

Director of Primary


Primary School Picture Days

Here is a spreadsheet of what we know about Primary School Picture Days. Please contact your home school for additional information!

Middle Level

We are getting ready to wrap up Quarter 3. Students will have a regular school day on April 16th. The week of April 19th will be a week for students to get caught up. Students will not have school on April 23rd. Please encourage your student to also complete any courses they may still be working on from quarters 1 and/or 2.


Have you met Ms. Krueger yet? Ms. Kathy Krueger is our fabulous online tutor. She works with students who want additional one on one support with any of their courses. Please see her schedule below:


Monday sessions available for 8th grade students:

10:30-11:00 social studies, 1:00-1:30 language arts, 1:30-2pm math

Tuesday sessions available for 7th graders:

10:30-11:00 Math, 11:00-11:30 language arts, 1:00-1:30 social studies

Wednesday sessions for 6th graders:

10:30-11:00 language arts, 11;00-11;30 social studies, 1;00-1;30 math


** It is best to arrange ahead of time with Mrs. Krueger if you would like to attend a session. Just email her, kruegerk@wlwv.k12.or.us.


Learning Coach Homework

Check your student’s progress for each course they are taking. Make sure they are making progress towards completing any Q1 or Q2 courses they are still working on. Contact teachers if you have any questions.


  • School Counselor Counselor: Kim Gwin- Social-emotional & academic support, schedule adjustments, and outside resource connection facilitator; questions about 504. Email Ms. Gwin directly at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us. Students are also encouraged to give Mrs. Gwin a Zoom video call any time.

  • MS Program Asst: Julie Nesbit-ParentVUE & StudentVue accounts and questions.

  • OLP Program Assistant: Julie Lane-Learning Coach Accounts. laneJ@WLWV.k12.or.us

  • Course Teacher- Student Academic Assignments and Progress

  • Julie Westerman-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grades 6 and 7)

  • Rebecca Belknap-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grade8)

  • Rochelle Gutierrez- Supports for emerging bilingual students

  • Program Director: Mayra Gómez-Online Program questions. gomezm@wlwv.k12.or.us


Clubs and Activities


Fun Friday : April 30th, 10a.m-12p.m

Talent Show: 10-11 am. Fill out this google form and send to Mrs. K to share your wonderful talent OR just come support your classmates. Please respond by April 26. 11-12: GAMES,GAMES, GAMES: Kahoot and more!!


Chess Club: 3-4 PM on Wednesdays. Come learn about one of the most famous strategy games in the world and play against other students! We meet on Zoom Link from 3-4 PM on Wednesdays, and we're looking to have a tournament in April. Drop-ins are always welcome! Contact Mr. Bell for questions.

Online Middle School Chess Tournament - April 13-16!! (NEW!!)

  • Open only to WLWV Online Students

  • First round, students play others in their group

  • Second part=elimination rounds with consolation games

  • Need to set up a chess.com account (directions sent after you register)

  • Games are set up via email with your partner=so schedules are flexible

  • Registration link


Open Lunch: 12-12:30 on Thursdays. Come meet new people and socialize over this Zoom link from 12-12:30. Students are put in break out rooms so that you have time to just talk or play games with other students. Contact Mr. Bell for questions.


German Club: All German students are invited to German conversation Club Fridays from 9:30-10:30am. We will be talking with our German partner school students! This week's topic: Dream Jobs! Check your Class Connect to join. Contact Ms. MacGregor for questions.


Art Club: Wednesdays at 2p.m

Zoom Link

Contact Mrs. Black for more information: blackm@wlwv.k12.or.us


Robotics Girls Camp (NEW!!)

Changing the SySTEM is a free opportunity designed to create hands-on and educational opportunities for females in grades 6-8. Our camp will feature electrical, building, and coding lessons, as well as presentations from female industry professionals! This camp will take place on Zoom, with the option for an in-person event for students to show off their creations. For more information and camp dates and times, please view our flyer below, and sign up here: https://forms.gle/sMYqTzRqfmqgwB5h9. Feel free to contact us at wlhsfrc@gmail.com with any questions.


Announcement from Athey Creek MS

Track & Field (Hybrid/CDL/WKOP)

We are thrilled to announce that the Athey Creek Track and Field season will begin on Monday, April 19th! As we embark on yet another journey during these unprecedented times, here is an overview of what the season will look like:

  • This will be a five-week season that runs from April 19th - May 20th.

  • Practices will occur Monday through Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15. Student-athletes can attend practices from 2-4 times per week.

  • A $25 participation fee is required for all student-athletes.

    • If this fee is a barrier to participation, please contact Darlene Wilmes (wilmesd@wlwv.k12.or.us) to discuss scholarship money.

  • This season will not include any formal meets, but will include some elements of competition among the team.

  • Safety requirements, including physical distancing, cohorting, and mask wearing will be in place based on current guidelines during all practices.

  • An activity bus is not available this year so students will need transportation.

To complete the sign-up process for track and field and to be ready to participate on Monday, April 19th, please complete the following:

  1. Complete and submit the 2020-2021 ACMS Cougar Track & Field Sign-up form

  2. Complete payment of the participation fee ($25 per student) using SchoolPay

  3. Review and sign the Communicable Disease Student-Athlete Agreement Form

  4. Complete the School Sports Pre-Participation Examination form (parts 1 and 2).

NOTE: Pre-participation physicals are good for two years. If you believe your student-athlete has a current pre-participation physical, please contact Darlene Wilmes (wilmesd@wlwv.k12.or.us).

Please contact Kevin Hertel, Assistant Principal (hertelk@wlwv.k12.or.us) with any questions.


Announcement from Meridian Creek MS

MCMS is tentatively scheduling the start of track for April 19th. We have a sign up form located in our grade level Google Classrooms (which WKOP students are a part of). Here's a link to the MCMS track form


Announcement from Wood MS

Track & Field Club (Hybrid/CDL/WKOP)

We are excited to offer a Track & Field experience for students this Spring. Track & Field Club will begin the week of April 19th and run for 5 weeks. Practices will be held at Wood and will run from 3:15pm-4:15pm on designated days (Mon/Wed group and a Tues/Thurs group). There will be a $25 fee to participate in Track & Field Club. We want all interested students to be able to participate so if this fee would make that challenging for your family, there are full scholarships available so please contact the front office at 503-673-7500. Please contact Wood Middle School for additional information and to sign up!


Announcement from Rosemont Ridge MS

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Important Dates:

Updates to 2020-21 School Year Calendar

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District approved changes to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar to recognize canceled school days that occurred in February due to extensive power outages. The full calendars can be located on the district website. Key changes include:

  • MS OLP Math Rotation Calendar

  • MAPS Math test on April on April 9th.

  • MAPS Make up on April 21th.

  • The last day of Quarter 3 for Middle and High Schools is now April 22;

  • The April 16 certified work day will now take place on April 23. That means that April 16 will be a regular instructional day for middle and high school students;

  • The last day of school for all schools is now June 22.


For 8th Graders ONLY:

WLWV MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLINE PROGRAM

FORECASTING RESOURCES 21-22


Did you miss WHS Forecasting Evening? No worries! Check out the Webinar links below.

Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night (Spanish): https://mediacast.wlwv.k12.or.us/url/105113

Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night (English): https://mediacast.wlwv.k12.or.us/url/105114

Forecasting Current 9th Grade: https://mediacast.wlwv.k12.or.us/url/105116.


WEST LINN HIGH SCHOOL

ALL 8th grade students with intention to attend West Linn High School, please check out the following!!! Your Online Program Middle School Counselor is Ms. Kimberly Gwin and if families have forecasting questions, please email her at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us. You’re also welcome to connect with the West Linn High School staff by email and during their Virtual Forecasting Drop-In sessions listed below.

Please follow these steps and mark down the following dates for future 9th grader forecasting with West Linn High School, home of the Lions!

· View the WLHS 9th Grade Forecasting Smore to view all upcoming events and resources such as:

o Tutorials and instructions on how to forecast via YouTube

o Explore classes, better understand course descriptions, diploma requirements and opportunities at WLHS utilizing the West Linn High School Academic Program Guide

· Monday, April 12th at 6:00pm | WLHS Incoming 9th Grade Family Night Webinar Link (English, only)

o Passcode: 188481

· All Forecasting forms will go live on Monday, April 12 through the WLHS 9th Grade Forecasting Smore and the West Linn High School Forecasting Webpage

· Virtual Forecasting Drop-In Sessions, hosted by WLHS Counselors; please access the Zoom link that belongs to the assigned counselor by future 9th gr. student’s last name.

o Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16

o 8:00am-9:00am & 12:45pm-1:15pm

o Michelle Olson (Student last names, A-E) | olsonm@wlwv.k12.or.us | Zoom Link

o Carly Halverson (Student last names F-K) | halversc@wlwv.k12.or.us | Zoom Link

o Greg Bean (Student last names L-R) | beang@wlwv.k12.or.us | Zoom Link

o Connor Gustafson (Student last names S-Z) | gustafsc@wlwv.k12.or.us | Zoom Link


WILSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

ALL 8th grade students with intention to attend Wilsonville High School, please check out the following!!! Your Online Program Middle School Counselor is Ms. Kimberly Gwinand if families have forecasting questions, please email her at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us. You’re also welcome to connect with the Wilsonville High School staff. Please review the Counselor breakdown by last name, below.

Please follow these steps and mark down the following dates for future 9th grader forecasting with Wilsonville High, home of the Wildcats!

· Join the WHS Class of 2025 Counseling Google Classroom using your student Google account: ujbz6xc.

· Tutorials and instructions on how to access the Forecasting System will be provided on the Google Classroom. Families can also access these updates on the Counseling Department page within the WHS website. All student’s future high school counselors are available for questions and support.

· To explore classes, better understand course descriptions, diploma requirements and opportunities at WHS, please review the Wilsonville High School Curriculum Guide

· Online Forecasting in StudentVue will open for all 8th grade students:

o Thursday, April 1st and close on Friday, April 16.

· Virtual Drop-In Forecasting Help Session Zoom Link for all future 9th graders:

o Friday, April 2 & 9, 1:00-3:00pm

o Monday, April 5th- Thursday, April 8th from 2:00-3:30pm

o Wednesday, April 7th, 5:00-7:00 pm

· Wilsonville High School Counselor Contact Information:

o Alyson Leatherman (Student last names, A-Fi) | leathera@wlwv.k12.or.us

o Lucia Meza (Student last names, Fl-K & ELL) | mezal@wlwv.k12.or.us

o Andre Abraham (Student last names, L-Ra) | abrahama@wlwv.k12.or.us

o Christine Moon (Student last names, Re-Z) | moonc@wlwv.k12.or.us

High Level

Hello Online Families!


IMPORTANT DATES:

April 22nd - Last Day of Quarter 3

April 23rd - Grading Day (no school for secondary students)

April 26th - Quarter 4 Starts

May 8th - SAT @ Wilsonville High School

May 31st - Memorial Day No School

June 4th- Last Day for Seniors

June 8th- WLHS Graduation

June 9th- ATHS Graduation

June 10th- WVHS Graduation

June 22nd - Last Day of School


WRAPPING UP Q3

Students currently have two weeks remaining in the quarter. They will be receiving their new and final FuelEd courses on Monday, 4/26. We are almost to the finish line! It is imperative that students wrap up their current courses and any incompletes they may still have so they are not overwhelmed with beginning their new courses. Also, something to keep in mind is that Q4 courses will not have any wiggle room for extending past the end date. All courses must be completed by the end of Q4 including all incompletes. If your student is overwhelmed with their work and you are concerned about them, please reach out to myself and/or our school counselor Tammie Lewis and we will meet with you to make a plan for your student that reduces their stress! It never hurts to reach out for help. That is what we are here for!


WLWV SOCIAL WORKER WEBSITE OVERVIEW

Join Sarah Hiatt and Brittany Bucholz, two of our District Social Workers as they show you how to navigate to the Social Worker Website for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. There you will find information on resources you can access in areas such as mental health, caregiving, basic needs and more! https://youtu.be/eJlCZvFANl4


3 MINUTES WITH SOCIAL WORKERS: FINDING A THERAPIST

Welcome to Three Minutes with your WLWV Social Workers. In this video you will get information on where to find helpful tips to identify a therapist who is a good fit while working with your insurance!

https://youtu.be/eJlCZvFANl4


AMONG US/PICTIONARY GAME NIGHT TONIGHT

Game night will be held TONIGHT at 7PM. Students can come to the following Zoom link to play Among Us and an online version of Pictionary. Encourage your student to participate in this fun social event! ZOOM LINK


ECOLOGY CLUB NEWSLETTER

Our ecology club is doing amazing work and has created a newsletter to share with the community. They are always looking for more student involvement so if your student is interested, please have them attend the meetings on Fridays at noon. The class connect link can be found already on each student’s class connect schedule. Also, feel free to follow them on instagram: wlecologyclub

https://sites.google.com/wlwv.k12.or.us/wlwvonlineprogramecologyclub/home


LEARNING COACH TIPS AND HELP

We have a new video this week! In the video this week, Carrie discusses motivation and growth mindset and discusses ways that learning coaches can help students maintain and improve their growth mindset. Here is a link to the new video: https://youtu.be/bax6TIqNgYM


We also have these helpful videos on the main youtube sight as well:

  1. Making the Most of Spring Break

  2. Checking Student Progress in Cengage

  3. Creating a Catch Up Calendar for Incomplete Courses

  4. Checking grades in ParentVue

  5. Keeping Tabs on your Student’s Progress in Fuel

Click on the link and check out her amazing videos. We hope these will be helpful as we continue to navigate this online journey together!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_IYs7TZBty6gtr2GyaQ8kcCtV_Dkx5_y


I hope everyone has a great weekend and is able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are experiencing!


Sincerely,

Becca

General Information for All Grade Levels

Who Do I Contact?

West Linn-Wilsonville K12 Online Program