Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update~September 14-18

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Our Open House will be on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. We will begin with a slide show where I will present to you key components of our school and curriculum. Then you will have an opportunity to meet the teachers. The teachers will be waiting in their google classrooms for you to click and meet them. They will prepare 12 minute presentations with Q&A as families get to know the teacher!

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune enrollment has begun! Information to enroll is found HERE! The Elementary Program will begin on September 22nd. We will be hosting group programming over Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm-5 pm.

We are also continuing our strings program with Mr. Scott Robbins teaching our students in 4th and 5th grade. See information HERE

Our behavior policies are still in tact. The KPS student code of conduct is located below. Simply download and review.

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Community Corner

We are thankful for our partnerships. Please view their September newsletters.
Woods Lake PTO


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

Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 5:30-7pm

This is an online event.

First Day Shoe Fund

Friday, Sep. 18th, 3-5pm

3600 Vanrick Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

First Day Shoe Fund will be hosting the shoe distribution this year at the Wings Event Center. Although it will look a little different, they are doing everything they can to ensure that students have the opportunity to receive a pair of shoes this year!

Attendance is Required this Fall!

What does required attendance mean for Option 1 students:

  • You need to attend your A or B Group with your teacher in the morning.
  • You need to attend your assigned small group in the afternoon.
  • Some of you may be meeting with Mrs. Byrd-Sikuandi, Ms. Childress, Mrs. Smith, or others and those are also required.

What does required attendance mean for Option 2a - KVLP students:

  • You need to be logging on in Calvert Learning and completing your lessons.
  • At least 2 times per week, you need to check in with your Woods Lake Teacher.
  • KVLP families, please read this letter with important 2a clarification: Click Here

Social Emotional Learning


A strong feeling, such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general. Many words can describe your emotions. How are you feeling today?
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When should my child attend specials?

Specials will be required for students twice a week. They may choose from Art, Music or PE sessions throughout the week. They must choose two different specials each week.

What do I do if my child will be absent from school?

Please inform the classroom teacher of any absence and be sure that your child makes up the work and also views the asynchronous (recorded) lesson.

Will students be able to pick up food packs? If so, when?

Free meal packets are available to all KPS students in both the three-tiered/trimester option or the virtual options. Meal packs include breakfast and lunch for multiple days. Distribution at Woods Lake is Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

How do we set up my child's Chromebook?

Below is a link to a document that you can download. There are step by step directions and a picture tutorial that will help guide you through this process.

How does my child access Lexia or Dreambox ?

Lexia is a reading program and Dreambox is a math program that we use to support our students. Below are step by step directions. Students must access both learning portals.

KPS Household Information Form

Time for Vaccinations

Box Tops for Education