Woodfield's Parent Newsletter
January 2019 - Woodfield Elementary
As we enter a new year,it is always nice to reflect as well as goal set for the new year. As you come into Woodfield you will now see posted a data board with "Monthly Attendance", "All Day Attendance by Grade Level", and "PBIS Data". These data points are all attached to goals. The data board is located in the trophy case as you walk into the building.
Winter MAPs Testing
In January all students will be taking their Mid-Year assessments in Reading and Math. The NWEA /MAPS Test, which is a nationally normed assessments, that allows us to compare our student against like aged students from across the nation in the areas of reading and math. Students will take these assessments in May where we will then be able to measure the years growth for each student. Please pay close attention to our child’s planner and news letters from their teachers as each classroom will have an individual schedule for these assessments. It is very important that students are in school, having had breakfast and a good night sleep.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me.
What are student learning and doing?
4-Year-Old Kindergarten and 5-Year Old Kindergarten
When to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
Children learn best when they are healthy, but they also learn best when they are in school. So, when your school age child complains of not feeling well on a school day, a decision must be made as to whether the child should stay home or go to school.
It is important to make the right decision because one sick child in a school setting can result in spreading the illness to others. However, if a child is having difficulties in school, he or she may claim to be ill when they are not, making success in school a challenge due to excessive absences.
If your child is experiencing any of the following illnesses* or symptoms of illness, please keep your child home from school:
Oral temperature 100 or greater
(Must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school without medications to reduce fever)
Vomiting- (Must be vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school)
Pink eye** (Must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school)
Diarrhea- (If student has two or more watery stools in 24 hours, please keep home for 24 hours after last watery stool)
Strep throat/infection** (Must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school)•
Rash (School needs medical documentation on whether rash is contagious or not in order to be in school)
Pertussis (whooping cough)**
*This is not a complete listing of communicable diseases that would require exclusion from school.
**These illnesses require diagnosis by a medical provider. Follow medical recommendations. Please inform school of these diagnoses. Additional follow up by the health department may be needed.
Please consider sending your child to school if they have these complaints in the absence of fever or vomiting, as many of these resolve on their own during the school day: nausea, headache, exhaustion/complaints of being “tired”.
Skipping breakfast is the most common cause of these complaints; encouraging your child to eat a healthy breakfast can not only prevent these symptoms, but increase school performance and establish a lifetime healthy eating habits.
If your child has a long-term illness that requires extended absences from school, please contact the main office as soon as possible so arrangements can be made for make up work. If your child develops a pattern of absences due to illness, a meeting will be arranged with you, the School Nurse, Principal, School Counselor and your child to create a plan to prevent your student from falling behind in their schoolwork.
If you are unsure if it is appropriate to send your child to school, please contact your physician or local health department at (262) 898-4460.
Thank you, and have a healthy and productive school year:
Jill Sheeley R.N., B.S.N.
School Closing Announcements
As a reminder, if school is going to close for the day due to weather, you will receive a phone call through School Messenger and it will be listed with local TV stations.
Please try to get in the habit of checking the weather in the morning to make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
Free weather apps:
1) The Weather Channel
2) Apple's Weather App
3) Weather Underground
WGSD Board Policy regarding school closure:
8220 - SCHOOL DAY
The District shall have either a late start or close when the wind chill is -35 degrees Fahrenheit or greater. If the actual thermometer reading is a -25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, school will be closed.
The District Administrator shall have the authority to determine which school-related activities may be conducted if the school is closed for a period of time. S/He shall prepare appropriate guidelines for communication to students, parents, and others regarding the scheduling and conduct of such activities.
Note from the School Counselor
Dear Parent/Guardian of WGSD 6th Grade Student,
It is time to schedule you child’s ACP conference through Skyward Family Access*. The ACP conference will be held for a half hour during the school day in the month of January. The conference will be held with the student, school counselor, and parent(s). It will be a student-led conference in which the student will go over some of the key components that were covered throughout the first half of the year regarding ACP. Also included in the conference will be a brief piece on the middle school transition to Fox River.
Click here for instructions of how to schedule your ACP conference. Although your child’s ACP conference is will Mrs. Voegeli, you’ll be signing up for a conference assigned to Mrs. Inda NOT Mrs. Voegeli this is for scheduling purposes only. Mrs. Inda will not be apart of the ACP conference. We ask that you sign up for a conference time before Tuesday, January 2nd. Please contact Alicia Burton at 262-514-8230 or email@example.com if you are having issues scheduling your conference.
As this is the student’s first experience with ACP, it will be an introductory meeting for both the student and parent. The ACP process will continue to expand and deepen as your student transitions to middle and high school. Please sign up as soon as possible as time slots will fill up fast! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
262-514-8230 ext 3108
Drop Off & Pick-Up
Pick-up/Drop-off Procedure – At Woodfield Elementary School, we place a great deal of emphasis on student safety. If your child is driven to and from school, please make sure to drop him/her off on the school side of the driveway. All too often, parents “double park” and students are dropped off or picked up from the outside lane of traffic and they need to cross between many cars. This is not a safe practice and it sets a bad example for our students. Also, if you park in the lot, please escort your children to and from the car. Staff members will not allow children to walk to and from cars in the lot without adult supervision. If you need to leave your vehicle to come into school for any reason, please park in one of the marked spaces in the lot and not in the driveway. Driveway parking is only for immediate drop-offs or pick-ups. Parents are also reminded that cars are not permitted to drive around the back of the building.
Please Remember These Drop-Off and Pick-Up Rules:
- Children must enter and exit vehicles on the passenger side of the vehicle only (keeping them safely out of the lane of moving traffic).
- Cars may pull up only to the curb and may not “double park” in order to pick up a child for any reason. Children may not walk between parked cars in order to board their parent’s “double parked” vehicle for any reason.
- Drivers should not leave their vehicle and must remain seated in the driver’s seat in order to pull ahead when necessary (except to help a small child get into the car).
- Cars must pull ahead to fill in the gaps that occur when a vehicle exits.
- The curb is not a parking area and cars that are left parked there create a backup for everyone.
- Parents parking in the parking lot for pickup are required to walk up the sidewalk to escort their child back to the car.
- Cars should not block the road where busses need to exit.
- No vehicles are allowed to drive behind the school between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM as these are the main times children are arriving to and leaving school.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Jan 8 PTO Meeting 4:00
Jan 14 Board Meeting 6:00 Evergreen
Jan 16 Student Council 7:45
Jan 17 1st grade field trip to Golden Rondelle
Jan 21 4th Grade Math 24 @ Trailside
Jan 22 5th Grade Math 24 @ Trailside
Jan 22 6th Grade - Middle School Scheduling
Jan 24 6th Grade Math 24 @ Trailside
Jan 25 2nd Grade field trip to Golden Rondelle
Jan 28 Board Meeting 6:00 Evergreen
Feb 1 WASBF Rehearsal 1-4 @ HS