Wolverine News

November 16, 2020

Dear Families,

There's a lot of new information this week! Please take a few moments to read through our current newsletter. All new and updated articles are posted on the uppermost part of the newsletter and recurring articles on the lowermost.

Our mission is to prepare our students for the best comprehensive distance learning experience possible. We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that they:

  • Attend all classes, arrive on time, and be prepared and ready for the day's learning.
  • Complete and turn in all assignments on time.
  • Consistently communicate with their teachers.
  • Know that you expect them to succeed in school.

Together we will make this Mission Possible!

Ms. Elise Catanese


WOMS is EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)

School Office Hours

Due to the new COVID safety guidelines outlined by the governor, our office will be open by appointment only. Any families needing to visit the school will need to call ahead and schedule an appointment at 503-663-3323. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through these challenging times.

Quarter 1 Final Grades

Final grades for quarter one will be available to view in StudentVue and ParentVue this week. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about a particular grade.

PTC School Fundraiser - Yard Signs

Missed out on West Orient yard signs this fall? No worries, we have you covered! Simply place your order via our Square Store and you will be contacted by our PTC for sign pick up arrangements.

Each yard sign is $20 and all profits go directly back to our wonderful teachers and staff (Teacher/Staff Grant Fund). Signs are also water proof, so you can keep showing your WO Pride all season long!

Please make sure to place your yard sign order by Monday December 7th. Have questions? Reach out to Megan Leonard at Leonardmegan84@gmail.com or 503-539-6482

Link for West Orient Pride Sign: https://checkout.square.site/buy/RGTNF2JVUEB2HRR55RPIFTIL

Link for West Orient Mission Possible Sign: https://checkout.square.site/buy/CJ462EBIEA6USHGCMAV5J654

WOMS Online Book Fair is OPEN!

Visit our webpage (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/westorient) for a 360º virtual tour. Enjoy access to over 6000 items and free shipping on book orders over $25. All orders ship directly to you and help support purchase of books to benefit all WOMS students! Thank you so much for your support!

Here's a book fair pdf with links is attached, as well:


Materials Distribution Drive-Thru

On November 18th from 2-6 PM, WOMS will be holding our 2nd quarter materials distribution drive-thru. At this time students and families can come to school to pick up supplies that will be needed for the 2nd quarter of the year.

For 6th graders, this will mean picking up just a new dry erase marker and/or a jump rope if participating in PE and an Outdoor School backpack. 6th grade supplies will be distributed at the front of the school in the drive-thru near the main school entrance on Orient Drive.

For 7th and 8th graders, this will mean picking up a novel, some school supplies, and some materials packets for different courses (including a jump rope if participating in PE). 7th and

8th grade supplies will be distributed in the same manner as the first distribution. Cars will pull to the back of the school through designated lanes. Enter at the upper gate on Orient Drive and exit onto Short Road.

Mrs. McBride will also have music for distribution to students who are taking band classes.

Please practice safe social distancing by wearing a mask and staying in your vehicle during the event. See you soon!

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Student-Led Parent Conferences

Conferences are conducted virtually through your child's advisory class via Google Meets. Conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes. It's important that your child is with you during the conference as they will be reviewing their progress for each class and setting goals for the upcoming quarter.

Please contact your student's advisory teacher or the Main Office at (503) 663-3323, if you need assistance in scheduling a conference day/time or if you need an Interpreter present for your conference.

Student Immunizations & Health Clinic Information

Just a reminder that students still need to have their immunizations up to date by the exclusion day in February so that students are not excluded when we return to in-person instruction.

Locations for Immunizations: Click here!

WOMS Counseling Center

Hello again, Wolverine Students & Families!

Our "new normal" continues to impact us and those around us in many different ways. Whether it be housing, bills, food, mental health, or other needs, I am happy to help connect you to those resources. The links below are by category and can be translated to your home language. Other specific resource links can be found on the WOMS Counseling Website.

Rental & Housing Assistance

Utilities Assistance

Food Resources

Mental Health

Please don't hesitate to contact me! Students & Families can always email me or submit a Request Form.

-Ms. Kinder

Do you need Technology Help?

If I have further technology related questions, where can I get help?

For further technology questions, please contact our school at 503-663-3323. Our school will work to get you in touch with a staff member who is able to assist you, or pass along further information to the Technology Department. You may now also get in touch by calling our Family Tech Assistance Line at 503-258-4733.