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Principal Weekly update from Dr. West - 4/19

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If you questions, please contact the front office at 847-596-5900.

Important Information

Weekly Update

Dear Intermediate Wildcat Families,


Happy Friday!


This week included a lot of learning both inside and outside. Our PE staff has taken advantage of our weather to host their classes outside. We also have been focusing on the environment for Earth Day which includes many new plants growing in our school.


This next week Woodland Intermediate will be celebrating Dia Del Niño! This is a special day for children celebrated in Mexico since 1925 and around the world since 1956. Please join us in celebrating our children with participation in our spirit week. You can access the details using the link below. We would love to have you share photos as well. Please email them to Dr. West at lwest@dist50.net and with your permission we will share them on social media as well as our Foyer television.


We also want to thank you for continuing to remind your scholar about our cell phone policy now that we have students who have returned to in person learning. The policy is included for your reference.


Cellular telephones may be brought to school but must remain in the student’s backpack during regular school hours except with teacher permission. The cell phone must be turned off during this same period of time. Students who have a cellular telephone during school hours may have the phone confiscated by the principal or his/her designee. Parents will be contacted to pick up the phone. The student may be subject to disciplinary action according to School Board Policy and administrative procedures. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen phones.


Safety Reminder: Please be reminded to not send your child to school if they are not feeling well, keep them home from school. Also, keep them home from school if someone at home is sick and awaiting test results for Covid-19. You can contact the attendance line at 847-596-5901 and leave a message. Thank you for your partnership in keeping everyone safe.


Lastly, I want to share with you an update from our Superintendent, Dr. Casey. Please read this update as it includes information about the school fall return, the PTA, and the need for your input. I am including a link for you to access that update.


Dr. Casey's April 23, 2021 Update - English

Dr. Casey's April 23, 2021 Update - Espanol


Wishing you a wonderful weekend!



Sincerely,


Lisa

Dia del Nino - The Day of the Child Spirit Week!

Please send photos to Dr. West at lwest@dist50.net or to the Woodland Facebook Page

Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!


This Spring, the fair will be offered virtually for families. It will run from April 26 - May 9. The link to the flyer and to browse/order books is https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=woodland50



We appreciate your support!

Student Engagement Survey - Remote/Hybrid Learning

Woodland District 50 is committed to ensuring the student engagement of our remote learners. The best way to measure this is to ask for student input. The survey will now be administered by your child's classroom teacher bi-weekly rather than weekly.


Lisa

WILDCAT SUMMER ADVENTURES

Please click the link below for important information about our Wildcat Summer Adventures held at Intermediate this summer.


Wildcat Summer Adventures

#LifeintheW Lanyards

Please check your home for any green #LifeintheW and if you have one or more, please send them to school with your child. Thank you!

CHAMPIONS IS AT INTERMEDIATE

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Soccer Tryouts

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Virtual Among Us Game Night!

What: Virtual Among Us Game Night

Where: Online

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:45 - 6:45 pm and 6:45 - 7:45 pm

How: Use this link to sign up:


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d4aa4a623abf9cf8-among1

PTA MEETING

The final PTA meeting of the FY21 school year will be held on Thursday, May 6, at 7:00 pm. Please use the link below to sign up to attend the meeting.


Sign Up Information

We can't believe that our next meeting on May 6th will be our last meeting of this school year! You don't have to be a PTA member to attend or commit to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to connect with our District families and hear firsthand about all of the happenings at our schools.


To register for the meeting, sign up at the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA4A623ABF9CF8-woodland4. We will send out the Zoom information a few hours before the meeting.


Kelly Sisulak


TRANSPORTATION

Please check your child’s bus information by logging in HERE. You will need your Family ID Number which is both the login and password. You can find this in Skyward Family Access under “Student Information”. (View "My Child's Family" and look for "Family ID Number".) If a bus stop change is needed, please fill out the Revised Bus Information form as soon as possible. For further assistance, please call the main Transportation number at 847-856-3644 or email Trans@dist50.net.


PARENT DROP OFF/PARENT PICK UP: For those of you choosing to have your child participate in the parent pick-up, please make note that there is NO entry into our school during arrival and dismissal M-F. You must enter from Hunt Club Rd & Dada. If you are on the Cemetery Roadside, you can turn down Orchard Valley, drive straight to Hunt Club, and turn right to get into the West parking lot. We will have staff available to direct you once you arrive for drop-off and pick up. We will begin parent pick up at 2:55 daily and buses will begin dismissal around 3:15 daily.


MORNING DROP-OFF: For morning drop-off begins at 9:00 am. Please note that we will end parent drop-off at 9:15 each day. If you arrive after 9:15, please park and walk your child to the main entrance door. A staff member will make sure that self-certification has been completed and escort your child to their homeroom classroom.


AFTERNOON EARLY PICK UP: We are requesting that if you need to pick your child up early from school that you notify the office at 847-596-5900 by 2:15 the day of pick up. This will allow us to notify the classroom teacher of the early release. If you call after 2:15 pm, the office will do their best to have your child available but it may take longer to have them meet up with you because of the short notice.

Virtual Backpack

Are you looking for ways to receive additional information from Woodland? Please click on the link below for access to our Virtual Backpack.

Virtual Recess Continues


We realize that many of our students are struggling socially and emotionally in the virtual learning environment not having the opportunity to see and interact with their friends. So we will continue our virtual recess times for our remote learners during their scheduled recess time. This is a completely optional activity. We want to provide our students the opportunity to get their wiggles and side conversations out in a safe environment. We will be utilizing the Google Meet platform for our Virtual Recess and we will have our Recess Supervisors leading the activities. Homeroom teachers will be sending out the Google Meet codes through Schoology and Seesaw. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pablo Arboleda at parboleda@dist50.net or Dr. Tim Tyrell at ttyrell@dist50.net. You can also reach out to your child's teacher.


ROAR Matrix & Expectations for Virtual Recess

Closegap - Social Emotional Check In

Woodland Intermediate will begin using a new program to support our Social and Emotional check with our scholars. Please click the link below for details as well as the option to choose not to have your child participate.

PBIS PARENT/CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Please use the link below to access important resources for our school community.

Calendar Events & Spring Assessments

April 12 - Non-attendance day for Students - Remote Planning Day/Teacher Institute

April 14 - April 15 REMOTE ONLY supply pick up days from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the West Gym

April 22 - 7:00 pm Board Meeting

April 30 - 4th Quarter Midterms available on Family Access


Spring Assessments:

April 5 - May 28 ACCESS Testing

April 26 - CoGAT testing for students who were invited to participate

Week of May 3rd MAP testing opens for remote and in person - Full MAP test will be administered simultaneously

May 12 -13 & May 19 - 20 - (In person) June 10th (Remote) 5th grade only - Illinois Science Assessment & Dynamic Learning Maps