Weekly Words from Wildwood #3

A glimpse into this week's happenings at your child's school

Tough Times to Navigate -- but Hawks have Resilience!

While we struggle through so much in the world - some which is new challenge and some which is struggle that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time - we want our Wildwood families to know...

we will make it an intentional priority to provide opportunity for joy and comfort while pressing academic, social-emotional, and behavioral growth at Wildwood Elementary.

Thus, this week's newsletter will start light...and move towards the information that you may be looking for in our times of worry.

We hope you feel the joy in your heart that we experience at school when looking at these sweet Hawk faces!

Back-to-School Night 6pm on Tuesday, August 31st

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On Tuesday, August 31st, Hawks will be on a minimum day schedule. Dismissal will be at the same locations as usual ~ but at 12:55pm!

Back-to-School night will be held a little differently this year:

upon arrival to school at 6pm, families will be handed a list of locations to visit 'n tasks to complete ~ this includes a visit to your child's teacher's classroom, a stop at the adorable photo booth, 'n more!

teachers will be outside of their classrooms, available for introductions and questions

family members may walk inside their children's classrooms

family members who prefer to stay home may view their child's teacher's Back-to-School short introductory video that will be available on the website at 6pm on Tuesday evening

It'll be enjoyable and safe...informative and special....helpful and memorable!

Questions about B to S night? Call our friendly office staff at 909-790-8521 or email Principal Becky Peterson at rebecca_peterson@ycjusd.us. We care about your questions and concerns!

Fun Friday this Week was Tie Day!

Awesome news - there were NO behavior incidents involving ties! Excellent character, Hawks!

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Fun Friday is always announced to kids in the Monday Morning Message and available for parents at https://wes.yucaipaschools.com/en-US

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Outdoor Fun at Wildwood Elementary!

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From the Counselor, Mrs. Islas

Caring Comments from Mrs. Islas, Wildwood's New Full-Time Counselor

I was so happy to have visited classrooms and meet all of the Hawks students this past week.

Come to visit Room H6 at Back-to-School Night to meet me; I am looking forward to being here as a support to our Wildwood Hawks!

Is anyone in need of counseling services in general? Please see this amazing guide to finding the appropriate help for anyone in your family -- for any type of help!


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Covid +s , Contact Tracing , and Symptoms at School

Okay, here it is....

what you have been waiting for....

About confirmed positive covid cases in a student-

If Wildwood has a confirmed case of Covid in a student or staff member, there is a contact tracing team that works from YCJUSD's Student Services Department to trace contacts that have been deemed close enough to necessitate a worry! The district nurses will provide next steps for close contacts. If you have not been contacted by the district contact tracing team, there has been a determination that your child can continue attending school as before.

This contact tracing team has been working nonstop! They work about 20 hour days to try to keep up with the load of work they have. Soon, YCJUSD will contract this work out to ensure that we are able to keep up with the amount of potential for that may be before us in the fall and winter.

In addition, if there is a covid-positive case on campus, Student Services informs YCJUSD's public communications liaison, Lance Bradley, who sends a letter to ALL Wildwood students' families to keep them aware. (You received one of these communications recently.) Due to HIPPA laws, there is always an effort to be confidential throughout the process.

Showing Symptoms of Covid at School-

If a student goes to the health tech's office during school and has any of the symptoms of covid, then that student is sent home. The determination about when a student may return to school is:

" Students and staff – Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 infection should not return for in-person instruction until they have met CDPH criteria to return to school.

For those with symptoms, at least 24 hours have passed

since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and

1. Other symptoms have improved; and

2. They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.

3. Families should contact the school’s health staff if they have specific questions on when

students should return to school after being ill.


Need Help Updating Emergency Contacts in Aeries?

Click here for a helpful video on how to update your student's aeries information ~ recorded by Wildwood's STEAM teacher, Mrs. Odle!

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New Benches Installed at Wildwood Elementary!

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