Woodland Park Academy

August 20, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Martin, Principal

Hello Woodand Park Academy Families!


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to have students back in our building full-time and be Eagles again! At Woodland Park Academy we are partnering with families and providing diverse educational opportunities to inspire our children to change the world! As a community it is vital that we are all working together; parents, students, and staff, to accomplish this mission.


Our plan is to come back to 5 days a week of in-person instruction for all WPA Eagles. In order to accomplish this, we need your support. Please read THIS LETTER regarding our Fall 2021 plans for instruction. Masks will be required in the building.


Woodland Park is also happy to welcome several new staff members to our amazing team! Check out their profiles below!


WPA is also transitioning to a new student information system called Synergy. This program will streamline all of our communication, access to your child's attendance, grades, and schedule, and will also keep the most important information about your child updated. All parents will have access to ParentVUE and you will be emailed an activation code soon. Please be patient as we learn this new program. It is going to be a great tool for all of us!


Woodland Park has so many exciting things happening this year! We are finalizing plans for a new playground! Thank you to those of you that "voted" via Facebook on our play structure. Scroll down to see the winner!


We look forward to seeing you at the Pop In for Popsicles event on August 25 between 5-7 pm. Plan to "pop in" to see your child's classroom and meet the teacher (with your masks on). Then head outside for a popsicle, dress code swap, and visit some tables to learn more about WPA and our community partners. There will be time to learn about our curriculum and the teacher's expectations at Curriculum Night, September 15th, 2021 from 5-7 pm.


Once you finish reading this, please do 2 important things;

1. Complete the Student Information Form (linked below).

2. Register for ParentVUE (when you get an activation code email).


I look forward to partnering with you to provide a high-quality education and environment for your child. We are going to have an amazing year!


Sincerely,
Mrs. Martin

Upcoming Dates to Remember

August 25 Pop in for Popsicles 5-7 pm

August 30 1st Day of School (8:00 am-3:15 pm)

September 3 No School

September 6 No School

September 15 Late Start Wednesday (School begins at 9:30 am)

September 15 Curriculum Night 5-7 pm

October 8 Mobile Dentist

October 11 Picture Day (Dress Code Required)

Pop In for Popsicles

Wednesday, Aug. 25th, 5-7pm

2083 East Grand Blanc Road

Grand Blanc, MI

Pop into your child's class to say "Hi" and meet the teacher. Pop back outside (through the gym) to get a popsicle, visit the "Dress Code Swap Table", and get your bus tags or vehicle sign for pick up/drop off. Masks are required indoors. Please try to social distance (3 feet).


*Visitors will not be allowed in the classrooms once school begins. Now is your chance to see the classrooms!

Student Information 21-22

**IMPORTANT** All students must have updated information for 21-22 school year. Please complete this form before the start of school.
School Hours: 8:00-3:15 pm. Doors open at 7:45 am.

Late Start Wednesday Hours: 9:30 am-3:15 pm. Doors open at 9:20 am. Drop off for morning care @ 7:45 am.

2021-2022 Calendar

Click HERE for the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Synergy!

Stay connected with your child's grades, attendance, and communication with WPA throughout the school year by logging into ParentVue.


You will receive an email from Woodland Park with your ParentVUE activation key to create an account. Follow the directions in the email to create your account. See the "Getting Started with ParentVUE" document for further directions.

Bussing for 2021-2022

  • $10 per student per month


  • Woodland Park will utilize "satellite stops". Please see the current Bus Stop Map HERE.


  • Register your child for a bus stop in the Student Information Form


Bus Payments

Bus payments can be made using our WPA Square or send payments to the office (check or cash). Payments are due by the 1st of the month.


Square payment portal for bussing:

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/EC28C7BDQ6B5H/checkout/O37CVJAEDZRREOJIYNOWWSHI


*If you are interested in sponsoring a student for bus fees @ $10/month, please contact our main office. (810) 695-4710

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2021-2022 Bus Routes

View the Bus Routes for 21-22. Click the tabs at the bottom to see 4 different routes/stops. Late Start Wednesday pick-up times are listed too.

Dress Code Swap August 25

WPA families are welcome to "shop" dress code clothing during our Pop in for Popsicles Event on August 25th, 5-7 pm. If your family has gently worn, clean clothing to donate, bring it during the event or drop it off beforehand. Free!
Dress Code

Click here to see the Dress Code handout.

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Late Start Wednesdays

School Starts: 9:30 am-3:15 pm

Doors Open at 9:20 am


On Late Start Wednesdays, busses will run 1 1/2 hours later than normal pick-up times.


If your child will require morning care on Late Start Wednesdays, please register your child by completing the form. Free care will be provided in the morning. Drop off @ 7:45 am.

Late Start Wednesdays Morning Care Registration Form HERE or https://forms.gle/48RzFu6CUfPWSzDG9


Late Start Dates for 2021 are;


9/15/21, 9/22/21, 9/29/21

10/6/21, 10/13/21, 10/20/21, 10/27/21

11/3/21, 11/17/21, 12/1/21, 12/8/21, 12/15/21


2021-2022 Dates for Late Start are listed on the school calendar.

Pick Up and Drop off Information

Pick up and Drop Off: Drop off begins at 7:45 am. Dismissal begins at 3:15. Buses are loaded and dismissed first. Car dismissal begins immediately afterward. Two lines will be formed around the parking lot. Staff will escort students out of and into vehicles. You will receive a car sign to keep in your vehicle with your child(ren)’s names. A staff member will use this sign to dismiss students from their classrooms. Please remain in your vehicle throughout the dismissal process.


Important Dismissal Safety: The office and your child’s teacher need to know how your child will be going home each day. If your child changes his or her normal dismissal plan, please inform the office and his/her teacher IN ADVANCE via phone call, signed note, and/or email. Your child’s safety is VERY important to us.


Student Life

2021-2022 Student Handbook

The student handbook includes Student Rights and Responsibilities, Policies & Procedures, Attendance, Grading, and Behavior Expectations.

Suggested School Supply Lists

If you are interested in sponsoring a student for bus fees @ $10/month, please contact our main office. (810) 695-4710

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WPA Spirit Wear Store

T-shirts and hoodies are now available for purchase on our square! Taking orders until September 10th!

First Week of School

  • Bring a reusable water bottle. Water fountains are closed but refilling stations are open!
  • Don't forget your mask. If you do, we will have masks at the front door and on the bus.
  • Bring your class school supplies.
  • Wear dress code.
  • Bring your positive attitude! Come to class prepared and ready to learn!
  • Make sure you know how you are getting home.


Are you riding a bus? Which bus? Which stop?

Are you getting picked up in a car? Who is picking me up?

NEW PLAYGROUND COMING TO WPA!

The School Board approved the new playground project on 8/19/21. The project is expected to be complete late November.
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Food Service

Woodland Park Academy qualifies as a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. This means FREE Breakfast and Lunch for every child, every day! Students may bring their own lunch to school or must take a "whole meal" when getting food (milk, entree, fruit).
August Breakfast & Lunch Menu

View the Breakfast and Lunch Menu here.

September Breakfast & Lunch Menu

View the Breakfast & Lunch menu here.

Welcome to Woodland Park Academy!

We are so excited to welcome our new staff to our WPA team!


We are still working to hire the best possible teammate for Kindergarten and Sixth Grade. These positions will be publicized as soon as we have confirmed placement.

Health & Safety

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Medication Drop Off

If your student is currently taking medication, under a physician's direction, please fill out the form and turn into the office with the medication.


NON-PRESCRIPTION FORM https://drive.google.com/file/d/12E6w143IWpTtPN5UqhiR7gK7WF9m5ou3/view?usp=sharing


PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION FORM https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q9-DNmMlpVN650n7_L6w7ZiX4uyePdLD/view?usp=sharing

12+ Vaccination Walk-in COVID-19 Clinics

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12-15 years of age for Michigan residents 12 years of age and older.

Accepting Enrollment for 2021-2022

Limited seats are available. Please share the application with your family and friends!

https://forms.gle/ZTEtVejUhuua4r4V6

Woodland Park Academy is Hiring!

Activities Facilitator

Join our team and help us build happy, healthy relationships between students during recess! Hourly rate based on experience.

M-F 10 am-1 pm & Wednesday 7:30 am-1 pm

Email Mrs. Martin with a letter of interest and resume. amartin@wp-academy.org


2nd Shift Custodian

Hourly rate based on experience.

M-F 3:30 pm-11:30 pm

Email Mrs. Martin with a letter of interest and resume. amartin@wp-academy.org


View Career Opportunities at our school website: woodlandparkacademy.org or search "Mid Michigan Consortium" for detailed job descriptions.


Substitute Teachers

We are looking to build a pool of substitute teachers. If you are interested in being a substitute at WPA, please follow the directions on the link below.


https://www.woodlandparkacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=668806&type=d&pREC_ID=2103842

MTA is Hiring Transit Operators

Woodland Park uses MTA to transport our students safely to and from school. However, they are short-staffed!!! If you are interested in obtaining employment at MTA, see the attached flyers below!


*If you are interested in driving for WPA through MTA, please see the application process below and let Mrs. Martin know. amartin@wp-academy.org