Safety in the W
Parent Role, Social Emotional Health
Safe Schools Week: Day 2
This week are sharing valuable information about the safety of our learning community in honor of Safe Schools Week. Thank you for joining us!
Yesterday, we launched a new Safety Portal on the district website to bring all of our safety information together in one place! If you haven't had a chance to explore the portal, please check it out today.
Gurnee Community Safety Seminar, Oct. 19
Woodland D50, Gurnee D56, Warren Township D121, and Millburn D24 are co-hosting a Parents’ Safety Seminar on Wednesday night at the Warren Newport Public Library. This event is free, and open to the public. The evening will feature presentations from Warren Township Youth & Family Services and our School Resource Officers to offer parents and guardians in or community tips and information on mental health resources, warning signs regarding vaping and our children’s easy access to drugs, weapons, and more. Event Flyer English / Spanish
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Warren Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee
Safety in the W: Personal Health
As part of a learning community, we share a responsibility to be diligent about our own personal health and safety, and how our actions impact others. In addition, school districts in Illinois have several polices and procedures to monitor the overall health and wellness of our school population. From Illinois health requirements for screenings and vaccinations, to sick day guidelines for staying home when a child is ill, and asthma and allergy protocols, we all must do our part to keep school safe for all students. Visit the Personal Health section of the website to learn more.
TIP: Attendance Line
Do you have to look up the Attendance Line every time your child will miss school? This number can be found in the footer/contact information on each school website. Pro Tip: Store the attendance line number in your phone contacts so you can find it quickly when needed!
Winter Weather in the W
The Safety Portal has an area dedicated to preparing for cold weather.
Start by reviewing tips for dressing your child for colder temperatures. Woodland gives our students the opportunity to go outside for recess throughout the winter as long as real feel temperatures do not dip below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, please review Woodland's process for determining when to close school due to winter weather. The Safety Portal explains how the decision is made, and the different factors that are taken into consideration when determining the safety of students waiting at a bus stop, or for staff and students traveling to the school.
HOMEWORK: School Closure Care Plan
If school is closed due to winter weather, do you have a plan for your child? Will your child be home, or with another caregiver? Can you make these arrangements in advance so that you and your child know what to expect when an emergency closure happens? Prepare today.