Woodland Elementary Newsletter
Woodland Parents and Guardians:
This week marked the beginning of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment period with 5th grade taking the reading test. Throughout the month of April students in grades 3-5 will be completing these assessments. The specific dates and times of your child's grade level can be found on the Woodland MCA Testing Calendar.
It is increasingly helpful during this time to avoid scheduling conflicts and to ensure your child is getting enough sleep so they are well rested to use their best thinking skills. We use these assessment results in combination with other data to develop school wide goals and to plan classroom instruction. All we ask is for students to do their best so we can celebrate their learning and provide instruction to best support the identified needs.
Yours in learning -
Woodland Elementary Principal
1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 101
Alexandria, MN 56308
320.762.3300 ext. 4130 | email@example.com
Class Assignment for 2021-22 School Year
* A blend of abilities
* Careful consideration of student personalities and behaviors
* A mixture of students from classrooms
* Placing students who work well together as learners, and
* A balance of boys and girls
Woodland School does NOT allow parents to request teachers. If parents have specific considerations to be aware of when making class lists, please contact the office to request a Special Consideration form. Forms should be submitted by May 12th.
It is understandable that on occasion, there may be special circumstances that should be considered with the class placement process. Please remember that no guarantees can be made based on that request due to all the other factors taken into account. Thank you for your cooperation.
Be the difference and give your time as a tutor.
While you give your time as a tutor you’ll receive some great perks!
• Learn reading strategies to apply with your own children/grandchildren
• Receive a paid stipend every two weeks
• Earn up to $4,441 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
• Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.
If you’re ready to be a change maker for kids in our community, visit ReadingAndMath.net to learn more. Have a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866.859.2825. Minnesota Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program (sometimes called the domestic Peace Corps). Several students need help in reading, and your time can make all the difference.
If your child (or any household members) is exhibiting any of the symptoms below, everyone will need to stay home until either a healthcare provider provides a different diagnosis or the symptomatic person is tested for covid. We will be following the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines for COVID-19 symptoms and quarantine/isolation.
ONE OR MORE “More Common” Symptoms:
Fever of 100.4 or greater
New onset and/or worsening cough
New loss of taste and smell
TWO OR MORE of “Less Common” Symptoms:
New onset of severe headache
New onset of nasal congestion or runny nose
Please check your child’s temperature and other symptoms each day prior to school and do not send them if they have any symptoms.
YEARBOOKS COMING SOON
If you have an incoming Kindergartener, now is the time to register. Visit our website, https://www.alexschools.org/kindergarten to register.