Online Update

January 29, 2021

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Updates

Please Disregard Material Return Notices

As we prepare to transition to Quarter 3, we understand that some of our families are again receiving return notices as well as UPS shipping labels from FuelEd. Please DISREGARD these notices, they are being auto-generated in error. We apologize for the inconvenience. No materials are due to be returned at this time. If students have completed a course and do wish to return materials via the prepaid shipping labels, they are welcome to do so but it is not required.


Online Program Directory

The first version of our Program Directory went out to families who signed up via email before break. If you would like to be included in the updated publication, set to be published after January 31st, please use this form to sign up: https://forms.gle/5KNjW4kMywhYDN568

(The omission of Sunset Primary School has been corrected - thanks for your patience!)


Attendance System - Update (MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY):

In order to try to get a higher and more consistent level of engagement from students, we are implementing a system to help. Each morning, WKOP staff will receive a report outlining how much time each student was actively using FuelEd on the day before. Anyone with less than 60 minutes of activity on the previous day will be marked with an unexcused absence unless an absence has already been reported to the school and entered into our tracking system as an excused absence.


At approximately 11:00 AM, families will receive a phone call, email, and perhaps text message if a student was marked as an unexcused absence on the day before.


We realize that there are other ways (besides FuelEd) that students may engage in their education. If you receive a notification in error, you may contact your school office, (or Julie Nesbit for middle school students/ Michelle Averill for high school WKOP students) to have the data updated.


Please understand that these absence markings do not directly impact your student's grade - your student will not be punished for being absent.


Note: If you know your child will not be able to engage on a given school day, you can access ParentVUE and report that attendance pro-actively. This will prevent a notification at 11:00 that day.


WKOP students in grades K-5 will continue to have attendance updated by their teacher.

Please scroll to access the weekly update for your grade level(s)!

Primary Level

Dear Primary Families,


I cannot believe that January is already coming to a close and February is just around the corner. February brings exciting opportunities for our students. We will celebrate Black History Month and engage in lessons on the topic of identity and diversity. We will learn more about individual student progress through NWEA MAP testing for grades 2-5 and progress monitoring for all grades. Finally, our community will continue to engage with one another as well as the curriculum. As we near the halfway mark of our school year it is important that we remain connected and in partnership with one another.


This week we had two opportunities to connect. On Tuesday we held a Q and A session with Kristen Randolph from FuelEducation about being a Learning Coach and learned some great tips. If you did not have the chance to attend and would like to watch the recording you may view it here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FLk5DsVISdkiO4VPvnfgIZ__UOVqpaT9/view?usp=sharing .


On Thursday we held a Q and A session with the three Directors of the Online Program and our Online Program Parent Group. Parents and Directors shared advice and tips for continued student success. Please continue to reach out if there is anything you need. You can email questions to debbie.garrett@msn.com (facilitator of our parent group) or directly to me at LaaperiJ@wlwv.k12.or.us.


Reminder! Community Events!


Game Event!

Join your teachers and friends for a Fun Game Event! Teachers will each host a 15 minute game in a breakout room, where you can choose up to 4 games to play for the event. Games will include Bingo, Scattergories, Name 5, Minute to Win it, Freeze Dance, and More!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sqwq41NSGgB28s5vTMAgCgXM0AaK_pMkjRkHbadm56M/edit?usp=sharing


Online’s Got Talent!

Calling all Students and Teachers K-5 to showcase your talent! Please submit a 1-2 minute video of you doing what you love: Singing, Dancing, Comedy, Martial Arts, Acting, or More! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18Y0DIR-sCodaui3qmc5UHShWjOzQHktAZv2XB3v-N-I/edit?usp=sharing


Attendance Calls

The Online Program will begin using an automated system to notify caregivers of a student absence. These calls will occur around 11 a.m. on the day following the student absence. You can always report student absences to your child’s teacher or Gloria Basak at BasakG@wlwv.k12.or.us . If a student has an excused absence you will not receive a phone call. Please be assured that our school day is flexible and whenever a student is on our learning platform or present on Zoom their attendance is noted.


Sincerely,
Jules Laaperi

Director of Primary

Middle Level

Quarter 2 is coming to a close. We want all of our students to reach the finish line successfully. Our class schedule next week will look a little different to provide teachers and students the opportunity to check in. Teachers will be available every day to help students complete course work and assessments. The week will be very similar to the last week of Q1. You can access the schedule here.


Learning Coach Homework

Reach out to teachers if you have any questions regarding the end of the quarter.

Make note of your student(s)’ new math rotations. Here is the Math Calendar.


Attention All 7th Grade Families!

If your student is in the 7th grade and is taking language arts for Q3, they need to pick up a novel at their neighborhood school. Here is the ELA novel pick-up schedule.


Communication:

To better assist our families and address questions in a timely manner, please direct your emails to the right person.


  • School Counselor Counselor: Kim Gwin- Social-emotional & academic support, schedule adjustments, and outside resource connection facilitator; questions about 504. Email Ms. Gwin directly at gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us. Students are also encouraged to give Mrs. Gwin a Zoom video call any time.

  • MS Program Asst: Julie Nesbit-ParentVUE & StudentVue accounts and questions.

  • OLP Program Assistant: Julie Lane-Learning Coach Accounts. laneJ@WLWV.k12.or.us

  • Course Teacher- Student Academic Assignments and Progress

  • Julie Westerman-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grades 6 and 7)

  • Rebecca Belknap-Questions about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (grade8)

  • Program Director: Mayra Gómez-Online Program questions. gomezm@wlwv.k12.or.us


Counselor’s Message

There is a lot of energy swirling around right now. Our students are feeling the tug and pull of happenings in our world and community in a variety of ways. As we quickly approach the year's anniversary of when our schools closed, our community is reflecting, processing and planning for the future with many new layers. While the term "highly sensitive" tends to get a bit of a funky reputation, it's a relatively honest statement when referring to how we must approach our student's worries, excitement, curiosity and beyond. Budding and brand new teenagers are in the midst of internal and external change and those feelings are coming out. Here are some resources that may be of interest to you, regardless if you and/or your student claims to be highly sensitive to all that is surrounding us. Enjoy and please let me know if you or your student need any support during this time.

If you ever need to chat about your children or just provide parental insight around how we can better serve your family, please don't hesitate to reach out. gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us.

Be well.

Ms. Gwin


Club Information


Chess Club

Wednesdays 3p.m

Zoom link:

https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/92837211444?pwd=T1JYTkZqSDVJNHdJQmlLN1dlRFFOZz09

Contact Mr. Bell for more information: bellm@wlwv.k12.or.us


Social Lunch

Every Thursday from 12:00-12:30, there's an open lunch for students to be able to go and socialize and meet new people. It's hosted on Zoom, and students are put in breakout rooms so that they can talk and visit with each other (so students shouldn't just turn around and leave if there are only a few people in the main room!). Please encourage them to swing by: https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/92035999637?pwd=NkdCSGFzRTFWVGplU0lXRmVKWXlLZz09


Art Club

Wednesday at 2p.m

Contact Ms. Kruger for more information:kruegerk@wlwv.k12.or.us


Middle School Musical 2021 – UNMUTED!

Attention all middle schoolers (grades 6-8), both Online and CDL/Hybrid: MSM is back and we are UNMUTED! We invite all middle schoolers with an interest in musical theatre to join us for an exciting venture into the world of Broadway musicals! Actors and actresses will be singing, dancing and learning theatre skills as we prepare musical numbers for a musical theatre revue. Rehearsals will be held via Zoom - afterschool on weekdays, beginning March 1, 2021 with a streaming performance to be held in May (final meeting date TBA). Students should plan on attending rehearsals at least twice weekly; we are welcoming student scheduling input via our Google Registration Form. As we progress into March, we will also be launching OPTIONAL, socially-distanced, in-person choreography rehearsals for those who are interested. Choreography schedule TBA as our rehearsals evolve. (All staging will also be presented virtually so this will be an optional component for our cast members.)

All students who join MSM 2021-UNMUTED will participate in 1 or more large ensemble musical numbers - no auditions or experience required! Students who are interested in performing a solo or duet will need to submit a short (30 seconds – 1 minute) audition video by March 1. (Detailed information on where/how to submit your video will be sent to you once you complete the Google Form to register for MSM 2021-UNMUTED.) Any questions? Please contact MSM Artistic Director, Julie Lane at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us


Please complete the following Google Form to sign up for MSM 2021-UNMUTED!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12wjBt1_F4GkdOldnH5xIQRtbPqUOORI61xWHcGMC8Vg/edit


Family Resources


Home School Websites


Family Sites

If you need additional information and would like to confidentially inquire about resources available, please email our School Counselor, Kimberly Gwin or our School Social Worker, Brittany Bucholz.


Important Dates:

End of Q2: Feb. 5, No School

First day of Q3; Feb. 8

Presidents Day: Feb. 15, No School

Spring Break: March 22-26


Take Care,

Mayra Gómez

MS OLP Director

High Level

Dear Online Families,


ONE WEEK LEFT IN THE SEMESTER

The school year is almost half way gone! Students should be wrapping up their Q2 courses next week. Most classes will be allowing for some catch up next week. Teachers will be using Friday as a grading day so there will be no school that day. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please reach out to their teacher.


NEW COURSES APPEARING IN FUELED ON FEBRUARY 8TH

Most students will be picking back up with the courses they were taking in Q1. Most of these courses have a second “course card” containing the second half of the content. These “course cards” will be appearing in student accounts on Monday, February 8th. Some teachers will be communicating with students that they will be finishing up the Q1 course before they move on to the new Q3 course. Make sure your student is clear as to which “course card” they should be working within. If there are any questions whatsoever, have them reach out to their teachers for direction. I would also recommend that students read the announcement at the top of each of their new courses to make sure they are in the right place!


COURSE PLANNING, COLLEGE PREP AND FORECASTING


Wilsonville High School Students: Please mark your calendars! The WHS School Counselors will host a live zoom webinar on Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm in Spanish and 7:00 pm in English to discuss course planning for 9th and 10th graders for the 2021-2022 school year, AP classes, Advanced College Credit, Naviance, and other college preparatory information.

Forecasting information will be shared directly from the high school to WHS families in the coming weeks. I will have more information for you as the dates get closer.


West Linn High School Students: Forecasting information will be shared during the first week of March. West Linn School Counselors will host webinars for each grade level. I will have more information for you in a few weeks as the date draws closer.


SENIOR SEMESTER GRADES AND TRANSCRIPTS

Colleges will be requesting senior transcripts with semester grades present. Incompletes are not acceptable for college bound seniors. If your senior is behind in a class, they need to contact their teacher to make a plan to get caught up to a point where a grade can be given at the end of the quarter.


VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT IS TONIGHT!

I wanted to remind you that tonight is our first virtual game night for the High School Online Program! Your very own student leadership team has planned the event. Game

night will run from 7pm to 8:30pm. We will be playing Among Us, Pictionary, Kahoot, and Bingo! There will be prizes awarded within each game and all students will be placed in a raffle for larger prizes at the end of the night. Students are free to join us for some fun tonight! Students don't need to stay for the entire time if they just want to stop in for a round or two. Here is the link to the event (all students were also emailed this link earlier this morning and given it in homeroom):


https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/97340853460?pwd=OGV1SWJydW1Td1p5UkpJMHVGa1hZQT09

Meeting ID: 973 4085 3460

Passcode: 128172


As always, I thank you for your continued partnership this year,


With gratitude,

Becca

General Information for All Grade Levels

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