Wildcat Newsletter - May 22nd, 2020
In This Edition:
- Wildcat Quaran-Talent Show Video- NEW!
- Device Drop Off - NEW!
- Memorial Day Holiday - NEW!
- Student Verification - NEW!
- Grading System for K-5 - NEW!
- State Assessment - NEW!
- Counselor's Corner
- Reminder: Outside facilities as closed
- Save the Date - NEW!
- Tips and Information for Online Learning
- LOSD Tech Support Request
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT ! Wildcat Quaran-Talent Show!
Calling all Wildcat performers to the digital stage!
The show must go on this year more than ever, so our annual talent show will be virtual style. We want to see all that artistry you have been attempting at home.
Have you made an epic fortress in your living room or knitted a sweater for your pet snake? Have you made a tower of all the books you’ve read (or all the books you’ve written)? Have you taught your dog to sit or your baby brother to roll over?
Well, here is your chance to showcase your stunning skills (just as long as they are safe and appropriate) with your Wildcat family. Get out your cameras to document the unique or fun things you are doing to stay safe and healthy at home. Here's how you can participate:
Please upload a video or photo for submission by DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 26th. Videos need to be 1 minute or less in length and should be previewed and approved by parents before submission.
Parents, please submit videos in MP4 or MOV format or you may submit a photo to Kelly Troike at email@example.com
Your submissions will be reviewed for appropriate content and music choices, then uploaded into a movie compilation in Seesaw for all Wildcats to enjoy.
The final performance will be shared with all of your fellow Wildcats during our final week of school.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Device Drop Off
1.Tuesday, June 9th ~ 9am thru 11am
2. Wednesday, June 10th ~ 12pm - 2pm
*Friday, June 5th ~ *FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY* (Students may drop off their devices at drive thru)
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday (May 25th) is a holiday. Because of this, there will not be instruction or posts on this day. We will shift everything by one day, meaning that:
*Tuesday will have Social Emotional Learning (SEL) posts by our Counselors
*Tuesday will have STEM posts by our Innovation Facilitator
*Tuesday will be the Prep Day for Teachers
*Wednesday-Friday will have posts from Teachers
Please Verify Your Student's Information
Beginning May 1, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:
Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
Allowing parents to review the health conditions on file at your student's school.
Enabling distribution of electronic devices covered by the district's Technology Agreement
If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, or if you need assistance with the verification process, contact Jodi Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that verification is not part of the ParentVUE mobile app. However, a button in the app allows you to open verification in a web browser, or you can log into ParentVUE on a computer.
Grading System for Grades K-5
All LOSD report cards for students in grades K-5 will be available to parents/guardians electronically via ParentVUE by June 12. You will not receive your student’s report card in the mail this year. Please click here for instructions on how to log into ParentVUE. Contact Jodi Steward at email@example.com if you need an activation key. The second semester elementary report card message will state: "School closure was ordered by Governor Brown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic progress is marked with an “S” as teachers do not have adequate summative assessment data for students." Elementary report cards will not have attendance data or individualized comments. Thank you for your engagement and participation in distance learning.
Dear Students and Families,
In an effort to provide support to students and families, your school counselor has created a Request to Check-In Google form:
If you have a need for counseling support, please click on the link, fill in the information (make sure to click submit ;) and then I will communicate with your parents/guardians to set up a virtual check-in with me.
Please see below for the district guidelines about virtual student contact:
The goal of any 1:1 contact between counselor and student is to provide direct social-emotional support.
All contact must be through Google Meets for video and Google Hangouts for audio.
All contacts between school staff and students must be scheduled through parents.
Contacts with 10 or fewer students cannot be recorded.
Students have the option to participate without mic and/or camera.
Gary Kieser, MS, LPC
Westridge Elementary School Counselor
Reminder: Outside School Facilities Closed
SAVE THE DATE!
May 25 - Memorial Day / Distance Learning will be adjusted to accommodate the holiday
June 5 - Last Day of Distance Learning
June 8 - SeeSaw access will be closed
Tips and Information for Online Help
Website - Family Resource Page
Need Tech Support?
Office Contact Information
At this time, we are working remotely. We will check voicemails daily, but the best way to reach us is by email.
Office Phone: 503-534-2371
Principal Kari Montgomery - firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal's Secretary Jodi Steward - email@example.com
Attendance/Records Secretary Andrea Murphy- firstname.lastname@example.org