Woodside High School

Weekly Wildcat Notes: January 10 - 13, 2023

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January 10 - 13 is a "0-7 - A - B - A" Week Schedule


If you forgot to take home a Covid at-home test kit before break, stop by the front doors of the PAC between 8:30AM - 12:30PM on Monday, January 9th and pick up a couple kits and test before your return to school on Tuesday. WORKSITE LABS is not open on Monday, January 9th!

Students will need to present a second semester class schedule to enter all classes on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The first day of the new semester will be an all period day (0-7). Students must either print their class schedule from Infinite Campus to show their class schedule on their electronic device (cell phone, Chromebook, etc.) to each teacher on the first day of the new semester. No class schedules will be provided.

Teachers do not need to sign class schedules.


On Tuesday, January 10th, Computer stations will be available in the library for students who choose to print their class schedule from 8:15-9:10.

Message from the Principal

Dear Woodside HS Community:

Welcome to Second Semester and to the New Year 2023! We hope that you had time to rest as well as do some of the things you most enjoy during the Winter Break. We look forward to what promises to be a wet start and a busy and eventful Spring semester. Some of our families and staff members have been impacted by the ongoing storms and experiencing intermittent power outages and accessibility issues from flooding and road closures which have made it very challenging to keep their basic needs met. We anticipate more heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday and consistent rainfall for the next two weeks.

If you and your family are experiencing outages or situations that are hindering your student's progress in class or ability to access the materials online, please make sure that teachers are made aware so that make-ups can be arranged and we can help troubleshoot the situation and help maintain your child's academic progress.

Our maintenance and custodial staff have been monitoring classroom and campus conditions and we are ready for the return of our students and staff and the classrooms are dry and cozy. A reminder to all drivers: please leave early and drive with caution to allow for a smooth and on-time arrival for class this week.

Second semester is the ideal time for our students to take advantage of the many ways to stay on top of their academics and their learning. Are you:

  • Using Tutorials fully and effectively?
  • Using the DEN after school to receive tutoring from teachers (MUR with snacks!)
  • Using Quiet Study in the Library to get work finished?
  • Using the on-line FREE Paper tutoring service?
  • Using CANVAS effectively, planning and managing your time?
  • Using the College and Career Counseling Center for questions about college applications, scholarships and all things college-related?
  • Using the Mental Health resources available for all students in F14?
  • Using the bilingual resources available to you from Mr. Stewart or Mrs. Lopez?

If you answered NO to any of the above, it's time for you to take some proactive actions to make positive changes to help yourself. If you don't know where to start, stop by your school counselor or administrator or ask any one of your teachers to get help.

With Gratitude,

Karen van Putten, Principal

Important Dates & Schedules

January 10 - 13 is a "0-7 - A - B - A " Week Schedule

  • Click Here for the Weekly Calendar of Events - All Athletic Events / Meetings are listed on the Website Calendar
  • The DEN and Quiet Study ARE OPEN! See flyers below - Get free tutoring from teachers
  • 1/9: No School for Students; Staff on campus for Professional Development
  • 1/10: Second Semester Begins on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
  • 1/16: No School: In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 1/21: Future Wildcats Open House- Campus Tour 9AM - 12Noon
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Green Academy Career Symposium

Career Round Tables - professionals will speak in a small group format about their career, and educational background, give a brief job description and offer the pros & cons of their field. Students will have ~15 minutes with each professional and then rotate to the next. Ideally, professionals from a wide variety of sustainability careers will be represented.

What: Students in the Green Academy will be inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of their environment, leaders in their communities, and innovators in the field of green technology.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2022

Time: 9:50 - 10:50 am.
Where: In-Person at 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062

How: Sign Up Here for Green Academy!

Why: To inspire students in the Green Academy and to offer insight into the myriad of careers that are available in the environmental/sustainability field.

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News from the Drama Boosters

Spring Musical

Cinderella - Enchanted Edition:

Save the Dates on your calendars: March 17–19, 24-26, 2023

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What's New With Woodside Athletics?

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 4th at the ABO Crab Feed to support our athletes. Event and raffle tickets will be for sale soon. Raffle prizes will include fabulous baskets valued around $100, and we need donations for raffle prizes, such as sports-themed baskets (Woodside, college or professional teams), gift cards to local businesses, a garden-themed basket, wine and/or food-themed basket, etc. If you've got an idea, we'll make it happen! Thank you for continuing to support our Woodside athletes! Please contact Alicia Truby (

Mark your calendars!

Go WHS Athletics! Come out and support the Winter Season Sports Teams!

Tutorial During the School Day

  • Students have a chance to start homework and ask for help within the school day

  • Students can make up work from absences without using brunch/lunch

  • Access to all of a student’s teachers in one given time period-- all teachers are in their rooms.

  • Do the things that might normally interrupt class time like surveys, counselor meetings, school-wide activities, etc.

  • Click Here for the Overview-Slide Deck

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Universal Free Meals for all Students & Additional a la carte Offerings

SUHSD is offering Universal Free Meals to students this school year in compliance with the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division guidelines. This means that your student is entitled to receive a free compliant breakfast and or lunch during the school day free of charge regardless of their ability to pay. Please consider completing a meal application that may qualify your household for other limited income based discounts such as reduced priced internet service.

We are also offering a la carte snacks, beverages and second meals for purchase during the school day. Students must have funds in their cafeteria account to purchase second meals, healthy beverages and or snacks. Parents can create a free myschoolbucks account at or through the link on the food service payment page. MySchoolbucks is also an App. The free app can be downloaded on iOS and Android. The app will also be used for other payments District wide throughout the year.

OnSite COVID-19 PCR Testing at Woodside Mondays and Thursdays

Please make an appointment with Worksite Labs keeping in mind that although you must input your health insurance information, we are committed to offering our staff and students no-cost COVID-19 PCR Tests. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) with the detailed coverage from your health plan. Insurance plans may cover the entire cost, a percentage, or not cover any amount of the testing. The EOB may show a remaining balance or cost due by the insured. Worksite Labs will NOT bill or pursue additional payments to be made by the insured for the remaining amount due.

In 2015, California passed a law that allows all low-income undocumented children and youth under 19 years old to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal. As of May 16, 2016, all low-income children, regardless of immigration status, are able to enroll in health coverage and get care. Please visit Medi-Cal for Children.

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