The Wood Connection

2/22/21

Welcome to Wood Middle School

We Grow as Learners

We Grow As Community Members

We Work To Improve the World Around Us

We Strive To Be the Best Version of Our Self

Don't forget to call the attendance line with any messages on tardies or attendance issues at 503-673-7502.

Meal Deliveries Ended Last Week. Pick-up starts tomorrow at any school.


Walk up meal kit pick up for families is now available Tuesday's and Friday's from 11 am -12 noon.


We will be set up near the main doors on the West side of the school for that hour.


Once hybrid starts, only hot lunch will be served. No breakfast. If you are in need of breakfast, you will have to pick up the weekly meal kit to receive it.

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School Pictures Feb. 25th and 26th

Picture day is coming up on February 25th and 26th from 11:00-5:00. There is no way around the fact that some students will miss part of a class to come to Wood and get their picture taken. Teachers will be aware of this and will work with students to ensure that they aren’t penalized for this time away from class. If you miss your picture time or want retakes later on, we’ll be providing a date in the future for that to happen. The link to sign up is below:


https://calendly.com/woodms/wood-middle-school-portraits

Message from the Principal, Mike Strande CDL/Hybrid

2/22/21


Hello CDL/Hybrid Families,


As we continue to prepare for the Hybrid (In-Person) learning option, we want to make sure we support all students and families as they work to decide if moving to Hybrid or remaining in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) is the right option for them. A few weeks ago, we got the first bit of feedback from families on the likelihood of their student doing the Hybrid option. Now with the start of Hybrid a few weeks away (March 10th for 6th grade and March 15th for 7th and 8th grades), we need to confirm what decision your family is making for your student so we can plan more accurately for who will or will not be in the building. Therefore, whether your decision has changed or not, we are asking that the following Confirmation Form be completed for each student that attends Wood. Confirmation Form Link


To help people in the decision process, we created a short video that explains some of the basic information regarding the Hybrid learning, which we encourage you to watch. https://youtu.be/xLqpHSZfDx0

Additionally, the beginning of the Confirmation Form gives some of the general information about Hybrid learning as well as some of the health and safety procedures that will be in place. We will be continuing to share more specific information and videos to students and families over the coming days and weeks.


If you feel like you have more questions after reading the information on this form, contact me at strandem@wlwv.k12.or.us or Mr. King at kingj@wlwv.k12.or.us to get answers. Also, we’ll be holding a virtual information night for those of you who still need more information or clarification about what it will look like to return to in-person learning.


Wood Hybrid Information Night March 2nd 5:30-6:30 (link will be sent before the meeting)


Sincerely,


Mike Strande

Principal

Wood Middle School

Middle School Musical 2021 – UNMUTED! CDL/Hybrid-WKOP

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

CDL/Hybrid-WKOP - Message from the PTSA President

The PTSA is putting together an 8th Grade Celebration committee! Our first zoom meeting will be on Wednesday, 2/24 at 7pm. Please email us at woodmiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. We will send you the zoom information.


Thank you!



Hello Wood Families! Please take a moment to provide your feedback about spring Wood Wear! Thank you!


Spring 2021 Wood Wear



Amy Vasquez, President

Andrea Meyers, Vice President

Wendy Porter, Treasurer

Juliana Arsenault, Secretary

CDL/Hybrid - WKOP - News from the Library!

Hello from the library!! Did you know you can return library and text books to any school in the district? If your family has materials they are no longer using, why not gather them up and bring them to picture days Thursday and Friday this week!?!?

Message from our School Counselor, Erin Block (CDL/HYBRID-WKOP)

Greetings Wood Families!


I wanted to share with you an important resource with lots of information for families. The West Linn-Wilsonville School Social Workers have compiled an awesome website with information including how to find a mental health provider, resources for parents and caregivers, and basic needs and community supports: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/16343 . At the bottom of their page, you can link to another amazing interactive website with tools for maintaining calm created by our occupational therapists and physical therapists. As always, don't hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any support with your students academic and social-emotional needs. You can reach me by email at blockE@wlwv.k12.or.us or phone at (650) 797-2068.


Wishing you all well,

Erin Block


Erin Block (She, Her)


School Counselor

Inza Wood Middle School

Work Cell: ‪(650) 797-2068‬

Clubs and Activities (CDL/Hybrid)

Clubs & Activities

Even in our distance learning format, we’re still looking at ways to help students connect. Here are the clubs and activities students have the option of virtually participating in. WKOP students please contact Mr. King at kingj@wlwv.k12.or.us to access the club links.


  • Sketching & Drawing Group (12:50pm-1:20pm on Wednesdays) - This group provides an opportunity for students to engage in some drawing prompts together via Zoom. It’s a great space for students to share their art and chat as they eat. The Zoom link for this activity can be found in students’ grade level Google Classroom.

  • Among Us Lunch Group (12:50pm-1:20pm on Wednesdays) - Students can join and play the popular collaborative game Among Us together in small groups using breakout rooms. The ability to communicate by voice makes the deliberation stage of the game that much more fun. The Zoom link for this activity can be found in students’ grade level Google Classroom.

  • SAGA Club (3:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesdays) - this club provides a space for recognition and celebration of LGBTQ students and their allies. It’s a place to be social and activities include community building, traditional games, and positive activism to respect everyone’s background and individuality. Interested students should send an email to our counselor, Ms. Block.

  • Homework Club (3:00pm-4:00pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm Fridays) - this is a chance for any student to get some extra academic help from some of our staff and some volunteer high school students. The Zoom link for this activity can be found in students’ grade level Google Classroom.

  • Arts & Crafts Club (12:50pm-1:20pm on Fridays) - students will connect with each other while engaging in a variety of crafts like friendship bracelets, collages, and more. The Zoom link for this activity can be found in students’ grade level Google Classroom.

Attendance and Engagement Tracking — Stay Connected with Your School CDL/Hybrid-WKOP


Even while students learn at home remotely either in Comprehensive Distance Learning or through the K12 Online Program, regular and authentic engagement remains important. We know that regular engagement can be challenging in a remote learning environment. That being said, we care very much that students continue to regularly participate in their classes in whatever schedule or routine your student and family have created this year.


If your student is going to miss a class or activity, it’s important to inform your school office ahead of time when possible. Parents can do this by using ParentVUE or by calling the school office at any time.


The Oregon Department of Education has created attendance tracking systems for school districts during this unique school year, and your participation in reporting any absences helps ensure we stay connected with students. It also ensures students can stay better engaged while learning at home through both Comprehensive Distance Learning and the K12 Online Program.


If you have a question about attendance, please don’t hesitate to contact your school office. Thank you!



Zoom Norms and Reminders for Students and Families

As we settle into Comprehensive Distance Learning and the K12 Online Program, we want to provide some friendly reminders regarding norms for participating in live Zoom sessions. Please remain respectful of your peers, teachers, and the learning that's taking place. Your participation and engagement is incredibly important to us!

CDL/Hybrid - Attendance

If your student is going to be absent for the day, a partial day, or in the near future, please call our attendance line at 503-673-7502 and leave a message. We will need your name and phone number, your student's name and the reason for the absence. You can also send Joyce and email at summersj@wlwv.k12.or.us. Attendance can also be entered in Parentvue.

Need to Make Payments to the School?

CDL/Hybrid-WKOP - Now you can with School Pay!

Register at https://www.schoolpay.com/login/registration. Lunch payments will be coming soon! We’re Switching to SchoolPay for Online and Credit Card Payments — Register NOW!

Starting February 3, all online payments made in West Linn-Wilsonville schools will be made through SchoolPay with the exception of certain high school items. This includes Nutrition Services payments, athletic fees, primary enrichment classes, and all other school fees that are paid online.

To learn more about SchoolPay, and to create your account to begin making payments, please visit the School Pay website, or visit the district website for more information. Once you have created your account, you will need your student’s student ID number to register. SchoolPay allows families to pay for any and all school fees or payments in one place. SchoolPay also allows families to view past and relevant payment history.

Families can use SchoolPay for online payments immediately with the exception of Nutrition Services and certain high school items. Nutrition Services payments will continue to be paid through K12 Payment Center until February 3, at which point nutrition services payments will be made exclusively through SchoolPay.

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CDL/Hybrid - Bus Info

CDL/Hybrid-WKOP - Want to stay informed on 2019 Capital Bond Progress?

To receive important updates regarding 2019 Capital Bond news, please subscribe to the WLWV-Bond-Information ListServ. The district will provide regular ListServ emails with important project updates, information about community meetings for major projects, and more. To learn more about the 2019 Capital Bond, including the tentative bond timeline, please visit the Bond Website.