The Wood Connection

09/15/2020

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.

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Message from the Principal

Hello Wood Community,




Sincerely,


Mike Strande

Principal

Inza R. Wood Middle School

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Message from the PTSA President

Hello Wood Families!


On behalf of the PTSA, we hope you are easing back into the 2020-2021 school year! We know it's going to be a unique year full of positives and challenges.


The PTSA historically has been a place where families can connect, share ideas, volunteer together and plan fun events for our students. While we currently cannot physically be together to collaborate, we can still meet virtually and stay connected!


We are looking for PTSA members to help make this year constructive and fun! We need members in order to VOTE on budget items, BRAINSTORM ideas to connect with students and staff and KEEP our community engaged with Wood.


Joining the PTSA lends your voice in how we can support our students and staff, as they navigate this unprecedented time. We need you support now more than ever! Please fill out the below form and help make a difference this school year! Email us your questions at woodmiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com.


Best wishes,


Amy Vasquez, President

Andrea Meyers, Vice President

Cynthia Kummer, Treasurer

Juliana Arsenault, Secretary


Need to Make Payments to the School?

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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Have you heard? Music and Arts Partners (MAP) has a new website!

The look may have changed but MAP’s mission remains the same. We are proud to share with you the new MAP website! The address is still the same: http://www.musicandartspartners.org.


While the site has a new look, donations to the MAP general fund and the Lynne Detrick Instrument Memorial Fund can still be processed online. We hope you will check it often for events and updates to all that is happening with MAP and music and arts education in the district.


MAP is an independent, volunteer, nonprofit organization that works to advocate and promote arts and music education in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

Bus Info

District, First Student Bus Company Launch FirstView Bus Tracking App

In partnership with First Student, the district is launching FirstView, a bus tracking, and parent communication app for your smartphone or desktop. The app can provide additional information for parents and students, including the general location and direction of individual buses as well as timestamps for school arrivals and departures.

The app also allows students and parents to set up push or email notifications that alert when a bus close. While the district is launching this app, please understand that it is a new system for the district and for First Student. It uses sophisticated technology that depends on many components to function. Parent feedback is helpful as First Student continues to fine-tune and improve this resource.

To learn more about the FirstView App, including how to download and use this resource, please visit the district website.

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.