The Wood Connection

03/13/2020

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.

Message from the Principal

Hello Wood Community,


Following the Governor's orders to close all schools as a precautionary measure to slow coronavirus, here is some important information to know:


School Closure:

March 16-31 School closed for precautionary measure and Spring Break (all district schools will be deep cleaned)

Wednesday, April 1st - Students return to school


Conferences:

There will be no primary or middle school conferences next week. We will let families know about alternative strategies for sharing student learning and student goals at a later date.


As things have evolved quickly over the last 24 hours, I realize that there may be many questions that families have. Please continue to check our district and school websites for updates and new information. Thank you for your patience as our school and district navigate this unprecedented event.


Sincerely,


Mike Strande

Principal

Inza R. Wood Middle School

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

Yearbook Club is in desperate need of pictures! Please send pictures of concerts, field trips, or other activities to budiaok@wlwv.k12.or.us.



Yearbooks are also on sale- click here to place your order now. Our code is: Yearbook ID: 12661020

If you order before 4/15/20, their picture and name will be on the cover.

Track is Starting in April!

They will meet Monday through Thursday from 3:50-5:10 P.M. One practice on Friday, April 3rd. Meets are mainly on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Physical Forms and Emergency Cards are available in the office or online. $75.00 for the season can be paid online or in the office. Please email Rob Arndt with any questions.

Message from our Librarian

Hello Wolverine Community,

We have noticed that some students are struggling to return or renew library books in a timely manner. As a result, we’ve decided to update our system to include parent emails in the overdue email notifications. Overdue notices will be sent automatically on Monday mornings. Please understand that the intention is to help students remember to get that book off the nightstand and into the backpack! If you or your student has questions about their account, please come talk to Ms. Jackson or Ms. Groat at the library counter. You can also email Ms. Groat at groatm@wlwv.k12.or.us.


Thank you,

Meg Groat, Librarian

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Help Us Honor Wilsonville “Helpers” By Nominating Individuals for Wilsonville Community Portrait Project

Student artists throughout Wilsonville schools will spend the next few months helping to create a community-wide art project that honors standout “helpers” across the Wilsonville community. This major project was initiated by the Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council, the Planning Committee of the Wilsonville Festival of Arts, and the fine art programs in Wilsonville schools.

To nominate someone in the community to be honored as part of this project, please fill out the following Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWYjm7KDMJ-uLneJQejgX5ToKLD86zBSyfYJXLYg0u6hfirw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1.

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.

Last Days of Chess!

No chess next week. We will have Chess April 1st and our final class, April 8th! 8:00 -9:00 AM. They meet in Mr. Daigle's classroom.

Beginners through advanced are welcome to come play.

Soccer Club also meets on Wednesdays!

Come with your proper gear and water bottle to the football field after school on Wednesdays. Games go from 3:50-5:10 P.M. See Mrs. Haefner with any questions.

Homework Club!

Homework Club meets on the SE Porch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:00 P.M.

Oregon Statewide Assessment


Please use this link to access the opt-out forms for English Language Arts or Mathematics assessments. Students will be participating in these assessments this spring.

9th Grade Course Information Sheet

Did you miss the 9th grade info night on 3/11/2020? Click this link for a video of the night: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01001812/Centricity/Domain/19/Incoming%209th%20Grade%20Family%20Night.pdf


The handout sheet of classes is below.