Online Update

January 15, 2021

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Updates

FuelEd WILL BE DOWN FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE


FuelEd will be unavailable this

Saturday, January 16th from 6:00 pm until Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 pm

for critical, planned maintenance. If users attempt to access the Online Schools or TotalView during this window, they will see a maintenance notice.

Important:

All school work in progress should be completed

before this maintenance window starts.



Online Program Parent Group

Did you know we have an active Online Program Parent Group? The group meets twice monthly with administration. We would like to welcome you to join! Our next meeting will take place on January 28th at 3 pm. This will be a special listening session where we will support one another, celebrate successes, and problem solve together. If you have questions you would like answered or topics you would like covered please submit them to Program Assistant Gloria Basak, BasakG@wlwv.k12.or.us .

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/96169625444?pwd=aUNzRmtLWHhqb0dncTlDUnNFaURvdz09

Meeting ID: 961 6962 5444

Passcode: 806683


Online Program Directory

The first version of our Program Directory went out to families who signed up via email before break. If you would like to be included in the updated publication please use this form to sign up: https://forms.gle/5KNjW4kMywhYDN568


Inclement Weather and Online Learning

Decisions to close school due to inclement weather will continue to be made based on safety and access to learning/school site. While students are all in CDL or enrolled in the WLWV K12 Online Program (WKOP), there is a strong likelihood that school could remain “open” and students can continue learning at home during inclement weather such as snow or ice. When inclement weather includes heavy winds or power outages that affect internet access, there may be a reason to delay or close school depending on the impact and access to online learning.

If the school district closes due to inclement weather, any on-site classes or activities would also be canceled. This includes Limited In-Person Instruction (LII) and co-curricular or evening activities. Any delays or closures will apply to both students in CDL and the WLWV K12 Online Program.

The district will continue to provide communication about the status of school (delay or closure) through FlashAlert and alerts on the district website. We encourage families to sign up for FlashAlert early, and families can always check the district website for the latest information.

No School Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please scroll to access the weekly update for your grade level(s)!

Primary Level


Dear Primary Families,


This Monday we will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. As we take some time to reflect on this great leader, I think about how we honor Dr. King’s legacy in our schools. As with our district neighborhood schools, the Online Program is dedicated to Board Goal 1 which aims to “Grow student achievement through the use of high leverage instructional and engagement strategies to raise rigor, disrupt systems of racism and generate equitable outcomes for all students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps.” One way we can achieve this goal is through Anti-Racist Education.


Throughout the month of January the Online Program Primary teachers have been engaging in self reflection around the concept of identity. We have utilized this quote to ground our work; “You need to know yourself well--including your biases, prejudices, and blind spots.” This only comes from deep introspection, interaction with colleagues committed to telling you the truth, and hearing the truth about yourself. To be culturally proficient is to be a lifelong learner, committed to learning as much about yourself as about other things and other people (Cultural Proficiency p. 184).” Our next steps will be to plan how we will present identity lessons with our students which are being taught across the district this year. These lessons will be both age appropriate and highly engaging. We are excited by this opportunity and look forward to implementing this important work.


Neighborhood School Listserv

Just a friendly reminder to continue to read your child’s neighborhood schools listserv. There is often important information for all families. For example, if school pictures are planned, which they are not at this time, you would hear about that through the neighborhood school listserv. If you aren’t signed up you can do so by following this link: https://listserv.wlwv.k12.or.us/self-service/


Learning Coach Question and Answer Session for Primary Families

We have the exciting opportunity to offer a Learning Coach Question and Answer Session on

January 26th at 5 pm for our Primary Families. The session will be held via zoom and Kristen Randolph from FuelEducation will be present to answer questions and share tips and tricks for learning coaches.


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/96169625444?pwd=aUNzRmtLWHhqb0dncTlDUnNFaURvdz09

Meeting ID: 961 6962 5444

Passcode: 806683


Sincerely,


Jules Laaperi

Director of Primary Program

Middle Level

This academic year has been a learning experience for all of us. As a program, we take the feedback from our students and families very seriously. We’ve heard from families they would like smaller math groups as well as more one on one math support for our students. With this in mind, for Q3 and Q4, math instruction will be delivered in 4 week rotations. Please read full details here: Math Message


We are getting ready to forecast for quarter three (Q3). On Friday morning, students reviewed the forecasting process with their homeroom teacher. Details about the forecasting process are under “Counselor’s Message” below.


We don’t have school on Jan. 18th. Please refer to the week’s modified schedule here. The last day for Q2 is February 5th and the first day of Q3 is Feb. 8th.


School photos will be scheduled through neighborhood schools. I will share that information in the newsletter once Picture Days are scheduled. Picture Day and yearbook information will also be available on your neighborhood school’s website.


Lastly, FuelEd will be unavailable this Saturday, January 16th from 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. for critical, planned maintenance. If users attempt to access the Online Schools or TotalView during this window, they will see a maintenance notice.


Learning Coach Homework

Ask your student(s) if they completed the forecasting form in their homeroom on Friday morning. What electives did they choose? Why did they select those electives?


Online Middle School Chess Club

The Online Middle School Chess Club will have our FIRST meeting this Wednesday January 20th at 2 PM. People of all ability are welcome. Students should check with parents for permission to create an account on chess.com (it's free) that has the ability to schedule matches with friends.

Zoom Link: https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/92837211444?pwd=T1JYTkZqSDVJNHdJQmlLN1dlRFFOZz09


Counselor’s Message

As we near Q3, it is important to note that many families have changed their mind on what they'd like to participate in for the remainder of the year. Flexibility and nurturing the student's needs with each day is most important.


Due to the changes in scheduling from summer forecasting vs. now, the Homeroom lesson provided and the Google Form focus on providing students with an opportunity to voice what they want in Q3. There is a sprinkling of Q4 planning in the lessons/form, too. We are asking that all families provide us with updated information using the Google Form. Please have this Google Form complete by Wednesday, 1/20. Utilize the Academic Program Guide to check out course descriptions and seek answers for common questions.


Thank you for loving on your students through all of this change. We're just about half way through this very different school year and that's worth celebrating on an hourly basis. Our kids have endured so much change and we're grateful for your constant care for them. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: gwink@wlwv.k12.or.us.


Ms. Gwin


Family Resources

Home School Websites


Family Sites


If you need additional information and would like to confidentially inquire about resources available, please email our School Counselor, Kimberly Gwin or our School Social Worker, Brittany Bucholz.


Neighborhood School Announcements

Rosemont Ridge Middle School Yearbook will be starting soon. Applications can be accessed in homeroom. If you are interested please ask your homeroom teacher for the application. Applications are due on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

MLK Day: January 18, No School


Take Care,

Mayra

High Level

Dear Online Families,


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

I hope these last two weeks have gone smoothly for you all. I would first like to remind everyone that we do not have school on Monday, January 18th.


FIRST QUARTER INCOMPLETES

This week our Online Program teachers, in partnership with our Student Support Team, have been working hard to get into contact with families with students who still have not completed their quarter one courses. Please reach out to myself or our Program Counselor Tammie Lewis if you have any questions or need any help figuring out what your student needs to do in order to earn credit or finish up their course. We are open to meeting via Zoom to discuss a plan for your student to help them achieve success this year. We know the pandemic has been difficult for a lot of students and families and we are here to help alleviate stress and work with your family in any way we can.


SECOND QUARTER COMING TO A CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 4th

On another note, the first semester and second quarter will be coming to a close on February 4th. Students should be working hard to get caught up in their current courses. We would like to see students wrap up their first semester courses before we start the second semester as most of their classes will pick up where the previous course ends. Please check in with your students and check their progress. If you have any questions whatsoever please reach out to their classroom teacher for help. Teachers want nothing more than for your student to end the semester feeling successful.


NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON FEBRUARY 5TH

Teachers will have a grading/work day on Friday, February 5th and there will be no school for students.


VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT

The student leadership team has been planning a virtual game night for January 29th at 7PM. Students will have the option of playing four different games that will be taking place in different Zoom rooms. The games that will be played are: Among Us, Bingo, Pictionary, and Kahoot. Students are working hard to organize this event which includes getting prizes donated. If you would like to donate a prize to our event please contact me directly! If your child is interested in attending game night, please have them fill out the following survey so the team can get a sense of who will be participating and what games they would like to play: VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT STUDENT SURVEY.


Thank you for your continued partnership this year,


Be well,

Becca


Rebecca Shook
Director-High School Online Program
West Linn-Wilsonville School District
shookr@wlwv.k12.or.us

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