Wolf Pup Weekly

Woodriver Issue #25 2/11/22

FROM PRINCIPAL GUY

Hello Wolf Pup parents!


Our district budget came out yesterday. There are some major cuts in our district at

nearly every school. Here is a summary of the cuts being proposed at each level.


Elementary School- Our district is closing Joy, Anderson and Nordale elementary.

Moving all of next year's 6th grade students to the middle school. That means this

year’s 5th graders will be at Ryan or Randy Smith next year.


The moving of 6th grade also means that Woodriver will lose two or three teachers.

Currently Woodriver is scheduled to have 12 teachers next year. We had 19 teachers

pre-COVID and 17 teachers this year. Our enrollment is currently 435 students. Our

projected enrollment in the budget report is 339. You will notice these numbers

don’t add up. I am hoping to get some clarification from our district regarding that

projected enrollment. In the boundary shift report it had our projections at 377

students a nearly 40 student difference. With our 17 teachers this year, I was

expecting to have 14 or 15 teachers next year. I will be sure to keep you informed

after I get clarification.


Middle School- Will see their numbers increase by about 700 students. They will

be at 93-95% capacity. They will also see an increase in the number of teachers at

each of their buildings to account for the increase in students.


High School- Enrollment continues to decline and they are scheduled to lose

teachers and possibly a counselor at each high school. There is also the chance that

they lose an assistant principal. Loses will differ at each school depending on

enrollment.


All Schools- Will see a decrease to both their supply and activity budgets.


Pupil-to-Teacher Ratio (PTR)- Our district will also be using the following for

their PTR.


K-2nd=25 students per teacher.

3rd-6th=26 students per teacher.

Middle School=29 students per teacher

High School= 32 students per teacher.


Our PTR numbers continue to rise as our state fails to increase the student base

allocation to account for inflation. Almost every year prices go up and the amount

the state provides stays the same. This has contributed to this massive increase in

PTR.

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We will be using PowerPTC to schedule parent teacher conferences. Please make sure you are able to sign in to your parent powerschool account (on a web browser, the app will not work for this) so you are able to access PowerPTC when it opens on the 14th. If you need help logging on contact the office @ (907)479-4211


(Instructions below)

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Powerschool Parent Login here

Check current grades, view report cards, manage parent preferences

Want to order?

There is a second order of MIOS t-shirts, sweatshirts, and totes happening. until Feb 18th.

You can place your order online at http://fbxmiosm.square.site/

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Clubs

We have updated clubs for the 2nd Semester. You can find forms in the front office if you plan to sign up for:
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February

21 - Professional Development (NO SCHOOL)

22, 23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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