Woodside High School

Weekly Wildcat Notes: December 12 - 16, 2022

December 12-16 is a "0-7 - A - B - A - B" Study Week Schedule

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WHS Musicians & Dance Team Share Musical Joy In Spite of the Rain

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The Annual Winter Concert Gets Us Into the Holiday Spirit

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Don't feel like cooking? We've got the answer!

Support the ABO in a delicious way! On Tuesday, December 13 from 7AM to 9 PM, 15% of all sales at Redwood City Barbeque will be donated to the ABO if you mention the fundraiser, show the flyer, or use code "Wildcats" for online orders.
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Message from the Principal

Dear Woodside HS Community:

Monday kicks off STUDY WEEK, a week designed for students and staff to focus on finalizing their final units of study and prepare for a successful Finals Week. On Friday, December 16th, our School Counselors and Student Leadership will be providing Hot Chocolate to all students as a treat for Study Week -- It's also Pajama Day on Friday, so come to school in your cozy PJs, and fill up your cup with some hot cocoa at lunch (free) in front of the MUR!

Since the start of November, Woodside High School has raised $2,230 for this year’s Food Drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Woodside is so close to reaching its goal of $3,500. It has been decided to extend the online donation page. The need for food for families has no timeline. People can securely donate online with the link below. There are QR code posters in each wing on campus where people can donate. Please help Woodside High School reach and possibly go over our goal!


This is a critical time for our students to take advantage of ALL the many ways to stay on top of their academics and their learning. Are you:

  • Using Tutorials fully and effectively?
  • Using the DEN after school to receive tutoring from teachers (MUR with snacks!)
  • Using Quiet Study in the Library to get work finished?
  • Using the on-line FREE Paper tutoring service?
  • Using CANVAS effectively, planning and managing your time?
  • Using the College and Career Counseling Center for questions about college applications, scholarships and all things college-related?
  • Using the Mental Health resources available for all students in F14?
  • Using the bilingual resources available to you from Mr. Stewart or Mrs. Lopez?

If you answered NO to any of the above, it's time for you to take some proactive actions to make positive changes to help yourself. If you don't know where to start, stop by your school counselor or administrator or ask any one of your teachers to get help.

With Gratitude,

Karen van Putten, Principal

Included in this Newsletter:

  • Important Dates and Schedules
  • Important Study Week and Final Exam Schedule
  • Information from Student Activities
  • Information from the Green Academy
  • Information from our Woodside HS Foundation
  • Information from Drama Boosters
  • Information from the ABO
  • Information from our Robotics Team 100
  • Information about all our Academic Supports
  • Information from Community Events

Important Dates & Schedules

December 12 - 16 is a "0-7 - A - B - A - B" Week Schedule

  • Click Here for the Weekly Calendar of Events - All Athletic Events / Meetings are listed on the Website Calendar
  • The DEN and Quiet Study ARE OPEN! See flyers below - Get free tutoring from teachers
  • December 12-16: STUDY WEEK
  • December 16: Cramming with Cocoa @ Lunch & Spirit Day: Wear Your PJs to School
  • December 19-22: First Semester Final Exams
  • December 23 - Teacher Work Day - No School - Winter vacation is 12/23 - 1/9!
  • Second Semester Begins on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
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Donating to PTSA Directly Impacts WHS’s Teachers and Staff!

Staff Appreciation Opportunities

The PTSA hosts several events over the course of the year to recognize our teachers and staff. On December 19th, we will host a holiday luncheon and would love your help!

Please click on the link to sign up to help where you can.

If you cannot donate time or food, please consider donating to help fund some of our future activities. (Insert link:

Our teachers and staff are the backbone of the school. They put their heart and soul into our school every day and work tirelessly to make sure every student succeeds.

The PTSA raises funds each year to sponsor staff appreciation events. This Fall we hosted a Back to School Grab & Go lunch and in December we are hosting a Holiday Luncheon. In the Spring we plan to host a week of events to say thank you to the teachers and staff.

Please consider donating in any amount to help this effort - Thank you!

Honeybear Trees - Mention WHS's PTSA when you buy a tree, and Honeybear Trees will donate a portion of their sales to our efforts!

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Woodside's FRC Team 100 Visits Woodside Elementary Upper School w/ Robot "Ribit React!" - Sharing their love of STEM

December 11, 2022

Green Academy Career Symposium

Career Round Tables - professionals will speak in a small group format about their career, and educational background, give a brief job description and offer the pros & cons of their field. Students will have ~15 minutes with each professional and then rotate to the next. Ideally, professionals from a wide variety of sustainability careers will be represented.

What: Students in the Green Academy will be inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of their environment, leaders in their communities, and innovators in the field of green technology.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2022

Time: 9:50 - 10:50 am.
Where: In-Person at 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062

How: Sign Up Here for Green Academy!

Why: To inspire students in the Green Academy and to offer insight into the myriad of careers that are available in the environmental/sustainability field.

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Thank You - We are Still Accepting Donations

We hope in this season of gratitude, you’ll choose to invest in education and Woodside students by making a gift to the Woodside High School Foundation.

Your donation to the Woodside High School Foundation provides critical support to our school programs, and gives our Woodside students greater opportunities for success, in and out of the classroom.

You can donate online at Thank you for your financial support in any amount and Go Wildcats!

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News from the Drama Boosters

Spring Musical Auditions

Thank you to the students who auditioned for our spring musical Cinderella - Enchanted Edition! There is incredible talent, and everyone should be proud of their efforts.

Save the show dates on your calendars: March 17–19, 24-26, 2023!

The DB December meeting/holiday party will be on 12/15, 7-8:30pm. If you didn't receive the evite, please email Arlene at:

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What's New With Woodside Athletics?

Help us raise funds for our athletes while shopping! Be sure to designate Woodside Athletic Boosters on Amazon Smile ( and support our teams!

Support the ABO in a delicious way! On Tuesday, December 13 from 7AM to 9 PM, 15% of all sales at Redwood City Barbeque will be donated to the ABO if you mention the fundraiser, show the flyer, or use code "Wildcats" for online orders. See flyer above!

Mark your calendars!

The annual ABO Crab Feed is back!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Red Morton Community Activities Building

Go WHS Athletics! Good luck to all our WHS Wildcats!

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Good news just in–matching funds have become available!

The WHS Robotics Program emphasizes active outreach to students of all backgrounds and encourages engagement and teamwork in pursuit of a STEM education. Any interested student can join and learn to build a robot, as well as the skills necessary to run a small business.

WHS Robotics is a remarkable program, but also an expensive one. This year, we need to raise $47,000. We depend on financial support from businesses, team families and friends, and the local community to fuel our passion for robotics. Right now, you can double the power of your donation so it goes twice as far to support the team.

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. We hope we can count on you to help nurture the innovators of tomorrow.

Please use this link to contribute.

Sponsor Team 100

Thank you for your support.

Tutorial During the School Day

  • Students have a chance to start homework and ask for help within the school day

  • Students can make up work from absences without using brunch/lunch

  • Access to all of a student’s teachers in one given time period-- all teachers are in their rooms.

  • Do the things that might normally interrupt class time like surveys, counselor meetings, school-wide activities, etc.

  • Click Here for the Overview-Slide Deck

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Universal Free Meals for all Students & Additional a la carte Offerings

SUHSD is offering Universal Free Meals to students this school year in compliance with the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division guidelines. This means that your student is entitled to receive a free compliant breakfast and or lunch during the school day free of charge regardless of their ability to pay. Please consider completing a meal application that may qualify your household for other limited income based discounts such as reduced priced internet service.

We are also offering a la carte snacks, beverages and second meals for purchase during the school day. Students must have funds in their cafeteria account to purchase second meals, healthy beverages and or snacks. Parents can create a free myschoolbucks account at or through the link on the food service payment page. MySchoolbucks is also an App. The free app can be downloaded on iOS and Android. The app will also be used for other payments District wide throughout the year.

OnSite COVID-19 PCR Testing at Woodside Mondays and Thursdays

Please make an appointment with Worksite Labs keeping in mind that although you must input your health insurance information, we are committed to offering our staff and students no-cost COVID-19 PCR Tests. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) with the detailed coverage from your health plan. Insurance plans may cover the entire cost, a percentage, or not cover any amount of the testing. The EOB may show a remaining balance or cost due by the insured. Worksite Labs will NOT bill or pursue additional payments to be made by the insured for the remaining amount due.

In 2015, California passed a law that allows all low-income undocumented children and youth under 19 years old to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal. As of May 16, 2016, all low-income children, regardless of immigration status, are able to enroll in health coverage and get care. Please visit Medi-Cal for Children.

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