WLWV Community Update

March 11, 2019

Calendar Changes — Last Day of School Now June 11.

Due to snow days on February 5th and February 27, the last day of school is now Tuesday, June 11 for all WLWV schools. Three days were built into the 2018-19 calendar to be used in the event of Snow Days. If the district experiences more than one additional snow day this school year, alternative school calendar considerations will be made. Visit the district website to review the 2018-19 school calendar.

Revisiting 2014 Bond Projects

Curious about what the 2014 Bond paid for? Check out all of the projects completed this summer as the Bond nears completion. Learn more about completed projects on the district website.

News from Nutrition Services

West Linn-Wilsonville cafeterias are serving local "Makah Ozette" potatoes grown in Oregon City this week only. Enjoy these fun and unique potatoes while supporting our local farmers!

Conquistadores brought Makah Ozette potatoes to the Northwest from South America in 1791. School cafeterias use kosher salt and a little bit of garlic to make flavors pop. Learn more about the Nutrition Services Department on the District Website.

Student Projects Impress at CREST Jane Goodall Science Symposium

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A total of 149 projects created by some 230 high school students were on display on March 5, with 49 projects advancing to the regional ISEF fair in April. See the full list of award winners on the district website.

Thank You, WLWV Classified Staff!

Last week we celebrated Classified Staff for National Classified Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to our nearly 400 classified employees who work tirelessly for our staff and students!

Safety Spotlight — SafeOregon Tip Line

The SafeOregon Tip Line provides an anonymous reporting resource for students.

The goal of the SafeOregon tip line is to prevent threats to school safety by providing schools and communities with a relevant reporting tool. Tips can be submitted by students through email, phone, text messages, the Safe Oregon mobile app or web portal. Tips are quickly reviewed by SafeOregon technicians, and are then passed to school administrators and local law enforcement agencies. If the tip requires an urgent response, technicians from Safe Oregon will call 911 for immediate help, as well as provide information to West Linn-Wilsonville school administration or school officials.

West Linn-Wilsonville administration will respond to all tips in an appropriate and timely matter, which can include gathering more information, communicating with key stakeholders, using the District Threat Assessment System, using the District Suicide Risk Assessment process, connecting the student with additional resources, contacting law enforcement, or any other responses that are appropriate.

You can learn more about Safe Oregon at http://safeoregon.com/, or contact your child’s counselor for more information.

Upcoming Events

Early Release, Professional Growth Wednesday: March 20 — Professional Growth Wednesdays include a two-hour early release on select Wednesday afternoons to allow educators time to collaborate and participate in professional development opportunities. This is for the ALL levels.

PRIMARY Conferences (No School): Thursday, March 21 — There will be no school for all PRIMARY schools due to spring conferences.

PRIMARY and MIDDLE Conferences (No School): Friday, March 22 — There will be no school for all PRIMARY and MIDDLE schools due to spring conferences.

Spring Break: March 25-29 — There will be no school during the week of March 25-29 in recognition of spring break.