Weekly Update

WESTSIDE SCHOOL

10/30/2020 Weekly Update

10/30/2020


Dear Families,


It was great to see the kids at material pick up yesterday! Here is a link to some photos we were able to capture: Photos


This week's update includes information about our Operational Blueprint, first trimester, conferences, and an update from our PTO.


Earlier today, the Governor released changes to the pandemic metrics that govern when Oregon schools can allow students back into classrooms. HRCSD will be sending out information soon to families regarding these changes and how they impact our plans to return to onsite learning.


We will be releasing our Operational Blueprint early next week which documents our school’s plan to ensure our students can return safely, in some form, for the 2020-21 school year. The Operational Blueprint was designed according to the Ready Schools, Safe Learners health and safety protocols established by Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to mitigate infection risks. I believe our plan will demonstrate that we can operate in a manner that will assure that protocols are in place to keep students, staff, and families safe. This is a highly technical, lengthy document, and so we will also release a condensed version for families to review. In addition, over the next two weeks we will be providing training opportunities for families regarding safety procedures and protocols that will be in place for onsite learning.


Trimester 1 ends on November 5th. There will be no school on November 6th so that our teachers can complete report cards and prepare for conferences. As a reminder, our Specials Classes (PE, Music and SEL) have been provided to students through videos in Google Classroom. Students who have not participated in these special classes during trimester 1 will be given a no pass on their report card. There is still some time to participate and receive a pass on the report card by logging into Mr. Wyatt or Mr. Bertram’s Google Classroom!


Conferences November 11- November 24 Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you soon to schedule a conference.


PTO NEWS

As a PTO we have decided to start with our “WHY” as we consider what resources and activities will best support our students and amazing staff at Westside. The following is the guiding statement that we will continually refer back to as we make such decisions:

In a year of unique challenges, we will strive to foster a positive community in creative and inclusive ways. Our primary aim is to knit our staff, students and parents closer together despite our distance.

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Your input matters to the Westside staff and students! We’d love insights and ideas as we navigate these unusual times. Please mark your calendar for our next Google Meets PTO meeting on Tues., November 10th from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Meeting ID: meet.google.com/nsz-mqdc-gex

Phone Number: (‪US‬) ‪+1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪380 349 293 5041#‬

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Please save the date for our virtual Scholastic Book Fair, Nov 9-22. Purchases during the Book Fair provide the resources that put a new book in the hands of each of our students during the book giveaway.

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Lastly, we want to thank Shortt Supply and Julie Donahue, LMT for donating items for teacher raffles. Their generosity is so appreciated! We’d also like to thank parents Kerri Weed, Stacy Rust, and Shannon and Jereme Grzybowski for bringing the fun to supply pickups for our Westside Wildcats!




Thank you,

Ocean Kuykendall

Principal


Westside Elementary

Contact Information

ocean.kuykendall@hoodriver.k12.or.us

(541) 386 -1535 extension 4790

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