Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update September 21-25, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Autumn begins this week and as the leaves fall and the apple orchards blossom with yummy fall fruit, I want to take a moment and say Thank You to all of our parents/guardians for your dedication to your child and their learning!

Thank you for your presence at our Woods Lake Fall 2020 Open House! We are so grateful for you as we partner in the education of your child! This week our Kalamazoo Kids In Tune (KKIT) after school program has begun. This video highlights summer and how to enroll your child, this fall.

Our A.T. program will provide synchronous A.T. learning sessions for those students identified in spring of 2020. A survey will soon go out to parents of A.T. students to arrange instructional times! In the meantime, ALL students may access the AT for All learning hub to engage in Brainiac Fun!

Finally, this week we will begin our NWEA fall online test for students, virtually. We are asking that you support our testing process, see the letter from me in the link below.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Parent Note: Fall NWEA Test

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. This is an annual celebration that recognizes the vast contribution of Hispanic Americans in our society. The Latina community has shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their communities.

A.T. for All

Here is a website where you will find engaging learning activities for those that enjoy a brain challenge. Our A.T. program will begin soon...all may access this and learn and grow!

Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Scheduling/Appointments: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Attendance/Immunizations: Mrs. Lindsay Carr

Behavioral Support: Mrs. Natalie Orbe

Communities In School: Ms. Blaec Arevalo

Unresolved Issues: Dr. Micole D. Dyson

Mobile Health Unit

Families may register for the Mobile Health Unit! A service calendar will be coming out in October to offer services such as immunizations and more!

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting

Monday, Sep. 21st, 5:15-6:15pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Woods Lake PTO Zoom Meeting

Time: Sep 21, 2020 05:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 299 882 6214

Passcode: 2HJZcg

Social Emotional Awareness- Activity

Here is an activity you can play with your student to help with developing self awareness.

Self Awareness: The ability to engage in some kind of reflective awareness.

Techniques you can practice to develop self awareness.

- Mindfulness meditation



-Taking a walk

-Listening - by asking for feedback from friends, family members, and co workers


When should my child attend specials?

Specials will be required for students twice a week. They may choose from Art, Music or PE sessions throughout the week. They must choose two different specials each week.

What do I do if my child will be absent from school?

Please inform the classroom teacher of any absence and be sure that your child makes up the work and also views the asynchronous (recorded) lesson.

Will students be able to pick up food packs? If so, when?

Free meal packets are available to all KPS students in both the three-tiered/trimester option or the virtual options. Meal packs include breakfast and lunch for multiple days. Distribution at Woods Lake is Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

How do we set up my child's Chromebook?

Below is a link to a document that you can download. There are step by step directions and a picture tutorial that will help guide you through this process.

How does my child access Lexia or Dreambox ?

Lexia is a reading program and Dreambox is a math program that we use to support our students. Below are step by step directions. Students must access both learning portals.

Time for Vaccinations

Box Tops for Education

KPS Household Information Report