Staying Connected

February 19, 2021

Traveled for Vacation?


All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival
  • Quarantine for 10 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. If not obtained before entry to Massachusetts, a test may be obtained after arrival. However, all such arriving travelers must immediately begin the 10-day quarantine until a negative test result has been received.


Testing for children, 10 years and younger, who are traveling with an adult from their household is not required. Children 10 years and younger should mimic the quarantine requirement and testing options completed by the household adult they accompanied for travel. If the accompanying adult chooses to quarantine, the child must also quarantine. If the accompanying adult chooses to obtain a test, the child and adult must quarantine until the adult’s negative test result is received.


For a return to school, negative test results for each person over the age of ten must be provided to the school. Remote learning can be set up for any student quarantining. Please reach out to me at ksaso@stgrsd.org or call the school at 569-6598 to make these arrangements.

New Wednesday Math Groups

We are excited to be able to provide to our students additional time to work with our teaching assistants on Wednesday afternoons in the area of math. In determining the students who would participate in this first round, we used the results of the latest i-Ready assessment. i-Ready is a diagnostic assessment that allows us to see where the students are in four different domains in math.


We want to be sure that all students have a strong foundation in these early years so that when more complex topics arise, they will be able to pull on these foundational skills to help solve them. This is different than how your child may be doing on their grade level math. Some children develop good compensation strategies to cover for these gaps in learning and perform well in early grade level math classes, but as they progress in grades, concepts become more difficult, resulting in a widening of these gaps which can cause more difficulty for the children. We want to catch the students and fill these gaps now! We will be doing the next set of groups for six weeks starting on February 24 and ending on April 7. After that time, we will revisit and determine any changes to the groups.


Teachers will be emailing individual families whose child will be offered this opportunity. Included in the email will be the zoom link for their session and the time that the group meets. We ask that your student have their whiteboards and markers next to them and their math manipulatives that were sent home for remote learning within reach.


We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for your child and help us help them on their mathematical journey!

Exciting Woodland News!

On Friday, February 12, we were able to surprise one of Woodland's teachers with the Grinspoon Teacher of Excellence Award! We made our way through the halls while "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman played over the intercom. This pomp and circumstance ended when we arrived to congratulate kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Garvey! She was totally taken aback by this recognition. Her teammates were on hand to congratulate her and her family had a surprise of their own outside of the building. We couldn't be happier. This honor is very much deserved!
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Shades of Red Day Photos

Kisses Of Kindness

Mrs. Schindel's class gave "Kisses" (compliments) to their classmates in honor of Valentine's Day.

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A+ School Rewards

Thank you to our 92 supporters! At this time, your qualified purchases have raised $320.23 for Woodland! The program ends on March 14, 2021.