WHES Incoming Kindergarten Students

Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Dear Families,

We are so excited that you have chosen Woodmen Hills as the elementary school for your child's educational journey! We previously sent this information to incoming Kindergarten families, and are re-sending it with further details, too.

Please sign up for a Kindergarten Assessment session on either August 2rd or 3rd (more information below) and complete the student information form (below) by July 30, 2021.

Also, continue to check your email for updated information as dates, events, and specifics are developed. You can check our website for more back-to-school information. Our main source of communication is our WHES Highlights sent weekly to all families via email.

We can't wait to get to know your child! See you soon, Tornadoes!

2021-2022 Beginning of the Year Dates

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

July 30th - Back to School Bash

August 2nd & 3rd - Kindergarten Assessment Days - please see more information below

August 3rd - Email sent from your child's Kindergarten Teacher introducing themselves and providing important details about the start of the year

August 4th - First Day of Kindergarten for students with last names that start with A-M (no school for students with last names that start with N-Z)

August 5th - First Day of Kindergarten for students with last names that start with N-Z (no school for students with last names that start with A-M)

August 6th - All Kindergarten students at school - full schedule for all students begins

August 12th - Back-to-School Bash Night (more information in the Highlights)

August 13th - Elementary Assessment Day (more information in the Highlights)

Back to School Bash - July 30th

The WHES Back to School Bash is an open house format - you are able to come to Woodmen Hills anytime between 4:00 pm-6:00 pm on Friday, July 30th. Please arrive through the main entrance and staff will be present to help you find the classrooms. You are able to visit your child(ren)'s classroom, meet teachers, drop off supplies and activity fees, walk the halls of WHES, visit our PTA for Tornado swag, and grab dinner and/or dessert in the parking lot.

Kindergarteners won't have classroom placements just yet, but families are welcome to come! You can see WHES, see the Kindergarten wing/hallway and drop off school supplies in the designated area. You can also bring school supplies on your child's first day.

We can't wait to see you, Tornadoes!

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Kindergarten Assessment Days - August 2nd & 3rd

Please utilize the link below to sign up for an assessment time slot on either August 2nd or 3rd (you only need to sign up for 1 time slot on 1 of the days). Students will spend time with our Kindergarten teachers, completing assessments in which provide intentional data to create balanced classrooms at the beginning of each school year.

Families should arrive at the main, front door at your scheduled assessment time. Parents and guardians are welcome to remain at WHES during the 45-minute time slot for an orientation and tour with WHES Administration. Please join us to learn more about Woodmen Hills and all that we will offer your family this year!

Kindergarten Student Insights & Interests

We greatly value getting more information about your child as they begin Kindergarten at WHES. Please complete this student information form by clicking the button below to provide your child’s Kindergarten teacher with insights and interests. This form is only used to best inform your child's teacher about information regarding their learning and interests and will not be shared in any other format. Thank you for providing us with key details as we get set to begin a new school year and for sharing your child with us in the year to come!

Please know, we use this form for parent input and our best intentions for Kindergarten classroom placements at the beginning of each school year. However, changes to classroom placements could occur for Kindergarteners once the school year starts in order to create the best learning environment for all of our students.

Insights & Interests Form - click here

Please complete the student insight and interest survey linked here by July 30, 2021.

Kindergarten at Woodmen Hills Elementary School

View the video below for more information regarding Kindergarten at WHES!

School Supply List

You can click on the image below for the complete 2021-2022 school supply list used to support your child's learning and classroom throughout the school year.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please ensure you have accessed and set up your Parent Portal in the D49 Student Information System, PowerSchool. Having accurate information for all students is imperative as we start a new, ever-changing school year. Linked here are directions to support you in setting up your portal account.

Preparing for Kindergarten

These are just a few ways you can support your child as they get ready to start Kindergarten this fall. Learning is fun and engaging - we can't wait to see your child take on their school journey!
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Woodmen Hills Elementary School

Principal: Bethany Stegman

Assistant Principal: Amanda Bower

Dean of Students: Cheryl Curry

Counselor: Sherese Taylor