Woodlawn Principal's Blog 9/3/21


Labor Day Weekend is here with the bonus day on Tuesday!  I know that there are a lot of moving parts, but I am very happy with where we are as a school and want to thank everyone for making this work.  It is a much shorter blog today so go and enjoy your long weekend!  

No school on Monday, September 6th or Tuesday, September 7th.

School resumes on Wednesday, September 8th.

MAP Scores

While the bulk of MAP testing has been completed, the remainder of the window will be used for make-up testing. MAP reports will be sent to families on Friday, September 17th.

NEW *Covid Metrics*

To stay up-to-date this school year on local metrics, please visit the COVID DASHBOARD for District 96. Our priority remains to keep our students safe and follow guidance from the CDC. If your student is identified as a "close contact", you will be notified individually through the contact tracing process. 

Visit the PTO Blog!!!

Drop Off - Mornings

Please stay in line and do not cut through the parking lot.  As soon as you hit the front sidewalk, have your student ready to jump out.  It has been going very well.  

Pick Up - Afternoons

Please stay in the line for pick up. Cutting through the parking lot, picking up at the bus lot stop sign, going to Country Meadows...all of this messes up the system and puts children at risk.  Is that 3 minutes really going to make a difference if we can keep all students and teachers safe?  

Thanks again for your support.  

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Vernon Area Public Library

My name is Diane Presta and I’m the Teen Volunteer Coordinator at the Vernon Area Public Library. I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new school year. Due to the success of our previous online teen volunteer programs, we are starting a new fall session on September 7 - December 10, 2021.

This program is designed for teens in grades 7-12 and will provide an opportunity to earn volunteer hours from home. Students do not need to fill out applications or go through any training. Teens can volunteer as their schedule allows.

Students select from a list of projects on our website: https://guides.vapld.info/teenvolunteers. The website will go live on September 7th. Some of the activities include making cards for kids in hospitals, transcribing documents for the Library of Congress, writing letters to residents in nursing homes, helping out with online science research projects, and much more. 

After finishing a volunteer project, teens will need to submit the Teen Volunteering: Online Service Project Form. A photo of their completed volunteer project is required and needs to be uploaded to the form to receive credit. The last day to submit activities is Friday, December 10. Certificates will be emailed in mid-December to those who successfully complete the program. We will restart the program in January 2022.

Please share this information with any student who may be interested in earning volunteering hours this fall.

Finally, this is the ultimate middle school brain in action. Let’s delve into the mind of a middle school student.  “I have a problem.  My problem is, I have too many lock combinations to remember.  There is my hallway lock and my gym lock.  Way too much.  How will I keep them straight?  Boom, problem solved.” **

Parents, I know you understand and feel your frustration.  Have a great weekend.  


**The black dot was added by me in order to keep the contents of that gym locker safe.  In real life, no black dot.