Woodlawn Principal's Blog 1/28/22

The last Friday in January is upon us!  One step closer to spring.  It seems to me that February has always been worse than January, although this year has been quite cold.  Things are rolling along at Woodlawn and the students are doing incredible work in the classrooms.  Mrs. Garlick and I have been doing many classroom observations and the level of learning is outstanding.  I am really proud of the staff and the students in the classroom.  The lunchroom is another story.  It is time for my February crackdown on lunchroom nonsense.  You may hear from me personally.  Please give a preemptive reminder at home that respecting all of the adults and appropriate behavior is essential.  Thanks for your support on this one.  


There has been chatter on social media regarding refusing to wear masks.  Here is the official stance on masks as of today.  

As a reminder, all individuals present on school grounds must continue to wear a face covering consistent with Board of Education policy 4:182 until further notice.  Any individual's refusal to wear a face covering shall constitute a violation of the District's applicable rules of conduct and may subject the individual to disciplinary action or prevent the individual from entering or remaining on school district property.  We are hopeful that, in the not too distant future, conditions will be conducive to reducing our mitigation measures. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we begin to see a decline in our positive cases!

Simplifying Stevenson- 8th Grade Parents

KCSD parents of 8th graders, you still have time to sign up for the Monday, Feb.7, virtual event  "Simplifying Stevenson” (7 p.m. start time).  This is your chance to ask questions you might want to know about your child entering SHS: Your questions will be answered by current Stevenson High School students and SHS Principal Mr. Troy Gobble.

If you are a first time SHS parent, this is a good introduction for you.  Even if you have had other students go through SHS, it is worth your time.  

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. 

Coffee Chat

Thanks to those who attended! For those who could not attend but would still like the information here is a link to our presentation:

1/26 Attendance Coffee Chat Presentation

Please feel free to reach out with any comments, questions or concerns. 


Student Resource Officer Michael Essig @ [email protected] 

School Counselor Jacqui Jessogne @ [email protected]

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Finally, my home construction skills are about to be put to the test.  Nope, more like a final exam.  My oldest son is engaged, which means we are taking a closer look at our home because we will be hosting family and friends in June.  My wife and I have had 18 months to prepare for this but all of a sudden, we are 5 months away and panic is setting in.  I know how this goes because I've lived it before.  You take the blinds down to paint and then you realize how you have been nursing those things along for the last few years.  You talk to someone about replacing those blinds (which I believe there should be a blinds company called, “Rob You Blind Blinds” because they are so expensive…I would respect their honesty.  Sorry to anyone who owns a blinds company out there, no offense), which leads you to new window treatments or as we used to call them, curtains.  Cha Ching.  Back to the paint, you paint one room and it makes you realize how horrendous the other rooms are and the paint roulette begins.  One room to another, where it will stop, nobody knows.  Now the baseboards need a coat, and before you know it, you are heading to a different level in the house that needs to be painted.  Fix this, re do that…Grana Construction is back in business with its 1 star rating on Yelp.  The only person to fill out that Yelp rating is Mrs. Grana.