WOODLAND DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM – READY, SET, GO!
BEGINS APRIL 6th !
Click the link below for your grade level site:
ELEMENTARY DLP – https://www.woodland.k12.ok.us/1371_1
MIDDLE SCHOOL DLP – https://www.woodland.k12.ok.us/13861_1
HIGH SCHOOL DLP – https://www.woodland.k12.ok.us/1373_1
WOODLAND DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM
April 6 – May 8, 2020
Woodland Public Schools will resume on April 6th through “Distance Learning". Many activities and routines will be dictated by grade levels. Please be aware that different grade levels will have different formats (from instructional packets to virtual instruction (email, Google Classroom, text, Zoom, phone calls) in which content is delivered and returned. We are fully aware of technology capabilities of our students and staff during this time. All instructors have been notified to respond to student questions through email or telephone. A small number of staff will be available Monday - Thursday in some capacity the remainder of the year, however, you will need to call and set up an appointment for signatures, copies of documents, etc., if needed. Please visit our website at www.woodland.k12.ok.us for contact information.
At this time, you can help us and your students by creating daily routines for learning at your home the remainder of the year. We are not setting the schedule, however, these are simple suggestions to help in creating a schedule.
This is how a schedule might look like for your child:
Pre-K and Kindergarten Students - 45 minutes a day….So (as a suggestion) break down like this:
■ 5 minutes: Daily Routines (review daily schedule, engage in connection activities, review the calendar/date, etc. )
■ 5 minutes: Story Time (videos or being read to by caregiver)
■ 5 minutes: Brain Break (music and movement)
■ 5 minutes: Introduce new content (videos or instructed by caregiver)
■ 10 minutes: Hands-on activity related to content or story
■ Extra Suggestions for Extending Learning • 30-60 minutes of outdoor play • 10-20 minutes of reading with family (books of their choice) • 90+ minutes of imaginative play
1st & 2nd Grade: Plan up to 1 hour and 10 minutes a day
● 30 minutes for reading
● 20 minutes for a combination of math lessons, activities, application practice or games focused on concepts
● 20 minutes of science/social studies activities or lessons connected to an overarching project or topic of study
● Flexible time for physical education, music, art, etc.
3rd through 5th grade: Up to 1 hour and 20 minutes a day - Teacher will send instruction content and resources that could be used in your schedule.
● 20 minutes for reading or independent reading
● 20 minutes of reading or writing lessons, may include 15 minutes of independent writing
● 20 minutes for a combination of math lessons, activities, application practice or games focused on concepts and skills or content (i.e., number sense, computation, problem solving, etc.)
● 20 minutes of science/social studies activities or lessons connected to an overarching project.
● Flexible time for physical education (free play), music, art.
6th through 12th grade: Up to 3 hours a day, allow 30 to 40 minutes of instruction for each class that they are enrolled in. This could be in student packet form or virtual instruction.
Remember, these are recommended times to help create a learning schedule from your home. If you have any questions once you pick up your packets or receive a virtual assignment, you may call your building administrator or use the contact information for our staff provided on our district website.
If your child is a student in our Resource Program, the teacher responsible for your child will be responsible for contacting you.
Last day of school is tentatively set for May 8th, pending Board of Education approval.
More Information coming soon!
Starting Monday, March 30, OETA will begin airing curriculum-based programming for students over the air on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD.
Programs will include PBS favorites like NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources made available through PBS LearningMedia which have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades pre-K through 12.
Programming changes will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. which will last until the end of the school year.
Please click on the link below for access:
These resources are recommended for our students to use independently during the state mandated school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These resources are optional and students will not be receiving classroom grades for any of the work completed at this time. However, we recommend that students utilize these sites/suggestions to maintain learning momentum.
These sites/suggestions may not be currently used by your student(s), but are easily accessible and FREE for use at home. Please feel free to use any other sites you find beneficial for your student.
1st – 5th Grade: https://www.ixl.com/
3rd – 12th Grade: https://www.commonlit.org/
6th – 12th Grade: https://www.khanacademy.org/
K – 8th Grade: https://www.mobymax.com/signin
K – 12th Grade: https://www.studyisland.com/
Grades PK-K: Contact your student’s teacher by email to get your student’s log-in to Reading Eggs.
Grades 1-5: Students have a log-in to Ticket to Read. They are used to working 25 minutes daily on this routine: Monday/Wednesday -Club House and Tuesday/Thursday - Toy Shop.
Whether you have access to internet or not please read to your student daily and/or have them read silently 20 minutes! Review sight words that have already been sent home. Memorize Math facts that are appropriate for the grade level of your student. It would be a great idea for your student to keep a journal of what activities they do each day that we are out of school.
If you have any questions or need help with ideas of what your student should be working on contact your student’s teacher or me by school email.
Woodland Middle School
All MS Students have a login to Mobymax curriculum. We suggest students spend 20-30 minutes per day on both math and reading. Go to mobymax.com. Choose between: Math, Fact Fluency, Vocabulary Language, and Reading Skills Informational. Students are familiar with each of these titles. The school code is OK2215. If you do not have access to the internet or have issues connecting, we suggest reading books, working on flash cards, or utilizing other educational resources.
Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19 School Closure
Updated: March 27, 2020
How will distance learning be implemented on Monday, April 6? What are the instructions for students and parents?
Woodland administrators and teachers are working diligently on plans for a district-wide distance learning program. However, the details of the program will not be released until we are in compliance with all of the guidance from the State Department of Education. Please be patient over the next week as these plans are finalized. As soon as more information is available, you will be notified.
Will districts have to make up missed instructional days? Will the summer be shorter?
No. The State Board of Education approved a waiver on March 25 that removes the need for school districts to make up instructional time lost during coronavirus closures. The summer will not be shortened, and as of right now, the 2020-21 school year is scheduled to start on time.
What can my child do during these days with no instruction?
The District has created a list of online resources that students and families may find enriching during the time when school staff members are not providing instruction. Reading is always a good choice. The links listed above provide a variety of digital options.
What about major events like graduation?
It is unlikely a traditional graduation ceremony will take place. We understand how deeply disappointing this is for our Seniors and families who have worked so hard and waited so long for these moments. Our staff members and administrators will work to create a way to honor our seniors for their achievements, but as of right now, the health and safety of everyone in our community remains the top priority. Seniors and their families will receive additional communication from the High School as plans develop for providing alternative ways of celebrating traditional senior events and activities.
Are all state tests canceled?
Yes. State tests will not be administered for this school year and tests will not be made up at a later date. The state-provided ACT for juniors is also canceled. With no state testing, schools in Oklahoma will not receive a yearly report card from the State Department of Education for 2019-2020.
Will Woodland provide meals for students while the District is closed?
Yes. Free grab-and-go meals are available for any child 18 or under in need of a meal. Breakfast and lunch to go is available Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Woodland High School Cafeteria in Fairfax and at the Middle School building in Ralston.
What if my child has a disability? What will happen to my child's services during a school closure?
Families of students with disabilities should refer to the guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Our Resource teachers will be in touch if meetings are required.
Will any athletic events or practices take place during the closure?
No. All Woodland athletic teams will operate under the same conditions as the yearly OSSAA mandated dead period. This means no games, no practices, and no access to facilities for student-athletes.
What if my child has medication at school? Can I pick up the medication?
If you need to pick up your child's medication, please call (918) 642-3295 x100 and leave a message. We will contact you to arrange a time to get your child’s medication.
WOODLAND SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
The Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday, March 25th) and is a virtual meeting that is on the Zoom app. The meeting ID is 805-219-022.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education Closes all Buildings for remainder of 2019-20
Today (March 25th) the OSDE board voted to close buildings for the remainder of this school year. We will immediately begin working on a distance learning plan for our students. As we work through this process, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our district Administration with any concerns or ideas you might have. When we have more answers, we will provide you with a plan to address this historic time.
Grab-N-Go begins Monday, March 23rd and continues every Monday-Thursday until the Woodland District returns to regular classes. Meals can be picked up at the HS Cafeteria in Fairfax or the MS Building in Ralston.
State Testing and School Report Cards are Suspended for the 2019-20 School Year
The U.S. Department of Education approved waivers requested by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to suspend assessments and Oklahoma School Report Cards for the 2019-20 school year.
Please click on the link below for FAQ concering the current school closure provided by the OSSBA:
Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, the District will be providing Grab-n-go sack lunches for any student interested. The lunches will be available from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Woodland HS Cafeteria in Fairfax and the MS building in Ralston. These lunches will be provided every Mon-Thurs from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
The HS Prom is still scheduled for Friday, April 10th. If the State Department of Education continues school closures past that date, we will explore our options at that time.
Students that have medications or personal items that need to be collected from the buildings during this break, may contact the office at the respective buildings to pick up those items. We ask that once those items have been collected, please exit the building as quickly as possible. Our staff will be sanitizing the buildings beginning on Tuesday, March 24th. We are hoping to limit the number of people in the building once the sanitizing process has started.
The Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 23rd, has been changed and tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m.
The School Board election scheduled on Tuesday, April 7th, has been changed to Tuesday, June 30th, per the Osage County Election Board.
The Oklahoma State Board of Education has closed all Oklahoma Public Schools until Monday, April 6th. More information will be available as the week progresses.
The Oklahoma State Board of Education is meeting today (3/16/2020) at 4:00 pm to discuss the following item:
(Action) (a) Discussion and possible action regarding the mandatory statewide cessation of operations for the public schools of the State of Oklahoma or any other measures necessary due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Global Pandemic. – Okla. Const. art 6, §1; Okla. Const. art. 13, §5; 70 O.S. §§ 1-105 and 3-104; 25 O.S. §§ 304 and 311
We will keep everyone posted as this develops.
FLU SEASON - CORONAVIRUS
As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick. If your child is sick, please keep them home until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours without medication. Here is some additional, helpful information (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html) about the flu from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat and cough.
The 2020 flu season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with common symptoms similar to the flu, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Confirmed cases have now been reported within the United States. We urge all families to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season. These include but are not limited to:
● Wash hands frequently with soap/water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap/water are not available;
● Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
● Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.;
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick;
● Stay home when you are sick.
The District will continue to work with our partners as they monitor and manage the current situation with both the flu and coronavirus. Please be assured that District staff will continue to keep an eye on illness in our schools, as is our standard practice. As always, we will share additional information with our school community as needed. Thank you for your help in keeping our students healthy during this cold and flu season. We hope that you have a restful and relaxing spring break!
GREAT Students, AMAZING Staff, OUTSTANDING School!
Our School Reach Broadcast System will be utilized to notify
you of any ANNOUNCEMENTS, SCHOOL CLOSINGS or DELAYS.
Please make sure your phone number is ALWAYS updated with the HS office.
If you would like to be added to the contact list, please call our HS office at (918)642-3295 x102.
Certified Teaching Positons
Please contact the Superintendent’s Office for more information at (918)642-3295 x100
MS Social Studies Teacher with Coaching Duties
HS Computers/Technology Teacher
HS Special Education Teacher
HS Math Teacher
Bus drivers needed! Must be willing to acquire CDL with passenger endorsement.
Contact Sandy Parker at (918)857-3044.
Substitute for any position
If you are interested in serving as a substitute for Woodland Public Schools
next year, please contact the Superintendent's office at (918) 642-3295 X100.
Below is a link to the Oklahoma Academic Standards:
Below is a link to the Woodland Public Schools Drug Testing Policy:
The Oklahoma School Testing Program has set up a Parent/Student Portal which parents and students can use to access state-mandated assessment scores for grades 3-8.
To register to use the portal, a parent or student will need the 10-digit Student State ID, which is found on the online gradebook. You will also be asked for the birthdate of the student. After entering the 10-digit Student State ID and birthdate, you will be asked to supply an email address and password so you can access the portal later as needed.
To register or access the portal, visit: https://okparentportal.emetric.net
To access your child’s 10 digit Student State ID on Gradebook, go to www.woodland.k12.ok.us. Click the Gradebook tab at the top. Your child’s username and password were mailed home earlier this school year.
Please contact Shelly Doshier if you need help or have questions at (918)642-3295 x301.