The Oklahoma State Board of Education passed a resolution during a virtual meeting last Thursday to restate its support of mask wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but stopped short of a mandate. The CDC Director has strongly encouraged schools to remain open and recommends the use of masks by schools.
Our goal is to keep our school open and we all understand the inherent risks. In order to do so, we must work together as a district and community to slow the spread. We are strongly encouraging students and staff to wear masks when social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible. We know it’s challenging to wear a mask for many, but it’s essential to continue in-person learning. As advocates for personal responsibility, we believe parents will make the right decisions for their families as we move forward.
According to the latest from the Osage County Health Department, our community infection rate is currently at a low level. If an outbreak occurs, we will increase our safety measures which could include a mask mandate and/or distance learning as a last resort. I can assure everyone we will continue to do all we can reasonably do to preserve the health and wellness of our employees and students. This decision is not permanent - it can and will be adjusted at any time that we believe we lack the capacity to adequately protect the health of our students and staff.
Continue to do daily screenings for COVID symptoms for you and your children. If your child is exhibiting symptoms, especially a fever of more than 100 degrees or the loss of taste/smell, please err on the side of caution and keep them home. Remind your children to wash their hands often and avoid touching their face and eyes. By doing these simple things together as adults, we stand a much better chance of keeping students IN our schools and COVID out of our schools.
We have asked our students and staff to accomplish things they have never done before -- like teaching a class on Google Classroom, integrating instructional technology into their lessons, conducting meetings virtually, learning new software applications, and configuring their buildings and classrooms to enhance physical distancing and limit movement of students. In every case, they have stepped up and exceeded our expectations. Because of everyone’s commitment beating this pandemic, we are confident we can do just that!
For those students that do not have masks, please see your building principal and a mask will be provided. See you all Monday morning! Go Cougars!
OSSAA PLAYOFFS – QUARTER-FINALS
Woodland at Cashion
Friday, December 4th – 7:00 p.m.
Last Week: Woodland 38 – Gore 18
Record: 12 – 1
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.
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.
The Woodland Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Todd Kimrey, Superintendent, 100 N. 6th, Fairfax, OK 74637; Missy Keeler, Administrative Assistant, 100 N. 6th, Fairfax, OK 74637. For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01. ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
It is the policy of Woodland Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Civil rights compliance inquiries related to WPS may be directed to Woodland Public Schools, 100 N. 6th, Fairfax, OK 74637; telephone number (918) 642-3295 x100 or the United States Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Inquiries or concerns regarding compliance with Title IX by should be presented to the local school district title IX coordinator.