Wilson Wildcat Newsletter – January

Winter is Here

January 2018

Monday                               JANUARY          8            SCHOOL RESUMES (Following Winter Break)

Tuesday                               January             9            PTA Monthly Meeting @ 6:30p.m.  in the Wilson Library

Thursday                              January            11           Tasting Table – Brussel Sprouts

Friday                                  January             12           All School Assembly @ 8:25 am

Monday                               January            15           NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday                              January            16           Dine Out for Wilson @ Panda Express (All Day) – Must bring a flyer or mention Wilson

Thursday                             January             25           Dance of the Decades @ 6:00-7:30 pm

Friday                                  January             26           NO SCHOOL – Possible Weather Make-up day

Tuesday                               January             30           Hearing Screening Grades K, 1 and 3

Tuesday                               January             30           Wildcat GEO Challenge Check Day #5

 

From the Principal

 

Dear Wilson Families,

Happy New Year! I truly hope the time with your children over winter break provided special time with family and friends. With a middle school child, I can attest that the elementary years go by so fast–focused time with your child reading, completing a puzzle, playing a game, or learning something new together help builds and maintains a positive foundational relationship that is critical to their overall development. In December, our PTA hosted a craft night for our Wildcat families to do just that! A big thanks to the parent volunteers and our Wilson art teacher, Carie Roberts for leading a fun evening of creative crafting. Also, thank you PTA for sponsoring an exciting chemistry assembly led by OMSI as part of our last assembly of 2017.

 

I look forward to welcoming our awesome Wildcats back this week and having our school back in action. I’m very excited to see what 2018 will hold for our dynamic learning community at Wilson. There are so many fantastic traditions and events on the horizon! Over the next few months we hope you can participate with the Dance of the Decades, Fun Run, Family Game Night, and the Knowledge Fair. All of these events depend on the Wildcat volunteers! Please check the “SignUp” button on our www.wilsonwildats.net to for opportunities to serve our school.

 

As we finish the first half of the year, our Wilson staff will be reviewing academic progress, behavior, and attendance. All of these areas are important to the educational experience of our Wildcat students. One area that we monitor daily is attendance. In general, research suggests that missing more than 10% of instructional time is cause for concern (Allensworth & Easton, 2007). In Oregon, almost a quarter of students were missing 10% or more in a given school year, according to Andrew Dyke, an economist with ECONorthwest. This is an area of focus for our school, local district, and state. This percentage translates to roughly 5 days of school per quarter.  Please make your student’s attendance at school a priority by establishing routines, encouraging healthy behaviors (e.g. consistent bedtime for regular sleep patterns, nourishing foods, etc.), and planning vacations at times when school is out of session.

 

Over the break two of my daughters came down with a yucky virus that had been going around Wilson. They had a fever and cough that lasted about six days. This time of year it’s imperative that we do as much as we can to keep our Wildcats healthy! At Wilson we will continue to remind students to regularly wash hands, not to share snacks, and cough into our elbows. Please remember that if your child does have a fever, is vomiting, or has diarrhea, they need to stay home until they are no longer experiencing those symptoms (without the aid of medicine) for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

As our school has increased in size, so has our volume of buses, cars, and pedestrian traffic. This is especially true in the afternoon. Please show patience and caution yielding to pedestrians and buses, obeying our crossing guards, and following all traffic laws. The safety of all our children is our highest priority.

 

Go Wildcats!

Principal, Eric Beasley

 

 

District Closure, School Cancellation, Delayed Start, Early Release

 

How are these decisions made?

The safety of Corvallis School District students and staff is the primary consideration for any decision regarding closures, cancellations, and delayed starts. Additionally, the suitability of our facilities for occupation is thoughtfully considered as well as the condition of local infrastructure.  In any situation where safety may be compromised, district office leadership work with appropriate district departments and/or regional agencies to make informed decisions regarding risk factors.

 

How are these decisions communicated?

Information regarding district closures, school cancellations, delayed starts, or early releases is broadcast as early as possible to allow district staff and patrons to make appropriate alterations in their routines.

 

  1. The Corvallis School District Homepage         http://www.csd509j.net
  2. The district utilizes FlashAlert.Net as one means of communication. This website gives you access to emergency messages, such as breaking news or snow closure information, as well as news releases from participating organizations in several area states. Registration on this site is free and there is an option to receive information as an e-mail and/or a cell phone text message. To visit the website, direct your browser to: www.flashalert.net.
  3. Information about closures, cancellations, and delayed starts will also be available via local media.

 

TV Stations          AM Radio Stations           FM Radio Stations           Spanish Radio

KOIN (Ch. 6)               920/KSHO                        95.1/KSND                   660 AM/KXOR

KGW (Ch.8)                990/KRKT                         99.9/KRKT                    880 AM/KWIP

KEZI (Ch. 9)              1240/KEJO                       104.7/KDUK                   95.1 FM/KSND

KPTV (Ch. 12)            1340/KLOO                      106.3/KLOO

KVAL (Ch. 13)            1580/KGAL

KMTR (Ch. 16)

 

The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director, jennifer.duvall@corvallis.k12.or.us  541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333