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  • Letter from the Principal

    May 2, 2024

    Greetings Wildcat Families!

    We are so very fortunate to have an amazing group of professionals committed to the success of our Wildcats, Woodland Elementary School’s finest teachers and staff! I want to take this opportunity to thank our staff for their dedication and commitment to making Woodland Elementary School an aWESome place! So, in advance of the national teacher appreciation week, May 6th-10th, THANK YOU, WES TEACHERS & STAFF FOR ALL YOU DO!!

    Parents' Night Out

    Family Martial Arts is partnering with Friends of Woodland PTO to host Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders at their Karate studio for a fun night of dodgeball, pizza, and a movie on Friday, May 3, 2024, 6:00pm – 9:00pm! All attendees get a FREE karate class as a gift. The cost for the event is $25 (attendees must pay via cash or card prior to the event). PLEASE RSVP at 404-256-4400. All proceeds will be donated to Friends of Woodland PTO. Family Martial Arts Studio is located at 5920 Roswell Rd Ste, A205, Sandy Springs GA, 30328.

    GMAS Testing

    We experienced four successful days of testing! Continue to ensure your child receives a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives on time for school. It is imperative your child is seated in his/her classroom at the start of the instructional day, at 7:40 am.

    We would like to have 95% or higher attendance for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The schedule for testing for students in Grades 3-5 is below:

    • May 6 - 3rd & 5th Math Section 1
    • May 7 - 3rd & 5th Math Section 2
    • May 8 - 4th ELA Section 1
    • May 9 - 4th ELA Section 2 / 5th Science
    • May 10 - 4th ELA Section 3

    Quiet Mode

    Beginning next week, on Monday, April 29, 2024, our building will operate in a complete quiet mode during the Georgia Milestones Assessment. The sign-up for lunch visitors will be disabled until the end of the testing window, May 10, 2024.

    Field Day Volunteers

    Our annual Field Day is Friday, May 17, 2024. PreK-2nd grade will be participating from 8:15-10:45 in the morning, and 3rd-5th grade will be participating from 11:30-2:00 in the afternoon. Field Day is where students will participate in fun events and physical activities such as relay races, tug-o-war, water balloon toss, and face painting, which are just a few events. We are seeking volunteers! Volunteers will be assigned to a station for the duration of their time. You will be responsible for explaining the activity to the classes as they rotate. There are a lot of stations, so we will need a lot of volunteers to help with the stations.

    Please use the link, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DAAA82EA1FDC52-49330599-field to sign-up, to volunteer with the PE Department.

    All parents volunteering must complete the required Fulton County volunteer registration online via the following link: https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/9539 https://campus.fultonschools.org/campus/checkMate/volunteerSignUp.jsp?appName=fulton

    If you do not complete the volunteer registration prior to Field Day, you will not be permitted to volunteer to assist with Field Day activities. Thank you in advance for helping us make this an amazing event for our Wildcats!

    ALL students will receive a FREE field day t-shirt! Your child will get his/her shirt in their homeroom the morning of field day. Your child should wear the field day shirt all day at school on May 17th! Each grade level will receive a different color shirt. Students are allowed to wear athletic shorts of appropriate length. It is not a free dress day. They must wear athletic shoes/sneakers. No Croc like shoes or sandals for safety. Optional items your student can bring are a hat or sunglasses. Sunscreen must be applied at home.

    If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brown, PE Teacher, brownj25@fultonschools.org.

    Spring Weather and Dress Code

    As we welcome warmer weather, I ask you to take some time to review the expectations regarding dress code at Woodland Elementary School. We are a uniform school and consistency in our uniform practices alleviate distractions among our students. We have noticed croc shoes, open-toe slides, distressed jeans, short-shorts, and other non-uniform items. Please see the details below about the uniform expectations:

    • All students wear the Woodland uniform.
    • Shirts: Collared shirt, long-sleeved or short, with or without the Woodland logo. Colors are red, white, or navy.
    • Pants: Navy or khaki shorts or pants. Shorts should be mid-thigh to knee length. Pleated or elastic waist pants are acceptable. Jeans, sweatpants, or tight leggings are not acceptable. Girls may also wear navy or khaki skirts, skorts, or jumpers, provided they are mid-thigh to knee length. During colder months, tights of uniform color (red, white, or navy blue) may be worn underneath skirts.
    • Shoes & Socks: Closed-toed athletic (sneakers) with red, white, or navy socks will ensure that students are properly dressed for P.E. and recess. Shoes should be in neutral colors such as black, brown, or white. Small colored accents are acceptable but should not be the primary color of the shoe.
    • PE: Athletic style shoes are required for PE. Students will not be allowed to participate in PE if they are not wearing appropriate shoes and their grade may be negatively impacted for failure to participate.
    • Accessories: Purses, caps, headphones, etc. are not permitted at school unless authorized by principal or teacher.

    Birthday Celebrations

    As we come to the end of the school year, Our Cafeteria is preparing for birthday celebrations to finish out the end of the year. We will not be able to have any birthday celebrations the last week of school. If your student has a summer birthday or a May birthday and you would like the cafeteria to pass out treats to the class, please complete a celebration form and return to the cafeteria. All birthday celebrations will take place Monday-Thursday, no celebrations will take place on Fridays. The last day to schedule celebration treats is Thursday, May 16, 2024. We will only order ice cream based on the celebrations scheduled. Please do not wait until the last minute to schedule your celebration. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your student’s celebration with them, and we hope you have a wonderful summer.

    See below for additional information and news!

    With Extreme Wildcat P.R.I.D.E.,

    Ms. Toomer

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  • Recurring Reminders

    Uniforms

    All students wear the Woodland uniform. Please see the details below about the uniforms:

    • Shirts: Collared shirt, long-sleeved or short, with or without the Woodland logo. The colors are red, white, or navy. Turtlenecks are acceptable.
    • Pants: Navy or khaki shorts or pants. Shorts should be mid-thigh to knee length. Pleated or elastic waist pants are acceptable. Jeans, sweatpants, or tight leggings are not acceptable. Girls may also wear navy or khaki skirts, skorts, or jumpers, provided they are mid-thigh to knee length. During colder months, tights of uniform color (red, white, or navy blue) may be worn underneath skirts.
    • Shoes & Socks: Closed-toed athletic (sneakers) with red, white, or navy socks will ensure that students are properly dressed for P.E. and recess. Shoes should be in neutral colors such as black, brown, or white. Crocs are not allowed.
    • PE: Athletic style shoes are required for PE. Students will not be allowed to participate in PE if they are not wearing appropriate shoes and their grade may be negatively impacted for failure to participate.
    • Accessories: Purses, caps, headphones, etc. are not permitted at school unless authorized by the principal or teacher.

    We look forward to seeing all the students arrive dressed in school uniform and ready to learn!

    Communication

    Every effort is made to ensure open communication between home and school. Teachers and parents should communicate regularly regarding questions or concerns that arise during the school year. To stay connected, please read all correspondence that comes home with your child and/or is sent electronically. It is extremely important that your email is up to date in Infinite Campus. Most of the communication from the school will be sent using the email address we have on file. You can update this information by logging into your parent portal account. We are committed to providing all stakeholders with clear and transparent communication. Please see below our forms of communication.

    • Principal’s Newsletter: a direct communication from the principal sent on Thursdays. Please be sure we have your email on file so that you will receive this communication.
    • PBIS Rewards helps you stay informed about what is happening in your child’s classroom. Each teacher will observe a quiet hour notification between the hours of 8:00am – 2:30pm, during instructional time. During this time, they will be unable to respond to messages. In most cases, you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.
    • Samples of Work are sent home to keep you updated on your child’s progress. All classroom teachers will send Thursday folders for graded work.
    • Infinite Campus/Parent Portal is available for you to monitor your child’s grades. We encourage you to utilize this system to stay current with your child’s progress. Usernames and passwords are valid from year to year for continuously enrolled students.
    • Written Notes: Most communication can be handled through written notes. Please be sure to let your child know that he/she has a note for the teacher.
    • Email: All teachers have county provided email addresses. Please note that teachers are not able to check email during instructional time. In most cases, you will receive a response.
    • Phone Calls: Teachers are unavailable to take phone calls during the instructional day. Please be aware that it may be late in the afternoon before your message is received and your call returned. In most cases, you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.
    • Conferences: We encourage regular communication to discuss your child’s progress at school. Conferences may be initiated by the parent, teacher, or administrator and held at a mutually agreeable time.
    • Website – the school website is https://www.fultonschools.org/woodlandes. Please visit our site regularly for the most current information and resources.

    Arrival and Dismissal

    • If your student is a car rider for dismissal, please remain in your car, for the safety of your students and staff members. Exiting your car to meet your child delays our ability to expedite the dismissal process and keep students and staff safe.
    • Our school day begins at 7:40 am and ends at 2:20 pm daily. Students may begin arriving at 7:00 am and should be in the classroom at 7:40 am. Students arriving after 7:40 will be marked tardy. Parents will need to escort their students in for check-in at the front desk if they arrive after 7:40 am. Let’s work together to establish a consistent, timely routine for your student.
    • If you are riding the school bus, please make sure you arrive at your bus stop at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time. Your bus information may be found at https://www.fultonschools.org/transportation.

    Birthday Celebrations

    Our Cafeteria may provide, at a cost to the parent, frozen treats, $1.00 each for your child and their class. All treats are big 9 allergen-free, unless indicated. There are a variety of flavors and a non-dairy option. The birthday treat meets USDA requirements for smart snacks in school, and the Cafeteria Staff delivers it to your child’s class for all to enjoy!! Be sure to signup and pay for this convenience through our cafeteria.

    Fulton County Schools Attendance Policy

    Attendance Matters- Click here to learn more!

    Documentation when a child is absent:

    • Parents should email or send a note to the child’s school letting them know why their child was absent.
      • The following must be included in the note/email:
        • Student Name
        • Student FCS ID Number (Lunch Number)
        • Parent/Guardian Name
        • Parent/Guardian Email & Phone Number
        • Reason for Excuse
    • A school may request additional documentation if a student has reached the following benchmarks
    • After 3 consecutive ill absences, a doctor’s note will be required
    • 7 or more days for any reason (not including assigned remote)
    • 10 or more late arrivals or early checkouts

     

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

  • It is CRITICAL that all FCS parents be connected through Infinite Campus. All portal accounts require a 1-time activation to create your ID and password. You must be a parent/guardian of a current FCS student and have the following information to activate an account.

    • Student's first and last name (as entered on birth certificate)
    • Student ID number 
    • Student Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Student grade level (2023 - 2024 grade level)

    To set-up your account, please enter your email here:  Campus Parent Portal Activation

    Please note:  If you are unable to activate your account by answering the verification questions, please contact Stephanie Cumberbatch cumberbatch@fultonschools.org.


2023 - 2024 Supply List


  • PBIS Rewards Logo, Media Resources & Press Release Template

    We are a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school!

    Please download the PBIS Rewards Family App and reach out to your child's teacher to receive your child's special connection code. Once you're connected, you will be able to send messages to and receive messages from your child's teacher. You will also receive messages that are sent to the entire school. Connect today!

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  • Woodland Elementary School | 1130 Spalding Drive | Atlanta, GA 30350 | Phone: (470) 254-5890 | Fax: (470) 254-4091

     


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