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Wood Middle School

Alameda Unified School District

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    AUSD's suspension of in-class instruction has been extended through June 8. Distance learning opportunities will continue until the end of the school year.

    Due to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19, in-class instruction will continue to be suspended through the end of the school year. Distance learning opportunities will continue, however.

     

    Our full press release on this extension is available at https://tinyurl.com/AUSD-04082020.

     

    You can find technical support for our distance learning opportunities at http://www.alamedaunified.org/support.

     

    Please continue to check your emails and text messages for important updates from AUSD, your school administrators, and your child's teachers.

     

     

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    Coffee with Cammie

    Do you want to meet other parents, find out what's happening on campus, or share an idea?  The next Coffee with Cammie will take place will be TBD in the Media Center from 8:20 am - 9:15 am

    Social Media Monitoring

    If your child must have a social media account, please follow them, monitor their posts, and limit their usage.

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    WMS MakerSpace
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    Online Learning

    AUSD's Teaching and Learning staff has developed a set of non-digital learning activities (meaning they require no computer or internet connection) and digital learning activities (meaning they are available on the internet) for our families to explore as teachers develop their curriculum for the next several weeks. Please take a look! They are available on our Online Learning Portal.

    Wood's Long Distance Learning Schedule
    Principal's Message

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    Dear Wood Family,

    I know inspiring a toddler to enjoy reading is not the least bit challenging, but for some teenagers it can be a chore. When my children were teenagers I also found myself asking, “What happened to my child who loved to read?”  One way is to offer them books before a big film adaptation. Many great adaptations are coming out in 2020: The Invisible Man, The Call of the Wild, The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle, Dragon Rider, The One and Only Ivan and Artmis Fowl.  Let them listen to books on the way to school or on a long drive by getting an audio book. Of course downloading an audio book on their personal device or Smartphone would allow them to maintain their coolness.  Lead by example! Read at home where your teens can see you and hear you express your love of a book. A great way to connect with your teenager is to read the same book to spark deep conversation.  The winter break is a great time to start and who doesn’t love curling up with a good book, a cup of coco on a cold winter night? Here is a list of the 100 best novels for teens

    Sincerely,

    Cammie

    Transportation Considerations

    The safety of all our students is our priority!

    Drop off considerations:

    • For the safety of our students we will allow just one line of cars to enter the curve during drop off time, please contemplate to come earlier to avoid tardiness.
    • Pull up as FAR as you can to avoid disrupting the entire flow
    • Remind your children to be ready BEFORE you enter the drop off zone, taking too much time really impacts the flow of the traffic. If your child is not ready please go to the END of the line to avoid upsetting other parents.
    • To help ease the traffic congestion at the start  of the school day, we suggest arranging a drop off and pick location of your child in middle school within a short walking distance  (like Lum school)
    • Be considerate and safe don’t  drop off your child in the middle of the road  

    Pick up Considerations:

    • Be a role model for your child by following traffic and parking regulations. Be kind to our volunteers and other drivers.
    • Pay attention don’t stop the flow of the traffic waiting for your children
    • To help ease the flow of traffic and our disable students please do not park on blue or white zones during pick up time.
    • For the safety of your children please don’t allow them to enter the car in the middle of the road.
    • We suggest arranging a pick up location of your child in middle school within a short walking distance  (like Lum school) of Wood
    • Become a volunteer and help us to direct traffic ones a week or every day.

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    Order your Wood Spirit Wear!

    Wood Spirit Wear Sale Now On!

    Get your school spirit on! Our custom designed WMS schoolscape is available on t-shirts, hoodies, and accessories.   A part of every sale comes back to our school. Visit the All Good Living Website to view the selection and place orders.

    Orders take 5-7 business days to complete, and can be picked up from All Good Living, 2332 Alameda Ave.

    Please note – we have cute schoolscape magnets and cosy Wood School socks in stock at school.

    Contact woodmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing these.

    Connect with Wood PTA

    Updates and more information about the Wood PTA.

    Please visit and bookmark our PTA website for news, PTA events, buy spirit wear and more!

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    About Our School

    Our Vision and Mission

    Wood Vision: Wood Middle School prepares students to be lifelong learners who competently navigate the changing demands of the 21st century to positively affect the world.

    Wood Mission: Our goal is to prepare students through rigorous and relevant content with an arts and sciences integration to be productive and successful citizens by developing both a strong work ethic and the critical thinking skills needed to solve problems in the real world.