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Woodland High School Report

To: Michael Green

From: Phillip Pearson

Date: February 18, 2021

Re: WHS Report

WHS moving to hybrid learning

Our date for moving to hybrid learning is set for March 1st. Three large communications have been sent to our families over the last three weeks outlining our plans. Here are the highlights:

  • Students will be split into two cohorts alphabetically according to their last name. A-L will be in cohort A. M-Z will be in cohort B. Students who want to participate virtually full-time will also be assigned to a cohort. The counseling department is handling parent requests for exceptions to that general rule as needed. 
  • We have adopted the same weekly schedule as the other buildings in the district for consistency’s sake. 
  • Students will have lunch in two groups in order to reduce crowding. Students will eat in the commons area or outside in the courtyard.
  • Attendance will be taken for every student in every class every day. In some cases, the “at home” cohort will be dismissed to work on asynchronous classwork after attendance is taken. In some cases, all students will be asked to remain connected to the class while a specific class activity is simulcast through Google classroom. An example of this might be the presentation of a slide deck of content notes. The purpose of this procedure is to simplify students’ schedules and to create a check-in point with every student every day. 

Important Calendar Dates



February 22nd

Beaver Camp

March 1st

Hybrid bell schedule begins, 8th-grade orientation (virtual)

March 2nd

First cohort on campus

March 8th

8th-grade parent orientation (virtual)



Last week our region moved to phase 2, which enables us to begin holding league contests. Yesterday we hosted our first home volleyball and girl’s soccer games of the year! This Saturday, we are hosting home volleyball, girl’s soccer, and football games. Paul has done a tremendous job untying the Gordian knot of rules, restrictions, and requirements. The schedules for next week are currently being built. It was a great start back to something closer to normal.

Community Communications

Five large documents have been sent out to our families over the past four weeks providing mountains of detail about our hybrid reopening. A summary and some FAQs will also go out as a part of our monthly newsletter. With all of that, I’m confident we’ll be taken by surprise on March 2nd.