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Weekly Update - 10/28/22

Weekly Update: October 24-28

 

Fall Families Survey

Please fill out the following survey for families about diversity, equity, and inclusion at The Woodstock Academy. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. The anonymous survey link will be open through November 10.

Take Survey

 

Virtual eLearning Day

On Tuesday, November 8, we will have a remote learning day. This day will provide an opportunity for students and staff to practice virtual learning strategies, expectations, and procedures to prepare them for future emergencies, higher learning, or the workforce. It will also provide some flexibility for our sending towns on Election Day.

Each class will be 50 minutes long and taught live via Microsoft Teams. 

Schedule (Day B) for Tuesday, November 8

Below are the expectations for attending your class during this remote learning day. Please note these expectations are similar to an in-person learning day.

•  All students will attend classes virtually through Microsoft Teams.
•  All students will be on time for their classes and REMAIN in class for the entire 50 minutes.
•  Students should find a quiet place to attend their class so they can hear the teacher and be able to freely participate: seated at a desk, seated at a kitchen table, etc. 
•  Cameras should be turned on for attendance.  It will be up to the teacher if they wish for you to keep them on for the remainder of the class.
•  Students should dress appropriately to be on camera for their classes.
•  Students should be prepared with appropriate class materials: charged IPAD, completed assignments, etc.
•  Students should not be texting or playing games on their phones while attending class.
•  If a student needs to step away for a moment, they will note this in the chat so the teacher knows that they are away from their computer and will return. When the student returns, they will inform the teacher they are back.
•  If a student cannot log onto the Teams meeting, they should communicate with their teacher and let them know they are trying to log in.
•  Students will be respectful of the teacher and classmates.

Next week, students will go through a practice session in all of their classes to ensure that they will be able to access the online classes on November 8. 

Please contact Dr. Michael Harten, Dean of Academics, with any questions at mharten@woodstockacademy.org.

 

Free Vaccine Clinic

On Thursday, November 3 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., The Woodstock Academy, in partnership with DPH/Griffin Health, is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the South Campus Gym. The walk-in clinic is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. All doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available for ages 6 months and older, including bivalent boosters.

  • The CDC strongly recommends that everyone eligible maintain up-to-date vaccinations for COVID-19. Additionally, the CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least two months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was their final primary series dose or an original (monovalent) booster.
  • People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.
  • If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (whether a primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
  • As of October 10, 2022, the FDA approved the Moderna booster for individuals 6 years and older. Pfizer is 5 years of age and older.

Please fill out the intake forms (sent to your email) that apply to you and bring them to the clinic along with a photo ID and your original COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of previous COVID-19 vaccines. 

For additional information about the COVID-19 bivalent booster, visit the CDC website

For any questions regarding the clinic, please reach out to Karin Hughes, Dean of Student Affairs, at khughes@woodstockacademy.org.