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A Note from Your Principal

August 2021

  

Welcome Back Woodsboro Families and Friends, 

 

It is with great honor and excitement to write this welcome back letter. I want to start by saying I miss ALL our scholars. I miss the smiles, laughs, and the funniest things children do. I miss building and investing time to create positive relationships with parents, families, guardians, and our community. If I may, I would like to share a bird's eye view of the 2021-2022 Woodsboro plan.  As I begin my 14th year as a school administrator and fourth year at Woodsboro, I will always place our children's well-being and safety first, followed by strong academics. 

 

Well-being.  A child’s well-being represents the whole child: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. By providing a safe campus for our children, we can create a positive school culture. At Woodsboro we will continue to recognize and celebrate all the positive successes of our children. Through PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support (https://www.pbis.org/), we will continue to build a school that strongly believes in the power of positive relationships with students, parents, families, and the larger community.  It starts with us, the adults, it is our responsibility to model good behavior, the willingness to never give up, and demonstrate the power of kindness.

 

Academics. When a student feels safe and has a sense of belonging, their academics will follow. Students can focus on learning, being creative, and develop skills of being a good friend to others. We both know this can happen and will happen at Woodsboro as we work together for the betterment of all our students.  

 

Safety. I am responsible for over 510 children and 72 adults.  The safety of each child and every adult is very important.  To ensure our safety, Woodsboro is a closed campus. Closed campus means no parent or family members on campus, inside the campus, or the school fields. All parents or guardians must have a valid ID when volunteering.  All parents or guardians must have a valid ID when checking out your child early from school.  All emergency contact cards must have correct contact names to pick up your child.   

 

We will continue to practice health protocols, such as hand sanitizers at the entrance of every door, daily sanitizing of desks and high traffic areas, and having our students wash their hands throughout the day.  Masks must be worn inside the building by all staff, adults, and students.

 

As I conclude our welcome back letter, I want to remind us why we are here and what we need to do to ensure a world-class education for our students. The bird's eye view of the 2021-2022 school year is clear: Our children's well-being and safety first, followed by strong academics .  Let us continue to work together, support each other, and advocate for our students. 

 

Warm Regards, 

 

Dr. George Lopez, Principal  

 

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