Originally delivered on 10/26/2020 10:49 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - October 26

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
October 26, 2020

Wildcat Families:

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As we head into Homecoming week, there is a lot to celebrate. Tennis won the district championship. Football and volleyball are tied for first place. Cross country has a great shot at the district championship Wednesday, and I am confident swim will win “The Battle for the Paddle” on Thursday. Much of their success is due to effective teaching and coaching during swell-attended synchronous practices. With 9 instructional days left in the first marking period, we need to get back to basics of students following their schedule with their teacher. Students will need to do this to be counted present and those unable to meet this expectation will need to meet with the assistant principal and counselor. Parents, we need your help with attendance and assignment completion to make sure Woodrow remains the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

Return to Synchronous Learning

Please review the attendance video from Assistant Principal Jackson.

Important details for families:

  • All distance learning students should follow their course schedules to virtually attend classes throughout the regularly scheduled school day. 
  • Students should remain connected to their teacher via Zoom for the entire period.
  • Students not present in the Zoom will be marked absent.
  • Students not able to attend during this time should contact the teacher to inform them of the emergency preventing them from participating.
  • For students unable to engage regularly during regular school hours, a synchronous learning waiver will need to be completed for review by campus administration as to why the student must engage after regular school hours. 

More Information from Dallas ISD:

Changing Learning Models:

Any parent or legal guardian that desires to change their child’s learning model for the second nine weeks that begins on Monday, November 9, 2020, must call Woodrow at 972 502 4440 or fill out this Distance Learning / On-Campus Learning Model Change Request Form the week of Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30. We will note the change in learning model and provide information to you the week of Monday, November 2. We are ensuring that we can maintain all safety measures with the addition of on-campus learners.

While Dallas ISD has made distance learning an option for families to start the school year, beginning Monday, November 9, the distance learning option will only be recommended for students who have demonstrated success in completing assignments, maintaining passing grades, and engaging in virtual learning. Due to unacceptable grades and/or poor remote attendance, the campus may reach out to recommend that your child return to campus and resume on-campus learning.

  • Campus staff will be contacting parents and guardians by phone or by home visits if they are unable to make phone contact.
  • In the coming weeks, campuses will begin holding failure prevention meetings with families to address academic and attendance challenges, as well as to work together in creating a plan for student success.

If your child has been absent from school or has not engaged virtually to complete daily assignments, a note signed by the parent, which describes the reason for the absence, must be submitted to the campus. This can assist in avoiding truancy consequences, while we continue to support your child’s learning on campus. Please take some time to review your student’s first grading period report card in PowerSchool. If you have not yet created a PowerSchool account, it’s never too late!

Links for Technology Assistance:

Other Helpful Links:

Class of 2021 College “Blitz” Information:

Wednesday, October 28 is the Senior College Blitz, a day dedicated to completing college tasks. In addition to attending a virtual assembly on anti-bullying 11-11:45 a.m., all 12th graders/students graduating in 2021 will report to the Main Gym at their assigned time:

  • Last Name A-L: 8:30-11 a.m.
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: "No Place for Hate" Virtual Assembly (all students will tune in)
  • Last Name M-Z: 12:30-3 p.m.

During this day, all students will complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge, a partner college application, and create their FSA ID (the first part of FAFSA) or start the TASFA.

Additional “Blitz” Guidelines:

  • Students will need to bring their SSN and a laptop if they have one.
  • Students attending the AM session (Last Name A-L) will stay on campus for the Anti-Bullying Virtual Assembly 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Students attending the PM session (Last Name M-Z) will attend the Anti-Bullying Assembly virtually at home.
  • School dress code / appropriate clothing is expected.
  • Students may bring snacks and a drink. Lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Baz at LBaz@aspdallas.org

Homecoming Week:

Mums will be distributed on Wednesday, October 28. You must bring your receipt. Pick up is outside the gym.

  • Seniors: Pick up mums at 3 p.m. immediately following the final session of Senior Blitz.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors: Pick up mums at 4 p.m.

Our amazing Student Council has outlined theme days for homecoming:

  • Monday: Western Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day
  • Wednesday: College Day to support our Class of 2021 “Blitz” Event
  • Thursday: Wildcat/Class Color Day (Seniors - Red, Juniors - White, Sophomores - Gray, Freshmen - Black) / Drive through Pep Rally from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Neon Day


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Theme days for Homecoming week are:

  • Monday: Western Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day
  • Wednesday: College Day to support our Class of 2021 “Blitz” Event
  • Thursday: Wildcat/Class Color Day (Seniors - Red, Juniors - White, Sophomores - Gray, Freshmen - Black) / Drive through Pep Rally from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Neon Day

The WWHS PTA proudly presents the 

2020 Homecoming Pep Rally

Thursday, October 29

 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson High School

This year’s pep rally will be a drive-through experience for the spectators.  Woodrow Band, Cheerleaders, Sweethearts, and many more groups will be stationed around the Woodrow campus, getting our Wildcats fired up to beat the Samuel Spartans!  

Spectators are encouraged to show your Wildcat pride by decorating your cars - prizes will be handed out for the most spirited displays!

Download the parade route for the best viewing experience. Directional signs will be along the route to help facilitate traffic flow, but please enter heading East on Paulus (along the Teacher Parking Lot at JL Long).

To ensure a healthy and safe parade, we ask that every vehicle follow social distancing guidelines and participate with family members only. No candy or other tossable items will be allowed in adherence with non-contact Covid guidelines.  Spectators must remain in their vehicles at all times.

Thank you in advance for your participation and cooperation, and 



The Directors of the Performing Arts Program are SUPER EXCITED to ANNOUNCE this year's SPRING MUSICAL SHOW & ONE ACT PLAY!!

STUDENTS! Stop by the Performing Arts Float on Front Lawn Immediately following the “Show Your Woodrow Spirit” Night!

Be the first to hear what the show(s) will be!

Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30 p.m. (date may change because of weather)

You can also join us on our Woodrow Wilson High School Musical Facebook page to watch the big announcement on FB Live! 

For more info and updates, visit the WWHS Choir & Theater Performing Arts website.

Class of 2021 College Blitz

Don't miss the FRESHMEN BREAKFAST on Tuesday, October 27 and Friday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Virtual learners can join on Zoom. In-person students meet in the cafeteria.


Click on each event below to see details.  View the complete calendar on the new Woodrow PTA site. You can also refer to this one-page schedule for a quick overview of the week for students and staff

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 27
9:30a Freshman Breakfast w/ Link Crew
12:00p Online Progress Reports Available
Wednesday, October 28
9:00a Senior College Blitz (A-L)
11:00a Live Advisory Presentation - "No Place For Hate"
1:00p Senior College Blitz (M-Z)
5:30p NAMI- Endling the Silence Presentation
Thursday, October 29
5:30p Show Your Woodrow Spirit - NEW DATE!
Friday, October 30
Homecoming Weekend
9:30a Freshman Breakfast w/ Link Crew
Saturday, October 31
Homecoming Weekend
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