Originally delivered on 11/2/2020 9:54 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - November 2, 2020

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
November 2, 2020

Wildcat Families:

This week marks the end of the first grading period. It is very important that students attend all classes via Zoom, submit all assignments according to directions and deadlines, and that they also reach out about any missing assignments. With Tuesday being a holiday, this is a short week to complete anything left prior to grades being finalized. Wednesday will be a B day. If students are unable to follow their assigned schedule for attendance and assignment completion, this requires a waiver to be completed and reviewed by the grade level administrator and counselor. The waiver is available on the school website. Their approval is required for an alternative learning plan. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning. 

Please see the attached letter about a tragedy regarding one of our recent graduates.

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. 

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

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:


Remind Accounts

Please continue to sign up for Remind text messages for in-the-moment information.


WWHS Choir & Theater Booster Club is EXCITED to announce CHICAGO will be our Spring Musical on April 15-18, 2021! 

Parents of Choir, Theater, Spring Musical and / or One Act Play Students, please fill out our Parent Booster Form by November 8 so we have your contact info to keep you up to date! Free to all parents!

Visit the WWHS Choir & Performing Arts website for information about the parent meeting and student auditions.

Like or follow the WWHS School Musical Facebook page!


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, November 3
Student/Staff Holiday - No School
Friday, November 6
First Nine Weeks Ends / Primeras Nueve Semanas Terminan
Saturday, November 7
9:00a Discover Dallas ISD
Monday, November 9
Second Nine Weeks Begins / Segundas Nueve Semanas Comienzan
7:00p PTA Board and General Meeting
Tuesday, November 17
Report Cards to be Distributed
Wednesday, November 18
5:00p SBDM Meeting
Monday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Break
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