Originally delivered on 9/7/2020 9:42 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - September 7

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
September 7, 2020

Woodrow Families

Hey Wildcats, are you ready? We are excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year with you all. We are committed to providing a high-quality learning experience in a safe and welcoming environment to all students regardless of learning environment. This message includes important information about the following:

Re-entry Survey – Please Complete

As you may be aware, health data from the county is showing improvements. Based on that information and feedback from focus groups comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and teacher organizations, we are planning a phased-in option for reopening schools for face-to-face, on-campus instruction. This plan would provide the option for our youngest learners (and/or those in transition grade-levels) to have a one-week jump-start on campus, giving them a chance to get acclimated to their new surroundings and build strong, positive relationships.

For our school, this means freshman are invited to start school on September 28. All other students will start Monday, October 5. We are sharing this now so that you may prepare. Of course, this is optional. You may still select a distance only option if desired.

It will be critical for you to complete the Student Survey about reentry. You may find this survey on the district’s webpage.

We will follow up with information about self-screening and entry procedures.

Please note, these plans are based on current COVID health data and could be adjusted if there is a significant change. Safety is our top priority and we will continue to keep you informed.

Here is the Phase-In Timeline. Coaches, sponsors, and cohort Administrators will communicate about program and grade-specific details.

Woodrow Virtual Open House

Please review for Day One preparation. This website has critical information to start the school year. If nothing else, please make sure your student enrolls in their cohort Google Classroom and checks the announcements each morning by 9:20. Parent can enroll, too. By starting here, we will guide them through the day. The Google Classroom codes are available here and in the image below:

2020-2021 Google Cohort Codes

September 8 is a B-Day and students need to follow their schedule for this day. Dallas ISD"s IT department created Google Classrooms on top of what our teachers made. Students need to enroll and participate in the course created by our teachers. Woodrow Google Classroom codes are accessible by this index.

Technology and Textbooks

We are here to help you with technology supports.

If you did not return a textbook or novel from last year, we need those back to redistribute. Please bring any and all books to the "WILDCAT" glass doors near the gym between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week for contactless drop off.

If you need a book, we will communicate process for redistribution by the end of the week. 

SBDM Candidate Form

If you are interested in chairing a Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) committee, please see the SBDM candidate form.

SBDM SubCommittee Chairs will help gather information from a diverse section of community stakeholders and partner with school staff to monitor goals and present committee recommendations to the SBDM at-large.

Please submit this form by September 16 at 5 p.m.to register as a candidate. 

Smart Restart: Virtual Parent Conference Resources

Please visit DISD's Smart Restart page for session recordings and helpful handouts in English and Spanish. 

Thank you all for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning. 


DISD is inviting students who will attend classes for the first time in a new building to return a week early on Monday, September 28. For more information, please refer to the Dallas ISD website


Click on each event below to see details.  View the complete calendar on the new Woodrow PTA site.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 8
First Day of School
9:00a Walk-In Tech Support
9:00a Textbook Drop-Off
Wednesday, September 9
9:00a Walk-In Tech Support
9:00a Textbook Drop-Off
Thursday, September 10
9:00a Walk-In Tech Support
Friday, September 11
9:00a Walk-In Tech Support
Monday, September 14
7:00p PTA Board and General Meeting
Monday, September 28
9:00a Freshmen Return to Campus
Monday, October 12
5:00p Parent Teacher Conferences
Virtual Open House
Join the PTA
Virtual Open House

The Woodrow Virtual Open House is now available for parents and students to get information about school routines and schedules, and connect with class-specific teacher pages. Parents and students can navigate the materials at their own pace. Materials will remain accessible for day one on Tuesday, September 8.

Join the PTA

Our Fall PTA Membership Drive has begun! The simple act of joining the PTA provides instant financial support for our students and provides you with great discounts! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways with other parents. Together we can do a lot of good. Join us!

Distance Learning Playbook for Parents
Visit the Counselors' Website
Distance Learning Playbook for Parents

Woodrow teachers will be trained on Douglas Fisher's Distance Learning Playbook. You can purchase the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents companion guide online.

Visit the Counselors' Website

Requests to change a schedule must be submitted by Friday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m. The information you need to submit a request can be found on the Woodrow Counselors' Website.