January 2020
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January 2020
Woodside International School Newsletter

Message from the Head of School

We have welcomed new students for the second semester and are off to a quick start to the new decade. Students are encouraged to use this opportunity to do their best in their studies and to ask for help from our supportive teachers and staff.
Financial Aid Applications due Monday, February 3rd
Families wishing to apply for Need-Based Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the online application by Monday, February 3rd here: ISM FAST.
Re-Enrollment Invitations – Friday, February 7th
Families whose students are not graduating this year will be sent Re-Enrollment Invitations on Friday, February 7th. We ask that you please reply by Friday, March 6th with your signed forms. We are happy to meet with any families who would like to discuss their student’s educational plan for next year. Feel free to contact Joanne Walsh at jwalsh@wissf.org with any questions. 
Speaker Series – Tuesday, February 11th
Our Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, February 11th at 2:00pm. Our speaker will be television sportscaster Dan Devone who will talk about taking a balanced approach to personal communication in the digital age.
February Break – Monday, February 17th-Friday, February 21st  
There will be no school from Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st for February Break. February Break coincides with Presidents Week, when US citizens honor our most exemplary presidents of the United States, most notably first president George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who ended the Civil War. Classes will resume on Monday, February 24th.
Faculty Meeting – Tuesday, February 25th  
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, February 25th. 8:30am classes will be canceled, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive in time for their 9:30am classes.
Progress Reports – Wednesday, February 26th  
Progress reports will be sent home with students this week. If you do not have the opportunity to see your child’s report, please email Administrative and Marketing Assistant Ari Litvak at alitvak@wissf.org for an additional copy.
Next Newsletter – Friday, February 28th
Newsletters are emailed and posted to the website on the last Friday of every month. Be sure to read these important updates every month.
Parent Education Event – Monday, March 2nd   
Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools has an upcoming speaker event on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Learn more at ParentsCoalition.Net.
  • “Teens and Sex in the Post-#Me-Too Era” at Drew School, 2901 California Street, San Francisco
Teacher Lunch Program
Thank you to the parents who have supported our Teacher Lunch Program! We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch for teachers on Thursdays throughout the semester. We ask that families bring food or money to feed 7 people, half of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Ari Litvak at alitvak@wissf.org if you are interested in participating. We love our teachers, and they appreciate your support!

Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars
  • All-School Field Trip to SF Food Bank on Monday, March 2nd
  • Re-Enrollment Agreements due on Friday, March 6th
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All are encouraged to follow us on social media.
Thank You!
We appreciate your ongoing support and participation!
Joanne Walsh
Head of School
Woodside International School
1555 Irving Street • San Francisco, CA 94122
415-564-1063 phone • 415-564-2511 fax
www.wissf.org • jwalsh@wissf.org
Upcoming Events

Full WIS Calendar

Financial Aid Applications Due
February 3rd

Reenrollment Invitations Sent
February 7th  
February Break

February 17th-21st

Faculty Meeting
February 25th
Progress Reports

February 26th
Next Newsletter

February 28th
All-School Field Trip: SF Food Bank

March 2nd
Reenrollment Agreements Due

March 6th   

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