In order to ease the burden of having to exclude students from school due to ISBE/IDPH requirements for being a close contact to a student who has tested positive for COVID-19, Woodlawn USD #209 has instituted a "Test to Stay" program. If parents give consent, a child who has been determined to be a close contact may be tested at school on days 1, 3, 5 and 7 after exposure instead of being excluded from school, as long as the student continues to test negative. This test will also allow us to test symptomatic students instead of sending them home, or to a doctor, to be tested. If a child were to test positive at school, he/she would then need to receive another, off-campus, test for confirmation.
The test the district will use is called BinaxNow by Abbot Labs. There is a link to a video about the test below. This test is not the instrusive, long swab test that goes way up the nose. Instead, a swab is inserted in the lower nostril in this test. This test has already been used to keep 4 students in school this week who would have otherwise been excluded. If you are ok with school staff giving this test to your child you can fill out the attached consent form and have it brought to the school office. You do not need to wait until you are contacted due to close contact to complete the form. Even if you do provide consent ahead of time, school staff will still contact you prior to your child being tested.
NOTE: CLICK HERE for the parent waiver to be printed and signed then returned to school in order for testing to take place.
WATCH: BinaxNow Video
WHS HOMECOMING 2021
October 30, 2021
Freshmen - Gracie Loss, Addison Minks, Daylon Pollard, River Rynski
Sophomores - Maddie Howard, Tayva Mellott, Greyson Bridewell, Talen Lee
Juniors - Briley Kirgan, Lillian McKinney, Carson Burkett, Lowell Moore
Senior Queen Candidates - Madison Durham, Charla Graham, Megan Sweeten, Reagan Webb
Senior King Candidates - Will Bullard, Drew Martin, Wyatt Meadows, Chase Slayton
Thursday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Dance/Coronation: A non-school sponsored dance is being planned for Saturday, October 30th at the Granada Theater in Mt. Vernon. Details will be provided as they are available.
Coronation - 7:00 p.m.
Dance - 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Dance Tickets - $20/person and will be sold at school prior to the dance
Homecoming Sponsor - Mrs. Tori England
Woodlawn Grade School art teacher Neesa Hayse had her students create a special gallery of artwork memorializing the events of 9/11 with a title of "Never Forget."
Click button in bottom-right corner of first image to reveal a gallery and view all images.
Woodlawn Grade School sends out a SPECIAL THANKS to the WGS Booster Club and Kate Page Designs for the update to the trophy cases. Go Warriors!
See any volleyball player or coach for details/tickets.