Woodlawn USD #209 is happy to announce that it is partnering with the YMCA of Jefferson County to provide after-school services to district students for the 2022-2023 school year. While there is a cost associated with the program, Woodlawn USD #209 has received grant money to help off-set the cost of running the program. As a result, the district will cover the cost for district families until the grant money runs out. Parents will be given ample notice prior to the exhaustion of the grant funds before the cost of the program is passed on to the families who wish to continue participating in the program. Attached are documents that explain the program, how to sign up, and what the daily/weekly cost of the program is. Once again, the district will cover the daily cost until its grant money runs out. We anticipate the grant money will hold out until at least Thanksgiving, but it all depends on the number of students who take advantage of the program. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us, or to the YMCA of Jefferson County.
If you have a child attending Woodlawn Grade School in 2022-2023, please review the WGS School Supply List shared below:
For specific questions or concerns, contact WGS at 618-735-2661.
Woodlawn District #209 is in need of bus drivers for the 22-23 school year. Robinson Transport, Inc. is providing bussing services for the district and is seeking interested individuals.
Message from Robinson:
We need help from the community to spread the word to get students to and from school. You need to be over the age of 21 with a valid driver's license to test drive a school bus. No CDL is required to apply for this position. Paid training will start immediately with flexible hours to accommodate schedules. All testing and licensing will be at no cost to you. AM & PM routes are available with a guarantee of 36.00 per route or 72.00 for both AM & PM per day. This is a perfect job for retired people looking for supplemental income. Stay at home parents or grandparents can have their children or grandchildren ride along without the need for daycare. You only work when school is in session. 174 days a year with 5 paid holidays with no weekends or nights to work. Unemployment eligibility in June, July, and half of August as well as spring, summer, and Christmas breaks. Additional hours are available with academic and athletic trips. Please call or text us at 618-315-3696 or 618-528-3742 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to apply!
The federal program that has allowed school districts across the country to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of income will expire on June 30, 2022. Since 2020, this program has eliminated the need to collect payments for school meals for any student. Please click the link below for further details.
The Regional Office of Education #13 is hosting Pre-School Screenings for the upcoming school year. Click the image below for the full size flyer and more details.
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