Job fair for bus drivers and aides, custodians and food service on October 27th, 2020.
Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual attendance plans). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.
We encourage your child to test, as these assessments are screeners for qualifying to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website.
Although the primary purpose of these assessments is to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Programs, student results can be useful to teachers as they examine their instructional practices and can help them identify teaching strategies for all students.
We have scheduled your student to participate in the CogAT and Iowa assessments on the following dates.
UPDATED TESTING SCHEDULE Test Dates*
All WES In-Person Second Graders CogAT October 27 & October 28
All WES In-Person Second Graders Iowa October 29
Woodland Virtual Second Graders – Schultz & Ovsak schedules were sent to students…please check with your child’s teacher for the dates & times!
*Due to the uncertainty of and impact surrounding COVID-19 affecting schools’ schedules, all dates are subject to change.
If you do not want your child to participate in this testing opportunity or have questions, please contact Chris Phillips by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 13. This will be the only opportunity students have this year to take the CogAT and Iowa assessments. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program and/or CTC, please contact Jane Snyder at 355-4821 or at email@example.com.
Kindergarten and second grade will be returning to full-time, in-person school over the next few weeks, with upper grades to follow. Please refer to the links below regarding the phase-in plan. All students will need to wear a mask when not social distancing. This plan does not include virtual students.
Click below to see breakfast and lunch menus for the month of October.
Woodland’s PTA is sponsoring a non-event in which families make a one time donation for our fall fundraiser in the amount of their choosing! Make checks payable to Woodland Elementary PTA, send to school in your child's red folder, or donate via Member Hub. There are no emails to collect, no selling of items, no catalogs to
distribute, just submit your donation and you are done! As always, thank you for your continued support! Click below for more information.
Information on the Virtual Learning Program for parents can be found on the GCS website.
For information on returning to school, please visit the GCS Parent Resource Page.
Supply lists for all grades levels for the 2020-2021 school year can be accessed below:
Woodland Elementary has been named a winner for Palmetto's Finest 2019-2020! From the SCASA website: "Each spring since 1978, SCASA has recognized a few schools which offer excellent instruction and outstanding leaders, augmented by strong family and community involvement and a supportive business community. The selection process includes a comprehensive review of a school's program, focusing on the key question: "What impact is this school making on the lives of students and the community, and is it deserving of the Palmetto's Finest Award?" WOODLAND: Where leaders succeed in learning and life!