Woodward Way  Newsletter

March 2021
We Stand Together...Just 6 Feet Apart!

Dear Woodward Families:

I want to wish everyone a happy and restful upcoming Spring Break! I encourage all of our students, teachers and families to use this break as a time to relax and enjoy the days off from school. 

As many of you know, the time after Spring Break will be very busy. Our Online Academy students in grades 3-5 will begin their state mandated testing on April 5th.

Our Hybrid students (Cohort A and Cohort B) in grades 3-5 will begin their state mandated testing during the week of April 12th. The testing schedules for both Online Academy students and Hybrid students are included in this newsletter. Enjoy the time off this week and let's hope for sunny, warm weather.


Eric Barr

Eric Barr
Woodward Elementary School

Delaware City Schools will be closed the week of March 29th through April 2nd for Spring Break.

Classes resume on Monday, April 5th

Enjoy the time with your friends and family!
Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2021-2022 School Year  
Kindergarten registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year!

Kindergarten Information Night will be presented as a video that will be shared in April. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the building principal.

To learn more or to start the registration process, click here.
Online Academy Students State Testing Schedule
Grade 5
Monday, April 5th - 8:45 - 12:00 - ELA
Monday, April 12th - 8:45 - 11:30 - Math
Monday, April 19th - 8:45 - 11:30 - Science

Grade 4
Wednesday, April 7th - 8:45 - 12:00 - ELA
Wednesday, April 14th - 8:45 - 11:30 - Math

Grade 3
Friday, April 9th - 8:45 - 12:00 - ELA
Friday, April 16th - 8:45 - 11:30 - Math

Students receiving accommodations for their testing will be notified of their specific testing dates via email.

In-Person Hybrid 
Testing Schedule
Cohort A & Cohort B

3rd-5th Grade Reading Part 1
3rd-5th Grade Reading Part 2
3rd-5th Grade Reading Part 1
3rd-5th Grade Reading Part 2

Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort B
Cohort B
Cohort B
4th and 5th Grade Math Part 1 
4th and 5th Grade Math Part 2 

4th & 5th Grade Math Part 1 
4th & 5th Grade Math Part 2 
Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort B
Cohort B
3rd Grade Math Part 1
3rd Grade Math Part 2
3rd Grade Math Part 1
3rd Grade Math Part 2

Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort B
Cohort B
Cohort B
5th Grade Science Part 1 
5th Grade Science Part 2 

5th Grade Science Part 1 
5th Grade Science Part 2 
Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort A
Cohort B
Cohort B

Spring Picture Delays
We are experiencing some delays in the processing of Spring Pictures that were taken in late February.  We have received some, but not all, of the pictures/picture proofs that were taken of our students.  

We are working with Lifetouch to resolve the issue and will send pictures/picture proofs home just as soon as we receive them.  

Thank you for your patience!

Please review the calendars below for the Cohort/Group A In-Person Days and 
Cohort/Group B In-Person Days:

Grade cards for the 3rd term are now available online. You can access your child's grades by logging on through
Follow these instructions to view grades:

1. Log into your PowerSchool Parent Account
2. Select your Student's Name from the top left-hand side of the screen
3. Under the Navigation section, click on "Report Cards"
4. Click on the "2020-2021" tab, then click on the applicable quarter (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4).

The DCS Family Resource Center provides resources to support the holistic needs of students and families in the Delaware community.

For additional information about their services, please click here.
An Interview with 
Mr. Sam Jacob - 
Intervention Specialist
How long have you been teaching? 
- This is my 13th year teaching.

Why did you decide to become a teacher?
- Teaching was a way for me to give back to my community.

Where did you go to school to become a teacher? 
- I went to Columbus State and The Ohio State University.

Have you taught in any other schools besides Woodward? 
- I also taught in the Cardington-Lincoln School District.

What is the best thing about your profession? 
- I enjoy working with children.

What is your favorite food? - I really enjoy Italian food. Gnocchi is my favorite.

What is your favorite book? - My favorite book is "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac.


Week of March 28th -  April 2nd:
No School - Spring Break

Week of April 5th - 9th:
Cohort A In-Person Days (Mon, Tues & Wed)
Cohort B In-Person Days (Thurs & Friday)

Week of April 12th - 16th:
Cohort A In-Person Days (Mon & Tues)
Cohort B In-Person Days (Wed, Thurs & Friday)

Week of April 19th - 23rd:
Cohort A In-Person Days (Mon, Tues & Wed)
Cohort B In-Person Days (Thurs & Friday)

Week of April 26th - 30th:
Cohort A In-Person Days (Mon & Tues)
Cohort B In-Person Days (Wed, Thurs & Friday)

Woodward Elementary School and Delaware City Schools has various methods of communication: 
  • District website: 
  • Text Messages:
    To receive text messages from DCS, "opt in" by texting the word YES to 67587 from the phone on which you want to receive the message.  
  • The number must match the number we have listed in your students' contact file.  If you receive a message that the number is not in the DCS system, please contact the Woodward office and request to add your number or make a change to the number we have on file. 
  • Woodward E-Mail List:   
    Click here to be 
    redirected to the DCS website and sign up to receive Woodward and DCS newsletters, special bulletins and other important information from Woodward Elementary School (check spam folder the first time receiving).

The Delaware City Schools, in partnership with community organizations, want to keep families aware of opportunities for students and families outside of the schools.  The information from the link below is provided by community organizations and questions should be addressed to the respective organization.

For upcoming Community Events, click HERE

The Delaware City Schools preschool program continues to accept peer model applications for the 2021-22 school year. 

The application can be found at https://www.dcs.k12.oh.us/Page/5742.

Delaware Library At-home learning resources: 
Spring 2021

As the promise of spring sunshine and warmth is making its way to us, it's time to share some information regarding health and safety issues that affect your child(ren).

Changes may be happening in your family: 

We need accurate information on your child's school Contact Forms. If there are changes in your telephone number, address, work number, or child care provider, please notify the school office as the changes occur. The information is critical if you are needed in an emergency or if we need to contact you with a health concern.

COVID guidelines: 

We ask that you please continue to screen your student before sending them to school. 

If your student has one of the following symptoms: 
  • cough, 
  • shortness of breath, 
  • difficulty breathing, 
  • new loss of smell or taste, 

please do not send them to school and call your doctor for guidance.

If your student has two of the following symptoms: 
  • fever (100.4 or greater), 
  • chills, 
  • aches, 
  • headache, 
  • sore throat, 
  • nausea or vomiting, 
  • diarrhea, 
  • fatigue, 
  • congestion or runny nose,
  • eye redness, 

please do not send them to school and call your doctor.

Spring is here, and so are allergies.

The reason for the spike in allergy flare ups in the spring is because of the trees and plants blooming.  With that, the pollen from the flowers gets carried by the wind, and ends up in our nose, eyes, and lungs. Often allergies can be treated with over-the-counter antihistamines, but it is always best to consult your doctor before treating your child for suspected allergies.

Typical seasonal allergy symptoms include:
  • Nasal congestion
  • Clear, runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Itchy throat and post-nasal drip
  • Crease across the top of the nose from constant wiping
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Persistent cough, often rattling

Other things you can do to keep your child healthy are:
  • Encourage adequate rest (school age children need 9-11 hours of sleep each night.) 
  •  Make sure your child eats breakfast and eats a healthy diet, with whole grains, lean proteins, and fresh fruits and vegetables. 
  • Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of activity each day. 
  • And finally, encourage your child not to share water bottles, food, nor clothes with friends.
Immunization Updates: 

Now is a great time to check and see if your student is in need of any updates to their immunizations. The State of Ohio required immunizations are due at Kindergarten and then a booster in 7th grade and 12 grade. There are also several recommended vaccines for middle and high school students as well. 

Call your primary care physician or the health department to see if your child is in need of any immunizations.

Please see the most recent Ohio Department of Health summary for vaccine requirements for school children.