Welcome to the Department of Pupil Personnel Services
The Pupil Personnel Department is responsible for coordinating and providing a variety of services to all students in the Woodland Hills School District both inside and outside of the school enviroment. The Pupil Personnel Staff incudes, school counselors, school psychologist, social workers, RtII interventionists, school nurses and a residency enforcement officer. These staff assist with providing assessments, diagnoses, counselling, educational and therapeutic support services to ensure a comprehensive education program.
Ms. Dawn L. Golden
412-731-1300 ext. 0154
- UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and UPMC Children’s General Academic Pediatrics has developed a COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ to provide our community partners with up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please share this information with your school community and networks to help provide education about the vaccine.
- Check out these translated documents from the Food and Drug Administration that provide information about the Pfizer vaccine. Both of these documents can be found in Children’s Division of Community Health COVID-19 Resource Folder under Vaccine Information.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
- The Latino Community Center will be holding a Facebook Live event on January 20th, to provide remote learning information to Spanish speaking families. For more information or to tune into the event, visit the Latino Community Center’s Facebook page.
Social-emotional Health Supports
- UPMC Western Behavioral Health launched a text message campaign, aimed at providing helpful and accessible mental health tips right to your phone. Sign up for the UPMC Mental Health Toolbox by texting MHTOOLS to 91939. Users who opt in will receive text messages featuring mental health content from the UPMC HealthBeat blog and experts from UPMC Western Behavioral Health.
- Join Highmark Caring Place for their next Grief Talks: The Curious Observer – Understanding the Behavior of Grieving Children this Wednesday, January 13th from 2-3pm. During this webinar, participants will learn how behavior is a form of communication for children from birth into adulthood, recognize how behaviors can serve as an expression of a child’s grief and identify activities and interactions that support children in their grief work.
- Education Elements has put together a google document with links to a variety of resources for parents and teachers to discuss last week’s events at the Capitol. This document was created with the knowledge that many educators have to carry the additional responsibility of having to address these events immediately with their students, with their colleagues, and are looking for ways to process these events themselves.
Healthy Habits at Home
- Embrace the energy of the new year and inspire healthy habits by setting attainable goals both at home and at school. Goal setting is a great way for children and families to develop healthy habits, practice planning and organization skills, and build self-confidence. Start by learning how to set SMART goals for health and wellness to build confidence and harvest meaningful results.
Important Information for Families
- Starting January 2021, the Green Grocer is moving to a home delivery model. This model will take place in the following communities: Clairton, East Hills, Glassport, Hill District, Homewood, McKees Rocks, Millvale, Monview Heights, Mt. Oliver/Knoxville, Northview Heights, Rankin, Sharpsburg, Sheraden, Spring Hill, Wilmerding and Woods Run. Share this flyer with interested families. Delivery capacity may be limited, so encourage families to order early.
- The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation can assist Latinx families with housing, employment, and other community resources. They also assist with business development resources for Latinx entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh. Interested families can get in touch through:
1. Hotline: (412) 530-5244 (text message or call)
2. Facebook Inbox: https://www.facebook.com/pittsburghhispanicdevcorp
3. Website: https://www.phdcincubator.org/housing or https://www.phdcincubator.org/employment
Opportunities for Schools
- UPMC Children’s Hospital’s mobile health unit, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, provides medical services to children up to age 26 at no out-of-pocket cost to families. Services provided by the Care Mobile include vaccinations (including flu), physicals, well and sick child visits, adolescent medicine and referral to specialty care. If you are interested in hosting the Care Mobile at your location, please fill out this form.
*** New Immunization Requirements ***
- 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV), the second given at age 16 or entry into 12th grade. The second dose will be required for entry into 12th grade this August or a written religious, philosophical, or medical exemption. If the initial dose was given at age 16 or older, only one dose is required.
- 4 doses of Polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at lease 6 months after previous dose given) or a written religious, philosophical or medical exemption. A 4th dose is not necessary if the 3rd dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose.
- As in the past, all students entering 7th grade will need to provide proof of one meningococcal conjugate vaccine and current Tdap vaccine for entry or a written religious, philosophical, or medical exemption.
Uninsured students can obtain these shots for FREE at the Allegheny County Health Department---412-578-8060.
Please contact your school nurse if your child has a medical or religious/moral exemption.