Dr. Pamela White
Director of Administrative Services / WHOA Coordinator
Phone: 412-731-1300 x0154
Coordinator of Administrative Services
Phone: 412-731-1300 x0153
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.
In May, all current elementary students were provided with a letter regarding school transfers. As of June 25, 2023, the Woodland Hills School District ended school transfers between elementary schools for all current students. The school your scholar attends will remain their school until the completion of their 5th grade.
- 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.
Complaints and concerns regarding any aspect of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) programs.
The Woodland Hills School district will address all concerns of its students and parents in a timely manner. The district will follow the steps below to ensure that students and families are aware of the complaint process.
- Each family who has a student referred to the Wolverine Promise Program will be informed of the complaint process at both the informal hearing and during the intake meeting. During the meeting, the complaint process will be explained to the student and family.
- During the intake process, a copy of the complaint process will be provided to the student and family.
- The district will ensure the AEDY complaint process document is posted on the website where it is easily accessible to students and families
- The district will ensure the AEDY complaint process is communicated to students and families in their native language.
- The district will ensure that the student and family is provided the contact information of the individual(s) to file a complaint.
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.
- 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.
*** 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.
UPMC Leaders Share Updates on
COVID-19, Including COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Women and Children
Tami Minnier, MSN, RN, chief quality officer, UPMC, will give an overall update on how UPMC continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinate the community. Richard Beigi, MD, president, UPMC Magee–Womens Hospital, will discuss the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women. Alejandro Hoberman, MD, president, UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics, will share the safety data and plans for vaccinating children ages 5 to 11.
Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine
This week, the CDC recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11. All evidence says the vaccine is extremely safe in kids and highly effective at preventing serious COVID-19 illness and hospitalization.If your child is an existing UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics patient, you can schedule an appointment online or by calling the office. Learn more.
You can also schedule by visiting Vaccine.UPMC.com or calling 844-UPMCVAC (844-876-2822) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Who Is Eligible for an Additional Dose?
UPMC is providing additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are eligible.
According to FDA and CDC guidelines, people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine are eligible for an additional dose if they meet any of the following criteria:
- They are 12 and older (Pfizer) or 18 and older (Moderna) and immunocompromised.
- They are 65 and older.
- They are 18 and older with an underlying health condition.
- They are 18 and older and live in a long-term care setting.
- They are 18 and older and live or work in a setting that puts them at risk of COVID-19, including health care workers, first responders, and more.
Those who are immunocompromised can receive a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine 28 or more days after the second dose. Anyone else who is eligible can get a third dose of any of the three available vaccines six or more months after the second dose.To learn more or to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine with UPMC, visit Vaccine.UPMC.com or call 844-876-2822 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) vaccine recipients are eligible for an additional dose of any of the three available vaccines if they are 18 and older and at least two months have passed since their first shot.
Visiting the Emergency Department During COVID-19
Emergency Department (ED) visits are rising after dropping in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ED is a crucial place to visit for severe, life- or limb-threatening illnesses and injuries. But it might not be the place to visit if you are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking a test.