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Sept. 24, 2020

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PASS team helps students

The Columbian
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WOODLAND — Students who may be struggling while learning remotely during the statewide school closure are getting help from Woodland High School’s Positive Academic Support System, known as PASS. The program was introduced in 2017 to help Woodland ninth-graders at risk of failing classes. Members of PASS work one-on-one with students to support them. “Often, poor performance in school is a symptom of other issues occurring in a student’s life,” Assistant Principal Dan Uhlenkott said in a news release. “Our PASS staff members act as ‘school parents’ to help freshmen navigate academics, attendance, discipline, class changes, independent course curriculum; pretty much any aspect of high school.” Members of PASS include Stacy Gould, the program’s coordinator, and Keitra Curnutt, Cyndy Grayson, Dana Preston, Catherine Pulliam, and Mary Ann Sturdivan. During the closure, PASS members deliver school supplies and items like Chromebook chargers, musical instruments and other quarantine essentials. “We miss engaging with our students, so seeing them from a socially-distant appropriate distance has been wonderful,” Stacy Gould, PASS coordinator, said in a news release. Find out more at www.woodlandschools.org/home-learning-stories.

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