Monday, November 2
Remote Learning Day: This week our teachers will be informing their students of the upcoming “hybrid remote” learning day that is scheduled for Monday, November 2. Each session (AM and PM) will meet with their teacher at the beginning of the session for a Zoom class meeting. Teachers will then end the Zoom meeting and students will carry-on with asynchronous lessons that their teacher will have posted in Schoology. Our activity teachers will remain live via Zoom for... More
Conferences: November 12 and 13. The sign-up window for our fall conferences will begin on Wednesday, November 4 and will remain open until Saturday, November 7. Log-on to your Family Access account and click on “Conferences” to schedule a 20-minute appointment to meet with your child’s teacher via Zoom. No in-person conferences this year.
Growth Through Mindfulness Week of October 19
Mindfulness Home Connection: Final Week for the Fall Semester
What your child learned:
● Presented Mindful Seeing and watched two thought provoking videos (1) A herd of Himalayan Tahr sheep appearing suddenly on a hillside and (2) a selective attention test where we counted a basketball as it was dribbled by a group of young persons.
● Discussed the concepts of “judging a book by its cover” and “what you see is NOT always what you get” with the visual... More
Halloween 2020 on Hiatus
Our annual Halloween costume parade has joined our fall picture day, in-person book fair, and the West School Fair in being cut from our fall calendar. In an effort to limit any high-risk activities, this year we will not host parades nor costume wearing in District 35. Please do not send your child to school on Friday with a costume. We encourage families to consider safe choices as you decide how best to celebrate Halloween on... More
Digital Citizenship October 2020
West School students will participate in Digital Citizenship Week, October 19–23, 2020, during their CLC class. Students are taught that a digital citizen is a member of a worldwide community linked by the Internet. Students will learn that a digital citizen is someone who:
Communicates responsible and kindly with others.
Protects their own and others’ private information.
Stands up to cyberbullying.
Respect each other’s ideas and opinions.
Give proper credit when using others’ work.
Talks to a parent or another trusted adult when they have... More
West School Car Line Procedures 2020-21
Welcome to West School: On the first day of school all third-graders and new fourth-graders, will be instructed on the safe way to enter and exit cars in our car line. Students will be taught to enter and exit cars on the curbside. For the West School Car Line, this means that students will enter and exit cars on the driver’s side of the car, which will be the curbside. Please be mindful of our neighbors... More
Frequently Asked Questions
We appreciate the many questions which have been shared regarding our plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. In order to more thoroughly address these, we have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document. This reflects the latest information from CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as of July 26, 2020. We will continue to update this as additional information is shared to guide our planning.