All conferences will be held via Zoom on November 22nd and 23rd. Please use our CONFERENCE SITE to access your teacher’s Zoom link. Parents and guardians may access the Zoom conference together or from separate devices. Please do not enter the waiting room more than three minutes before your scheduled appointment. This will make it easier to coordinate meetings. We ask that parents:
• Assign your name to your Zoom account prior to entering the waiting room. This will allow teachers to match the conference with the family name.
• Be on time for the start of the scheduled conference and respect the ending time as other parents may be in the waiting room.
Westies Play the Ukulele
West School is going Crazy for Ukulele! Our 3rd grade classes have just started to play the ukuleles. We are already playing the C major chord and soon we will be learning Hot Crossed Buns. Our 4th graders have been playing the ukuleles a little longer and we have learned the C major, F major and A minor chords. In addition to playing the ukuleles, we have also been doing some dancing, singing and playing other instruments like the drums, xylophones, and bells. Below I have links of all the 4th graders playing their Ukulele and singing our “Winter Fantasy” song. There are also links to the 3rd graders singing and playing their Thanksgiving song. Just click on your student’s class below to see a short performance. We have wonderful musicians here at West School!
3rd Grade Videos: Berkoff, Burgos, DeHorn, Johnson, Juozaitis, Shapiro, Tudor/Orosz
4th Grade Videos: Baad, Doherty, Gavenda, Lyon, Mullenix, Spagnoli, Widman
Colder weather is officially upon us! We anticipate utilizing our outdoor tents and picnic tables this week for eating lunch. Please be mindful of the weather when sending your child to school in the morning. We ask that you send your child dressed for cold weather and time outdoors each day.
West Absence Reporting
If your child will be absent from school, please report the absence with this FORM before 9:15 AM. You will be asked to share the date and reason for the absence. This information will be shared directly with Nurse Balling for attendance and follow-up purposes. In addition to this email, the online form can be found on the front of our West School website and under the Parent Resources tab.
Our morning supervision officially begins at 8:30 AM. Please do not arrive before 8:30. If you are in the carline, we kindly ask you to wait until 8:30 to let students out of the car.
Please refrain from walking dogs on school property during school hours. Please be mindful that we have students who suffer from allergies and students who are scared of dogs.
Please label the front of lunch bags with your child’s name and their teacher’s name.
Bike & Car Safety
We are so excited to see all the bike riders. Please note, we have ordered another set of bike racks for the front of the building – coming soon! Thank you for reminding bike riders to wear properly fitted helmets, obey traffic laws, and stay alert/yield to traffic. Children under 12 are expected to ride on the sidewalk. Click here to see the Safe Routes to School Information. Be extra slow and cautious during drop-off and pick-up.
Instruction During COVID-19 Quarantine
We want to ensure continuous learning opportunities for our students if they are in COVID-19 quarantine. When students are placed in quarantine due to COVID-19, West school teachers will provide access to instruction using multiple learning opportunities. Students will have access to their school-issued iPad and use Schoology as the platform for engaging in instruction. Teachers will provide a quick daily zoom check-in to keep students on track. Math, literacy, and other daily work can be picked up in the front office. Additional work may include pre-recorded videos and lessons, choice boards, or novel studies.
Welcome to West
It is my pleasure to officially welcome you and your family to West School! I am honored to work with our staff, students, and families to support our growing learners. I look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child.
Mrs. Erica Zuhr