The Compass

Week of March 8, 2021

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Hello Westside Parents and Families! We had a fantastic time celebrating Read Across America week and learning about literature. See the links below in the newsletter for a recap if you missed our Facebook post. Be sure to 'Like' our page to stay informed!

Your child is working hard every day to master their grade level standards, and with only a few months left of this school year, the instruction and student tasks will continue to be rigorous. FSA for 3rd-6th is coming soon, so please see below for the dates of your child's assessment.

Thank you to all families who bring their students each day on time. However, we do have more tardies than we'd like, so for those who are coming in late, please plan to bring your child to school no later than 7:55a. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00am.

This is National School Breakfast Week! Encourage your child to fuel their bodies and brains with a FREE, nutritious start to every school day in the cafeteria. Thank you to our hard-working Food Services Team who prepare and serve meals to our students each and every day.

Class and Club picture day is Tuesday, March 9th. You can order a copy of your child's photo at this link: and use your their Student ID as their passcode.

For your planning purposes, the school and office will be closed for Spring Break, March 15-19. We hope you and your children are able to spend quality time together building memories and enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors! School will resume on Monday, March 22nd.

Again, thank you for your continued support towards our school and staff. Have a wonderful week ahead!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050

Read Across America Week

Thank you to all who helped their child participate in our Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration last week! Students participated in read alouds by their teachers and Mrs. Woodbury, had 30-minutes of Drop Everything and Read time, walked the campus to see all the amazing artwork each class created for their door, and explored new books in our media center. If you did not see our Facebook post, click here for a video montage of all the fantastic costumes and fun we had!

Check out the creativity of our staff who decorated their doors in honor of their favorite books!

Westside Students Learn Every Moment of Every Day!

Mrs. Burchinal’s and Ms. Sepe’s classes have been studying the events leading to the American Revolution and the American Revolution itself. Students had to decide which events they felt were the most important in leading to the American Revolution. They were given the choice of creating the events on index cards with captions or a PowerPoint.

FSA/iReady Dates Have Been Scheduled

For your planning purposes, here are the FSA dates for all assessments 3rd-6th. Please note that eLearners are testing on different days than brick and mortar students and MUST take all assessments on campus. Also, some ESE students may test on additional dates if needed; however, those families will be notified. Third Grade eLearners must be on campus for their iReady Diagnostic #3 for it to count towards promotion.

Brick & Mortar Students:

March 22nd- iReady Diagnostic #3 opens for 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th

April 6th- FSA Writing 4th-6th / 3rd FSA Reading Session 1

April 7th- 3rd FSA Reading Session 2

April 19th- iReady Diagnostic #3 opens for Kindergarten

April 20th- 3rd iReady ELA Session 1

April 21st- 3rd iReady ELA Session 2

April 27th- 3rd iReady Math Session 1

April 28th- 3rd iReady Math Session 2

May 4th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 1

May 5th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 2

May 11th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 1

May 12th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 2 (&3 for 6th)

May 18th- 5th FSA Science Session 1

May 19th-5th FSA Science Session 2

ELearning Students:- *Must take assessments ON CAMPUS*

March 22nd- iReady Diagnostic #3 opens for 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th

April 8th- FSA Writing 4th-6th

April 12th- 3rd FSA Reading Session 1

April 13th- 3rd FSA Reading Session 2

April 19th- iReady Diagnostic #3 opens for Kindergarten

April 20th- 3rd iReady ELA Session 1

April 21st- 3rd iReady ELA Session 2

April 27th- 3rd iReady Math Session 1

April 28th- 3rd iReady Math Session 2

May 6th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 1

May 7th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 2

May 13th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 1

May 14th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 2 (&3 for 6th)

May 20th- 5th FSA Science Session 1

May 21th-5th FSA Science Session 2

iReady Rockstars!!

Congratulations to the following classes who had the highest pass rate on iReady this week!

K- Cartechine

1st- Goolsby

2nd- K. Miller

3rd- G. Miller

4th- Antinore

5th- Camburn

6th- Hibbs

ESE- Hurd

iReady is an online learning program that builds ELA and Math skills to help students master grade level standards. Students are encouraged to complete lessons with a 90% pass rate.

BPS Parent Survey

Westside Needs Your Help! We only have 90 responses to the Parent Survey listed below and our goal is 300+! Please take a few short minutes to give your opinion.

Parents can access this survey on line at:



Please complete this online survey from home on your home computer or on your smartphone. Paper copies are available for families with limited electronic access. By completing this survey, you will help us serve each of our students with excellence.

A summary of the parent survey results will be reported and posted on the BPS Family Engagement website at as well as our school website. Survey results and comments will guide school improvement efforts and be used to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.

Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities

If you have a student with a current IEP, you should have received an envelope this week with a survey. Please complete and return to school OR click the digital link here:

Parents will be asked to select their child’s school district, school name, and enter their child’s grade and date of birth. All information given by the parent on the survey will be kept confidential and will not be linked to student or parent individually identifiable data. Parents with more than one child with an IEP should complete the survey for each child.

Have YOU Ordered your 20-21 Yearbook?

We are getting close to publishing our 20-21 Yearbook and you won't want to miss having this year's photos and memories in your child's collection. Please follow the link below to order yours before time runs out!

Show your School Spirit!

Encourage your child to wear their Westside shirts, club shirts or school colors every Friday to show their pride!

Upcoming Events

  • March 8th- SAC Meeting @ 2:45p (virtual link)
  • March 9th-Class and Club Picture Day
  • March 15-19th- Spring Break
  • March 22nd-iReady Diagnostic #3 Testing Window Begins (1, 2, 4, 5)
  • March 22nd-Pre-Registration for 21-22 Packets sent home.
  • March 29- April 2nd- Kindergarten Registration
  • April 2nd- Holiday for ALL
  • April 5th- Report Cards Issued for 3rd Nine Weeks
  • April 6th- FSA ELA Testing Window begins
  • April 19th- iReady Diagnostic #3 Testing Window Begins (K & 3rd)
  • April 19th- SAC Meeting @2:45p (virtual link)
  • April 23rd- Pre-Registration Packets Due!
  • May 4th- FSA ELA (4-6) and Math (3-6) Window Opens
  • May 18th- FSA Science (5th) Window Opens

Reminder: Send clean mask and water bottle with your child daily