Tiger Times

Sunset Hills Elementary Monthly Newsletter

Friday, February 5, 2021



2-Community Club Meeting, 6:30 pm

12-Valentine's Day Card Exchange

15-President's Day, NO SCHOOL

16-Don & Millie's Night, 4-9 pm

Enrollment Information

Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2021-22 School Year

If you are a District resident who would like your K-6 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.

The District gives priority to families living within the District ​prior to placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than ​4:00 p.m. on March 15 for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.

IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and our District website.​ Click here to complete the form electronically.​ An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in- district transfer process, please call 402-390-2107.

Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents Delayed: February 15 - March 15

Do you live in the District and have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten this fall? Do you know of other Westside residents with children who will be ready to start school in August?

Kindergarten enrollment for 2021-22 begins February 15. Parents of eligible students should go to westside66.org to begin the enrollment process as early as possible on or after February 15th.

Students entering kindergarten for 2021-22 must be five years old by July 31, 2021. Parents may opt to hold their children out of kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska state law mandates that a child who reaches six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year must be enrolled in school.

If you have questions, you may call the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.

Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten

In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2021. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.

Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents

If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. ​Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15​. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website.
Click here to complete the form electronically.

Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment form is submitted by March 15 ​and

provided that there is space available in a requested building and grade level. If you have questions, you may call Julie at 402-390-2107.

Digital Dozen Award

Happy Friday!

The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce Jax M. from Sunset as the most recent recipient of the Digital Dozen award for this school year! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Blog (ey.westside66.org), which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and we are proud of her accomplishment!

Congratulations, Jax!

~The EY Team

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Morning Arrival

We would like to remind families that drop off time for breakfast is 8:10 am. All other students will be able to enter the building at 8:20 am. As long as the temperature is not below a "feels like" temperature of 10 degrees, your student will be asked to wait outside. As colder weather approaches, it is important that your child is dressed appropriately for the cold.


In addition to the classroom teacher, please also contact the main office at (402) 390-6480 or drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net with any information related to your child's attendance.

•Late Arrival-include lunch preference

•Absence-include reason for absence

•Early pick up

•Change of pick up arrangements

•If Covid-19 related: please state if student is symptomatic or has been exposed to a confirmed positive case. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours. You must keep your child at home until you have been contacted.

Face Masks

Face masks are required in our building. Please double check that your child has a face mask before coming to school and is wearing it before exiting the vehicle.
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Online lunch menu may be viewed here: https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/SunsetHillsElementarySchool

Free/Reduced Application available here: http://wcsapplyforfreelunch.heartlandapps.com

Applications must be completed every year regardless of whether you have qualified in the past.

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Need Additional Support?

Westside has a team of School Social Workers who function as a link between the home, school and community. They can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process. This includes helping to pay utility bills and access to our Westside Family Resource Center.
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Please download the Snow Day Card below for contact and closing information in case of a snow day or cold day this school year.


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Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 4-6pm

10727 West Center Road

Omaha, NE

Bring your family and friends. Dine in or drive through. 20% of every purchase made between 4-9 pm, is donated back to Sunset Hills!

•Please mention Sunset Hills when ordering.