Westside Pride

February 2022

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Message From Board of Education President, Doug Krenzer

Dear Westside,

Our biennial caucus to select candidates for the Board of Education is Tuesday, February 1st at Westside High School. This unique process allows our community to hear directly from those who wish to serve on the board. Please attend this important event if you are able. If you cannot attend the caucus, you can vote in person at the high school from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Thank you to the individuals who have stepped forward to offer their time and energy to serve our district. Westside has a strong tradition of community engagement, and that tradition continues on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in education,
Doug Krenzer

2022 Westside Board of Education Caucus

The District's 2022 Caucus will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Westside High School, 8701 Pacific Street. Voter sign-in begins at 6:00pm and the Caucus will begin at 7:00pm. You must be present to vote, following the criteria included below, if you are a registered voter residing in District 66.


When Can I Vote?

  • EARLY DAYTIME VOTING: from 9:00am until 5:30pm on Caucus Day. Early voting ends at 5:30pm. Please note: traffic at Westside High School typically picks up around dismissal time, from 2:45-3:30pm.
  • AT THE CAUCUS: ballots are accepted only AFTER all candidate speeches have concluded


Who Are The Candidates?


Can I Still Run?

  • Yes. Those eligible and interested in running for the Board of Education may be nominated during the Caucus, following 2022 Caucus Rules and Regulations. CLICK HERE to review those guidelines.


How Do I Get More Information?

Board of Education Meeting: February 7, 2022

Board of Education meetings take place at the ABC Administration building, 909 S. 76th St., starting at 6:00pm unless otherwise noted. They are also available to view live on the Westside Community Schools Facebook page.

IMPORTANT DATES

FEBRUARY 2022...

February 1: 2022 Caucus, Westside High School

February 7: Board of Education Meeting, 6pm @ ABC

February 18: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)

February 21: NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day/Professional Learning)

February 22: Board of Education Meeting, 6pm @ ABC

February 28-March 4: Westside Inclusion Week

*For Elementary Valentine's Day Party information, check your building calendar or website


PLANNING AHEAD...

March 9-10: Parent Teacher Conferences

March 10-11: NO SCHOOL

March 22: Junior ACT Testing, NO SCHOOL for other WHS students

March 22: 8th Grade Visits to Westside High School

March 31: Outdoor Ed Parent Meeting (6th Grade Parents), 6pm @ WMS

April 9: Prom

April 11-15: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

May 13: Warrior Walkabout (6th Grade Students)


May 15: Graduation

May 27: Last Day of School


Changes will be updated on each building's calendar, websites, and the Westside app.


Have an incoming Kindergarten student? Watch your school's calendar and newsletters for information about Round-Up and parent meetings!


Want to follow your favorite Westside Warriors activity or sports team? CLICK HERE!

DISTRICT NEWS

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WESTSIDE STRATEGIC PLAN PROGRESS

Coming February 8: Strategic Plan Progress Dashboard

The Westside Community Schools Strategic Plan was developed and shared in August 2021 and included the District’s mission, vision, values, goals, and strategies. At the onset of the strategic plan committee meetings, the members wanted to ensure that progress was regularly shared and reported to the community.

Starting February 8, there will be a link on the district website where anyone can view our progress. The dashboard was created in partnership with OnStrategy, a company specializing in transparent organizational accountability. This site allows all members of our community a glimpse at how we are progressing toward our four goals and accompanying 26 strategies over the next five years. Moving forward, the dashboard will be updated at least twice a year (January and June), indicating progress our teams are making for the current year's goal.


Want to learn more about the Strategic Plan, and what our goals are? Click here.

WESTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES

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Our School Social Workers Are Here For You!

Our caring team of school social workers are here to support your child and family! If you need food, clothing, utilities, or other support, contact your principal, or click above for our latest Social Worker newsletter!

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Download the Westside Community Schools App!

Quick access to lunch menus? Easy checks of school calendars? The latest news from the district and your child's school? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!


CLICK HERE to download the FREE APP for Westside Community Schools!


In one click, you can personalize the information important to you and your family including which schools to follow, important district news and updates, PowerSchool access, and MySchoolBucks - all in one place! You can also search for the app - Westside Community Schools - in the Apple Store and via Google Play.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

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