Wildcat News

Westlake Hills Elementary 10/15/22

Important dates:

10/19 Unity Day (wear orange and guest speaker assembly)

10/22 PFA Fall Festival and Farmer's Market (2:00-6:00 pm)

10/28 Halloween Parade (wear costume)

10/31 Halloween (wear orange and black)

11/1 No School (Teacher Professional Development)


As we get closer to the Halloween Parade date 10/28/22, please see the information below regarding costumes.

Costumes must follow the school dress code. No weapons, fake blood, or anything gruesome. Student faces must be visible (no masks).

Wear regular clothes under costume unless the costume can be comfortably worn all day. If you have questions about your costume's appropriateness, please reach out to Mr. Przebieda ahead of time jprzebieda@conejousd.org

Front office

In an effort to increase student safety, our new front office "doorbell" has been installed. Please use the doorbell feature to communicate your identification and purpose for coming onto campus when prompted by office staff. Two way communication will be available once the button is pressed.

Our "raptor" school safety software will continue to be utilized upon parent/visitor entrance. When coming onto campus, please have your state licensed identification (license) ready. This helps ensure student safety at all times.
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October is Bullying Prevention Month

Throughout this month, our students will engage in activities and projects that promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Starting next week, students will begin to explore these definitions and consider these how these acts can prevent bullying. A school wide approach to these topics is critical, but we value and appreciate parent reinforcement at home with our messaging and language. Please support our messaging and values by visiting our resources here. We will be celebrating Unity Day on 10/19.

Coat Drive starts next week!

It always feels good to give back and help others. Let's show our Wildcat Pride by doing just that for our Coat Drive beginning Oct. 17-21.

Starting the week of 10/17, please bring in -

Gently used coats, sweatshirts, boots and sneakers of ALL sizes

Our donations will be going to help students in a neighboring district.

SAFETY- Emergency Drills

As the year moves forward, our students have started to practice emergency drills. Please help keep us safe by updating any emergency contact information in the office, including phone numbers and emails. This helps us update our "Q" system. If there were a true emergency and students needed to be released to guardians, they would only be released to a parent or emergency contact with identification. More emergency information available here.

Optimal Learning Environment

Sentimental items and memorabilia should remain at home. This includes trading cards, stuffed animals, sports equipment, and much more. Throughout the school day, students have many transitions and excitable opportunities in which these items may become damaged or lost. Cell phones, including watches, can also be a distraction for our learning environment. These should remain off and stowed away during school. Our front office is happy to pass along any communication from home to your child.

Spirit Wear is here!

Our amazing PFA is hosting an online student store for Spirit Wear. Don't miss out, this is only available until October 10th! Check out the new swag right here!

We want you! Employment opportunity-

Our Campus Safety Assistants are invaluable. They keep our students safe, support our school activities, and help students solve problems and build resiliency. Westlake Hills Elementary is currently seeking additional people available for this important position. If you are interested, please reach out to Michael Niemczyk, principal, mniemczyk@conejousd.org.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Our school and district are ready to welcome students to campus in August. Please visit our most up to date information about health and safety protocols here CVUSDForward website.

Additional information can be found in this robust FAQ here Family Resource Guide