Westside Pack Post
In September, our students will take their beginning of the year assessments. These assessments in reading and math help us know where a child is currently in their learning and how we can better assist them moving forward. With the assessment data, our teachers will be able to better tailor the learning to their specific students. Remind your students to do their best, but it is okay if they don't know something yet!
Principal at Westside Elementary
September Dates to Remember
September 5 - No School for Labor Day
September 16 - Skyline Homecoming Parade
Late Start Fridays
Breakfast and Lunch
School breakfast and lunch are NOT free this year. We are highly encouraging everyone to fill out the free and reduced lunch application. You may be surprised that you qualify! This form is also how we receive funding for programs such as Title 1 and All Day Kindergarten. The form only needs to be filled out once per family. Fill out the form here:
Title 1 at Westside
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
Blue - drop off and pick-up zone
Yellow - crosswalks
Green - park and walk your student to their door
If you live in the country, you need to call transportation at (208) 525-7580 to give them your address. They will tell you where your child will be picked up. Please do this ASAP!
We highly recommend that parents of students without siblings meet their child at the bus stop after school. Kindergarten students will no longer be dropped off at their door. Please teach your child where to get on and off the bus and how to get home independently or meet them at the bus stop each afternoon.
Employment Opportunities at Westside
- Growth Mindset and Goal-Setting: Children learn how to pay attention and manage distractions, develop a growth mindset, and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.
- Emotion Management: Children learn how to identify and label emotions and use emotion-management strategies (including stress management for older students) to calm strong feelings.
- Empathy and Kindness: Children learn how to recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships.
- Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process (say the problem, think of solutions, explore the outcomes, pick a solution).
If you have any questions about Second Step Elementary, please don't hesitate to contact me or your child's teacher for more information. Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.
Amy Gallagher - Westside Counselor