The Compass

Week of January 24, 2022

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Greetings Westside Families! This week we are celebrating the wonderful world of literacy! Strong reading and comprehension skills are the best foundation for success in school, and we are honoring all the work students have done thus far to improve their knowledge. See below for information about our week's activities.

Wednesday, Jan. 26th, will be class, group/club and make-up individual photos. Flyers will be coming home if you would like to order. You can also click on the link HERE.

Students are invited design this year's cover of our 21-22 Westside Yearbook! See below for more information. You can also order a copy of the yearbook HERE.

Florida's Department of Education has shared the new B.E.S.T. Standards in a parent-friendly format. Please see the documents attached at the end of this newsletter.

For your planning purposes, there are multiple days in February that are Student Holidays that were originally saved for hurricane-makeup (not utilized) and a teacher professional development day. Please mark in your calendars the following dates where schools will be closed:

Monday, Feb. 7th

Friday, Feb. 18th

Friday, Feb. 21st.

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any positive feedback or concerns. We look forward to another amazing semester together!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

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Why Should I Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch?

You might be asking why schools are requesting families to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch when all meals are currently FREE? Well, aside from the obvious, a school and families can benefit in MANY other ways such as:

  • State and Federal Funding for Schools- Teacher allocations and curriculum materials
  • Title 1 Status- Being a Title 1 school provides funding for our Parent Engagement Nights such as our Math Night we hosted first semester and our Science and Literacy Night coming soon...all FREE to families!
  • Summer Enrichment Programs- helps students prevent the summer slide or catch up in areas that need support.
  • Tutoring Programs
  • EBT eligibility
  • Discounts on SAT and ACT Testing fees
  • Discounts on technology and internet services

Even if you think you won't qualify, please take a moment to apply to see if you are eligible! It only takes a few minutes and could greatly support Westside! Click HERE

Upcoming Events

  • January 24th- SAC Meeting
  • January 26th- Club and Group Photos
  • February 2nd- 5th Grade Brevard Symphony Orchestra Trip
  • February 7th- Holiday for Students-No School
  • February 15th- Title 1 Science Night
  • February 18th- Holiday for Students-No School
  • February 21st- Holiday for Students-No School
  • May 2nd- ELO Window Opens for applicants