Westridge Wildcat News

August 7th, 2020

Message from the Principal

Dear Wildcat Families,

It's hard to believe August is already here - but exciting to know that the beginning of school is just around the corner. Although school won't be what we are all used to, we are happy we will be back together virtually for the time being. We all miss seeing our Wildcat Family!

We will start sending out the Wildcat newsletter weekly, beginning this week, so that we can provide you with the most up-to-date back to school information available.

First day of School: Tuesday, September 8

Meet & Greet (Hybrid): Mark your calendars for September 2-4 for an in-person Meet & Greet at Westridge! Teachers will send out class communication and Meet & Greet sign-up links the week of August 25. During your individually scheduled Meet & Greet time, students will meet their WR teacher, check out a device, pick up curriculum resources, grade specific supplies, and any other necessary school materials. Details regarding Smart Start will be forthcoming!

Meet & Greet (LO Online): More information coming soon about dates and times for you to pick-up a device, curriculum resources, and any other necessary school materials. Details regarding Smart Start will be forthcoming!

School Supplies: Our Westridge school supply lists can be found at the following link, https://www.losdschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=7191 but please feel free to use supplies that you already have at home.

I know you have a lot of questions regarding class placement and cohorts - we hope to have more information next week. Please note that finalized cohorts will be sent to families on August 25.

Sending all our Wildcats smiles and hugs!

Principal Montgomery

District Information

LOSD hosted two Informational Sessions this week to walk through the two choices for students -- Hybrid and LO Online -- and answer questions. Both Informational Sessions were recorded and are posted here on the LOSD website. Additional information can be located on the FAQ page on the Roadmap to Reopening homepage.

Important Reminder: the deadline for signing up for LO Online is today Friday, August 7 by 5 p.m. Because the program has been extended for a full year, all interested students must reapply if you haven’t already done so since Wednesday, July 29. Student enrollment will determine the teachers selected to teach in the LO Online program for the year. Click here for the sign up form -- please submit one form for each student.

Students interested in Hybrid do not need to sign up.

Westridge Elementary

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