Westwood Wire

August 15, 2021

Dear Westwood Families,

Thank you for taking the time to review the last two 21-22 Westwood Wire, campus newsletter. We hope that you found it accessible and relevant. Please continue to view our newsletters in your email inbox, Westwood Twitter & Facebook pages, school website and PTA platforms every Sunday through August 22nd and on a three week cycle beginning September 14th.


We had a wonderful turn out at schedule pick up and enjoyed seeing all our Wolves! If you were unable to attend, your student's schedule is available for you to view in Focus, only if you have completed the Online Enrollment Process. If you have not set up a Focus Account, please see the instructions here. For Student Focus password reset please click here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq5HFPqYdpgkcnHixFz_w42CfiWyYJJkswpW8EQo6cbWsuYg/viewform. For Student Google password reset click here - https://forms.gle/xZGJbe4TPvAMUweDA. You may also find the RISD page here useful as it has additional back to school resources.


We look forward to seeing all our Wolves on campus for a safe and successful 21-22 school year. All students will report to campus on Tuesday August 17th and at Westwood Junior High we continue to vigilantly follow the RISD Blueprint. District senior leadership is working closely with state and local officials to revise and update our protocols and responses as things continue to change very rapidly. Please take the time to read the RISD Blueprint and speak with your student. We ask that you partner with us to ensure that all students feel safe, welcome, included, accepted and belong at Westwood Junior High.


Under the new county order, effective Thursday, Aug. 12, all people inside RISD schools and buildings and at RISD indoor events will be required to wear a mask. This requirement includes students, teachers, employees and visitors in RISD schools when in-person classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 17.


WOLF Arrival: Student Drop-off begins at 7:45 AM at the back of the school, by the track. Students are allowed in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45 AM, or they may stand outside until the 8:05 AM bell. At 8:05 AM, all students will be released to WOLF Camp to begin their day on Tuesday August 17th and Wednesday august 18th. Cars are NOT allowed in the back circle- BUSSES ONLY. Please also find the bus schedule below.


Wolf Camp will begin the school day on Tuesday August 17th when all 7th grade students and new 8th grade students to RISD will receive a Chromebook. During Wolf Camp, students will also participate in a tour of the building. Additionally, all campus personnel will be in the hallways directing and supporting students to their classrooms during the first few days of school.


Westwood students will be assigned lockers this year, where they will be expected to leave their cell phones during the school day. Campus expectations, locker location, use and combinations will also be reviewed with students in Wolf Camp during the first two days of school. The revised bell schedule for both August 17th and August 18th can be found below.


Please mark your calendars for the PTA General Meeting on Wednesday September 15th 5:30-6pm, followed by a Parent Teacher Meet and Greet from 6-7:30pm. A Virtual Open House will be sent out electronically during the week of September 7th, so that you can learn more about your student's wonderful teachers and the excellent work begin done at Westwood.


The faculty and staff at Westwood are ready to connect with your students on Tuesday, August 17th. If you have any questions please let us know. We are excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year!


Sincerely,

Katie Mottram

Principal

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Schedule for 8/17 & 8/18

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Online Enrollment for the 2021 - 2022 School Year

All students must be enrolled for the 2021 - 2022 school year! If you have not done so already or have questions on how to start this process please reach out to Ms. Rodriguez at 469-593-3510.

For more information visit - risd.org/enrollonline.

Chromebook Insurance

Deadline to purchase coverage: September 6, 2021

Insurance with Worth Ave. Group will protect the device against an assortment of

damages. This insurance policy will provide full replacement cost coverage. This policy is also transferable to a replacement unit. More Information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4r-74-P4EhiJV9W4IwexzvnU5qb5Ypj/view?ts=6102c982



To purchase please visit: https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/richardson-isd/

Household Family Data

Have you completed the Household Family Data sheet? If not, please click below to do so now.


Richardson ISD is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of annual state accountability ratings and for federal reporting tied to federal funding. Parents of enrolled students are requested to complete this form for that purpose. The income information requested on this form is completely confidential, it is not shared with any entity outside of RISD, and is solely used to determine the socioeconomic status of RISD students. Only a student’s potential economically disadvantaged status, as determined by the information provided on this form, is reported to the Texas Education Agency, and TEA maintains that information as confidential. RISD practices are in accordance with the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). Additional information regarding PPRA can be found in the RISD Student And Parent Guidebook.

WWJH PTA

Join the PTA

https://westwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/7551

Support your school and stay informed! And please make sure your kid’s grade level is correct in the system. We will send you a weekly newsletter with information about upcoming events, deadlines, and more. Membership available for parents, students, and teachers. Remember – student membership also come with 4 homework passes!


Order your Spirit Wear

https://westwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/7549

Show your school spirit. Support the Wolves.


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2021 - 2022 Bell Schedule

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2021 - 2022 BUS SCHEDULE

UPDATED School Supply List

Download the 2021 - 2022 School Supply list below!

Dress Code

The Westwood Dress Code encourages a standard of dress that reflects a commitment to self-respect, pride in our school, and educational excellence.


(UPDATED) The district encourages the wearing of facial coverings in the form of face masks. Masks must not have any messaging or imagery that is deemed inappropriate or offensive.


Dress should be clean, neat, appropriate, and have a positive effect on the learning environment. For items not covered in the bullet points (below) the Administration Team reserves the right to make judgment calls when it is in the best interest of the learning community.


  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses are acceptable as long as they are no higher than the students finger tips when arms flat at their side.

  • Jeans and pants can have holes in them as long as the holes are no higher than the acceptable length of skirts and shorts.

  • Shirt or dress shoulder straps must be at least two inches wide.

  • All shirts/tops must cover the length of the students torso. Tops that expose midriffs or are low cut will not be worn.

  • No head wear (unless of religious nature) including (but not limited to) ballcaps, cowboy hats, bandanas, beanies and hoods.

  • No offensive or inappropriate slogans or logo’s on any item of clothing (i.e. advertisements for liquor, beer, cigarettes, etc.)

  • No undergarments will be shown at any time.

  • No pajamas or house slippers. No blankets will be allowed.

  • Shoes should reflect the students' day's activities. Heels greater than 3-inches will not be worn.

Vaccine Info

Upcoming free student COVID vaccination events and opportunities:

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We are so excited for your student to be a Westwood Wolf. The counseling department is here to support our students, parents and staff. Brooke Scoggins works with students with last names A-K and Beneia Ruttenburg works with students with last names L-Z. Beverly Guillory is our full time intervention counselor and she is here to support all students. We know the start of the school year can be overwhelming, especially this year with some students returning to in-person learning for the first time. We want to assure students that we will take good care of you this year. If you want to discuss any concerns with any of the counselors, please send us an email or you can give us a call. Students, you can also usually find us in the hallways during passing periods so feel free to stop and say hi or to set up an appointment.

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Forms below are REQUIRED for any athlete to practice, tryout, or compete in any athletic activity.

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BAND

Westwood Band had a great time at back-to-school camp! Check out our YouTube video to see all the fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6DPjxp3JSU

ORCHESTRA

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Don't forget about your supplies for Band and Orchestra!

See the flyers below for more information.
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RISD Secondary Grade Reporting Calendar

RISD COVID-19 Pandemic Site