West Taylor Elementary School

2020 Newsletter

PreK Thru 4th grade is attending West Taylor!

We have now had our first week with all of our students! Thank you for your Patience, Flexibility, and Grace as West Taylor opened it's doors to begin the new school year. This past week was a great week. Once again, thank you for preparing you children regarding the changes at West Taylor. It is so good to see them again.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required in PreK-thru 12th grade in Taylor County Schools. If social distancing can be accomplished in the classrooms, masks can be removed. Face shields are available to use in school for our students.

School Pictures are Scheduled for October

Lifetouch will be at West Taylor to take In-Person students' pictures on October 19th and October 22nd. They will start taking pictures at 8:30 AM. Lifetouch will be following our protocols as well the ones their company has in place.

At this time, Virtual students will not be getting their pictures taken. We are hoping their pictures will be taken in the Spring!

Parent Pick Up

We are researching a Parent Pickup app to help streamline the process for picking up students each night. This week, we will still be in various areas of the parking lot using the radio to call students by names and grade level. The students are walking from their rooms and the Commons area (where we can use social distance). Be patient.

We will let you know when we move to a new to make pick up much easier.

Accurate Parent Information

Please make sure that your teacher has your correct e-mail address and phone number. If either changes, please inform the teacher.

Virtual Open Houses

Last week, the teachers sent links to families to watch West Taylor's virtual Open Houses. If you did not receive this link, or if you have any questions, call 304.842.0490 so we can assist you.

Changes at West Taylor

Every year, there are changes. However, this year, there are more than usual. These have been made for the safety of your child and the staff while at school.


  • Masks are required for all PreK-12 Taylor County students.
  • Parent drop-off will be @ 7:30 – 8:00 AM. If you arrive after 8:00, your child will enter through the front door. Students are counted tardy after 8:10 AM.
  • Parent pick-up will start approximately 2:30 PM. We will be loading the buses first. Parents may drive around back @ 1:50 PM. Have patience. Students will be walking to transportation from their rooms.
  • No one will be coming into the office. We have arranged sign-in & sign-out in the vestibule.
  • If your child is bringing a water bottle, please have it filled and closed tightly before they come to school. Water is available for all students in the school.
  • Ensure that cold lunch items can be opened by your child.
  • WTES has social distancing markers throughout the school.
  • Students need to wear sneakers for recess outside.
  • For now, the playground equipment will not be used.

Box Tops for Education

  • PTO is still accepting cut from products. Put them in a baggie with the class name on it and send it to school.
  • Click on the image and join Box Tops for Education. Sign up for West Taylor. Use the app to scan receipts. Yes, we still will take the Box Tops that you have cut and saved for us!

New McSavings Cards for 2020-2021 School Year

McSavings cards can be purchased for $5 throughout the year. Contact the WTES office if you have any questions. 304.842.0490

LiveGrades

Grades 2, 3, & 4 use LiveGrades. Parents can monitor grades using this website. If you do not have a Username/Password, please give Ms. Fisher a call at 304.842.0540. Provide your child's name and grade, then the information will be sent home to you.