WHES Newsletter Update

Monday, August 31st - September 4th 2020

Dear Westport Community,

We have closed the long WHES Newsletter entitled "Opening School Basics". We are now going to have a different newsletter linked on the website by week. The Weekly WHES Newsletter will just contain announcements for the week and the upcoming week's highlights.

The highlights for the week are:

  1. 8/31/20 Monday Assembly for 2nd and 3rd only at 9am.
  2. 8/31/20 Monday and 9/01/20 Tuesday Curbside Pick Up.
  3. 09/04/20 Friday, NO SCHOOL in observance of Admissions Day of California into U.S.A
  4. Ms. Stark, School Counselor, Virtual Calm Room Link: bit.ly/MsStarkCalmRoom


  • Tuesday, 9/08/20 - Parent Workshop, Topic: "Strategies on Distance Learning" at 12:00 p.m., led by Mrs. Collin, Special Ed. Early Childhood Education Teacher, and Ms. Stark, Psychiatric Social Worker. Join Zoom Meeting Link:
  • https://lausd.zoom.us/j/91493528597?pwd=eGhYNmo5WWNXSEZ2ZDM4VGtMTzBrUT09 Meeting ID: 914 9352 8597; Password: 057877
  • Wednesday, 09/09/20 - School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Orientation and Elections. Please complete this ballot to self-nominate yourself for SSC or ELAC: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cz9m2k5Ozbz-7nkmsTwu1AHEhW1j-DJt/copy The Meeting ID: 970 2737 8699 Passcode: 806585 Details in ballot.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Hughes

NOTE: If you still need to access the old newsletter for contact, web link, or information it is still linked on website.

Information for this week's highlights:

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Ms Stark's Virtual Office aka The Calm Room

Everything in room has clickable links with various calming strategies and tools like deep breathing exercises, relaxing music, and sensory games. This will be a good resource for students experiencing frustration and stress with remote learning.