July 30, 2023
Sept. 10, 2023
Expanded Learning Opportunities
We are excited to announce that clubs, including weights, will be starting soon. Watch your email this week for more details!
Important Pickup Reminder
- Sept. 11 - 4:00 pm - 7th grade Volleyball at Wood River
- Sept. 11 - 4:15 pm - 8th grade Volleyball vs. Aurora at Westridge
- Sept. 11 - 4:30 pm - 7th grade Football at Wood River
- Sept. 12 - 4:00 pm - 8th grade Volleyball at Horizon
- Sept. 12 - 4:15 pm - 8th grade Football vs Horizon at Westridge
- Sept. 13 - 4:00 pm - 7th grade D League Volleyball at Walnut
- Sept. 13 - 4:00 pm - 8th grade D League Volleyball at Barr
- Sept. 13 - 4:00 pm - D League Football at Westridge
- Sept. 14 - 4:15 pm - 7th grade Football vs Seward at Westridge
- Sept. 14 - 4:15 pm - 7th grade Volleyball vs Barr at Westridge
- Sept. 14 - 5:30 pm - Cross Country Central City Invite
Do you have a current 6th grader? If so, take a minute to ask them about Anything but Typical! Students are in the middle of the novel study and Mr. Carslon, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Erickson are all doing an amazing job of getting them hooked!
8th graders are learning about the various Acts that the British imposed on the colonists in the 1700s in Mr. Bombeck and Miss. Kramer’s social studies classrooms. Ask your students what the purpose of the Quartering Act was and how the colonists responded to it.
Tips for Positive Attendance
- Avoid taking extended trips when school is in session.
- Set bedtime and morning routines with your child to develop expectations of regular school attendance.
- Have a consistent transportation plan ahead of time.
- Talk with your child about their feelings toward school. Acknowledge any negative feelings toward school attendance.
- Consult with your child’s physician or the school nurse when illness is contributing to absenteeism.
- Schedule appointments outside of school hours as often as possible.
- Monitor your student’s attendance and grades on Synergy through the ParentVue app.
- Talk with your student’s teacher, social worker, or counselor to address any concerns; We are in this together!
Students are required to have a student ID visible on their upper body at all times when they are in the building. All students will receive a temporary ID and lanyard on the first day of school. They will need to exchange that temporary ID for their permanent ID approximately 1 week after school pictures are taken. If a student forgets their ID they may purchase a temporary sticker ID in the main office for $1. Students may also purchase a new lanyard in the main office for $1. If a student loses their ID they may purchase a new ID and lanyard for $5 in the main office.
Dress for Success
To help ensure we start the year with positive momentum at Westridge, we wanted to share a friendly reminder about the “Dress for Success” district dress code.
Your students deserve to be confident AND prepared while at school. Part of those preparation efforts include dress code.
Apparel must comply with health and safety codes and not detract from learning.
For all students, mid-thigh to top of chest are to be covered while also concealing undergarments.
Approved religious attire or protective headwraps are approved. At this time, due to safety - hoods, caps, bandanas, durags, etc. are not approved to wear while in school buildings.
IDs must be worn and be visible at all times.