Shamrock Blast

September 7, 2021

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COVID-19 Dashboard

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Monitor Students for COVID-19 Symptoms

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Get involved with your Student's School

If you're looking for ways to get involved in your student's educational experience, your school's PTO is a great place to start! You don't have to be the PTO president to make a difference. You can volunteer with the group, support an individual event or simply spread the word about something on Facebook.

WMS Sports This Week

Boys Tennis: 9/8, 5:00 vs. Brownsburg East @ WHS courts

9/9, 5:00 pm vs. SMG @ WHS courts


Cross Country: 9/7, 5:00 pm vs. Creekside/Fall Creek @ Creekside MS

9/9, 5:00 pm vs. Riverside/Mt.Vernon @ Riverside JH


Football 7th: 9/9, 6:00 pm vs. Noblesville East @ HOME


Football 8th: 9/8, 5:30 pm vs. Noblesville East @ HOME


Girls Golf: Tues, 9/7, 4:30 pm vs Noblesville West

9/9, 4:30 vs. Zionsville West


Volleyball: 9/7, 5:30 vs. Creekside MS @ HOME (8th after 7th)

9/9, 5:30 vs. Carmel JH @ HOME

TOMORROW! - Deborah Honeycutt of Jim, Deb & Kevin to speak at WHS

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Transportation

If you've noticed slight changes in the timings and capacity of the school buses, be aware that our transportation team is working very hard to ensure that all of our students get to their destinations safely and on time.


If you or someone you know would like to be a bus driver or driver's aide, please click the link below and apply today!

Extended Learning Days

What to expect

Westfield Washington Schools has included three (3) Extended Learning Days in the school calendar for the 2021-22 school year. The dates for these Extended Learning Days are:


  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022


For students, it is time outside of the traditional school day for students to work on projects, take educational trips or visit a university. These days are not eLearning days. Teachers will not be providing specific assignments and school work for the day.


For teachers, it is a time to work on our Continuous Quality Improvement process through professional development and the PLC process to improve our horizontal & vertical alignment in curriculum and instruction.

BAC on Extended Learning Days

BAC is open for all day care on the district's scheduled professional development days (September 15th, January 12th, April 20th). Each elementary school and the intermediate school will offer care on these days but enrollment is limited and spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

A New Homecoming Tradition: HoCo Fest

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Coat drive

Hamilton County Kids Coats is preparing for our 2021 give-a-way in Hamilton County.


This year some of the sites will remain a drive thru site while others will return to in-person shopping. The drive thru sites will have pre-picked each child’s coat based on information gathered during sign-up. They will receive a coat, hat and gloves in a bag and will show up to their assigned give a way site and time and will be handed their items. The traditional give a way sites will have families show up and shop for their items on their own at their designated time.


Here is information for families that may need some assistance this year, or if your family or organization would like to volunteer in helping with the coat drive.


2021 give-a-way sites in Hamilton County


  • October 28 Arcadia – In person shopping
  • October 30 Westfield – Drive thru
  • November 6 Carmel & Fishers – Drive thru
  • November 13th Sheridan & Noblesville – In person shopping


The Online appointment sign-up is live now for kids that need coats until

October 15th https://kidscoats.org/appointments/ (You can also call if you do not

have internet at 317-324-8818)


Volunteers are welcome to visit our website https://kidscoats.org/volunteer to

schedule your time to assist.

Get your Shamrock Swag!

Rock Strong!


The theme of this school year is Rock Strong and you may have seen these shirts popping up all around the community! We faced a school year like no other and now we are ready to bounce back Rock Strong!


Thank you to CSO and Skillman, our construction partners, for buying every WWS employee one of these shirts. Here is your chance to get one of your own!


With every purchase, a $5 donation is made to the Westfield Education Foundation and their ongoing mission to provide scholarships and grants for our students and teachers so they can unlock their potential.

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.


For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary (317) 867-7900.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Even though school lunches are free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.


The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002.

If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.

Shamrock Shout Out

This week's Shamrock Shout Out goes the entire Oak Trace Elementary School!


These ambitious Rocks fell just short of their $40,000 fund raising goal! But, with less students than last year, they raised even more money for their school. That shows you just how motivated our Rocks are and how much our community loves our schools!

Questions or Concerns?

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Subscribe to the Shamrock Blast

If you do not have a student in our school district but would like to receive the Shamrock Blast each week, please fill out the form below. If you are an alumnus of the district, a family member of one of our students, or just someone in the local community who wants to keep up with the latest and greatest of Westfield Washington Schools, click the link below.

Submit to the Shamrock Blast!

We want to celebrate our Rocks! If you are a Westfield Washington Schools student, teacher, staff member or parent and have a positive story to share, please send us the details! Send an email to comms@wws.k12.in.us. We encourage you to send stories that include personal achievements of your child such as: attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, performing in a community play, earning Scout badges, serving as a volunteer in a non-profit organization, etc., etc. You might just see your story in a future edition of the Shamrock Blast, on our Facebook page or website!

About Westfield Washington Schools

Westfield Washington Schools is the fastest growing school district in the state. With an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education, WWS enrolled nearly 8,600 students, in 2020-21, across six elementary, one intermediate middle and high school. The district employs more than 600 teachers and nearly 250 support staff. Westfield High School is ranked in the top 3 percent nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and has a graduation rate of 98.3 percent with 86 percent of its graduates continuing onto higher education.