Tiger Times

Sunset Hills Monthly Newsletter

November 4, 2022

November 8th Election Polling Place

The Douglas County Election Commission has named your school building as a polling place for the November 2022 election on November 8. Westside Community Schools is not involved in this decision, though as in past years, we work closely with polling place officials to determine we are doing everything we can to ensure a positive environment with the safety of our staff and students noted as a top priority.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • This process of using public buildings such as schools as polling sites has been occurring for many years, staffed by trained volunteers, and typically takes place in a portion of the building close to an entrance and secluded/locked off from the rest of the school.
  • Our principals, administrative assistants, and other staff members, including our School Resource Officers, are aware and will be checking in on these polling areas to ensure all runs smoothly without disruption, and that visitors do not access any other portions of our building beyond the polling place.
  • Many metro area schools in other districts have also been designated as polling place outside of Westside Community Schools.

Thank you for your help and support. We do not anticipate any issues with this important American process but want to ensure we keep you updated as we prepare.

Westside Community Schools

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1-Community Club Meeting, WHS, 6:00pm district Community Club meeting, 6:45pm school meetings

3-4th/5th Grade Music Program, 5:30 pm, WMS

8-Polling place, 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Gym

10-Butter Braid Delivery

10-Picture Retakes

10-2nd/3rd Music Concert, 5:30 pm, WMS

15-Don & Millie's Night, 4-9 pm

18-Spirit Day

23-25-Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL


1-6th Grade District Strings Concert, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

5-District Wide 5th Grade Strings Concert, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

6-Community Club Meeting, Library, 6:30 pm

12-5th/6th Band Concert, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

16-Spirit day

20-Don & Millie's Night, 4:00-9:00 pm

22-Jan 4-Winter Break


5-Classes Resume

16-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-NO SCHOOL-Professional Learning Day


Morning Arrival

Our school day begins at 8:30 am. Drop off time for breakfast is 8:10 am. All other students will be able to enter the building at 8:20 am. As long as the temperature is not below a "feels like" temperature of 10 degrees, your student will be asked to wait outside. Please make sure they are dressed accordingly.

Wednesday Dismissal

Every Wednesday we will end the school day at 3:00 pm instead of 3:30 pm. This gives our teachers throughout the District collaboration time by attending weekly professional learning communities.


In addition to the classroom teacher, please also contact the main office at (402) 390-6480 or drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net with any information related to your child's attendance.

This includes:

•Late Arrival-include lunch preference

•Absence-include reason for absence

•Early pick up/appointments

•Change of pick up arrangements

If your student is not in their classroom by 8:30 am they must come to the main office to sign in or they will be counted absent. Students coming or going during the day for appointments, illness, etc also must sign in and out through the main office.

After School Plans

Please remember that after school plans should be made in the morning. Students are expected to be off school grounds by 3:45 pm (3:15 pm on Wednesdays). Each child should know what the after school plan is. Students going home with another child after school should make plans ahead of time.

Please remember to notify the school if there is an unexpected change of after school plans for your child. If you know in the morning, a note to the teacher and main office is always appreciated. We appreciate your cooperation in making sure your child is safe.

Sunset Hills Community Club

The Sunset Hills Community Club Website is a tool for parents to access information about Sunset Hills. You can sign up to volunteer, purchase spirit wear, access the school calendar and family directory and more!

If you had signed up last year you will need to review and update your account to re-activate it, you will be able to use the same login.

Access the site here & be sure to bookmark it:


Art General Supplies

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Student Calendar

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Breakfast/Lunch Information

Free Meals, Free/Reduced Applications Available

CLICK HERE to fill out your application.


Advantages of using MySchoolBucks:

  • View your student's meal purchases
  • See current account balance at a glance
  • Automatic reminders when student or staff balance gets low
  • Schedule recurring payments and never worry about lunch money again

Click on the link to access: www.myschoolbucks.com

Getting started is a simple three-step process!

1. Download the app or visit the MySchoolBucks homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”.

2.Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.

3. Add a Student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number. (Some schools and districts may require either the student’s date of birth or student ID number. If you need assistance with your student's ID, please contact their school.)

Now you’re ready to make payments!

MySchoolBucks Parent Support

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Download the Westside Community Schools App!

The Westside Community Schools App is now available in the Apple Store and Google Play! Search Westside Community Schools, and you will see the Starman logo, signifying our app!

This is a free download for anyone with a smart phone or device. It draws data directly from Powerschool and our new websites, to compile all kinds of information for our families from lunch menus to news items and information, to calendars and posts from our social media.

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Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 4-9pm

10727 West Center Road

Omaha, NE

Bring your family and friends. Dine in or drive through. 20% of every purchase made between 4-9 pm, is donated back to Sunset Hills!

•Please mention Sunset Hills when ordering.

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Need Additional Support?

Westside has a team of School Social Workers who function as a link between the home, school and community. They can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process. This includes helping to pay utility bills and access to our Westside Family Resource Center.
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