West Godwin Weekly

Week of Jan 9, 2023

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Friday, Jan. 13 - Principal's Coffee - 9:00 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 16 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan 23 - Feeding America Food Truck - 4:45 at Godwin High School

Wednesday, Feb 1 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Family Math Night - 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13 - Feeding America Food Truck - 4:45 at Godwin High School

Friday, Feb 17 - Half Day @ 12 pm

Monday, Feb 20 - No School - Mid Winter Break

Wednesday, Feb 22 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Kindergarten Registration - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8 - Early Release @ 2:oo pm

Wednesday, March 8 - Family Reading Night - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 13 - Feeding America Food Truck - 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 - Half Day @ 12 pm


Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7 - SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, April 19 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Wednesday, May 3 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Wednesday, May 17 - Early Release @ 2:00 pm

Friday, May 26 - Half Day @ 12 pm

Monday, May 29 - No School - Memorial Day

Friday, June 2 Half Day @ 12 pm/Last Day Of School

Principal's Coffee

Please join us on Friday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. for our next Principal's Coffee. We will be discussing Reading with your Child, a program called Calm Classroom and the importance of having conversations with your child. We ask that you please park in the BACK of the building and join us in Room #5 for some coffee and donuts and a casual conversation! Hope to see you there!
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Welcome New Staff

We have some new staff to welcome to our building!

Dawn Sobleskey is our K-5 Art Teacher. She has been working at North Godwin with our 3rd - 5th grade students and now she is at West to provide Art Classes for our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. Dawn taught at West Godwin many years ago so she is very familiar with our building!

Demi Youngstrom is our new DHHS Caseworker. Demi joined us to be able to assist families with their DHHS cases. Please contact her at 616-430-7361 or call the school office to be directed to her. Demi will be a great addition to our team!

Hailey Wolters will be starting with us today as our new TEAM 21 coordinator. Hailey is replacing Meagan Pifer who left to take another job out of the area. We are excited to have Hailey join our team!


During the month of January, students will be taking our MAP and Acadience tests with their class. This is one tool we use to measure how much your child is learning over the course of the school year. Please talk with your child about this test and encourage them to do their very best. Also, be sure they are getting their proper rest, especially the night before their class tests! Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or the main office to find out which days your child's class will be testing.

Feeding America Food Truck

Our next Feeding America Food Truck Will be held at Godwin Heights High School on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Free English Classes

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Brrrrrrr.... it's cold outside!!

It's that time of year again! As we head into winter and cold days ahead, please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather! Students go outside daily if the temperature is above 16 degrees and the wind chill is above zero.

Winter clothing to stay warm:

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Snow Boots
  • Snow Pants
  • Scarf

Please contact the school and ask for Sarah Schantz if your child is in need of winter gear.

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If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the office at 252-2030 to have the absence excused. If your child will be absent for more than 3 days, please provide the school with a Dr's note to excuse their absences.

If your child will not be riding the bus home or if you need to pick up your child early, please call the office by 2:30 pm so we are able to accommodate the change.


Drop-Off -Students can be dropped off in the rear lot off of 36th street between 8:15 am and 8:30 am. Staff will call you forward to the flag and open the door for your student.

For safety, we ask that you and your student remain in your vehicle until staff directs you to the drop-off area. Please have your child’s coat on and additional items ready prior to pulling into the drop-off zone.

Pick-Up- Students can be picked up in the rear lot off 36th street at 3:30 pm. Please remember to have your student information sign in your window.

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Please pay close attention to security officers and staff directing traffic daily. For safety please follow directions of staff during pick-up and drop-off and practice slow speeds through the student drop-off pick-up zone.

Please observe the Right Turn Only Sign as you exit the parking lot. Attempts to turn left have resulted in some extremely close calls when entering traffic on 36th street.


At Godwin Heights we believe that all students possess the ability to learn, to experience personal success, and to be productive citizens. Godwin Heights Public Schools deliver quality education enabling each student to work cooperatively and to participate in our diverse, democratic society

About Us

Mrs. Mary Lang
  • Principal

Mrs. Casey Kroll

  • Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lindsay Visser
  • Secretary

Ms. Veronica Castro
  • Secretary

Godwin Heights Public Schools

Notice of Discrimination

The Godwin Heights Public Schools Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis or religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program, activities, or employment. Further, it is the policy of this District to provide an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, age, disability, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in the district. For concerns or questions regarding the above discrimination statement, contact the EEOC Compliance Officer at 15 – 36th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49548. Telephone: (616)252-2090. If your questions are not adequately addressed, refer your concerns to the President of the Godwin Heights Board of Education, 15 – 36th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49548.