The Compass

Week of July 25, 2022

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Hello Westside Families! Our new school year is fast approaching and we are preparing to launch an amazing experience for your child. Please find important registration and first week information to help with a smooth transition. *Don't forget July 25th starts Tax Free Week! Supply lists are at the bottom of this newsletter.

Westside is continuing to hire passionate, dedicated individuals for our 22-23 staff. Currently, we are in need of the following positions:

  • Third Grade Teacher
  • Sixth Grade Teacher
  • VE-SLD Teacher
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Part-Time Guidance Service Professional
  • 1 Custodial Team member

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please visit the BPS career page HERE to see qualifications and set up a BEACON account to apply.

Our office continues to be open Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-3:00PM each week. Please come on in if we can support you in any way.

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

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Registration Day: July 27th 7am-7pm

A legal guardian from EVERY family must come to campus during our Registration Day to obtain teacher assignment, bus and car tags, and more!


Simply bring your FAST PASS(es) with you and "drive through" our Registration Loop to pick up all your child's paperwork, teacher assignment, bus slips and more.

Families who do not have a FAST PASS or are brand new to Westside will be asked to park and come into the building to complete the process on that day. Please bring 2 proofs of residency such as a valid Florida's Driver's License, and a utility bill. You will be asked to complete a couple short forms including an updated Health Card for each of your children, so please block out 30-45 minutes to complete registration process.

KONA ICE will be on campus if you'd like to enjoy a summery, cold treat while you register!

If you have further questions, please call Mrs. Stahl or Mrs. Waugh at (321) 956-5050.

BAS Registration is NOW Open!

Planning for before and after care for your child? Westside offers our Brevard Afterschool Program that runs from 6a-6p each school day. Please find registration information flyers at the bottom of this newsletter or click the button below to visit their website. Questions? Email Mrs. Roxanne Knowles at
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SAVE THE DATE 8/8-Meet the Teacher

SAVE THE DATE, August 8th from 4PM-6PM

Meet the Teacher Event

Bring the family to meet your teachers for the upcoming school year, drop off supplies, sign up for clubs, join our PTO, and begin making a partnership with our school!

You can also purchase Westside Spirit Shirts from our PTO (Cash preferred)

$10 cotton shirts

$12 performance shirts

We wear our Spirit Swag every Friday to show our Westside Pride!

We hope to see every family there!

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First Day of School

The first day of school for Grades 1-6 is August 10th!

Kindergarten officially starts on August 15th, however, we will be doing a "soft start" with small groups on August 10-12. Your child's teacher will be reaching out to schedule your date.

VPK will begin on August 17th and your child's teacher will contact you soon with more information.

We are excited to see our returning Explorers and meet the new additions to our Westside Family! Reminder: due to district protocols, families are not permitted inside campus during arrival or dismissal. Trustworthy staff members will meet your child at the door and ensure they arrive to their classroom and returned to you at the end of each day.

Want To Become a Westside Volunteer?

If you are interested in being a registered volunteer next school year, please contact our District Security Office in Viera at (321) 633-1000. Currently, it is FREE to have your fingerprinting and background checks completed, so don't delay!

Our BPS safety protocols require any adult on campus during school hours must be a registered volunteer. This includes helping in our classrooms, working with students, participating in our PTO and assisting with special events. We are looking to expand our volunteer program next year and will need as many wonderful and willing adults as possible to support the students and school.

Become A Partner in Education

We are recruiting local businesses and organizations to become Partners In Education! If you own or work for a local business, have a connection with a company, or sponsor a local organization and are interested in supporting our students' learning or school campus, please reach out to Mrs. Woodbury at

Westside is looking to grow our community outreach for next year and hope you will be part of this wonderful expansion. Our vision is to enhance student achievement and real-world knowledge through our business partnerships. This could include reading with students, participating in a career presentation, conducting a hands-on learning lesson, starring in a video interview about your business and steps you took to achieve it, and much more.

We hope you will join us in taking Westside to the next level in 2022-2023!

Upcoming Events

  • July 27th- Registration Day
  • August 8th- Meet the Teacher Event 4p-6p
  • August 10th- First Day of School (1st grade-6th grade)
  • August 15th- First official Day of Kindergarten
  • August 17th- First Day of VPK
  • September 1st- OPEN HOUSE 5p-7p