Westside Pack Post

2022-2023

Welcome to Westside

We are so excited to get another year started at Westside! It is going to be a great year and we can't wait to watch our students learn and grow. Our teachers love having volunteers in the classroom so please watch for information from your child's teacher on how you can volunteer. Our PTO is always looking for volunteers as well. Thank you for all you do to support your child as they learn. We couldn't do it without you!

Kelsey Anderson

Principal at Westside Elementary

Back to School Night - Monday, August 22

Our open house style Back to School Night will be August 22 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. To help minimize traffic, we ask that you arrive around the following time if you are available:


Last name starts with A to H - 4:30 pm

Last name starts with I to R - 5:00 pm

Last name starts with S to Z - 5:30 pm


If the assigned time does not work for your family, please come any time between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. You and your student can bring supplies, meet your teacher, talk to our PTO representatives in the gym, and find out where to line up on the first day of school.

First Day of School - Tuesday, August 23

Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 23. The first bell rings at 8:15 am and our dismissal bell rings at 2:25 pm for all students. We are excited to have our kindergarten students with us all day this year!

Late Start Fridays

Every Friday beginning August 26 will be late start. This gives our teachers time to collaborate and plan for students. The first bell will ring at 9:15 am and the dismissal bell rings at 2:25 pm.

Breakfast and Lunch

School breakfast and lunch are NOT free this year. We are highly encouraging everyone to fill out the free and reduced lunch application. You may be surprised that you qualify! This form is also how we receive funding for programs such as Title 1 and All Day Kindergarten. The form only needs to be filled out once per family. Fill out the form here:

English - https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=English&identifier=738XVG

Spanish - https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=Spanish&identifier=738XVG

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Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Red - no drop off or pick-up (other than those using the handicap parking spot located in the staff parking lot)

Blue - drop off and pick-up zone

Yellow - crosswalks

Green - park and walk your student to their door

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Bus Students

Students who ride the bus will picked up and dropped off at common bus stops throughout our school boundaries. Bus stops can be found here: https://trans.d91.k12.id.us/Students/BasicTransBoundarySearch.aspx


If you live in the country, you need to call transportation at (208) 525-7580 to give them your address. They will tell you where your child will be picked up. Please do this ASAP!


We highly recommend that parents of students without siblings meet their child at the bus stop after school. Kindergarten students will no longer be dropped off at their door. Please teach your child where to get on and off the bus and how to get home independently or meet them at the bus stop each afternoon.