Welcome to Westwood 2023-2024!
August 1, 2023
Welcome to Westwood 2023-24!!!
Dear Westwood Community,
I am writing to you today to welcome you to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. I am excited to begin this new year with our students, staff, and families.
As we begin this new school year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our schools. Your partnership is essential to our success.
This year, we are focused on providing our students with a rigorous and engaging education that will prepare them for success in college, career, and life. We are also committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
I am confident that this will be a great year for our schools. We have a talented and dedicated staff who are committed to providing our students with the best possible education. We also have a supportive community that is passionate about education.
As we approach August, the custodians are putting the finishing touches on our building. They have done a wonderful job making our building shine. It has been a busy summer of contractors working in the school on various projects. The auditorium is finished with new seating, lighting and painting. The largest project starts a week before homecoming as the track will be "taken down" to the original surface and a new asphalt track is installed. All these projects provide the support to make our student body well-rounded individuals!
Thank you again for your support. I look forward to working with you to make this a successful school year for all of our students!
New School Year Information
All the information you need to start the school year can be found on the front page of the school webpage. Click here now: New School Year Information Have a question you can't find? Call the elementary or high school office.
Future Building Projects
The Board of Education is working with CMBA Architects to design our facility to enable a student-first philosophy. To help with this task, we need your input. When school resumes our staff and students will being filling out their surveys. Please fill out our quick survey at the link below before the end of August. This will help us create a better educational experience for our students and staff!
Weather Related Late Starts
If the district would have a weather related late start, breakfast will not be served this year. This does NOT include our regular Monday late starts.
Box Tops for Education (BTFE)
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to support our school? Box Tops for Education has been around for over 25 years, and it really can make a difference. In fact, the Box Tops program has helped give almost one billion dollars to schools since 1996.
The Box Tops app gives participants the ability to earn for any school across the country with just the touch of a button. Plus, the Box Tops app allows you to search for schools that could use a little extra help, so you can help give students in low-income schools the opportunity to succeed.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and earnings are credited to your designated school online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your digital or email receipt with the Box Tops app and earn. Twice a year, our school gets a check!
See a list of participating products at BTFE.COM/PRODUCTS
Box Tops earnings really add up, and the more people that participate, the bigger the impact we can make. So let’s give our teachers the support they need and give more kids the opportunity to succeed. Together, we can help make a big difference.
Lightspeed Parent Portal
We would like to inform you that, our content filtering partner, Lightspeed Systems has launched an updated Lightspeed Parent Portal, with a new user interface, new YouTube and social media controls, and new resources to support our families.
Here are some important changes to expect when you log into the updated Lightspeed Parent Portal: •
- A new navigation bar on the left to provide easy access to the student’s “Web Activity” and “Web Rules”, with the ability to pause web browsing in both menus.
- A new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource library you can refer to in case you need further assistance.
- Control access to YouTube, choosing between three options: block, allow on protected mode (educational videos only), allow on restricted mode (utilizes user input, less safe).
- Individually control access to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
- Control access to additional social networking sites, including TikTok.