Back To School, Summer 2021
School Starts August 17!
Watch for information specific to your school coming from your principals in next 2-3 weeks!
CLASSROOM PLACEMENT ASSIGNMENTS
Class placement letters will be emailed near the beginning of August.
MEET THE TEACHER & SNEAK-A-PEEK NIGHTS
Your school will share specific times and details on building calendars for Meet The Teacher and Sneak-A-Peek nights! All families are invited to these fun events, providing students and parents with the opportunity to meet their teachers and see where classrooms are located before the first day of school. Please feel free to bring school supplies with you to Sneak-A-Peek!
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
All Elementary School Supply Lists are posted on the district website (CLICK HERE) and in our district app under the Resources tab. Supply Lists for Westside Middle School, Westside High School, and West Campus will be provided by individual instructors once classes begin.
- WMS students are encouraged to have a few notebooks, folders and writing utensils with them to start classes, as well as colored pencils and headphones.
- For more details about the first week of classes at Westside High School, CLICK HERE.
COVID-19 Guidelines for 2021-22
We continue to work closely with the Douglas County Health Department and area medical experts as we plan for the 2021-22 school year and COVID-19 guidelines. We are considering several variables, include vaccine availability to our younger students, current trends in the Omaha metro area, and the new variant of this virus. We will continue to follow the expert advice of the Douglas County Health Department and medical professionals.
With that, please continue to monitor your email and newsletters for specific COVID-19 guidelines as we approach the 2021-22 school year. This is a process we take extremely seriously, and we want to ensure decisions are based on as current information possible, to best serve and protect all students and staff at Westside Community Schools.
If you have questions about vaccines, please work with your pediatrician or family doctor. You may find vaccination information at Douglas County Health Department as well as Children’s Health and Medical Center Omaha.
Westside Community Schools will remain committed to enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols. We will also continue with frequent hand sanitizing and washing and watching our distance the best we can. Parents will continue to be asked to screen their children daily for COVID-19 symptoms and keep them at home if they are ill with this virus or any other sickness.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement.
Download the Westside Community Schools App!
In one click, you can personalize the information important to you and your family including which schools to follow, important district news and updates, PowerSchool access, and MySchoolBucks - all in one place! You can also search for the app - Westside Community Schools - in the Apple Store and via Google Play.
Returning Student Registration
TO GET STARTED
- Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal. (CLICK HERE)
- Select the student you wish to register along the top.
- Select the Student Registration icon on the left side for 2021-2022.
- Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Click Begin Forms.
PROBLEMS WITH POWERSCHOOL?
- If you aren't able to retrieve your log in credentials using the Having Trouble Signing In link on the Sign In page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Board of Education meetings take place at the ABC Administration building, 909 S. 76th St. They are also available to view live on the Westside Community Schools Facebook page.
Message From Board of Education President, Doug Krenzer
Greetings, Westside community. I hope you are enjoying the summer, despite our recent severe weather. I have the privilege of serving as Board of Education president this year. It was almost a year ago when we gathered with staff on Phelps Field to begin a year unlike any in our history. The storm clouds that day were perhaps a sign of the difficulties ahead. But our students, staff, and community persevered, despite the constant challenges. On behalf of the entire board, we are excited to safely return to all the things we care so much about throughout the school year: performances, games, dances, and most of all, learning. Please have a safe and relaxing rest of the summer. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Education,
WESTSIDE DISTRICT NEWS
Free Meals, Free/Reduced Applications Available
An important note: if you qualify for Free or Reduced Meals, please fill out an application with Westside Community Schools! While meals are free for all students this school year, your application will ensure student benefits including discounts on computers, transportation, summer camps and more.
Technology Sale, Coming Soon!
Westside is refreshing student learning devices and thousands of previously-used devices will be made available for sale to anyone.
- DEVICES FOR SALE: 9.7” 5th Gen iPads (32GB storage) and 11” 2013-2015 MacBook Air laptops ( 4GB RAM/128GB Storage)
- HOW MANY WILL BE AVAILABLE: THOUSANDS of each type of device
- WHO: Anyone can purchase these devices for personal use that is outside Westside district facilities and outside the Westside district network.
- WHERE: To be determined
- WHEN: Specifics to still be determined—but likely in mid to late July
- PRICING: Pricing is still to be determined
- ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT: Debit or credit cards
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AWARDS & HONORS
Kristeen Shabram, Westside Middle School, Honored With State Educator Award
CONGRATULATIONS to Westside Middle School teacher Kristeen Shabram, honored with the 2021 Communication and Information Systems Career Field Richard Katt Outstanding Nebraska Career Educator Award!
This competitive award honors Ms. Shabram's dedication to preparing Westside students for their future careers, while advocating for our high quality programs. Mrs. Shabram received her award from the Nebraska Department of Education in a special virtual ceremony on June 8. She is one of six finalists selected for each of six Career Fields.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Westside is THRILLED to again celebrate Homecoming with our 2021 Parade & Pep Rally!
The Westside Student Council welcomes all schools, clubs, students and staff who would like to be part of the parade! Please fill out the parade entry form included below.
If you have questions, please contact, Kate Groth & Sara Kleinsasser, WHS Student Council Co-Sponsors, at email@example.com or (402) 343-2779.