Westridge Wildcat News
December 3, 2021
Message from the Principal
Dear Westridge Community,
This month our school wide focus is creativity. Walking the halls of Westridge there is endless evidence of our students’ creativity. The art is simply stunning and a reflection of who our students are. But the creativity at Westridge spans beyond just fine art. This morning, during a circle in Ms. Harrison’s class, students shared their creative outlets including singing, dancing, gymnastics, problem solving, and more. Westridge students exhibit creativity across settings including STEM, PE, Recess, Music, and in their classrooms. You may want to ask your child about their creative outlets, highlight their creativity in finding solutions to problems, and in thinking through tricky math problems.
Later this month students will get to showcase their creativity during our Westridge Winter Spirit Week. Below you will find the flyer for the event, which outlines the theme for each day for the week of December 13. We hope you will join us in building community and having some fun!
Volunteers need to verify the following requirements before volunteering in schools:
Complete Background Check through school Raptor system - if you have not already completed this, bring your driver's license or passport with you on your first day back to register.
Fill out this form: Sign Statement of Knowledge and Understanding of LOSD Policies - detailed information below.
Show/Send Proof of Vaccination to Jodi Steward (firstname.lastname@example.org). LOSD will not be granting exemptions for volunteers due to requirements of weekly testing and distancing.
Statement of Knowledge and Understanding - LOSD District Policies
All contractors, volunteers, and visitors must agree to follow District policies, the most important of which are summarized or referenced below:
No smoking or other uses of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages or other controlled substances on District property, including parking lots and fields.
No firearms, fire pits, indoor barbecues, candles, fog machines, balloons or fireworks may be used on School District property.
Park in designated parking areas only. Violators will be towed at the owner's expense.
Westridge Winter Spirit Week!
Need to pick your child up early from school? We can help!
- Please email your child's' teacher and the office the day of, so that they know that the student will be leaving early.
- When you're on your way to the school to pick up your child please call the office and let us know you're on your way. We will call down to the classroom and have your child start packing up. There is no need to let the office know via email days in advance.
- Please come to the office to pick up your child. Do not go to the classroom door.
Office Phone number: 503-534-2371
Toy Drive for children in foster care:
On any given day there are over 8,000 children in foster care in Oregon. These children are separated from their parents due to abuse or neglect and placed in foster homes, group homes or other settings. Holidays are an especially difficult time for children to be away from their families.
Starting December 1, 2021, there will be barrels in the Westridge lobby to collect new and unwrapped gifts to donate to a child in need.
Need gift ideas?
Age 0-2: Sensory toys, learning toys, blocks
Age 3-5: Creative play, playdough, puzzles, books
Age 6-7: Scooters, crafting supplies, sporting goods, books
Age 8-9: Legos, games, art supplies, books
Age 10-12: Slime sets, science kits, electronic games
Age 13-15: Wireless earbuds, gift cards, LED lights
Age 16+: Wireless speakers, gift cards, headphones, cosmetics
Anything you would purchase for your own children would make a great gift for a foster child.
Lakeridge Winter Movie Night!
We hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and time with your families. For a great opportunity to celebrate the holidays and spend time with family, we want to invite you all to Lakeridge's December Holiday Movie night!
Cozy up in your favorite PJs with a cup of hot cocoa and come watch Elf (rated PG) in the Lakeridge Auditorium from 6:30-8:45 pm on Saturday, December 4th. Tickets are $5, hot cocoa and treats will also be available for sale. All proceeds go towards Graduation for the Lakeridge Seniors.
We hope to see you there and happy holidays from Lakeridge High School!
Lakeridge High School ASB
Immunization Exclusion Day:
For a list of required immunizations please visit our Nurses website here
If you need to pick your child up early from school, please let the teacher and the office know ahead of time.
Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form
State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.
If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).
Click here for opt-out form for Math and English Language Arts.