Westwood Middle School

September 2022

Westwood Families-

What a great start to our school year! The students have made a great transition from summer vacation to school. We are pleased with the students ability to adjust to new surroundings, peers and expectations. We have spent the first week introducing the students to our building PBIS matrix and reviewing our expectations and standards. Please take a look below at our building matrix.

Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 284-8017 with any questions.

Theresa Lengel- Principal

James Rollence- Principal

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8th Grade DC parent Meeting

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Returning Student Registration Information



Emergency, medical, and contact information for all K-12 students will be collected through the Returning Student Update process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Parents are required by the state to complete this form every year so that emergency information is current. You will simply need to check, verify, and update any changes. Please use a web browser not the App to complete. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our main office.

Free/ Reduced Application

Students at Westwood Middle School will receive a free breakfast and lunch , however ALL students need to complete the application. This is a change from the past 2 years. If you have any questions please reach out to the main office.

Apply online for free/reduced meals

Aramark offers an easy online application process for free and reduced school meals at https://payschoolscentral.com/#/user/login.

The online option for completing the meal application is handy and efficient, and is also now possible through the online registration link for new and returning students.

For assistance completing the online application, please refer to this step-by-step guide.

September Calendar

5th- No school

6th- Football game

8th- Cross country @Avon

8th- 8th grade DC meeting

10th- Cross Country @ Buckeye Invt.

15th- StuCo meeting (1:45-2:45)

12th- Volleyball (home)

13th- Football game

14th- Volleyball (home)

16-18th- Apple Festival

20th- Football game

21st- Volleyball (home)

22nd- Volleyball(home)

23rd- Marias Ice Cream truck @WW

24th- Cross Country @Patriot Invite

26th- Volleyball(home)

27th- Football game

28th- Volleyball (home)

Save The Date

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News from the Nurse

Welcome back to school!

To help get back into the school routine:

  • Go to bed at the same time every night

  • Get at least 8 hours or more of sleep

  • Eat a healthy breakfast every morning

  • Get plenty of exercise to help you stay healthy

  • Get into a routine of doing homework

Healthy Habits to help you stay illness free all year!

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough: use your elbow not your hands.

  • Eat nutritious foods like fruits and veggies for snack and lunch every day.

  • Don’t skip meals.

Please make sure your student’s immunizations are up to date, if they are not according to state mandates, students can’t come to school after September 20th. Emails and letters were sent out to those students that still need updated shots.

Rose Hess 440-284-8153

Elyria Middle School Cell Phone Expectations

Elyria City Schools and Westwood Middle School recognize the importance of communication and collaboration, and provide devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To keep the focus on academics and to reduce unnecessary distractions, the school enforces the following, in accordance with the Bring Your Own Device policy, as outlined in the Student Handbook:

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones shall be TURNED OFF upon entering the school building

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are to be turned off and are not allowed to be seen or used in a classroom, library, common areas, or restrooms, unless specifically directed by a staff member

    • Common areas are defined as: hallways, locker rooms, restrooms, gym, cafeteria and outside staff supervised areas during school hours

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are not allowed to be used during transition times or between classes

  • Families are always welcome to call the school office at 284-8016 and messages will be delivered to their student

  • If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they are to come up to the office

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones can be turned back on at the end of the school day, once students exit the building

1st time: Cell Phone will be held in the office for student pickup at the end of the school day

2nd time: Cell phone will be held in the office for parent/guardian pickup

3rd time: Cell phone will be "grounded" to the office for a specified period of time, as determined by building principals.

**Failure to follow the Cell Phone Standards may result in office discipline**

(Grounded: your student is responsible for turning their cell phone into the office each morning upon arrival and may pick it up as they exit the building at the end of the school day).