Aiming to Keep You Informed
May 22, 2020
From the Office
Thank you to everyone who stopped in to pick up their child's supplies at Westfield on Wednesday and Thursday. It was so nice to see everyone! We would also like to thank our staff volunteers who took their time to assist in the process!
Follow-up: Student Materials Pick-up
If you were unable to stop by this week or you notice any District 13 materials at home, such as library books, textbooks, athletic uniforms or musical instruments, please contact the main office to schedule a time to visit. We are not collecting Chromebooks at this time. 6th and 7th grade students WILL KEEP THEIR CHROMEBOOK for the summer.
8th Grade Chromebooks
8th grade students will be able to keep their Chromebooks. Please see the information from the District Technology Department in the section after Warriors of the Week.
End of the year Timeline at Westfield
- May 25th: No School - Memorial Day
- May 26th: All assignments due by 9:00 am in all classes. Any make-up work should also be turned in by that time. Teachers will begin calculating PASS and NO GRADE for each 3rd Trimester course.
- May 26th - June 1st: Engaging activities will be provided by our PE Dept, Library, and Social Worker. These activities will not be factored into the PASS or NO GRADE report.
- June 1st: Last Day of School
8th Grade Celebration
Diplomas, medallions, gowns and any certificates/awards will be distributed to our 8th Grade students on June 1st from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Westfield using a curb-side format along the front parking lot at Westfield. Students and parents will be asked to follow the time slots below, in order to limit congestion. A separate email to 8th grade parents will be sent next week with more details.
- 3:00 - 4:00pm Last names A - F
- 4:00 - 5:00pm Last names G - O
- 5:00 - 6:00pm Last names P - Z
Following the Diploma distribution, the 8th Grade celebration slideshow will be shared at 7:00pm on June 1st. The link will arrive in an email to 8th Grade parents through BlackBoard Connect as well as to 8th grade student email addresses.
Final grades will be submitted by teachers at the end of next week and report cards will be mailed the week of June 1st.
Remember to check out What's the Word with Mr. G , under Warriors of the Week!
Warriors of the Week
8th Grade Chromebooks
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District 13 Remote Learning Plan
As per the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidelines, new learning will be provided by teachers in order to minimize the loss of learning due to the school closure. Our main goal continues to be the health and well being of students and families. Please know, that the lessons provided during Remote Learning are recommended, but we understand if students are unable to complete every single assignment or activity.
Students will receive feedback and a completion grade from their teachers on assignments & activities they complete. Students will also receive either a grade of PASS or NO GRADE at the end of the grading period based on their participation in learning activities. Students must complete a minimum of 50% of the assigned activities in order to receive a grade of PASS. Completion is based on attempts and not on accuracy. Feedback from teachers will relate to accuracy and proficiency, but will not negatively affect a students overall grade as per the ISBE. For students who would like to go beyond the recommended daily classroom activities, additional activities will also continue to be provided by teachers and specialists. We ask that you strongly encourage your student(s) to participate in any and all recommended activities provided by their classroom teachers. We believe it will benefit your child's academic and social-emotional development.
As a reminder, student participation/attendance will be tracked in each classroom in an effort to stay connected with each student. If a student fails to participate, teachers will attempt to contact students and their parents/guardians via email to help problem-solve the situation. If the email correspondence is unsuccessful, our administrative assistant, Mrs. Spejcher, will attempt to contact parents/guardians by phone. As mentioned in Dr. Bartelt's email, the phone number will appear as the District number of 630-893-9590. If at any time, you know your child will not be able to participate, please call Westfield at 630-529-6211 to report an absence for that day, either the evening before or prior to noon on the particular date.
We strongly encourage you to participate in the learning process on a daily basis in all of your classes!
Each day/week, please do the following:
- Review each teacher's Google Classroom daily
- Check your email and respond when necessary
- Participate in large group activities on Google and Zoom
- Contact your teacher for assistance with an assignment or activity
Contact us if you need assistance beyond a specific class assignment
- 6th Grade: Mr. Cikesh - email@example.com
- 7th Grade: Mrs. Foley - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 8th Grade: Mr. Sparks - email@example.com
- Mrs. Zagotta - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
*At this time, events that were cancelled have not been rescheduled. Once school resumes, we will provide updates on past & future events that may have been affected. Thank you for your understanding!