Westside Middle School

November 12, 2021

After School Dismissal Expectations

After School Dismissal Expectations:

  • Keep all hands and feet to self
  • Use Appropriate Language
  • All students should be off campus by 3:30 unless the student is working with a teacher or involved in an after school activity.
  • If a student's ride is not here by 3:30, all students must come to the main entrance and either sit outside or inside in the vestibule area. No one is allowed to hang by the PAC doors.
  • If a student's ride can't be here by 3:30, then the parent needs to sign the student up for the after school library program.

COVID Vaccine Information

The Douglas County Health Department has asked us Westside and other area school districts to share the following link regarding upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-12 who may now be eligible to receive it.

https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812-where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine


Westside Community Schools is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday November 20 at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street. Our site will be open from 10:00am until 2:00pm; this is a walk-in clinic and appointments are not needed. This site is open to children ages 5 through 11, as well as those 12 years and older interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. A second dose vaccine clinic is scheduled for December 11 from 10:00am until 2pm, also at Westside Middle School


We understand this a personal choice for your family and encourage you to discuss at home and with your family doctor. For additional information about Westside’s response and protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit this link on our website: https://www.westside66.org/domain/408

If you have additional questions about anything related to COVID-19 and Westside Community Schools guidelines, please email feedback@westside66.net.

Kleenex Donations

If any families are willing and able, WMS teachers would gladly accept Kleenex donations. You may drop them off in the main office.


Thank you!

Dress Code Remidners

Here are a few reminders about the dress code:


  • All students should have their shoulders and stomachs covered.
  • All heavy coats should be placed in lockers and not worn during the day.
  • No hats or hoods allowed
  • No drug, alcohol, or sexual references are allowed on clothing

Homeroom

Next week in homeroom 7th graders will have a lesson on Empathy that will be delivered by the counselors in homeroom. 8th graders will have a lesson on Gratitude.
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Buy a Yearbook NOW!

This year we have an extraordinary yearbook to sum up this school year!

We hope you can send an order in to purchase a book early at

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com

School work when your student is absent!!

If your student is gone for whatever reason, please have them check their Google Classrooms for assignments. However, remember instruction is still taking place in class and this is not intended to be used for e-learning.
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HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

Once again this year, Westside Community Schools will be working together with our high school homerooms and a network of amazing community volunteers to support our district families in need this upcoming holiday season. Through the confidential and compassionate work of our district Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists, we are able to assist those in our school community who may need extra help.

There are a number of ways you can help:

If your classroom, your department, your family or your place of business is interested in supporting a Westside student or family this holiday season, please email Molly Hurley at hurley.molly@westside66.net by November 19, 2021.



You may also reach out to the WMS School Social Worker, Kim Schenkelberg via email or at 402-452-3147.

FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS

Our records of students who are registered for free & reduced meals has plummeted for the 2021/22 school year. We fear this is not because of a lack of need, but because meals are free for all students, funded by the US Department of Agriculture. If you would traditionally qualify for free or reduced-price meals, it is important you file an application. Through that application, your student becomes eligible for additional benefits including fee waivers for scholarships, ACT/SAT testing, computers, transportation, summer school, activity cards, prom band instruments, etc. In addition, our district receives state and local funding based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. That funding is vital for Westside Community Schools.


CLICK HERE to complete the Free & Reduced Meal application online: https://www.myschoolapps.com/. If you would like to complete a traditional paper application, please send an email to Michele Divoky, divoky.michele@westside66.net or call 402.390.3382.

WHS Craft Fail November 13th
Unified activity Saturday November 13 at Oakdale 10:00-11:00am

WE-SIDE FALL ART CONTESTS

Our popular and inspiring district contest is BACK for 2021! We invite ALL students and staff members to create a poem, drawing, photograph, sculpture, digital/electronic art, or painting using the theme of Belonging Builds Community.


We will be awarding prizes for different grade levels and buildings throughout the district, and your work could be featured on Westside websites, social media and in future publications!

All entries are due by November 16th at 4:00pm. Bring your art to school or email it to Dr. Lucas at lucas.mike@westside66.net.

WESIDE contest.  Applications due November 16th
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Need some volunteer hours? Check out these opportunities...

  • Join the WMS Unified Sports Club (Email teacher sponsors sterling.abigail@westside66.net and/or summers.katherine@westside66.net for more information)
  • Offer to help teachers with classroom/organizational tasks
  • Help at the food pantry
  • Write letters of appreciation to first responders in our community
  • Write letters of appreciation to veterans
  • Contact a nursing home to see if you can make holiday signs for residents' doors, write letters, play games, etc.
  • Ring bells over the holidays (https://www.registertoring.com/)
  • Share Omaha is great local resource - there's a "suitable for kids" section on the left

Attendance

Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend school that day. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.


The attendance number is 402-408-8649 or 402-390-6464


Check out the attendance handouts below on the importance of attendance here at school.

WMS Bell Schedule

7th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:40

Pd 2: 8:43-9:23

Pd 3: 9:26-10:06

Pd 4: 10:09-10:49

Pd 5: (7th) 10:52-11:32

Pd 6: (7th) 11:35-12:15

Spark/Lunch: 12:18-1:18

Pd 8: 1:21-2:01

Pd 9: 2:04-2:44

Warrior Time 2:47-3:15


8th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:43

Pd 2: 8:46-9:26

Pd 3: 9:29-10:09

Pd 4: 10:12-10:52

Spark/Lunch 10:55-11:55

Pd 6: (8th) 11:58-12:38

Pd 7: (8th) 12:41-1:21

Pd 8: 1:24-2:04

Pd 9: 2:07-2:47


WarriorTime 2:50-3:15

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TAGG

Westside Middle School participates in TAGG. TAGG has a growing list of participating businesses who will donate a portion of what you spend there to our school. WMS uses these funds to help support our school PBIS store and extra supplies teachers need throughout the year.


This is a fast and easy way to help our building without fundraising. Watch this video to see how it works. https://youtu.be/WS2u4s1J63c


Below is a list of business that participate in TAGG. Remember to select Westside Middle School!!

Student Handbook

Kim Eymann - Principal

eymann.kimberly@westside66.net

402-390-8211


Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (He will handle all questions on Busing)

Dean for 8A & 7C

stevens.brian@westside66.net

402-390-6494


Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Director of Special Services

allen.jenni@westside66.net

402-408-8589


Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B

carlson.daniel@westside66.net

402-390-8669


Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D (Handles all questions on after school Library)

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-390-8670