Seminole Sentinel!

WHS Parent Newsletter-September 2022

Monthly Message from Mr. Horton!

We are off to a phenomenal start to the school year and I want to thank you for your support.

I'm looking forward to having a successful year and working with each of you to ensure that our students are successful.

I still need your support with our district cell phone policy, with students carrying clear or mesh book bags, and our dress code policy. These policies ensure that our school is safe and that our staff can focus on instruction daily.

Lastly, please join me this Friday, as the Westside Seminoles take on the Morrow Mustangs at 7:30 pm at Ed Defore Sports Complex.

Michael Horton, Jr.


At Westside High School each learner in each classroom will experience meaningful, rigorous standards based instruction in a highly engaging, data-driven learning environment that is tailored to meet their individual needs.

WHS Title 1 Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 4:30pm

2851 Heath Road

Macon, GA

WHS cafeteria. We will be discussing upcoming events for the 22-23 school year.

WHS Virtual Title 1 Meeting

August 31, 2022 at 8:45 a.m.

Westside Homecoming-October 3-7

We are looking forward to an event filled homecoming week. Students have been strongly encouraged to follow our district code of conduct because violations will prevent students from participating in the activities. Please make sure that you and your child join our Remind app to stay informed with all things Westside!

Please review with your child the expectations for all students in Bibb County.

Update Your Contact Information

Paper copies of the BCSD Annual Data Update (formerly the paper copies to update student contact information) are available for you to complete. The annual data update must be completed for a student to receive a district computer. Paper copies are available in the front office.

To complete the electronically, please use the link below:

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The Remind App-Stay in touch with Westside!

What is Remind? Remind is a communication platform that helps us communicate with students and parents. With Remind, you can send messages to your teachers through email, Remind’s mobile app, the web, and even text.

Create a free account: Create a Remind account

A. Go to or downloading the free iOS or Android app.

B. Click on Sign up. To sign up, you'll need to provide a full name, email address, and password.

C. Choose ‘Parent’ and follow the instructions to start using Remind.

Join a class or school: You can join a class or school to receive Remind messages via text, email, and/or push notification. You’ll need to receive a class or school code from a teacher or school administrator.

- Join by text: Text a unique class or school code to a Remind phone number.

- Join online: Visit and enter the class or school code along with your mobile phone number. You'll get text notifications at the number you entered.

Westside High Schools Join Code: bcsdwhs

- Join via mobile app: Download the mobile app for iOS and Android devices and create a new account (or log in if you already have one.)

A. To join a class, tap the + by Classes Joined and either join with your class code or search for your class. You'll automatically get app notifications.

Merge duplicate accounts: If you have duplicate accounts, you can self-merge them by logging into one account and adding the contact point (phone/email) from the other account in your Account settings.

Change your notification preferences: You can add, remove, or edit your phone number and email as well as adjust your app and desktop notifications via your Remind dashboard, under Account settings.

Connect to family members: Remind allows for family member connections between students and parents. Go to your Account settings in the top left corner, and find the option to add your child.

Need more help, visit or contact support directly at

Dress Code and Cell Phone Policy

Dress Code: Please do not allow your child to wear or bring to school any of the items listed below. I strongly encourage you to also read through the 22-23 BCSD Student Code of Conduct. The following items are a safety concern and prevent us from identifying students in a timely manner.

A. NO hats, caps, hoods, scarves, bandannas, “do rags".

Cell Phone Policy:

A. Students must "power off" their cellphones during the hours of 7:30 am to 2:40 pm.

B. NO cell phones may be visible during the designated hours.

C. Students must comply immediately when given a directive by a staff member.

D. NO headphones, earbuds, and Airpods may be visible or powered on during the designated hours.