July 16, 2021 - Summer Break Edition
Ready to Jump into the School Year?
Apply for Financial Assistance
The form to sign up for the free and reduced program is now available online. Apply now by following the link below.
Even though school lunches will be free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.
The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002. Summer office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm with a lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.
Free Lunch Meals for All Students
As a part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s national COVID-19 waiver program, Westfield Washington Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch meals for FREE, all year long, to all Pre K-12 students, whether you apply for free/reduced lunch or not. You will still need to apply for the free/reduced program in order to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies).
What is considered a free meal?
Students can receive one free lunch AND one free breakfast per school day. Meals must meet the existing USDA guidelines in order to be free, meaning meals MUST include an entrée, fruit/vegetables and milk. A la carte/snack items (extra entrees, beverages, and snacks/drinks) will still be an additional charge.
Do we still need Lunch Time accounts?
Yes, students can still use lunch accounts to purchase additional meals, snacks and a la carte items. If a student does not take an entrée, fruit/veggie AND a milk, their Lunch Time account will be charged for the a la carte items.
Are pre-K snacks free?
Pre-K snacks will NOT be free as the waiver only applies to two MEALS per day.
Award-Winning Girl Scout Troop!
Incoming 6th grade Girl Scout Troop, Troop 1621, earned a Bronze Award this spring for a project that raised more than $1,000 for The O'Connor House.
The O’Connor House is a home for pregnant moms who are houseless. The scouts helped run the Gingerbread contest at Westfield in Lights, raising more than $1000 to be used for welcome baskets, gas cards and house supplies (eg. dishes, pots, pans, cleaning supplies). The girls also spread awareness about The O’Connor in the Westfield community.
Top left: Adalynne Hill, Corgan Sprunger (Carmel student), Scarlett Crews, Ellie Canavan, Paige Bailey, Shannon Lardio, Aurora Adinolfe
Bottom Row: Leah Whitehead, Kailey Bitler, Finley Tamm, and Lily Martin
School Start Times
Why a delay on Wednesday?
Extended Learning Days
These extended learning Wednesdays are below. The district calendar link below has been updated to reflect these dates.
- September 15
- January 12
- April 20
According to the Indiana Department of Education, because Westfield Washington is a high-performing district, these extended learning days WILL NOT need to be made up at the end of the school year.
Paws & Think
Top row from left to right: Scarlet, Esme, Clyde (the therapy dog), Noelle, Landon, and Jude
Bottom row from left to right: Krissa, Raygan Golitko (Paws and Think volunteer) and Baylen
To visit WWS schools, read this information carefully.
District Calendar: 2021-2022
UPDATED WITH EXTENDED LEARNING DAYS
The approved calendar for the 2021-22 school year is available. View and download the calendar to see all of the days off and seasonal breaks.
A Rocking Performance!
Welcome to the Family!
Oak Trace Assistant Principal Christy Herring
Please join us as we welcome Mrs. Herring, her husband Jeremy and her daughters Brooke and Lauren to the Westfield community!
Want a Job Working With Kids?
TOTS and All Aboard is hiring!
BAC is hiring!
The BAC program provides after care for district students. Do you have a high school senior in your home with no classes last block? Is your high school graduate taking a leap year or attending college virtually? If so, this is the perfect job! The right person will thrive from supporting students. Pay is competitive.