Westside Middle School

January 21, 2021

Important Dates to Remember:

February 15th is President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students/In-Service for Teachers.

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MAP Testing

Students will be participating in NWEA MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing this week. Please make sure students are getting plenty of rest and eating breakfast and lunch so they are mentally and physically ready to do the best they can do!

Monday 1/25 and Tuesday 1/26 = Math Test

Thursday 1/28 and Friday 1/29 = Language Arts Test

(If you are an extended campus student, you will be contacted early next week for times to come in to complete both tests.)

This teest is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote student's academic growth.

In addition to NWEA MAP, some students will participate in the FastBridge reading and/or math screening assessments. Results from these assessments help determine appropriate course placements for next year. From this data, you will be informed in the spring of any course recommendations for your child.

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Drop off and pick up reminders.

As we have moved back to Green Mode (100%) please make sure you are following the drop off and pick up guidelines. Please drive slow and watch for pedestrians!

Before School - This is a reminder that students will remain outside the PAC entrance until 7:30. To help with de-densifying, students should be dropped off between as close to 7:50 as possible. We will serve breakfast from 7:30-7:55.

Don't forget you can drop your student off on Arbor Street and they can walk down to the doors. This will help with the congestion in the parking lot in the mornings.

After School - All Students need to be picked up and off school property by 3:30 unless they are working with a teacher or involved in an after school activity.

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Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend/participate in school that day. This is necessary no matter if your student physically attends school or is an extended campus learner. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.

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

Westside Masks For Sale!!

The masks pictured below will be on sale at school for $8 per mask(cash or check only). The masks are 100% polyester, 2 ply constructed with a filter pocket, washable, have adjustable rubber clasps for tightening and loosening, and have a bendable nose wire. See Mr. Carlson next week at lunch time if you are interested.
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Help WMS earn free money through TAGG

Attached is a flyer featuring TAGG businesses near Westside Middle School. If you or any family members are going to any of these places, please TAGG Westside Middle School on the app by submitting a photo of you receipt in order for us to get a free donation.

Westside Community Schools is Hiring!!!

Here is a direct link to all available positions, with quick links to apply immediately: https://westside.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Kim Eymann - Principal



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

Dean for 8A & 7C



Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Special Services Department Chair



Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B



Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D