Aiming to Keep You Informed
April 9, 2020
From the Office
Bloomingdale School District 13 schools are closed until further notice due to the pandemic threat for students and staff. Please continue to check the District 13 website for the most up-to-date information.
Starting on Monday, April 13th, At Home Learning will move to Remote Learning. 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. 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 you via email to help problem-solve the situation. If the email correspondence is unsuccessful, our administrative assistant, Mrs. Spejcher, will attempt to contact you 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.
Students will receive feedback and a completion grade from their teacher on assignments/activities students 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.
We understand that Remote Learning is not ideal. It can certainly create stress, frustration, and loneliness, but it can also create new opportunities for learning, creativity and innovation. Your teachers are working hard to minimize the loss of learning for all of you. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7th Grade: Mrs. Foley - email@example.com
- 8th Grade: Mr. Sparks - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Zagotta - email@example.com
Be sure to check out our Virtual Warriors of the Week and the Flyer for the Virtual 5K below!
Warriors of the Week
We Are Warriors Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike - April 30th
Please reach out to Mr. Buchholz with any questions.
Art for All
7th Graders: Taking Spanish Next Year?
Assistant Principal's Office - Substitute
Beginning on Monday, March 9th, Mr. Jeremy Gabriel will serve as our Assistant Principal for the remainder of this school year, while Mrs. Gabany is out on maternity leave. Mr. Chris Shamet will serve as the long-term PE substitute for Mr. Gabriel. Feel free to reach out to either Mr. Gabriel or Mr. Larsson for any assistance you need from Westfield Administration.
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!
THIS WEEK AT WESTFIELD:
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The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890
8th Grade End-of-the-Year Dates
*Update: 8th Grade end-of-the-year activities may be affected by the current situation. Dates listed below may no longer apply. Further information for each activity will be shared when it becomes available.
8th Grade – *End-of-the-year Events
We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.
More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:
- *8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
- *Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
- *8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus
Location: Lake Park High School - West Campus Auditorium
Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)
Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)
*Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.