Cougar Connection

Conn-West Elementary School Newsletter

Welcome to the 20-21 School Year

Welcome to the 20-21 School Year. Our teachers have been working hard preparing for your students to start school. School will look different than it did in the spring. Students will have live lessons with their teachers beginning daily at 9:00 am.

We will be utilizing Canvas during the 20-21 school year. Canvas is Learning Management System (LMS) that is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting the digital tools teachers, students and parents use into one place.

Teachers can use Canvas to:

  • Receive and grade student assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
  • Easily align assignments and rubrics to standards and/or learning objectives.
  • Provide students with written, audio, or video feedback and multiple revision/submission opportunities.
  • Organize all work and course-related events into one, drag-and-drop calendar.

Along with staff, I will work hard to build strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. This year we will focus on our use of data to inform instruction, strategies to increase students’ achievement in the Missouri State Standards, and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Conn-West the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world-class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. Communication and parent involvement are the keys to success. Parents can stay informed by visiting our school website, viewing the on-line newsletter, and following us on Twitter @CWES_Cougars. As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a great school year.


Marcy Simon

Conn West Welcome Back 2020

Welcome New Staff to Conn-West

I am delighted to welcome several new staff members to our school family.

  • Ms. Barbee: 4th Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Domino: 5th Grade Teacher
  • Ms Esfandiary: 1st Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Geivett: Receptionist
  • Ms. Quinn: Health Room Para (joined us in the middle of last year)
  • Ms. Rabin: Interventionist (joined us last February)
  • Ms. Sittingdow-Davis: Reading Specialist
  • Ms. Thomas: Instructional Coach
  • Ms. Wieseler: Music Teacher

Grandview C-4 Meal Distribution

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Virtual Learning At-a-Glance

Please view the virtual learning at-a-glance document on information regarding learning schedules and exceptions.

Virtual Learning At-a-Glance

Canvas Parent Information

Device Tech Tips

Click here to go the Canvas Parent Information Page
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Conn-West Library Lady Device Tech Tips

Insurance for Devices

You are responsible for the any damage of devices beyond normal wear and tear. This includes liquid damage or the device being dropped.

The district is offering device insurance you can purchase between now and October 10th. This will cover damages to the device should they happen.

iPads $25

MacBooks $45

You can sign up for insurance by clicking HERE

New Student ID

At device distribution, your student received an ID card. This card will serve as their library check out card, lunch/breakfast account card, bus ID card, school ID, etc. This one card will serve multiple purposes. Please be sure to keep it in a safe place. Once we return to school, students will need to bring their id card to school every day.

Joke of the Day

Click here to submit a joke of the day for school daily announcements.

PTA Information

The Conn-West PTA is a group of parents and school staff that work together to plan exciting programs for the school and encourage parent participation in school activities. Click here for more information.

Click here to join PTA.

Student Assistance Program

he Student Assistance Program is currently available for students through New Directions Behavioral Health. The program can provide free services to students and families including up to three face-to-face short term counseling sessions, on-site crisis management, 24-hour toll-free phone assistance, and a health resource library.

This is available to our families via referral by school counselors or by you calling the New Directions Help Line at 1-855-340-6487. All students and/or guardians can access the Help Line at any time, as it is open 24 hours each day, every day of the year. Students 18 and older can schedule counseling appointments on their own.

For more information, you may visit Select ‘For Individual Families.’ Then select ‘Student Assistance Program.’ The school code for our district is: GrandviewSAP.

Additional information on New Directions’ Student Assistance Program is attached. If you have any further questions we encourage you to reach out to your school's counseling office.

We are truly excited to offer this resource to our families.