The Westside Wonder

Westside Parent Newsletter

August 31, 2020

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Westside teachers will meet the needs of each individual in a student-centered classroom by:

  • Encouraging a growth mindset

  • Maintaining high expectations through a hands-on, engaging rigorous curriculum for ALL students

  • Providing a safe, positive, and loving environment

  • Creating independent thinkers


Westside Elementary invests in the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for success in their everyday lives.


  • Information about the school day and the district's response to COVID-19 can be found here.
  • The updated school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here.
  • Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. and pick up will begin at 3:20 p.m.
  • Instruction begins at 7:40 a.m.
  • Please head over to our website to sign up for E-Notes. This will allow you to receive the weekly parent newsletter by email.

Important Dates

September 1-4 - 3rd through 5th grades MAP testing

September 7th - Labor Day (no school)

September 8th- Virtual Volunteer Training

September 8-11 - Kindergarten through 2nd grades MAP testing

September 17th- Constitution Day

September 21-25 - Freedom Week

September 22-23 - Hearing and Vision Screenings

October 16-23 - ACT Aspire Interim Testing for 3-5

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Please complete the census to help our community and schools!

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Student Handbook

Please review our student handbook and familiarize yourself with Westside's policies.

Dress Code

Children should wear clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for the season. Students shall not practice a mode of dress, or standard of personal grooming which will present a health or safety hazard or disturbance to the educational process. Hats and shoes with wheels are not allowed at school. No clothing will be worn having offensive slogans or advertising tobacco or alcoholic beverages. Remember to mark all articles for identification.

    The following items of apparel will not be permitted for upper elementary students (grades 3rd-5th):
      1. Bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, halter tops, strapless tops, muscle shirts with the sleeves cut off, etc.
        2. Shorts, miniskirts, or dresses should be no shorter than the finger tips when arms are held straight against your side.
          3. Tights, leggings, or spandex are not allowed unless covered with a loose fitting top.
            4. Oversized clothing (Absolutely No "Sagging")
              5. Any clothing, hairstyle, body piercing, or hair color that is deemed disruptive
                6. Any clothing with inappropriate holes and/or tears

                  The final decision regarding apparel will be determined by the principal or designee. Students who arrive inappropriately dressed will be asked to change clothes. Parents or guardians will be called to either bring a change of clothes or to take the student home to change.

                  A Note from Nurse Gina

                  All updated shot records, current school year exemptions, & Kindergarten physicals are due by September 30th.
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                  Counseling Corner

                  Help Westside fill our hallways with our word of the month “Courage”! Your child may color at home and bring to Mrs. Page or their teacher! We will be discussing what this word means over the next few weeks in our counseling lessons!

                  Please remember to fill out this survey for Mrs. Page to better serve your child here at Westside.

                  Google Forms: Sign-in

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                  Fifth Grade Parents

                  5th Graders- if you are interested in being an ambassador, here are the deadlines.

                  You may pick up an application from your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Page! Let us know if you have any questions.

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                  Breakfast and Lunch Family Information Form

                  Use the link below to fill out the family information application for free and reduced lunches. Even if you do not believe your family will qualify, filling it out still helps our school!


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                  A Quick Note from Ms. Long

                  Ms. Long is our Child Nutrition director. She has put together a nice table with links that you can access that will help answer any questions about your child's nutrition at school.


                  Lunch Times

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                  Greenbrier School District "Point of Contact" Information

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                  Word of the Month

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