Back to School

August 2022

Westwood Families-

We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful, restful summer. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our returning students, as well as our fifth grade students and to all new students.

While there are still a few weeks left before we welcome students back to Westwood, we wanted to share some important information and dates with you.

Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 284-8017 with any questions.

Theresa Lengel- Principal

James Rollence- Principal

Returning Student Registration Information


Emergency, medical, and contact information for all K-12 students will be collected through the Returning Student Update process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Parents are required by the state to complete this form every year so that emergency information is current. You will simply need to check, verify, and update any changes. Please use a web browser not the App to complete. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our main office.

Free/ Reduced Application

Students at Westwood Middle School will receive a free breakfast and lunch , however ALL students need to complete the application. This is a change from the past 2 years. If you have any questions please reach out to the main office.

Apply online for free/reduced meals

Aramark offers an easy online application process for free and reduced school meals at

The online option for completing the meal application is handy and efficient, and is also now possible through the online registration link for new and returning students.

For assistance completing the online application, please refer to this step-by-step guide.

Important August Dates

WEB Leader Training: Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12

5th Grade WEB Day: Monday, August 15

WMS Open House: Tuesday, August 23 from 5-6 pm

Staggered Start Schedule

First day for students with last names A - G: Wednesday, August 24

First day for students with last names H - O: Thursday, August 25

First day for students with last names P - Z: Friday, August 26

First day for all students: Monday, August 29

Westwood Middle School Open House

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 5-6pm

42350 Adelbert Street

Elyria, OH

We encourage all parents to attend Open House. Attending Open House will be your opportunity to accomplish all of the following:

  • Meet your child's teachers
  • Tour the new campus
  • Complete any missing information needed

New to Westwood

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Please help us welcome the following new staff to Westwood:

Jamie Hilton- 8th grade ELA/SS

Brittney Rathge- Vocal Music

Hope Miller- 6th grade SS

Alyssa Martineau- 8th M/Sci

Ana Sagula- Intervention Specialist

Kate Blossey- 6th grade M/Sci

Johnna Dimacchia- 6th ELA

Haley Gannon- School Psychologist

Matt Siwierka- Middle School Athletic Director

Helen Coughlin- Instructional Para

Isaac Hicks- Instructional Para

Officer Lipscomb- Westwood Campus SRO

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Cell Phone-Electronic Devices Policy

Elyria City Schools and Westwood Middle School recognize the importance of communication and collaboration, and provide devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To keep the focus on academics and to reduce unnecessary distractions, the school enforces the following, in accordance with the Bring Your Own Device policy, as outlined in the Student Handbook:

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones shall be TURNED OFF upon entering the school building

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are to be turned off and are not allowed to be seen or used in a classroom, library, common areas, or restrooms, unless specifically directed by a staff member

    • Common areas are defined as: hallways, locker rooms, restrooms, gym, cafeteria and outside staff supervised areas during school hours

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones are not allowed to be used during transition times or between classes

  • Families are always welcome to call the school office at 284-8016 and messages will be delivered to their student

  • If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they are to come up to the office

  • Cell phones and all Bluetooth headphones can be turned back on at the end of the school day, once students exit the building

Fifth Grade WEB Orientation


Monday August 15, 2022, 8am-12 pm


42350 Adelbert Street

Elyria, Ohio 44035


The staff and students of Westwood Middle School would like to invite:

WHO: All Westwood Middle School 5th Graders

WHAT: WEB Fifth Grade Orientation

WHERE: Westwood Middle School

WHEN: August 15th from 8-12:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided!

Students will receive their schedules for this upcoming school year.

Contact the Westwood Middle School office with any of your questions or concerns at:



Hello Families,

The 7th graders will need the TDAP and Meningococcal shots. You can get them from your family doctor or the Lorain County Health Department at 9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.

There is a grace period after school starts but after September 20, 2022 students will not be able to attend without proof of vaccinations per state mandate after that.

When you get the vaccinations, please send a copy to the office or email to the nurse at

If your student has a serious medical condition that I need to know about and share with the staff, please call me at 284-8153

Thank you for your hard work getting ready for the start of the new school year.

Please send your updated shot records to the office by September 28th.

Call Lorain County General Health District for more information 440-322-6367