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May 8, 2020

From the Office

Bloomingdale School District 13 schools are closed for the remainder of the school year due to the pandemic threat for students and staff. Please continue to check the District 13 website for the most up-to-date information.



Student Supply Pick-up - 5/20 & 5/21

We have scheduled two days for student material pick-up. Parents can come to Westfield on Wednesday, May 20th or on Thursday, May 21st from 1:00-6:00 p.m. for curbside pick up.


In an effort to limit your wait time, we are asking that if possible student's with a last name that begins with the letter A-M pick up materials on Wednesday, May 20th and student's with a last name that begins with the letter N-Z pick up materials on Thursday, May 21st.


The pick-up location will take place at the back of the Westfield parking lot near the Park District (or New Gym) entrance. Please see the attached map for further details regarding the pick-up location and vehicle routes.


We are asking that each vehicle display a sign on the passenger side window with each student's Last Name, First Name, and Grade Level, in order to expedite the process. Parents will pull up along the curb and a bag with the student's personal items (medication included, if applicable) will be placed into each vehicle's trunk or rear door if available.


If anyone has symptoms or is not feeling well we ask that you stay home and we will schedule another pick up date in the future.


Staff wearing masks and gloves will help coordinate this curbside pick up and we ask that parents and students wear a mask and gloves as well. If there is a long line please be patient or come back at another time, we have scheduled ten (10) hours over two days for this process to be successful.


If you prefer to Opt-out of the supply pick up and prefer that your child's remaining belongings be donated or discarded, please complete this form.


This is also a time to return District 13 materials such as Library books, textbooks, athletic uniforms and musical instruments. Staff members will collect these items from vehicles at the curb. We are not collecting Chromebooks at this time. 6th and 7th grade students WILL KEEP THEIR CHROMEBOOK for the summer. 8th grade students will be provided details at a later time on the collection of their Chromebooks.


End of the year Timeline at Westfield

May 22nd: Last day for new assignments to be published by teachers.

May 25th: No School - Memorial Day

May 26th: All assignments due by 9:00 am in all classes. Any make-up work should also be turned in at that time. Teachers will begin calculating PASS and NO GRADE for each course.

May 26th - June 1st: Engaging activities will be provided by our PE Dept, Library, and Social
Worker. These activities will not be factored into the PASS or NO GRADE report.

June 1st: Last Day of School


8th Grade Celebration
We are planning to distribute diplomas, medallions, gowns and any certificates/awards to our 8th Grade students on June 1st.

8th Grade Warrior Excellence Awards
We will recognize student nominees and award winners with certificates and plaques. The names will be shared via a slideshow tentatively scheduled to be released in late May.



To all of the MOMS out there we hope you have a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

Warriors of the Week

Each week the staff recognizes students for demonstrating outstanding character based on attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars. We would like to congratulate the following students on their nominations for the week! What's the Word with Mr. G!

Tutoring for a cause!

Two former Westfield students are offering their services to tutor current Westfield students in exchange for a donation made by parents to the Gates Foundation in benefit of Covid-19 research. Please see the flyer for more details.

Some delicious 7th Grade projects!

Want some new recipes to cook during your free time? The 7th grade students did a "Stirring it up" project in their ELA classes. Each student put down a family favorite dish and provided the ingredients and recipe. There are over 100 recipes here!

Westfield Student Supply Pick up - 5/20 & 5/21

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Yearbook Orders - Updated on 4-17-2020

The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890

Yearbook Order Link

Attention 7th Graders - Choose next year's Exploratory Courses

Reminder - Please read this Exploratory Parent Letter regarding student choices for 8th Grade Courses. Your choices are needed ASAP. Thank you!

Art for All

If you like to draw, craft, design, make, build, etc., join Mrs. Matt on Google Meet every week day from 2:30pm-3:00pm for an optional ‘Creativity Challenge’. This is open to ALL Westfield Students & Family Members; Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/zdp-hzkh-qfv

Staff Photo Messages to the Students!

The staff put together some great photos in this slideshow to our students!

District 13 Remote Learning Plan

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.


District 13 Remote Learning Plan


Remote Learning - Parent FAQ's


Students will receive feedback and a completion grade from their teachers on assignments & activities they 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.


As a reminder, 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 students and their parents/guardians via email to help problem-solve the situation. If the email correspondence is unsuccessful, our administrative assistant, Mrs. Spejcher, will attempt to contact parents/guardians 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

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

Team Leaders


Social Worker


Principals


Teachnology Department

7th Graders: Taking Spanish Next Year?

If the answer is 'Yes', please read, sign and return this letter to the Westfield Office. While the school is closed, you are welcome to take a photo of the signed letter and email it to Mrs. McGinn at luhl@sd13.org She will compile a list of all requests in the meantime.

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.

Upcoming Dates

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!

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New Student Online Enrollment is open--only for those students new to District 13. Please check the Bloomingdale School District 13 website for more information: sd13.org

2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar

Click Here for the proposed Bloomingdale School District 13 2020-2021 calendar dates.

WESTFIELD'S PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO):

PTO Newsletter


We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Westfield Hot Lunch Volunteers.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: https://signup.com/go/xZeejVZ

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

FROM THE WESTFIELD NURSE'S OFFICE:

Teenage Depression and Anxiety