Weekend Wire

April 25, 2021

WESTWOOD ROADRUNNERS

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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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DATES TO NOTE:

4/1-4/30--Continuing Student Enrollment (TK-12)

4/26 - Expanded re-opening for on campus students

4/27--XPloration

4/27--Community Conversations on Racial Equity (see flyer below)

4/28--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution

4/30--Spirit Day--Dress like a Teacher Day

5/03-5/07--STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

5/05--TK/Kindergarten & NEW Student enrollment begins

5/06--Virtual 1st & 2nd Grade Materials

5/10--XPloration - Live and in person for On Campus Learners

5/21--Spirit Day--Future Job Day

5/25--XPloration Live and in person for On Campus Learners

5/26--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution

5/31--Memorial Day--NO SCHOOL

6/17 5th Grade Promotion

On Campus Learning Schedule Change Begins 4/26

All on campus students will follow the schedule below:

7:55 am Line Up Bell Rings

8 am Students in classroom-day begins

10am - 10:15 am K - 2 Recess

10:30 - 10:45 am 3- 5 Recess

12:10 pm Dismissal


Lunch will be grab and go as students exit. Pick up spots remain the same.

CONTINUING STUDENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

PUSD 2021-2022 Continuing Student Registration now Open!


Online Continuing Student Registration will be open from April 1 - April 30, 2021. Parents and Guardians will receive an email notification once the website is open. We must receive a completed digital packet for all returning students. This will allow for proper placement of your student for the 2021-2022 school year. This annual digital process will allow a family to complete one single “family” packet instead of completing one packet per student. Packets can be completed using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection.


Please ensure you can log into https://sis.powayusd.com. If you do not know your username and/or password, you can visit https://password.powayusd.com to retrieve your login credentials.


New for the 2021-2022 registration, families will be requested to select the Learning Platform desired for each of their students. There will be five different options for PUSD families to choose from. The options include On-Campus (TK-12), Virtual Connect Academy (K-8), Poway Virtual Courses (9-12) and Poway Home Education (6-12). Information on these different options can be found here.


Please email Ms. Mikels as soon as possible if you do not plan to return to PUSD or WWES for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for your attention to this important process.


The PUSD Enrollment Team

ESS SUMMER AND FALL ENROLLMENT

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR ESS SUMMER/FALL 2021


The dates for the summer sessions are as follow:


Session 1: 6/23-7/1 $252

Session 2: 7/6-7/23 $504

Session 3: 7/26-8/12 $504


Fall Pricing is still be determined based on the hours school will be in session.

Please send email Robyn Simuong rsimuong@powayusd.com AND Jessy Ceron jceron@powayusd.com for forms to sign up!


Spaces are limited for summer and first come, first serve!

STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT DAY

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VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION

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Library Newsletter

Bringing the Library to You

April 2021 Extra Edition

Great news! SORA, the digital library which can be found in your MyPlan Apps, is now linked with the San Diego County Library and you have access even more books! You can use the Poway K-8 library and the SD County Library. Click HERE to learn how to add SD County Library to your SORA account. Once you sign in and check out books, you may use the drop down menu to select either library. Not sure how to use SORA? Here’s a tutorial.

National School Library Month Choice Board ~ April is National School Library Month. The library’s role in its community is important in so many ways. Encourage your child’s love of ready by participating in the service Westwood Library provides, purchase a book to donate from the Westwood Library Amazon Wish List, or donate a gently used, like new book your child enjoyed to the library. Others will, too! Want to check out a book about libraries from the library? Click HERE for more information. Scroll down for more about Westwood Library.


Storytime Lessons with Mrs. Whitelock. Want to see what your children have been enjoying from the library? Go to Westwood Library Google Classroom.


Need more resources and information? Visit Westwood Library Canvas Course to view the many resources available.


Getting Started:

Using Westwood Library


Library Services:

Checking Out Books for On-Campus Students

Checking Out Books for VLA Students


Please return any Chromebooks for the following reasons to the library. Library hours are 7:45-2:15 Monday-Friday:

  • Chromebook doesn’t work properly. Include the following information: your student’s names and state the reason it’s no longer functioning properly for example, sound issues). We will record that it was returned and you’re no longer responsible for this computer.

  • You will be leaving Westwood Elementary in the near future.

  • You have your own device and no longer want a district issued device.



Mrs. Whitelock, Librarian at Westwood Elementary

State Testing Update


A final district decision has been made in terms of state testing for the spring of 2021. Our district will not be administering the Smarter Balanced assessment for ELA and math in grades 3 to 8 and 11. We will also not be administering the Science test for fifth graders.


As you recall California applied for an assessment and accountability option to allow schools “to use the most viable option for assessment in their local context, including the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and CAAs for ELA and Mathematics or other diagnostic, benchmark, or interim assessments.” Our district administers the iReady assessment which is one of the state's approved local assessments under this new flexibility.


  • Our spring administration of iReady for all students including grade 11 will meet the federal testing requirements for 2020-2021 for ELA and Math. The spring window is May 17 to June 11.

  • We also will not be administering the California Science Test (CAST) at grades 5, 8, and 12. Stay tuned for more information on this topic.

WELCOME ANA WATERMAN, OUR NEW ELL IA

I am originally from Ensenada, México.

I have a degree in Marketing, but Education has been always on my path, I find it to be a very rewarding job that truly makes a difference.

I’ve Taught English in México at Kindergarten and Elementary level, K-12 English Language Development at the Lincoln School District in Oregon, and recently moved back to San Diego with my husband to enjoy hiking, cycling and be closer to my family. I am very happy to be part of the Poway School District and get to know everyone.

PS: you can find me at Target almost every day.

VIRTUAL LEARNING LUNCH PICK UP

Beginning 4/26 VL students who pick up lunch will pick up at the gate closest to the library rather than at the MPR. Pick up times are tentatively set for 12:05 - 12:30. More details will be given at lunch pick up the week of 4/19 for VL students.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Hello, Westwood Parents!


My name is Eleanor Pe, your WWES Box Tops Coordinator! I am very excited to get this program started once again for our school! This is such an easy and valuable way to raise funds for our school office and teacher supplies. Stay tuned for more news about prizes for joining. Click on links below to get started!

Before submitting your receipt box tops (BTs), please note your child's name & teacher's name in the "Credit Memo (star icon)". Email me a screenshot of you joining the BT app. If you're already a member, email me a screenshot of your box tops submission for this month & I'll make a note for our upcoming BT contest! Email: wwboxtops4educ@gmail.com

Go, Westwood Roadrunners!

Box Tops App: Easiest Way to Support WWES!

Earning Credit for Box Tops

RUNNING CLUB

Did you know that run club is still running this year? ;) Well, it is and we hope that your student(s) will participate.

Since we can't run on campus this year please tally your child's miles run outside of school for each month and then input the month's total in this form each month through May. At the end of each month starting in March, classrooms will earn the Golden Shoe for the miles most run. At the end of the year tokens will be earned per 5 miles run. Please only include the miles run from Feb 22nd to May 31st (google form will stop taking responses 6/2).

And here is a PDF of a run log to help your runner keep track of the miles they've run.

There are some great running routes on the PTA website https://www.westwoodelementarypta.com/running-club.html and you can also use https://onthegomap.com/#/create to calculate the distance of your own routes.

RUNNING CLUB TOTALS FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH ARE IN!!

The 2nd graders had the most with a whopping 425.1 miles! And the Golden Shoe classes of the month are:

Kinder: Chambrone with 42.74 miles

1st: Theone with 28 miles

2nd: Mashushita with 381.6 miles

3rd: Brennan with 85.74 miles

4th: Varga with 56 miles

5th: Allen with 43

Great job Roadrunners!! Keep it up through April and May and please remember to input your totals each month by the 2nd (April totals by May 2nd, May toals by June 2nd) on the Google Sheet.

https://forms.gle/6QCFqor43wdMpmNH6

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Yearbooks

*If you have ordered a yearbook, the two customizable pages for your child's yearbook need to be completed by May 1st. Login to your treering account to complete these!

*Yearbooks will not be sold at school this year! All purchases must be done online here:

https://tr5.treering.com/validate Use passcode: 1015978769242468

You can order a yearbook at any time, but it is not guaranteed to arrive by the end of the school year if not purchased by May 14th.

*If you did not have a yearbook photo taken during fall or spring photos and would like your child's picture to be in the yearbook please email Lisa at lducote8@gmail.com so she can send you directions as to how to make sure your child is included. Must be done by May 14th.

*Be a STAR in the yearbook! We want to see your pictures!! Please upload pictures from all sorts of things this year such as: Disney Dress up Day, Dress Like an Animal Day, Virtual Learning, and lots more here: https://tr5.treering.com/school/231813/photos/shared-photo-folders

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 3RD TO MAY 7TH

Monday, 5/3:

Marvelous Monday Morning - let's shower our staff with signs or cards with positive words saying why we appreciate them!


Tuesday, 5/4:

Wear #RedForEd - Tuesday 5/4 is National Teacher Day - there is a national movement to wear RED to celebrate teachers.

Wednesday, 5/5:

Our Staff Rocks! Show your appreciation with some Rockstar Crazy hair (colors and all) and some sweet air guitar because WWES Staff Rocks!

Thursday, 5/6:

WWES Staff we see your true colors! Wear your staff’s favorite color today!

Friday, 5/7:

Our staff are superheroes! Wear some of your favorite superhero swag and tell our staff why they are our heroes!


All Week - Come sign our WWES Staff Kudo Board! Encourage students and families to share their appreciation virtually on our Kudo Board: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/ZGQPi3Sw

Health Office Notes

Please remember to be proactive and prescreen your student at home prior to leaving for school. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home. If your child has developed any one of the symptoms below while at school, they must be sent home immediately. Parent(s) will be notified to pick up their student immediately.


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Per the CDC Guidelines (use link below of Decision Tree updates as of 2/22/21):

The individual may return based on one of the following:


https://covid-19.sdcoe.net/Portals/covid-19/Documents/Health%20Practices/COVID-19-Decision-Tree.pdf


a) 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.


b) With proof of negative PCR COVID viral test (no rapid results test accepted for negative results), may return immediately if symptoms are greatly improved AND student has been fever free (without fever reducing meds) for 24 hours.


c) A signed note from a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA (who manages that condition) must: confirm the chronic diagnosis (i.e., cites labs, date-of record when diagnosed); include provider’s contact information; explain how symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19; and be accompanied by signed consent for school to interact with MD, DO, NP, or PA.


Please call the Health Office for any questions or concerns.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Does the Amazon driver know you by name? Got enough boxes to stack to the moon? Did you know that with every delivery you can raise money for Westwood Elementary?

1. Go to smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in to your Amazon account

3. Search for Westwood Elementary PTA San Diego

4. Sign up!

Or scan here:

PTA Membership

The year may look different but Westwood still needs you! Join the PTA so we can all work together to make this year the best possible.


For more information and to join, please press the button below