March 28, 2021
Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!
DATES TO NOTE:
3/22-4/4--Virtual Book Fair
3/31--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution
4/1-4/30--Continuing Student Enrollment (TK-12)
4/7-- Dining for Dollars--Flippin Pizza
4/8--1st & 2nd Grade(Virtual) Materials Distribution
4/9--Spirit Day-Dress in your Disney attire
4/12-4/16--SPRING BREAK--NO SCHOOL
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
Our Latest Updates
Dear Westwood Families,
We want to thank the parents and guardians of our Westwood students for the attention to checking with your kids throughout the year regarding how they feel each day prior to coming to school. When your children have had colds or any COVID like symptoms, you have kept them home in an abundance of caution. Thank you so much! We want to encourage everyone to continue this practice as it is working and contributing to keeping our school community healthy.
In the January 14, 2021 CDPH guidelines, it states, “Implement symptom and exposure screening for all staff and students at home each day before leaving for school.” Therefore, effective April, 19, 2021, we will shift to at home screening only.
An additional change that has come forward is the time frame required for quarantining students and staff when they are a close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. 10-days is now the time frame for quarantine and self-monitoring throughout that time frame and beyond. Self-monitoring must continue for a 14-day period so if your child is quarantined for 10-days, please be vigilant about monitoring the four additional days.
Our Board of Education is continually reviewing options for next steps to continue the re-opening process. Please look for communication in the weeks ahead for updates.
Thank you all for your constant support while we work to Make Magic Happen!.
2021-2022 LEARNING OPTIONS
Dear PUSD Staff,
We’re excited to share with you our learning options for the upcoming school year. PUSD will be offering five different learning options for 2021-22:
· Full-Day In-Person Instruction (TK-12)
· Connect Academy Virtual School (K-8)
· Poway Virtual School Courses (9-12)
· Poway Home Education Program (TK-8)
· New Directions Independent Study (6-12)
Please watch this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/6YT_r3ZXf-c
You can also check out PUSD’s website for more information.
We will also be sharing this video with our families tonight and offering two informational parent meetings on:
· March 25 5:30pm to 6:30pm
· March 30 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Continuing student registration for the 2021-22 school year begins April 1, 2021, and we’re so pleased to be able to provide multiple learning options for our students and families.
More detailed information regarding staffing and learning options will be forthcoming following the conclusion of the registration period, which includes an initial family commitment survey.
VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW
Does your child have a talent that they'd love to share with the school? We'd love to see it! The in person show is on hiatus but we'd love to see a 90 second video (or shorter) of your child's talent. Please send videos to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19th to be showcased in a virtual talent show.
Did you know that Running 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.
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
Hello Roadrunners! The virtual Scholastic Book fair has begun! From now till Sunday April 4th, your Scholastic purchases will earn 25% back for the school. Every year, the book fair puts hundreds of books in the hands of young readers, updates our school library and adds new reading materials in the classrooms. Help your reader and the school by purchasing during our virtual fair. Teacher wishlists are available for you to choose a gift to your class. Free shipping for orders over $25.
READY, SET, ART!
Student Council is proud to announce Ready, Set, Art! - an art competition and fundraiser. We can't wait to see all the amazing artistic talent at Westwood and help raise money for our school. Teachers will be passing out blue flyers to on-campus students or at their next VLA materials distribution, or you can print/view the digital version here. We hope to see many students participating!
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS HERE!
If you or someone you know is wondering about PUSD preschool, please take a moment and review this video. It highlights the benefits your child will gain when you enroll them in one of our preschool classrooms. Don’t have a preschool age child? Consider sending this video to a neighbor or friend who might be interested.
Transfer Window Is Open
The Poway Unified transfer window is now open! Transfer requests for students who live in Poway Unified and would like to attend a school other than their school of residence should be submitted online … just go to the Poway Unified website and click on “Transfers” on the home page.
If you have a current child in a Poway school and would like a younger sibling to attend the same school, please submit a transfer request at this time. Transfer submissions are accepted even if your younger child is not yet enrolled. Then please enroll your child at their school of residence in May. The transfer window closes on March 31st.
Your student will want to remember this unique year with a 2020-2021 yearbook! Your student gets to customize two pages just for them which will print in their individual yearbook so it will really be unique and special! Also, for every yearbook purchased a tree is planted!
Purchase yearbooks here:
https://tr5.treering.com/validate Use passcode: 1015978769242468
Or scan here:
Be a STAR in the yearbook! We want to see your pictures!! Please upload pictures from all sorts of things this year such as, Dress Like an Animal Day, St. Patrick's Day, Virtual Learning, and lots more here:
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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:
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.
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:
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.
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