Shamrock Blast

August 13, 2021

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Welcome Back to School!

WWS COVID-19 Communication

This year, we will not maintain a COVID-19 dashboard. If you would like to see updated case numbers for your student’s school, the Indiana State Department of Health publishes up-to-date information (click here).

The district will put out a monthly communication to update the community on the state of the district with regard to COVID-19 and our procedures.

For more district COVID-19 information, see our flyer below

CDC Information about COVID-19 in Kids

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Free COVID-19 Vaccines

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Celebration for Equity in Education

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Recently, student-led groups from Hamilton County school districts put on the second annual Celebration for Equity in Education. A group of Westfield Washington Schools students spoke at the event and some Shamrock staff and administration attended to show support. Several local businesses and organizations had booths at the event and showed up in support of the fact that "all means all."

Embrace the Chaos with Deborah Honeycutt

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Start off the school year with some inspiration and levity as Deborah Honeycutt, of 95.5FM's "Jim, Deb and Kevin," talks about how embracing the chaos can go a long way toward improving our mental health. There might even be some cake involved.

Scout Troop Service Project at Monon Trail Elementary

The Boy Scouts of America Troops 1910 and 1920 in Westfield did a service project at Monon Trail Elementary School. Due to the pandemic, the school's garden club hasn't been meeting and the garden become overgrown and weeded. The scout troop replaced the boards, weeded it, and planted some flower seeds to start the process of bringing the garden back to life!

Check out pictures of their hard work as well as impressive before-and-after photos.

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.

For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary (317) 867-7900.

Get your Shamrock Swag!

Is your student a kindergartener or new to the district? Get them some Shamrock gear from the Rock Shop! It is a student-operated apparel shop that provides our community with official Shamrock gear! You can snag the latest hoodies, shirts, hats, phone accessories, pajama pants and much more! Whether you're new to the district or need to revamp your spirit wear, the Rock Shop is the place for you!

Apply for Financial Assistance

Even though school lunches are free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.

The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002. Summer office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm with a lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.

Sign Up for Cub Scouts

Youth Talk #1
On Monday, August 23, all WWS elementary schools will host a virtual Cub Talk where parents can get more information about Cub Scouts and everything that the organization offers.

Work in the District!

Want to work in our district and be a key part of the future of our Shamrocks? We are hiring for all types of positions! Whether you want to be a teacher, computer technician, secretary, bus driver, childcare professional, substitute or some other district position, we have a spot for your on our team.

Southwest Foodservice Excellence, our foodservice provider, is hiring for lots of positions. They have full-time and part-time positions available for cooks, cashiers, and general kitchen staff with salaries starting at $13/hr.

To apply, contact Joey Healy at or (317)-867-8060

Shamrock Shout Out!

This Shamrock Shout Out is to Gloria Martinez, Christian Portillo and Mercedes Escamilla from MaryKaye Wells.

"Gloria Martinez, Christian Portillo and Mercedes Escamilla from Carey Ridge worked at Washington Woods where all the camps and students were this summer. They are so thorough, kind, respectful and friendly. They definitely help make Westfield a better place to live."

Questions or Concerns?

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About Westfield Washington Schools

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