Weekend Wire

September 27, 2020

WESTWOOD ROADRUNNERS

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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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DATES TO NOTE:

10/01--Students Return to Campus

10/08 - School Site Council - subject to change

10/12--Fun Run Kick-Off

10/23--Virtual Fun Run

Roadrunner News

We are thrilled to be welcoming back students this week! By now all of our on campus families should have received a notification from their child's teacher regarding their am or pm session assignment. Thank you so much for all of your patience and understanding as we work through balancing classrooms with all of the extenuating situations. We know that there is no way to give everyone what they want, but hope you will be able to work with your classroom teacher in a smooth transition back to campus.


Please be sure to review our reopening plan on the Westwood website. We have included the details and safety measures put in place to create a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. We have also included a Re-opening at a Glace page below with a few key details.


We know we may hit some hiccups along the way and are always appreciative of feedback. We will adjust as necessary to make things as convenient as possible while not sacrificing safety. The plans and protocols are in place. The new equipment has arrived and is ready to go. The staff has been trained and has prepared to implement all necessary protocols and get to the business of teaching.


While doing so, our virtual teachers and students are plugging away at learning. The work is so impressive. We know none of this would be possible without great partners at home. Thank you team!


Again, with our whole hearts, welcome back Westwood!

School Site Council Election Time

It is time to vote! Thank you for taking a moment to select our School Site Council community members. Click link for ballot. https://forms.gle/d9r34RNS9U4J2co59


Due to our re-opening being on the same day as SSC, we will push back our first meeting to 10/8/20. The agenda will be posted soon.

On Campus Classes Schedule Change Next Week

Due to On Campus teachers needing to prepare for their students return to in person teaching, please note that there will not be live instruction during the afternoons of Monday, 9/28, Tuesday, 9/29 and Wednesday, 9/30. For those afternoons, students will be taking part in asynchronous lessons. Thank you for your understanding as the On Campus staff works to ensure a safe and welcoming opening on Thursday, October 1st.

Health and Safety Agreement

Each student who is returning for On Campus learning, must read and acknowledge the Health and Safety Agreement. Please press the button below to complete this document. No printing required.

2020-2021 Lunch Procedures

September 23, 2020

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at WWES each day. Below are the procedures for food and nutrition distribution.


AM STUDENTS

AM students will attend school. After school is dismissed, students will go to the food distribution location on campus and pick up their breakfast/lunch grab and go meals. Students will leave campus and eat lunch at their after school destination. Parents/guardians can also pick up meals for their child(ren) prior to dismissal pending the submission of this required Parent Pick Up form. Parents may complete the form on-site or at home and return it to school the following day for audit purposes. This form serves as certification by the parent that meals are only provided to eligible students, without duplication. The parent or guardian would only need to complete the form once and return it to the school location where meals will be picked up.


Students attending ESS will eat lunch once they arrive at ESS. Lunch count will take place and the ESS staff will go to the food distribution area to pick up lunch for students.



PM Session

Parent/Guardian will pick up breakfast and lunch for their child(ren) at the school site food distribution location after their child(ren) have been screened and dropped off at school. Parents/guardians can fill out a form once to list the student(s) names for whom they are picking up meals. Parent/Guardian will then take the meal(s) with them for student consumption anytime prior to the PM session the following day.



VIRTUAL LEARNING STUDENTS

Families can pick up at the WWES MPR - times TBD.


The district meal distribution locations are open 7-8:30am and 11-1pm Monday -Friday at the following schools: DNHS, MBMS, MCHS, PHS, RBHS, TPMS, and WVHS.

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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: 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, may return after 3 days if all symptoms are fully resolved; or after 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 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.

News From the Library

September 21, 2020

Storytime with Mrs. Whitelock.

Did you know School is anticipating all the children coming back to school after summer is over? He’s not too sure what to think about that. Click here to enjoy this book read by Mrs. Whitelock “School’s First Day of School,” by Adam Rex.


We are looking forward to starting up library services soon for both in-person and Virtual Learning Academy students. In the meantime, know that you have access to OverDrive and SORA.They are digital libraries containing many titles available even when school is closed. Even better, you never have to worry about library fines! You can find it in MyPlan by using your login credentials.

Please look for upcoming information about library services. Questions? Please email me at nwhitelock@powayusd.com


Mrs. Nancy Whitelock, Librarian at Westwood

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 visit our website.

Yearbooks

There are only a few days left in September to get the 10% discount for the yearbook. TreeRing yearbooks include 2 free customizable pages per student and for every yearbook ordered, a tree will be planted!

Order your 2020-21 yearbooks today through https://tr5.treering.com/validate Use passcode: 1015978769242468

Or scan here:

Scholastic Book Fair

The Westwood Elementary book fair is now live! Purchase your books online and have them delivered to your door. Ask your teachers at back to school night what books they’ll be reading this year and get your own copy! Each year the fair brings in hundreds of new books for the teachers and the library. Use this link to support the school with your purchase!

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad 20-21 is going virtual! Are you looking for an extra challenge or a boost for your problem solving skills? Join us and test your math skills against other students nationwide. Classes meet once a week, starting in October, with 5 monthly contests November thru March. For more information and to register for for Math Olympiad, follow the link below!