Loveland Weekly Update
March 10, 2023
12 Daylight Savings time change
13 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-6pm
14 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-6pm
15 Parent/Teacher Communication 4-8pm
16 No School Students
16 Parent/Teacher Communication 8am-4pm
17 No School
20 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-7pm
20 Outdoor Ed. Parent Mtg./WHS, Little Theater 6-6:45pm
20 WestFest Strings Festival/WHS Main Gym 7-8pm
21 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-7pm
21 5th & 6th GR. Band-O-Rama/WHS 7-9pm
22 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-7pm
22 6th Gr Information Night/WMS 6-7:30pm
23 Annie Rehearsal/Gym 3:30-7pm
24 Annie Performance 7:00pm
25 Annie Performance 4:30pm and 7:00pm
27 6th Gr Information Night/WMS 6-7:30pm
30 District Vocal Music Festival/WHS 7-8pm
31 Fun Run 2:15pm
3-7 SPRING BREAK
10 Community Club Mtg. 6:30-7:30pm
13 Incoming Kdg Parent Meeting 6:30pm
20 1st Grade Field Trip/ The Rose 12-2:30pm
20 Phase II Bond Issue Meeting @ Loveland 6:30pm
28 2nd Grade Field Trip/ Arbor Farms 8:50am-3:15pm
28 5th Grade Field Trip/ Fontenelle Forest 11:15am-3pm
28 Adult Night Out 7-9pm
30 Phase II Bond Issue Meeting @ Loveland 2pm
NO SCHOOL - APRIL 3 - 7 - SPRING BREAK
Parent/Teacher Communication Meeting Links
The Sign-up Genius is open for scheduling parent/teacher communication meetings. The portal will be discontinued TODAY March 10, at 5PM. Please click on the teacher’s links below to schedule your parent teacher communication meeting.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 3:00PM to 7:30PM
Thursday, March 16, 2022 from 8:00AM to 3:30PM
K & 1st Grade Music Concert
District Wide Instrumental Music Festivals
Fifth and Sixth grade Band and Strings students will be participating in district wide Instrumental music festivals. These concerts will feature students from fifth grade, sixth grade, Westside Middle School and Westside High School. Detailed information about our rehearsals and performances will be sent out through students, please mark your family calendar for the following events:
Westfest String Festival
5th and 6th grade String Students: violin, viola, cello and bass
Monday, March 20, Westside High School, 7:00 pm*
*sixth grade parents will be able to attend the Outdoor Ed Meeting prior to the concert
5th and 6th grade Band Students: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone and percussion
Tuesday, March 21, Westside High School, 7:00 pm
Classroom Placement For 2023-24
Dear Loveland Parents,
It is that time of year when parents might inquire about their child’s placement for next year. Before the end of this school year, all professional staff will meet with appropriate grade level teams to determine the best placement for all students.
Much thought, dialogue and time will go into establishing classroom lists for the 2023-24 school year. Our teachers are insightful and qualified to place students in classrooms with teachers who best fit student educational needs. Many considerations are involved in the process. The following criteria will be used to determine placements.
Number of students
Number of boys/girls
As a parent, you may offer your thoughts about your child’s placement. You are an important part of your child’s educational team and we value your feedback. If you choose to provide input, we ask that you:
Make a formal request in writing to Ms. Hornung no later than March 24th, 2023.
Requests should reference your child’s learning style and type, not the specific teacher you wish your child to have.
If there has been a request made in a previous year that still applies, please make sure we are aware of the necessary details for placement in the 2023-24 school year.
Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education.
Ms. Hornung and The Loveland Staff
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-24
Kindergarten enrollment for District residents for the 2023-24 school year begins approximately Feb 1, 2023. Please check our website at westside66.org as soon as possible after Feb 1st to start your enrollment online.
Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2023. Parents may wait to enroll their child(ren) in kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska law requires that child(ren) who reach the age of six prior to Jan 1st of the then current school year must be enrolled in school.
For questions about enrollment, please contact the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KINDERGARTEN OPTION ENROLLMENT
If you live outside of the Westside district and have a child eligible for kindergarten in 2023-24 who has a sibling attending our schools through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an option application for your kindergartener. The deadline to apply for Option Enrollment is 4:00 pm on March 15th.
In addition to kindergarten, you can apply for any other grade level by the same deadline, 4:00 pm on March 15th.
Option Enrollment forms can be completed using this link:
Questions about Option Enrollment, please contact Student Services at 402-390-2107.
IN-DISTRICT TRANSFERS FOR 2023-24
Are you a District resident and would like your K-6 grade child(ren) to attend an elementary school in Westside other than the area where you live? The deadline to submit an In-District Transfer request for the upcoming school year is 4:00 pm on March 15th.
An In-District Transfer request form must also be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has a sibling attending an elementary school outside of their home attendance area.. The deadline to submit this request is also 4:00 pm on March 15th.
In district transfer forms can be completed using this link: https://forms.gle/EHgruZWb9MH1UBtH8
Questions about In-District Transfers, please contact Student Services at 402-390-2107.
EARLY ADMISSION FOR KINDERGARTEN
Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance to kindergarten must turn 5 years old between August 1 and October 15, 2023.
For further information regarding early entrance testing, please contact Early Admissions at
1st Grade Fort Day
March Student of the Month
Kindergarten - Anderson McBride & Everli Kreiling
1st - Audrey Chamizo & Phini Lowe
2nd - Leo Massey & Grace Wonegou
3rd - Laeticia Akossou & Amelia Bosworth
4th - Aria Bartlett & Henry Evans
5th - Anna Strovers & Aven VanderVeen
6th - Charlotte Agulla & Chuol Chuol
Student Of The Month Signs
Phase II Bond Information
At the February 21, 2023, Board of Education meeting, members voted unanimously to authorize Westside Community Schools to pursue Phase II of the Facilities Master Plan initially established in 2013.
Representatives from Project Advocates will be on hand with Dr. Lucas at the Phase II Bond Issue meetings to help answer questions regarding Phase II projects. See the below graphic regarding informational meetings and building tours.
Ballots will be mailed to by the Douglas County Election Commission to District residents between April 17 and April 28, 2023
Ballots are due by May 9, 2023.
3-6 Grade State Testing Information
Our 3rd through 6th grade students will take part in Nebraska's Annual state testing in reading and math with 5th graders also participating in science. These tests, known as NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System), are one of many ways we measure how well our instruction is working to support student learning. If your child is a 3rd through 6th grader, their teacher will be communicating testing dates. It's important on testing days that students are well fed, well rested, and ready to do their best!