Westridge Elementary

Wildcat Newsletter - May 31st, 2020

In This Edition:


  • Rocky and Reggie Show Kindness Video - NEW!
  • Virtual Spirit Week - NEW!
  • Device Drop Off - NEW!
  • A Message from our Library and Mrs. Calbreath - NEW!
  • Fifth Grade Wildcat Drive Thru Celebration - NEW!
  • Student Verification - NEW!
  • Spring Report Cards for K-5 - NEW!
  • State Assessment - NEW!
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Reminder: Outside facilities as closed
  • Save the Date -
  • Tips and Information for Online Learning
  • LOSD Tech Support Request
Rocky and Reggie Show Kindness

Wildcat Virtual Last Week of School!

Wildcat Virtual Spirit Week

During this unusual last week of school, the Wildcat 5th Grade Leadership Team has brainstormed and compiled a week of fun activities for our Wildcats to participate in. The students came up with the theme of PRIDE, which is very fitting as I couldn't be more proud of their efforts, energy and enthusiasm as they collaborated to celebrate the end of the year together. Each morning, the video from your Wildcat 5th Grade Leadership Team will be posted both in Seesaw and in a Special Edition School Newsletter. Thank you to Mrs. Kopacek and Mrs. Vogel for supporting production. Stay tuned!
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Device and Charger Drop Off

All iPads and Chromebooks, AND CHARGERS will be collected so that we can clean, repair, and update them for the fall. Please return your device to Westridge on the following dates:


1.Tuesday, June 9th ~ 9am thru 11am

2. Wednesday, June 10th ~ 12pm - 2pm


*Friday, June 5th ~ *FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY* (Students may drop off their devices at drive thru)

A Message From our Library and Mrs. Calbreath

Still have library books? Westridge library book return is available Tuesday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 9th from 11-2. A book return box will be out front of the school. Thank you for helping us gather our books so our Wildcats can enjoy them next year!

Fifth Grade Drive Thru Celebration

Congratulations to our 5th Grade Wildcats! We will be celebrating our 5th Grade students promotion to middle school on Friday, June 5th. Fifth grade families will receive more details as we get closer.


PLEASE REMEMBER - ALL fifth grade students should return their device and charger, as well as their art project at their class assigned time.

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Please Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning May 1, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:


  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.

  • Allowing parents to review the health conditions on file at your student's school.

  • Enabling distribution of electronic devices covered by the district's Technology Agreement


If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, or if you need assistance with the verification process, contact Jodi Steward at stewardj@loswego.k12.or.us Please note that verification is not part of the ParentVUE mobile app. However, a button in the app allows you to open verification in a web browser, or you can log into ParentVUE on a computer.

Spring Report Cards for Grades K-5

All LOSD report cards for students in grades K-5 will be available to parents/guardians electronically via ParentVUE by June 12. You will not receive your student’s report card in the mail this year. Please click here for instructions on how to log into ParentVUE. Contact Jodi Steward at stewardj@loswego.k12.or.us if you need an activation key. The second semester elementary report card message will state: "School closure was ordered by Governor Brown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic progress is marked with an “S” as teachers do not have adequate summative assessment data for students." Elementary report cards will not have attendance data or individualized comments. Thank you for your engagement and participation in distance learning.

State Assessment

Each spring, students take various state assessments based on their grade level and participation in the district's English Learner program. This year, most Westridge students did not take the assessments due to the COVID-19 shutdown. If your student did complete a state assessment before March 13, their score will be shared with you as in past years. Thank you for your understanding.

Counselor's Corner

Dear Students and Families,


In an effort to provide support to students and families, your school counselor has created a Request to Check-In Google form:

Request to Talk to Mr. Kieser


If you have a need for counseling support, please click on the link, fill in the information (make sure to click submit ;) and then I will communicate with your parents/guardians to set up a virtual check-in with me.


Please see below for the district guidelines about virtual student contact:

  • The goal of any 1:1 contact between counselor and student is to provide direct social-emotional support.

  • All contact must be through Google Meets for video and Google Hangouts for audio.

  • All contacts between school staff and students must be scheduled through parents.

  • Contacts with 10 or fewer students cannot be recorded.

  • Students have the option to participate without mic and/or camera.


Sincerely,

Gary Kieser, MS, LPC

Westridge Elementary School Counselor

Reminder: Outside School Facilities Closed

Until further notice, LOSD needs to follow executive orders that mandates school campuses remain closed through June 30. That includes school fields, tracks, courts and playgrounds. When the Governor's reopening plan includes athletic facilities, the previous mandate may relax and we may be able to reopen our facilities. Thank you for your continued cooperation for the safety and well being of all in our community.

SAVE THE DATE!

June 1-5 - Virtual Spirit Week

June 4 - Quaran-talent Show

June 5 - Last Day of Distance Learning

June 8 - SeeSaw access will be closed

Need Tech Support?

Having trouble with your device? Please submit a help request ticket here or go onto losdschools.org if you run into any technology concerns. Your help request ticket will get routed to the best person to assist you with your needs.

Office Contact Information

At this time, we are working remotely. We will check voicemails daily, but the best way to reach us is by email.


Office Phone: 503-534-2371

Principal Kari Montgomery - montgomk@loswego.k12.or.us

Principal's Secretary Jodi Steward - stewardj@loswego.k12.or.us

Attendance/Records Secretary Andrea Murphy- murphya@loswego.k12.or.us

Westridge Elementary

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