Parent Warrior Informer Vol. 30

Week of May 17-21, 2021

Westhaven Elementary Weekly Updates

Greetings Westhaven Parents,

I would like to thank all of our virtual parents for sending your children to the school for testing. It was so good seeing their smiling faces. We have missed them. I'm happy to report that we were able to test 87% of our 3rd-grade students, 83% of our 4th-grade students, and 90% of our 5th-grade students. Our 2nd-grade students will test Monday, May 17th, and Tuesday, May 18th. If your child needs to make up the TCAP-test see the schedule below. Feel free to contact me at the school if you have additional questions or concerns at 416-8740. And as Always We ARE Warrior Strong and Choose Greatness.

Roland T Woodson Jr., Principal

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Warrior Sightings

Daily Attendance

If your child is absent, parents must email the child's homeroom teacher the reason for any absences within two days. Also, any reason for checking in late to or leaving early from online learning will need to be sent by the parent via email to the homeroom teacher. Students are expected to be in their Virtual Classrooms from 8:00-3:00 P.M. daily

Parents We NEED your Help!

Please help Westhaven increase our daily attendance. Our goal is 96%. Each day we want to see the smiling faces of our Westhaven students.


Weekly Lunch Pick-Up ---

Do not forget to pick up lunches on Thursday from 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. and Friday from 7:00 A.M.-9 A.M. These are cold lunches that will last the entire week.

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Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!

Counselors are available for students and parents through the contact information below.

Ms. Hall K-2nd

Phone: (901) 416-8766


Office Hours: M-F 8-9am / 2-3pm

Mr. D. Heard : 3rd - 5th


Office Hours: M-F 8- 9am / 2 - 3pm

Phone : 901-416-8740

Interested in academic or social/emotional services for your child? Parents can also complete a counselor referral form by clicking the link below.

Positive Affirmations For Kids -Hip Hop Style - Promote Self Esteem and Confidence (Speak Life)

Community Resources

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Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

As of March 1st, The City of Memphis and Shelby County are accepting applications from residents whose ability to pay rent and/or utilities has been impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide Shelby County residents direct financial assistance in the form of emergency rent and utility relief

Please Encourage Eligible Households To:

Eligible Households Must:

  1. Be residents of Shelby County, TN
    1. This includes Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington, TN
  2. Earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income AND one of the following:
    1. Contain one or more individuals who has either qualified for unemployment benefits OR experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID–19) outbreak (applicant must put this in writing) OR
    2. Contain one or more individuals who can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions, or other evidence.

Please Encourage Eligible Households To:

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Upcoming Events

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Westhaven Elementary Virtual Norms for Online Classrooms

Parents, please help us with the following Virtual Norms to ensure we continue to have a successful year of learning:

  • Students CANNOT eat food while in class virtually.
  • Students MUST be in a designated area for learning that requires them to sit upright. Students cannot lay down at any time. Students cannot be in bed.
  • Student SHOULD have a quiet area- free of noise, no tv, no music during virtual learning.
  • Students CANNOT have covers or blankets over their body.
  • Students CANNOT wear hoodies or hats on their head.
  • Students MUST have on tops and bottoms.
  • Students MUST remain in the class from 8:00-3:00 each day to receive full credit for the day.
  • Students MUST show their faces (video on) on the screen.
  • Students MUST stay on mute until the teacher advises them otherwise.
  • Students should wear headphones while learning virtually to block out excess noise in their background.

If your child attends a daycare or community center each day while virtually learning, we are asking parents to communicate the above Virtual Expectations with these centers.