Westland Update- Late July

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New Student Orientations

Welcome new families!

Students new to Westland are invited to join a summer orientation session- either in person or virtually.

Our 90 minute, in person sessions are…

  • Session 3: August 12 (9:00-10:30 AM)

  • Session 4: August 12 (11:00 AM- 12:30 PM)

Our 60 minute, virtual sessions are…

  • Session 5: August 19 (10:00-11:00 AM)

  • Session 6: August 19 (6:00-7:00 PM)

Transportation is not provided. But smiles, answers and building tours are!

Please register here.

Parent Info Sessions

On July 20 we hosted information sessions for parents new to Westland. Our slides are linked here! Parent Orientation, Summer 2021

We will host two more, in person sessions for parents that align with the August 12th sessions for students. 9:00-10:30 and 11:00-12:30 Please register here. Parent Orientation Sign Up

Lastly, we will offer a virtual information session for parents on Aug 26 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. The link will be forwarded closer to the date.

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A Mini Day for All New Students- Th Aug 26

ALL 6TH GRADERS, ALL 7TH GRADERS and any 8th graders new to Westland are encouraged to attend a mini-day orientation on Thursday, August 26 from 8:15-12:00.

You will get your schedules, meet your teachers and see your classrooms! MCPS bus transportation WILL be provided to those who are eligible for buses. (We will share the routes as soon as we get them from the transportation office.)

No registration necessary!

We cannot wait to meet many of you and see many of you again.

Regardless of summer school, we want all of our incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to keep their minds strong by:For details, visit our Summer Learning webpage

MYP Summer Exploration Book Choices

Choose one (or more) of these four books to frame your MYP Summer Exploration and complete the assignments within the MYP online course.

  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Stamped for Kids by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Class Act by Jerry Craft

Call Westland at 301.320.6515 if you wish to check one of the books out from the school or secure them at your local library.

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Who's Got Next? Service Learning All-Stars

Congratulations to our thirty-seven 8th (now 9th!) graders and five 7th (now 8th!) graders who earned the Superintendent's Service Award for earning 75 service learning hours during middle school. This is the requirement to GRADUATE!

Incoming 5th, 6th and 7th graders can earn hours this summer!

Please review the materials on the Student Service Learning website. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/ssl/

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Meet our counselors

Our counselors work some, but not all, days during the summer. Please email them directly or call the counseling office at 301.320.6525. They are happy to help!

Westland Spirit Wear and PE Clothing- online store closes THIS Sunday!

In "normal" years, students change their clothes each day for physical education (PE) class. We are 95% sure students will change their clothes this year too but we are awaiting decisions from the state and the county. Students will be expected to wear navy, gray, white or black clothing or anything with Westland on it!

If you wish to order clothing now, shop our online store for Westland PE clothing and spirt wear now through July 25. The items will be shipped to the school mid-August for you to pick up. (Or you can pay an additional charge for the item(s) to be shipped directly to your home.)

Visit the Westland online store and represent wildcat nation!

You will also be able to purchase Westland t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants and sweatshirts from physical education teachers during the first week of school if you do not order online.

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School Supplies

We supply…

  • Chromebook, charger and case

  • Locks for lockers

  • All workbooks and texts

You supply...

  • A backpack

  • Headphones or earbuds

  • A 3 ring notebook with locking rings

  • Lined paper

  • Pens, pencils

  • A set of colored pencils

  • Glue sticks

  • A pencil pouch

  • A calculator (Chromebooks have sufficient calculator functionality for all of our math classes. However, if your child prefers a handheld calculator they will need a TI-83+ or TI-84 calculator for Algebra and Honors Geometry classes. The school can also loan calculators.)

  • Non-aerosol deodorant (for physical education class)

  • (optional) A planner/calendar book

New this year---students may bring their backpacks or messenger bags into classes with them.

Labels Fundraiser for Westland

What does the Serino family do to label all our stuff? We use a Sharpie!

But if you are going to purchase labels for your kids, why not support a fundraiser for Westland? (A portion of the proceeds from your Mabel's Labels purchase comes to Westland.)


Running Calendar- New info in bold


  • Th, 8/26- Mini Day orientation for students new to Westland- 8:15 AM-12:00 Noon
  • M, 8/30- First Day of School


  • W, 9/1- School portraits taken outdoors (during PE classes)
  • M, 9/6- Holiday, schools closed
  • Tu, 9/7- Schools closed
  • Tu, 9/14- Back to School Night, 7 pm (format to be determined)

Contact Us

Main Office (301.320.6515)

Counseling/Registrar Office (301.320.6525)