Weekly Update



Dear Westside Families:

Dear Westside Families,

It has been a pleasure serving you and your children this year. I hope you have a wonderful summer, and I am looking forward to working with you for the 22-23 school year.

Our school office will be closed beginning June 27th. Please feel free to contact me through the summer at ocean.kuykendall@hoodriver.k12.or.us

21-22 Class Placements: Notification of your child’s classroom placement will be shared the last week in August.

We are currently asking parents of NEW STUDENTS to register their children for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Please let your friends and family know. Our goal is to have a clear forecast of Fall enrollment so we can plan accordingly. New Student Enrollment Link


We are so thankful for our PTO this year! We are happy to announce our new PTO officers!

President: Jenny Lorenzen

Vice President: Ashley Fogle

Treasurer: Ginger Shepherd

Secretary: Sarai Benavides



Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when Union troops reached Galveston Bay, Texas, to inform the enslaved African-Americans there that they, along with the more than 250,000 other enslaved Black people in the state, were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.

Texas and many southern states celebrated the anniversary of the event the following year. The holiday also referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day” received renewed interest recently. Texas declared the day a state holiday in 1980. All 50 states and the Federal government now recognize Juneteenth. 10 Books for Adults, Teens, and Kids to Celebrate Juneteenth

Upcoming Dates

No School June 20th

Field Day June 21

Last Day of School June 22nd

COVID-19 Positive Students:

A student that is positive for Covid 19 must isolate at home for 5 days since test date, 24 hours fever free, and other symptoms improved. The student should wear a mask for 5 days {days 6-10} after the end of the 5 day isolation period.

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Contact Information


WSES Principal

541-386-1535 ext 4790

Dan Barnard⎜Vice Principal⎜dan.barnard@hoodriver.k12.or.us 541-387-5057 ext 4792

Julie Davis Secretary/Bookkeeper⎜julie.davis@hoodriver.k12.or.us 541-386-1535 ext 4795

Erica Torres⎜Bilingual Secretary⎜erica.torres@hoodriver.k12.or.us 541-386-1535 ext 4796

Leah Yost⎜ Support Specialist⎜leah.yost@hoodriver.k12.or.us 541-386-1535 ext 4711

Sarai Benavides⎜Engagement Specialist⎜sarai.benavides@hoodriver.k12.or.us

541-386-1535 ext 4737