Westside Pride

November 2020

Westside Featured In New Film By Nebraska Loves Public Schools

Standing Up to Covid: Westgate Elementary

Elementary Extended Campus Learning Registration

As a District, we believe that the best place for students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally is at school with their peers and our dedicated staff. We realize that for some families, there are circumstances that make being on campus very difficult. For families who are required for medical reasons and for those who wish to continue at-home, extended campus learning will be made available for the second semester of the school year.

Families must submit their intent for Extended Campus Learning by December 1.

Click here to register.

The deadline for Secondary Extended Campus Learning for 2nd Semester has already passed. If you have questions or concerns about this, please email feedback@westside66.net.

Take Home Meals Available For Students

Beginning Wednesday, 12/02, the first week Westside Community Schools transitions back to “Yellow” status, Westside Nutrition Services will continue to offer take home meals for students for days that they are not in-class learning. This is for both those students attending in “Yellow” as well as all Extended campus learners. All meals are free for the entire school year:

  • K-8 learners can pick up meals on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the following locations.

    • Oakdale Elementary School; 9801 West Center Road

    • Swanson Elementary School; 410 South 86th Street

    • Westgate Elementary School; 7802 Hascall Street

    • Westbrook Elementary School; 1312 Robertson Drive

  • Additionally, Westside Nutritional Services will be offering extended hours for pick up, Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for..

    • K-8 Learners can pick up free meals each Wednesday from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Westside Middle School

    • 9-12 Learners can pick up free meals each Wednesday from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Westside High School

All students/parents/households picking up meals will receive breakfast and lunch for either three days, for those students attending in-class learning during the “Yellow” status, or five days, if your student is attending Extended Campus At Home learning. Please come to the front entrance of the schools listed to be directed to the where meal pickup is located.

Winter Is Coming

Please download the Westside Community Schools Snow Day Card attached below, to ensure you have contact and closing information in case of a Snow Day or Cold Day this school year!


Westside has a team of School Social Workers who function as a link between the home, school and community. We can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process of students. From Thanksgiving meal assistance, to help paying utility bills, and access to our Westside Family Resource Center, we want to make sure our students and their families have the support they need to succeed in school and at home.



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THANK YOU to the Beau and Sarah Konigsberg Family, the Westside Foundation, and the W Club, for helping organize the Westside Family Resource Center! This new facility in the Pipal Park Community Center at Westgate will provide food options, clothing and more resources to Westside students and their families at no cost to them.

Click here for more photos from the dedication earlier this month.

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Prairie Lane Elementary

Exterior work is in final stages with completion of vehicular paving and striping. Asphalt pedestrian paths on the east side of the school are being replaced with concrete paving. Playground improvements are nearly complete. A larger portion of the landscaping will be complete by the end of 2020, however the crews will seed the grass areas in the spring. Interior work is progressing including paint, tile, doors, cabinets, and ceilings. The gym flooring will be installed in December.

Baseball Field at Sunset Hills Elementary

Opening Spring of 2021 will be the newly repaired baseball field at Sunset Elementary. The field was previously unusable because of rocks and drainage issues. This beautiful field will serve Sunset Elementary and all Westside residents. The field depth will be 290" and the baseposts will be interchangeable to 70', 80' and 90'. The outfield will also have nice grass and soccer goals for pick-up games or scheduled team play. If you are interested in using the field, please email Jen Fox: fox.jennifer@westside66.net


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Child Passenger Safety: A Message From the National Safety Council

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children aged one-19 years. Ninety-four percent of Nebraskans use child safety seats, but nearly 85 percent of those seats are installed incorrectly. Buckling children in age and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Nebraska’s child passenger laws changed in 2019 to keep children safer as they travel. New provisions of the law include:

1. Children must ride rear-facing up to age 2 or until they reach the upper weight and height limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer;

2. Children up to age 8 must ride in a correctly installed car seat or booster seat;

3. Children up to age 8 must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seat belt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age

If you transport children, make sure their seats are installed correctly and they are the appropriate seats for their height, weight, age and developmental stage. Read the manuals of the child restraint and vehicle for correct installation. Child restraint manufactures have video instructions on their websites for assistance. The best way to know you are doing it right is to have your seat checked by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician- click here to find one in your area.