Weekend Wire

October 25, 2020


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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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10/26--Apex backpack pick up- Make up Day

10/26--Virtual and Homeschool Picture Day--Details to follow

10/26-10/30--Red Ribbon Week


10/30--Halloween Costume Day


11/5 SSC - virtual meeting

Roadrunner News

Schedule Change

Thank you all for your understanding for our need to change the schedule for on campus learners. As a reminder, beginning Monday October 26th, students will be dismissed 10 minutes earlier from each session. See times below.

AM session 10:35

PM Session 2:20

We have got a great rhythm going with our check in procedures. We no longer need the additional time as students arrive. Therefore, check in times will be as follows:

AM session 7:40 - 7:55 (class begins at 8 a.m.)

PM Session 11:25 - 11:40 (class begins at 11:45 a.m.)

Red Ribbon Week

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(Please follow all Halloween costume guidelines as outlined below. Safety mask will need to be worn in lieu of costume masks.)

Upload to our yearbook site and share via our WWES Facebook page or Westwood Elementary PTA Facebook page


This year the County is using Westwood Elementary as a Polling Venue. The polls will be open for 4 days this year (Saturday, October 31st thru Tuesday, November 3rd) to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the 2020 Presidential General Election.

  • Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To help reduce traffic during the school day, we encourage you to vote on the weekend if possible. If you are voting at Westwood on Monday or Tuesday, please park Off Campus and avoid student drop-off and pick-up times.

Please be prepared for extra traffic on these two days.

Virtual Learners Picture Day

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October 26th (Virtual Learners/PHEP Homeschool)

Families need to sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48aba62baaf9c25-westwood to reserve a spot for picture day. If you have multiple children please reserve a spot for each child. Pictures will be taken in the MPR. Parents will not be allowed into the MPR but can walk their child to the door and wait outside. Masks are required (students will take them off for the pictures) and please follow social distancing guidelines.

If you are not comfortable with your child coming to the MPR to have their picture taken, you will have a chance to submit your own photograph. Information will be shared at a later date.

Halloween is ON!!

Students will be able to wear costumes and have a little fun. Our students should adhere to the standards of appropriate dress for a regular school day: wear shoes (no high heels), no bare midriffs, etc. It is important to remember that we have very young children on campus that would be easily frightened by scary or gory costumes, Students should not wear imitation bloody clothes or horror masks. Students should not bring swords, imitation guns, pirate hooks, knives or weapons of any kind. Please, no inflatable costumes this year. Safety mask will need to be worn in lieu of costume masks.

Safety Reminder

The safety of your children is very important to us!! Please pull up to the curb to pick up your children. Children then go from the curb directly into their cars. Parents should remain in their cars. Cars cannot pick up from the passing lane. If walking, please use the sidewalk. Do not walk through the parking lot, as it is not safe due to passing traffic. With this in mind, parking in the lot is also not encouraged.

When dropping off students, students should exit the car from the right hand side. Parents should remain in their cars. Please do not park and let your students out in the parking lot.

Let's work together to keep our students safe!!


Attention fourth and fifth graders: Do you like helping other students? Do you have ideas to make Westwood even more awesome? Join Student Council and represent your class! Student Council will meet virtually after school to accommodate both hybrid and VLA schedules. Please submit an online application by Monday, October 26th telling us why you would be an excellent student leader at our school. Two students from each fourth and fifth grade class will be selected and notified by Monday, Nov. 2nd. Fifth graders who served on Student Council are automatically invited to rejoin Student Council this year but must submit an application. For any questions, please email Mrs. Varga at rvarga@powayusd.com.

Health and Safety Agreement

In order for your child to continue attending school on campus, you must read and acknowledge the Health and Safety Agreement. If you have not completed this yet, please press the button below to complete this document. No printing required.

Health Office Notes

Please remember to be proactive and prescreen your student at home prior to leaving for school. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home. If your child has developed any one of the symptoms below while at school, they must be sent home immediately. Parent(s) will be notified to pick up their student immediately.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Per the CDC Guidelines: The individual may return based on one of the following:

a) 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

b) With proof of negative PCR COVID viral test, may return after 3 days if all symptoms are fully resolved; or after 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

c) A signed note from a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA (who manages that condition) must: confirm the chronic diagnosis (i.e., cites labs, date-of record when diagnosed); include provider’s contact information; explain how symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19; and be accompanied by signed consent for school to interact with MD, DO, NP, or PA.

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Masks versus Gators

Thank you for your patience as we navigate our understanding and figure out what masks work best for students. Following the district guidelines, gators are allowed if they are two layers and stay up in the correct position. We ask students to check if they are two layers thick. So far we have only seen one that is in fact two layers thick. We do have plenty of masks available for students as do classroom teachers. We have both paper masks (similar to medical masks) and cloth masks.

Library Time Newsletter

Bringing the Library to You

Oct. 26-30, 2020

Storytime Lessons with Mrs. Whitelock. I’m excited to bring the library to you! Please share these read alouds lessons with your children.

Kindergarten- 2nd Grade: Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr

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Calling All Roadrunner Artists!

Reflections has gone Virtual this year!

Reflect, Create Art and Be Recognized by submitting your work online!

WWES PTA 2020 Reflections Entry Form and Upload

(Please note: you can use your students PUSD account to authenticate with Google if you don't have a Gmail address)

Submissions Needed by November 5th, 2020

Entry Guidelines can be found on our WWES PTA Reflections page: https://www.westwoodelementarypta.com/reflections.html

For questions or help, please contact: westwoodroadrunnerpta@gmail.com

PTA Membership

The year may look different but Westwood still needs you! Join the PTA so we can all work together to make this year the best possible.

For more information and to join, please press the button below


Have you uploaded any school photos yet for the yearbook? There are folders for the Apex Remix, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween and more so upload those photos here!!!

Be sure to order your 2020-21 yearbooks today here . There is a 5% discount if you order by October 31st! Use passcode: 1015978769242468

Or scan here: