October 25, 2020
Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!
DATES TO NOTE:
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
10/31-11/3 --WESTWOOD IS A POLLING VENUE
11/5 SSC - virtual meeting
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
- 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
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!!
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 email@example.com.
Health and Safety Agreement
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: