Westwood Wire

August 1, 2021

Dear Westwood Families,

We hope that you have enjoyed a fun and relaxing summer.


Thank you for taking the time to review the first 21-22 Westwood Wire, campus newsletter. Our goal is for parent communication to be proactive, timely, and relevant. Please access our newsletters in your email inbox, Westwood Twitter & Facebook pages, school website and PTA platforms every Sunday through August 22nd and every three weeks after that. In addition to a message from me, the topics will include campus updates, academics, athletics, counseling and fine arts. We hope to continue our collaboration with you by compiling our communication in a way that is meaningful to you and allows you to best engage with the wonderful work being done at Westwood Junior High.


We look forward to seeing all our Wolves on campus for a safe and successful 21-22 school year. We continue to be vigilant of campus safety and will follow State, Local and District guidelines. Students and campus personnel are encouraged but not required to wear masks this year and we ask that you partner with us to ensure that all students feel welcome, included, accepted and belong at Westwood Junior High.


The Westwood leadership team is ready to welcome our new teachers to campus this week. We are excited about these new Wolves and know that they will fit seamlessly into our campus's expectation of excellence. The following week, all faculty and staff will return for a week of team building and preparation for our students.


Please mark your calendars for Schedule Pick-Up on Thursday August 12 for 8th grade - 3:30pm-4:30pm & 7th grade - 4:30-6pm. Details will be included in next week’s Westwood Wire.


The first day of school is Tuesday August 17th, when all students will report to campus. Wolf Camp will begin the school day on August 17th and 18th with your student’s advisory period teacher. During this time students will participate in campus orientation, getting to know you activities, presentation of expectations, and 7th graders will receive their Chromebooks. The revised bell schedule for both August 17th and August 18th will be sent in an upcoming Westwood Wire.


The faculty and staff at Westwood are ready to connect with your students on Tuesday, August 17th. If you have any questions please reach out and ask. We are excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year!


Sincerely,

Katie Mottram

Principal

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Online Enrollment for the 2021 - 2022 School Year

All students must be enrolled for the 2021 - 2022 school year! If you have not done so already or have questions on how to start this process please reach out to Ms. Rodriguez at 469-593-3510.

For more information visit - risd.org/enrollonline.


Computer assistance available at RISD's Backpack Bash on 7/31 & 8/7 - see flyer below.

Chromebook Insurance

Deadline to purchase coverage: September 6, 2021

Insurance with Worth Ave. Group will protect the device against an assortment of

damages. This insurance policy will provide full replacement cost coverage. This policy is also transferable to a replacement unit. More Information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4r-74-P4EhiJV9W4IwexzvnU5qb5Ypj/view?ts=6102c982



To purchase please visit: https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/richardson-isd/

Deadline to purchase coverage: September 6, 2021

Schedule Pick Up

Mark your calendar for Schedule Pick up!


August 12, 2021


8th Grade: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

7th Grade: 4:30 - 6 pm


More information to come in next weeks Westwood Wire!

2021 - 2022 Bell Schedule

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School Supply List

Download the 2021 - 2022 School Supply list below!

Dress Code

The Westwood Dress Code encourages a standard of dress that reflects a commitment to self-respect, pride in our school, and educational excellence.


(UPDATED) The district encourages the wearing of facial coverings in the form of face masks. Masks must not have any messaging or imagery that is deemed inappropriate or offensive.


Dress should be clean, neat, appropriate, and have a positive effect on the learning environment. For items not covered in the bullet points (below) the Administration Team reserves the right to make judgment calls when it is in the best interest of the learning community.


  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses are acceptable as long as they are no higher than the students finger tips when arms flat at their side.

  • Jeans and pants can have holes in them as long as the holes are no higher than the acceptable length of skirts and shorts.

  • Shirt or dress shoulder straps must be at least two inches wide.

  • All shirts/tops must cover the length of the students torso. Tops that expose midriffs or are low cut will not be worn.

  • No head wear (unless of religious nature) including (but not limited to) ballcaps, cowboy hats, bandanas, beanies and hoods.

  • No offensive or inappropriate slogans or logo’s on any item of clothing (i.e. advertisements for liquor, beer, cigarettes, etc.)

  • No undergarments will be shown at any time.

  • No pajamas or house slippers. No blankets will be allowed.

  • Shoes should reflect the students' day's activities. Heels greater than 3-inches will not be worn.

Vaccine Info

Upcoming free student COVID vaccination events and opportunities:

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