The Compass

Week of September 27, 2021

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Hello Westside Families! Thank you for continuing to support your child's educational journey as we enter into the final stretch of the first nine weeks. Teachers have begun parent conferences on an "as needed" basis, but if you would like to meet, please reach out to them to set up an appointment.

Last week our 1st and 2nd graders excitedly shopped at the Explorer Exchange to purchase different items with their Compass Cash. This week all remaining grades will have the opportunity to shop, so be sure to ask your child about it!

If you have not returned your IMPACT FORM, please complete and return as soon as possible. This document helps fund our schools and account for every child.

The School Board voted to extend the mask mandate until October 29th. Again, parents have the opportunity to obtain a medical exemption or IEP/504 exemption. All other students will be expected to wear a mask regardless of parent preference. The School Board also moved to address exemptions on quarantining students who are close contact to minimize time students are out of school. Please see the BPS website for more details.

Walk To School Day is coming up on Wednesday October 6th. We will meet at the Fire/EMT Station sidewalk at 7:15 am and walk to school together! Families are welcome to join in the fun!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

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Congratulations To....

The Westside staff selected Mrs. Bobbie Wallace, a 3rd grade teacher, as their Teacher-of-the-Year and Mrs. Jessica Waugh, our school secretary, as their Employee-of-the-Year. Each of these ladies excel in their roles and impact students and our school community daily!

School Advisory Council (SAC)

If you are interested in serving on our School Advisory Council, please submit your name via the form sent home in the Thursday Folder. We are looking for dedicated stakeholders to help guide our mission and vision for Westside. Questions? Email Mrs. Tison at:

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Thank you to those who attended our PTO meeting on 9/20! Please look for a form in the Thursday folder this week to join our board or volunteer with us.

Our next meeting is on October 27th at 3:30p. We will be meeting in-person but will also have a zoom link available for those interested in participating virtually.

Title 1 Updates

Our Title 1 team has been working hard with students to provide interventions and support staff in small group instruction within the classrooms. We are currently working on plans to provide tutoring options for students and our first Family Engagement Night in October which will be focused on Math.

Westside Explorers Are Learning Every Moment of Every Day!

Kindergarteners continue to grow in their literacy and independence during Reading Stations.

Mrs. McKinney kicked off her Physical Fitness unit with a Fuel Up to Play60 GoNoodle video. Explorers are learning to take time to eat healthy foods, drink enough water and PLAY 60 minutes or more EVERYDAY!

Please send a mask and reusable water bottle with your child daily!

Upcoming Events

  • September 29-30- Vision & Hearing Screenings
  • October 5th- End of 1st nine weeks
  • October 6th- Walk To School Day!!
  • October 15th- Report Cards Issued
  • October 18th- SAC Meeting @3:00p
  • October 27th- PTO Meeting @3:30p