Westwood Middle School

April Newsletter

Westwood Families-

We hope this update finds you well and looking forward to some warmer, sunny days ahead. Spring Break has sprung on us and we will be enjoying some much needed time off next week. When we return on April 17th we will have a little over 6 weeks left in the school year. Please continue to check powerschool and have those conversations with your students regarding their academic progress. As a reminder for those students who hope to participate in a fall sport, their 4th quarter grades are what make them eligible for middle school and high school fall sports. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

To contact the Main Office, please call 440-284-8017

PBIS Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete our parent survey regarding PBIS. We appreciate all feedback as we look to make improvements in the coming year.

OST Information

Your 5th, 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade Elyria student will be taking his/her spring Ohio State Testing in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. The state testing is one way to inform us on how well your child is growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future instruction so that we can best prepare your child for long-term success. Below you will find your child’s testing dates and information on how you can support your child during his or her assessments.

Ways to help prepare your child for the Spring State Assessments:

  • Have discussions with your child letting him/her know that the assessments were created to make sure they are on track from grade to grade.

  • Visit the website for ongoing information, sample test items and practice tests.


April 18- Math part 1- ALL grade levels

April 20- Math part 2- ALL grade levels

April 25- Science part 1- 5th/8th

April 27- Science part 2- 5th/8th

From the Nurse

News From The Nurse

March is National Nutrition Month

April - News From the Nurse

Immunization Schedules: Check with your health care provider to make sure you are properly immunized, especially children entering Kindergarten and rising 7th graders. All 11 year old students are required to have a TDap booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and Meningococcal prior to entering 7th grade. Please do not wait until school starts as most places are hard to get into during the last minute rush. Please send the new immunizations to the clinic with your student, fax, email, in person etc. so we know the student got them.

A Word About Head Lice - This can happen to anyone, it’s not uncommon. Most head lice are transmitted from head to head contact by crawling, they can not fly. Check your children regularly, and if head lice are found, consult a healthcare provider regarding treatment options. Follow package directions and comb out lice and nits thoroughly. While this is a time consuming task, it is also very effective at preventing repeat cycles. Clean all items that may have been in contact with your child’s head (combs, brushes, linens, stuffed animals, coats, hats). Let your child’s close friends and parents know so they too can check regularly. Report all cases to the school.

Thank you and have a wonderful spring break!

Rose Hess RN. BSN. LSN.

Westwood School Nurse

April Dates

April 3- 5/6 Incentive trip to Main Event

April 4- 7/8 Incentive trip to Main Event

April 5- Music Recruitment during school for 5th grade

April 6- Track (Away)

April 7-16- Spring Break

April 17- School resumes

April 18- OST Math part 1

April 18- Track (Home)

April 20- OST Math part 2

April 20- Track (Away)

April 20- DC parent meeting

April 20- Tech E Club

April 25- OST Science 5/8 grade

April 25- Track (Home)

April 26- 8th grade to Lorain Palace Theater for Holocaust Survivor

April 27- OST Science 5/8 grade

April 27- Track (Away)

8th Grade Formal

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Quarter 4 Incentive

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Westwood 2022-23 Yearbooks

Price $25

You may order your Westwood Year Book using the following link:


There are also paper order forms in the office that are available upon request.

Thank you for your support.

All orders due by April 7

Class Trips

All final payments are due April 17th

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