Westwood Middle School
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
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 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
Quarter 4 Incentive
Westwood 2022-23 Yearbooks
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
All final payments are due April 17th
5th grade class trip
ClevelandDate: May 24, 2023
6th grade class trip
Put In BayDate: May 16, 2023
7th grade class trip
Greenfield Village, MichiganDate: May 4, 2023