The Wildcat Chat

a West View Elementary School parent newsletter

January 21, 2022

100th Day of School- Tuesday, January 25th

What would it be like to be 100 years old?? We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 25th with "Dress Like You're 100 Years Old" for students and staff members.

D6 COVID Testing Sites

Staff and Students of Spartanburg District Six can make an appointment for a COVID test at either of these locations using the link provided:


District Office Location - https://hipaa.jotform.com/220184398124152

Master Skill Center Location - https://hipaa.jotform.com/220118779488165


Upcoming Dates


January 25- 100th Day of School (Students and Staff Dress Up Like A Centenarian)

FREE ACADEMIC HELP FOR STUDENTS

Student Support for Academic Assistance Available From SCDE and SCSL


Recently, the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina State Library (SCSL) announced a $1.5 million partnership to address the continuing academic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tutor.com is available for families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students will have access to highly-qualified tutors in over 200 subject

areas. In addition to individual tutoring, Tutor.com provides a service for administering practice tests to determine if students are on the trajectory for content mastery as well as submit writing assignments for review and feedback.

Further, in addition to improving grades, tutors of Tutor.com assist with time management and planning strategies.


Participants will access Tutor.com through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library at www.scdiscus.org and may engage in the number of sessions needed to meet their academic goal for improvement.

2021-22 WVES School Improvement Council

The West View Elementary School Improvement Council (SIC) is a state legislated organization in which parents, community members, teachers, and administrators work together in planning for our school. The main goals of the SIC are:

  • To participate in revising the five-year school improvement plan.
  • To assist in implementing the plan and evaluating the outcomes.
  • To assist in the writing of annual updates.
  • To advise on the spending of incentive funds if the school receives an award.
  • To write the narrative of the school report card in conjunction with the principal.



Our 2021-22 School Improvement Council:


April Bartsch

Michelle Brock

Shana Browning

Shyasia Jeter

Vivian Means

Caterrace Moore

Kalli Sandifer

Richard Smith

Amanda Zibell


James Lies, Chairman

Amy Faulkner, Ex Officio

WEST VIEW FACULTY SHOUT OUTS!

Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to recognize or praise for being awesome? Please complete the WVES Faculty Shout Out Form to share the good things you see (or hear from your children) happening at West View Elementary School! We are all one team working together to ensure that "All Children are Experiencing Success". Thank you for partnering with us at West View. We are better together!

West View Faculty and Staff Shout Out Form

click this link to complete the Google form

NOMINATE A WEST VIEW TEACHER FOR FSI TEACHER OF THE WEEK

Use the link below to nominate a teacher for FSI Teacher of the Week.

After a one year reboot as the "Teacher Heroes of Covid-19", we are very pleased to announce that the FSIoffice and the Carolina Panthers "Teacher of the Week" is back for its 12th year. We want to shine a light on the very best teachers in North and South Carolina this school year and give some hard earned recognition to those teachers who go above and beyond in service to their students. Nominations are open now so make sure you help us spread the word.

Updates about School Breakfast and Lunch

Parents,

We have been notified about supply chain issues with our food trucks. This may affect the accuracy of planned school menus. Our food service department is working hard to ensure menus are as close as possible to the described choices. Our school breakfast/lunch is FREE to ALL students and includes many organic fresh fruits and vegetables grown on our District Six Farm.


Use this link to access the menus for breakfast and lunch. As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are FREE this year for all students.


https://myschoolmenus.com/

West View Car Line Reminders


Car loading pick-up spots:

Willis Road Pickup

4K students and any student coming from the direction of Willis Road, turn in on Copperline Road off of Willis Road.


Cafeteria Side Pickup

K-2nd grade students, siblings of K-2 students


5th Grade Side Pickup

3rd - 5th grade students

(Please note: If your child is in 3rd-5th grade but they have a younger sibling, they can be picked up together at Willis Road or the Cafeteria.)


Car Loading Reminders

● Engines must be turned off while students are loading and should remain off until the teacher on duty notifies you that all students are safely loaded.

● Please stay in your vehicle while your child is walking to your car.

● Our campus is a tobacco and smoke free zone.

● Please have your car tag displayed on the dash of your car. Without a car tag, you will be asked to drive to the front office to show your ID.

● Students must be picked up by 2:50pm.

● If your child is going home a different way other than what was stated on Meet the Teacher Day, a written note will need to be given to the child’s teacher explaining the change in transportation.

Student safety is our utmost concern.

Our teachers work hard to load students as quickly and safely as possible.

Please contact the school administration

or the school resource officer if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help in making our dismissal time run smoothly and safely!

Parent Resources Section

2021-2022 Spartanburg 6 Covid Information Center

Use this link to access the District 6 COVID-19 information Center, updated daily.

Meet Our Newest Wildcats!

West View Elementary is proud to welcome our newest Wildcats for the 2021-2022 school year! We invite you to get to know our newest team additions!

A Message from the Principal

Dear West View Families,

It is my pleasure, along with the entire faculty and staff, to welcome you to West View Elementary School, Home of the Wildcats!


As your child’s principal, I promise to make decisions that prioritize safety, recognize each student as a unique individual, and facilitate a challenging and supportive school environment for ALL. Open and clear communication between school and home is vital to the success of our school.


To accomplish our goals this year, I invite you to play an active role in your child’s school success by committing to the following:


  • creating a positive home learning environment with healthy bedtime routines
  • attending conferences and school-wide events
  • encouraging your child to follow school procedures
  • modeling good citizenship and respect for others
  • communicating with your child’s teachers


There are numerous opportunities for you to be involved, including PTO. We are actively recruiting PTO members to help with the many ways we support students. We look forward to building a school-family partnership and appreciate your support.

Welcome to our school where wonderful things are happening!


Sincerely,

Amy L. Faulkner

Principal

West View Elementary School

West View Elementary School, in partnership with its entire community, will educate each student by providing a positive, challenging, and enriched learning environment that enables each student to become a life-long learner and a responsible citizen in an increasingly global society.