Upcoming Dates

  • Meet the Teacher

    Tuesday, August 6th @ 12 PM – 2 PM 

  • First Day of School

    Wednesday, August 7th 

  • Kinder Conferences – Early dismissal for Kinder

    August 7th – 9th @ 11:30 AM

  • Kinder Boohoo Wahoo – Library

    Wednesday, August 7th  @ 9:00 AM

  • WCS Governance/Board Committee Meeting

    Thursday, August 8th @ 5:30 PM & @ 6:30 PM 

Celebrations

Our 8th grade WEB leaders participated in a 2 day training to learn how to be mentors and leaders for our incoming 6th grade students.

Our 8th grade WEB leaders participated in a 2 day training to learn how to be mentors and leaders for our incoming 6th grade students.

We are so excited to have all of our staff back on campus, getting prepared for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers started on Wednesday collaborating with teams and setting goals for the year ahead.

We are so excited to have all of our staff back on campus, getting prepared for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers started on Wednesday collaborating with teams and setting goals for the year ahead.

Part of staff training before each school year is focused on safety. The entire staff participated in emergency preparedness drills and finished with CPR certification.

Part of staff training before each school year is focused on safety. The entire staff participated in emergency preparedness drills and finished with CPR certification.

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Announcements

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for the August BASE newsletter 

Class Lists: Click HERE to view 2019-2020 Class Lists. 

First day of School: The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year is Wednesday, August 7th. Kindergarten through 5th grade start at 8:30 AM on the blacktop, while 6th through 8th grade students will report to their advisory classes at 8:15 AM. Kindergarten students will dismiss at 11:30 AM, while 1st through 8th grade students will dismiss at 1:30 PM. 

Morning Timeline: Please observe the following times when dropping students off in the mornings:

  • 7:00-7:50 AM – All students must be checked into BASE. Click HERE for the registration packet. 
  • 7:50-8:15 AM – Breakfast is available in the cafeteria, or students can play on the blacktop 
  • 8:12 AM – Middle school students report to advisory
  • 8:15 AM – Middle school advisory starts
  • 8:25 AM – K-5 students line up at their classroom numbers on the black top.
  • 8:30 AM – K-5 morning line up starts

Spirit Shirts: Every student will receive this year’s Spirit Shirt at Meet the Teacher. If a student needs to exchange their shirt for a different size, please visit the front office for assistance. 

2019-2020 Staff: Click HERE to see a slideshow of our 2019-2020 Staff. 

Back to School Night: Save the date for Back to School Night, Wednesday, August 21st. See session times below: 

  • 6th–8th
    • Session 1 – 5:00-5:40
    • Session 2 – 6:00-6:40
  • K–5th
    • Session 1 – 6:00-6:30
    • Session 2 – 6:40-7:10

In Case You Missed It: 

Meet the Teacher: We are excited to welcome our families to campus for Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, August 6th from 12 – 2PM. During this time, students will be able to meet their new teacher and see their new classroom. Parents will receive information regarding arrival and dismissal, including their Car Line Pick Up Placards 

School Supplies: Westlake Charter School provides all of the supplies needed for students to learn throughout the day. The only supplies your student will need you to provide is an empty backpack, an optional lunch box, and an optional water bottle. We purchase all pencils, paper, scissors, crayons, paint, etc. for students to use in class. We do ask families to donate $25 to offset the cost of the school supplies. Click HERE to make your school supply and field lesson donation. 

7th Grade TDAP: 7th grade families – if you haven’t already turned in your proof of the TDAP immunization, please email it to admin@westlakecharter.com or turn it into the front office at Meet the Teacher. As a reminder, 7th grade students will not be able to attend school without this immunization.

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Welcome to the Westlake Association of Volunteer Explorers (WAVE)! WAVE is the parent group of Westlake Charter School and every family is a member. There are no dues or applications to fill out. We work together with the school to plan community building events, fundraise, accomplish goals and, most importantly, support our students. WAVE encourages families to volunteer at least 30 hours a year, whether it is in the classroom, at a festival, on a field trip or another way. We truly are better together!

Please be sure to check back here every week for important announcements, event signups, volunteer opportunities and more.

WAVE Calendar of Events: WAVE has a full calendar of events planned for the upcoming school year and we are excited to share it with you. Please Click HERE to access the full schedule of events, meetings, coffee talks and more. Many events are still in need of leads and volunteers so please contact Jess Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator, at jess.wilson417@gmail.com for more information or to start getting involved today. These incredible events cannot happen without your support!

Facebook Parents Group: Did you know that WAVE has a Facebook page specifically for families to connect and communicate regarding school and community events? If you haven’t already, please be sure to join the group by Click HERE. Just a reminder, the page is not for communicating with WCS Administration or staff.

Walking School Bus: Our incredible Walking School Bus is back and we hope you can help us continue to grow the program. Westlake is lucky enough to have a daily Walking School Bus in the morning from Burberry Park and back in the afternoon. In the morning we meet at 7:50 and begin walking promptly at 8. In the afternoon students (grades 1-8 only) meet by the cafeteria and arrive back to Burberry Park by 3:40pm. 

This program is a great way to connect with other families, get fresh air, avoid the school traffic and get some exercise. Parents/guardians are welcome to walk with the group or drop off/pick up. 

We need volunteers to make this program fun and safe for our students. Please reach out to Amber Hustead at westlakew2s@jibe.org to find out how you can get involved. Thank you families!

Spirit Store: Our brand new Spirit Store opens this week so be on the lookout for a flyer in your student’s backpack, samples at Meet the Teacher and Back to School Night and a link in next week’s newsletter. There are some new items that your family is going to love!