Upcoming Dates

  • WCS Development Committee Meeting

    Monday, October 19th @ 4:30 PM

  • WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meetings

    Thursday, October 22nd @ 5 PM & 6 PM 

  • Spirit Day – Role Model Day

    Friday, October 23rd 

  • WAVE Board Meeting

    Thursday, November 5th

  • Coffee Talk 

    Tuesday, November 10th 

Celebrations

We have been seeing some “Fun Friday” events popping up on campus. This has been the highlight of some of our students' weeks where they get to play and share some of the things they enjoy with other students that also enjoy the same thing. There are break out rooms with legos, stuffed animals, coloring, etc. This is a great way to build authentic connections and friendships during distance learning!

We have been seeing some “Fun Friday” events popping up on campus. This has been the highlight of some of our students’ weeks where they get to play and share some of the things they enjoy with other students that also enjoy the same thing. There are break out rooms with legos, stuffed animals, coloring, etc. This is a great way to build authentic connections and friendships during distance learning!

Our high school team is having so much fun visiting 6-8 Advisory classes to talk about our high school program.  These visits are also a call to action for our students about joining our High School Spirit Council!

Our high school team is having so much fun visiting 6-8 Advisory classes to talk about our high school program. These visits are also a call to action for our students about joining our High School Spirit Council!

Our fourth grade Explorers had the opportunity to experience a virtual field lesson with A Touch of Understanding. This amazing program provides disability awareness designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. It was an incredible learning experience!

Our fourth grade Explorers had the opportunity to experience a virtual field lesson with A Touch of Understanding. This amazing program provides disability awareness designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. It was an incredible learning experience!

Announcements

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Olympic Triathlon: We are excited that our Olympic Triathlon tradition will continue, even during Distance Learning! Our 13th annual Westlake Charter School Olympic Triathlon has officially begun! The Triathlon is not just about fundraising. It is about celebrating and supporting our three specialties of Art, Spanish and P.E. which are led by fully credentialed specialty teachers. Our annual Olympic Triathlon allows WCS to celebrate this trifecta and offer our family, friends and community a way to support this work.

  • Click HERE to watch our Olympic Triathlon Kick Off Video
  • On Friday, November 13th our students will participate in a special day of learning on the Olympic Triathlon Event Day. 
  • You can get started fundraising today! Please visit http://pledgestar.com/westlakecharter to set up a family donation page. You can customize it with student name(s), a photo and donation goal. It is easy to quickly request sponsors via email or text explaining why WCS is amazing and how they can help us meet our goal this year.
  • Our school wide goal is to have each student contribute $180 which represents $1 for every day of school. We encourage families to give what they can whether it is less or more than the goal amount. We are striving for 100% participation from all students to contribute at least $5 towards our Olympic Triathlon Fundraising efforts.
  • Over the years families have come up with many creative ways to fundraise during the Olympic Triathlon. Some ideas include: making and selling items, a lemonade or hot cocoa stand, sending a video about why they love WCS to potential donors, garage sales and more. You can raise money any way that works for your family!
  • Be on the lookout for information regarding the event, prizes, in person collection days and more. Thank you for your continued support!

NUSD Board Candidate Forum: Students from WCS, NP3, and NCS will be asking the NUSD Board Candidate questions in a forum on Tuesday, October 20th from 6-8pm. Click HERE for details. 

Walktober: Click HERE to join and continue to participate in the Jibe Student Challenge to track your walking and biking trips, challenge friends, complete your Walktober Passport, and earn prizes.  Click HERE to submit stories, poems, or essays about walking and biking on the Jibe The Write Way website. Participate in any or all of the opportunities during the month of October!

Progress Reports: Our first trimester Mid-Trimester Progress Reports were mailed home the week of October 5th. Please email admin@westlakecharter.com if you have not received your progress report.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your teacher. Click HERE to complete this form by October 18th to let us know that you have received your child’s Mid-Trimester Progress Report.  

High School Happenings:

Click HERE to visit our High School Communication website,  On this website, you will find all of the videos we have produced so far. Please submit any questions you have to the form linked on the webpage. Our high school team is eager to connect with our families to talk about our Westlake Charter High School.

In case you missed it:

Progress Toward Reopening Update: Click HERE for a letter regarding our reopening plans as we approach our next checkpoint. The next communication checkpoint will be November 15th at the end of the trimester. This letter explains the work we will do leading up to the next checkpoint to determine when we may be able to consider moving through to the next level of our reopening plans.

City of Sacramento Offers Free Digital Resources: The City of Sacramento has launched a Digital Equity Response program which will provide internet connectivity, devices and hotspots to qualifying families. You may qualify to receive internet services, computers and digital training at no cost if you are eligible for public assistance programs and live in the City of Sacramento. Apply by calling 211 or visit sacramentocovidrelief.org/digital.

Office Appointments: During Distance Learning, our office is not open for visitors. If you need to pick up a device, headphones, or missed a Distance Learning Kit pick up, please click HERE to make an appointment to pick up your item. Without an appointment, we may not have your items prepared, or may not have staff available to help. For virtual support, you can call 916-567-5760 or email admin@westlakecharter.com. 

Distance Learning Technical Help Desk – Now Open: Westlake Charter School has created a digital Help Desk to support our families during this time of Distance Learning. Our Help Desk can be contacted via chat, email or phone. For more information on how to contact our Help Desk, and our operating days and hours, please click HERE

Spirit Gear: This your final chance to purchase WCS Spirit Gear! The store closes this Monday, October 19th and all items will be shipped directly to your home in November. Don’t forget to plan for cooler temperatures by purchasing a hoody or beanie. We are also offering WCS masks for the first time! Visit https://westlake.spokencloth.com/ to purchase items today!

Amazon Smile Giveaway: With the holidays approaching it is the perfect time to link your Amazon account to Westlake Charter School. Amazon will donate .5% of eligible sales to your charity of choice though the Amazon Smile Program. Please click HERE for a video tutorial showing how to add a charity to your account. 

Simply email a screenshot of your Amazon Smile account showing Westlake Charter School as your charity to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Please email the screenshot to amberhustead@gmail.com by 10/28 to be entered to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 1st! 

Olympic Triathlon Volunteers: This year’s event may be virtual but we still need your help! We are looking for parents to pick up supplies on November 2nd, assemble kits for approximately 100 students and return them on November 6th. Additionally, we will be holding two in person donation days and need volunteers to monitor the donation box and give instructions. Please click HERE sign up to help make the Olympic Triathlon fun and successful!

Kudos: Thank you to each and every parent/guardian who joined our Coffee Talk last week. We discussed so many important topics including Reopening Guidelines, Fundraising, Social Justice and our Virtual Learning Lab. Special thanks to Mr. Eick and Mrs. Callau for working with WAVE to make Coffee Talks informative, accessible and interactive. If you missed it, the video is still available by clicking HERE

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