Upcoming Dates

  • Conference Week – Dismiss at 12:00 PM

    November 16th –  November 20th

  • Development Meeting 

    Monday, November 16th @ 4:30pm

  • WCS Finance Committee & Charter Impact Committee

    Thursday, November 19th @ 5pm & 6pm

  • Spirit Day – Decades Day

    Friday, November 20th  

  • Thanksgiving Break 

    November 23rd – November 27th

Celebrations

Our 5th Grade Explorers were honored to have our WAVE Board President Amber Hustead share her story of life in the military to honor Veterans Day. #WCSRespect

Our 5th Grade Explorers were honored to have our WAVE Board President Amber Hustead share her story of life in the military to honor Veterans Day. #WCSRespect

Our 7th grade Humanities team has been organizing reading conferences with students where teachers and students connect about books and set reading goals each week. In addition to the reading conference, teachers then work to ensure students have books accessible to them including finding them in their personal or school library and having them available for pickup for families. This is a great collaboration to ensure students are continuing to do their independent reading.

Our 7th grade Humanities team has been organizing reading conferences with students where teachers and students connect about books and set reading goals each week. In addition to the reading conference, teachers then work to ensure students have books accessible to them including finding them in their personal or school library and having them available for pickup for families. This is a great collaboration to ensure students are continuing to do their independent reading.

Reading is such an important part of early literacy skill development! The kindergarten team has launched a lending library to get books into the homes of all our students.

Reading is such an important part of early literacy skill development! The kindergarten team has launched a lending library to get books into the homes of all our students.

Announcements

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Guidebook to Reopening: Click HERE to read our Guidebook to Reopening. The guidebook includes overviews of processes and protocols we will use when we are able to safely return to campus, as well as a brief update about what it means that Sacramento County is now in the Purple Tier. 

  • As we publish this reopening guideline, our county has just been escalated to the highest and most restrictive “purple” or “Widespread” tier by the California Department of Public Health. This new status makes schools in Sacramento ineligible for reopening. Eligibility can be reinstated only after the county has been in the “red” or “Significant” tier for at least two consecutive school weeks. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the information provided by public health officials to determine when we are eligible to consider reopening. 
  • The plans included in this handbook demonstrate our commitment and readiness to reopening when it is deemed safe to do so by our public health officials.

Conference Week Schedule: Conference week is November 16th – November 20th. All grades will dismiss at 12:00 PM during conference week. Click HERE for details on how to log in to the conference and how to get support if you need it during conference week. Remember, families will log in with their student’s google account to access the conference.Families will join conferences using a Google Meeting Code which is the class code their student uses each day to login to class.  (example callauclassroom)

Trimester 1 Parent Survey: The Parent Survey is taken at the end of each trimester. Click HERE to answer six questions to rate your family’s experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2020-21 school year. Deadline November 20th at 4:00 PM

School Picture Pick Up: If you did not pick up your School Pictures this week, please click HERE to schedule an appointment to pick them up. If your student had their picture taken, but you did not order a package yet, you will get a half-sheet proof of your student’s picture with instructions on ordering. 

BASE will be Closed Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd-27th our BASE Distance Learning Camps, as well as traditional, daily BASE services, will be closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Counselor’s Corner:  Click HERE to view November’s newsletter on Motivation and Focus from our K-8 Counselor, Jessica Krivoy.

High School Happenings:

Thank you to the families who answered last week’s question!  We have two exciting announcements this week.  First, the next video in our video series is here!  Click HERE for Video #5 which shares information about our High School Facility and also our enrollment and lottery process. Our second exciting announcement is that you can find this video and all the videos in our video series on our Westlake Charter website under our WCHS tab!

In case you missed it:

Scholastic Book Fair: Our Online Scholastic Book Fair ends tomorrow, November 16th! Support Westlake Charter School and discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. It’s a new school year… let’s instill a new-found love of reading and as always…Let’s Explore! 

  • Click HERE to visit the Westlake Charter School Scholastic webpage.

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.

Coffee Talk: Thank you to everyone who joined us for this month’s WAVE Coffee Talk. You can still watch it by clicking HERE. Coffee Talks are a great time to ask questions, hear about what is currently happening in our classrooms, learn more about school reopening plans, and more. Please save the date for the next Coffee Talk on December 8th at 6pm. 

Kudos: The 13th Annual Olympic Triathlon has come to an end and we are incredibly grateful for the Westlake Charter School community. Over the past several weeks parent volunteers, specialty teachers, and office staff came together to plan this event. Teachers made flags with their students, donors supported our programs, and families shared their love of our school. On Event Day families participated, competed, and celebrated our fantastic specialty programs. We are grateful for each and every staff member, parent, student, and donor. We truly are better together!

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