Upcoming Dates

  • ASLive Clubs Begin 

    Monday, December 7th 

  • Coffee Talk – Live on YouTube 

    Tuesday, December 8th @ 6PM

  • WCS Governance & WCS Board Meeting

    Thursday, December 10th @ 5:30PM & 6:30PM

  • WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meeting 

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 5PM & 6PM  

  • Spirit Day – Pajama Day 

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

Celebrations

Congratulations to Jessica Block for her recent nomination as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by CapCUE representing the 12 county greater Sacramento area! Jessica must also be celebrated for representing our school on the California K-12 High Speed Advisory Board. Mrs. Block was appointed to this board seat by California State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond.

Congratulations to Jessica Block for her recent nomination as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by CapCUE representing the 12 county greater Sacramento area! Jessica must also be celebrated for representing our school on the California K-12 High Speed Advisory Board. Mrs. Block was appointed to this board seat by California State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond.

As we return from break it is awesome to see students and teachers reviewing classroom norms and expectations. Setting clear expectations and keeping routines for students will create the consistency and reliability our students need.  Great work!

As we return from break it is awesome to see students and teachers reviewing classroom norms and expectations. Setting clear expectations and keeping routines for students will create the consistency and reliability our students need. Great work!

When returning from break many teachers took the time to reflect with students on their break.  It was great to see some of our younger Explorers in break out rooms sharing and connecting with classmates.  We are continually in awe with how our students are learning to use tech so fluidly!

When returning from break many teachers took the time to reflect with students on their break. It was great to see some of our younger Explorers in break out rooms sharing and connecting with classmates. We are continually in awe with how our students are learning to use tech so fluidly!

Announcements

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2021-22 Lottery Application Window Now Open: Our 2021-22 lottery is now open, including our first freshman class at Westlake Charter High School! Current students do not need to fill out an application to continue their enrollment at WCS; however, siblings do need to fill out lottery applications to attend. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to visit JoinWestlake.com to apply today.

Afterschool Clubs Begin Monday:  We are excited to bring back Afterschool Live Clubs! These clubs are an opportunity for students to socialize/play with peers that share the same interest. These virtual clubs will run after school from 2:00-2:30PM.  The first club session will run from December 7th – 17th. If you are interested in participating in clubs click HERE to sign up here.  More details will be emailed to you after you sign up. 

  • Club Days:
    • Monday – Kindergarten and First Grade 
    • Tuesday – Second and Third Grade
    • Thursday – Fourth and Fifth Grade
    • Friday – Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade

Coffee Talk: Tuesday, December 8th at 6PM, Westlake Charter School is hosting a Parent Coffee Talk live via YouTube. We will open the meeting with Celebrations and will answer questions live throughout the meeting. To enter a celebration or ask a question, we will be making this Google Form Link live during the broadcast. 

Olympic Triathlon Art Drop Off: Please drop off your student’s completed Olympic Triathlon Art Self Portrait starting December 1st. Look for the drop off box in front of the office in the month of December. We can’t wait to make a K-8 mural from the amazing artwork! 

Counselor’s Corner: Families, click HERE to check out the December newsletter from our counselor, Jessica Krivoy on the Counselor’s Corner.

Pajama Day: Thursday, December 17th is Pajama Day! We are challenging our Explorer staff and Students to wear their favorite school appropriate pajamas and post a picture using the hashtag #WCSspiritfriday on the WAVE Facebook group page and all of your social media platforms!

Students RydeFree Extended: Sacramento Regional Transit wants to remind you that our free student ride program, RydeFreeRT, has been extended for a second year!  Students will be able to ride all SacRT fixed route bus, light rail and SmaRT ride services for free through September 30, 2021. SacRT has made it even simpler for students to ride this year.  There is no need for a sticker or RydeFreeRT Card if you already possess a school issued ID card.  For more information on the program and how students can participate visit www.sacrt.com/rydefreert/

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High School Happenings:

Spread the word to our community, our first ever 9th grade lottery is open! This is a great opportunity to join the Westlake Charter School Family. 

  • Share the link  click HERE for our WCHS page.
  • Share on Social Media.
  • Text friends and family.

In case you missed it:

School Reopening Plans: Families, please be sure to view our Return to School Guidelines placed on our Return to School website. If you have any questions, please reach out to admin@westlakecharter.com. Your feedback will help make our plans stronger, and will be added to our FAQ’s page each week. Just to clarify our plans, we are prepared to reopen when the Sacramento County Public Health advises us that it is safe to do so. We have our plans in place and when it is deemed appropriate, we will reopen, using our Level 3: Baseline schedule. We will cover all of our orientation training for students and families virtually during distance so that when it is time to return, we can come back to school directly into our Baseline schedule. 

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.

Food Drive: WAVE is collecting non-perishable food items benefiting Joey’s Food Locker, a free local food locker serving hungry families every single week. Please drop off items in the labeled container in front of the office between 12/7 and 12/17. To learn more about Joey’s Food Locker please visit https://natomasunified.org/joeys-food-locker/. Thank you for the support!

Spirit Gear Orders: All spirit gear orders were delivered approximately 2 weeks ago. Please contact Spoken Cloth at info@spokencloth.com with any questions regarding your order. 

Family Dinner Fundraiser: Please consider picking up dinner at Dos Coyotes (2701 Del Paso Rd) on December 15th. Dos Coyotes will donate 20% of the proceeds to WAVE. A flyer with specific times and order instructions will be available next week. 
Kudos: For schools, 2020 has been full of tough decisions and planning followed by more tough decisions and planning. Our phenomenal Administrative Team has worked tirelessly to make distance learning and reopening plans over the last 9 months. Our Administration is always flexible, open to suggestions, and prepared. Thank you to this incredible team for always having the best interests of our staff and families in mind.

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