Upcoming Dates

  • Spirit Day – Pajama Day 

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meeting 

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

  • Winter Break – School & BASE Closed 

    December 18th – January 3rd 

  • WAVE Meeting 

    January 7th @ 6PM 

  • Development Meeting

    January 11th @ 4:30pm

Celebrations

Every year in 8th grade our 8th graders study kinetic and potential energy through a project called Marble Roller Coasters. This year our 8th grade students are not missing a beat.  Students are creating roller coasters physically and/or digitally.  Students are excited and proud of their hard work. They meet weekly to do speed tests on their rollercoasters and check-in with their teacher on their roller coasters creations.

Every year in 8th grade our 8th graders study kinetic and potential energy through a project called Marble Roller Coasters. This year our 8th grade students are not missing a beat. Students are creating roller coasters physically and/or digitally. Students are excited and proud of their hard work. They meet weekly to do speed tests on their rollercoasters and check-in with their teacher on their roller coasters creations.

Westlake Charter School hosted 30+ educators in our first-ever Innovators Invitational.  During this event, educators from around the state gathered virtually and shared best practices for teaching high school.  The group also discussed innovations they have created during Distance Learning, which have enhanced their instructional practice.  It was a great event, and we can’t wait to make it a yearly event!

Westlake Charter School hosted 30+ educators in our first-ever Innovators Invitational. During this event, educators from around the state gathered virtually and shared best practices for teaching high school. The group also discussed innovations they have created during Distance Learning, which have enhanced their instructional practice. It was a great event, and we can’t wait to make it a yearly event!

After School Live is in full swing! Huge shout out to our awesome 8th grade WEB leaders for doing such a great job leading clubs! We are leaving the club sign ups open so there is still the opportunity to join in! See the link for the sign up sheet below.

After School Live is in full swing! Huge shout out to our awesome 8th grade WEB leaders for doing such a great job leading clubs! We are leaving the club sign ups open so there is still the opportunity to join in! See the link for the sign up sheet below.

Announcements

Reopening Communications for Families: When we communicated on November 4th, our plan was to reopen in early January, if our partners at Sacramento County Public Health agreed it was safe to move forward. As you may have seen, the Sacramento County COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically since November 4th and our region is currently under a Stay-at-Home Order. As you may have guessed, we will not reopen in early January, as previously anticipated. As NUSD communicated, due to the Governor’s recent Regional Stay-at-Home Orders and Sacramento County being back in the state’s most restrictive colored tier of Purple, we are not able to provide our families with an official start date. 

Our staff has continued to solidify teacher and student training for health, safety, logistics, operations, and instruction. This material will be thoroughly covered in a Virtual Orientation so that as soon as we are able to safely return, we will return to campus in Baseline. Until we are able to reopen, we will continue to seek new ways to improve all the academic and social emotional support we are providing and ask that you reach out to us if there is anything we can do for your family. 

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.

Spirit Day – Pajama Day: This 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! 

BASE will be Closed Winter Break: December 18th-January 1st, our BASE Distance Learning Camps, as well as traditional, daily BASE services, will be closed for Winter Break.

Afterschool Clubs Volunteers Needed: Afterschool Live Clubs are back! We are looking for parent volunteers to keep the virtual clubs running. Please click HERE to sign up to run a club during our next session of clubs, January 19th thru February 12th.

ASLive Clubs: Afterschool Live Clubs are in full swing and because they are virtual we can accommodate more Explorer students and spots are still available! 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 2:00PM-2:30PM. The first club session will run from December 7th – 17th. Click HERE to sign up click HERE for the ASLive Clubs schedule and offerings. Click HERE for Google Meet codes for each club. If you have any questions please reach out to a.wells@westlakecharter.com.

Club Days:

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

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High School Happenings:

We are entering the 3rd week of our Westlake Charter School lottery! This is the first lottery in the history of Westlake Charter School to include 9th grade! You may be wondering how you should celebrate this momentous occasion. The best thing you can do is spread the word! Last week we shared ideas on how you can spread the word:

  1. Text a friend
  2. Share on Social Media
  3. Like and share the Westlake Charter School Social Media page

If you have done one of these things or spread the word in another innovative way. Email admin@westlakecharter.com and tell us how you have spread the word about our 9th-grade lottery and you will receive a piece of WCHS SWAG! We can’t wait to see the ways that our community is getting involved in spreading the word. 

In case you missed it:

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

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! 

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.

Distance Learning Technical Help Desk: 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.

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 

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!

Family Dinner Fundraiser: Please consider picking up dinner at Dos Coyotes (2701 Del Paso Rd) on Tuesday, December 15th between 4 & 8pm. Dos Coyotes will donate 20% of the proceeds to WAVE. Dinner can be ordered online at https://doscoyotes.com/, over the phone, or in person.  More detailed information is available on this flyer

Coffee Talk: Thank you to each and every person who watched the December Coffee Talk live or after the broadcast. The thoughtful celebrations, questions, and comments are the reason why we have a monthly Coffee Talk. If you missed it, you can click HERE to hear from 3 special guests and learn about all of the great things happening at Westlake Charter School. Please join us on January 12th at 6pm for the next Coffee Talk!

Kudos: As 2020 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the challenges, changes, lessons, successes, failures, and experiences we have faced this year. This historic year has affected our community in many different ways but we are resilient and will continue to persevere. Westlake Families, we are in this together and we want to thank each and every one of you for being an important and valued member of this community. Thank you.

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