Upcoming Dates

  • Development Meeting

    Monday, January 11th @ 4:30PM

  • Coffee Talk

    Tuesday, January 12th @ 6PM 

  • WCS Governance

    Thursday, January 14th @ 5:30PM

  • WCS Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 14th @ 6:30PM 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – School & BASE Closed 

    Monday, January 18th

Celebrations

Thank you Westlake Charter Families! In collaboration with our WAVE team we were able to donate a van full of food to Joey’s Food Locker, a local food bank that serves our area. Joey’s Food Locker served 32,099 people in the Natomas area in 2020! Thank you for your generous donations!

Thank you Westlake Charter Families! In collaboration with our WAVE team we were able to donate a van full of food to Joey’s Food Locker, a local food bank that serves our area. Joey’s Food Locker served 32,099 people in the Natomas area in 2020! Thank you for your generous donations!

The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team works each month to create lessons for teachers to use during Morning Meeting and Advisory.  This month the theme is Communication & Problem Solving: When you approach communicating and problem solving using an inquiry mindset, you are creating opportunities for deeper shared understanding and resolution.

The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team works each month to create lessons for teachers to use during Morning Meeting and Advisory. This month the theme is Communication & Problem Solving: When you approach communicating and problem solving using an inquiry mindset, you are creating opportunities for deeper shared understanding and resolution.

Our 6th grade Explorers are participating in an amazing writing unit in Humanities focused on Social Emotional Learning and informational writing strategies. Focused on Social emotional skills such as patience, self-management, and perseverance. Reading articles, watching videos and then writing informational writing pieces.

Our 6th grade Explorers are participating in an amazing writing unit in Humanities focused on Social Emotional Learning and informational writing strategies. Focused on Social emotional skills such as patience, self-management, and perseverance. Reading articles, watching videos and then writing informational writing pieces.

Announcements

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Coffee Talk – Live on YouTube: Tuesday, January 12th 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. Visit: youtu.be/WP7lcxwUvEI to attend.

Positive Parenting Workshop: Westlake will be offering a Positive Parenting Workshop on Wednesday, January 27 from 6-7:30 pm.  This session will provide parents with evidence-based strategies to provide positive parenting support and manage challenging behaviors for children of all ages. Please click HERE to let us know if you are interested and planning to attend.

Volunteer Opportunities Available – ASLive Clubs: Afterschool Live Clubs are back! We are looking for parent/adult volunteers to keep the virtual clubs running. Our next session of clubs runs, January 19th thru February 12th. Click HERE to sign up to run a club or email Aimee Wells at: a.wells@westlakecharter.com for more information. 

ASLive Clubs:Afterschool Live Clubs will begin the second session on Tuesday, January 19th. These virtual clubs will run after school from 2:00PM-2:30PM. Click HERE to sign up or email Aimee Wells at: a.wells@westlakecharter.com with any questions.

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

Specialties – Art, Spanish & PE:  As we return from Winter Break please make sure to participate in our amazing speciality classes each day.  Our incredible teachers continue to work hard to create engaging content for your Explorers! Click HERE for the specialties schedule.

Specialties Schedule

High School Happenings:

Our 8th graders are getting excited about joining our first freshman class this Fall!  One 8th grader mentioned during our High School Spirit Council meeting that she couldn’t wait to pick her high school elective classes next year. We are so fortunate to have such a fantastic group of students working with us to ensure that we build a high school for them!

We don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to join this phenomenal class of 9th graders.  If you know a current 8th grader who is not currently a Westlake Charter student, encourage them to enter the lottery before 4 PM on January 31st by going to www.JoinWestlake.com. 

Also, families, you are doing such a great job of liking, sharing, and commenting on our Westlake Charter social media pages. Thank you for your help.  Every like, share, and comment can bring up to 7 new people to our site. These are new families who may not know that our lottery is open, allowing them to join. 

In case you missed it:

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.

2021-22 Academic Calendar: Click HERE for our 2021-22 Academic Calendar. Please use this calendar as a tool to plan your family vacations during our breaks. 

Distance Learning Common Lunch: When we created our Distance Learning schedule in the summer, our priority was for a smooth transition for students when they would return to campus. We hadn’t anticipated that we would be in Distance Learning this long. We have heard from several families in FAQs and Coffee Talks, that it would be beneficial to have a common lunch time during Distance Learning. We recognize that changes to schedules can be disruptive, even if it is for the better. If we are still in Distance Learning on February 1st, we are planning to move to a common lunch time for all students at our next checkpoint on February 22nd.

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.

Olympic Triathlon Prize Pickup: Thank you for working together to raise over $35,000 during the Olympic Triathlon! Every student who received at least one donation will have a prize to pick up next week. Please be sure to check your email for details on the pickup. Way to go, Explorers!

Volunteer Opportunities: WAVE is continuing to come up with ways for our families to volunteer during this unique time. We want to make sure every person interested in volunteering is aware of these opportunities. Please click HERE fill out the volunteer interest form to be notified of current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Kudos: Our 3 amazing Specialty Teachers have worked incredibly hard to create fun, educational, and creative lessons for all 1,000 students! Ms. Jackson, Ms. Woodard, and Mrs. Grimaldi provide asynchronous instruction and interactive lessons to round out your student’s academic day. Thank you to these fabulous educators for making sure our students continue to have access to our specialty programs!

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