Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – School & BASE Closed
Monday, January 18th
ASL Clubs Session 2 starts
Tuesday, January 19th
Virtual Prospective Parent Tours
Thursday, January 21st @ 6PM
The Great Kindness Challenge
Monday January 25th – Friday January 29th
Positive Parenting Workshop
Wednesday, January 27th @ 6PM
Reopening Update: While the governor has released a plan to safely reopen schools, we continue to work with our local partners to ensure we can meet each of the requirements contained in these plans. The governor’s plan calls for schools to be prepared to reopen when the COVID19 transmission rate gets below 28 new average daily cases per 100,000 inhabitants of a county. Sacramento County is currently hovering around 50 new average daily cases per 100,000 and therefore we will continue to encourage everyone to follow the guidelines to help reduce the spread of the virus in our community. The governor’s plan also calls for weekly testing for both students and staff, and these logistics are being led by our partners at SCOE through a new partnership they have entered with a testing company.
We will continue to serve our students through distance learning and work hard to ensure our students are receiving the support they need and deserve until such time that conditions make it possible to reopen.
Progress Reports: Our second trimester Mid-Trimester Progress Reports were mailed home on January 15th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your progress report this coming week. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your teacher. Click HERE to complete this form by January 29th to let us know that you have received your child’s Mid-Trimester Progress Report.
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: email@example.com with any questions.
Great Kindness Challenge: The annual Great Kindness Challenge is coming up January 25th – January 29th. Students will be discussing in their classes how to be kind to others, what it means to be kind to ourselves, and how we show kindness to our community. We will be partnering with WAVE to help this Great Kindness Challenge flood into our amazing community. Look for ways to get involved such as in our sock drive and “WCS Spreads Kindness Campaign” through our community!
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.
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.
High School Happenings:
We love talking to our families about our High School Program. If you would like to set up time to talk with our High School principal Mrs. Battin about our high school Click HERE to request a meeting or to request information about our high school.
Please also remember to keep sharing on social media and within your personal network that for the first time EVER we have a 9th grade lottery. Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Talk: Thank you to each and every person who watched the January Coffee Talk live or after the broadcast. The thoughtful celebrations, questions and comments are the reason we have a monthly Coffee Talk. If you missed it, you can click HERE to learn about the upcoming Positive Parenting Workshop, International Festival, Reopening Plans and many other awesome things happening at Westlake Charter School. Please join us on February 9th at 6pm for the next Coffee Talk!
International Festival: Each year Westlake Charter School celebrates our cultural diversity at our phenomenal International Festival. Families share food, traditions and information about their culture while taking a trip around the world to experience the cultures of other Explorer families. This year we are planning to do this virtually! Are you interested in sharing recipes, crafts, traditions or information about your culture? This can be a video, picture, recipe or just about anything else. We want to make sure as many cultures as possible are represented! Please send an email to email@example.com to sign up or learn more.
Kudos: Recently the social media posts about our upcoming lottery, the opening of our much anticipated High School and staff hiring have been shared over and over again. It has been wonderful to read about why families love Westlake Charter, what they are looking forward to at our High School and the genuine appreciation of our incredible staff. Thank you for sharing your experiences and making sure more families have the same opportunity!