Upcoming Dates

  • 8th Grade Parent Night

    Wednesday, February 24th @ 6PM  

  • Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meetings 

    Thursday, February 25th @ 5PM & 6PM 

  • Special WCS Board Meeting 

    Thursday, February 25th @ 6:30PM 

  • Spirit Day – Reverse Day 

    Friday, February 26th

  • WCS Lottery

    Monday March 1st  @ 5:00 PM

Celebrations

This year's 8th grade spoken word performances were held virtually. Our 8th grade Explorers worked very hard and poured their emotions into their pieces. Some were vulnerable, some were silly, and some carried messages that needed to be heard.

This year’s 8th grade spoken word performances were held virtually. Our 8th grade Explorers worked very hard and poured their emotions into their pieces. Some were vulnerable, some were silly, and some carried messages that needed to be heard.

Black History Month kicked off at the beginning of February. We have seen many grade levels incorporating different opportunities to learn, connect, and celebrate the achievements by black Americans and the central role they played in U.S. History.

Black History Month kicked off at the beginning of February. We have seen many grade levels incorporating different opportunities to learn, connect, and celebrate the achievements by black Americans and the central role they played in U.S. History.

Our 8th grade math and science students used their knowledge to design carriers that would protect an egg when dropped from a building. This tradition continued even in Distance Learning.  #WcsJoyfulLearning

Our 8th grade math and science students used their knowledge to design carriers that would protect an egg when dropped from a building. This tradition continued even in Distance Learning. #WcsJoyfulLearning

Announcements

Reopening School:

Thank you families for completing our reopening survey! We have had over 960 surveys completed and just need the last few to close it out! 

As we mentioned last week, the COVID-19 case rate has continued to drop in Sacramento County. Many schools and districts are beginning to announce reopening dates which is very exciting. Westlake Charter School will be holding a Special Board Meeting this Thursday, February 25th, to discuss reopening plans. We will communicate our next steps after our meeting. 

In preparation for reopening please take a moment to review the Return to School page and videos that were released in November. There may be some changes based on new guidance from the California Department of Public Health, but the core of our reopening plans remain the same. 

Please remember that when we are able to return to campus for instruction, school will not look like it did in February of 2020 before school closed. For example, health screening will take place at the gates each morning; during the day students will have activity time with their classroom cohort only. All students and staff will be required to wear masks at all times while on campus, and will be spaced 6 feet apart inside and outside. 

If you have not yet completed the return to school survey please Click HERE to complete each of your students.

Westlake Weekly Podcast: Click HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.

Assessment Days: On assessment days, your teacher will launch the day with their class with Morning Meeting and take attendance and then release students to participate in asynchronous learning for the remainder of the school day.  During the day, your child will be pulled into small groups or 1 on 1 to do assessments for the end of the trimester report card.  Your teacher will share the schedule for individual or group assessments. 6-8th Grade students will launch each block with their teacher to take attendance and then be provided asynchronous work.  

  • February 22nd  – Kindergarten – 8th Grade 

Spirit Day – Reverse Day: Reverse Day will be Friday, February 26th. Students and staff can wear their clothes backwards and/or inside out and show their WCS spirit by posting pictures on all social media platforms and using the hashtag #WcsSpiritFridays!

6-8 Advisory Fishbowl: Please join us on March 19th from 8:35 AM – 9:10 AM, you will join a small group of 6-8th grade students and a staff member and engage in a guided conversation about a topic that will be proposed by our students. We are solidifying the topic.  If you would like to participate with us click HERE to sign up 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, March 1st thru April 1st. 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 Monday, March 1st. 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.

Jibe Five Senses Bingo: Bingo is back with double the fun! Get out for a walk or bike ride to play a fun game of Bingo and be entered to win a prize pack featuring light-up shoelaces. Complete a row and email westlakew2s@jibe.org by Friday, March 5th with your bingo card. No printer, no problem. Simply let us know what boxes you completed to make your bingo. Click HERE to check out the bingo cards.

In case you missed it: 

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 schedule 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. Click HERE to make an appointment to pick up your item.

Chipotle Dinner Fundraiser: Pickup a delicious dinner at Chipotle between 4 & 8pm on Tuesday, March 2nd to help support Westlake Charter School! 33% of sales will be donated to WAVE! Be sure to show the flyer (printed or digital) or tell the cashier you are with Westlake when you order dinner at the Chipotle located at 2800 Del Paso Road. You can also order online using code AXHBECA! Thank you for the support! Click HERE for the flyer.

Virtual Science Night: Please join us on Wednesday, March 31st from 6-6:30pm for a Virtual Family STEM Night hosted by Sierra Nevada Journeys. This night is limited to the first 40 families who to sign up. A link to join and materials list (typical household items) will be sent after reserving your spot. Click HERE to sign up, we hope to see you there!

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 virtual event will launch on Sunday, April 25th. Are you interested in sharing recipes, crafts, traditions or information about your culture? This can be a video, picture, recipe, dance or just about anything else. We want to make sure as many cultures as possible are represented! Please click HERE to sign up or send an email to amberhustead@gmail.com to learn more. 

Kudos: Thank you to our incredible Westlake community. Even during distance learning our calendar has been full of activities, events, clubs, pickups, spirit days and more. Each and every student, staff and family member are a part of what makes this all possible. We are always better together!

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