Upcoming Dates

  • WCS Lottery

    Monday March 1st  @ 5:00 PM

  • Staff Professional Development – No School 

    March 4th, 5th & 12th 

  • WCS Governance & Board Meetings 

    Thursday, March 11th @ 5:30Pm & 6:30PM 

  • Conference Week 

    Monday, March 8th – Thursday, March 11th 

  • Virtual Talent Show 

    Friday, March 12th @ 6PM 

Celebrations

Thank you Explorer Families for another day of #WcsJoyfulLearning! Our spirit day was a success. We enjoyed seeing our Explorer students smiling faces and backwards clothes in the pictures that  were posted. Backwards Day

Thank you Explorer Families for another day of #WcsJoyfulLearning! Our spirit day was a success. We enjoyed seeing our Explorer students smiling faces and backwards clothes in the pictures that were posted. Backwards Day

Thank you to our Explorer volunteers who helped run the COVID shot clinic this week! Natomas Unified School District has done an amazing job organizing this weekly clinic to serve our community. #WcsGratitude

Thank you to our Explorer volunteers who helped run the COVID shot clinic this week! Natomas Unified School District has done an amazing job organizing this weekly clinic to serve our community. #WcsGratitude

Our 5th grade has just launched their next read aloud with the book, Amal Unbound. During this book study they are doing character analysis and virtual field trips to help make connections for our explorers. This novel has a great message and our explorers are engaged and excited to read this novel with their class.

Our 5th grade has just launched their next read aloud with the book, Amal Unbound. During this book study they are doing character analysis and virtual field trips to help make connections for our explorers. This novel has a great message and our explorers are engaged and excited to read this novel with their class.

Announcements

Reopening School: We want to make sure every family had the opportunity to read the Reopening School Update that was sent on Friday, February 26th. Click HERE to read the important update. If you completed the Reopening Survey, you should have received an email tonight confirming the choice for your student to return to school or continue in distance learning, as well as confirming the Cohort of your student. If you did not receive that information, please email [email protected] 

Guidebook to Reopening: Click HERE to read the Guidebook to Reopening. Many of your questions will be answered here about what it looks like to return to campus in Level 3: Baseline. 

BASE: During Level 3: Baseline, our BASE program will be available for students from 8:00-3:00pm on their Distance Learning scheduled days, and from 11:00-3:00pm on their classroom scheduled days. Due to the need to ensure social distancing, families will be asked to pre-register and pre-pay for BASE. During Level 3 – Baseline, BASE will not be a drop-in program. Click HERE to pre-register your student for BASE.

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

Conference Week: Conference week is March 8th – March 11th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place virtually. The online scheduler is available February 8th – March 8th so reserve your meeting time now. Remember, families will log in with their student’s google account to access the conference. During conference week we will use a different bell schedule. 

  • Click HERE to schedule your conference.
  • Click HERE for the conference week bell schedule.
  • Click HERE for instructions on how to use the online scheduler.

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

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High School Happenings:

This week our high school team held an event for 8th grade families as they made their final considerations for high school! We had such a great time talking about our high school program and answering questions from our community.  Click HERE to watch the YouTube video of that event.  Click HERE here for our WestlakeCharter High School- 2021-22 school profile.

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 [email protected]. 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.

March WAVE Board Meeting Canceled: The WAVE meeting scheduled for March 4th has been canceled. Please join us for the next meeting on April 14th at 6:30pm. If you have questions about WAVE please send an email to [email protected]

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 registered families. A link to join and materials list (typical household items) will be sent after reserving your spot. Click HERE to sign up today. 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 [email protected] to learn more. 

WAVE Board Elections: Are you interested in joining the WAVE Board? All board positions of President, Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President of Parent Participation, Treasurer and Secretary are coming up for election in April. If you are interested in learning more or finding out how to get involved, please contact Amber Hustead, WAVE President, at [email protected].com.

Kudos: In recent weeks the Natomas Unified School District, in partnership with Sacramento County Public Health and Urgent Care Now, launched a COVID Vaccination Clinic. Every Thursday over 1,000 currently eligible community members receive a vaccination at the drive thru clinic located at Natomas High School. We are incredibly thankful for this partnership and all front line workers!

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