Friday, April 2nd – Friday, April 9th
Tuesday, April 13th @ 6PM
Wednesday, April 14th @6:30pm
WCS Governance & Board Meeting
Thursday, April 15th @ 5:30PM & 6:30PM
WCS Development Meeting
Monday, April, 19th @ 4:30PM
WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 22nd @ 5:00Pm & 6:00PM
Reopening Update: Click HERE to read the reopening update that was sent to Explorer families on 4/1/2021.
Westlake Weekly Podcast: Click HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Spring Break: Westlake Charter School and BASE will be closed Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 12th for Spring Break. Although Spring Break is upon us, California remains under a Travel Advisory which was issued by the California Department of Public Health on January 6th, 2021. The advisory asks that Californian’s avoid certain non-essential travel, requests that non-essential travels from other states or areas enter California, and for those who do travel, California is asking that you self-quarantine for 10 days after arriving back in the state. Click HERE to read the CDPH advisory for additional information.
New Dashboard: We have launched a COVID-19 data dashboard for our school community. This dashboard provides data on close contacts who were asked to quarantine, or positive COVID-19 cases for individuals who were present on campus. If there was a positive COVID-19 case on campus, the school will conduct contact tracing in alignment with Sacramento County Public Health guidelines. Click HERE to access the data dashboard.
Yearbook Pictures Extended- Due 4/6: If your student did not get their school picture taken at the beginning of the school year, we still want to include them in our yearbook! This year we have the option to add yearbook photos from home. Please make sure your child wears their school uniform. Click HERE to upload a picture by Tuesday, April 6th. Enter your student’s school ID number (their lunch number), then just follow the prompt from there. If you need your student’s ID number, email [email protected]
ASL Sign Ups: It’s time to sign up for the next rotation of After School Live’s Virtual Clubs. Clubs are hosted via google meet and all are welcome. Please click HERE to complete the sign up form!
Notify of COVID-19 Exposure: If a member of your household has been exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please be sure to email [email protected] so we can partner to follow the quarantine or isolation guidelines. Also, if you student has had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 24 hours, please email [email protected] and your student’s teacher so your student can participate in Distance Learning until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.
JoinWestlake.com: We have community members who are interested in how to enroll in Westlake Charter School. If you have friends or family who are interested, you can point them to JoinWestlake.com. While our enrollment lottery has already taken place for the 2021-2022 school year, it is not too late to be added to the waitlist.
BASE: During Level 3: Baseline, our BASE program will be available for students. BASE will not be a drop-in program, due to the need to ensure social distancing, families will be required to make reservations and pre-pay for BASE. On Distance Learning scheduled days 8:10am-3:00pm BASE will be $45/day and on in-classroom scheduled days 11:00am-3:00pm BASE will be $25/day.
- Click HERE to make a BASE Reservation
- Click HERE for the BASE Registration Packet
- If you are not yet registered, please complete, scan and email the registration packet to [email protected]. You may also drop it off to a BASE staff member between 8:00am-2:00pm. Please call 916-567-5768 and someone will come out.
- Please note: Reservations and payments must be made a week in advance in order to attend BASE during Level 3: Baseline.
6-8 Advisory Fishbowl: Please join us on April 21st 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.
High School Happenings:
We are so excited to start sharing information about the Founding Team for our High School. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some details about our team members as we prepare to unveil the team and the positions they will hold at our high school. Please enjoy WCHS by the numbers.
- 1 of our WCHS staff members was a Division 2 College Basketball Athlete
- 3 of our WCHS staff members have been in education for 15 or more years
Stay tuned for more WCHS by the numbers!
In case you missed it:
Letter to our Community: Families it is with sadness and a heavy heart that we are sending this letter to our community to demonstrate our commitment to anti-racism in response to the recent violence experienced by the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in our nation. Click HERE to read this letter supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities during this time of pain and suffering.
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.
International Festival: We want to learn about your culture at the 2021 International Festival! Each year at this unforgettable event families share food, traditions and information about their culture while taking a trip around the world exploring other cultures. 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.
Monthly WAVE Meeting: Once a month we host a parent/guardian meeting to discuss community building activities, fundraising, events, and so much more. Please join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:30pm by clicking HERE. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found by clicking HERE.
2021/22 WAVE Committees: Are you looking for a way to get more involved next year? We have several committees including Community/Family Nights, Fireworks Booth, Olympic Triathlon, International Festival, Staff Appreciation, Corporate Donations, Spirit Gear and more. All committees are in need of leads and members. Please send an email to [email protected] or attend the next WAVE Meeting to learn more about these opportunities. Together we can make the 21/22 school year fantastic!
Kudos: Thank you to all of the families who joined us for Science Night with Sierra Nevada Journeys. It was so much fun to experiment and learn more about fingerprints and water displacement with other Westlake Families! Getting our community together for events like Science Night and Talent Show has worked incredibly well. We cannot wait to see you all again during our annual International Festival!