Scholastic Book Fair
Sunday, May 3 – Friday, May 16th
Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th
Thursday, May 6th @6:30PM
WCS Governance Meeting
Thursday, May 13th @ 5:30PM
WCS Board Meeting
Thursday, May 13th @ 6:30PM
WCS Development Meeting
Monday, May 17th @ 4:30pm
Westlake Weekly Podcast: Click HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
2021-22 School Year: Families, we are so thankful to each of you for your teamwork in managing each of the required changes that we have made together this year. From Distance Learning, to Baseline, to Increased Capacity, our families have had to adjust to our changing realities each step of the way. We are proud that today, each student has remained with their teacher and their classmates, and that we are able to deliver academic and social emotional support to each student equitably whether they are learning on campus or from home. Thank you for your continued support, we are almost to the end.
Westlake Charter School plans to reopen in the fall using our full capacity schedule. Meaning that our students will attend school as they traditionally have, five days a week, for full days. We are not authorized to offer distance learning, so at this point, we are planning on all instruction happening on campus. We will of course continue to follow the health recommendations of Sacramento County Public Health and will continue to communicate with our families each step of the way.
Summer BASE: We are in the process of planning our BASE summer program, and we need to hear from you! A big part of the planning process depends on how many students will be in attendance and if there is a need to be open that week. Click HERE by Wednesday, May 5th to let us know if there are any days or weeks this summer that you would like to have your student(s) attend BASE at the daily rate of $45.
Spirit Shirt Contest – due May 14: It’s time for Westlake to pick the student drawing for next year’s Friday spirit shirt! This contest is open to all Westlake Charter School students. On an 8.5×11 sheet of paper, students should draw a black and white picture of what Westlake means to them. Make sure your drawing includes the school name. Email submissions to [email protected] or turn it into the front office. All entries must be received by Friday, May 14th.
Scholastic Book Fair: Our Online Scholastic Book Fair opens May 3rd! Support Westlake Charter School and discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! Shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Click HERE to visit the Westlake Charter School Scholastic webpage.
Last Chance – Staff Appreciation: Click HERE to fill out our staff appreciation form to share some gratitude for each of our staff members, submit as many as you’d like by Monday, May 3rd! You can celebrate staff from this year or previous years and we will make sure they receive your message during Staff Appreciation Week May 3rd – 7th!
ASL Sign Ups – It’s Not Too Late: 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!
May is Bike Month: There are so many fantastic things going on during Bike Month! Visit https://jibe.org/bike/may-is-bike-month-activities-2021 to learn more.
- The Jibe Student Challenge is back with fun competitions and prizes. Please enroll your student and log all bike trips at https://jibe.org/mibm/mibm-main-page.
- Two different Scavenger Hunts with prizes throughout the month of May. Learn more at https://jibe.org/bike/bike-and-seek.
- Chill dren’s Treat Wednesday-every Wednesday students can bike to a local park to receive a free dessert. Wednesday, May 5th bike to Valley Oak Park and receive a free dessert from Bubble Cone Food Truck.
- Photo Contest-we want to see photos from your Natomas biking adventures. Submit photos at https://jibe.org/mibm/mibm-main-page.
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.
High School Happenings:
Our amazing High School Spirit Council team is coming back together one last time to give final feedback on our Explorer Mascot. After a last set of revisions we will be ready to unveil the Mascot to our community.
In case you missed it:
Office Schedule: During Level 3: Baseline, our office is open and welcoming one family at a time from 8:00 am to 1:15pm. If you need to pick up a missed Distance Learning Kit pick up, please come to the office from 8:00 am to 1:15 pm. For virtual support, you can call 916-567-5760 or email [email protected].
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 Thursday, May 6th 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, 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: Dozens of parents donated food, drinks, cash and gift cards to make sure our entire Westlake Charter School Staff feels our appreciation this week. Thank you for your generosity and support. Huge thanks to Sandra Crowell and Anna Thomas for working to make this week extra special for our staff. It isn’t too late to make sure our staff knows how much you appreciate them! Please send them a note by clicking HERE.