Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 25th – Friday, October 29th
WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meetings
Thursday, October 28th @ 5PM & 6PM
Tuesday, November 2nd @ 6:30PM
WCS Governance Meeting
Thursday, November 4th @ 5:30PM
WCS Board Meeting
Thursday, November 4th @ 6:30PM
- UPDATE: Westlake is now allowing spectators on campus for after-school high school and middle school sporting events. Spectators must mask at indoor events and are encouraged to mask at outdoor events. We are also working with the WAVE team to offer after-school, on campus volunteer opportunities, such as operating the clothing closet and organizing the lost and found.
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
BASE Camps over Break: Families, we want to hear from you: are you interested in sending your Explorer(s) to BASE over the upcoming school breaks–Thanksgiving break or winter break? If so, please CLICK HERE to let us know. Your responses will help us decide if we offer camps and what they will look like.
High School Information Sessions: Calling all 8th grade families. Mrs. Battin is hosting small group virtual high school information sessions over the next month. This will be a chance to learn more about all of the amazing things going on at our Westlake Charter High School. Families will also be able to ask questions in a small group setting. These will be held over Google Meet. Please CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in an upcoming session. This is also an event that will count towards your 8th graders path to high school.
Walktober: Let’s finish strong! Students who have participated in Walktober will earn a prize and classes with at least 25% participation will win a class prize! Students can have their card scanned or register for a new card at our daily Walking School Bus at Burberry Park or at our brand new scanning station near the front office. Additionally, October is California Clean Air Month and we can all do our part for breathable air. Take the kid’s pledge at https://jibe.org/placemaking/california-clean-air-day-kids-. The school with the highest percentage of students taking the pledge will have a donation made in their honor to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Sierra Club, or the Rainforest Trust. Saving the planet has never been so easy!
Substitute Teaching Positions – Update: If you’ve taken college-level coursework in Reading, Writing and Mathematics – even if you have yet to earn a degree – you might be eligible to substitute teach. CLICK HERE if you are willing to get paid as a Substitute Teacher for a day or even part of a day. Let us know you are interested and we will work with you through the process. Thank you!
In case you missed it…
Otus Family Portal Training: Thank you to the families who attended our Family Portal training with Otus. If you were unable to attend please check out the video recording of the training. We have also included the Q/A document from the session.
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Weekly Surveillance Testing After School: It’s not too late to participate in the weekly surveillance testing for students. CLICK HERE to pre-register your student. Testing takes place on Wednesdays – at the high school from 1:00-1:30PM and at the K-8 from 1:30-2:00 PM. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) Fare-Free transit program: Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) is offering free transportation to all students who attend a school within the city of Sacramento from October 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The card will allow your student to ride for free on the entire SacRT network. This includes SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride microtransit service. The program is available all day, any day of the week, and all year during regular SacRT service hours. Cards will go home with students next week.
School Supplies Donations: Thank you, families for your support! Every student has the pencils, folders, chromebooks, pens and supplies they need thanks to your support. We are 60% of our goal for school supply donations with our Kindergarten families leading the way at 100% of their grade level goal. CLICK HERE to make your School Supplies donation today.
COVID Symptoms: If your student has any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. Symptoms include: Fever over 100.4, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle/body aches, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell. If your student has any of those symptoms, please keep them home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours and email [email protected] to report their absence.
Restaurant Fundraisers: So far our restaurant fundraisers have brought in $1000 for WAVE! This money makes it possible for us to plan free community events for all Explorer families to enjoy. Please save the date for our next fundraiser at Chipotle on November 16th.
Community Events Survey: Explorer families, we need to hear from you! We are starting to plan some family events and we want to make sure there is something for every single family. Please CLICK HERE to fill out this brief survey to let us know what your family would enjoy. Thank you!
Volunteer Opportunities Increasing: We are so excited to see volunteer opportunities increasing. We currently need help with Lost & Found, Community Events, Staff Appreciation, International Festival and Olympic Triathlon. Volunteer coaches have started coming onto campus for after school sports and our after school clubs will recruit leads soon. The Walking School Bus is in need of volunteers to walk students to campus from Burberry Park in the mornings as well. Please reach out to [email protected] with your availability and interests so we can find a great volunteer opportunity for you!
Kudos: Many parents reached out after this week’s Coffee Talk to say how nice it was to be back together in a safe way. Thank you to our administration for committing to making these types of events possible in a safe and welcoming way. We hope to see you at the next Coffee Talk on November 9th!