K8 Open House – In-Person
Wednesday, May 18th @ 5:30PM-7PM
8th Grade Dance
Friday, May 20th @ 7PM
SPACE4GIRLS Weather Balloon launch (Weather Permitting)
Saturday, May 21st @ 11AM
WAVE – Coffee Talk – In person
Tuesday, May 24th @ 8:30AM
High School Open House- IN PERSON
Wednesday, May 25th @ 5:30PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
End of Year Events: During the months of May and June there are so many exciting events happening at Westlake Charter School! CLICK HERE to see the end of year events at a glance.
School Start and End Times 2022/23: Following Senate Bill 328, our high school start time will push back starting the 2022-23 school year. Please see grade level regular day start and end times below:
- Kindergarten: 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM
- 1st-5th Grade: 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
- 6th-8th Grade: 8:15 AM – 3:15 PM
- 9th-10th Grade: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM
High School SPACE4GIRLS Launch – updated date: Join our Space4Girls Club as they launch a Weather Balloon that will travel to space with a science experiment that our students created. The launch will take place at the SMUD MOSAC Museum on Saturday May 21st from 11AM-1 PM (rescheduled from 5/14 due to weather) Countdown begins at 11:59 AM.
Spirit Shirt Contest – due Friday, May 27th: 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 27th. Winners will be announced in the Parent Weekly on June 5th.
K-8 Open House this Wednesday, May 18th from 5:30-7:00 PM: We are excited to host our Open Houses in person this year! As we prepare for Open House, this year’s theme is “A day in the life!” Typically our K-8 Open House is a demonstration of work samples from across an entire year. This year, we realize that families have not been able to visit classrooms, so we want families to see how classes look on a “Typical Day.” Each classroom will showcase some student work, and families will experience school with their students in a 15-20 minute engagement or tour.
We want our families to visit and tour our classrooms! Many grade levels have developed independent tours, so that families can walk through classrooms with their students. Teachers may be stationed outside to mingle and connect with families.
This is our first in-person Open House in several years, and we would like this to be a comfortable and safe experience for all of our families. With this in mind please help reconnect our community by supporting the following guidelines:
- Masks are strongly recommended indoors, if you see a classroom is full, consider waiting patiently before entering the classroom.
- Please visit only your current classrooms.
- Meet and greet with teachers in spaces outside the classroom.
High school Open House Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM: We are excited to host our first annual WCHS Open house on Wednesday, May 25th! This will feel different from a traditional K-8 Open House as it is designed to show the different elements of our High School Program. Join us in the Oasis and Commons where staff members will host booths showcasing their core subjects, as well as electives and clubs. Families will also have a chance to take a tour of the interior of the campus. Our amazing Planting a Revolution elective is providing snacks for all family participants. We can’t wait to showcase and celebrate an incredible first year.
BASE Summer Camp Registration: Great news! We have enough interested families to open a BASE summer camp! For planning purposes, kindly CLICK HERE to register any WCS students who will be joining us this summer. Please complete one form for each student. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13th – July 1th and July 11th – August 5
- Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm
- Rates: $8.50 hourly with a $60 daily maximum per student
- Pre-payment is not required for attendance and drop-ins are welcome.
Yearbook Orders: The 2021-2022 Westlake Charter School yearbooks are available to order! The K8 yearbook cost is $20 and the High School yearbook cost is $25. We have a limited quantity so don’t delay in placing your order!
- K-8: CLICK HERE to order your K-8 yearbook. Yearbook orders must be placed by May 23rd. Yearbooks are expected to be delivered to students on campus on June 6th.
- High School: CLICK HERE to order your High School yearbook. Yearbook orders must be placed by May 31st.
After School Enrichment Survey: We are planning our AS Live Enrichment program for next year and want your input. Please CLICK HERE to let us know about your experience with Enrichment this year so we can shape next year’s program around what our community wants.
In case you missed it…
Reporting COVID-19 Positive Tests and Exposure: If your student has tested positive to COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone who tested positive off campus, please CLICK HERE to complete this form and our contact tracing team will follow up.
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.
Volunteer Hours Log: Now is the time to log all of your hard earned hours for the 2021-22 school year. Hours can be logged for attending WAVE meetings, chaperoning field lessons, volunteering at International Festival, attending Coffee Talks, preparing class work at home or any other activity supporting Westlake Charter School. Logging hours not only goes hand in hand with our Westlake Charter School Mission, but it is an integral part of the Charter Renewal process. Thank you for taking the time to log your hours by Clicking HERE!
22/23 Event Ideas: Before we begin to create the calendar of events for the next school year, we would like to hear from your family. What events do you want to see return? Is there a new event your family and others would love to see at WCS? Please CLICK HERE to fill out a short form which will help us plan great events for our community.
Kudos: Families were thrilled to see the Scholastic Book Fair back on campus this Spring. The library was full of shoppers looking through a huge selection of books to add to their collection. Thank you to our fabulous librarian, Mrs. Polanco, for organizing and running the book club all week long.