Class-list & Schedule Release
Friday, August 5th
Meet the Teacher – In Person
Tuesday, August 9th @ 12PM-2PM
First Day of School
Wednesday, August 10th
WCS Governance Committee & WCS Board Meetings
Thursday, August 11th @ 5:30PM & 6:30PM
WAVE Parent Meeting
Wednesday, August 17th @ 6:00PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Health & Safety: In collaboration with our community partners and Sacramento County Public Health, all school activities will default to in-person. We will continue to observe that SCPH strongly recommends face coverings for indoor activities. Masks will continue to be available and hygiene practices such as hand washing and sanitizing will continue to be prioritized.
First Day of School: Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 10th. This will be an early release day for all students. See grade level first-day dismissal times below:
- Kindergarten: 11:30am for kindergarten conferences 8/10, 8/11, 8/12
- 1st-8th grades: 1:30pm
- High School: 1:29pm
Bell Schedules and Academic Calendar:
- CLICK HERE for our K-8 Bell Schedule
- CLICK HERE for our High School Bell Schedule
- CLICK HERE for our 22-23 Academic Calendar
Back to School Shopping: We know many families are starting to think about Back to School shopping. We wanted to give a few guidelines to help:
- School Supplies: Each grade level has purchased all the school supplies that your students will need for the entire year. We get a great discount as a school, so we like to purchase everything in advance. We ask each student for a $25 donation toward school supplies. CLICK HERE to donate toward school supplies and grade level field lessons.
Meet the Teacher: Our Meet the Teacher events will be held in person on both K-8 and WCHS campuses from 12-2 PM on Tuesday, August 9th. This will be an opportunity for families to come on campus to see their student’s classroom(s). Class lists will be posted and schedules for 6th-10th graders will also be available for pick up.
Family Handbook: Please be sure to CLICK HERE to read our WCHS Family Handbook, and/or CLICK HERE to read our WCS K-8 Family Handbook which include important information such as our WCS Core Values, dress code information, attendance, health and safety protocols and so much more!
Dress Code: Westlake Charter School has been a uniform school since we opened in 2005. School uniforms make getting ready for school each day just a bit easier, and keep our students focused on school and not what our friends are wearing. Please come to school each day following our Uniform Policy and Dress Code. CLICK HERE for all the details.
Uniform Swap: Our WAVE team is coordinating a uniform swap during Meet the Teacher! If you have gently used or new uniforms that no longer fit your explorer, bring them to Meet the Teacher! They will be available for families to use for their students for this school year!
7th Grade TDAP: 7th grade families – if you haven’t already turned in your proof of the TDAP immunization, please email it to [email protected] or turn it into the front office at Meet the Teacher. As a reminder, 7th grade students will not be able to attend school without this immunization.
6th Grade Orientation: On Tuesday, August 9, from 8:30-11:30, our WEB Leaders are hosting an orientation for all incoming 6th graders. This event is for 6th grade students only. Immediately following orientation, we will provide pizza for all 6th graders and their leaders. At 12:00, families are welcome to join us on campus for Meet the Teacher! Email [email protected] with any questions about orientation.
K-8 BASE Program: Our BASE staff has spent the summer preparing for the upcoming school year and they can’t wait to see our Explorers! BASE will be open after school until 6:00pm on school days and will accept drop-ins. CLICK HERE to register your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 school year. Email [email protected] with any questions. We have a caring, enthusiastic team and are looking for a few more rock stars to join our team. If you’re interested, email [email protected].
Arrival and Dismissal: Check back next week for details about arrival and dismissal, including School Dismissal Manager!
9th Grade Orientation: Our incoming 9th graders will be welcomed to our high school campus on Tuesday, August 9th, from 9-12 PM. They will meet in the gym and break out throughout the Commons, gym, and Oasis. Our leadership students and Abby Grimaldi will lead this. Lunch will be served to 9th graders and the 10th grade leaders.
WCHS Girls Volleyball Tryouts: We are holding our JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball tryouts from 4-6 pm on Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd in the gym at our Mabry campus. Email [email protected] with any questions.
9th Grade Fall Athletics: Conditioning is underway for co-ed Cross Country, Boys Soccer, and Girls Volleyball. It’s not too late to participate! Email our Athletics Director John O’ Con at [email protected] for more details.
Welcome to the Westlake Association of Volunteer Explorers (WAVE), the parent group of Westlake Charter School. Every parent/guardian is a member and there are no dues or applications to fill out. We work together with the school to build community, hold interactive events, fundraise, and support our students. WAVE encourages families to volunteer at least 30 hours a year, whether it is in the classroom, at an event, at home assembling kits, in a committee, or any other way that works for you. We have meetings throughout the year to discuss volunteer needs, upcoming events, fundraising, and so much more. Additionally, we host Coffee Talks with WCS Administration once per month. The next Coffee Talk is coming up on August 19th and we hope to see you there!
WAVE Meetings: WAVE meetings are a great time to meet other parents/guardians, learn more about our parents’ group and upcoming events, ask questions, and find out how to get involved in our amazing community. Please join us on Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm at the K-8 campus. We cannot wait to meet you!
WAVE Facebook Page: WAVE has a private Facebook page which is a fantastic resource for our families. The page is full of questions, ideas, pictures, and more. Please CLICK HERE to join the page.
Kudos: Thank you for being a part of this incredible community. Whether you are a new family or returning family, we are so happy you are here and chose Westlake Charter School. The 2022/23 school year will be fantastic and we are so glad you are a part of it!