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
WCS Development Meeting
Monday, August 15th @ 4:30PM
WAVE Parent Meeting
Wednesday, August 17th @ 6:00PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Health and Safety Guidebook: CLICK HERE for our updated Health and Safety Guidebook. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please CLICK HERE to notify our contact tracing team who will reach out to you with return to school timelines.
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
Free and Reduced Price Lunch: Free and Reduced Priced Meals Forms: Families, each year it is incredibly important to our school that we are able to account for every student during this form collection process. We are authorized by the Natomas Unified School District and a part of our partnership is that we commit to collecting these forms from every family. So, please, complete this form for every student in your family. While meals remain free for all students this school year, this is important data for our Charter authorization.
- CLICK HERE to complete the FRPM tracking form which will allow us to ensure everyone has received this information. Even if you don’t think you qualify for free or reduced priced meals, please complete the form for our tracking purposes.
- CLICK HERE to complete the FRPM application.
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. To keep us cool during the Meet the Teacher Event, the Kona Ice truck will be selling shaved ice at both campuses!
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!
K-8 BASE Program: Our BASE team is prepared for a fantastic year! Our Before and After School Explorer program will be available beginning at 7:00 AM each morning. BASE will also be available after school each day until 6:00 PM and will accept drop-ins. CLICK HERE to register your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 school year. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Arrival and Dismissal: Each day our campus will open at 7:45 AM. At that time, students will enter campus through the front gate by the flagpole. All other gates will open at 8:10 AM. CLICK HERE for the Arrival and Dismissal Quick Glance.
School Dismissal Manager: Our K-8 campus uses a program called School Dismissal Manager to determine how students will be dismissed each day. Parent/Guardian log ins and next steps were emailed Friday, August 5th. Please email [email protected] with any questions about our School Dismissal Manager program.
K-5 Morning Line Up: We are very excited to bring back Morning Line-Up to WCS for our K-5 community. Students and families may enter the front gate or the Maybrook gate and walk to the blacktop after 8:10 AM. Each student will be issued a numbered dot where they will wait for their teacher each morning. Families are welcome to attend morning line up to participate in this daily community building activity. At 8:30AM while students are transitioning to class with their teacher, all families attending morning line-up will be asked to exit promptly through the Maybrook gate.
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.
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.
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.
Arrival and Dismissal: Each day our campus will open at 8:00 AM. Students will enter through our Commons door in the back of our campus. Students who arrive before the first bell will be able to receive breakfast and be in the Student Commons. Our first bell rings at 8:27 AM. Students will dismiss at 3:45 PM or 1:29 PM on early release day.
WAVE Board Members: Please welcome our 2022/23 WAVE Board! We are a volunteer board of Westlake Charter School parents committed to partnering with the school to build community, connect families with volunteer opportunities, raise additional funds, and support our mission. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, suggestions, or just to say ”hi”!
- Amber Hustead, President: [email protected]
- Katherine Donaghy, Vice President of Business Affairs: [email protected]
- Rebecca Montes, Vice President of Parent Participation: [email protected]
- Shari Kantor, Treasurer: [email protected]
- Veronica Hernandez, Secretary: [email protected]
Save the Date: Be sure to save the dates for our upcoming WAVE Meetings and Coffee Talks. Please CLICK HERE to see the entire 2022/23 schedule. We hope to see you at the first WAVE Meeting on August 17th and the first Coffee Talk on August 19th.
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.
Amazon Smile: If you happen to be shopping on Amazon please add Westlake Charter as your charitable organization (Amazon Smile). Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at smile.amazon.com. App purchases are now eligible for the donation as well! Thank you to Rocio Owens for putting together a short tutorial to help you add Westlake Charter as your charitable organization.
Kudos: We are very excited to bring our favorite WCS events back this school year! Thank you to all of the families who have volunteered so far to help make these events and programs possible. We still need help though! Please reach out to [email protected] to find out how you can get involved with our incredible WCS community!