K-8 Back to School Night
Wednesday, August 24th
WCS Finance & Charter Impact Committee Meetings
Thursday, August 25th @ 5PM & 6PM
K-12 Fall Picture Day
Monday, August 29th
9-12 Back to School Night
Wednesday, August 31st
Labor Day – No School
Monday, September 5th
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.
Fall Picture Day: Kindergarten-10th grade picture day will be on Monday, August 29th at both campuses. Based on feedback from our family survey, we have changed to a new photography company that has very high family ratings in the Sacramento area. This is a uniform picture day for our K-8 campus. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook and student IDs, even if they don’t purchase a picture package. CLICK HERE to pre-purchase your pictures online. Pictures will ship directly home – for free shipping, place your order 8/21-8/24. If you have any questions about school photos, please contact Bill Smith Photography at [email protected] or 916-749-1026. Picture retake day is October 11th. K-5 class pictures and 6-8 class composites will be available for purchase after retake day.
Physician Authorization Form: If your student needs medication during school hours, please CLICK HERE for the Physician’s Authorization for Medication at School.
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.
See something, Say Something: Families, anytime you see an issue regarding health, safety or operations of the school, we appreciate you bringing this to the attention of our team. If you are on campus, talk to any one of our team members, if you would prefer to email, please reach out to [email protected], and if you see something on the weekends, for example people hopping the fence to skateboard on campus, you can call our partners at Allied Security at: (916) 426-5278.
WCS is Hiring: Did you hear? WCS is looking for substitute teachers, as well as full and part time non-certificated positions! Yard Duty, Instructional Aide, and support staff positions are now open. We are looking for innovative, collaborative, positive staff members with a growth mindset. Do you know someone that would be a good fit at Westlake Charter School? Visit: wcsinfo.cc/hiring2022 to see a list of all
K-8 Back to School Night: Our K-8 Back to School Night is on Wednesday, August 24th. To the best of our ability, we would like to keep this event distraction free by encouraging families to make this a non-student event. This will allow for teachers and families to connect in a distraction-free environment. For families that need supervision, our BASE program will be available to help, however, space is potentially limited. If you know that you will need childcare to attend this event, please CLICK HERE to RSVP for BASE as soon as possible so that we can properly prepare.
- Kindergarten through 5th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 6:00-6:30 pm, session two is 6:40-7:10 pm. Art and Spanish teachers will be in their classrooms, and PE will be on the stage/gym from 6:00-7:10pm – please stop by!
- 6th-8th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 5:00-5:40 pm, session two is 6:00-6:40 pm. During these sessions, you will meet with your student’s core teachers and specialty teachers. Your students are creating your schedule for the evening.
Dress Code: Families we need your help. As you know Westlake Charter K-8 is a uniform school. We ask that you help your student(s) come to school dressed in their uniforms and meet the dress code that is detailed in our 22-23 K-8 Family Handbook. CLICK HERE for the 22-23 K-8 Family Handbook.
Spirit Shirt Exchange: If your student needs to exchange their Friday spirit shirt for a different size, please email [email protected] to check for availability.
Learning Lab: K-8 Families, Learning Lab has begun. The Learning Lab is for 6th through 8th grade students (Middle Schoolers). If your Middle School student needs additional assistance with work, the Learning Lab is open daily from 3:15 to 3:45. You can sign your student up by using the School Dismissal Manager app.
Campus Safety: Non-service Animals, including dogs, are not allowed on school grounds. There are several reasons for these limitations, including the unknown behavior of an animal, the potential for student or staff injury, or student-anxiety caused by the animal. Only dogs recognized as service animals are permitted. A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Thank you, Explorer Families, for your support.
Dismissal Reminder: Parents please remember, the play structure is off limits during and after dismissal.
WCHS Back to School Night: Our WCHS Back to School Night is on Wednesday, August 31st, beginning at 6:00 PM and concluding at 7:30 PM. To the best of our ability, we would like to keep this event distraction free by encouraging families to make this a non-student event. This will allow for teachers and families to connect in a distraction-free environment. Families will rotate through their student’s classrooms following their schedule. Schedules will be available at Back to School Night. We will also have an optional reception in the Oasis for Families to meet each other and to learn more about some of our High School offerings.
Home Games: Our first home game of the 22-23 fall season was on Friday, August 19th! Our girls Varsity Volleyball team will play against Futures. Our Boys Soccer team will have their home opener on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 4 PM. The soccer game will be played on our K-8 campus.
Learning Lab: WCHS Families, Learning Lab has begun. If your student needs additional assistance with work in any class, the Learning Lab is open daily at lunch and from 3:45 to 4:15. No sign ups are necessary. Students just need to show up to receive help.
Calling all Volunteers!: Volunteers are currently needed on all of our committees. Please CLICK HERE or email [email protected] to join a committee or learn more about current opportunities. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Spirit Store: Our Spirit Store is open! CLICK HERE to choose from over 70 items. We have added new items to our store including a blanket, women’s v-neck t-shirts, and mugs. WAVE does not have an inventory so please be sure to check sizing information before placing your order. All items are made to order and shipped directly to you. We cannot wait to see this gear on campus and out in the community!
K-8 Classroom Ambassadors (formerly known as Room Parents): We need a Classroom Ambassador for each and every K-8 class (advisory for middle school). Classroom Ambassadors will work with teachers to plan special events/requests, communicate with parents regarding volunteer needs, and support WAVE in the classroom. This position will also work with our Grade Level Liaisons to build community through events and activities. This is a great way to stay involved. Please CLICK HERE to volunteer today. Thank you!
Kudos: Dozens of families joined us for the first WAVE Meeting and Coffee Talk of the school year. We celebrated, planned events, asked questions, and got to know each other. Such a great way to start the year and build community!