Coffee Talk – High School Campus
Thursday, September 22nd @ 8:30AM
WCS Finance Committee Meeting – K8 Campus
Thursday, September 22nd @ 5PM
WCS Impact Committee Meeting – K8 Campus
Thursday, September 22nd @ 6PM
K-12 Spirit Day – Sports Day
Friday, September, 23rd
Fall Break – No School
Monday, October 3rd – Friday, October 7th
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
WAVE Coffee Talk: Join us on Thursday, September 22nd for our WAVE Coffee Talk at the Westlake Charter High School campus, 4400 East Commerce Way, Sacramento, CA 95834. We’ll get the conversation started at 8:30 am and we’d love to have you join!
K-12 Spirit Day: Sports Day will be Friday, September 23rd. Students can dress in sports attire or clothing that represents their favorite sports team. No dangerous accessories (i.e., bats, hockey pucks, metal cleats). Don’t forget to show your WCS spirit by posting pictures on all social media platforms and using the hashtag #WcsSpiritFridays!
Fall Break: Westlake Charter School will be closed Monday, October 3rd through Friday, October 7th for Fall Break. Great news, BASE will be open over October break! Please CLICK HERE to reserve your student(s) spot.
Vaccine Verification Update: Effective September 17, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) rescinded a previously-issued Health Order which required the school to verify vaccination status for all paid and unpaid adults serving in the school settings. Based on this update from the CDPH, we have updated our Volunteer Process to reflect this change.
- Volunteer Process: We are excited to welcome volunteers to campus as classroom volunteers, field lesson chaperones, WAVE event volunteers and more! We know it can be a little confusing to understand what documents or clearances are needed for different volunteer opportunities, so please CLICK HERE to read the 2022-23 Volunteer process. CLICK HERE to log your volunteer hours.
Fall Festival: We are excited to bring back a family favorite event, Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15th from 3-6pm at our K-8 campus. Be on the lookout for ways to help, including donating items, volunteering the day of, and creating a silent auction basket.
WCS is Hiring: Did you hear? WCS is looking for substitute teachers, as well as full and part time positions! 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 available positions.
Basketball Sign ups: Do you have a middle school student that is interested in playing basketball? Great news, our 6th-8th grade basketball season kicks off in just a few weeks! Starting October 24, all 6-8 players will be practicing and playing in games. CLICK HERE to sign up your middle school students to play for FREE!
- 6th graders start training the week of September 26th
- 7th graders start training the week of 10th
- 8th graders start training the week of 17th
GATE Enrichment: Current GATE students grades 3rd-8th will be bringing home permission slips to participate in a once-a week enrichment group during lunch beginning September 28th.
Toys at school: Parents, we ask that children share their toys outside of school time. Toys or trading cards at school cause distractions and in many cases have led to conflict between students. Items of this nature may be confiscated and kept in the office until parents or guardians can retrieve them. Students and parents assume all responsibility for any items taken to school. WCS accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Inclement Weather Arrival: On mornings of inclement weather (rain, air quality, or heat advisory), K-5 will not have Morning Lineup. Students will go directly to their class and teachers will welcome students beginning at 8:10 am. For those students who need breakfast, they will eat in the cafeteria and then go to their classroom.
WCHS Games of the Week: Come cheer on our Explorer Athletes at the next Westlake Charter High School games of the 22-23 fall season! All home games will be played on our K-8 campus.
- September 19th: JV Girls Volleyball vs. El Camino High School 4:30 PM
- September 22nd: Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. John Adams Academy 4:00 PM
- September 22nd: Cross Country @ Leroy Greene Academy Meet 4:00 PM
- September 24th: Cross Country @ William Jessup Invitational
Family Conferences – Canyon Creek: We are excited to have our first round of Family Conferences October 10th through October 14th. These conferences are student led and are also the place where you will receive your students progress report. This year we will return to having conferences in person, however, if you need to have a virtual conference, please still schedule your conference through Canyon Creek and then CLICK HERE to request a virtual conference option.
- The online scheduler will open from September 19th through October 10th. Remember, during conference week we will dismiss early at 1:29 PM to allow time to meet with each of our families. CLICK HERE for the direction sheet with step-by-step details on how to schedule your appointment. If you would like to schedule a virtual conference please still schedule your conference through Canyon Creek and then complete this form.
Free Sports Physicals: Do you have a student athlete that needs a sports physical? Good news, Urgent Care Now Natomas, 1931 Arena Blvd. will be hosting FREE sports physical clinics on Thursday, September 22nd & 29th. CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up.
Homecoming Dance: We are so excited for our very first Homecoming Dance Saturday, November 5th from 7-10pm in the Gym at our K-8 Campus. Over the next few weeks, check back in this spot for updates on Homecoming.
Volunteer Page: The WAVE Volunteer Page is a great place to find out about upcoming events, sign up to volunteer, log your volunteer hours, and check out what our amazing WCS volunteers have been working on. Volunteer hours include anything you were doing to support our staff, students and community. This includes attending WAVE meetings, take home projects, field lessons, coaching a WCS team, working at an event, opening car doors during drop off, buying treats for the cake walk, making chili for the Chili Cook-Off, and so much more!
Olympic Triathlon Committee: The Olympic Triathlon is our largest fundraiser of the year and we are looking for volunteers to help us make it the most successful one ever. The event is quickly approaching and we need help with ideas, planning, and execution. Please contact Amber Hustead at [email protected] to learn more or join the OT committee. We cannot do it without your help!
Kudos: We would like to thank everyone who has signed up to be a Classroom Ambassador for the 22/23 school year. This is an important role which bridges the gap between WAVE and the classroom as well as building community in the classroom, grade level, and throughout the entire campus. It isn’t too late to sign up. You can CLICK HERE to sign up to support your student’s classroom as a Classroom Ambassador!