Spirit Day – Pajama Day
Thursday, December 22nd
Winter Break – No School
Friday, December 23rd – Monday, January 9th
Students Return to School from Winter Break
Tuesday, January 10th
WCS Governance & Board Meetings
Thursday, January 12th @ 5:30 & 6:30PM
Spelling Bee – Save the Date
Wednesday, January 25th @ 5:30PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Parent Survey: The Parent Survey is taken 3 times a year. CLICK HERE to answer six questions to rate your family’s experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2022-23 school year. The deadline is Monday, December 19th.
Spirit Day – Pajama Day: Thursday, December 22nd is pajama day! Students and staff can show their spirit by wearing pajamas. Please remember to follow the dress code guidelines below for spirit day:
- Clothes must be free of inappropriate wording and images
- All shirts must have sleeves, no sleeveless shirts.
- All clothing must be free of rips and tears
- All clothing must fit properly. Pants around the natural waist, tops completely covering the torso area
2023-24 Lottery Application Window Now Open: Our 2023-24 lottery is now open, including our freshman, sophomore, and junior classes at Westlake Charter High School! Current students do not need to fill out an application to continue their enrollment at WCS; however, siblings do need to fill out lottery applications to attend. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to visit joinwestlake.com to apply today. 8th Grade families, we are saving your spot in 9th grade, so no need to apply, however, this spring we will reach out to ask you to formally accept your spot once the lottery has run.
Winter Break: Both campuses and BASE will be closed for Winter Break Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 9th. We look forward to welcoming staff and students back on Tuesday, January 10th. BASE will be open on January 9th.
Join Our WCS Board of Directors & Board Committees: Our Board of Directors is seeking individuals mirroring the broad diversity of our community who may be interested in helping lead our school during this exciting time. We are looking for interested individuals to serve on our Governance, Finance, Development, and Impact Committees, as well as serve on our Board of Directors in 2023-24. To prepare any of our interested community members, we are launching an Onboarding Cohort beginning January 23rd. Members who join this cohort will attend 4 sessions from January to April. During this time cohort members will attend committee and board meetings, connect with a board mentor, and learn about the processes that make our governance team so successful. CLICK HERE to show interest today: the deadline to apply for this cohort is Monday, January 16th, 2023.
Holidays Around the World: We are very excited to host our 15th annual Holidays Around the World on our K-8 campus in the coming weeks. Each classroom partners with a buddy class and collaborates to study the activities and practices of holidays from around the world. This hands on, engaging opportunity, is one in a multitude of experiences that help to raise our students as Global Citizens.
Spelling Bee: It’s time for our annual school spelling bee! In your student’s classroom, their teacher will be conducting a classroom spelling bee before the 14th. Classroom winners will be selected and notified before we head out to Winter break. Mark your calendars for our school spelling bee on Wednesday, January 25th.
- Thursday, December 15th: Boys Basketball @ St. Vincent Winter Showdown Tournament 8:30 PM
- Friday, December 16th: Boys Basketball @ St. Vincent Winter Showdown Tournament 5:30 PM
- Saturday, December 17th: Boys Basketball @ St. Vincent Winter Showdown Tournament 1:30 PM
- Monday, December 19th: Girls Basketball vs. Mt. Diablo @ Home 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, January 3rd: Girls Basketball @ Vacaville Christian 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, January 3rd: Boys Basketball @ Vacaville Christian 7:30 PM
- Friday, January 6th: Girls Basketball @ Stoneridge Christian 5:00 PM
- Friday, January 6th: Boys Basketball @ Stoneridge Christian 6:30 PM
End of Semester No Tardy Effort: Individual students with two or fewer tardies from 12/16-12/22 will be provided lunch on Thursday, 12/22. If the whole school improves our tardy rate during this time we will have a No Tardy Party for everyone at lunch on 12/22. We are looking forward to celebrating both individual students and the entire school for reaching this important goal!
End of Semester Update: Our semester at the high school will come to a close on December 22nd. Report cards will be mailed home on January 13th after grades have been finalized. You can log into Otus to check your student’s grades.
Spring Semester Launch: In January students will return to a new semester. Student schedules for the spring semester will be passed out to students when they return from Winter Break on January 10th. Course change requests will be accepted January 10th-January 20th. As we begin the spring semester, students will participate in course selection for the 2023-2024 school year.
Winter Sports Information: CLICK HERE for the information from our December 5th Winter Sports Meeting. This meeting was for the families of all basketball and Esports athletes.
Community Night Committee: We are excited to begin planning events like movie night and science night at both of our campuses. We are looking for a group to help us make these events possible by planning and organizing these important community events. Please contact [email protected] help us get these events on the calendar.
Spirit Store is Open: Winter is almost here and our spirit store has gear to keep everyone warm. CLICK HERE to purchase WCS beanies, mugs, bags, sweatshirts, and more. 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.
Staff Appreciation Committee: Our Staff Appreciation Committee is planning monthly staff appreciation events and needs your help to make it possible. We are in need of ideas, donations, planning, and set-up. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to join the committee. Thank you!
Kudos: Thank you to everyone who has shared JoinWestlake.com over the past few weeks to make sure all families know about our lottery application. We are so excited to add new families to our Westlake community in a few months.