September 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
We know it is off to a great start and want to make sure you have the
information you need. The USD 475 Family Handbook is available at
your school’s webpage. You can go to: http://
westwoodelementary.usd475.org/ A link to the Elementary Parent
Handbook can be found under the Parent Resources tab. This
Handbook provides you with more information about our schools and
procedures. Print copies were also sent home recently.
With our newly constructed secure entrance we have implemented
new procedures for our student’s safety. Parents are asked to limit
their interaction with their child/children each day. Instructional time
is valuable and limited, therefore should not be interrupted unless
absolutely necessary. If you need to visit your child’s teacher or
classroom, please make prior arrangements so a schedule may be
coordinated.

New Faces at Westwood
We are pleased to have many new faces at our school. They are:
Miss Schmoll           Kindergarten
Miss Johnson          First Grade
Mrs. Matheny         Third Grade
Miss Guthals           Music Teacher
Mrs. Ross                 Speech Teacher
Mr. Chapman          Student Support Monitor
Miss Saul                 Nurse

A Note from our Food Secretary
If you have not updated your Food Application for Free/Reduced
Lunch for this school year, please do as soon as you can. They will
expire on September 21st.

A Note from the School Nurse
To all Kindergarten and New Student Parents: Please send a copy of
your child’s Birth Certificate, Shot Record and Physical for our files.

Westwood PTO
Join us for our second meeting on September 11th at 4:30 p.m.
We would love to have you join our team and support the staff and
students during the 2018-2019 school year!

School Start and Release Times
School begins at 8 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m.

Absences
Be sure to call in your child’s absence by 8:30 a.m. If a parent doesn’t call, the absence is unexcused.

Pick up Zones
Students are released to the Playground area at 3:15 p.m. and wait with their teacher.  Please pick up at this location
or the students are walked to the Main Entrance at 3:25 p.m.  All students should be picked up by 3:30 p.m. Parents are reminded to not block driveways when waiting for their children after school.  Students are asked to walk on
the sidewalks and respect private property.

School Pictures
Picture day will be Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Westwood Elementary School | Home of the Wildcats!
1600 N. Eisenhower Dr | Junction City, Kansas 66441
Phone: (785) 717-4150 | Principal: Mrs. Kimberly Dressman