November 2018 eNewsletter

Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Westwood Library November
5th – 9th. Come check out this Enchanted Forest reading display
and donations will be collected to build our school library.

Showcase Night: Nov 8th 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Westwood families are invited to visit a classroom during Showcase
Night. Learn more about our Gemini project and check out progress
and updates from the 21st Century after school program. A light
meal will be served.

American Education Week
Westwood will observe American Education Week, November 13th –
16th, by inviting parents or guardians to come and eat breakfast or
lunch with their child/children.

Nurse Notes

Cold and Flu Season: It’s encouraged for children, older adults, and
all other adults to get the flu vaccine. You can get this from your
family physician, Junction City Health Department, Konza Prairie
Health Center, or Irwin Army Hospital. We also need to practice
proper hand washing, covering your nose and mouth when
coughing or sneezing, and keeping students home if they are sick
or running a fever.

Kansas Department of Health & Environment: K.A.R. 28-1-6 now
states that each person with a diagnosed case of influenza is
required to be isolated at home for seven days following the onset
of illness except when seeking medical care.
Persons with influenza can be infectious up to seven days following
onset of symptoms and often have fever lasting at least five days.
The recommendation to stay isolated until fever free for 24 hours is
comparable to staying home for seven days.

USD 475 Policy on Fevers: If a child has a temperature of 100
degrees or above, they will be sent home. The child must be feverfree
for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Motrin to return to
school.

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.

Phone Numbers
If you change your phone number please notify the office. It is very important that we are able to reach parents in
case of an emergency.

Emergency Contacts
Are your Emergency Contacts current in Family Skyward? We can only release your child to individuals listed. They
must be older than age 18.

Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 4th.  Please turn your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

Thanksgiving Break
School will not be session November 19 – 23. Classes resume on November 26th.

Picture Make-up
Picture make-up will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 8:15 – 8:45 (only).

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

Westwood's November 2018 Newsletter