Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 2nd and 3rd! That means it is time to set up an online conference with your child(ren)'s teacher. Our PK-6 conference schedule system opens at 4 p.m. on October 23rd! We have made our online conferences super easy. K-6 students will bring home their chromebooks and an instruction sheet on the day of your conference.
In the high school an advisor will be contacting you during the scheduled times.
If you don't have access to the internet, simply call an office and they will schedule a time with you. Please let them know if you need a hotspot for your conference on that day. The office opens at 7:30 a.m.
Nov. 2nd - No late start. - 1:30 Dismissal
Nov. 3rd - Regular start - 1:30 Dismissal
Last spring we started using a new paperless program for scheduling parent-teacher conferences online. It was very successful and we are using it again this fall.
To schedule your preferred time for a parent-teacher conference,
Go to www.myconferencetime.com/
Click on the name of your child’s teacher.
Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up.”
Submit the requested information.
If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts to schedule your children for several conferences.
After you schedule a conference online, the date and time are reserved for you. If you entered your email address correctly, you will receive email confirmation of your conference.
If you are unable to sign up for a time and date online, please send a note with three preferred times and dates to your child’s teacher. Once we receive your note, we will attempt to schedule a conference for your desired date and time but cannot guarantee your top choices as time slots fill up quickly.
Thank you for your support of your child’s education!
Jay Lutt and Matt Drees
Westwood students have recess 2-3 times a day depending on the weather. It is very important they dress for the unpredictable winter weather. Please be sure to send snow pants, boots, winter jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves.
If the temperature with wind chill is 10 degrees or below as stated on the www.weatherchannel.com 15 minutes before recess, students will stay inside. Coats are recommended when the temperature is below 60°. Weather conditions will vary from day to day and one minute to the next, therefore, the building principal (or designee) will ultimately be responsible for determining outside or inside recess.
It is important that students are prepared each day as the weather starts out very cold in the morning and often warms up in time for recess. We believe it is important for children to get outside for exercise and fresh air every day, but ultimately their safety is our main priority.
FOR SALE: Vehicles
The Westwood Community School District is accepting bids for the sale of the following vehicles:
Bus # 2 - 2014 Blue Bird Vision 71 Passenger Bus, VT 365 Engine 2006, Rebuilt engine in 2014, Air Brakes, Automatic Transmission, approximately 85,208 miles on date of sale
Bus # 15 - 2010 Blue Bird Vision 65 Passenger Bus, VT 3654 V-8 Engine, Air Brakes, Automatic Transmission, approximately 153,000 miles on date of sale
Bus # 16 - 2011 Blue Bird Vision 71 Passenger Bus, Maxx Force Dt 466 Engine, Air Brakes, Automatic Transmission, approximately 124,000 miles on date of sale
Vehicles will be available for viewing at the District’s Bus Complex (317 8th Street, Westwood, IA). Appointments for viewing can be made by phone at (712)-428-3355 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If accepted, bidders will be responsible for moving the vehicles from the bus complex. Bids are due back to the District Central Office by November 13th, 2020, at the following address:
1000 Rebel Way
Sloan, IA 51055
or by email at: email@example.com
Buses will be available for pick up November 30th through December 18th.
No verbal or telephonic bids will be accepted. The District reserves the right to reject any and /or all bids. For questions about the bid process, please call (712) 428-3355 (x. 326).
USDA TO TEMPORARILY FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH FOR ALL WESTWOOD STUDENTS!
Dear Westwood Families,
We are pleased to announce that starting September 14, 2020, Westwood CSD will be switching from the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program (NSLP) to the Summer Food Program (SFSP) that the USDA recently extended. Doing this allows the district to provide FREE Breakfast & Lunch to ALL westwood students. This program is scheduled to run until May 21, 2020 or until funds run out.
What this means is…
All Westwood students are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch
The menu will NOT change, they will still receive the same hot breakfast & lunch items that they have been getting
They are still able to bring their own cold lunch from home if they choose
Additional items like seconds, extra milk, & A LA Carte items WILL be charged at normal price
When funds run out, we will go back to the regular NSLP program and resume charging for meals according to their eligibility. We will let you know as soon as possible when that happens. For now, the free meals will be the only option for school meals, other than the student bringing their lunch from home. The school encourages families to keep their Free & Reduced Lunch Applications current so they are on file when the district must switch back to the NSLP.
If you have any questions, please contact Rhiannon Hunt at 712-428-3200 EXT 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary & Nutrition Secretary
For trusted information and updates related to COVID-19, the Westwood community is encouraged to visit:
State Required Return to Learn Plan - Approved by the Iowa State Department of Education
Return to Learn Transmission Levels - Department of Education
Evaluating Sick Students and Staff - Department of Education
TownHall Meeting (Recording) - 8/11/2020 - 7 p.m.
Questions for Westwood staff regarding COVID-19 can be sent to COVID@wcsdrebels.com
Westwood Online Help Desk Form for use during online learning.