August 27, 2020
Dear Westview Community,

We hope this week's Westview Weekly finds you and your families safe and out of harm's way from Hurricane Laura. The preemptive decision to close campus today was made due to the storm, and as the year 2020 continues to teach us flexibility, administrators and teachers are continuing back-to-school training and preparations from home. This week our Weekly is jam-packed with tips and tricks for navigating the changes of bringing your children back to the Westview campus. You will find a back-to-school video starring our lovable Wiley the Wildcat highlighting some of the changes your child will find on their return to campus, plus a video highlighting our new carpool procedures that will go into effect this school year. We have also included some instructions on completing our daily Health Screening Form. While this may seem like quite a bit of information, it is our hope that by sharing it in advance of your child's return to campus, you will have the opportunity to digest it all and ask any questions to me and/or your teachers.

We would like to thank The Westview School’s Medical Advisory Committee for contributing to our blog and weighing in on the importance of social distancing during the Labor Day weekend. Our newly created Medical Advisory Committee is made up of medical professionals from our school community. We cannot thank this group enough for weighing in on this topic and for providing our school invaluable input in the creation of our Child First Reopening Plan.
 
Our tech skills have had no choice but to improve over the last five months. So, in lieu of face to face with parents, it is our hope that these instructional videos from some familiar faces help with the transition as we welcome your children back to school in a little over a week.
 
Stay safe and stay well,



Head of School
The Westview School
Calendar at a Glance

Friday, August 28
  • Teacher Informational Videos sent to families

Wednesday, September 2
Thursday, September 3
  • Virtual Meet the Teacher

Tuesday, September 8
  • First Day of School
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH WILEY THE WILDCAT
FIVE STEPS TO NAVIGATING CARPOOL
DAILY STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING FORMS
Each morning, before you leave your home to drive to The Westview School, please complete our student health screening form. You will find a link to the form in your inbox every evening. Or, you can easily easily navigate to this form through the ParentPortal in RenWeb.

Login with WV-TX. Enter your child's username and password. You will answer the screening questions for your child. You will find the Health Screening Form under Web Forms. For ease of use, we suggest adding a shortcut to the web link to your phone’s home screen.

To help carpool be completed in a quick and efficient manner, we ask this form be completed before 8:00 AM daily.

Teachers will provide your child's log-in and review this process in further details during your virtual meet the teacher next week.

Special thanks to Mrs. Candi Pettit for all the behind the scenes work on getting these forms set up and sent out daily in a well-organized and efficient manner. Any questions about the student health screening form can be directed to your class teacher or Mrs. Candi.
By: The Westview COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee
Finally! The longest Spring-Summer Break EVER is coming to an end and it’s time to send the kids back to school! Over the last few months, we have all worked together as a community to control COVID-19 and keep our families safe. We have perfected social distancing, found the cutest masks, tried out Zoom play dates, and held drive-by celebrations. But there is one more challenge lurking ahead- Labor Day weekend!

Resources


Please refer to COVID-19 tab on The Westview School website for the most up to date information regarding our Child First Reopening Plan.


For the Kids

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