WWS Updates - June 12, 2020

  • Rocks Families,

    Here are some updates for this week.  Have a great weekend!  

    I would like to share that I am grateful for the many emails, conversations, and meetings that I have had since my message was shared with our families about equity.  The concerns, the stories, and the insight has stirred a great deal of emotion for those who are sharing and for me as I listen and learn.  It has been raw, and painful, and yes-necessary.

    We acknowledge we have room to grow as a school district, and we are committed to the work it will take to ensure equitable treatment of all students. This work must be intentional, collaborative, and research-based. We need to continually examine our policies, practices, and procedures to ensure we are honoring the identities of all students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

    We are in the process of designing a variety of activities to provide all district staff with opportunities to listen, learn, and engage in dialogue to address racism and discrimination. We are taking action steps this summer to provide implicit bias training for all staff, book studies (at the school and district levels), and partnering with our community to grow our common understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are also working with Dr. Renae Azziz to create our road map for the 2020-21 school year. As we continue our equity journey, please continue to reach out with ideas! There are many possibilities ahead of us as we continue to ensure ALL students have access to safe and nurturing learning environments.

    Summer Child Care - Open Enrollment - Now through June 19th

    Westfield Washington Schools will open Summer Child Care for children ages three through 13 starting July 6th at Monon Trail Elementary. WWS Child Care will be open from 7:30a-5:30p and will continue through July 31st. Children will be in cohorts of 18 with three adults, and the groups will remain constant. Families will have to commit to four weeks; week-to-week enrollment will not be accepted. Additional cleaning practices and social distancing will be in place. For more specific information about Summer Child Care visit https://www.wws.k12.in.us/Page/1049

    Deadline Approaching: Mandatory Demographic Updates

    Please email [email protected] if you did not receive an email on May 28 entitled “Mandatory WWS Re-Enrollment” with instructions on how to re-enroll your student in WWS. This is an annual process.  PowerSchool link: https://powerschool.wws.k12.in.us/public/

    Your child may not get class placement until the information is updated. 

    Panorama Survey - DEADLINE MONDAY

    The link below will take you to a survey asking about your family’s experience with eLearning, the impact of the pandemic, and thoughts on the reopening of school for next school year.   The survey will be open until Monday, June 15, and should take no longer than 10 minutes. Please disregard if you have already submitted your responses!

    https://surveys.panoramaed.com/westfieldwashington/wwsfamily_spring20/surveys

    PowerSchool Closing 

    PS will be closed to all parents, students, and staff including teachers on Wednesday, June 24 for the regular year-end process.  

    Reminder - Food Service - Through July 31

    Just a reminder - food service continues for families in need. Picking up is easy - you drive up and are asked for your last name and number of students in WWS. 

    This is our food service schedule:

    Mondays  (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches in each sack)

    Thursdays (4 breakfasts and 4 lunches  in each sack)

    Pick up location at Monon Trail Elementary School (19400 Tomlinson Rd, Westfield, IN 46074) will be from 11am-12pm and 5pm-6pm.

    We will also be at the following locations on Mondays/Thursdays:

    Bus #1/Area 1

    North Glen - 11am-11:30am

    Casey Acres - Noon -12:30pm

    The Commons of Maple Knoll Apartments (500 Bigleaf Maple Way) 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #2/Area 2

    Hamilton Square Apartments - 11am-11:30pm

    Valley Farms - Noon - 12:30pm

    Carmel Landing - 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #3/Area 3

    Eagletown Westfield Playhouse (1836 IN-32)11am- 11:30am

    Christ Community Church (20854 Lamong Road) Noon - 12:30pm

    Hortonville United Methodist Church (20500 Horton Road)1-1:30pm

    June Office Hours

    All WWS offices, including our schools, remain closed through June 30 per the Governor’s Executive Order.   Below are the phone numbers for each school if you need to contact anyone at a particular building. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

    WWS Admin: 317-867-8000

    Westfield High School 317-867-6800

    Westfield Middle School: 317-867-6607

    Westfield Intermediate School 317-867-6500

    Maple Glen Elementary: 317-896-4700

    Shamrock Springs Elementary: 317-867-7400

    Monon Trail Elementary: 317-867-8600

    Oak Trace Elementary: 317-867-6411

    Carey Ridge Elementary: 317-867-6212

    Washington Woods Elementary: 317-867-7900

    Until next week…. ROCK ON!