First Week of School To Begin August 18, 2020

Happy Friday West Side,

School is right around the corner!  In final preparations for the first day of school, please take note of the following:

Family Traditions:  Families have shared great ideas on how to make the first day of school special for your child!

  • A Special Wake-Up
  • Make special signs and take lots of pictures
  • Write love notes to your child
  • A special breakfast, lunch or snack
  • Create a time capsule

Curriculum Materials and Chromebook Pick Up:

For Grades 1-6: Monday, August 17th

For TK and K, Individual appointments with the child's teacher on Tuesday, the 18th or Wednesday, the 19th.

  • In order to maintain distancing, the following schedule has been created.  
  • Please remain in your car and bring a pen to sign paperwork that will need to be signed for chromebook pick up.
  • Please pick up based on your eldest child.

If the assigned pick up presents a conflict, no worries! Please contact Susanne Esquivel to arrange for a different time for that day at 433-3923 or at [email protected].


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First Week: West Side understands that returning to school via distance learning is new and we are here to assist! Teachers will be taking time to "train" parents and students on accessing sites and answer questions regarding Distance Learning. Just a reminder that schedules are posted on our website under the Parent Tab, then select Distance Learning Schedules.

Principal Chat: Coffee and Conversation: West Side will continue with the tradition of hosting a monthly principal chat. Our first one will be about the start to the new year, distance learning, and how we can support families. Our first one will be held on August 27 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  The zoom information is

Meeting ID: 863 0509 3973

Passcode: 512153

Food Service:  Free and Reduced-Price lunch applications will be included with the materials and Chromebook you will pick up on Monday.  If you are interested, please complete the application and return to the office by September 18th.  Those who received a letter that they are pre-approved, do not need to submit an application. Any questions, please call Susanne Esquivel in the office at 433.4293 or email [email protected].  

During Distance Learning, please note the following changes:

  • Meals are only available for those West Side students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunches.

  • Families must order each morning by 9:00 a.m. by calling the office.  

  • Families are responsible for picking up lunches between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.on school days. Students do not need to be present.   


It's a busy time of year, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate a new way of beginning the school year.

We hope you enjoy the weekend, and please contact us if you have any questions.  


Mrs. Menlove