Bobchat September 15, 2021

September 15th Bobchat Summary
 
REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES: Please be sure to call the office 433.3923 ext 10 or email info@westsideusd.org to report that your student will miss school.
 
******If your student is experiencing any COVID symptoms or has been in close contact with a positive case, a negative PCR test (not home antigen test) will be needed before return. Testing resources can be found here or by contacting your physician.******
 
Upcoming Events:
Board of Trustees Meeting  9/21/2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)  9/27/2021
 
School starts at 8:20! Please send your student to the office to get a tardy pass if you arrive late. We really appreciate what a great job West Side families do of getting students to school on time to maximize learning time and minimize class disruption. Thank you.
 
Thank you to FEF for generously funding our new PE Specialist, Tiffany Bellize! Coach Tiff started last week and will be here every Tuesday and Thursday. She will be providing two PE classes per week to grades 1-6, and is organizing games at lunch with the students. Welcome Tiffany!
 
Thank you to everyone who completed the interest survey regarding weekly surveillance testing. A reminder that parents would “opt in” for this service and students will not be automatically tested without parent permission. Due to the high demand for surveillance testing by so many schools, we are still waiting. As soon as we have more information, we will send families a permission slip to sign their students up and then begin as soon as it is feasible.
 
Remember to send at least 1 labeled water bottle each day with your child. Our students are enjoying a lot of outdoor time and are working up quite a thirst.
 
News & Announcements - Please go to the West Side website to read these in full:
 
Felta Education Foundation Letter to Parents
Update on West Side enrichment programming and how to get involved
 
Girl Scouts is beginning!
Girls in Kindergarten - 6th Grade and their parents are invited to a Meet & Greet on September 14. Come check out the fun, community service, and adventures that await!
 
Sonoma County Library Student One Card
Check with your student's teacher for their Student ID so they can access their account to check out books, find tutoring, and other educational resources.
 
Guidelines for Student In-School COVID Exposure
West Side continues to follow guidance from SCOE and SCDPH
 
AFTER CARE: Ms. Lacie and Ms. Peggy are doing a fantastic job launching this year's After Care Program with the assistance of Ms. Natalie. We're able to provide care to accommodate parent work schedules and know how important that is. If your After Care needs are not consistent, please be sure to email lramirez@westsideusd.org so they know to expect your child.
 
We ask all parents for continued help: After school play dates should take place off campus, not in After Care. When we are able to increase staffing to accommodate these great relationship-building opportunities, we will let you know.