News & Announcements

West Side School Board Elections

The nomination period for the November election has opened. If you are interested in running for the West Side Unified School District school board, you have until Aug. 7 to submit your paperwork to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Please go to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website to find forms and information needed.



For more information from our district office, please email [email protected] or call the office at 707-433-3923.

Summer Youth Leadership Club Summer Camp

The Summer Youth Leadership Club (SYLC) is offering a free STEM/STEAM immersion camp. The virtual camp is intended to help young students develop their technical skills, interpersonal skills, and passions. Students will have the opportunity to bond with others through group activities, learn the fundamentals of game design, develop public speaking skills, and more.

West Side Recognized by Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA)

The Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) has awarded West Side with a beautiful Russian River-Friendly Landscaping (RRFL) identification sign to highlight West Side compliance with RRFL practices. In the application for this sign, West Side's eco-groovy practices, such as sustainable water usage, environmental benefits, drought-resistant landscaping, goat weed-eating, water catchment system, native garden, pollinator garden, and lawn removal were highlighted. West Side will be installing the sign near the picnic/study area. Also, RRWA will announce our location and photo on social media as well as share our location on their interactive map of organizations and properties using Russian River Friendly Landscaping.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are excited to announce that the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) application deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Application Processing

Families that have already applied for P-EBT benefits who are still awaiting an eligibility determination do not need to apply again. CDSS will continue to review and process all applications received between May 22 and July 15 through the end of July to ensure that as many children as possible are verified for P-EBT eligibility and able to receive benefits. As of this week, P-EBT cards have been issued to over 3 million P-EBT eligible children across the state. The CDE continues to provide data to the CDSS for those children deemed eligible during the months of May or June.

Homeschooling Guidance, Reminders, and Resources - CDE

Please see the attached PDF document in regard to important information from the California Department of Education. The document covers:

· Providing Guidance for Parents Opting to Homeschool

· Responsibilities and Resources for Verifying Private School Affidavits

· The New Look for the Private School Affidavit

Sonoma County Road Map to Safe Reopening

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), in collaboration with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, and a committee of regional superintendents, released guidance for local school districts to consider when making plans for opening the 2020-2021 school year.
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