Meals & Nutrition
Westside’s Nutrition Team prepares breakfast and lunch on site daily for students and staff. Menus are posted monthly in the Westside newsletter and website. Students may also bring their own lunch from home.
All students will receive an account number from the cafe to enter when they receive breakfast or lunch.
Please complete the paperwork below for Free and Reduced Lunch Status.
Snack & Classroom Food Policy
Students may bring a healthy snack to school. Teachers may keep healthy snack on hand when a student needs one. The CED team and Deans will have extra snacks if needed.
We love to celebrate at Westside! But when we celebrate, we do have very specific guidelines for the health, safety, and well-being of our students and school environment. Food is not permitted for classroom celebrations. This includes cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or any other food item. When celebrating a holiday consider a special storytime, craft, or game.
Meal Delivery Services
Students (and parents on behalf of their child) may NOT order meal delivery service (Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc.) to be delivered during the school day.
Westside students wear uniforms to school Monday - Thursday every week. Fridays are free-dress days. The reason students wear uniforms is three-fold:
- Uniforms promote unity and reflect that we are all part of the same Westside team.
- Uniforms eliminate distractions and comparisons between students.
- Uniforms remind us that we are at school to do important work.
The Westside logo is not required for student uniforms. However, if you would like to order a logoed uniform, uniforms with the Westside logo can be purchased from the following retailers:
Shirt Shanty - items ship directly to Westside for pick up/classroom delivery
Lands End - items ship directly to your home
Zeus Closet - local retailer owned by a Westside family
Encore After School Program
Westside's after school program "Encore" is open Monday - Friday until 6:00 p.m. and open to all students enrolled at Westside.
Families have the option to register for every day or opt for "drop in" only on the days they need care.
Counseling & Equity Department
Aligning with the mission of equity and diversity at Westside, the Counseling and Equity Department supports staff, faculty, students, board members and the community in the areas of diversity, equity and justice.
We understand that diversity in the school community alone is not enough. Westside is committed to ensuring that every student is provided an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed academically and socially. We do this by creating an environment where students and adults are welcomed and supported and their voices and experiences are reflected and valued.
Equity & Service at Westside
- Critical Conversations
- Service Learning
- Professional Development (Partnership with CREATE Teacher Residency)
- Field trips and cultural multicultural exposure
Our Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing parent outreach and engagement, as well as coordinating student and family activities.
Our goal is to encourage parent involvement, so that parents and staff work together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents.
Family Engagement at Westside
- Monthly Parent Workshops
- Parent Resource Center
- Food Pantry
- Used Uniform Closet
- Family Events
- Abby’s Closet - School Supplies
Community Council (PTA)
The Westside Community Council is an organization of Westside parents committed to supporting the school stakeholders to help facilitate a learning environment that fosters rigor, imagination, and service; and to developing meaningful engagement among staff, families, and the local community.
HOW TO JOIN:
There’s no need to join or register. All Westside families are part of the Council and can participate in all events.
There are opportunities to get involved for one-time events as well as on an ongoing basis. Your presence makes a difference!
Laura Spoo: [email protected]
Marcie Tuten: [email protected]
Westside is proud to offer a variety of seasonal athletic opportunities for our Middle Grades students.
- Co-Ed Flag Football
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Basketball
- Track & Field