September 3 2017

Week of 09.04.17

Westlake Parents and Guardians:

September marks Attendance Awareness month across the nation in our schools.  According to Attendance Works, attendance is essential to school success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences — excused and unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Low-income students, who most depend on school for opportunities to learn, are especially harmed when they miss too much instruction.  While we don’t encourage you to bring students to school sick, we hope that giving our community information about the importance of attendance will lead to understanding how attendance can equal engagement. Please follow the links below to access information about attendance.

English- Attendance Awareness

en Espanol- Attendance Awareness

School Accountability Committee

We are looking for parents who are interested in participating on the School Accountability Committee.  In this committee we will be looking at school achievement and growth data, school goals, and reviewing the school’s Unified Improvement Plan.  If you’re interested in joining us for this very important committee please consider coming to our first meeting.  Below are the dates and times for this committee:

9/13 @ 4:15pm
11/15 @ 6:00pm
2/7 @ 4:15pm
4/25 @ 6:00pm

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Heide at 720.972.5200 or

Coffee with the Principal

New this year,  Westlake will be hosting a Coffee with the Principal event in order to share with our parents and guardians the various ways we are engaging our students in learning.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Please join us on the following dates and times for this event:

Oct. 3, 9:30am-11:00am
Nov. 7, 9:30am-11:00am
Jan. 23, 9:30am-11:00am
Feb. 27, 9:30am-11:00am
Apr. 17, 9:30am-11:00am
May 8, 9:30am-11:00am

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Posted September 3, 2017 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts