Week of 09.11.17
Dear Westlake Middle School Community:
Last week, our Superintendent, Chris Gdowski, sent out a message to our district’s school communities regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Below is a quote from his letter to all of us in the community:
“In Adams 12 — and throughout our public education system in Colorado — teachers and principals also take an oath to uphold the United States Constitution, though the risks and sacrifices associated with our service as staff members pale in comparison to those in our armed services. In that oath we make the same commitment General Milley shared in his remarks — to educate ALL students, and to uphold the rights that each of them hold under our Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment to our Constitution states that no person shall be denied equal protection under our laws, and more than 35 years ago the United States Supreme Court confirmed that all students — regardless of their immigration status — are entitled to a public education. Consistent with that decision, we educate all children within our community regardless of their immigration status. That was true for decades before adoption of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order; is true today; and will be true in the future regardless of how the current issues around DACA and possible action by Congress take shape. “
I want to affirm that at Westlake Middle School we are committed to educating ALL students. We are thankful for the privilege to educate the students of the Westlake community and to be partners with you, the parents and guardians.
School Accountability Committee
Please join us this Wednesday at 4:15pm at Westlake Middle School for our first School Accountability Committee meeting. We will be looking at school wide data, school goals and associated action steps. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school or e-mail Dr. Heide at email@example.com.