March 29 2020

Week of 03.30.20

Westlake Parents and Guardians:

I hope you all had a restful and relaxing extended Spring Break and are staying healthy and safe.  We have really missed the kids over this extended break and have been thinking of all of our community throughout this unprecedented time in history.  This week we kick off our remote learning at Westlake and in Adams 12!  Our teachers are working through developing lessons and ensuring students have access to continued learning and connection through online resources.  I’m so proud of the Westlake staff in how they have made the needed changes from face to face instruction to meeting the needs of kids at home.  As you may imagine, this will be an imperfect plan.  Please have patience with the Westlake and Adams 12 staff as we navigate this new landscape of remote learning together.  You can expect more communication from your child’s teachers on how to access their online learning by Wednesday.  Keep an eye out for an email from us!

Like you, I have kids at home with me and I’m feeling a bit anxious about managing my work from home and their learning.  We are in this together as a Westlake school community so please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or the assistant principals and the teachers with any questions or concerns.  All the staff email addresses can be located on our website by clicking HERE.   Below are some resources that might be of help to you as we begin remote learning and parents/guardians are balancing student learning and their own work:

Common Sense Media

Adams 12 Website

NPR Article

Most importantly, take care of yourselves, let your kids know we miss them and that we look forward to reconnecting (in a new way) with them this week.  We are so grateful for our community and are honored to get to serve our community by educating our youth!  Thank you for your partnership and please reach out to us through email any time.

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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Posted March 29, 2020 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts