Westview Elementary

Dear Westview Families,
 Whether you are returning or if you are new to Westview, I want to welcome everyone.  It has been an amazing start to the school year.  We may have some new faces around the building, but we still have the same laser like focus on student achievement.  Our main goal and priority for this year is to have all students reading at or above grade level.  One thing to keep in mind is that we are only as strong as the support we get from home.  In order to meet this goal, we need some help from our families.  The following are some ideas that will help ensure your children’s success:

  • Always check your child’s backpack.  They will be bringing home notes, assignments, and other things that will help you stay involved Talk to your children. 
  • Make sure you ask them what they did in school. This will help anchor their learning through explaining to you what they learned. They need to be reading or read to for at least 20 minutes a night.  We need to get books into their hands. The only way to become a better reader is to practice reading.  
  • Have some flashcards or books in your car. It could be a deck of cards or a handful of coins that can become learning tools. Even a 10 minute ride to Kroger can be learning time for your children.  
  • Get involved in your child’s education get involved in their school.  Whether in the classroom or with PTO, make sure you are not just a spectator.  We have one shot at raising our kids, we can’t blow it.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you throughout the year.  Please remember if you don’t like what we are doing, tell us. If you like what we are doing, tell everybody. Please take care of yourself and each other.

Steve Jones, Principal



A few general reminders about procedural items.

Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities at 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Attendance is a priority at Westview. Please schedule all appointments after school hours.  

Please remember to drive safely especially during drop off and pick up times. We have many wonderful kids and we need your support to help keep our school safe. If you are in a hurry and do not have time to wait, I suggest that you do not pull into the circle drive. There are alternative drop-off locations available; these options include dropping off your child at the corner or on one of the side streets. If you need to come into the building to talk with one of us, please park your car in a parking spot.  

When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. Breakfast is not served when we are on a two-hour delay. You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television.


Parent / Student Guidebook

Westview Elementary School Guidebook 2019 -2020.doc