Westview Elementary

Dear Parents,

It’s great to be at Westview. We’ve gotten the 2018-2019 school year off to a great start. I’ve been very impressed by the professionalism and work ethic of the staff, the enthusiasm of the students and the support of families. The semester has moved into high gear very quickly.

This newsletter gives us an opportunity to let you know what is happening at Westview Elementary. We want to keep open the lines of communication between home and school and this is one important way to do that. You can expect to receive a newsletter every month.

Together we can make this a rewarding school year for all students. We hope that each of you will consider how you can remain active in your child’s education. We welcome parent involvement and hope you will consider the multiple ways you can assist us. I encourage you to be open to helping with field trips, library circulation or extra-curricular activities, for example. Please see our office staff to complete a police background check if you are interested.

I look forward to working with each of you. When we work together, we can make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of children.

Tammy Rhoades, 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.