Westview Elementary

Dear Westview Families,

It is so hard to believe that we are almost into October.  It is true that time flies when you are having fun.  We have had so many great things going on in all of our classrooms.  We also have some amazing events coming up as well.  We will continue to keep you updated on any upcoming events.   

In the first newsletter, we gave you some tips for a successful school year. Activities like checking your students backpack for notes, keeping some flashcards in the car, getting involved in school and reading with your child.  I have been so excited that we have more and more students telling me every day that they are reading at night.  We are still asking for students to read at least 20 minutes a night. The way to become a better reader is to practice. They can read to someone or have somebody read to them.  The more they read the more they will enjoy reading.   

I will also urge you to have the conversation everyday with your student of what they learned in school today. Don’t take “nothing” for an answer.  Ask them what they learned in Math, what they learned in Science, and so on.  This is a good way for them to think about what they learned throughout the day as well as opening up the conversation between you and your student. As always, continue to communicate with your child’s teacher.  Ask about ways of supporting your student at home.  Here at Westview, we have the best teachers in Wayne County. If you have any questions please let us know.  
 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