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Westside IA Selected as IWCS RISE Award Recipient

The RISE Award (which stands for Recognizing Inspirational School Employees) was created by Congress in 2019 to honor classified school employees, such as clerical, school nutrition, health, pupil transportation and custodial staff, who provide exemplary service to students and their communities. Virginia invites school divisions to submit a nominee from which two state-level winners will be selected to continue to the national level. This year, Isle of Wight County Schools selected Pam Piccinini as our RISE award nominee. Ms. Piccinini is an Instructional Assistant at Westside Elementary.
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IWCS Nurse Supervisor Best in Virginia

IWCS School Nurse Supervisor LaDona Roddy was recognized at the Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN) Fall Conference as Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year.
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IWCS Recognizes Bus Drivers

In honor of School Bus Transportation Employees Appreciation Day, IWCS celebrated bus drivers with an appreciation breakfast this week. Breakfast was held at SMS on Wednesday for the Smithfield/Carrollton drivers, and on Thursday for the Windsor/Carrsville drivers.

💥 REMIND IS BACK! 💥

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

We are excited to share that Remind is back! If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning and events that are happening at school. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device.

You should receive an email from Remind. All you need to do is follow the steps in the message to finish setting up your account. If you do not receive a message, please visit the Remind website and sign-in or create an account.

Here are two important codes that you will want to sign-up for immediately:

@wseseagles (Westside Elementary School) - This is the school's communication from the administrative team.

@wsesbuses (WSESBusRiders)- If your child uses school transportation, sign-up for this Remind communication to receive information about any bus changes, late pick-ups/drop-offs and anything else bus related.

Be on the lookout for a Remind code from your child's teachers. Sign-up to ensure you are staying informed.

​We're excited to being using Remind again this school year to make connecting with you easy and engaging!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School
keeping schools safe

Schools Enhance Security Through Visitor Management System

The RAPTOR system is an advanced visitor management tool designed to enhance the safety of our schools. It reads a visitor's identification (such as a driver's license or state-issued photo ID card), cross-references it against a national database of registered sex offenders from all 50 states, and promptly alerts administrators if a match is found.

🦅 🔟 The Family Huddle 🔟 🦅

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

🦅 9️⃣ The Family Huddle 9️⃣ 🦅

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit#heading=h.ifa329n6r05d

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

🦅 8️⃣ The Family Huddle 8️⃣ 🦅

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nAlIogZ2wiWMJBULs-mPVP5CqM5rge_B/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

7️⃣🦅 The Family Huddle 🦅7️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z_FkDwtHGWCNJRN4_dItnj8L46ylfEkI/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

6️⃣🦅 The Family Huddle 🦅6️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nAlIogZ2wiWMJBULs-mPVP5CqM5rge_B/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

5️⃣ 🦅 The Family Huddle 🦅 5️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below. Please either listen to the podcast version or read the document or both before the start of the week to keep you informed and prepared.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NiRAUAWAdolbnMCumZYj2JA1kvKHvcnM/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

4️⃣ 🦅 The Family Huddle 🦅 4️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below. Please either listen to the podcast version or read the document or both before the start of the week to keep you informed and prepared.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MqIg-TidbfqqufJ9wZBACcbJu_O6qlks/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

3️⃣🦅 The Family Huddle #3 🦅3️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

The Family Huddle for this week is linked below. Please either listen to the podcast version or read the document or both before the start of the week to keep you informed and prepared.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pBdljp4k6nlcG5Cyu2xyXCM0Lg4lEeBE/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

2️⃣🦅 The Family Huddle #2 🦅2️⃣

Good Afternoon Westside Families!

We hope everyone enjoyed their first week of school and are looking forward to another week. The Family Huddle is linked below. Please either listen to the podcast version or read the document or both before the start of the week to keep you informed and prepared.

If you have any additional questions, never hesitate to reach out to us.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17mwXu2Y1eed0IxZixygMKgS20j_I8By2/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

🦅 THE FAMILY HUDDLE #1 🦅

Westside Families!

We are looking forward to a great school year. Each week, I will send out The Family Huddle. Please either listen to the podcast version or read the document or both before the start of week to keep you informed and prepared.

This week's podcast and document has EVERYTHING you'll need to know before we begin on September 5th. Never hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

PODCAST:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MtEdWfSQ9UT78GWVRX5NHbf58_DRdoYn/view?usp=sharing

Google Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nflpCp8ParJvmXAgmyRexQ65cchmT3YV_30KT6I0k2I/edit?usp=sharing

See you Tuesday!

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

2023 - 2024 School Supply List

Attached is our school supply list for next year. Some homeroom teachers (4th, 5th and 6th) may require additional supplies, which will be shared during Open House in August (TBD).

School Enrollment

If you are NEW to Isle of Wight County Schools next school year, begin registration by clicking here. Once you have been redirected to IWCS website, get started by clicking the GREEN link to begin registration for the 2023-2024 school year.
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2 Hour Early Dismissal for All IWCS Schools

With the concern for flooding and strong winds across the county this afternoon, all Isle of Wight County Schools and Offices will be dismissing TWO (2) hours early today. In addition, all after school activities are canceled for today.
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Welcome Back!

All Isle of Wight County Schools and Offices are closed Friday, September 1, and Monday, September 4, for the Labor Day holiday. We look forward to welcoming back students for the new school year on Tuesday, September 5.
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Register Your Child for the 2023-2024 School Year Now!

If you have a student new to IWCS, you must fully register your child with the school they will be attending. Families are encouraged to register their child no later than August 24 in order to have teacher assignments in place before Open House. You can complete most of the registration online. Please register today and ensure your child has a smooth start to their school year. Reminder: Our offices are closed on Fridays through Labor Day and on Monday, September 4.
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4th Quarter Honor Roll Announced

Congratulations to all Honor Roll students on your outstanding academic performance for the 4th quarter! Honor Roll Lists have been sent to the local papers and are posted on the IWCS website.
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Summer Hours Begin June 20, 2023

All IWCS Schools and Offices will be open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday. IWCS will return to regular hours on August 21, 2023.
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Celebration of Education

IWCS will honor Retirees and Teacher of the Year on May 23. Please click for additional information if you are interested in attending the celebration.
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Third Quarter Honor Roll Posted

Congratulations to all Honor Roll students on your outstanding academic performance for the 3rd quarter! Honor Roll Lists have been sent to the local papers and are posted on the IWCS website.
https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/honor_roll
survey

2022-2023 SPED Parent Survey

Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."
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Title I, II and IV Needs Assessment Survey and Program Evaluation For the 2022-2023 School Year

Isle of Wight County Schools is required by law to assess the needs of our school system in Title I, II and IV federal programs. A Title I, II and IV Needs Assessment survey is being made available to various stakeholders throughout the division, including employees, all parents, middle school and high school students, and community members to obtain feedback on perceived priorities that are either partially or fully funded by one of the previously mentioned grants.
As part of that assessment, the division needs your input to help plan and design these programs for next year. Please click the link below to complete a brief survey on the importance of various ideas and initiatives on your child's educational experience. The survey will close at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 24.

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