West Side Elementary
We have had a great response using the homework drop box, thank you parents for all your support and help! Monday, April 6th the homework packets will be ready for pick up and staff will meet you at the front doors. We appreciate you!
Welcome to today is Monday, April 6, 2020. We hope you have a great day!Grades 1 - 3 and Preschool1100 5th St SW Sidney, MT 59270Phone: (406)433-2530 Fax: (406)433-9186 .Office Hours are 7AM -4PM .
Sidney Public School Parents,
Zero Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus as of March 18. Over spring break March 16-20, the Sidney Public Schools administrative team and school board members have been formulating plans by meeting with local health officials and keeping in daily communication with state agencies. Local health officials report there are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus in Richland County as of March 18th.
For All Students. Staff will report back to work on March 23, and for the week of March 23-27, they will identify students who have not completed or passed assigned work. All students will be required to turn in assigned or missing work that was issued before the spring break. A staff member from your child’s school will be making contact with you on Monday or Tuesday about how to get the required assignments completed and turned in to the school.
Enrichment Lessons. Between March 25-27, school staff will be posting optional enrichment opportunities for students who have completed all assigned work prior to spring break.
Offsite Learning. Should the school closure be extended by the Governor, long-term plans for offsite learning will be developed later next week. We will be issuing an online survey to obtain initial input on meal options and individual student equipment needs and Internet availability at your residence.
Free sack breakfasts and lunches. Plans for providing sack breakfasts and lunches are underway. These meals will be free for any child 18 years of age or younger and will be available curbside at designated areas at the High School, Middle School, and Boy and Girls Club. Once approval of the program is granted by the State, communication will be made regarding the start date and hours of operation.
Thank you, parents, for your support and cooperation.
School and District Administrators
School begins at 8 AM and dismissed at 3:05 (2:00 dismissal on Wednesdays)
Welcome... we are serving breakfast! Serving time is 7:40 AM. The charge is $1.25 and will be run through your family lunch account. If your child qualified for reduced meals the charge is .30, and if your child qualified for free meals, the breakfast is free.
Transportation rules Effective Immediately: Safety and liability concerns require enforcement of this rule already agreed to on your "Transportation Application" signed earlier in the year. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Rule 1. 1:00 PM is the deadline for notice to schools to change buses. Rule 2. Bus drivers will not allow new, unscheduled riders to board their bus without a note from the school office.
Check out KiwiCo Community resources with an explanation of the Science of handwashing to help kids understand why it's so important.
Infinite Campus has released a new Mobile App. Check it out here!
Attendance Works! Help Your Child Succeed in School!
DID YOU KNOW?
• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
• Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
• Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.
• Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.
• Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
• If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
• Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
• Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
West Side School is participating in the Friends of Reynolds fundraising program. When you purchase groceries tell the clerk before they start to scan your purchases that you are supporting West Side School (account 1080) and a % of the sale will come back to our school. If you would like a card, stop by West Side Office to get one!
Expectations: Be Safe; Be Responsible, Be Respectful; Be a Learner
New students to the district are asked to bring their
Birth Certificate, Shot Record, and phone number of the school previously attended.