Westlawn Red Ribbon Week 2020- Week of October 26th Here is the Red Ribbon Week flier that will be coming home with your students!!! https://5il.co/mahc
Westlawn Warriors tomorrow is Red, White, and Blue day in support of JC Jr/Sr High Homecoming!! Be sure to wear as much Red, White, and Blue as you can!!!! Go Patriots!
Westlawn Warriors don't forget that tomorrow is TOON DAY!! Come to school dressed as your favorite cartoon (no face or hair paint please). Also, we ask that students not dress in gory or violent attire. We are dressing up tomorrow in support of the JCHS Homecoming week!! Go Patriots!!
Westlawn Elementary don't forget that is Dynamic Duo Day.......pick a friend and dress like twins!!!!
Don't forget tomorrow is pajama day at WL is support of JCHS Homecoming Week! Go Patriots!!
Westlawn Elementary will have Spirit Week next week (Week of September 28th) in support of JCHS Football Homecoming!!! Monday-Pajama Day! Tuesday- Dynamic Duo Day! (Pick a partner and dress like a twin) Wednesday- Toon Day! (Wear something with your favorite cartoon character) Thursday-Beach Day! Friday- JCHS Patriot Pride Day! (Wear Red, White, & Blue) Parents- we ask that on these fun dress up days that students please refrain from wearing face or hair paint. Thank you!!! https://5il.co/lgsi
The Jay School Corporation will be testing our new mass notification phone and texting system this coming Friday, September 25, 2020. This system will send important school information via text or automated phone calls. In order to receive these school text messages or phone calls you must have a valid phone number in Skyward. The texts and phone calls will be sent to "Guardian 1" and "Guardian 2" (if applicable) as was entered by parents during the registration process. If you need to update your information in Skyward, go to the following link: https://www.jayschoolcorp.org/skyward Parents who need help with their Skyward username or password should complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrMg-7b-xwlcx8RB5JtahlA7fdZmOYl9ZdG2zdnTGxjLA6CA/viewform?usp=sf_link The incoming phone number should show up in your caller ID as 260-726-9341 and the text will say "From Jay School Corp".
Chartwells, our food service company, has informed us that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved our district to offer free breakfast and lunch to our students effective September 10, 2020. Our students will be offered FREE breakfast and lunch regardless of free, reduced or paid lunch status. Chartwells will be refunding all meal charges that may have happened from the first day of school until today (9/16/20) back to the student lunch account (except second meals and a la carte sales). Meals will be FREE until December 31st, 2020. This waiver will expire and on January 1st, 2021 meals will be charged based on status again. No forms or application is required for a student to receive FREE meals during this waiver period. We will continue to charge for second meals and a la carte items such as chips, drinks, cookies, etc. Make sure you are still filling out Free/Reduced applications due to textbook fee benefits. Any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (260) 726-9306 ext. 2262.
This morning we held a moment of silence and teachers will discuss 9/11 with their students.
Just a friendly reminder that with our new start time of 7:55 AM, students should not arrive at school before 7:40 AM. Thank you!!!!
We are all Thumbs up here at Westlawn Elementary!!!!!
Not only is this the last first day of school here at Westlawn Elementary, but this also marks the 60th (and final) year for Westlawn Elementary ! Next year Westlawn Elementary staff and students will be moving down to a newly remodeled West Jay Elementary (formally West Jay Middle School). Please feel free to leave any special memories or thoughts about our beloved school here on this post!
We are good to go after this 2 hour delay. Conditions are much improved. Welcome back!
Here.....we......GO WARRIORS!!!! Who is ready for our first day of school!!!!
With the two hour delay this will push the start of school to 9:55 AM at Westlawn. Students should start arriving no earlier than 9:40 AM. Dismissal will still be at 2:35 PM. Our kindergarten students should begin arriving at 10:20 AM and can be dropped off at the outside doors of their kindergarten classroom. Kindergarten parents please line-up in your cars along the perimeter of the school as we had originally planned. Thank you!!!!
JAY CO. SHERIFF: Jay Schools are on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, September 10,2020. nixle.us/C6ZWY Reply with a friend's # to forward
A reminder to everyone that a 3 hour delay is an option we consider when poor weather conditions are present in our county. This option has been helpful in the past, particularly on days with morning fog. We chose not to use this option today in the hope that tomorrow will permit a full school day for students and staff to implement COVID-19 safety procedures and other changes at the schools to start a new school year. However, if we experience fog again tomorrow morning like we did today, we will go from a 2 hour delay to a 3 hour delay, if necessary, to allow conditions to improve and preserve the school day. We have new bus routes, new bus stops, and new traffic patterns at some of our schools. We want to avoid everyone having to adjust to this while contending with fog. When 3 hour delays occur, school ends one hour later than normal. Bus drivers begin their routes at 6:00 AM, so if we delay or cancel we make the decision by that time. Likewise, after a 2 hour delay, we make the decision to delay further or cancel by 8:00 AM. In a school district as large as ours, road or weather conditions in one part of the county may be different than in another part. As has been our past practice, we will support parents who feel conditions in their location are not safe to send their student(s) to school. Absences in these situations are excused as long as the parent communicates with the school. While not all risks in life can be eliminated, ultimately, the safety of our students and employees is the only thing on our minds as we make weather-related decisions.
In accordance with the JSC eLearning plan, there is no eLearning when school is cancelled on the first day of a grading period. We will review options that may avoid the need to add a day at the end of the school year. Details on this will be announced.
Westlawn Families, Ok, so tomorrow will now be our first day of school! First Day Schedule Reminder: * All students in grades one through six should begin arriving no earlier than 7:40 AM. School will begin at 7:55 AM. Dismissal will be at 2:35 PM. * Kindergarten Students- All kindergarten students should begin arriving at 9:00 AM. We are requesting that all kindergarten parents line up in their cars along the inside perimeter of the school and then pull forward until they can safely drop their child off at the outside kindergarten doors. Due to safety implications we do request that parents refrain from coming in the school to drop off. Thank you for patience and understanding as we work through this situation together!
Jay Schools are cancelled due to fog, September 9, 2020.