Get ready for a great year! 2021-2022

Welcome, Back!

If you are NEW or need a friendly reminder to locate essential information, we are here to help! Welcome back, Shamrocks! The New Student Information Packet provides resources to help you get started. Information includes links to PowerSchool, Canvas, lunch accounts, free & reduced applications, transportation, fees, technology, Safe Visitor, school times, and more.

Dr. Kaiser and a few of his new friends on the first day of school! Go Rocks!

WWS New Student Information Packet 2021-2022 English

WWS New Student Information Packet 2021-2022 Spanish

The packet above is a quick guide to support WWS families

Westfield Washington Schools Map & Link To Web Page

FREE LUNCH MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS

As a part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s national COVID-19 waiver program, Westfield Washington Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch meals for FREE, all year long, to all Pre K-12 students, whether you apply for free/reduced lunch or not. You will still need to apply for the free/reduced program in order to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals and art supplies). See link below.

What is considered a free meal?
Students can receive one free lunch AND one free breakfast per school day. Meals must meet the existing USDA guidelines in order to be free, meaning meals MUST include an entrée, fruit/vegetables, and milk. A la carte/snack items (extra entrees, beverages, and snacks/drinks) will still be an additional charge.

Do we still need Lunch Time accounts?
Yes, students can still use lunch accounts to purchase additional meals, snacks, and a la carte items. If a student does not take an entrée, fruit/veggie, AND a milk, their Lunch Time account will be charged for the a la carte items.

Are pre-K snacks free?

Pre-K snacks will NOT be free as the waiver only applies to two MEALS per day.

BOOK FEES

Fees- Consumable and Student Fees (formerly Textbook Rental) – Fees will be posted to your student’s PowerSchool account, and payments can be made online or with cash/check at WWS Administration Office.  There will be no paper forms mailed home.  For students in grades K-6, fees will be posted in early August and due 30 days from when posted.  Additional instructions, including information on payment plans, will be forthcoming.  Parents who need assistance in paying their bills can apply for free and reduced fees online through the district website. 

 Still have questions?  Contact:   Stacy Luedke [email protected] or 317-867-8002

WHY A DELAY ON WEDNESDAY?

Every Wednesday, our teachers use the first 30 minutes of the day to engage in professional development. This allows them to continually hone their craft and become better teachers for our growing Shamrocks.

EXTENDED LEARNING DAYS

In addition to delayed Wednesdays, there are three Wednesdays, one per trimester, built into the schedule for full-day professional development. That means, on those days, students WILL NOT come to school. Instead, these days should be used to extend learning beyond the classroom. Teachers will recommend educational activities for students. High schoolers can use these days to go on college visits. Or, students can use this opportunity to log volunteer hours.

These extended learning Wednesdays are below. The district calendar link below has been updated to reflect these dates.

  • September 15
  • January 12
  • April 20

According to the Indiana Department of Education, because Westfield Washington is a high-performing district, these extended learning days WILL NOT need to be made up at the end of the school year.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT A DISABILITY

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.

For children at least two and a half years of age but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary 317-867-7900.

Still have questions? We are here to help… email [email protected]