Welcome to Westlake! This page provides information for new families who have completed the admissions and enrollment process at Westlake.
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Please review the following information to make sure that you are ready for the upcoming school year.
New Family Orientation
All families who are new to Westlake should plan to attend the New Family Orientation on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Update 7/16/2021: due to the large number of new families, we regret that can no longer provide food in a way that meets our health and safety guidelines. The evening will begin with a presentation at 6:30 pm in the gym. Afterward, families are invited to have a popsicle outside on the playground and meet new friends. Masks are required inside.
RSVP for New Family Orientation:
All families should review our Student Handbook. This contains important information about Westlake’s principals, practices, and policies. The 2021–22 handbook will be available in July.
FACTS Family Portal
Westlake uses FACTS Family Portal to manage student information. Through your account, you can view student grades and schedules, as well as manage payments and financial information. Please use the same login that you created during the online application process.
FACTS Academy App
Westlake is implementing a new way to communicate with parents. You will be able to use the FACTS app to access your child’s grades, pay your bill, and even submit field trip permission forms or absence requests. More details about downloading the app will be available in July 2021.
The Board of Trustees has published their Covid-19 protocol for Fall 2021. You can view the guidelines here. This plan is subject to change at any time.
Uniform Dress Code
Westlake students (K-12th Grade) must wear uniforms that adhere to our uniform policy. Fridays are “Dollar Dress Down” days. This is a fundraiser for the Senior Class Mission Trip. If you donate $1, then your child may dress down for that Friday. Parents may choose to pay online for every Friday at the beginning of the school year.
Preschool and Pre-K students should wear play clothes every day.
School Times/Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Please review our detailed instructions for drop-off times and procedures. You can also view maps of the parking lot, which include diagrams of our drop-off and pick-up lines. Staff members will be available to direct you on the first day of school.
Please note: the first day of PS/PK & elementary, on August 23rd, is a half day for all students. There is no after care on this day. All students must be picked up at 11:30pm. All parents (including half-day PS/PK/K) must use the elementary pick-up line on Slusser Street for the first day. Please refer to our maps for further details.
Late Start Fridays – 9 am
Every Friday is a late start day, which allows our teachers to have time for professional collaboration. The entire school benefits from the work that teachers accomplish during their Friday morning groups.
Please review the changes to drop-off/pick-up times, as well as information about registering your child for free supervision if you need to drop off before 8:40 am on Fridays. Please note that half-day students should be picked up at noon on Fridays, but full-day students will still be dismissed at 3:10pm.
Westlake offers extended care for preschool through 6th grade. Options include before care and after care. Drop-in care is also available, but your family must register in advance as a drop-in customer. Please use our online form to view pricing and register for extended care. Questions about billing can be directed toward Mrs. Claudette Gearhart.
Medical and Dental Requirements
All new students, as well as students in certain grades, must submit medical records by August 1. Please review the requirements for each grade level. Sports physicals will be required prior to starting practice.
At Westlake, we love our community! Our PA fosters connection between school families. Please join the Westlake Parents Association facebook page to stay up-to-date, and visit the PA page to learn more about getting involved.
Have a question? Please contact the office! Mrs. Lori Blair (Receptionist) and Mrs. Kathleen Beckman (Office Assistant) are always happy to assist you.