Weekly Update: April 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 19th

  • Morning Meeting for all grade | 9:15AM
  • IAR Testing continues for our 3rd-5th Grade

Tuesday, April 20th

  • Morning Meeting for all grades | 9:15AM
  •  Choir 8:00 AM | 3:15PM
  • Girls on the run @3:15
  • IAR Testing continues for 3rd & 4th Grade 
  • ISA Testing for 5th Grade

Wednesday, April 21st

  • Morning Meeting for all grades | 9:15AM
  • Remote Learning Live Times | Various
  • IAR Testing Continues for 3rd Grade
  • ISA Testing begins for 5th Grade

Thursday, April 22nd

  • Morning Meeting for all grades | 9:15AM
  • Remote Learning Live Times | Various
  • Girls on the Run @3:15
  • ISA Testing for 5th Grade

Friday, April 23rd

  • Remote Learning Day for All Students
  • Supply Pick-up for Remote Students | 9:00AM-11:30AM
  • Morning Meeting for all grades | 9:15AM
  • Delivery of Supplies Begin | 12:30PM



  • In-person learners will attend school Monday-Thursday from 9:00AM-2:10PM.   The doors will open at the 8:45AM bell.   
  • Masking is still required of all students and adults in a school building.  This is especially important as we move to three feet social distance in many instances.   All students will need a fresh, clean mask each day.   Because masks will be worn at all times (except eating), it is important that masks be comfortable and appropriately fitted.   Masks that slip or slide down cause a distraction for students.  Masks should attach at the ears, and cover the mouth and nose snugly. It is a good idea for students to bring an extra mask to switch out when they get wet, dirty or break. Gaiter style masks may be worn as long as they are double layered and fit snugly over the nose and mouth.  Because these guidelines will be strictly enforced, your child may be issued a mask at school.
  • In person learners will be three apart in most classrooms
  • During lunch and snack students will have their masks off and will remain six feet apart
  • School water fountains have been turned off, but the water bottle fill stations remain on.   It is important for students to bring their own labeled water bottle for drinking water each day.  
  • Families need to be sure to complete the Daily Self Certification before leaving the house each day.  This ensures that all students and staff that are entering the building are healthy and symptom-free.
  • At this time, the contract tracing guidelines from the IDPH have not changed so if a student in a class is COVID positive, anyone who is seated less than 6 feet from the student will be quarantined.  Decreased distancing in the classroom potentially increases the number of individuals who may need to quarantine if there is a positive case.


  • Remote learners will continue to participate in live sessions daily
  • Any remote student who will be absent from a live session must contact the office prior to the absence with a reason for the absence
  • Teachers will only be posting recordings of live sessions for excused absences
  • Remote learners may see changes to their instructional delivery and learning boards.
  • Remote students should attend their learning pods at the end of the day.
  • Remote supply pick-up is available on Friday mornings until 11:30AM.


  • Fridays will be asynchronous learning days for all learners
  • Any vacation days away from school need to be preapproved using the vacation request form. These can be requested through Mrs. Ralph in the main office.  
  • All students will complete their specials daily asynchronous

Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with the book fair! It was a huge success with a lot of people coming and supporting our Scholastic Book Fair. We are so lucky to have so many people willing to help out and make this book fair a success. Thanks again!

Yearbook information

Our West School Wildcats yearbook is almost ready to go to print!  Do YOU have any photos that you would like to submit? Send them to:   (not every photo will be used due to space/quality, etc. but we will try).


Read-a-thon finished up last week and pledges and logs sheets are due. Please send these into school as soon as possible. Minutes will be added up and the winner from each class will get to slime Mr. Schrader. Can’t wait for this!!!

Hope Everyone continues reading, reading, reading…...

Testing Times


  • Monday, April 19 | 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • Tuesday, April 20 | 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • Wednesday, April 21 | 9:30AM


  • Monday, April 19 | 9:30AM-10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 20 | 10:30AM


  • Monday, April 19 | 9:30AM-10:30AM
  • Tuesday, April 20 | 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • Wednesday, April 21 | 11:30-12:30PM
  • Thursday, April 22 | 11:30AM-12:30PM

Orchestra Tuning This week!!!

Hello Elementary Orchestra Families!

It's orchestra instrument tuning week! To be more efficient I will be swinging by all the elementary schools to tune your instruments. And if you haven't been tuned within the past week, you need to be tuned! Remote learners. I will be reaching out to you personally. Here is what you need to do..

  1. Bring your instrument to school.
  2. Our wonderful staff will tell you where to drop off your instrument.
  3. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I will be swinging by each school and tune all the instruments that are there.
  4. At the end of the day, please pick up your instrument and take it home.
  5. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you everyone for helping make this happen. Although I sincerely have loved driving all over town to see you in person, I admit that I'm starting to "figuratively" run out of gas.