Principal's Message


Dear Parents/Guardians:


Hello Westwood Tigers and welcome to the 2013/2014 school year! We are so excited about this school year and working with you and your child. Westwood is an AWESOME school full of heart and soul for our students. I know that we can continue the tradition of excellence and become even better with your help and support. We share one very important thing in common: Your child and their success.


We do have a dress code that is strictly enforced. I have included with this letter an outline of our dress code. The purpose of the dress code is to ensure maximum use of all instructional time and not waste time dealing with dress code issues or concerns that arise from student dress. I have also included supply lists in this letter as well for each grade level.

All incoming 6th graders must have verification of their T-Dap booster. If you have taken your child over the summer to receive this booster, please bring the paperwork with you to our open house. Also this year, students will be released from the buses at 7:05 a.m. All students must be in the building and in their classrooms by 7:30 a.m. or they will be considered tardy. This year we will have after school detention for students who are constantly late to school. If your child is a car rider, please keep in mind no student will be allowed to cross over into the teacher parking lot, all car riders must be picked up on the loop. This is for the safety of all car riders.


Our open house will be Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. I encourage you to attend the open house, and meet the teachers, see the building and complete paperwork. Our cafeteria manager will be available to discuss free and reduced lunch paperwork. As always our students have the opportunity to have breakfast at school each day as well as a tasty and nutritious lunch. A complete lunch this year will cost $1.85.


I am looking forward to seeing everyone on August 8th. I know we have faced many challenges last year with the budget, but I also know that together we can accomplish great things!


Yours in education, 

Christie B. Dawson