October 1 - Early Out at 1:30 p.m. - District Professional Development
October 1 thru 14 - Box Tops and Soup Labels Contest by Classrooms
October 5 - Hearing Screening
October 7 - Picture Retakes in A.M.
1st Grade Field Trip, 9:00 a.m.
October 8 - Parent Literacy Night, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 22 - Community Council Meeting, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October 23 - Drop Everything and Read, 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
October 26 - 30 - Red RibbonWeek
Monday - Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday - Hat or Sunglasses, Shade Out Drugs
Wednesday - Favorite Team Jersey, Work as a Team
Thursday - Crazy Sock Day, Put a Sock in Drugs
Friday - Halloween Parade, Wear Your Costume
October 27, 28 & 29 - SEP Conferences, Early Out at 1:30 p.m.
October 30 - Class Halloween Parties
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COMPUTER USE
"Technology Acceptable Use Policy"
Students will not be able to use the computer at school unless the parent/guardian as updated their information in PowerSchool.
Instructions for Updating Demographics in PowerSchool:
Go to http://www.westridge.provo.edu/
District Links - Choose PowerSchool
If you have an "Parent Portal" account, enter your user name and password.
If you don't have a "Parent Portal" account, click on "Create Account". Follow the steps to set up your account. You will need to know your child's student/lunch ID# and their birthdate. Their password is the birthdate. (Example: 5/5/10 or 11/15/10)
Sign into PowerSchool using your user name and password. Once you are in, choose "Up-date Demographics". You will be asked to update your child(ren)'s information and includes giving permission to use compuers at school by agreeing to the "Technology Acceptable Use Policy".
If you have any questions, you can call the school, 801-374-4870 or email Linda Phillips, email@example.com
Posted-November 11, 2014
If you have any questions about the recess guidelines and the "School Flag Program", please click here for information from www.airnow.gov/schoolflag.
We check the air quality every morning and post a flag on the flag pole according to the air quality found at http://www.airquality.utah.gov.
At Westridge we want every student to enjoy school, engage in learning,
and achieve high levels of success!
Friday, September 4th
We loved having Mayor John Curtis get tricky (and a little tongue-tied!) reading Fox in Socks to us on Friday. Thanks, Mayor Curtis!
Every 4th Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Parents and invited guests are encouraged to come to the school and read with their child(ren). If you would like to volunteer to participate with us, please call the school at (801) 374-4870.
Wear your school shirts from this year or previous years. If you don't have a school shirt, you can wear the school colors of blue and yellow.
Students will receive a ticket for showing school spirit which will be put in a drawing for a large candy bar.
Along with the video you can click this link to see a powerpoint slideshow of the data of Westridge from the last available State assessment.
Safety Information From District:
The district has released the following letter concerning school safety in our district.
We have a new system called Parent Link. This system will call home when a student has been marked absent and it is unexcused. If you receive an attendance message, please take the initiative to call the school and excuse the absence. State law requires us to maintain attendance records and intervene when there is inconsistent attendance. The Parent Link system should also be calling to remind parents to deposit money in lunch accounts, and will have the capacity to send other important messages home as well. Look for more instructions on the Parent Link system in the coming days. You will be able to log onto the system and adjust settings so the calls will come to different numbers or through text messaging as needed.
Westridge Reads Blog
Check out the new Westridge Library Blog, a place where Westridge Wildcats can share and discuss the great books they are reading. Students also post stories and poems they have written.
Westrige Enters The World of Social Media
With social media becoming such a powerful way to share info., Westridge is starting to move ahead. Follow us on Facebook. Like us to find out current school information.
Important School Safety Reminders:
• ALL visitors need to check in at the office and get a visitor's badge
before going anywhere in the school.
• Please do not park in the drop off zone in the mornings. If you need to walk your children in, please park in a designated parking stall. The same is true during afternoon pickup. Park only in designated stalls.
• When dropping off children, enter on the east side only and exit in two lines only on the west side.
• Roller blades, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not to be ridden or used on school grounds and in the building. Before entering onto school property, students need to remove roller blades, carry skateboards and walk their scooters and bikes. All bikes brought to the school should be properly stored in one of the bikes racks provided by the school. It is strongly recommended that all students lock their bikes.
Thank you for your help and cooperation!
Westridge 5th grade students have access to an online writing program called Utah Write. Utah Write has over 20 topics for students to write papers on in the Practice section of the site. It scores your student's paper immediately according to the Six Traits writing program on a scale of 1 to 5 and gives feedback on how your student can improve their paper. Students can revise their papers and resubmit them up to 10 times to improve their scores.
Utah Write also provides lessons to help your student improve their writing. The program will automatically recommend certain lessons based on your student's writing, but there are also other lessons your student can use under the Learn section of the site.
Westridge has just acquired 3 student computers for each classroom. During center time we will have 20 minute rotations for students to work on Utah Write. Every 2 weeks students will receive a writing assignment to enter into Utah Write.
Students can also work on Utah Write at home since it can be used anywhere with an internet connection. They can work on their papers, writing and revising, and on the lessons Utah Write provides. Parents can go online with the student and see their papers and scores. We encourage you to have your students practice their writing using Utah Write and monitor their scores and progress. We hope you will be able to utilize this program to the fullest extent possible!
An important reminder that all passengers in vehicles must be buckled up . . .it's the law. Please drive cautiously as you enter and exit school grounds.
Westridge Elementary, located on Grandview Hill in Provo, is a school where children are treasured. They come to learn, succeed, grow and become the best they can be!
Westridge opened its doors in 1980 as the first year-round school in Utah. Although no longer year-round, the school has continued a tradition of innovation and academic excellence in a nurturing and caring environment.
We have a superb staff who work diligently to make Westridge an ideal environment for learning and growth! We welcome all students, parents, visitors and volunteers!
2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.
The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.
Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.
For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.
For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or email@example.com.