Click on the link below to learn all about Mrs. Broderius’s top 10 things about West Elementary!
Join Mary Myers-Reinarts, our Play and Learn Preschool Teacher and Program Coordinator, for a virtual tour!
Early Childhood Screening on Friday, April 12, 2019 has been canceled. Please go to the the Early Childhood Screening page to reschedule a new time.
West Elementary has undergone some changes over the past year in order to make the school more safe and secure. This video was produced with the intention of informing parents about these changes and to educate parents about the ways that West Elementary ensures the safety of all students. We discuss how to visit West, how to pick up your child early, and end of the day procedures as well.
As a Literacy Tutor, you’ll use strategies that help students believe in themselves and succeed. Positions available include: Kindergarten Focus and Elementary (K-3) Literacy Tutors. Full-time tutors typically serve most of their hours during the regular school day.
In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors. Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Tutors may earn a living allowance, educational award, federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits, and have the chance to make a real difference in the life of a child.
Check out the West Elementary orientation video.
West Elementary is proud to introduce “Ask Me” stickers as part of our positive behavioral support system. Students caught making good choices have the opportunity to be awarded an “Ask Me” sticker. This helps facilitate conversation between their peers, school staff, and home about the great things happening at school. If your child comes home with a sticker, be sure to ask them about the positive choices they made at school.
One of the most important things families can do to help their children succeed is to make sure they attend school regularly.
When your student is absent:
Contact the school at (320) 587-4470. State the name, teacher, length and reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you, we will attempt to call you at home or at work. If we have not spoken with you or a responsible adult regarding the absence, you must send a note to school.
- Family Death/Illness
- Religious Holiday / Instruction
- Medical / Dental Appointments
- Missing the bus
- Staying home to care for siblings
- Refusing to go to school
- Oversleeping (Parent or Child)
- Skipping School
- No Doctor Note (if required)
Six Strategies to Support School Attendance:
- Let children know that you value their education. Insist they go every day.
- Talk to you child about school. Is your child struggling with schoolwork, classmates, or other problems? Ask how you can help.
- Discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher(s). Ask them to help if needed.
- Does your child need a tutor or assessment for special services? Ask for referrals to community programs, and don’t hesitate to use counseling services.
- Get to know your child’s friends and their families.
- Support/follow school policies.