Dear Westgate Families,
As the first week comes to a close, we would like to provide you with some reflections on our re-entry, as well as a look ahead.
Most importantly, we want to say how wonderful it was to welcome students back into the school. We would like to extend a huge thank you to you for your ongoing support. The students have shown patience, kindness, leadership and respect as we all work together as a community to follow safety protocols and embark on our exciting new year of learning. We recognize the care and attention that you have put towards supporting your children. Thank you!
One thing that would really help us is to ensure that your child is able to independently open their lunch/snacks. This allows us to maximize eating and recess times and keep the integrity of health protocols in place. Also, please note that we cannot provide emergency lunches and food this year and need to call parents to provide food if lunch or snacks are spilled or forgotten.
Even though it is the end of the first week of school, we are still not able to confirm your child’s teacher. Teacher placement in the HUB has not yet been determined and as a result, we are not able to finalize our staffing at Westgate. We anticipate being able to confirm your child’s classroom teacher early next week. Thank you for your patience.
This is a learning experience for all of us. As we settle into the school year, we will adjust as necessary to ensure that everyone stays safe and that your children have an excellent educational experience. We welcome your comments and feedback.
Wishing you a wonderful long weekend with your families. See you Tuesday, September 8th.
Scott Fehr and Stephanie Leech