West Side Elementary

  • West Side School

     

    Welcome to today is Friday, January 24, 2020. We hope you have a great day!

     

    Grades 1 - 3 and Preschool  
     
    1100 5th St SW Sidney, MT 59270
    Phone: (406)433-2530 Fax: (406)433-9186 .
      Office Hours are 7AM -4PM . 
     

     School begins at 8 AM and dismissed at 3:05 (2:00 dismissal on Wednesdays) 

     Welcome... we are serving breakfast!  Serving time is 7:40 AM.  The charge is $1.25 and will be run through your family lunch account.  If your child qualified for reduced meals the charge is .30, and if your child qualified for free meals, the breakfast is free.

     NEW    Transportation rules Effective Immediately:   Safety and liability concerns require enforcement of this rule already agreed to on your "Transportation Application" signed earlier in the year.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.   

    Rule 1.  1:00 PM is the deadline for notice to schools to change buses.                        Rule 2.  Bus drivers will not allow new, unscheduled riders to board their bus without a note from the school office.

     New Transportation Rules

     

    Second Quarter ends January 17th and report cards will be sent home with the kids Thursday, January 23rd.  

     We have a few extra class photos from Lifetouch.  If you wanted one and forgot to order, now is your chance to purchase one for $11.  

     

    Infinite Campus has released a new Mobile App.  Check it out here!   Campus Student & Campus Parent 

     

      Be Here!

    Attendance Works! Help Your Child Succeed in School!

    DID YOU KNOW?

    • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

    • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

    • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

    • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

    • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

     Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

     

    WHAT YOU CAN DO

    • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.

    • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

    • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.

    • Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.

    • Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

    • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.

    • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

    • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

     

                                                

    Parent Update:   West Side School is participating in the Friends of Reynolds fundraising program.  When you purchase groceries tell the clerk before they start to scan your purchases that you are supporting West Side School (account 1080) and a % of the sale will come back to our school.  If you would like a card, stop by West Side Office to get one! 

     

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      Expectations:  Be Safe; Be Responsible, Be Respectful; Be a Learner 

     

    New students to the district are asked to bring their

    Birth Certificate, Shot Record, and phone number of the school previously attended.