Parents, we have been made aware of a program for students. You may receive or already received a P-EBT card in your students name. This is from the state and it has $250 for the student and family to spend on food. It will arrive in the mail in your students name.
We have hotspots available for any student who does not have internet. The parent/guardian may come to the central office to sign an agreement form and pick up the hotspot. The hotspot will need to be returned at the end of the school year.
Fourth grade students are returning this week. We will be on Purple and Gold week. After our survey last week was 50% stay the same and 50% come back to school. We are still working toward a safe return of all students. We will continue to work for what is best for everyone involved. Thank you for your understanding.
Please see the link below for Football Gameday reminders! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZMPsb2wxyaOGaZwWemMTsRlwpb9z7l_upzfgtg50SJ0/edit?usp=sharing
We’ve just been notified that Yellowjacket Street will be open today!
Yellowjacket street will be closed again tomorrow so please do not plan on driving down Yellowjacket Street. You may come in from the west and park in the student parking but can not drive on the asphalt until later in the day tomorrow. Buses will come up Lake street from the north and turn around between the auditorium and awning on west side of HS. Please be aware of the traffic and we are sorry for the inconvenience but we have a nice newly paved road.
Westville schools announced earlier today that 4th grade will be doing distance learning for the rest of this week and next week. Not all fourth grade received the message earlier. Please note that we do not have a positive case on campus but a teacher came into contact with a confirmed positive case and was made aware earlier today. At this time it will only affect the fourth grade group.
Reminder that Westville Public schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 8th and will return on Wednesday, September 9th on a purple day, Thursday September 10th is Gold and Friday will be virtual.
Yellowjacket Street will be open today, but it will be closed on Tuesday, September 8th.
Parents may pick up meals for virtual students for today and tomorrow between 10 and 11am today in front of the junior high building.
This Friday, September 4th, we will be handing out hotspots to the parents of students who do not have internet at home. We will be setup in the HS auditorium from 10:00 to 5:00. You may come anytime, but to help with socially distancing, we have set up the following times by the parents’ last name: 10:00 A-E 11:00 F-J 12:00 K-O 1:00 P-T 2:00 U-Z 3:00 - 5:00 open Keep in mind that Yellowjacket street is closed on Friday, so parking will be limited.
You can find the September Activity Calendar here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/897289/September_20.pdf
We have just posted an updated School Calendar on the school website. It can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/897284/2020-2021_school_calendar_updated_9.2.20.pdf
All Distance learning and virtual meals will now be picked up outside the west end of the JH building on Yellowjacket street.
Westville School community I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this very uncertain time. We are working on making plans for the next phase of our start up. We felt like the Purple - Gold schedule is a good way to open safely. We are surveying our staff today and will send out a survey for parents tomorrow. Our teachers and staff have been working very hard to make this startup as simple as possible. There have been set backs and unexpected delays and we want to apologize for those inconviences and misunderstandings. I would encourage you to reach out if you are having a problem or reach out if things are going well. A positvie message means alot in this trying time. But the main thing is to communicate with your students teacher and Principal and we can make things go better for you and your student. Reminder that we will not be in school on Monday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 8. More information will be sent out as soon as decisions are made. Thank you for your consideration. Jacket Pride!
Distance Learning and Virtual meals will be served west of the Junior High Office due to the rain today.
Community, as emotions run high and the reality of dealing with this pandemic, please be respectful and compassionate to our fellow Yellowjackets. We came up with a plan to re-enter school in a graduated way to keep the risk level down for everyone involved. Our goal and plan is to work toward all students back to school 4 days per week and then safely transition to 5 days per week. That has always been the plan. We’ve just finished our first full week school. We will be meeting next week to discuss the timeline for pushing out our plans for the following weeks. We’ve had a few delays and issues arise and we’ve tried to adapt and overcome these issues. It’s a long time until our scheduled last day of May 19. Please be patient and kind and know that we are working very hard to educate your children. We don’t want to go backwards and have to shut down to all distance learning. We want our kids in school just as much as you do, but it must be safe for everyone. We will get there very soon. Today was the first time our county has been at the Orange level 1 since June. Thank you understanding during this very difficult time.
Westville Schools will return to Purple-Gold schedule next week starting on Monday. Monday is Purple day, Tuesday- Gold, Wednesday -Purple, Thursday-Gold and Friday Distance Learning.
Westville Varsity Football has been moved to Keys at 6pm on Friday. It will be a scrimmage. Fans are allowed to attend. Thanks for your patience in the ever changing world of Covid 19.
Westville Public Schools made the decision yesterday after students were exposed to a confirmed positive case of Covid-19. In coordination with the Adair County Department of Health the decision was made to move to Distance Learning on the gold day because of the affected student(s). The district has suspended Cheer, Softball and Volleyball at this time. We will remain vigilant in our endeavor to keep our students safe and update the school community as these situations change daily. Our hope is to get every student to school everyday as soon as possibly safe. Thank you for your patience.