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Principal's Corner

Hello Westgate Families and Students,
I love the beginning of the year!  I am thrilled to welcome our new students and families while welcoming back our returning families.  I have missed hearing the joyful noise of our students in the hallways this Summer.  I can't wait until we are all back together.
 
There has been much work happening at Westgate over the break.  The roof and parking lot repairs have been completed.  Mr. Moe fabricated a wonderful Westgate sign which you can see at the entrance of our park.  He's so talented!  You might also notice we've added a flag pole to the entrance of our building.  
 
New security cameras have been added to the building, campus and entrances. Remember, the front doors will now remain locked to create a more secure environment for the students and staff.  As visitors enter the school, driver's licenses will now be scanned through the Raptor system at the front desk.  All guests will need to be scanned before entering the building further.
 
New student and teacher laptops are being delivered!  Our IT folks are installing new network drives, switches and access points throughout the building - thanks to the Adams 12 Bond Funds!  We know this updated technology means much to our community of learners!
 
Teachers will be at Westgate from July 31 - August 4 preparing for the start of the year and participating in Professional Development.  We are always proud to support the professional growth of all staff members.  Training this year will focus around Depth and Complexity, Classroom Management Tools and Gifted & Talented, as well as, ongoing Anti-Bullying and Advocacy training.
 
I hope everyone will join us for the Community Picnic on Back to School Night on August 4 beginning at 4:30 PM in the Westgate Park.  Meet new friends and catch up with former classmates!  Catch a bite to eat from one of the Food Trucks.  Play.  Laugh.  Enjoy one another's company.  Doors will open at 6 PM for Back to School Night.  Come find out in which Advocacy class you've been placed!   I can't wait to see all of you there!
 
It is an exciting time to be at Westgate Community School!
It's going to be an AMAZING year!
 
See you soon,
Sharon Collins