We have some exciting news! For the last two years, we have been implementing a strong social and emotional program focused on bullying prevention and promoting a culture of kindness. We have worked with CDE and other institutions throughout this process. One organization that we have modeled our student leadership groups after, Stand for Courage, is partnering with IndieFlix to showcase programs focusing on this work. IndieFlix is a global screening service that provides social impact films to create positive change in the world. IndieFlix and Stand for Courage will be at Westgate Community School on Thursday, January 17th filming for an upcoming documentary. Though filming will be taking place here, there is no guarantee that Westgate’s footage will be used in any upcoming film. If Westgate is featured, we will be sure to update our community with all relevant details. This filming will not disrupt the routines of the day, and we encourage students to be themselves throughout filming. The majority of filming on the 17th will be environmental and not individual (i.e. panning in classrooms, hallway transitions, recess, etc.). No individual filming will take place without prior contact directly from Amanda Novak. If you would like to opt your student out of any possible exposure to filming, please contact your Advocacy teacher as soon as possible. We are extremely excited about this opportunity, and we are grateful for the support of our community. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Amanda Novak at Amanda.Novak@westgateschool.org or 303-452-0967.