News & Calendar

News

STEALTH Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available. All applications and transfer requests must be submitted March 1 - April 15. All 6th grade applications will be returned to the Westside Union School District Office and all 7th/8th grade applications are returned directly to Joe Walker.

Apply Here

With great sadness, we join with others mourning the tragic loss of life, this time in a Florida high school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims as well as all of those impacted by this senseless act.

The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is always our highest priority, which requires all of us to be aware of the area around us At this time...

With great sadness, we join with others mourning the tragic loss of life, this time in a Florida high school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims as well as all of those impacted by this senseless act.

The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is always our highest priority, which requires all of us to be aware of the area around us. At this time, I encourage you to talk with your children regarding their personal safety. Being vigilant about their surroundings is critical, and please remind them that if they see something, to say something to an adult on campus who can investigate. Also remember that we have the StopIt app for reporting as well.

During the coming week, we will be conducting additional drills at our schools to ensure our students remember what they are to do in a lockdown situation. Please let your children know this will be taking place, and discuss with them the seriousness that they should exercise while participating. Remind them that following the direction of the adults on campus is critical.

As another reminder, please make sure that your child does not bring facsimile (toys) or other kinds of weapons with them to school. Apparently, some of our students play video games with their friends that involve the use of airsoft guns or other toy weapons, and they forget to take them out of their backpacks before heading to school the following day. These are serious infractions of our school rules and will be handled as such.

In addition to talking with your child at home, I encourage you to talk with your child's teacher if you see changes in behavior brought about by these traumatic events. The teacher can refer your child for assistance from our counselor, psychologist or administrative staff to help them get through the difficulty. We want our students to feel safe.

Again, thank you for taking the time to talk with your child about safety at school and in the community. Together we can make a difference.

Sincerely,

Regina L. Rossall
Superintendent


Download Stop!t Apps

Get it on Google Play iTunes


Download This Letter

The Parents Rights & Responsibilities for 2017-18 can be viewed by selecting the link below.

The information is submitted in compliance with the California Education Code, and has been paraphrased for your convenience. Requests for further explanations may be obtained from your school principal.

View the letter here

The 2017-2018 calendar and the 2018-2019 calendar are now available. Please review the dates to familiarize yourself with the calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school office.


At the Board Meeting of June 6, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 calendar and the 2018-2019 calendar. Please review the dates to familiarize yourself with the calendar. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school office.

We hope that this calendar will be useful in planning family events. This calendar is subject to change based on future negotiations with employee associations.

View or Subscribe to the Calendar

The most current School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for Joe Walker Middle School is now available on Westside Union School District's website. SARCs provide background information about the school and its students, including the school's mission, goals and accomplishments. Also included is information on the school's demographics, student performance, curriculum and staff. SARCs for your child's school as well as all schools in Westside Union School District are available via our website at: http://www.westside.k12.ca.us then Parent Resources. You may also contact your child's school office to request a hard copy.

Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Jan 28
Mon, Jan 29
Tue, Jan 30
Regular Board Meeting
Hillview Multipurpose Room (40525 Peonza Lane, Palmdale, CA 93551)
Wed, Jan 31
Thu, Feb 1
Fri, Feb 2
Sat, Feb 3
Sun, Feb 4
Mon, Feb 5
Tue, Feb 6
Wed, Feb 7
Thu, Feb 8
Fri, Feb 9
Sat, Feb 10
Sun, Feb 11
Mon, Feb 12
Tue, Feb 13
Wed, Feb 14
Thu, Feb 15
Fri, Feb 16
Sat, Feb 17
Sun, Feb 18
Tue, Feb 20
Regular Board Meeting
Hillview Multipurpose Room (40525 Peonza Lane, Palmdale, CA 93551)
Wed, Feb 21
Thu, Feb 22
Fri, Feb 23
Sat, Feb 24
Sun, Feb 25
Mon, Feb 26
Tue, Feb 27
Wed, Feb 28
Thu, Mar 1
Fri, Mar 2
Sat, Mar 3

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • Holidays and Closure
    • Holiday
    • Non-School
Powered by Finalsite