We are pleased to let you know that an agreement has been reached between the District and Westside Union Teachers Association that will allow our elementary schools to reopen under the current health orders in our state and county.
This update includes information on the following:
Schedule of return for students
Checking Into School
Westside USD Reopening plans awaiting approval. Available on District and School Websites.
The TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will return February 16th and the TK/K cohorts will return on February 22nd.
Parents will receive information about the new system for daily check-in which is currently required. You will find information about that system and directions for using it on the website. You will also find a video to help you with setting up the system either on your phone or on another device.
Some additional changes that have been made to facilitate reopening schools include the addition of 654 GPS ionizers to all HVAC units district-wide. These ionizers kill 99% of all germs, bacteria, and viruses, and are Underwriter’s Laboratories certified to deliver clean indoor air that is safe and healthy.
Monday, February 15th is Presidents Day. Our schools will be closed for that day.
The Palmdale General Plan Update continues! The City of Palmdale is seeking community input on their preferred land use alternative and General Plan Land Use map, which is the blueprint for land uses across Palmdale. A survey is available online at https://Palmdale2045.org and a live presentation with questions and answers will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Several agencies throughout the Antelope Valley are currently open for distribution during the pandemic. Attached is a schedule of available distribution. Please call the respective agency for more information or questions.
While on the playground, students have the opportunity to engage in academic activities with our Campus Climate Assistants. Campus Climate Assistants work with our school counselor to develop structured activities for our students to participate in during recess and lunch. In the picture above, students had to be strategic while working with their team to use rubber bands to stack cups.
Quartz Hill Elementary is located in the heart of Quartz Hill and serves students from transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. Additionally, Quartz Hill Elementary also has a special education preschool. The Quartz Hill Elementary staff prides itself in offering a rigorous curriculum that engages all students. Quartz Hill is an AVID certified school. AVID curriculum is taught in all grade-levels assisting students to develop critical thinking skills, goal setting, and organizational structures. In addition to our core academics, Quartz Hill offers multiple opportunities for enrichment. Students are encouraged to participate in student government, ballroom dancing, and robotics.
Teachers infuse STEM into their classroom weekly to challenge our students.
Students in Mrs. Tidwell's fourth grade class worked to develop a city. Each team had to engineer a structure that withstand a major earthquake. Students then presented their structures to the class and reviewed the specialized structures in place that would allow the structure to remain standing through tumultous shaking.