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Westside Union School District’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of our students, staff and community members. With that in mind, we are striving to provide a steady flow of information to families and help them make good, healthful decisions. Many parents have asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, what we are doing about the situation, and what may occur in the future.
This morning, the Westside Union School District Board of Trustees met and unanimously voted to extend the closure of all Westside schools until May 5.
We would like to share an updated message from the Director of Child Nutrition, Nancy Hemstreet, regarding breakfast and lunch service for the coming week.
Students who participate in the school lunch program will be able to pick up a “grab and go” meal for breakfast and lunch at the following schools between 11:00 a.m. and noon, Monday –Friday, March 16-20, 2020:
Anaverde Hills School—distribution from the valet pickup in front of the office
Del Sur School—distribution from the corner of E-8 and 90th West beginning March 18th.
Hillview School—from the front turnaround area
Joe Walker School—from the front parking lot
Students must be present to receive the meal. Drive-up and go is available and preferred.
We hope that this increase in service locations will help us to deliver meals more efficiently and will serve the needs of our community better. We thank you for your continued understanding during this unprecedented time for our schools and community. Working together as always is critical.
At Sundown Elementary School, our positive school environment fosters mutual respect for one another. This requires parent, school, and student responsibility to assure academic success, the development of appropriate social skills, the enhancement of student self- esteem, and knowledge of the Anti-Bullying Policies. We look forward to your continued involvement in your child’s education and your participation in school events throughout the coming year. Our goal is to strengthen the home-school relationship by building a strong partnership with parents. Parents have an open invitation to volunteer, to participate, and to share in the setting and achievement of our school’s goals for our children through School Site Council (SSC), the PTA, English Learner’s Advisory Committee (ELAC), and District level committees.
Sundown, located in the northwest portion of the Antelope Valley, near the intersection of Avenue J and 60th Street West houses approximately 1050 students. While the student ethnic profile at Sundown includes representation from a broad spectrum of races, the majority of students are Hispanic and Caucasian. Our school site is composed of a main building built in 1994 and 18 permanent portables. We also have after school child care programs facilitated by the YMCA and one through the City of Lancaster.
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Good Morning Families of the Antelope Valley,
The California Department of Education (CDE) is allowing Districts under school closure to provide meals through its seamless feeding option typically reserved for summer meals. These meals are provided at no charge to ALL persons in the community who are 18 years of age and under and those persons over age 18 who meet the CDE's definition of having a mental or physical disability may participate.
View A list of serving times and locations here...
COVID-19 continues to be a major concern across our country. Los Angeles County has seen the increase in cases over the past week, and while there are no cases identified by Public Health in the Antelope Valley, we are taking additional steps to keep our school safe for the students, staff and community.
The health and wellness of students, staff, volunteers and families is our highest priority. When any alarming incident like the 2019 novel COVID-19 occurs, we all want honest information. I am writing today to update you on the state of the COVID-19 from our perspective. I also want to share information regarding steps that we are taking to minimize the chance of transmission at our school sites.
The novel COVID-19 has garnered extensive attention worldwide. There are only a very limited number of cases in the United States, but we can expect the number of domestic cases to increase over coming weeks.
At this time, the risk of exposure to Westside students, staff and volunteers is extremely limited but caution should, nonetheless, be observed.