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Dr. Backman nominated for Principal of the Year
Published by Flora McLain on September 25, 2020
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Dr. Backman with three studentsWe are honored to announce that our very own Dr. Zakiyyah Backman has been nominated for the 2021 Principal of the Year. Dr. Backman has served as the principal of Westarea Elementary for the past eight years and leads with professionalism, positivity, and passion. She is honored by this nomination and with the support of her dream team, she will continue to lead our boys and girls to success. Here at Westarea Elementary we operate as One Team, One Sound, with Excellence and this honor is a celebration for us all!   

        
5th Graders Introduced to Orchestra
Published by Flora McLain on September 25, 2020
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photo of Orchestra teachers performingThe 5th graders were introduced to orchestra this week by our orchestra teacher, Mrs. Cashwell. If you would like more information, please watch this video and read this letter. There will be a virtual parent night on Wednesday, September 30th from 6-7. All parent night information is on the parent registration letter. We look forward to a great year in the orchestra.

        
Curriculum Night
Published by Flora McLain on September 22, 2020
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Graphic of colored pencils with the words Curriculum NightWe hosted our curriculum night on September 22 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Parents, if you missed our virtual curriculum night, click here to view some of the information that was shared. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions!

        
Every Minute Still Counts!
Published by Flora McLain on September 15, 2020
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iBus Locations
Published by Flora McLain on September 14, 2020
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Eighty school buses with wifi connectivity will be deployed this week around the community to support connectivity. Students will have access to the username and password to use the bus as a mobile hotspot. The range of connectivity for each bus is the size of a football field. Students in the selected communities should be able to stay in their homes and connect to the buses. Buses will be at each location from 7:45 – 4:45, Monday through Friday. Click the following link for the username and password as well as the updated list of iBus locations.

iBus-Location 2021

 

        
Virtual Information
Published by Flora McLain on September 13, 2020
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Please click here below for more information about accessing your child’s class.

Graphic for the Westarea Elementary Virtual Information presentation

        
Parent Link Opt-In
Published by Flora McLain on September 10, 2020
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Photograph of three phonesIf you blocked the number that the automatic ParentLink calls come from, you cannot receive any phone calls from that number.

If you accidentally opted-out of automated calls from ParentLink, you can opt-in by calling the ParentLink Hotline at 1-855-502-7867 and selecting Option 2. The user must call from the number that is blocked in order to change the status.

        
Join the Westarea Remind App
Published by Flora McLain on September 9, 2020
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Please join the Westarea Elementary group for more information.

  • Download the app from your app store.
  • Enter the code for Westarea Elementary    ge422b4
  • Receive important updates from Westarea Elementary.

 

        
CCS Waives Student Uniform Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year
Published by Angel Hoggard on September 8, 2020
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The Cumberland County Board of Education has approved a waiver of Policy 4316 (Student Dress Code, School Uniform Requirements) for the 2020-2021 school year only, as allowed by Policy 2450 (Suspension of Board Policies), due to the financial impact of COVID-19. However, families still have the option to allow students to wear uniforms when Blended-Remote and Face-to-Face Learning is in operation. There will be no consequences imposed upon a student for a uniform violation during the 2020-2021 school year.

        
Purple Star Award
Published by Flora McLain on September 8, 2020
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graphic of the Purple Star AwardWestarea Elementary recently earned the Purple Star recognition for the 2019-20 school year. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction awards the Purple Star designation to schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families. Westaea Elementary provides a dedicated page on its website for military family resources.  Westarea Elementary is dedicated to providing the very best education possible for all its students, including students in military families. To that end, Westarea Elementary hosts annual military recognition events such as Month of the Military Child, Purple-Up! For Military Kids!, and the Veteran’s Day program.