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First Day of School – Tuesday, August 8 th
1 st Grade – 12
th Grade Students & Families,
use this back-to-school packet to plan for a great start
to your school year at Westfield!
Pre-K and Kindergarten families can locate your specific Back-to-School Packets
on our website under “Pre-K Back-to-School Packet” and “Kindergarten Back-to-School Packet.”
Itinerary for Orientation and 1 st Day of School
Key Calendar Dates
Lower School Dress Code
Middle and Upper School Dress Code
Services & Opportunities for Westfield Students & Families
2017-2018 School Supply Lists
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
July and August
All 7th grade students (current and new) and any 8th grade
students are new to Westfield will receive information via
email about iPad orientation sessions to be held during July
August 1st – 7th
Homeroom assignments & schedules will be posted to
RenWeb. Faculty & staff roles and responsibilities for the
2017-2018 school year will be announced.
Thursday, August 3rd
Middle School & Upper School
New Student Orientation 5:30 p.m.
Arts & Sciences Building Recital Hall
Students may set-up lockers at this time (shelving,
6:00 p.m. – Middle & Upper School Open House
All MS and US students and parents are invited to
campus to meet our faculty and staff.
Sunday, August 6th
2:00 p.m. – School-wide Prayer Walk
Parents and students meet in front of the admin building for
a moment of prayer. Then, at your leisure, spend time
walking through campus praying for the coming school year.
2:30 p.m. – Lower School New Family Ice Cream Social
All Pre-K to 5th Grade families who are NEW to Westfield are
invited! Invitation to follow.
Tuesday, August 8th
First Day of School for All Students (Half Day)
and Lower School Open House
8:00 a.m. – School Begins
All students Pre-K - 12th Grade report to homeroom
8:30 a.m. – Lower School Parent’s Meeting
Recital Hall of Arts & Sciences Building
Parents of Pre-K - 5th Grade students meet with Mrs. Joye
Goodwin, Lower School Director, and Mr. William Carroll,
Head of School, for an overview of what to expect this
9:30 a.m. – Lower School Classroom Visits &
Lower School Student Dismissal
Pre-K – 5th Grade parents will return to classrooms to pick-up
children and meet their teachers; School dismisses for Lower
School at this time.
*Aftercare is NOT available on August 8th
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Welcome to Westfield Celebration!
All Westfield parents (Pre-K through 12) are invited to drop-by
the cafeteria and Spirit Shop for refreshments and to learn
more about ways to participate in school events.
12:00 p.m. – School Dismisses for Middle & Upper School
12:00 p.m. – Laptop Orientation Meeting for all 9th and 10th
Grade students and parents
All 9th and 10th grade students and parents will need to attend
the 1:1 laptop orientation session in the Recital Hall.
Wednesday, August 9th
Second Day of School (Full Day)
8:00 a.m. – School Begins
All students Pre-K - 12th Grade report to homeroom
2:50 p.m. – School Dismisses for Pre-K-5th Grade
Half-day Pre-K students dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
Afterschool operates until 6:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – School Dismisses for 6th – 12th Grade
Friday, September 15th
New Family Tailgate + Varsity Football Home Game
6:30 p.m. Tailgate, 7:30 p.m. Kickoff
All families new to Westfield are invited to join us for food and
New Faculty Orientation August 1
Faculty Pre-Planning/Professional Development August 2, 3, 4 and 7
First Day of School August 8, Noon Dismissal
Labor Day Holiday September 4
Homecoming September 29
Fall Holiday for Students & Faculty October 6, 9 and 10
Classes Resume October 11
Faculty Professional Development Day/Student Holiday November 10
Thanksgiving Holidays November 20-24
Classes Resume November 27
Last Day of School, First Semester December 14, Noon Dismissal
Faculty Professional Development Day/Student Holiday December 15
Christmas Holidays December 18-January 2
Faculty Professional Development Day January 2
Classes Resume January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 15
Winter Holiday for Students & Faculty February 15, 16 and 19
Classes Resume February 20
Grandparents’ Day March 2, Noon Dismissal
Junior-Senior Prom March 17
Spring Break March 26-March 30
Classes Resume April 2
Baccalaureate May 17
Graduation May 18
Lower and Middle School Last Day of School May 24
Upper School Make up Exams/Faculty Post Planning May 25 Faculty Post-Planning/Professional Development May 29, 30, and 31
Use your RenWeb App to keep upcoming key dates at your fingertips!
Visit the Athletics tab of our website for the Hornets’ Athletics Schedule
KEY CALENDAR DATES
RenWeb, also referred to as MyWestfield, is Westfield’s
primary internal communications portal. We strongly
encourage you and your students to download the
RenWeb app and familiarize yourself with this platform.
Our school directory is populated from your account
information in RenWeb, so it is crucial that you keep your
family profile current—address, phone numbers and e-
mail addresses. Our emergency text alerts, school
newsletters and other communication are directed to these
numbers and addresses.
The RenWeb App provides parents and students instant access (always logged in) to student grades, homework and
lunch menus, as well as school announcements, key dates, directories and much, much more! Available in the Apple
App Store and Google Play Store. Search "RenWeb Home.” To access RenWeb from our school website, click the
MyWestfield link on the top right corner of our home page.
If you should have any questions concerning your access to RenWeb, e-mail email@example.com. New
families will be issued log-in instructions the week of August 1 st .
Teacher Communication in RenWeb
Lower School faculty (Pre-K through 5 th
Grade) is expected to post all grades in RenWeb. Homework
assignments and key dates are communicated through a weekly flyer that each teacher creates and sends home every
Friday in the students’ “Friday Folders” which will also contain all student work from the week. In addition to the
Friday Folders, students in 2 nd
grade – 5 th grade will also use daily agendas. The agendas provide a great opportunity
for teachers to work with students to record homework and test assignments, teaching students to be responsible for
taking notes and collecting books needed.
Middle School faculty (Grades 6 – 8) is expected to post all grades and homework assignments in RenWeb. Once students enter Middle School, they are issued a school-based e-mail address and their own RenWeb log-in.
Their RenWeb log-in accesses the “Students Web” platform of RenWeb where they will see schedules and homework
assignments, along with other information. Parents keep their own RenWeb log-in that accesses the “Parents Web”
Upper School faculty (Grades 9-12) is expected to post all grades in RenWeb. In Upper School, teachers may
elect to use other web and app-based platforms, such as blogs, to announce homework assignments. We believe that it
is important for students to become acclimated to more teacher-specific communication styles and tools, so that they
are prepared for a similar experience and great degree of responsibility in college.
At Westfield, we give our faculty members flexibility in determining their own style of communication. Some
teachers may text, while others prefer e-mail or other means. Talk with your student’s teacher to set
expectations. We encourage you to always reach out to your teacher first with any comments or concerns. All
faculty and staff may be reached via school e-mail in the following format: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress Code for 2017-2018
BOYS’ DRESS CODE
Collared or crew neck shirts Shirts must be tucked in Slacks and jeans without holes or frays, neat, clean
Belt must be worn with shorts or pants that have belt loops
Shorts no shorter than 3 inches above knee Shoes or boots wi