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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

     RenWeb

     Lower School Dress Code

     Middle and Upper School Dress Code

     Services & Opportunities for Westfield Students & Families

     2017-2018 School Supply Lists


    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

    and August.

    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,

    decorations, etc.).

    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

    school year.

    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



  • 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 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:

  • Lower School

    Dress Code for 2017-2018


     Collared or crew neck shirts  Shirts must be tucked in  Slacks and jeans without holes or frays, neat, clean

    and hemmed

     Belt must be worn with shorts or pants that have belt loops

     Shorts no shorter than 3 inches above knee  Shoes or boots wi