As there continues to be concerns and questions related to the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. The district will continue working closely with the Whitfield County Health Department to determine the severity of COVID-19 in our community. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning outside the classroom should the severity in our county rise. Please click the link above for more information.
We understand that under the current circumstances many parents do not wish to send their child(ren) to school for face-to-face instruction. For these students, virtual learning will be available for all grades; however, students must have access to the proper equipment to participate. The deadline to enroll in virtual learning is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Click the link above to apply.
If you have questions about Whitfield County's plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year, please submit them at the link above AFTER having carefully read the District Reopening Considerations. Questions may be answered on the next Virtual Community Conversations* or individually via email. *Virtual Community Conversations will be posted to the website and social media periodically throughout the year to answer frequently asked questions.
Good afternoon Westside Families. During this unprecedented public health emergency due to the coronavirus, Whitfield County Schools has been following the guidance of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Whitfield County Health Department. As we plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we hope circumstances will allow us to do face-to-face instruction in the Fall, but we are planning for all possibilities.
As we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to hear from you. We invite you to take a few minutes to complete a parent/guardian survey to help guide our preparation to safely reopen schools. The survey will be available from June 16 - 30, 2020. The survey link is located HERE, on our Westside Middle School Facebook page, as well as our Whitfield County Schools District page. Please go to our page and take the survey. We need ALL of our Westside Families to take the survey in order for us to get your feedback to help us make plans on how to re-open school in the Fall. Only 1 survey per family is necessary.
Thank you for participating in our Parent Survey and supporting us in the preparations for the 2020-2021 school year. I hope you continue to stay safe and enjoy your summer. Go Rockets!
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Welcome to Westside Middle School's Website. We are a PBIS school and we believe "What You Do Matters". We hope you find the information you are looking for, but in the event that you do not, we encourage you to call 706.673.2611 and ask one of our office personnel to assist you.
We look forward to greeting you when the 2019-2020 school year begins Thursday, Aug. 8. School supply lists are collected and shared on the district website as they become available, if the county website has not been updated, this is a list from our website that is up to date. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Please click the link above to view the Middle School Testing Calendar. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
The Georgia Department of Education is seeking feedback on Georgia’s request for a waiver that would eliminate high-stakes testing for the 2020-21 school year. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that the public and any interested school districts have an opportunity to comment and provide input on all waiver requests. State School Superintendent and the Georgia Department of Education are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to complete the survey using the link above before Friday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.
The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting are launching “Getting Ready” guides to help parents of the youngest learners prepare for the upcoming school year. These guides are designed to provide a simple way to keep the learning going over the summer and explore skills that will prepare a student for the school year ahead. Click the link above to learn more.
During the summer months, students have FREE access to thousands of enhanced digital books with myON. Read anywhere, anytime with online and offline access. Click the link above for myON login instructions, as well as additional Summer Reading resources and activities.
We realize that there are many families who depend on the school system to help provide meals for their children. Beginning Monday, June 1, Whitfield County Schools will provide summer meals at no cost to all children 18 and younger. Meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., depending on the site. For more information, please click the link above.