June 23, 2020 - Westview Community Westview’s number one desire is to provide in-person instruction with normalcy for our students and you again. As we continue our collective journey, it is impossible to predict every turn we will make during 1st semester this fall as we adjust to our new normal. This will take real work, honesty, and community trust. Fortunately, our young people seem to be weathering this outbreak fairly well even though they are not immune to it. The Westview community has an opportunity to showcase our collective quality. We will get through this together if we use common sense, stay rational, and only deal with facts. Our success will be based on: * The school’s ability to maintain a safe and healthy school environment (WESTVIEW STAFF and STUDENTS) * The prevalence of COVID-19 in our community (FACTS) * School support by parents and the community (YOU) We all need to make health-related decisions based on four filters: 1. Self screen at home for the following Covid-19 symptoms (most important first step): *Fever of 100.4° F or greater *Cough *Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing *Chills *Repeated shaking with chills *Muscle pain *Headache *Sore throat *New loss of taste or smell 2. Good hygiene all the time 3. Social distancing whenever possible 4. Whenever social distancing is not possible, masks will be recommended Currently, the LaGrange County Health Department has mandated wearing masks in public. We do not know when this will end. Westview encourages our community to follow the local guidelines to help us all stay safe. We will continue to monitor our community data, available at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm. If you need Covid-19 testing information, you can call your family doctor, call 888-634-1116, or visit online at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm. Talk to your children about the upcoming school year. It should and can be a fun and fulfilling school year for every student. Staff will be working hard all summer to be ready in August to go to school. Students and families will hear more details, including instructional options if mandatory closures are implemented, from us in the middle of July. Together, we will successfully provide a quality education. Enjoy your summer. Take care. Dr. Randall Miller ***Kindergarten SEEK screening will be starting the week of July 20th at Meadowview Elementary School. Kindergarten parents may contact the corporation office if you have not already signed up.
In LaGrange County we are currently seeing a rise in cases. Indiana State Department of Health and LaGrange County Health department have opened up testing sites in our area this week. We thought we would pass along the information to you, if you are interested. These are one time events. No doctor's note is required. No symptom criteria is necessary No appointment needed Must be an Indiana Resident
At-home learning packets are coming Monday. Buses will deliver on 2 hour delay schedule for regular riders. Pickup times for walkers and non-bus riders will be 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the K to 4 buildings and 8:30 to 11:30 AM for grades 6 to 8. High school will utilize E-learning.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced today that all Indiana schools will be closed through May 1st, and all state standardized tests are canceled. Westview will continue to put together plans to meet the needs of our school community. For now, stay safe and positive.
Community Resources For Meals and Food Local Restaurants Ben's Pretzel- Shipshewana Open for children 18 and under from Mon.-Fri. 10am-3pm. Tiffany's Restaurant - Topeka IN March 16- April 20 Children K-12 eat for free from Mon.-Sat.6:00am-5:00pm Elmo's (BP gas station) Wolcottville IN, Free kid lunches Mon.-Fri (until schools are open back up again) no time slot. Ham and cheese sub w/ chips. NO QUESTIONS ASKED ( all Elmos) Chubby’s Fish and Steak - Orland IN 46776 ( little bit out of district but just in case) Providing sack lunches for children! They have prepared these and if families would like to have one, please call to tell them how many. They will provide! Phone : ( 260) 829-6710. Food Banks Near ** should bring ID Lagrange Food and Clothes Basket - Mon. & Thurs. 9am-2pm ( 260) 463-7974 **When you go here you need to bring 2 bills or something that has your address on it for them to verify that you live in LaGrange County. LIfePoint Church Food Pantry - Goshen IN, (574) 533-1191 Mon.-Thurs. 8:30Am- 12pm Brethren Retreat Center - Food Pantry- open 9AM-4PM ( 260) 768-4519 The Window - Goshen IN, Mon.- 1pm-4pm. Tuesday. 9AM-1030AM. Thurs. 9AM-1030. 4pm-530PM Friday- 1pm-4pm Lagrange Church of Christ - Food Pantry - Thursdays 9:30AM Christ’s Community Cupboard- Open the 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00-12:00 noon Local Families willing to Help I have had some families/parents reach out who are willing to provide for other families in need. This is a WES resource. Call or text me (Chloe) for contacts’ Information ( 260) 350-3092. Other Lagrange County United Way COVID-19 Fund- Will be funding families who have been affected by this crisis. If you need assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services - visit 211’s website or call 211 to speak to someone.
Meadowview Fish Fry has been cancelled. See the student you purchased tickets from after March 31st for a refund.
Westview Softball Camp Saturday, March 21 at Westview High School (south Doors) Grades K-4 start at 8 am and end at 10 am Grades 5-8 start at 10 am and end at noon -Come join the highschool players at westview to go through the basic skills of fielding, hitting, and pitching in softball. Bring Indoor/outdoor shoes, mitt, and bat. -The cost is $25 and includes a T-Shirt- Checks made payable to Lady Warrior Softball _ form due back March 18 at school or mailed to: Westview Elementary Attn: Jeremy Williams 1715 S 600 W Topeka, IN 47571 Name:_______________________ Grade;_________ Parents Name:_______________________________ Emergency Contact # _________________________ Shirt Size Youth: S M L Adult; S M L Any questions: Contact Jeremy Williams 260-463-6770 by call or text
Westview Staff, Students, and Parents, The intention of this correspondence is to relay understanding and communication. Westview has been following recent media reports and information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Federal Government and several Indiana governmental agencies are working closely with both national and regional public health partners to respond to this threat. Some parents and students might be worried about this virus and how it may impact our schools and communities. Be assured that we are aware of these concerns and are proactively working to insure our schools are safe and clean for all students and staff. The safety of our students and employees is paramount. This is an emerging situation and we will provide updated information as it becomes available and relevant to us. How can our whole community help with the spread of the common cold, influenza, and COVID-19 with everyday preventive measures? • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms • Stay home when you are sick • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, if you don’t have tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces How can parents help? • Again, our school nurses and staff will be working with students to promote good hygiene and to keep everyone healthy and safe. We also work with our custodians to ensure our schools receive thorough cleaning every day. Parents are asked for help in reinforcing healthy practices at home with children. • Also, parents are asked to not reinforce untrue stereotypes, baseless claims, or fear when talking to your children. Let’s work together on this and take the common sense approach describe above. In the past, our community has experienced similar health issues with measles, chicken pox, H1N1, and whooping cough. If you have questions call your doctor or school nurse. Our school nurses are working closely with our county health department. Sincerely, Randy Miller
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/27/20.
Westview School Corporation is closed today, 2/26/20.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/26/20.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 2/13/20.
If we would happen to cancel school before Monday, Feb. 17th (snow make-up day), then we will be going to school on that day. If we miss school on or after Feb. 17th up to Mar. 19th, then we will go to school on Mar. 20th (snow make-up day). We can't predict the future with weather so we will take the opportunity to use the built in school calendar days if we have prior cancellations. This concept will also apply for the two days prior to Spring Break.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 1/27/20.
The Fort Wayne Zoo Mobile visited our kindergarten students this week. The students participated in the program, “Move Like the Animals Do”. The students were able to touch and learn about a box turtle, an African gray parrot, bull frog, hissing cockroach, and a ferret. We learned how the animals live and move their bodies. The students even mimicked the animals movements during the presentation.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 12/16/19.
Third & fourth grade students are anxious to present their Christmas program which includes a musical titled, “Crazy, Busy, Peaceful, Holy Night” to their families tomorrow evening, 12/3 at 7:00 p.m. All 3rd & 4th grade students should report to their classrooms at 6:30 p.m. Students arriving earlier than 6:30 should remain with their parents until they head down to their classrooms at 6:30.
Kindergarten experienced Nocturnal Animal Day on Friday. We dissected owl pellets, did a hedgehog art project, read with flashlights in our “bat cave”, worked collaboratively on a STEM activity (how to make foam bats fly), made a yummy spider snack & played a learning game with a pretend spider web.
4th Grade Earth Science Day- Meadowview 4th graders have been digging deep studying earth science. These students created models of the Earth’s landforms, volcanic eruptions, destructive earthquakes, and natural water filtration process. The students also dug into learning about the properties of soil and its layers. On days like this, “Science Rocks!”
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay, 11/12/19.
After reading the story Ten Apples Up on Top, KA students participated in an engaging STEM challenge that required cooperation, communication & problem solving skills to complete. Students were given the task of stacking 10 styrofoam apples using Play-Doh, toothpicks & tag board. It was so much fun!
Picture packages were sent home on Friday. Retake day will be on Tuesday, 10/8. If students want retakes, they need to return their complete package from our first picture day to the office.
A great message from Miss Shaw about the impact our WORDS have on each other.... These fourth graders could NOT get rid of the damage caused by crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. What a valuable lesson! No matter how many times we apologize or how much regret we feel after saying UNKIND words, the damage has been done. WORDS can tear us apart or build us up. We have a choice. These students posted their papers on their lockers as a reminder of to speak encouraging words.
8/19/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay because of fog.
8/16/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay today.
8/12/19 3:34 PM Westiew School Corporation is testing our emergency notification system. Please do not respond.
Topeka Elementary School will not be in session today due to power outage. All other Westview buildings will go to school today, May 23, 2019.
Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Third graders from Meadowview hunted for clues to Shipshewana's past during our Mayfest celebration field trip. Their tie-dyed tee shirts were a colorful splash and could be seen as students were reading signs and looking for their next clues. They found the artwork done by Mrs. Willard’s class, and saw Meadowview’s artists in the parade with Miss Wilson. This was a fun way to learn about the history of our community and celebrate May!
Did you know that the tulips and daffodils around our school were planted by third graders? This landscaping project began in 2002 in celebration of Miss Rumphius Day, a fictional character who wanted to make the world more beautiful by sowing lupine seeds around her town. Every fall the current third graders plant and replant the bulbs. Thank you, third graders and teachers, the blooms are beautiful.
Meadowview Third and Fourth Graders have been working hard applying skills they have learned to solve complex, multi-step mathematical problems. All their hard work earned them tickets and tokens to spend at the first ever Meadowview Magnificent ILEARN Carnival! A fabulous time was had by one and all!
On Thursday, April 11th Meadowview Elementary Reading and Math Club students celebrated their spring Parent Night with a trip to Crazy Pinz. Students earned their trip and a parent’s trip by completing at least five of the six weekly math and/or reading activities at home. The evening was filled with bowling, laser tag, a ball obstacle course, arcade games, food, and fun. For many, it was their first experience bowling or playing laser tag, which led to much entertainment. The evening was a great time for parents and students to enjoy each other and celebrate all their hard work. The outing was enjoyed by all who attended!!!
2/13/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay.
Westview School Corporation will be closed Thursday, Jan. 31st.
Westview School Corporation will be closed today, Jan. 29th and tomorrow, Jan. 30th.
1/29/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay. 4:54 AM
Westview School Corporation is closed today, Monday, 1/28/19.
1/28/19 Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay. 6:17 AM.
Westview School Corporation is closed on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
1/23/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay. 5:28 AM
Westview School Corporation is on a two hour delay for Monday, January 21, 2019.
1/16/19 Westview School Corporation is on a 2 hour delay. 5:48 AM
Bus 98 for Meadowview is approximately 30 minutes late.
12/5/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hour delay. 5:51 AM.
11/26/18 Westview School Corp. is cancelled today for school. 8:09 AM
11/26/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hour delay today. 6:09 AM
6:11 AM 11/19/18 Westview School Corp. is on a 2 hr. delay for fog.
3rd and 4th grade Reading Club students have been practicing their visualization skills while reading. We recently read the book “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon. We visualized the character Camilla Cream while reading the story, but it was even better meeting her in real life. She was exactly how we pictured her!
We welcomed Grandparents to Meadowview on October 12th.
Bus #37, 46, 08 and 27 transporting Topeka area students are running approximately 25 minutes behind schedule due to a late field trip. This will affect Topeka, Westview Elementary and Westview Junior Senior High School. Bus #37, 46, 08 and 27.
9/11/18. Westview School Corp is under a 2 hour delay for fog.
8/14/18 Westview School Corp. - This is an emergency notification test only. If you have any changes concerning notifications, please contact a building secretary.
8/9/18 - 1:50 pm - This is a test of our emergency notification system. Please do not respond. -R.M.
This afternoon we will be performing a test of our emergency notification system. You may have signed up last spring for texts, emails and phone calls. You may also receive notifications by downloading our app (search Westview School Indiana) in your app store on your smartphone or tablet. Don't forget to go to settings to select your buildings and allow push notifications which allow the app to send alerts on your phone.
We will be testing out our new emergency notification system two weeks prior to the first day of school. Be on the lookout for calls, texts or emails.
First Student Day is August 15th!
School supplies can be purchased and brought to school during Back to School Night or the first day.
Back to School Night will be August 7th, 6-7p.m. Join us for ice cream and find out which classroom your child will be in. Hope to see you all there!
Less than 4 weeks until school begins. Who is loving their summer break????