West Elementary School

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Phone:  815-899-8199
Fax:       815-899-8195

West Updates

  • Parents/Guardians:

              While we have not had any confirmed cases of the Enterovirus, we would like to remind you about the district policy on students that are ill.

    Please keep your student home if he/she has a fever of 100°F or more and/or has vomited or had diarrhea. We ask that students be symptom free for 24 hours before turning to school.

              If a student has been ill for three or more days a doctor's excuse may be required.

    For those that are interested in learning more about the Enterovirus and Ebola, please see the links below:


    Enterovirus links:




    Ebola links:







    The parent compact  form that was given out on first day celebration was not signed by all parents, so if you received an envelope today with one in it, please sign it and return it to the office tomorrow.  Thank you!



    ·        Thursday, October 23 – EARLY DISMISSAL – 1:00PM

    ·        Friday, October 24 – VACATION DAY – NO SCHOOL – End of 1st nine weeks

    ·        Monday, October 27 – PICTURE RETAKES – If your child did not have their picture taken, or you are new to West, we will have forms in the office to fill out at your request.  If you are not satisfied with the packet when you receive it, have your child bring it back to school to turn in for a retake.

    ·        Tuesday, October 28 – Board of Education Meeting

    ·        Friday, October 31 – Halloween – Parade begins at 1:00PM 





    Please check your child’s lunch account often.  If your child’s account goes over $5.00 (approximately 2 lunches) they will be given a cheese or jelly sandwich until the account is in good standing again.  Also, if your child brings a sack lunch and takes a milk, the charge of $.55 cents will be added to their account.  



    Changing Family with a Middle School Student


    Your child’s teacher should be sending information home, if, their classroom is planning any type of activity for Halloween.  We will have our costume parade on Friday, October 31 at 1:00.  Your child should not wear their costume to school.  Please be sure that they will not need to apply make-up, carry any type of weapon, and that their costumes are appropriate.


    If you have any egg cartons or newspapers that you are just recycling or throwing away, please feel free to send them in to Mrs. Yang, West School’s Art teacher would love to have them!  Thanks in advance!

    Fire Prevention Week

    This week has been Fire Prevention Week.  If you have not discussed a plan at home with your child should there be an emergency, please discuss an escape plan, and don’t forget to check the batteries in your Smoke Alarms!



    In the past there has been an increase in the number of items students bring to school that distract rather than aid in their schoolwork.  Children are not permitted to bring toys, sports equipment, electronic items, skateboards, roller skates/blades, heelies, candy, or large amounts of money.  If you wish to bring a pet to school for show and tell; please, check with your child’s teacher prior to bringing an animal to school.  Cell phone is permitted if left in the student’s locker and must be turned off.   Cell phone usage is only allowed before or after school.  Students who violate this policy will have their phone confiscated and will need to be picked up by a parent. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.



    During winter or colder months, students will go outside for recess, weather permitting.  When the temperature is 0 degrees or below wind chill, recess will then be indoors.   Please dress your child appropriately; boots, mittens, hats, coats, etc. are needed on cold and wet days.  Students are required to wear their coats up until 60 degrees.  Students must wear boots and snow pants to play in the snow.  Better to bring too much clothing to school than not enough.


    Rebecca Dahn
    (815) 899-8199 ext.  4490
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