Dr. Georgia A. Stewart, Principal
Greetings Parents, Guardians and Stakeholders,
The Westwood Heights staff would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome back to our scholars, parents and all invested stakeholders to what we are confident will be a very successful eLearning school year 2020-2021. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the fact that it is indeed challenging times of uncertainties and resource insecurities due to the Corona Pandemic. Please know that we sympathize greatly with the hardship our families, school staff and community is experiencing collectively as we weather this experience together. Yet, we have forged an alliance to stand united with resiliency, patience and compassion for each other, knowing that in due time we will re-emerge stronger than ever as a WHE Family!
Mindfulness & Taking Care of Each Other
As our WHE staff and parents prepare to launch the new school year via online learning, we are reminded of the importance of taking the time for “Mindfulness” and “Self-care” so that we can be at our very best for our families, our scholars and each other. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; staying on purpose, staying in the present moment non-judgmentally.” We are all encouraged to take a few quiet moments each day this school year to practice mindfulness so that we can exercise deep compassion, patience, extend grace and love for each other as we work to remove barriers and navigate the unique challenges associated with operating school in the distance learning space.
eLearning Vision, Goal and Commitment 2020-2021
Despite the many challenges we are facing as we prepare for school re-opening in the eLearning platform this year, please know that our collective “ WHE Team” (admin, instructional coaches, teachers, and non-instructional staff members) continues to have a laser focus on our overarching school vision of “Providing rigorous differentiated instruction designed to Close the Achievement Gap,” ensuring our scholars continue on the path to college and career readiness. Our goal this year is to earn a “B” or higher on the 2021 School Grade Report Card. This goal is undoubtedly achievable with the continued collaboration between parents, our teaching task force and support team at WHE. Our WHE teachers have been working especially hard over the summer participating in various e-learning professional development opportunities to ensure we are prepared to deliver nothing short of rigorous and engaging eLearning experiences for our scholars this school year. Our School “Theme” this year speaks to that vision, “WHE Play to Win” No Excuses, Only Progress! Consequently “WHE” are super exited to begin the new school year with that “Growth Mindset” fixated on meeting and exceeding our SIP goals this school year.
Home-School Communication for Students’ Academic Success – Stay Plugged In
Timely communication will be vitally important this year in order to best coordinate eLearning support services for your child. Therefore, your child’s teacher and other support staff will be contacting you on a regular basis as needed to ensure we are delivering optional learning experiences every day. Likewise, you are encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher as needed for guidance and support with eLearning from home. Furthermore, please stay informed and engaged in WHE school events by visiting our school website for up-to-date information regarding everything you will need to know for a successful eLearning school year, teacher schedules, office hours, attendance procedures, SAC/SAF/PTO meetings, family night events, technology support and much more. If you have any questions or needs, please call the office between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. The WHE staff looks forward to serving you and a continued partnership for students’ academic and social emotional success this year!
“WHE” love our Westwood Heights Families! As always, thanks for allowing me to serve as your principal and know that I am always just a phone call or an email away if I can be of service in any capacity.
Dr. Georgia A. Stewart
Proud Principal, Westwood Heights Elementary
Contact Number: 754- 323-7906