Pickaway-Ross students are on a 2-hour delay this morning (Tuesday, December 1). Westfall buses will pick Pickaway-Ross students up during the elementary route, so please keep an eye out for the bus!
REMINDER: Teacher In-Service is Monday, November 9. NO SCHOOL for students!
Today, Pickaway County became a “RED” county due to an increased number of active COVID-19 cases in the county. I want to remind you that, instead of changing our means of delivering education to our students as our county alert level changes, we will examine the data within each of our school buildings in order to make changes. We will not move directly to a hybrid model automatically. Currently, Westfall has two positive cases at Westfall Elementary and three positive cases at the high school. These cases were identified yesterday and anyone needing to be quarantined has been notified. We have had very few positive cases since we resumed five-day-a-week classes. We will continue to monitor cases within Westfall Local Schools and exercise thorough safety measures. Jeff Sheets Superintendent
I am so thankful for the Westfall community. Your approval of the bond issue, allowing us to greatly improve our facilities, will benefit Westfall students for years to come. The impact that you have made on this community is immeasurable! I am thankful to the Board of Education for their vision! The bond issue committee, Community for Westfall Schools, worked so hard to make this happen by getting the positive message out to our constituents. Their tireless efforts were amazing to me, as was the financial support that many donors gave to this endeavor. Because of your support, great things are going to happen at Westfall! Go Mustangs! Jeff Sheets
Mrs. Link's Independent Living Class is selling Fathers Table Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecakes (again this month) and Chef Pierre Apple pies for Thanksgiving! $15 each or 2 for $27. Pick up at Westfall High School 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm. Pre-order by emailing email@example.com. Cash or checks written to Westfall High School. All proceeds go toward groceries and supplies for cooking and daily living classes.
Congratulations to state qualifier Caitlyn Shipley for placing 7th at Regionals with a time of 20:03! Caitlyn is the first girl from Westfall to qualify for state since 1998.
During National School Lunch Week, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our school nutrition professionals. Now more than ever, their efforts have been vital to ensuring children get the nutrition they need. Recently, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free breakfast and lunch to continue to be available to all Westfall students through June 2021. This unprecedented move is part of USDA's unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
REMINDER: Tomorrow, October 1st, all students return to school for the beginning of five-day-a-week, in-person instruction! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Per Sheriff Radcliff, this morning's incident regarding the possibility of a juvenile abduction has been resolved at this time. There is no longer a concern for the Westfall community. We'd like to thank the deputies and detectives for their work clearing up this matter.
The Westfall Local School District Administration has decided after extended conversation and consideration that it is in the best interest for the health and safety of our student-athletes to cancel Saturday’s varsity boys soccer game vs. Portsmouth Clay High School. Scioto County was recently upgraded to the Red Level of the Ohio Coronavirus Advisory Map. There is no makeup date set for Saturday’s game.
The Westfall Local School District Administration has decided after extended conversation and consideration that it is in the best interest for the health and safety of our student-athletes to cancel tonight’s varsity football game at Piketon High School. Pike County was recently upgraded to the Red Level of the Ohio Coronavirus Advisory Map. There is no makeup date set for tonight’s game. Westfall is looking into finding an opponent to replace tonight’s game.
Are you interested in learning more about careers in business? Take advantage of this free virtual networking opportunity with Pickaway County businesswomen leaders and explore local career pathways with a live Q&A session. Build connections for your future! Register now go.osu.edu/businesswomen for the live panel discussion with local businesswomen leaders working in Pickaway County, Sept. 22, 2020, @ 10 AM. #NationalBusinessWomensDay Read more: https://u.osu.edu/mindstretched/2020/09/11/pickaway-businesswomen-roundtable/
Beginning September 8th, 2020, ALL Westfall students will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge due to a change in policy by the USDA and is in effect through December 31, 2020. For more information and to view our September menus, please visit our website at http://www.westfallschools.com.
Welcome Back Westfall Mustangs! We are excited to start this new school year! Thank you for supporting the Westfall Cafeterias. Following guidance from the Pickaway County Public Health and CDC departments, student’s daily nutritious meals; breakfast and lunch, will comply with all state requirements. Breakfast - $2.00 Reduced - $0.30 Lunch - ES $2.80 - MS, HS - $3.00 Reduced - $0.40 If you would like to fill out a Free/Reduced Meal Application please visit: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application • Menus for the Hybrid Schedule are posted on our school’s website. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact: Becky Shaw, Food Service Director firstname.lastname@example.org 740-986-8805
Westfall Athletics Venue Capacity and Ticket Limitations for fall season. If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director at email@example.com.
Westfall Local Schools will conduct a Chromebook Distribution Day on Wednesday, August 26, for students committed to full-time online learning. Students following the hybrid model will be assigned a Chromebook on their first day of school. WESTFALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Wednesday, August 26 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Westfall Elementary School 9391 State Route 56 Williamsport, OH 43164 *If you’re unable to make it to the school during these pickup times, please contact the elementary office at (740) 986-4008 to schedule a time to pick up your student’s Chromebook. WESTFALL MIDDLE SCHOOL Wednesday, August 26 Students with: Last Names starting with A-D: 8:00 am - 8:45 am Last Names starting with E-N: 9:00 am - 9:45 am Last Names starting with O-R: 10:00 am - 10:45 am Last Names starting with S-Z: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Westfall Middle School 19545 Pherson Pike Williamsport, OH 43164 *If you’re unable to make it to the school during these pickup times, please contact the middle school office at (740) 986-2941 to schedule a time to pick up your student’s Chromebook. WESTFALL HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, August 26 Students with: Last Names starting with A-D: 8:00 am - 8:45 am Last Names starting with E-N: 9:00 am - 9:45 am Last Names starting with O-R: 10:00 am - 10:45 am Last Names starting with S-Z: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Westfall High School 19463 Pherson Pike Williamsport, OH 43164 *If you’re unable to make it to the school during these pickup times, please contact the high school office at (740) 986-2911 to schedule a time to pick up your student’s Chromebook. A technology agreement has been added and requires a signature to obtain a Chromebook for this school year. A Chromebook cannot be assigned to a student without the completion of this agreement. If you have already completed your student's Final Form before today, please log back into Final Forms and double-check that this form has been completed. If your student borrowed a Chromebook earlier this year, please return your device to your student’s school between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm so that our technology department can perform necessary updates to the device for the upcoming school year. For more information on the remote learning option and student expectations, please click on the Remote Learning Link under our News section.
At our opening staff meetings, we recognized our Golden Apple recipients, honoring them for 30+ years of outstanding service at Westfall Local Schools! Congratulations to: Becky Shaw, District Transportation Director, and Food Service Manager Karen Holbrook, WMS 6th-grade teacher Jackie Eitel, WES 4th-grade teacher Carole Moore, WES Administrative Assistant
UPDATE: A technology agreement has been recently added and requires a signature to obtain a Chromebook for this school year. A Chromebook cannot be assigned to a student without the completion of this agreement. If you have already completed your student's Final Form before today, please log back into Final Forms and double-check that this form has been completed.
If your student borrowed a Chromebook earlier this year, please return your device to the high school next week between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm so that our technology department can perform necessary updates to the device for the upcoming school year.
We understand that students, parents/guardians, and our community have many questions regarding the upcoming school year in these unprecedented times. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work together to ensure that quality education continues at Westfall Local Schools in a safe and healthy manner. Please take a moment to read through the answers to some frequently asked questions that our administration has received over the past few weeks. Please keep in mind that these protocols may need to be adjusted periodically in order to maintain compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines. We'd like to also remind parents/guardians to complete the questionnaire at https://forms.gle/DA4Z2tVFWMkrfuJg7 sharing your intentions for the 2020-2021 school year with an extended deadline of Monday, August 10. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: https://www.westfallschools.com/article/281939?org=wlsd
A few weeks ago, we asked families to complete a questionnaire sharing your intentions for your student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year. If you haven't had a chance to complete this yet, please do so by visiting our website at westfallschools.com or by clicking https://forms.gle/DA4Z2tVFWMkrfuJg7 before Friday, August 7, 2020.
In response to some questions from our community: Things continue to change so rapidly. We understand the wisdom of sitting back a moment and reassessing where we stand at this point. We will continue to keep you updated on any future changes.
With Pickaway County currently standing at a Risk Level 3, all Pickaway County Schools, including Westfall Local Schools has met with the Pickaway County Health Department and plans to utilize the hybrid model to start the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the following letter from Superintendent Jeff Sheets:
To view Westfall Local School District's Re-Opening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit https://5il.co/iaux.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: All practices and training sessions for today (July 9) and tomorrow (July 10) have been CANCELLED due to Pickaway County’s RED classification on COVID-19 guidelines. We will keep you informed with any future updates.
Westfall Local Schools appreciates the patience and understanding of our families and community during the last few months. After receiving guidance from Governor DeWine and collaborating with Pickaway County school superintendents along with the Pickaway Health Department, Westfall is working to produce a plan that best suits our students' needs for the 2020-2021 school year, which will be released to the public next week. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our district office at (740) 986-3671 Monday - Thursday 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Families whose children receive free and reduced lunches at school will receive additional food benefits as part of the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This benefit will help families impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. Cards will arrive in an unmarked envelope later this month. If you have any questions, please contact 1-866-244-0071.
We’re so excited to cheer on all of our 2020 graduates tonight at our SENIOR PARADE AND GRADUATION VIDEO SCREENING! The parade lineup starts at 7:00pm (Graduates, if you’re unsure of your assigned time of arrival, please see the attached schedule) The parade begins at 8:00pm and weaves through the Westfall campus and ends in your parking space for the viewing of our graduation video! GO MUSTANGS!
Due to the inclement weather forecast projected for tomorrow, the parade and graduation video screening has been postponed to Saturday, May 30th. The scheduled times of arrival will remain the same. For more information, please visit our high school page at westfallschools.com.
Westfall Elementary will be holding an online "Dime Drive" for March of Dimes April 7 - 17. Visit http://www.westfallschools.com/Downloads/March%20of%20Dimes%20Online%20Fundraiser.pdf for access to links!
Another beautiful day and another great turnout for our Grab & Go Lunch Program! This week, we transitioned to providing a week’s worth of FREE breakfast and lunch for our Westfall students each week until the Governor gives us the all-clear to come back to school. Be sure to stop by next Tuesday to grab yours!
Mrs. Brown, WHS guidance counselor, has emailed 8-11 grade students online scheduling forms for the 2020-2021 school year, due 4/3 . Students should also receive a Google Meet invitation to the live press conference, Thursday at 10 am, which can also be viewed live via Facebook.
Starting at 7:00 am, WOSU TV's main TV channel will broadcast a line-up of shows aimed at supporting families learning from home during emergency school closures. This TV line-up features educational programming for all grade levels starting with shows like Xavier Riddle and Peg + Cat for PreK - 3rd grade students in the morning and moving through other great PBS shows like NOVA for older kids as the day progresses
Grab & Go lunches will be available for pickup tomorrow and Thursday! As a reminder, please be prepared to provide the student's name and/or student ID number for each child receiving meals. http://www.westfallschools.com/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=5PIPBB&dasi=3GGB
TECH HELP: If any staff member, student, or community member is experiencing a technical issue during this time of remote learning, please submit a tech request to the Westfall Technology Department by clicking the following link: https://forms.gle/LaiCpCDZdNkVB5Pv9
Do you know an exceptional teacher that deserves recognition? Nominate them for the 2020 Westfall Education Foundation Teacher Appreciation Grant at https://forms.gle/79s3BVDx8ScfGmWF8
A HUGE shout-out goes to the hardworking guys in Westfall Local School District's Technology Department! JD Williamson and Nick Downs have worked incredibly hard, making sure we are all connected and that this transition to remote learning is a smooth one. They have recently finished installing WiFi hotspots to our WES parking lot to allow users the opportunity to access the internet for FREE! Users who stop by and utilize the FREE WIFI will be connected to the Westfall Guest Network.
A HUGE shout-out goes to the hardworking guys in Westfall Local School District's Technology Department! JD Williamson and Nick Downs have worked incredibly hard, making sure we are all connected and that this transition to remote learning is a smooth one. They have recently finished installing WiFi hotspots to our WES parking lot to allow users the opportunity to access the internet for FREE! Users who stop by to utilize the FREE WIFI will be connected to the Westfall Guest Network!
Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon, is offering free streams of selected audiobooks for kids during coronavirus crisis at https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Governor Dewine has mandated that schools close for three weeks due to the spread of Coronavirus. Due to this statement, Westfall Local Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 13th through Friday, April 3rd. All staff is to report to school tomorrow in order to prepare relevant learning activities that students can work on over the next 3 weeks. Parents and students may stop by the building tomorrow to pick up anything they may need, including medications that are routinely taken at school. All school and sport activities will be cancelled during this closure.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our local health department has asked county schools to cancel all non-essential travel, which includes field trips throughout the next 30 days, along with the high school choir trip to Nashville, Tennessee. Our high school musical, "The Wizard of Oz," is currently postponed until further notice. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of 30 days and continue to keep you updated with any additional information.
WATCH LIVE: Super Smash Bros. eSports Westfall HS vs. Jackson HS @ https://www.twitch.tv/jhs_ironmen_esports
Westfall Local School District is experiencing a phone outage. Frontier is aware of the situation and is working to resolve the issue.
REMINDER: Monday, March 2, Westfall Local Schools will be operating on a scheduled 2-hour late start for students. Buses will run two hours later and there will be no AM Preschool. Have a great evening!
Westfall Local Schools will be CLOSED today, Friday, February 28th.
Westfall Local Schools will now be CLOSED for Thursday, February 27th.
Westfall Local Schools will be operating on a 2-hour delay today. Buses will run 2 hours later and there will be no AM preschool.
Senior, Lillian Fox has hopes of becoming a Music Educator and spent the day job shadowing Ms. Wynkoop at Westfall Elementary. Lillian said her day was very informative and she got to jump-in activities with the students. Lillian plans to attend Cedarville University in the fall and major in Music Education.
High school softball conditioning will start Monday, January 6th right after school!