FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DO I DO IF MY STUDENT FORGETS TO BRING THEIR LUNCH TO SCHOOL?
There is a table in the front vestibule, outside the main office, where parents place lunches. Students come down at the beginning of their lunch time and pick up their lunch to take to the cafeteria. Parents need to be sure to check the time that their student has scheduled lunch so the food is available during the student’s assigned lunch time. Lunches are not delivered to students.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY STUDENT FORGETS TO BRING THEIR GYM UNIFORM, BOOKS, SPORTS EQUIPMENT OR COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS TO SCHOOL?
We cannot guarantee personal delivery of equipment, materials, clothing or supplies to students during the school day. Rather than interrupt classes, we call students to the office during the passing period and deliver these items to the student should they come to the office to pick up the forgotten item(s).

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY STUDENT USES THEIR CELL PHONE (EVEN TEXT MESSAGING OR CAMERA) IN SCHOOL OR THE PHONE RINGS DURING CLASS?
It is in the best interest of the educational environment that phones be turned off during the school day and stored in a student’s locker. Should the student have the phone out during the school day, or they are found receiving or sending calls, camera usage or messages, the phone will be confiscated by school personnel. A detention issued and parents are required to come to the school to retrieve the phone. Regarding cell phone usage, more disciplinary action could be taken.

CAN STUDENTS MAKE PHONE CALLS FROM THE MAIN OFFICE TELEPHONE?
There is a land line telephone in the main office that students are allowed to use for emergency or urgent situations. Calls need to be short and kept to the minimum.

WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED TO TAKE MY CHILD TO THE DOCTOR OR ORTHODONTIST APPOINTMENT?
Come to the Main Office vestibule window and sign out your student for their specific appointment. Our school secretary will call your student for pick up.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY STUDENT’S CELL PHONE, IPOD, OR LARGE SUM OF MONEY IS STOLEN?
Please remind your child of the importance of keeping lockers locked at all times, not sharing their combination with a friend, and not bringing valuables and large sums of money to school. Students are expected to use their lockers; the school does not assume responsibility.

WHAT TIME IS LUNCH AND WHERE DO THE KIDS EAT THEIR LUNCH?
Students eat their lunch in the gym or in the commons on long cafeteria style tables. Students also eat their lunch in Quiet Lunch or Choir. The lunch times are posted on the website and in the student handbook.

WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED FOR STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL AND HOW AND WHEN DO THEY JOIN?
Special opportunities exist for students to develop skills and interests in their lives beyond the classroom. Refer to the Athletics and Activities page for more information. With regards to clubs, most students can join at any time so encourage your student to get involved. In all instances, use email to contact the coach or sponsor for specifics on dates and times. For after school sports, Cross Country includes all students who regularly attend practice. Our other athletic programs require tryouts to become eligible to participate on the team. Students audition for roles in the school plays and the annual Talent Show. Students who are interested in the Theatre crew and backstage operations are encouraged to sign up to attend regularly scheduled meetings and practices. Also, check the “Morning Announcements” section on the front page of Westfield’s website for daily events, tryout dates and meeting times.

WHEN ARE PTO MEETINGS?
PTO meets once each month on Tuesday evenings. Check the PTO website for accurate times.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO HELP WITH SCHOOL DAILY PROGRAMS OR EVENING EVENTS?
Contact PTO membership for special events, our school librarian for Resource Center help, or contact for Main Office clerical staff for specific contact information or sign up to volunteer on “Information Day” in August. Volunteers are always welcome. 

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