Back to School 2018

Be sure to to review the “All-School” information below, AND also click on the separate tabs by division for important information specific to your grade level. 

All-School Info

August Event Time
6 LS Supplies and Class List Pick Up 10 am to noon; 3-5 pm
7 New Student Orientation
LS:  New students w/parents in grades 1-5
MS: All students w/parents in grade 6; new students w/parents grades 7-8 
• US: New students w/parents in grades 9-12
Laptop Pick-up: All returning students in grades 7-9; Rm. 326 Knox Hall; 12:30-4


LS: 2:30 pm
• MS: 9 am
 US: 10:45 am

8 First Day of School (early dismissal)
Grades 1-5: 8 am to 11:40 am
• Grades 6-8: 7:50 am to 12:30 pm
Grades 9-12: 8 am to 12:30 pm  

LS: 8-11:40 am
• MS: 7:50 am -12:30 pm
US: 8 am - 12:30 pm
8 Meet Your Teacher for grades PK3, PK4, TK & K: 8:15-9:15 am 8:15 am
8 After-School Care Begins (Grades 1-5)  
9 After School Care Begins (PK3-K)
• Lunch service by Flik Dining begins for all grade levels
 
10 Opening Convocation | LS Gym  Parents are invited to attend. 8:50 - 9:20 am 
14 US Parent Night | Knox Hall 6:30 pm
16 LS Parent Night | LS Gym 6:30 pm
17 Student forms are due for ALL grade levels  
17 Wildcat Connection (followed by home football game at 7:30 pm)  
21 MS Parent Night | Knox Hall 6:30 pm

*LS-Lower School; MS-Middle School; US-Upper School

Lunch Program

Our lunch program, provided by Flik Independent Dining, begins on Thursday, August 9. (Please note: This is not included in your tuition and requires an additional cost.)   Chef Keith is offering some early bird discounts to those who sign up by August 8.  Be sure to check it out!   

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Parent Resources

You can find all current parent information throughout the school year under "Parents" in the navigation.

This page includes a link to the parent portal, a password protected area that allows you access to Middle and Upper School grades and a student and parent directory, all of which require a higher level of privacy for our families. If you do not yet have a password, one will be emailed to you after school starts.  Whether you are new or returning, we encourage all parents to become actively engaged in the Westminster community.

You can also find information about upcoming events and about our parent-led organizations to see how you can volunteer and get involved!

  • Parent Association (WPA)
  • Booster Club
  • Friends of Fine Arts 

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Lower School

We're looking forward to the start of the new year! Here are a few reminders for our Lower School families:

  1. The first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 8. Please note the school start  and early dismissal times.

    PK3-K:  After "Meet Your Teacher" meeting at 8:15 to 9:15 am
    • Grades 1-5: 8 to 11:40 am
     
  2. REQUIRED  We require a new health form each year.  One is due for each student no later than Friday, Aug. 17. Drop off in the Lower School lobby.

    Student Health Form
     
  3. Class lists, car line numbers, and previously ordered school supplies will be available for pick up on Monday, Aug 6,  10-noon and 3 - 5 pm.  Information and supply kits will be distributed drive-through style while you proceed through car line. (Do not park!)  We look forward to seeing you then. Below is the list if you did not pre-order school supplies:

    LS Supply List for 2018-19
     
  4. We are looking forward to welcoming new students in grades 1-5 and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 2:30 pm for New Student Orientation. You will be greeted in the Library (located on the second floor) and then will meet teachers and visit the classrooms.
     
  5. After School Care begins Wednesday, Aug. 8 for grades 1-5.;  Thursday, Aug. 9 for grades PK3-K. 

    Learn More
     

  6. Be sure to read through the Lower School Handbook as well as review the dress code before the first day of school. 

    LS Family Handbook
     
  7. All parents are encouraged to attend the annual Lower School Parent Night on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 - 8 pm. This meeting is for parents only. Following a large group meeting in the Lower School Gym, parents will then be dismissed to attend class meetings with teachers. 
     
  8. Don't forget to update your child's summer reading log!

    Grades PK3-1   Grades 2-5
     


Questions? Send us an email! 

Middle School

Some reminders for our Middle School students and parents as we get closer to the first day of school!

  1. The first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 8, is a half day; 7:50 am - 12:30 pm. Students will receive their schedules in advisory.  Please note the early dismissal time!  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rotating schedule.  The schedule is also included in the handbook.  Also note that the summer reading assignment must be complete by the first day of class. 

    2018-19 Daily Schedule
    2018 Summer Reading
    MS Supply LIst
     
  2. REQUIRED   The three forms listed below are due in the coming weeks. Please download, sign and return to the Middle School office by the deadlines!

    Aug. 3:  1:World Contracts & Electronic Uses Agreemen
    This document includes 1)Acceptable Use Policies for Student use of Westminster Electronic Resources, 2) COPPA Compliance Notice, 3) Terms and Use Conditions for 1:World Program Laptop Lease, 4) Student Daily Expectations in the Middle School 1:World Program, and 5) Electronic Resources Agreements Form. The last page must be signed by both  student and parent.

    Aug. 17:  MS Family Handbook & Agreement 
    The agreement, which can be found on the last page of the handbook, must be signed after you've read it through by both the student and a parent. 

    Aug. 17:  We require a new health form each year   2018-19 Student Health History 
     
  3. We are looking forward to welcoming NEW students (and parents) in grades 7-8 and ALL students (and parents) in grades 6 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 9 to 10:30 am for New Student Orientation in Knox Hall. New students and 6th graders are welcome to bring their supplies to put in their lockers at this time.  Returning students in grades 7 and 8 may set up their lockers from 11 am to 3 pm.
     
  4. The summer reading assignment for English must be completed by the first day of class. 

    Grade 6:  Wonder  by Raquel J. Palacio   |   ISBN-13: 978-0552565974 
    Grade 7:  Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool   |   ISBN-13: 978-0375858291
    Grade 8:  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom   |   ISBN-13: 978-0553256697 by
     
  5. Parents are invited to attend Middle School Parent Night on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Knox Hall.  You will visit classrooms to meet the teachers and learn more about what's being taught this year.
     
  6. We encourage all students to participate in our athletics program. Please take time to review all of the information in the Athletics section of our website and feel free to contact the Athletic Department if you have any questions! We hope to see you all at tryouts! If you plan to participate, you must complete and return the Physical/Concussion form before beginning practice.

    Athletics Physical & Concussion Form
    MS Tryout Schedule
     
  7. All returning students in grades 7 and 8 can pick up laptops on Tuesday, Aug. 7 between 12:30 and 4 pm in Rm. 326 in Knox Hall. 

Questions? Send us an email!

Upper School

We're looking forward to the start of the new year! Here are a few reminders for our Upper School families:

  1. The first day of school, Wednesday, Aug 8, is a half day; 8 am - 12:30 pm for Upper School students.  Please note the early dismissal time!  
     
    US Supply List
    2018-19 Daily Schedule
    Summer Reading, French, and AP Assignments
     
  2. REQUIRED There are two forms that are required and due in the coming weeks. Please download, sign and return to the Upper School office by the deadlines:

    •  Aug. 3:    1:World Contract & Electronic Uses Agreement   
    This document includes 1)Acceptable Use Policies for Student use of Westminster Electronic Resources, 2) COPPA Compliance Notice, 3) Terms and Use Conditions for 1:World Program Laptop Lease, 4) Student Daily Expectations in the Upper School 1:World Program, and 5) Electronic Resources Agreements Form. The last page must be signed by both  student and parent.

    •  Aug. 17:  We require a new health form each year.   2018-19  Student Health History   

  3. We are looking forward to welcoming NEW students (and their parents) in grades 9-12  on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10:45-11:30 am for New Student Orientation in Knox Hall. Administrators and teachers will address the families. Students will be given a tour by the Student Leadership Team. Students will have the opportunity to set up lockers after the meeting and tour.
     
  4. Parents are invited to attend Upper School Parent Night on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Knox Hall. Schedules for parent classroom visits will be distributed prior to the general meeting. Parents are urged to reserve this important night on their calendars as they will meet teachers, rotate through their son's/daughter's classes and hear remarks from Mrs. Bramhall, the new Upper School principal.
     
  5. We encourage all students to participate in our athletics program. Please take time to review all of the information in the Athletics section of our website and feel free to contact Athletic Director Andrew Bryan if you have any questions!  If you plan to participate, you must complete and return the Physical/Concussion form before beginning practice.

    Athletics Physical & Concussion Form
    US Tryout Schedule
     
  6. All US students and parents should read the US Family Handbook.  Students are responsible for upholding the policies and understanding the rules set forth in the handbook.

    US Family Handbook

  7. Parking applications were mailed to all juniors and seniors on June 29.  Completed applications are currently being taken in the US office for those students who wish to secure a parking space.  

    2018-19 Parking Application
     
  8. The US summer mailing packet was mailed to students on July 23.  The packet contains important information and course lists for students.
  9. All returning students in grade 9 (who were enrolled in the 1:World Program as 8th graders) can pick up laptops on Tuesday, Aug. 7 between 12:30 and 4 pm in Rm. 326 in Knox Hall. 

Questions?  Send us an email!

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