Morning care provides the students with an opportunity to enjoy quiet time by playing board games, watching educational television and videos, and getting some exercise and fresh air before school starts. Afternoon care is designed to give students a break from their academically demanding school day. The lower campus playground is available for students to get some fresh air, exercise and visit with friends. A light snack is provided to satisfy their hunger without spoiling the dinner-time appetite. Parents are welcome to send snacks in addition to the ones provided by our staff. After the break, students are required to participate in our homework time to help ease their evening load at home. A supervised classroom is used to help students complete their work in a quiet and comfortable environment.
Before School: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
After School: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
The following students medaled at the finals:
Richie Moreno • Robert Pitts • Davis Cleveland • Scott Yontez • Ryan Nelson • Ben Romero Amy McClune • Kendra Teraoka • Kate Kirkland • Paisley Epps • Taylor Jamison
The following traffic procedures have been established for the safety and security of our students and employees.
Gate Times 77th Street Gate - Open: 7:45am - 8:50am and 2:50pm - 7:00pm. Extended hours for special events Sepulveda Gate - Open: 8:50am - 7:00pm
Gates Leading to the Yard and Campus Gate 1 (North) 77th Street leading to the playground - Open: 7:45am - 8:45am and 2:50pm - 3:30pm Gate 2 (North) 77th Street leading to the driveway - Closed at all times Gate 3 (West) Daycare Gate next to boys restroom - Open: 7:00am - 7:45am Gate 4 (West) Lunch Area Gate at 1st drop off - Open: 7:45am - 8:50am Gate 5 (South) Staircase Gate at 2nd drop off - Open: 7:45am - 8:50am Gate 6 (East) Walk-in Gate on Sepulveda Boulevard - Closed at all times
Q. What if the gates are locked when I arrive? A. You must go to the office and sign in your child as tardy.
Q. Can the WLCS staff open a gate for me? A. No, WLCS employees have been instructed not to open gates to parents or guests. There are no exceptions.
Five Simple Steps for Dropping Off and Picking Up Your Child 1. Have your child ready (Backpacks in the car next to your child) 2. Pull all the way to the front of the drop off area 3. Do not get out of your car 4. Let the staff do their job 5. Park if your child is not ready (Spaces may be available in front of the Fellowship Hall, or go to the Preschool parking lot where you can prep your child for drop off before driving through)
Students Arriving Early or Late Students Arriving Early All students coming before 7:45am MUST go to Gate 3. All other gates will be locked. Do not drop off your child anywhere else on campus unsupervised.
Late Drop Offs for JK-5th You must enter the campus on Sepulveda Blvd, park, and go to the office to sign in and drop off your child. The office will ensure that your child gets to his or her classroom safely.
6th-8th Grade Entrance Drive through will be closed at 8:00am. Cones will block the driveway at the bridge way entrance at 8:00am.
Late Drop Offs for 6th-8th You must drop off your child at GATE 5 ONLY. Students will go upstairs, over the bridge, sign in at the main office, and proceed to class.
Do not drop off your child in an area that is not designated as a drop off point.
Dismissal and Pick Up Time *Younger siblings will always be picked up with the older siblings at the older sibling's gate and time.
Gate 4 - JK, 2nd, 3rd pick up gate JK & 2nd - 3:00pm 3rd - 3:15pm *JK, 2nd, & 3rd grade students with siblings in K, 1st, 4th, and 5th must be picked up at 3:15pm at Gate 5
Gate 5 - Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, 5th pick up gate K & 1st - 3:00pm 4th & 5th - 3:15pm *K & 1st grade students with siblings in JK & 2nd must be picked up at 3:00pm at Gate 4 *K & 1st grade students with siblings in 3rd grade must be picked up at 3:15pm at Gate 4
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents - Do not pick up earlier than 3:15pm to avoid waiting in the drive through line, and to help us keep traffic flowing smoothly. If you come earlier than your child's dismissal time, you will be asked to park or return at the correct time.
Upper Campus - 6th-8th grade pick up begins at 3:15pm *JK-5th grade students with siblings in 6th-8th must be picked up at Gate 4 at 3:15pm, then proceed to the upper campus pick up line
Parking on Campus There will be no guest and/or parent parking behind the buildings as these are assigned parking spots for WLCS employees only. All parents and guests MUST park in front of the Fellowship Hall. Parking along the driveway wall behind the buildings is NOT permitted at any time; the wall is a fire lane and MUST remain clear for emergencies at all times. PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON ALVERSTONE OR 77TH STREET WEST OF THE WLS DRIVEWAY.
Q. Where do I park for school events? A. You can park at the following locations: Arizona Avenue on the east side, 77th Street by the Mormon Church playground, Preschool lot at the south side of the parking dirt section, and any street east of Sepulveda Boulevard. Please make sure to comply with the traffic signs when parking in the neighborhood.
Visiting Campus All parents and guests MUST sign in and sign out at the school main office when visiting campus at any time for any reason.
Playground Fence For the protection of students DO NOT approach them through the playground fence at any time. Students should not get comfortable talking to or receiving items from anyone through the fence.
Signing Your Child Out Early (All Grades) All students leaving campus early for any reason MUST be signed out at the main office.
Q. Who is a guest? A. If you are not an employee of WLCS, you are considered a guest.
Q. Do I have to sign out when I am done? A. Yes, you will need to come to the main office and sign out. We must keep track of all parents and guests for emergency purposes.
Visitor Tags All visitors and parents MUST wear a visitor's tag at all times when visiting campus. These will indicate that you have signed in at the main office and have permission to be on campus.
Q. What if I don't get a tag? A. You will be asked by WLCS employees to go to the office and sign in as a guest or you will be asked to leave campus.
Q. Where do I wear my tag? A. Tags must be worn on your chest and be visible to WLCS employees.
Q. What if my child forgets something? A. All items MUST be brought to the office. The office will notify the teacher for pick up. This includes things such as: lunch, classwork, clothing, etc.
Q. Can I visit the classroom? A. Visiting the classroom requires an appointment.
School Days 6th-8th 8:00am - 3:15pm 3rd-5th 8:30am - 3:15pm JK-2nd 8:45am - 3:00pm
Absences Call the school office each day a student is absent. Send a note with the student upon return giving name, dates, and reason for absence.
Leaving School Early A written note should be sent to your child's teacher giving name, time, and reason for early leave. Student should be picked up in the office, not the classroom.
Illness During School Day If a student becomes ill during the day, parents will be contacted to pick up the student as soon as possible. Be sure your emergency phone numbers are current.
Visiting Campus Every time you visit the campus, you must sign in at the main school office, where you will be given a badge identifying you as a campus visitor. This procedure must be followed any time you are on campus throughout the day. Contact the office or a teacher if you wish to visit the classroom. Read more about visiting campus here.
Lunch WLS is a peanut-free school. Lunch may be purchased online at: www.choicelunch.com. Our school registration code is: Westchester. If you choose to send lunch from home, please keep in mind that lunches are not refrigerated. Do not send candy or soda.
Emergency Forms Up-to-date emergency forms are required. They are our means of contacting you in case of an emergency. Contact the office immediately with any changes that may occur.
Uniforms All students are required to wear WLS uniforms. Uniforms may be purchased at Michael's Uniform, 215 S. Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301. You can also purchase uniforms at the beginning of the year, and the end of the year at our Used Uniform sale. Check school calendar for dates.
Monday Envelopes THESE ARE IMPORTANT FOR COMMUNICATION! Go through this envelope carefully each week. It will contain homework sheets, completed papers, sign-up information, notices of events, and more!
Email Email is used for as many announcements as possible. If you are not receiving emails, please contact the office to ensure we have the correct contact information for you.
Parent Student Handbook These are given to each family the first day of school to keep for reference throughout the year. Parents should review it carefully and return the necessary signed forms.
Website WLS's website has links to each teacher's page with weekly class letters from teachers, activity sign-up forms, up-to-date monthly calendars, and other important information.
Gradelink This is a tool for parents to access grade information for their child. Codes are provided for each student grades K-8th. You can access Gradelink here.
Chapel Every Friday unless otherwise announced: JK-2nd at 9:15am, 3rd-5th at 10am, 6th-8th at 11:15am.
Daycare Child care is available before and after school 7am - 6pm. Registration is required.
Parent Volunteers Parent involvement is very important to the success of our programs at WLS. Each family is required to serve 30 hours during the school year and one 3-hour shift at the annual spring carnival, which does not count for service hours. Read more about volunteer opportunities here.
Parent Support Organization Informational and educational meetings are scheduled throughout the school year. Earn 1 service hour each meeting and become an involved and informed parent! Read more about PSO here.
SCRIP Each school family is required to purchase $1,500 of scrip during the school year. Register your Ralph's and Von's cards for school credit. Shop at smile.amazon.com and make us your charity! A variety of scrip is available in the school office or can be obtained by special order. Read more about scrip here.