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Today: 3/17/18

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On Tuesday, March 13, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office.


Click on the link for meeting highlights.


Twin Rivers Unified has a Seal of Biliteracy program. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.


Approximately 130 students districtwide will take Seal of Biliteracy language exam today, March 13. Languages include Farsi, French, Hmong, Lao, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.


Since 2014, 367 Twin Rivers students have received the Seal of Biliteracy


Dear Parents and Families,


Students around the country are planning to walk out of classrooms over the next two months to protest gun violence and advocate for tougher gun-control laws.


Click on the link to read more ...




Scholar Dollars 2018

Westside Elementary is up for a $10,000 grant and needs your help


Westside Elementray is seeking extra funds from the ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program, and we’re asking faculty, teachers, parents and relatives for help.


Please visit MyScholarDollars.com, and vote for Westside Elementary throughout the community voting period, which runs March 12 – 23, 2018.


You can vote once a day and help us fund new computers.


The schools with the most votes in their category will win, so please support our community and invest in the future of our students by voting for Westside Elementary at MyScholarDollars.com today!

Important Dates

Welcome Westside and Westside Charter Families to the 2017-2018 school year!! Below is a list of the important dates/reminders coming up thru June 1!!

  • January 26 – No School/Professional Development
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Principal's Message - March

Dear Westside Families,

There is much to celebrate here at Westside and Westside Charter.  We are a very caring school as evidenced by the Caring Chain the students made during the month of February.  There were 753 links on the caring chain. Trimester 2 ended and report cards went home on Friday, I was so impressed with how the students have improved.  It is such a joy working with your students.  As always, thank you for all you do to support your child.

Be sure to check the upcoming events section of the newsletter for important dates.

School Goals: Westside and WPCS-Westside Goals:  At Westside and WPCS-Westside, we developed three goals to focus on for the 2014-2015 school year. Everything we do here at Westside supports one of the three goals.  We want to be sure you know what the goals are too.

1) Provide a positive, friendly, welcoming environment

2) Improve achievement for ALL students

3) Prepare students to be college and career ready through consistent implementation of the CCSS


Congratulations to the following students for earning the Character Trait award for Caring.




Our character trait for the month of  March is Fairness.

Treat people the way you want to be treated.   Take Turns.  Tell the truth.  Play by the rules. Think about how your actions will affect others. Listen to people with an open mind.  Don't blame others for your mistakes.  Don't take advantage of other people.  Don't play favorites.


Lost and Found: Please drop by the cafeteria to retrieve items from the Lost and Found. It is “full to bursting” with jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and other clothing items. We will hold all clothing items until Friday, March 23 After that, they will be donated to charity.


Masons' Visit

The Masons came once again to provide free dictionaries to all of our third graders.  We thank them for their generosity.



Speech Contest Winners

Congratulations to the elementary and charter students who participated in the School Speech Contest. 5th grader Vivianna Medrano,  6th Grader Steven Chavez, 7th grader Abigail Norton and 8th grader Isabella Thordsen took first place in the school contest and competed in the District Semi-finals last month. Isabella took first place there and will now compete in the district competition on Friday, March 9. We are so proud of all of our students for their hard work, courage and perseverance. 



PSAT High Scorers

Three students, Xylina Caruthers, Richard Chao and Jeremiah Morgan (not pictured) from Westside Charter were honored at a recent board meeting because they were the highest scoring boys and girl on the PSAT for our campus. They are pictured with Ms. Ridzik our school social worker who was also honored.


Family Literacy Night

Each year we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Read Across America Week and Family Literacy Night. It’s a fun week to promote the importance of reading. Thank you to all of the families, PTA and staff who made the event such a success.




First Day of School Fun

California Gold Ribbon Award

Congratulations to Westside Elementary for receiving a California Gold Ribbon Award.  Westside was honored at an event sponsored by the California Department of Education held in June.  Pictured from left to right: Dr. Anne Zeman, Executive Director of Elementary Instruction; Tony Wood, Sixth Grade Teacher; Tracy Roberts, Kindergarten Teacher; State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson; Laura Lofgren, Principal; Cheri Rusch, RSP Teacher; Dr. Steve Martinez, TRUSD Superintendent. 


Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement


Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.



If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.



If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.



Mission Statement

Westside Elementary is committed to developing and maintaining a positive, friendly and safe learning environment with a challenging and meaningful curriculum, which will motivate students to learn and develop the knowledge and skill to prepare them for college and career.


Office Hours

M-F 7:15 - 3:45

School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.  M-T-Th-F

8:00 a.m. -12:42 p.m. W

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten 11:00-11:45

First Grade 11:05-11:50

Second Grade 11:10-11:55

Third Grade 11:15-12:00

Fourth Grade 11:45-12:30

Fifth Grade 11:50-12:35

Sixth Grade 11:55-12:40

Contact Us


Westside Elementary School

6537 West 2nd Street

Rio Linda, CA 95673

Office Phone:  (916) 566-1990

Fax:  (916) 566-1991

webmaster:  Christine Bellucci