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Understanding SBAC Test Results
Twin Rivers families and school staff will soon get the results of new computer-based assessments students took this spring. The district will mail them in late August. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exams measure stud... Continue
Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 8/4/15

Immunization Requirements for School
State law requires that for unconditional admission to school, all students under 18 shall be fully immunized according to requirements of the California Department of Health Services (Ed.Code 49403 and 48216, District Policy 5141.31).

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/29/15

When we welcome students back for the 2015-2016 school year, their schedules will look slightly different from previous years. Across the district, students will start school at the same time every day, and will be released from school two hours e... Continue
Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 6/25/15

Back to School Information

Welcome Back to School

Office Opens August 6th

Office Hours:  7:30-4:00


New School Hours for the

 2015-2016 School Year


7:55-2:37  M, T, Th, F

Early Out Wednesday Hours



Class lists will be posted in the office window on August 18th.

August 18th- Kindergarten Orientation 4:00 in cafeteria.

August 18th- K-6 Ice Cream Social - Parents and Students are invited to join the Westside Staff for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Westside PTA.

August 27th  1st-6th Grade Back to School Night 

Other important events will be posted on our Calendar to the left.


May Principal's Message


Dear Westside Families,

It’s unbelievable how quickly the school year has gone.  Even though there are only six weeks of school left, there is still much we need to accomplish.  There are field trips, testing, projects to do and celebrations to participate in. As always, everything that you do to help make your child successful at school is greatly appreciated.

There is a lot happening this month, so be sure to check the upcoming events section of the newsletter for the important dates.

Congratulations to the following students who exhibited the character trait Citizenship during the months of March and April.

Elementary Primary:  Liviah Johnson, Jayden Colon, Peyton Wilson, Max Olmstead, Emily Lovelady, Austin Whitten, Josiah Chavez, Brooklyn Hall, Victor Reyes, Viviana Medrano, Linkin Phipps, Lilly Stafford, Richard Antonenko and Alex Vue.

Elementary Intermediate:  Jason Hoffman, Kayla Stafford, Eve McDonald, Miranda Reece, Jenna Valdez-Kaufman, Cristian Gutierrez, Lizette Alvarez, Zowie Stone, Hailee Smith, Michael Volvola, Christopher Lee and Alyson Peter.

Charter 7th:  Priscilla Vang, Madison Chase, Kiannah Pierce, Alex Solis and Eddie Rabuku.

Charter 8th:  Elijah Pierce, Roseanna Coldren, JJ Chavez, Claudia Palmer, Shyanne Sutton,

Our character trait for the month of  May is Sportsmanship.

What is sportsmanship?

1. Playing by the rules.  2. Playing fairly.  3. Knowing how to persevere and to behave with dignity whether you win or lose the game. 4. Learning to lose without losing your cool.

What are ways you can show sportsmanship?

1. Acknowledging good plays made by others.  2.Accepting bad calls gracefully.  3.Shaking hands with the opponents even if you’ve lost the game.  4.Allowing others to play even if you are a better player. 5. Don’t argue with the referees.  6. Cheer for your team even if the score is 100 to 1 and you are losing.

Smarter Balanced Assessments  For the next two weeks students in grades 3-8 will be taking the new state assessments.  The entire test will be taken on the computer and adapts to the students skill level so the results can be reported more quickly.  To help your child be successful on the test, please be sure that they come to school everyday, on time.  Having a good breakfast which includes protein and getting enough rest will help them to focus on the test. Finally, your encouragement is vital to helping your student do their best.  Thank you in advance for all of your help.

Lunch with Moms:  

This month Westside Elementary is hosting a Lunch with Moms on Friday, May 8.  Please feel free to come by, eat lunch with your student(s) and play.  Please do not check your child out of school. They should return to class and finish the rest of their instructional day.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Kindergarten Playground:

Over Spring Break our kindergarten playground was repaved and now it has been painted.  It looks wonderful. Our kindergarten students are really enjoying it.

Dress Code Reminder:

As the weather warms I thought it might be time to review the dress code for both Elementary and Charter.

Please remember that shorts need to be fingertip length and free from holes. Students need to wear closed toed shoes.  Tank tops should be two fingers wide, no racer back tank tops.  Undergarments such as bra straps, underwear waistbands may not show. Students who violate the dress code will be asked to call home for different clothes. 

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder:  Bus riders and students who eat breakfast may arrive at 7:30 and enter the cafeteria.  All other students may arrive at 7:45.  Students should be picked up as close to the end of school as possible.  The police will be called for students who are not picked up by 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Þ 5/4—5/15  State testing for grades 3-8

Þ 5/5 National Teacher Day, National School Nurse Day and National Cafeteria Workers Day

Þ 5/6 B St. Theatre Presentation for grades K-6

Þ 5/7 2nd Grade Field Trip

Þ 5/7  Elementary Science Fair –4:30-5:15, classrooms

Þ 5/8 Volunteer Appreciation Sing, 8:00, cafeteria

Þ 5/8 Lunch with Moms

Þ 5/8 Westside Summer Camp Orientation 6:00-7:00, cafeteria

Þ 5/8—5/9 7th Grade Farm and Tractor Days

Þ 5/11-5/15 Charter Minimum Days, 11:45 Dismissal

Þ 5/11 4th Grade Field Trip

Þ 5/13 PTA Mtg. 5:30 Staffroom

Þ 5/13 Charter Boosters Mtg.   6:00 Cafeteria

Þ PTA fundraiser at Big Spoon Yogurt in Natomas

Þ 5/15 Charter Field Trip to 6 Flags

Þ 5/15 BMX assembly for K-6

Þ 5/17 Charter New Student Orientation

Þ 5/20 Charter Parent Hours Due

Þ 5/20 School Site Council Mtg. 5:00 Staffroom

Þ 5.21 Charter Field Study Day

Þ 5/21 Charter SSC Mtg. 12:00 Rm 24

Þ 5/22 Non Student Day

Þ 5/23 Memorial Day, No School

Þ 5/27-5/29 Charter 8th Grade to Disneyland

Þ 5/28 Kindergarten Field Trip

Þ 5/28 6th Grade Field Trip

Þ 5/30 Character Counts Awards

Visit from Officer Brown

Visit from Officer Brown


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

 At Westside we believe in doing school activities together. Besides all school PE, we have all school Friday morning sing, and on Friday afternoons we all participate in a Friday activity. The sense of family and community is unmatched. If you take a walk around the campus, one of the things that will stand out the most is how recognizable the relationships are, the relationships between staff and students, staff and families, and staff with each other. For Westside staff and families, our school is their home away from home.


Office Hours

M-F 7:30-4:00

School Hours

7:55-2:37  M-T-Th-F

7:55-12:37 W

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