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A Family Guide to Understanding California’s New Testing System: Part I
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

This spring marks the second year of the new state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. Like last year, students in grades 3-8 ... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 3/2/15

Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meetings
Twin Rivers Unified School District will hold four Town Hall Meetings to provide information to the public and receive input on the development of the district's Long Range Facilities Master Plan. A primary goal of this plan is to develop high... Continue
Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 2/26/15

News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, Feb. 24 the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.

Please click HERE for meeting highlights. Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 2/25/15

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Principal's Message

Dear Westside Families,


Happy New Year! I am amazed at how quickly this year has gone by.  2015 has just begun and the school year is nearly half over. The Westside staff and I wish you and your family a new year filled with peace, joy and success.

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 Thankfulness.

Primary: Therron Douglas, Anthony Sutton, Alexandra Velasquez, Gunner Oppici, Aizik Ortega, Lilyann Weinbroer, Delvin Seriva, Daniel Uskov, Jacob Thomas, Savannah Petersen, Skyla Roberts, Kaleb Sullivan, Brauilo Coronel Ramos

Intermediate:  Abbigail Norton, Bryan Solis, Olivia Hill, Nathan Lee, Isabella Harrison, Shelby Shinn, Aaron Villanueva Thomas, Lizette Alvarez, Julian Arvizu, Annika Wilson

Charter:  Riley Gilbert, Raelyna Agosto, Shyanne Sutton, Joshua Wheeler, Edward Rabuku, Kiannah Pierce, Nathan Zacarias, Ethan Wilson


Our character trait for the month of January is Trustworthiness.

What does it mean to be Trustworthy?

1. Tell the truth.       2. Build a good reputation.       3. Have the courage to do the right thing.

What are some words that describe the character trait of Trustworthiness?

1. Dependable  2. Honest  3. Caring   4. Loyal

What are some ways we can demonstrate Trustworthiness?

1. Be honest  2. Be a good friend.  3. Think about how your actions will affect others.

4. Do what you say you’ll do.   5. Stand by your family, friends and country.

Why is it important to be trustworthy?

1. Being trustworthy now will help you in your future.     2. Shows that others can rely upon you.

3. Shows caring and compassion for self and others.  4. It’s the right thing to do.


Rio Linda Masons Provide Dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students:

Thank you to the Rio Linda Free Masons for the gift of dictionaries to all of our third grade students. As you can see by the smiles on the children’s faces the gift was very much appreciated.

Kindergarten Winter Performance:

What a delight it was to see our Kindergarteners perform holiday favorites.  Every year, the Kindergarten teachers work hard to provide a wonderful experience for students and families. This year was no exception.  Thank you to Mrs. Bellucci, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Sempungu and thank you to all the families for your on going support.

Flag Salute:  Thank you to all of the parents who stop and honor our country by saying the flag salute with us.

Please Be Kind to Our Neighbors: We have wonderful students and families here at Westside. I know that at dismissal time it can be difficult to find a place to park on the street.  However, please be kind to our neighbors and do not block their driveways. Many of the driveways you are blocking are families and friends.  I thank you and they thank you.

Westside ParkSafety before and afterschool is very important to us here at Westside.  Please be sure that students are supervised if they are at the park.  Unsupervised students should not be at the park before school on late start Wednesdays.  After school, students should go directly home.

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.  Please note that there is no supervision prior to 7:30.

Thank you for all you do.

Laura Lofgren


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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

M,T,Th,F 8:00-2:35

W 9:25-2:35

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