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Twin Rivers will host TB Community Forum
As part of our ongoing efforts to address the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community, we encourage you to attend a districtwide community forum on tuberculosis (TB) at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014. Healthcare officials w... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 8/28/14

Twin Rivers USD Embarks on a New Pathway to Student Engagement
Feel the Difference!

With a vision for academic success and a new climate in its classrooms, Twin Rivers Unified embarks this fall on a ground-breaking effort to better connect students to a bright future.

Under the leadership of second year... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 8/25/14

2014-15 Student and Family Handbook
The 2014-15 Student and Family Handbook was created to assist our families and students in obtaining the information they need for a positive and successful educational experience in Twin Rivers.


Our schools will be distributing the h... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 8/14/14

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.


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

Congratulations to the Elementary and Charter English learner students who reclassified and/or received “On My Way to Reclassification awards on April 10.  Their pictures are featured below.

Smarter Balanced Assessments  For the next two weeks students in grades 3-8 will be taking the new state assessments.  Students will be assessed daily for one hour.  The entire test will be taken on the computer.  All future state testing will be computerized so that the test adapts to the students skill level and 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.

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.

Lunch with Moms and Lunch with Dads:  

This month Westside Elementary is hosting a Lunch with Moms on Friday, May 9 and a Lunch with Dads on Friday, May 30.  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.

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. 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. 

PTA Clothing Drive Fund Raiser:  The PTA is sponsoring a clothing drive.  Please feel free to bring out grown clothes, shoes and purses, in bag, to the cafeteria and place them on the stage.  Please contact a PTA member if you have any further questions.

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.




Project Dream - Shady Creek Outdoor School

We applied for a grant from Project Dream so we could make it possible for all of our 6th graders to have the opportunity to attend Shady Creek Outdoor School. We were able to lower the cost of each student's tuition thanks to Project Dream's generosity. It's very important to us that all of our 6th graders have the opportunity to experience this wonderful science camp so we can enrich their learning and lives. Project Dream helped us to make this dream a reality for more of our students.

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Star Awards 2013


STAR awards were given to students who scored Proficient and Advance on last year’s STAR test.  Awards were also given to students who moved up a proficiency level.  For example, if a student moved from Below Basic to Basic, then that student would receive an award.  Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and perseverance on the STAR test.  We hope to see more students receiving awards next year.

Grandparents' Day

Grandparent’s Day has been a long running, PTA sponsored tradition at Westside Elementary. This year's event began with a social gathering for grandparents and other guests, complete with pastries ...more


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