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Today: 6/25/16

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On Tuesday, June 21, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.


Please click HERE for meeting highlights.


We’re extremely proud of our students and staff and what they accomplish every day in the classroom. We’re also proud of the academic opportunities we provide to all students. However, our Twin Rivers neighborhood schools need basic health and safety improvements. Many of them are 50 to 80 years old with deteriorating classrooms, plumbing, leaky roofs, potentially faulty electrical systems, and aging restrooms that need to be repaired.


Let us know what your priorities are for local schools by completing the following Parent/Community Survey. Your views are important to us.


With the passage of Senate Bill 172, many students who were unable to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) can now receive their diploma.


As far back as 2006, when the exit exam became a requirement for graduation, students who didn’t pass the CAHSEE were not able to graduate and receive their diploma. SB 172 changes that. Any former student who completed grade twelve in the 2003-04 school year—or a subsequent school year—and met all applicable graduation requirements other than the passage of the CAHSEE may contact their high school office and fill out a request for records review.


Once the graduation status is verified, the records office will mail out the diploma to the individual’s current mailing address.


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 month of  April



Primary:  Josiah Smith, Teya King, Izabella Moen, Isaac Stillwell, Amiyah Franklin, Hannah Weinholdt, Iveth Ramirez-Silva, Anthony Sutton, Joey Hancock, Ericka Palko, Julie Chao, Mercedeez Trujillo, Josiah Chavez and Reina Gamboa


Intermediate:  Lillyanna Stafford, Jimmy Chao, Madison Mejia, Dylan Broady, Joseph Merel, Abbi Norton, Jasmine Vang, Bernice Iorga, Julianna Chavez, Zachary Lewin, Celia Santana, Andres Estrada


Charter:  Seth Cope, Ruby Figueroa, Kiannah Pierce, Kyah Perry, Priscilla Vang, Alex Solis, Daisee Chau, Carlos Perez, Kyrin Burkett and Christopher Lee


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 6  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.

2016 Kinder Kamp:  If your child is ready for Kindergarten, but has not attended preschool, then consider signing them up for Kinder Kamp. The camp will be at Westside School from June 20-July 21.  Camp is in session Mondays-Thursdays from 8:00-12:00. A parent or guardian must attend the Parent Orientation and volunteer 1 day of the camp. Please feel free to drop by the office for an application.

Rio Linda Pre-School Open House: Rio Linda Pre-School will be having their Open House on Tuesday, May 10 from 4:00-5:30. Families with children age 3-4 may want to stop by to see what they offer. 

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. 

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.

Congratulations:  We had 154 students in Elementary and Charter who had perfect attendance for the month of April.  Let’s see if we can beat that number for the month of May.

Westside and WPCS-Westside Goals:  At Westside and WPCS-Westside, we developed three goals to focus on throughout the 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


Upcoming Events: 

Kindergarten Performance: Monday, June 6 1:00 in the Cafeteria

8th Grade Promotion: Wednesday,  June 8 10:00 at Life Point Church

6th Grade Promotion: Thursday, June 9 9:30 Cafeteria


Fast Forward: Why it Counts:  Picture your child in the workplace 10-15 years from now.  Will he/she have what it takes to thrive? Being a good thinker and problem solver will go a long way toward helping him/her succeed.  Critical thinkers think for themselves. Creative thinkers are in the idea business. Problem solvers identify what is wrong and figure out how to fix it.


Grandparents' Day Video 2015

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Link to Grandparents' Day Video on Youtube

If you would prefer to view the Westside 2015 Grandparents' Day video on youtube, click here


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