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WELCOME to Westwood Elementary
Where REMARKABLE happens every day!

Kaleb Rashad, Principal

School Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm Daily

Phone: 858-487-2026     Fax: 858-673-9103    Attend. Hotline: 858-487-2059




This year, our community is exploring “Why inspire creativity & innovation?”
The videos listed below are some great primers!
We invite you to come along, share your story, and make contributions
to support, enhance and amplify the creativity, diversity, talent
& strengths of our
students, teachers, parents, and community


“Do Schools Kill Creativity” by Ken Robinson

“Do Schools Kill Creativity” by Ken Robinson


“Creating Innovators:
Play, Passion, Purpose” by Tony Wagner

“PBL Explained” by the Buck Institute


“Every Child Needs a Champion" by Rita Pierson

“Every Child Needs a Champion" by Rita Pierson




October 5 - Spell-A-Thon Kickoff

October 5 & 6 - School Picture Day ~ SMILE

October 9 - PTA Family Movie Night

October 12 - School Picture make-ups

October 16 - PTA Reflections DUE DATE

October 19-23 - PTA Red Ribbon Week

~FRIDAY, October 30 - Minimum Day, dismissal at 11:20am~


TK Classes - dismiss at 11:20am all year

1st-5th grades - dismiss at 2:00pm

Minimum days will be announced in advance


2015-2016 New Student Enrollment 


Parents/Guardians:  All new students K-12 need to fill out PUSD enrollment forms listed at the District website: NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT


Helpful Information


bullet Attendance HOTLINE

A student's absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: 858-487-2059 

bullet VOLUNTEER Forms and Information

PUSD Volunteer Information

TB Testing: Each volunteer must have a current TB test on file with WWES. PUSD offers TB clinics to our volunteers. Volunteers need proof from their school sites they are indeed volunteers (stop by school office for the form). Take this 'form/proof' with you to the clinic.  Click HERE for the schedule

Megan’s Law Background Check: Each volunteer must have a current Megan’s Law Background Check on file with WWES. Volunteers only need to fill out the Megan’s Law form and be cleared once. You do not need to fill out a new form for each school year. Click HERE for form

Volunteer Code of Conduct: Volunteers must have a Volunteer Code of Conduct form on file with WWES. Click HERE for form.

bullet Parent and Student Guide to MAP Testing

Click here for various resources with regard to MAP testing.

bullet The Poway Food and Nutrition Department

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand, check out the great information at

Computerized point of sale (POS) system for purchasing lunches online. Check it out at


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s
health before he/she leaves for school each morning.
A student's absence should be reported on the
School Absence Hotline: 858-487-2059.

An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom.
The spread of illness and disease through classrooms or the school
can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home
during the acute stage of an illness.

It is PUSD Guidelines that children remain home until they are
24 hours fever free (without the use of fever-reducing medications),
vomit free and diarrhea free.

With advance notice, homework can be requested via email
from your child's teacher; this work is generally available
for pick-up in the school office at the end of the school day.


CAUTION:  Please drive slowly in the parking lot at all times.  And please pull up completely to the curb before letting your students out. All students should exit from the right side of the car only.



PTA 2015-16 Board Members:

President: Karen Rogers

Executive VP: April Ramsay
VP Membership: Shelley Fleming
VP Art Corps: Sunshine Emerick
VP Volunteers: Belinda Pullett
Secretary: Lisa Milledge
Financial Secretary: Becca Budd
Treasurer: Cindy Kelford
Auditor: Sukhwant Nandhra
Parliamentarian: Amy Carson
Historian: Liz Claus


Innovate ~ Design ~ Create