Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
If you are new to West Middle School – WELCOME!! If you are a current family, we can't wait to see you again! We would like the start of our 2013-2014 school year to go as smoothly as possible. So, in this letter we have highlighted some of the important items that will contribute to that smooth transition. Let's begin with the Student Registration Day.
Student registration is an important day for all students to attend, and is scheduled for:
Friday, August 23
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. – 6th grade students last name beginning A – L – Cafeteria
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – 6th grade students last name beginning M – Z – Cafeteria
Monday, August 26
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. – 7th grade students – Cafeteria
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – 8th grade students – Cafeteria
At registration, students will pick up their schedule, order a yearbook (optional and can be done on-line), have picture taken and receive their locker assignment as well as turn in several forms and documents. The PTSA will also have tables set up for you to turn in membership forms, pick-up calculators, locker pals, and SpiritWear that was ordered, etc.
Late registration (for students unable to come on August 23 or August 26) will be Thursday, August 29th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Unfortunately, you will not be able to have your picture taken at that time. The additional date for pictures to be taken for students unable to attend registration is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th.
Important Registration Online Information
In an effort to be more environmentally conscientious as a District, we are posting the registration information on our website. Some items you will need to print and bring to registration and other items you will need to print for your own records.
Here is how you get to this important folder of information. Go to www.rochester.k12.mi.us/west. Scroll to the bottom and click on the folder "Registration 2013-2014." Most documents that you will need are will be in that folder.
Please print the following information and bring them with you to registration:
- Academic Integrity Agreement. This must be signed by parent/guardian and student when turned in.
- Kaiser Studio School Picture Information. Bring this form with payment to registration.
- PTSA Membership form.
- Yearbook order form. Print your receipt if you purchase a yearbook on-line or you can pay for the yearbook at registration.
Additional Registration Information
Also posted in the folder, and important for you to review, are the following policies and information:
- Cell Phone Policy
- Dress Code with Examples
- Attendance Information
- Map of Student Drop Off/Pick Up Loop
- Suggested School Supply List
- Chartwells (food services) Information
- 2013-2014 Student Extracurricular and Activity Fee Schedule
- Athletic Physical Form (must be turned in before students can try-out)
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 3rd – Full Day – Times: 7:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Bus information will be available on myRCS beginning August 27, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year.
Remember to check our West calendar for upcoming events. The West calendar is located on the West website, just click on Calendar located on the top row and check West.
Emergency Card Updates
In the next few days you will be receiving in the mail a copy of the current Emergency Card we have for your child(ren) for you to look over and update if necessary. On the back of the Emergency Card will be additional information for you to fill out and sign. There will be a letter enclosed addressing all information needed on the Emergency Card. Please return your updated/signed Emergency Card on the day of registration.
Also enclosed in the mailing that is being sent is a form regarding concussions that needs to be signed and returned at registration.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer. If you have questions or concerns, please call West Middle School at 248-726-5000. We look forward to seeing you at registration.
Michael K. Dillon