Signature Programs

General Information

General Information

Uniform

GENERAL INFORMATION

For the 2017-2018 academic year, Westmark School will require families to purchase school uniforms.
Uniforms can be purchased from Lands' End, Target or other retailers who carry items as specified below.

THE WESTMARK LOGO IS NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM POLO.
However, if you wish to add the logo, Lands' End will provide that service for an additional fee.

All clothing must fit modestly and be neither too tight nor too baggy.
Underclothing must not be visible.
Jewelry, body art, piercings, or hairstyles deemed to be a danger
or a distraction to the learning environment are not acceptable.

Consequences to uniform infractions:
It is our expectation that Westmark parents and guardians will partner with us to supervise their student’s clothing choices and support the staff when unacceptable clothes are worn to school.
Upon initial violation of uniform dress code, the student will be required to change into Westmark Wear
available in the school office. A second infraction of the uniform dress code will result in a call home
and a request to bring in a change of clothes for your student.

Repeated violations will result in a request to pick your student up and take him/her home.

COLORS, STYLES AND ITEMS

These are the colors, styles and items of the Westmark School uniform:

Bottoms

Pants and shorts must be SOLID NAVY BLUE OR SOLID KHAKI; Skirts and skorts must be SOLID NAVY, SOLID KHAKI OR BURGUNDY AND GREY PLAID.

Belts (optional) should be brown or black with no studs or designs. Students may not wear sweatpants, leggings without a skirt, denim, or athletic wear for the academic day.

They must be no shorter than fingertip length. Solid navy, black or white leggings or tights may be worn underneath; however, the shorts, skorts, or skirts must still be worn at the designated length.

Tops

Polo and Oxford shirts must be SOLID NAVY BLUE, WHITE, OR BURGUNDY. The midriff must not show when the student raises his/her arms over his/her head. Students may wear a solid navy or solid white t-shirt underneath the polo, but the polo must remain on at all times.

Sweatshirts, sweaters, windbreakers or light jackets must be SOLID NAVY, GRAY, or SOLID WHITE and must have a polo shirt underneath. Logos must be no bigger than the palm of the hand. Heavy winter coats may be any solid color. Scarves of any color are permitted.

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Dress Code for Free Dress

Dress Code for Free Dress Days

Student Council guidelines for Free Dress dress code are as follows:

  • In general, clothing should be appropriate for the school environment.
  • Skirts and shorts must be worn to uniform length, no more than 3 inches above the knee.
  • Shirts and tops must be school appropriate: no strapless, spaghetti straps, or bare mid-drift shirts. Undergarments may not show.
  • Clothing should not be ripped, overly baggy, or close fitting.
  • No logos or accessories that promote illegal or gang related activities are permitted.
  • No open toed shoes are permitted.

Transportation (Bus/Carpool/Parking/Dropoff & Pickup/Student Drivers)

Bus Transportation:

Westmark offers the following bus routes through our contract with Tumbleweed:

  • ALTADENA/VENTURA CORRIDOR: Altadena/Pasadena/East Valley
  • WEST VALLEY: Agoura/Calabasas/Woodland Hills/Tarzana
  • RANCHO PARK/BEVERLY GLEN: Rancho Park/Holmby Park/Beverly Glen
  • WINDSOR HILLS/LA: Inglewood/Hollywood
  • SUNSET EXPRESS: Palisades/Brentwood

Westmark also provides a Late Bus which departs school at 5:15 p.m. to accommodate after school activities. Details will be provided upon request. For information regarding bus transportation, please contact Jenny Young at extension 310 or jyoung@westmarkschool.org.

Car Pools:

We require all families who wish to drive their students to school to have at least two Westmark students in the car. Carpool drop off begins at 7:30 am each day (8:30 on late start Thursdays); carpool pickup begins at 2:45 for Lower School students and at 3:00 p.m. for Middle and Upper School students.

If your family is interested in a car pool, please contact Jenny Young at extension 310.

Single student drop off and pickup

For those families who cannot carpool or use the bus transportation provided, we will accommodate individual drop-offs and pickups with staggered drop-off and pickup times. Individual students can be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. and be picked up at 3:20 p.m.

Parking on Killion

Visitors, parents, students, and faculty, are prohibited from parking on Killion Street.

In consideration of our neighbors and to promote student safety, all students will be required to be dropped off and/or picked up on campus. This will include ALL divisions of the school (i.e. Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools). Students may not park or be dropped off on surrounding streets and walk onto campus.


School Supplies List

We ask that you purchase the following school supplies for your child to bring to school on the first day. We use the "Westmark Organization System" in all classes, so it is important to stick to this list. Teachers will let students know which other materials are required for specific classes.

GRADES 9, 10, 11 AND 12

  • 1 strong 2 inch 3-ring binder ("better binder" by Staples is recommended)
  • Notebook dividers (clear plastic, single sheet style with pockets is recommended)
  • Lined, 3-hole-punched notebook paper
  • Adhesive reinforcements for hole-punched paper
  • Pens and pencils (pencils are required for math)
  • Highlighter markers
  • Zipper binder pockets or holder for pens and pencils (the kind that goes in the front of the 3­-ring binder)
  • Graph paper
  • Colored pencils and a separate carrying case or zippered pouch
  • Simple scientific calculator ($15 - $20)

Important 2017-2018 Dates/No Pupil Dates

Important Dates for 2017-2018 School Year

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

School Closed— Independence Day

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lower and Upper SchoolOrientations

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Middle School Orientation

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First Day of Instruction for Lower and Middle School

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Day of Instruction for Upper School

Monday, September 4, 2017

School Closed—Labor Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017

School Closed—Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 29, 2017

School Closed—Professional Development

Friday, October 13, 2017

Homecoming

Thursday, November 2-Friday, November 3, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Non-pupil days

Friday, November 10, 2017

School Closed—Veterans’ Day

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

12:30 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24, 2017

School Closed—Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 13-Friday, December 15, 2017

Upper School Final Exams

Friday, December 15, 2017

12:30 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Monday, December 18-Tuesday, January 2, 2018

School Closed—Winter Break

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

School Closed – Professional Development

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Classes Resume

Monday, January 15, 2018

School Closed—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, February 15, 2018

School Closed - Professional Development

Monday, February 19, 2018

School Closed—Presidents’ Day

Saturday, March 3, 2018

WPA Gala

Friday, March 23, 2018-Thursday, March 29, 2018

11th and 12th Grade International Trip

Friday, March 23, 2018- Monday, March 26, 2018

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip

Monday, March 26, 2018-Friday, April 6, 2018

School Closed—Spring Break

Thursday, May 10-Friday, May 11, 2018

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Non-pupil days

Monday, May 28, 2018

School Closed—Memorial Day

Monday, June 11-Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Upper School Final Exams

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8th and 12th Grade Graduations

ChoiceLunch/Catered Lunch Program

We are excited to welcome CHOICELUNCH to campus each day
as our new catered lunch service.

CHOICELUNCH offers:

  • A large variety of healthy options and portions to choose from, including vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan
  • Menus featuring whole, fresh ingredients
  • Updated menus every season (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Lunches arrive fresh daily, prepackaged according to online orders placed. This change will allow for more efficient distribution of meals during lunch time, better portion control, less waste, and more physical activity/playtime for students.

An important change to this year's program is that ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREORDERED AND PREPAID ONLINE.

Students will no longer be able to request and pay for meals on the day of service as in the past.

Orders must be placed by 9:00 a.m. on the day prior to the actual meal being served. Orders can be paid daily, weekly, or monthly....it's all up to you!

To participate in the catered lunch program:

  1. Sign Up/Register at https://www.choicelunch.com
  2. Preload your account with payment information
  3. Start ordering!
ORDER CHOICELUNCH

Nut Policy

Nut-Sensitive Reminder
In order to maintain a safe environment for a growing number of students with severe peanut/tree-nut allergies, we ask that no nuts be brought to school. Foods sent in for snack, lunch or any class event should be carefully checked to make sure they are peanut/tree-nut free. Classroom celebrations must also abide by our nut-sensitive policy. With your cooperation, we can drastically diminish the possibility of a child getting sick due to coming in contact with nuts. For questions or more information, please contact our school nurse, Vanita Star, vstar@westmarkschool.org.
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