Lower School General Information

General Information

Uniform

GENERAL INFORMATION

For the 2016-2017 academic year, Westmark School will require families
to purchase school uniforms from Lands End or Target.

THE WESTMARK LOGO IS NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM POLO.
However, if you wish to add the logo, Land's 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 for uniform infractions are outlined in the student handbook.

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 3 inches above the top of the knee. Solid navy or black leggings may be worn underneath; however, the shorts, skorts, or skirts must still be 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, HEATHER GRAY, or SOLID WHITE and must have a polo shirt underneath. No logos are permitted. 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.

School Supplies List

** SUPPLIES ARE LISTED BY GRADE **

Grade

Supplies requested

2

  • headphones (any kind that are comfortable)
  • 1 binder (1 ½ in.) with clear front cover
  • 1 pencil pouch (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 two-pocket folder (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 package of dividers (5 dividers total)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 ruler

*The following will be shared within the classroom as “community” supplies.

  • 1 pack of markers
  • 1 pack of crayons
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 glue stick

3









  • headphones (any kind that are comfortable)
  • 1 binder (1 ½ in.) with clear front cover
  • 1 pencil pouch (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 two-pocket folder (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 package of dividers (5 dividers total)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 ruler

*The following will be shared within the classroom as “community” supplies.

  • 1 pack of markers
  • 1 pack of crayons
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 glue stick

4








  • headphones (any kind that are comfortable)
  • 1 binder (1 ½ in.) with clear front cover
  • 1 pack of 8 ½ x 11 wide-ruled lined paper
  • 1 pencil pouch (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 two-pocket folder (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 package of dividers (5 dividers total)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pack of pencils (not mechanical)
  • 1 pack of markers
  • 1 pack of crayons
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 2 erasers (not pencil top)
  • 1 pencil box
  • 2 journals/ composition books
  • 1 package Clorox wipes

5










  • headphones (any kind that are comfortable)
  • 1 binder (1 ½ in.) with clear front cover
  • 1 pack of 8 ½ x 11 wide-ruled lined paper
  • 1 pencil pouch (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 two-pocket folder (with 3-ring holes)
  • 1 package of dividers (5 dividers total)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 pack of pencils (not mechanical)
  • 1 pack of markers
  • 1 pack of crayons
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 2 erasers (not pencil top)
  • 1 pencil box
  • 2 journals/ composition books
  • 1 package Clorox Wipes

Transportation (Bus/Carpool/Dropoff & Pickup/Parking

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 5:00 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:

In order to reduce the school's traffic footprint in the neighborhood, we now 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 ; 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, will be prohibited from parking on Killion Street. This change will help to decrease congestion around the the entrance and exits of the campus, while increasing safety.

Drop off and Pick up

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.

FOR THOSE FAMILIES WHO ARE UNABLE TO USE BUS TRANSPORTATION OR CARPOOL,
STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 7:30 A.M. OR AFTER 8:00 AM.
IN THE AFTERNOON, PICKUP IS AT 3:20 PM.

No Pupil Dates

Important Dates for 2016-2017 School Year

To facilitate your planning purposes, please note the following holiday non-pupil dates -- dates on which students do not report to school -- for the 2016-2017 school year. Additional dates will be posted soon. Please check the school calendar regularly for updates.

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NON PUPIL DATES

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.

Director of Lower School
Jennifer Spellman
818-986-5045 ext. 306



Email
Ms. Spellman

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