Review important dates for the 2022–2023 school year, including dates for students' return to school in August, school breaks, holidays, and Non-Pupil Days designated for Westmark faculty and staff professional learning. Please note that this list is subject to change; additional days may be added. For the most of up-to-date information, visit our online Calendar.
UNIFORM GUIDELINES AND DRESS CODE
The Westmark School uniform policy and dress code are designed to support an environment in which learning is the highest priority and clothing does not serve as a distraction.
Westmark School requires families to purchase school uniforms. Uniform items can be purchased from the Lands' End online store for Westmark School, Target, The Children’s Place, or other retailers that carry the items specified below. Gently used uniform items are also sold at sales events organized by the Westmark Parent Association throughout the year, as supplies allow.
Click here for information about PE uniforms.
Proper nutrition is critical to student health and well-being, as well as academic performance. At Westmark, students have a daily nutrition period and lunch period.
For the nutrition period, students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack, preferably a combination of protein and fruit.
Lunches may be brought from home or pre-selected and purchased through Freshlunches. Current parents and guardians, information about the Freshlunches program for 2022–2023 is available in the myWM Parent Portal.
Lunch deliveries of any kind to the campus are not permitted.
In partnership with Tumbleweed Transportation, Westmark School is pleased to offer bus transportation along four routes. Details about the Pasadena / Valley, Sunset Express, Rancho Park / Beverly Glen, and Windsor Hills / L.A. routes for the 2022–2023 school year are included in the Family Information Packet in the myWM Parent Portal.
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 8:00 am each day (8:30 on late start Thursdays); carpool pickup begins at 3:00 pm for Lower School students and at 3:10 pm for Middle and Upper School students.
SINGLE RIDER CARS: For those families who cannot carpool or use the bus transportation provided, single rider students must be dropped off before 7:30 am and be picked up at 3:20 pm.
CHANGES IN NORMAL PICK-UP ROUTINE: It is imperative that the school is notified as early in the day as possible if your student is going home with another student, Uber or other ride-sharing service, or anyone other than the scheduled routine pickup. WE CANNOT RELEASE YOUR STUDENT to anyone other than those listed on your Authorization for Release on file at school without proper written / email notification. WE HAVE SET UP THE SPECIAL EMAIL BELOW FOR THIS PURPOSE so that all necessary parties are aware of any change in plans.
DROP-OFF & 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 AM OR AFTER 8:00 AM. IN THE AFTERNOON, PICKUP IS AT 3:20 PM.
SINGLE STUDENT DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
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.
FAMILY IDENTIFICATION PLACARD
Family Identification Placards provided to each family by the school must be placed on the right side of the dashboard prior to entering campus each day and should remain visible while on campus to assist our traffic moderators during carpool pickup. If you need a replacement placard, please contact Viviana at the front desk.