A CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
Welcome back to the 2013-2014 school year at Westwood Elementary School. We anticipate another great year for our hard working students and staff who are very dedicated to the success of all children. My name is David Ramirez (it is pronounced dah-veed). I am beginning my 19th year with MDUSD as a teacher and administrator. I taught 2nd and 4th grade and then became a Vice Principal at the elementary level. I also spent the 7 years as a Vice Principal at the middle school level. Three of those years were spent right next door at El Dorado Middle. I am excited to begin another year as your principal. I look forward to meeting new families as well as welcoming back those who are already a part of the wonderful Westwood community.
Our vision is to create and maintain a safe environment that ensures every member of the school community reaches their highest, individual level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. The staff adheres to a standard-based curriculum that meets the needs of our diverse community and is committed to helping each child reach their highest individual potential. We are excited to continue the work we do with your children.
At Westwood, we recognize the importance of educating as a team. We value the caring, ongoing collaborative relationship that exists between Westwood and the community. Our students benefit tremendously by the involvement of all. We welcome you and invite you to please join in our many activities. Westwood encourages parents to help in the classrooms and play an active role in the school community which includes being a part of our fabulous Parent Faculty Club. Together we can and will make a difference for all our students.
PLEASE REPORT YOUR STUDENT'S ABSENCE DAILY!
All absences must be reported to the school within 72 hours.
You can report this absence in any of the following ways: