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Daily Schedule


Early Birds:  7:45 am to 11:05 am

Late Birds: 9:30 am to 12:50 pm

Grades 1 to 5

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

7:45 am to 2:20 pm


7:45 am to 1:00 pm



Red Ribbon Week

"Be Drug Free and Healthy"

From October 24th-October 31st, Westwood will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week! Last week, each child was sent home with an informational letter and schedule for the week's activities. Here is a recap of our Spirit Days:


Monday, 10/24 - "Team Up Against Drugs" (wear your favorite sports team jersey/shirt)

Tuesday, 10/25 - "From Head to Toe, Be Drug Free" (wear crazy hair and crazy socks)

Wednesday, 10/26 - "Voting for My Future to Be Drug Free" (wear red, white, and blue)

Thursday, 10/27 - "Give Drugs the Boot" (wear boots or western clothing)

Friday, 10/28 - "Put Drugs to Sleep" (wear pajamas to school)

Monday, 10/31 - "Scare Away Drugs" (wear your costume)

Intradistrict Transfer Information

Intradistrict Transfer Information 2017-2018

  • Intradistrict Transfer Lottery 2017-2018 (for Kindergarten)
    • For a valid Kindergarten Intradistrict Application the student must be enrolled in their school of residence.
    • Intradistrict Transfer Period: February 7, 2017 – March 1, 2017
  • Intradistrict Transfer Lottery 2017-2018 (for Grades 1- 12)
    • Intradistict Transfer Period: October 17, 20176– January 17, 2017 

Public Lottery for grades K-5                                 

Date: April 13, 2017                                                  

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                       

Location: DENT Center – Board Room    


Public Lottery for grades 6-12

Date: February 13, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: DENT Center – Board Room


Use this link to the Student Services webpage for more information and all forms:


Principal's Message

Our first few weeks are already behind us! Everyone on campus has been focused on building strong classroom communities in which rules and expectations are clearly communicated, and procedures and routines are rehearsed to establish safe, supportive, and joyful learning environments. When students enjoy being at school, they are more fully engaged in the instruction and more willing to take risks in their learning. As part of this process, our teachers are facilitating Morning Meetings each morning after announcements. During Morning Meeting everyone in the classroom gathers in a circle for approximately 20 minutes for a greeting and other community-building activities.

Many of our teachers spent time over the summer expanding their own knowledge of best teaching practices in order to provide high-quality educational opportunities to your children. We are excited to see students actively participating in lessons that are designed to inspire Critical- thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication – the 4 C’s of Common Core instruction which we believe will set our students up for success in the 21st century. In addition, our 3rd-5th grade students will soon be taking advantage of new Chromebooks in the classroom, which will be used to expand their access to academic content, and their ability to share their learning through the use of various technological resources. 

Soon, you may start hearing your children talking about the “power of ‘yet’”, as we explore the concept of developing a Growth Mindset in our learners. For a quick tutorial about what we mean, I encourage you to click here.

Our Westwood community is amazing, and I am excited to work with you this school year to continue to improve the educational experience for our Wildcats!



Mrs. Klinkner, Principal

Community Services & Events


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Mrs. Nancy Klinkner


Office Manager

Mrs. Jill Kimack


Office Secretary

Mrs. Kim Sutton


Report Absences


All absences must be reported to the school within 72 hours.

You can report this absence in any of the following ways:

  • Send an email to suttonk@mdusd.org
  • Call (925) 682-8000, extension 7060
  • Send a note to your teacher and/or the office

Attendance is critical to student success. One day out is equivalent to approximately 2 days of lost instruction. Keep your children at home if they are truly ill, otherwise, please make your best effort to get your children to school on time, every day! Start good habits early!