School Climate / Prevention

Parenting Partners:

 

Workshop Topics:

Valuable Parenting Qualities
The 40 Developmental Assets
Creating Confident Kids
Communication that Works
Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries
The Discipline Difference
What Kids need to Succeed
Parents Involved for Academic Success
   
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Latino Literacy

The Latino Family Literacy Project offers staff development training workshops for parent involvement to teachers who work with Latino parents and their children in building a regular family reading routine and developing strong English-language skills.
 
 
What Parents Are Saying

"This program has helped me understand that there should always be a special time to dedicate to my children."
- Parent, San Jose, CA

"One parent told me that she didn't want it to end. This was the only time she had for herself. She made new friends. Now the kids ask for books, not toys when going to the store. Even her husband is reading to the kids now. The participants at first did not want to try to speak English because they were embarrassed. Now, by the end of the program, all 12 Moms take turns reading the stories in English."
Maria A. Magill, Program Director, Children's and Family Services, Riverside County, CA

One parent said she was delighted that she was able to help her child learn more Spanish as she read to him, and that she learned more English as she went back and read the English text. Several parents wrote in their evaluations that they enjoyed working on the albums. The books for the program were well chosen so they made the parents want to purchase or borrow those titles and new ones as well!
- Mickie Dempsey, Bilingual Instructional Assistant, Orange County, CA

Student Records

The services provided by this department are legally required services that enable students to fair and equal instructional programs throughout the district. The pupil personnel services department complements instructional programs through the delivery of specialized services in the areas nursing, guidance, and special education.

Additionally, pupil services encompasses child welfare and attendance, the custody of pupil records, and assuring due process in matters of student discipline and assessments, and case management for discipline cases who are returning to WSD.

I need my records, what do I do?

  • Current Students: Contact your School Site
  • Former Students: Contact Jody Tierney, (714) 894-7311, Ext. 1104
  • FAX: (714) 898-5076

Student Attendance

Attendance really does matter!

Many of our youngest students miss 10 percent of the school year—about 18 days a year or just two days every month. Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten, and even Pre-K, can predict lower test scores, poor attendance and retention in later grades, especially if the problem persists for more than a year. Do you know how many young children are chronically absent in your school or community?

Click on this link below:
https://www.attendanceworks.org

Truancy Information

PBIS- (Positive Behavior Intervention Support)

PBIS is a multi-tiered framework of positive behavioral interventions and supports designed to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.

 

Student Discipline

SUSPENSION:

The Westminster School District is committed to providing an educational environment where pupils and staff members are safe and secure.  School staff members act promptly to protect pupils in potentially harmful circumstances. Pupils who misbehave or commit unlawful acts as enumerated in the state Education Code and school district policy are subject to suspension from school, transfer to another school, and/or expulsion from the district. Please discuss with your child the consequences that can result from inappropriate behavior.
 

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS):

 
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. The CHKS is conducted every odd year in November for grades 5 and 7.
 
CHKS was conducted during the 2017-18 school year.  Please press the link below to view the results. 
 
 
For more information about the survey: https://calschls.org