To the families of the Ocean View School District: For those of you using the MySchoolBucks program, we have been notified that MySchoolBucks is increasing the convenience fee that families pay for each transaction from $1.95 to $2.49. According to MySchoolBucks, the fee increase will be effective as of December 11, 2017. Additional information will be emailed to all account holders by MySchoolBucks (Heartland School Solutions) on November 27, 2017. If you have any questions about MySchoolBucks program fee increase, please contact MySchoolBucks at 855-832-5226 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers! Please come to the office for information on Volunteering! TB Tests required.
Westmont Visual & Performing Arts Academy receives substantial instrumental music grant! Read more below in 'News.'
Westmont Elementary School
A Visual and Performing Arts School • A California Distinguished School
Westmont serves more than 300 students from Transitional kindergarten through grade 5 on a traditional school calendar year. Our Westmont school staff prides itself on communication and collaboration and is supported by our many familiess. In addition to providing a rigorous assessment-driven, standards-based curriculum in all subject areas, Westmont teaches ethical standards that become pervasive through all grade levels during the school year. The resulting quality of instruction is outstanding. Our teachers focus on District and state standards for all students, use assessment data to improve instructional practices, and implement an array of strategies to meet the learning needs of all students. The vision of what a school can be - given committment, resources, support, and high standards - is what Westmont is all about: a collaborative group with a common goal and a desire to make dreams come true for children.
Please visit our Programs webpage to learn more about our newly launched Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Academy. In fall 2017, we will begin this program and expand our commitment to the visual and performing arts and its integration into academic success. As the recent recipient of a substantial Music Matters grant, we will also launch the Ocean View School District's first elementary band program. Read more about it under Programs, VAPA.
Westmont has a committment to reachiing out to our community members. We have a longstanding relationship with California State University Long Beach, hosting beginning teachers while they complete their student teaching. We welcome potential teachers to our classrooms. We work closely with local law enforcement and Red Cross to train staff and students on emergency prepardness. Our local churches have been instrumental in providing backpacks and school supplies to students. We partner with a local community group that sponsors our Back to School pancake breakfast for all students and their families. This same community group also provides dinner and childcare for our monthly Parenting Workshops.
Throughout the school year, families have an opportunity to attend many school-sponsored events, such as Special Person's day, Literacy Picnic and Rocket Night. Westmont has a visible, strong PTO team that supports extracurricular activities, such as a Jog-A-Thon, holiday craft fair, book fairs and family nights. Westmont works closely with OneOC, a volunteer organization that provides both readers and books to students. In addition, they have held several volunteer days to remodel and replant our student gardens. This past year, OneOC and a large petroleum company chose Westmont to receive a large donation to continue to support special projects on campus. Westmont works hard to ensure that all students feel a part of our community by working together to promote a respectful, responsible and safe environment.
Westmont's new academy detailed at Parent Info Meetings
Our Kindergarten Information Night is Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Spring View Middle School.
The Ocean View School District Governing Board desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. The Ocean View School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, natural origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military and veteran status, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or recruitment and employment. All communication, with the exception of the Edjoin process, should be directed through the Human Resources Offices of Ocean View School District. Any applicant who attempts to directly contact the site Principal, department Director, Board Member(s) or any staff member with the intent of influencing the outcome of the hiring process will be disqualified from candidacy for this position. No Person shall be denied employment solely because of impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonable accommodate any known disability. Applicants who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Teresa Jojola at (714) 847-2551 ext. 1407 for information regarding the arrangements for accommodations. The Ocean View School District is a tobacco-free, drug-free environment. Link for employees: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment. Link for students: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment Policy.
Contact for Equity, Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Felix Avila, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
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