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The W is published weekly throughout the school year and several times over the summer.
Copies are available in English and Spanish. Click on the links below to see our current and past issues.
West’s Weekly Wednesday Newsletter (The W)

for families

In light of incredibly tragic events that have taken place recently, our school leadership has issued communications about how we ensure our staff is best prepared to keep our school community safe at all times. Please find the letter attached. Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Shandha Louis or
Principal Jackson.

Emergency Preparedness

  • First Day of School for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade: August 26, 2019
    (First Day for Pre-K students: August 29, 2019)

  • Thanksgiving Break November 27th-29th -No School 

  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019, through January 1, 2020

  • February Break:  February 17th-21st,  2020

  • Spring Break: April 13th through April 17,  2020

2019-2020 Calendars

View the 2019-2020 Calendar of Family and Community Events at West >>

last updated: Nov 14 

Download the 2019-2020
DCPS Calendar >>


The W


Welcome to the home of the Tigers! Our staff is committed to making each school year exciting and successful. We are dedicated to providing a safe campus; a well-rounded and challenging curriculum; and opportunities for students to expand their participation in leadership, extra-curricular activities and sports. 


Our staff, administrators and parents work as a team to ensure the success of every student at West. Our handbook is designed to acquaint you with our academic programs, enrichment opportunities, school policies and expectations for behavior. Download the handbook >>


Family Handbook


One of the ways in which we try to stay in close communication with our families is through our weekly newsletter, which contains information about school activities, meetings, dates to remember and helpful parenting tips. We hope that you will read and discuss the information each week, as a family. The W is available in English and Spanish each week.

Current Issue:
Sept 12 >> (English)

12 de septiembre >> (Spanish)         

View our yearlong archive >>


The W: West’s Weekly Newsletter
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