Westchester Elementary School is dedicated to providing excellence
in education through innovation; To instill a life long love of learning in
students and teachers; and to celebrating diversity within a
caring environment. Westchester will nurture competent and
thoughtful citizens who are positively engaged in the making of the future.
In compliance with Florida Law, all bike riders must wear safety helmets. Once on campus, it is important for students to walk their bicycles to the bike compound. In order to safeguard the bicycle, a bike lock should be used.
Bus transportation is provided by the School Board for students who live two or more miles from the school. Only those eligible may use this mode of transportation. In order to help ensure safety for all passengers, each bus rider is expected to cooperate with the bus driver and follow the bus safety rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a suspension of bus privileges.
The parent drop off / pick up area is on the South and East Side of the school. It is important for cars to maintain a single file and not pass another car unless directed to do so. Students should be dropped off so that they exit onto the sidewalk. Do not encourage students to walk between cars. Any child who exits a car parked in the parking lot must be escorted by the parent across the traffic lane at the marked crosswalks.
At the end of the day, parents must wait in cars when picking up children. Please place the Car-Rider sign on your visor so the student can be easily identified. Cars should not be left unattended. If there is a need to enter the building, a suitable parking space should be found so that the flow of traffic is not interrupted.
Students who become ill at school may request a pass to the clinic (located in the office). If a student is unable to return to class, parents will be notified. Students may not remain at school when ill. It is imperative that the school has at least two current emergency telephone numbers for all students.
DRESS AND PERSONAL GROOMING
Students are expected to dress in attire appropriate for school. Please refer to the Student Conduct and Discipline Codebook for details. Westchester has instituted a uniform color code. Shorts, slacks, skirts or skorts should be navy or khaki and may be worn with white, navy polo shirts, or t-shirts with Westchester logo.