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Parent Information Night on Digital Safety - September 25
- Are you lost in the digital wilderness?
- Do your kids know more about digital devices than you do?
- Do you know how to help your kids be safe in this digital world?
- Do you really know what your kids are doing with their digital devices?
On Thursday, September 25, the West Lake Middle School Guidance Department, Media Specialist and School Resource Officer will present an informative program on digital safety. We believe this will be an eye opening experience for you as a parent. A version of this program will be presented to all 7th and 8th graders beginning in October. We are purposely having the parent program prior to the student program so that you are informed and we may work together to help keep our children safe in this digital world. This program will take place in the auditorium from 6:30 - 8:00. Please note - this event is for parents only.
School Bus Information
This is a message from the Wake County Public School System for families at year-round schools who ride the bus.
Your student's school bus may serve both year round and traditional calendar schools.
You may notice your bus arrives a little later once traditional calendar schools open on Monday, August 25th.
We want you to know that arrival times will improve as traditional calendar school families become familiar with new routines. Please know that our ridership grows dramatically with the start of the traditional calendar schools and the steps we put in place this year are geared to improve efficiency and increase on-time delivery of students to school and home.
We provide Live Bus Updates online at www.wcpss.net/transportation. Choose your school to see news for your bus.
Thanks for your support of the Wake County Public School System.
This year, the PTSA's goal is to put a Smartboard in every Pod and we need your support. Please donate $20 to the PTSA and help us reach our goal! For every $20 your student brings into our school, they will get one raffle ticket for a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge!!! For example, if your child raises $100, they will get their name in our raffle 5 times!
- Grand Prize: Gift card for a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge valued at $500
- Second Prize: WLMS Spirit Wear Pack valued at $50
- Third Prize: $20 iTunes Gift Card
For More information, and a Donation Form, click here.
Dress Code/Electronics Policy
West Lake has a set of dress guidelines and we also follow the guidelines of WCPSS Board Policy number 1-5 which states "students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited."
Student Accident Insurance
As a result of the low participation in our voluntary student accident insurance (less that 2% of student participation), enrollment forms will no longer be provided to each school for distribution. Please be advised that you can enroll your child effective July 1, 2014 in this Voluntary Student Accident Insurance coverage by completing the application and mailing your application and check to Bollinger for processing coverage. Your coverage will be effective the date you sign the application.
Effective August 1, 2014 you can enroll your child online at www.BollingerSchools.com. Student Accident Insurance options available for the 2014-15 school year include:
- School Time Only (includes all sports except football)
- 24 hour Only (includes all sports except football)
For More information, please visit the WCPSS StudentAccident Insurance page at http://www.wcpss.net/parents/insurance.html
If you have questions with the coverage or completing the application please contact: Doug Young, President, The Young Group at 919-846-9798.
If you have a claim, the form is available here.
WCPSS Transportation Website
WCPSS will put new practices into place for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families. Please refer to the WCPSS website for more information. Parents can also find out bus stop information by click on "What's Your Bus Stop".
West Lake Middle School Testing
Per G.S. §115C-174.12(a)(4), all annual assessments of student achievement adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to G.S. §1125C-174.11(c)(1) and (3) all final exams for courses shall be administered within the final 10 instructional days of the school year for year-long courses and within the final five instructional days of the semester for semester courses. Click here to see the Wake County Schedule.
Home Base Parent Portal
The Home Base Parent Portal is your way to make sure you can keep up with how your child is doing in school. You can see grades, missed assignments, etc. You can come to the school to sign up. Please make sure to bring your photo ID. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. If a student has parents who do not live at the same address, the pass code will be given to the parent whose address matches that of the student.
If you have not yet submitted the form for getting a HomeBase login, please choose an option below:
- If you can come to the school to present a photo ID, choose this form.
- If you cannot come to the school, you will need to have this form notarized and sent in with your child.
This process has had some issues, so if you are not able to log in, there will be instructions on the Home Base page that will tell you who to contact. These issues cannot be corrected at the school.
For more information about HomeBase, please click here.
In order to better serve our families, the WCPSS Transportation Department has created a centralized Customer Service Center. Visit the WCPSS Transportation website here. Or you can call 919-805-3030.
New Student Registration
New student registrations are by appointment only. Please contact Consuelo Cabrera at 919-662-2920.
WLMS Spirit Wear Store
Get your Spirit Apparel here. Get Shirts, sweatshirts, caps, etc.