Westport K-8 School

Springfield Public Schools

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    Parents and Guardians: Unsure how to navigate Canvas? Have questions about your student's technology? Check out this SPS technology support page for important information. 

Announcements

  • Middle School Volleyball Clinic

    The Central volleyball team is hosting a volleyball clinic on Tuesday, April 20th. The cost is $5 and includes pizza afterward. Contact Central's new head volleyball coach, Bri Walsh, at briwalsh03@gmail.com with any questions. Congratulations Coach Walsh!

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  • Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp

    Check out the flyer below for the Boys and Girls Club's upcoming Summer Day Camp. Visit bgclubspringfield.org for more information. 

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  • Explore

     
    This summer, Explore will offer students exciting opportunities to pursue their unique interests and passions. Each day will be packed with engaging, relevant and personal learning opportunities, including free Artworks classes.
     
    There will be two sessions of Explore. Session I is scheduled for June 7-30. Session II will be held July 7-July 30.
     
    Students in grades 3 through 8 have the opportunity to enroll in free Artworks classes at two locations—Cowden Elementary School or Sequiota Elementary School.
     
    Elementary students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (except Pershing, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Registration for elementary students begins March 4. 
     
    Middle school students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration for middle school students begins March 3.
     
    High school students may register for Explore classes beginning March 1.
     
    Register for Explore classes at www.sps.org/Explore.
     
     
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  • Transportation Expansion

    Dear Westport Families,

    Please see below information on the expansion of transportation services that was approved by the Springfield School Board on Tuesday, February 9th. This is an exciting opportunity that will impact thousands of students within our school district. Along with this expansion will come a time change for the instructional day at Westport K-8 and you will be receiving more information and updates concerning that throughout the Spring and early Summer.

    Thank you for choosing Westport and working with us to educate your children.

    Justin and Jill

    The Challenge

    • Currently, SPS has the most restrictive transportation eligibility criteria for high school of all regional and large districts in Missouri.
    • Nearly 72 percent of SPS high school students are not currently eligible to access district transportation services.
    • A 8% attendance deficit exists for students who are currently ineligible to ride.
    • Today, more than 3,000 high school students who live up to 3.5 miles from school must find their own transportation solution or walk.
    • In addition, students who do not secure their own transportation are unable to participate in SPS magnet schools and other related choice programming.
    • The current transportation barriers pose challenges for safety, attendance and academics.
    • The negative impact of transportation barriers correlates with a decline in academic performance and increased risk for dropping out.

     

    The Solution

    • In the Fall of 2019, a transportation consultant was tasked with identifying sustainable solutions and delivered an initial report to the Board of Education in January, 2020.
    • The Transportation Expansion Workgroup, comprised of more than 30 SPS teachers, parents, principals, and other community representatives, met six times from October, 2020 to January 2021 to review multiple options outlined in the transportation consultant’s report.
    • The workgroup considered survey feedback from more than 6,000 respondents, including parents, students and other community members.
    • This extensive work culminated in a recommendation to administration on January 12, 2021 to add a third tier of bus service, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.
    • The Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the proposed transportation expansion during its regularly-scheduled meeting on February 9, 2021.
    • SPS will continue communicating throughout the spring with staff, parents and the community, as additional details are confirmed.
    • For more information, visit sps.org.
    • You can also find more information about the process here: https://www.sps.org/Page/5281

     

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