Westview Elementary


Please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, August 7 from 4:00-6:00


Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. The Westview staff has been working over the summer to make this upcoming school year our best ever. The teachers have been busy attending special training sessions this summer. They are looking forward to educating your children. I am looking forward to working with the students, parents, and staff members in this fine school.

The school office will be open for registration beginning July 30th and July 31st from 8:00A.M.-4:00 PM and August 1st from 8:00-6:00 P.M. Richmond Community Schools is excited to announce online registration. You may go to the RCS web site to register your child. You may also come to Westview and use our computers to register online.

Book fees are critical to provide the supplies and materials your child will need during the new school year. Please make book fee checks payable to Westview Elementary School.  You may mail book fees, bring them to school during registration or send them with your child on the first day of school. Book fees may also be paid on line at the RCS web site. Financial assistance for the payment of fees is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Applications are available in the school office or you can also apply online for free or reduced lunch.

The first day of school for all students will be Wednesday, August 8th. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday school hours are 7:50–2:40. Students will be dismissed at 1:40 on Tuesday’s. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45.

The only entrance that will be accessible throughout the school day will be the front door on SW A Street. This door will be locked for security purposes. Please press the door bell and we will let you in. All other doors will remain locked for security reasons. All visitors are to report to the office and will be asked to sign in, sign out and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.

The following forms must be on file at school for your child:

  • legal birth certificate
  • immunization records from your doctor
  • home language survey
  • enrollment form.

Together we can make this a rewarding school year for all children. We hope that each of you will consider how you can remain active in your child’s education. We welcome parent involvement and hope you will consider the multiple ways you can assist us. Parent involvement is a priority.

 Westview is a Title 1 school. We receive federal funding that supports the educational needs of your child. If you are interested in learning more about Title 1 feel free to come to school on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:30 in the library.

Please make sure to complete a police background check if you are interested in doing volunteer work for Westview. This must be completed every year.         


A few general reminders about procedural items.

Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities at 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Attendance is a priority at Westview. Please schedule all appointments after school hours.  

Please remember to drive safely especially during drop off and pick up times. We have many wonderful kids and we need your support to help keep our school safe. If you are in a hurry and do not have time to wait, I suggest that you do not pull into the circle drive. There are alternative drop-off locations available; these options include dropping off your child at the corner or on one of the side streets. If you need to come into the building to talk with one of us, please park your car in a parking spot.  

         When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. Breakfast is not served when we are on a two-hour delay. You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television.

Please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, August 7 from 4:00-6:00

At this time you may meet your child’s teacher and visit the classrooms. Feel free to bring in school supplies at this time.

 I look forward to working with each of you. When we work together, we can make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of children.



Tammy Rhoades, Principal