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Welcome to School Year 2020-2021

Welcome to School Year 2020-2021! On this page you will find useful information about how you will receive your PYP classroom teacher assignment, Secondary schedules, Schedule Change Requests and more. You can also view videos of your Secondary teachers by grade level and course syllabi for DP courses. While we can't be in-person this year to welcome you to school, we hope this page will aid you as you prepare for the first day of school, Monday, August 24th!
 
If you are having any technology issues, please complete the Student Support Form and we will assist you.
 
We held sessions prior to school about technology use at Westlake Academy for all our new families and they are linked below for your reference:
 
For more information and helpful tools while navigating distance learning platforms, visit our Westlake Academy Student/Parent Tech Tutorials.
 
Families in our PYP Programme will receive two school communications prior to the first day of school: Monday, August 24th:
  • Classroom teachers will send an email to parents which will include a link to the teacher welcome video in SeeSaw, the classroom schedule and information on how to log-in to our many digital learning tools.
 
  • Our Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Alison Schneider will send an email via ManageBac which will include the weekly learning plan and the class schedule.
Meet your G6 teachers via "Flipgrid-" an education-based platform where teachers and students can share short videos. We are using Flipgrid this year to introduce your teachers to you. Be sure to take a moment to watch each video and "meet" your teachers. After meeting your teachers, be sure to read the G6 Welcome Letter where you will find a complete listing of your teachers, their contact information and guidelines for success in G6.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete the Student Support Form and we will get you the help you need!
Meet your G7 teachers via "Flipgrid-" an education-based platform where teachers and students can share short videos. We are using Flipgrid this year to introduce your teachers to you. Be sure to take a moment to watch each video and "meet" your teachers. After meeting your teachers, be sure to read the G7 Welcome Letter where you will find a complete listing of your teachers, their contact information and guidelines for success in G6.
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
Meet your G8 teachers via "Flipgrid-" an education-based platform where teachers and students can share short videos. We are using Flipgrid this year to introduce your teachers to you. Be sure to take a moment to watch each video and "meet" your teachers. After meeting your teachers, be sure to read the G8 Welcome Letter where you will find a complete listing of your teachers, their contact information and guidelines for success in G6.
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
Meet your G9 teachers via "Flipgrid-" an education-based platform where teachers and students can share short videos. We are using Flipgrid this year to introduce your teachers to you. Be sure to take a moment to watch each video and "meet" your teachers. After meeting your teachers, be sure to read the G9 Welcome Letter where you will find a complete listing of your teachers, their contact information and guidelines for success in G6.
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
Meet your G10 teachers via "Flipgrid-" an education-based platform where teachers and students can share short videos. We are using Flipgrid this year to introduce your teachers to you. Be sure to take a moment to watch each video and "meet" your teachers. After meeting your teachers, be sure to read the G10 Welcome Letter where you will find a complete listing of your teachers, their contact information and guidelines for success in G6.
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
 
Course Syllabus and Teacher Introductions
 
 
Class Launchpad: On the grade level launchpad, you will find the welcome letter, teacher contact information, and all the information/google meet links for your classes. You will receive the launchpad via your student email in a message coming from ManageBac.
 
Class Schedules: To find your schedule, sign in to the  ASCENDER (the new TxConnect) Student Portal, navigate to "Attendance" on the left navigation bar and you will see your schedule. If you have never accessed the ASCENDER Student Portal, you will receive an email in your student email account from Ms. Maru with the instructions.
 
If you have a problem with your device or need help finding your schedule, we are here to help! Just complete this form and we will get you the help you need! If you need to request a schedule change, please complete this form.
 
Course Syllabus and Teacher Introductions