Westhill Weekly News

Westhill Weekly News
September 18, 2023 Vol.5


If you are interested in volunteering at any point this year, please complete the application HERE. We are required to have background checks cleared annually and they can take a few weeks to process.


2nd grade @ 5:00 pm

Kindergarten @ 6:00pm

1st grade @ 6:00pm



5th grade @ 5:00 pm

4th grade @ 5:30pm

3rd grade @ 6:15pm


FRIDAY 9/29 @ 5:30 - 7:00pm - Westhill Field

Westhill Annual Color Run and Back to School Social!

Music, community, walking/running, FREE dinner for entire family 
+ $1 concessions (proceeds for 5th grade camp). 


We understand that some students have cell phones or watches that allow parents to connect with them while walking to/from school. 

ELECTRONICS MUST STAY IN BACKPACKS during school hours. If your child wants to reach you - or you want to reach them, our phones on campus are available. We do not allow students to use personal electronics on campus as we are unable to monitor content.


Thank you for reporting your child's dismissal plans early so we may make adjustments. Here are a few reminders:

1. Pull ALL the way forward when dropping off or picking up students in the car line. This reduces the backup on 88th. Our staff and ambassadors will help students navigate their way to class - EVEN IN THE RAIN. We have to keep this line MOVING.

2. Sorenson Early Childhood Center is starting next week. Since we share our parking lots, there will be heavy traffic at the following times:
  • 1st session: 8:15 - 10:45
  • 2nd session: 12:00 2:30
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have the opportunity to represent WESTHILL on our Cross Country Team! Practice begins next Thursday- see the attachment for more information.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer. I am excited to be working as your school nurse again. My goal is to have a safe and healthy environment for learning and look forward to working with you and your child in the coming year.
Sometimes it is hard to decide if your child needs to stay home or can go to school. Please refer to information below to help guide you. 

Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?
Because students can be sick due to do reasons other than Covid, please see below for guidelines that the school nurse uses to evaluate students who may need to go home. If your child has any of these symptoms below, please keep them home until the symptoms subside.

APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR: unusually tired, difficult to wake, pale in color, irritable, lack of appetite; these are often signs of underlying illness.

FEVER: temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Child may be sent home without a fever if other symptoms are present. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before they can return to school.

SORE THROAT: especially with fever and/or swollen glands.

EYES: discharge, swelling, redness, itchiness, pain, and/or crusting maybe conjunctivitis. Medical evaluation may be necessary.

NASAL DRAINAGE/COUGH: yellow or green nasal drainage, and/or cough, may prevent your child or other students from being able to concentrate. They may expose others to illness, especially if they cannot control their secretions.

VOMITING/DIARRHEAYour child must not have any episodes of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before they can return to school.

RASH: any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a health care provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before returning to school. The school may require a note from the health care provider stating that the rash is not contagious.
It is not unusual for student to feel great in the morning and then worse as the day goes by. The school is not equipped for prolonged care of your sick student. We require that you or an emergency contact will pick up your sick child within the hour that you are called. Please notify your school of any changes to your emergency contacts, it is important to have a list of available contacts if we are not able to reach you.
Medication at School 
Northshore School District’s Medication Policy, which reflects state law, requires a Medication Authorization Form be filled out by your student’s provider. If your child will need to take medication at school (prescription and/or over the counter) you may obtain the Medication Authorization Form from me in the Health Room or on the District website at https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/health-services/forms-for-health
Once completed, a parent or guardian may drop off the labeled medication to me. Please do not send any medications to school with your student.
Vision and Hearing Screens
 Each year in Northshore schools, students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 receive hearing and vision screenings. We are currently scheduled for vision and hearing screenings on October 13th at Westhill Elementary. If your student wears glasses, please make sure they are wearing them or will bring them to the screening.  If you would like to exempt your child from either of these health screenings, please contact me.
If you would like to volunteer to help, please let me know – I always need volunteers:)
I am looking forward to a great year ahead!  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's health. 
Tracy Litzenberger, RN, BSN
(425) 408-5506 

Please open the attachments below to learn about our 
CROSS COUNTRY  program  
ROOTS of EMPATHY information

Request for Excused Absence Form









Are you planning an extended absence (more than 5 days)? If so, please complete the attached form below or request one from the office 425.408.5500.






for Breakfast & Lunch menus 

















Hey Mustangs!

Back to school means BACK TO COLD & FLU season. Please encourage your family to wash hands regularly, cover their coughs, and please stay home if you are feeling ill. COVID 19 continues to show up, so let's work together to keep it to a minimum!


You can reach our awesome school nurse, Tracy Litzenberger, at 425.408.5506 with any questions.