FAQs

Westside Montessori School is committed to answering all of your questions. We encourage you to if you do not see an answer to your inquiry listed below.

 


 

Uniform Information

Westside Montessori School Uniforms must be worn beginning the first day of school.  We encourage parents to order uniforms as soon as possible to assure receipt of items before school begins.

Pre-owned uniforms, donated by former students, are on sale at WMS year-round at reduced prices.  Uniforms may be purchased Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00.  Parents may pay by cash or check at the front desk.

Uniforms are standard attire throughout the year for all Primary and Elementary students.  Free dress is permitted during the summer months.

Every Friday is Westside Spirit Day.  New students will receive a Westside Spirit t-shirt before the first Friday, so remember to have your child wear their Westside t-shirt every Friday!

For safety reasons, Westside requires all students to wear closed-toe shoes.  Please, no plastic shoes, crocs, or cowboy boots.  Leather or tennis shoes in brown, black, navy or white are appropriate.  Shoes must be predominantly one solid color with a minimum of added decoration.

Primary students are required to purchase and use a WMS tote bag, which can only be purchased from Parker Uniforms.  Backpacks and other large bags are not allowed in the Primary classrooms due to space limitations.

Elementary students may use the tote bag or a small backpack.

Elementary students are required to bring attire for gym class every Tuesday and Thursday.  Gym attire includes the WMS polo shirt (or spirit t-shirt) and gym shorts in WMS green or navy blue.  Gym shorts may be purchased from any local department store.

WMS uniform providers are Parker Uniforms or Land’s End.  Polo shirts are required to be monogrammed.  Each provider has a unique school code for monogramming.  This information will be provided to new families upon enrollment.  Note: Westside receives 3% of the sales price of uniforms purchased from Land’s End.


 

Carpool Policy

Elementary students’ arrival time is 8:00–8:15 a.m.

Primary and Toddler students’ arrival time is 8:30–8:45 a.m.

During carpool line, it is best for parents to remain in their car until a Westside Montessori staff member is able to escort your child(ren) into the school.

Parents who drop their child off after carpool is over must park in the parking lot and walk with their child into the school.  There is no parking allowed in the carpool lane.  Children arriving late must be signed in by their parent at the front desk and a staff member will escort the child to their class.  Older and more mature children may walk to class on their own.

Only students who are registered for the Full Day Program (7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.) are allowed into the school early (7:00–8:30 a.m.)  Before school care (Home Environment) can only accept students who are registered for early arrival.  The teachers are not available to receive children in their classrooms until the designated arrival times mentioned above.  The Westside Montessori staff would appreciate parents’ cooperation in this matter.  If the need arises and you need to extend your child’s day at school, parents must first contact the school office.  Arrangements will be made based on the availability of space in Home Environment.

Each carpool student will be issued a carpool sign with their name upon enrollment. Please display the sign in your front car window all year when picking up your child during carpool.  Children will be dismissed beginning under the second carport in front of Building A. If you are first to arrive for carpool dismissal, please pull all the way up to the far edge of the second carport.

Morning Arrival Times
8:00–8:15          Elementary Academic Day
8:30–8:45          Toddler & Primary

Afternoon Dismissal Times
11:45–12:00     Toddler & Primary Half Day
2:30–2:45         Toddler & Primary Extended Day
3:00–3:15         Elementary Scholastic Day

Parents will be charged a fee of $5.00 for every 15 minutes past the designated pickup time (late fee) and $5.00 for every 15 minutes before the designated arrival time (early drop off).

 


 

Meals and Snacks

Catered hot lunches and snacks are available five days per week during the school year at an additional cost paid directly to Chef’s Catering. Lunches may be ordered through the school and paid by check. For more information, please contact .

View the August 2018 Lunch Menu