Back to School Plans

After much research and planning, we are excited to announce that Westlake students will be returning to school in August. Our current plan involves all students attending school in-person all five days of the week, with the option for parents to choose remote instruction. Teachers are already working on ways to make the transition smooth.

Our goal is to maintain a healthy and safe environment, mitigating risk but balancing that with meeting the social and emotional needs of our students. This is no easy task, and we are seeking wisdom from the Lord as we prepare. I am so thankful to work at a place where we can regularly turn to our Father in Heaven for wisdom and guidance in our decision making process.

Please take a few minutes to watch my video about the new guidelines. 

Guidelines for Fall 2020

As you read through the overview of our plan, please keep in mind that this is not necessarily how the entire school year will go. We will make adjustments as health guidelines change and as we assess the needs of our students. While some of the things required by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health may seem inconvenient or uncomfortable, I am confident that it will be worth it.

Read Guidelines

Parent Q&A

I would like to invite you to join me at a Q&A Session on Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm (rain date: 7/23). This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and share any concerns. My desire is to walk alongside you and provide the support your family needs. 

We will meet outside on the blacktop between the playgrounds. Please bring your own lawn chairs and plan to space yourselves 6 feet apart from other family groups. Children may attend with their parents, if necessary.

Please let us know your questions and concerns by submitting them here. We will try to address them at the Q&A, and we will reach out individually if necessary.

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Eternal Impact

By choosing a Christian education for your child here at Westlake, you have already made the decision to impact your child and the world both now and for eternity. Allowing your child to return to school in the fall provides the greatest opportunity for their academic, social, and emotional growth, which will further that impact even more. There are challenges ahead, but I am praying that we will all grow together.

Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
    but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (ESV)

Proverbs 19:21

In His Service, 

Laura DeReus

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

  • Discover Westlake Open House  |  July 14  |  7 PM
  • Return-To-School Q&A  |  July 16  |  6:30 PM
  • First Day for Secondary Students  |  August 20  |  8:15 - 11:30 AM
  • First Day for Elementary Students  |  August 24  |  8:20 - 11:30 AM

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