Westonka News

  • Cities of Mound, Orono Reallocate CARES Act Funds to Support Local Schools

    The City of Mound and the City of Orono both recently passed resolutions authorizing the reallocation of local Coronavirus Relief Funds to the Westonka School District. On Sept. 14, the City of Orono allocated $105,584 in CARES Act funds to Westonka Schools, and on Sept. 22 the City of Mound approved $500,000 in additional funds to support the district.

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  • District Receives Donation of Over 1,500 Face Shields

    In addition to Chromebooks and classroom materials, Westonka Public Schools was tasked this summer with quickly acquiring a new type of school supply: personal protective equipment. This included stockpiling face masks, which are required in all Minnesota school buildings this fall, as well as face shields, which are primarily used as eye protection for the wearer. Prior to the start of school, Westonka parent Charlie Schupp and Woodchuck Medical contacted Westonka Schools with a generous offer to donate over 1,500 student face shields.

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  • American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Forms for 2020-21

    Westonka Public Schools is forming a new American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) for the 2020-21 school year. Per Minnesota statute, a school district in which there are 10 or more American Indian students enrolled must establish an American Indian education parent advisory committee. The purpose of the AIPAC is to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the academic and social-emotional needs of the district's American Indian student population.

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  • USDA School Meal Waiver Extended

    Students of Westonka Public Schools will have multiple ways to access meals this fall, depending on their grade level and learning model choice. Due to an extension of the USDA School Meal Waiver announced Aug. 31, Westonka is able to offer all student meals free of charge.

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  • Welcome Back from Your District Nurse

    Westonka Public Schools District Nurse and COVID-19 Health Coordinator Kelly Mattson has information, tips and great resources to help your family prepare for the start of school.

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