Mark Westerburg
Congratulations to the following certified staff, you have attained permanent status with WUSD! We greatly appreciate your dedication to the students and district. Lucas Brown, District School Psychologist Melissa Coughlin, Teacher at Brookside Katrina Hall, Teacher at High School Trisa Hall, Teacher at  Brookside Patrick Keough, Teacher at BGMS Kirsten Myers, Teacher at Brookside Speech and Language
11 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All of Brooktrails has been reopened with the exception of third gate.
12 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to fire conditions WUSD schools will be closed on Tuesday Sept. 8th.
15 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Great communication on Class Dojo! Let’s keep it up!
15 days ago, Kathleen Crossman
Heather Miya
Hello Brookside Families! Do you need help setting up your devices or have questions about your student's apps? We are here to help you with your tech needs. Please contact our Brookside office at 707-459-5385. We are happy to help!
21 days ago, Heather Miya
Mark Westerburg
First day of school 2020.
22 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Wi-Fi Bus locations and times.
22 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Welcome Back to WUSD 2020 https://youtu.be/zIePMykImIA Mark Westerburg
24 days ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Hi Brookside Families, August 21, was supposed to be a school picnic on the field, but obviously we won’t be having it. I’m sorry for the cancellation of this event. You should all be getting a call from our office and a call or letter from your child’s teacher soon. It has been fun speaking with families! Everyone is sounding positive and upbeat for the kids- and that’s fabulous! Together we can make a great year for our students! If you have questions feel free to email me at kathleencrossman@willitsunified.com. Thank you! ❤️
about 1 month ago, Kathleen Crossman
Mark Westerburg
HOTSPOT at home For people who have cell service this is how you make your iphone a hotspot so your chromebook can connect to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NToTQfrdNHg This is how you turn your Android phone into a hotspot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Y1HS4j8SU This would work for people who have good phone service but don't pay for home internet service. This is how you can check to see if a hotspot will work in your location. The hotspot is simply just like the phone for access to the internet.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Brookside teacher getting the room ready to go.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD will have 4 buses parked around the district for student wi-fi access during distance learning. The district will also have additional vehicles able to do this and they will be moved to accommodate students needs.
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
All WUSD schools will open on August 31, 2020 with a Distance Learning program. This plan is based upon the Governor’s order for school districts within counties placed on the state Watch List. Even though our county is not currently on the Watch List (as of August 4, 2020), Dr. Doohan has advised that our county data meets the criteria and is therefore recommending that all schools in Mendocino County open with a Distance Learning model. The state has defined the requirements for schools in order to provide high quality learning for all students. Our instructional program will be very different than it was in the spring, when we were mandated to close with little to no planning time. Teachers and staff have been working throughout the summer to develop methods and curriculum that will be effective and engaging. All students will be scheduled to be online daily at specific times to receive instruction from their teachers and to participate in activities where they will interact with their peers. Independent activities will also be part of the instructional program and will take place during specified time periods. Teachers will create a daily schedule for their classes that will outline the specific times and activities that students must complete. You will receive information regarding the specific schedules within the next couple of weeks. The district is committed to helping our families and will be reaching out with phone calls beginning August 17th. We appreciate your support as we continue to fine-tune all of the many details involved in our instructional delivery method. I have every confidence that with the help of our parents, our staff can provide an excellent program that addresses your students’ needs. For households unable to receive Internet we are looking at the possibility of opening school campuses on a limited basis, we also purchased equipment to have Wi-Fi on our school buses that will be placed around the community for internet access, as well as working with our local businesses to open up Wi-Fi to the public. WUSD will also provide devices such as chrome books, iPads, and headphones for all students who need them. In most cases grades 3-12, your child should have their own device. We truly miss you and look forward to the days when we can reopen schools, please stay tuned for more detailed information in the near future. Thank you all for being a part of Willits Unified School District. Mark Westerburg
about 1 month ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
At the July 17th WUSD School Board Meeting, two important decisions were made. First, we will start school on Monday August 31st. Secondly, the WUSD schools will begin the year in a remote (distance) learning environment. It is the goal of the staff to provide a much improved educational experience for students. In grades TK-2 we will focus on packets for students that go with our curriculum and will allow parents to follow the process. In grades 3-5 we will be using workbooks and technology provided by WUSD to enhance the work. Baechtel Grove Middle School will be using a schedule that provides four periods of core instruction, one of PE and an elective period. They will have live online instruction every single day from the district adopted curriculum. We are also providing parent support for technological and other questions and concerns, as well as informational training. You will be able to call the school directly and get a response from designated staff. We all believe that you need to be adequate and meaningful partners in this work. At the High School students will have a three period schedule where the courses last six weeks. Each school will be providing parents and students with many details and procedures in late August before we start. We will transition to on site classroom instruction as soon as the health guidelines allow us to do so. If we want our children back at school, as a community we need to continue to follow health guidelines, to not get on the county watch list with the state. The district is working with other local governmental agencies to provide more free internet access, as well as exploring opening up our school libraries to download assignments. The CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Sports have been shifted to two seasons with one beginning in mid December and the second season starting in mid March. The majority of sports will be offered, just compacted into two seasons. Their online instruction will look very different this year, as teachers increase their knowledge of virtual instruction. We will be in communication with families as the situation changes. Please stay patient as we transition to this changing environment.
2 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The WUSD School Board is meeting tomorrow night to do some needed business and discuss the reopening options for the fall. There will not be a decision made, it is to soon to know what it will look like on Aug. 31st. When we do consider opening in the fall it will be in a more Covid prepared schedule or remotely. Our goal is to allow parents choice of doing independent study or back in classroom instruction if the conditions allows it. I use the restaurant mentality, if we can’t be in the inside of the restaurant, we can’t be in the classrooms. If the rules are some percentage capacity in the restaurant with masks we will try and provide that option in classrooms. In mid-August our goal will be to call each family and ask parents to choose an option of in class or independent study and we will make the staffing adjustments needed. Beyond staffing we will need to make building specific plans for situations that may occur. Our goal is to provide the safest environment we can and give parents options. If we had to start tomorrow our data is trending the wrong way and the guidelines are locking down more not less, so we would be on home instruction. If you would like to give the board information please use my email address to do so. ( markwesterburg@willitsunified.com ) If you would like to participate in the zoom board meeting this is the address https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9782489039?pwd=V0U2cUtHZUMzQk5xR3d5Vy9wT1JkZz09 There is also a chat box to ask questions or use your time during the public comments section. The WUSD staff is working hard this summer to get ready for this new situation that provides the safest and best academic environment we can financially afford to do.
2 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Erica Buzzard
Hello Brookside families! Tomorrow, Friday May 29th is our last homework drop off opportunity for Brookside students. Please return all work, whether complete or not. The drop off times are 8:30-12:30 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing all of your hard work!!
4 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Mark Westerburg
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to volunteers, Cooley Construction, Olenik Fencing, and our grant sponsor Keurig & Dr. Pepper for the new playground at Brookside. This KaBoom Grant allowed us to put an additional site for our kids.
4 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
New Shelter in Place Guidelines for Stage 2, now in place.
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It certainly appears that we will not be returning to normal classroom settings for the remainder of this school year. All school sites have made plans to continue with modified school instruction through the end of May. The first week of June will be used for students to turn in all assignments and for teachers to assign grades. All students will be moved to the next grade unless discussions about retention have already taken place. Although very unlikely- if it is possible before this school year ends to bring back a limited number of students, the District would consider the following: Brookside grade 2 only, Blosser Lane grade 5 only, BGMS grade 8 only and all seniors at WHS. In regards to graduation our preference is to wait it out, meet as a group and make it happen. As I have stated before, we can do it in August if necessary. I prefer this idea over a virtual ceremony. Middle school and high school campuses are planning to hold a summer school session from July 27th through August 14th. WUSD is willing to provide support to all other summer session programs which use our facilities so they may become operational. In regards to the governor's comments about starting school July 1st. There are more problems with that Idea than good. A major issue for a third of our students is transportation, can they get on the bus, with such a confined space we would have to limit buses to 12 students and this is a problem. Another large issue is the heat in July, only about 40% of our facilities have air conditioning and classrooms would be very warm. Along with this are summer jobs, summer school, cleaning facilities, adding 20+ days to teachers' work year, new teachers who won't be here yet, plus all the added cost for operations for a month and half. Although we are anxious to all be together again an early start is not the best plan. When all the students come back in August we will all work aggressively to get back on track. I commend all of our parents and staff for working through this situation, hang in there. My biggest concern in coming back together is the health of our adult staff, the impact from the virus can be harsh and we have a small number of substitutes available. The need to social distance even with a small group is very tough with young kids. If we do have to create A and B days for students to limit the exposure we will do so. Bus routes, siblings, teachers, children and creating off day work for students will be a challenge but we will do it if necessary. In conclusion, we are waiting it out and hopeful that summer will get us a little closer too normal. Our goals for Willits Unified are to finish the year in distance mode, have a graduation ceremony, provide whatever educational services we can in the summer and get ready for next school year. Mark Westerburg
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Erica Buzzard
Hi Brookside families. Your next independent study packets were mailed out today. You should receive them in the next couple of days. Packet drop off dates are May 4th,15th, and the 29th. Please drop off your finished packets in the cans in front of the Brookside office between the hours of 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30 pm. May 29th is our final drop off day. We miss you all and hope you are all safe and well.
5 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Kathleen Crossman
Hi Brookside Families, We hope you are all doing well. We miss our students so much! Here is an updated Packet Schedule, for getting packets mailed to you at home, and for dropping packets off at school. If you miss a drop-off day, don't worry, just turn in all packets on the next Drop-off Day. Please try to stay current with dropping off packets, though! Be sure to drop off all packets by the last Drop-off Day, May 29th! April 29, Wednesday: We will mail packets home. May 4, Monday: Packet Drop Off Day: 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30- Drop Packets in the cans in front of the school May 15, Friday: Packet Drop Off Day: 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30- Drop Packets in the cans in front of the school May 29, Friday: FINAL Packet Drop Off Day: 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30- Drop Packets in the cans in front of the school
5 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Kathleen Crossman
Homework Packet Cover Sheet Update... Good news... Our Superintendent said that you, Parents and Guardians, only need to sign one 'contract' sheet for the entire time of our homework packets! That's a great change that will cut down on some of your weekly paperwork. Reminder: It is important to include your child's name and the teacher's name at the top of each week's packet. More information about packet drop off and mailing will be coming soon! Thank you for your support!
5 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Mark Westerburg
Congratulations Students you have hit the 7 digit level on IXL.
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I have attached a link to the CENSUS 2020. It is very important for school funding to have an accurate census for the district. Federal funding inTitle Programs, food service and grant opportunities come from census data. It is very quick and easy to do. https://my2020census.gov/
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD April 15, 2020 School Board Meeting Video https://youtu.be/dOmTXIUzBlU
5 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Erica Buzzard
Hello Brookside Families. We miss you all. We hope you are all safe at home. We will be mailing home your next set of work packets this week. There will be cans out front of the office on Tuesday, April 14th. from 8:30-6:30 pm for you to drop off completed packets.
5 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Jennifer Maples
Check out Mrs Saperstein's 2nd Grade Class Webpage! She will be updating it with great resources for her classroom students. You can find it here => https://goo.gl/ARvgzv
6 months ago, Jennifer Maples
Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified Schools has extended the Modified School period through Friday May 1st. All the Mendocino County Schools will be under this extension. We will be monitoring the situation. I look forward to returning to school as soon as it is safe for staff and students to be together.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Even in the midst of trying times like this, good things can still happen. Today we received the fourth new bus from grant funds. This is a huge savings to the district and has significantly upgraded our transportation department. Can’t wait for us to get back on the road.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is a column that I posted in the Willits Weekly and Willits News.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
We have been using this program at grades 3-5 for the past two years. Based on the situation we are in, I have expanded the use of it and added Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. If you have a student in grades 3-5 they know all about it.  IXL has grade Level Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. (Science and Social Studies start at 2nd grade). The program is linked to California State Standards for all areas and is set to work in conjunction with the Math book series we use in grades K-5. This is new to the K-2 teachers, they will be able to see your child's progress and what the struggle with. The 3-5 Grade teachers already know who to use it and will now be able to use it for Language Arts as well. If you go to the district website and click on the Modified School Information Button you will see a video named IXL to watch. DOWNLOAD the App for tablets, Ipads, Iphone and smartphones  https://www.ixl.com/apps   Login Websitie  https://www.ixl.com/signin/willits   Username  Firstname lastname @Willits   (Example:  johnsmith@willitsPassword   abcd1234     ( you can change it if you wish once your are up and running. ) Thank you for all your efforts at home.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Erica Buzzard
Hello Brookside Families. We will be doing an independent study packet exchange today, Monday March 23rd from 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30. Please bring week 1 signed by you and your student and we will give you weeks 2 and 3. This will be a drive through process. Please do not park; stay in your car and follow directions to drive through the parking lot. Please be very patient in line. In addition to the option of picking up independent study packets at school tomorrow, you can choose to download and print packets at home. Here is how... 1. Get the Willits USD app (it’s green with a redwood tree) 2. In the app on the left side, is a list of options. Click on the bottom option, ‘Modified School Instruction.’ 3. You will see the 8 weeks of modified assignments our school has available. Use Weeks 4, 5 and 6. Download and print Weeks 5 and 6 if you wish, or you can pick them up at school tomorrow. You can save the completed packet 1 and turn it in with packets 2 and 3 when we return to school. Thank you very much.
6 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Erica Buzzard
Hello Brookside Families. We will be doing an independent study packet exchange on Monday March 23rd from 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30. Please bring week 1 signed by you and your student and we will give you weeks 2 and 3. This will be a drive through process. Please do not park; stay in your car and follow the car in front of you. Please be very patient in line. We are hoping to be quick and efficient. Thank you and stay safe.
6 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Mark Westerburg
Remember that we have breakfast and lunch pick up at WHS from 8-10 AM and 11-1 for lunch. If you can't make arrangements to get in please call 707-459-5314 and leave a message.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The best way to contact staff is through email. All district emails are first and last name @willitsunified.com. For example markwesterburg@willitsunified.com Important information for WUSD is located on the district website under the Modified School Information link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19avYBzh8L5XfvixXwXPz6-Yg23G08uyF
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Mendocino County will be going into a shelter in place at 10 PM tonight. Based on that all buildings will be closed on Thursday until further notice. The phones will be monitored and checked remotely. Student food pick up at WHS will continue as scheduled.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I have put together a folder of information to share with parents and students during this non-classroom instruction time. It is my intent to continue to add to this as we go through the weeks. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19avYBzh8L5XfvixXwXPz6-Yg23G08uyF?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Let me tell you what I saw today on the first day on non-traditional school for WUSD. https://drive.google.com/file/d/179V-ymN3MUqEwGKiAo7HeEmePOVhLJZN/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Families of Brookside Students: To turn in the first packet of homework and to pick up the next two packets, please come to the school parking lot and our teachers will be out to take the completed packet and give you a fresh packet. Please stay in your car and drive through the parking lot! Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and 24 Times: 8:30-12:30 and 4:30-6:30, each of those days
6 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Mark Westerburg
All school sites will be open on Monday for students to get any materials they need, but normal in-class instruction will be suspended until April 13. Students will be expected to begin their packets or online instruction. Please say turned into information because this is a changing situation. It will be our hope to have our libraries open for students who need access. Breakfast and lunch will be provided through the high school in a pick up and go fashion.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am meeting with the county health department, doctors and the other superintendents from the county today at 12:00. We will be determining when and for how long schools will need to be closed. This is a unique situation and it is important to get the best information available. Please look for a posting at 2 pm for an update. I am fully aware of the reasons to close and stay open.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Opportunity available for students to access reading at home at the student's ability level! Brookside students can read at home using an app called Kids A-Z (https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login). This is set up by teachers; each class has its own code, and each student has a separate username and password. At home, students can practice reading and advance through reading levels. If you are not sure how to log-on to Kids A-Z, contact your child's teacher. https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login (each class has its own class code)
6 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Mark Westerburg
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Brookside students go online to the Clever website and practice your math fun! Here is the website: https://clever.com/in/willits-unif-school-district Your child's username and password were sent home on Friday 3/13/2020 on a sticker on the manilla envelope with the independent study packet. The username is the 6 digit Perm ID. The password is the child's birthdate in this format: x/x/xxxx (EX: 1/3/2012 or 10/31/2012). Once you log-in, it will prompt you to make a new password. Have fun!
6 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Kathleen Crossman
Opportunity available for students to access reading at home at the student's ability level! Username and password are on the label of the manilla envelope that went hoe with students on Friday 3/13.2020. Brookside students can read at home using an app called Kids A-Z (https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login). This is set up by teachers; each class has its own code, and each student has a separate username and password. At home, students can practice reading and advance through reading levels. If you are not sure how to log-on to Kids A-Z, contact your child's teacher. https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login (each class has its own class code)
6 months ago, Kathleen Crossman
Mark Westerburg
Board President Alex Bowlds presented Darrell McIvor of Microphor an award for their company's generous donations to WUSD. Microphor relocated operations to North Carolina but decided to donate at no cost thousands of dollars in parts, equipment and supplies to WUSD.
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Author Matthew Gollub entertains the Brookside students!
6 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
K-8 Parent Survey on Minimum Days. I have had trouble with Google forms getting this out. Please use the link if you did not get the chance to respond. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCFU7HeuT4SOkmS1b2sd3ef-65ulnyAKoxgk_dy6L7kmhmmA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Here is the most current county information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.mendocinocounty.org/community/novel-coronavirus
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
It’s Election Day, please remember to vote.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD will be putting a plan together this week for a home study program for students if the health conditions require it. All buildings were disinfected this weekend. Please watch this video. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-facts-about-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Just a reminder! February 27th and 28th are minimum days. School will be released at 1:10 p.m.
7 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Congratulations to our hard working day custodian Edwina at Brookside for becoming a Certified Custodial Technician.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Vowel Mountain from one of Mrs Brinkerhoff’s Kindergarten students.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Another awesome Science Fair down at the Community Center. Stop down and see the great work by the students and staff. Thank you to Erin Vaccaro for her efforts to put it all together with her volunteers.
7 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified
Parents of K- 5 students who ride bus 8. Bus 8 is running late today due to mechanical issues. This has been resolved, but there is a 1 hour delay in the normally scheduled bus route. If you have any question please contact the transportation department at 459-5111. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
8 months ago, Willits Unified
Brookside Elementary
Just a reminder! Our 1:10 Early Release Days for the month of February will be on Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th. Thank you!
8 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Measure G Information Nights- Open Community Forum Please join School Board President, Alex Bowlds and WUSD Superintendent, Mark Westerburg to discuss and ask questions about Measure G; the school bond initiative for Willits Unified School District coming up on the March 3, 2020 election. There will be two meetings held at Willits High School, Media Center, 299 N. Main Street. For more information please contact the District Office 459-5314 ext. 1101 February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. February 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Measure G Information Nights- Open Community Forum Please join School Board President, Alex Bowlds and WUSD Superintendent, Mark Westerburg to discuss and ask questions about Measure G; the school bond initiative for Willits Unified School District coming up on the March 3, 2020 election. There will be two meetings held at Willits High School, Media Center, 299 N. Main Street. For more information please contact the District Office 459-5314 ext. 1101 February 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m. February 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
3rd new bus for WUSD. This special needs bus was provided at no cost to the district. Thank you to Mendocino County Air Quality committee. A 4th big bus is scheduled for May.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
First Annual Bob Colvig Youth Wrestling Tournament going on today at the high school. Tons of people and lots of fun. Thank you to the local sponsors who helped put this on. It’s a great event.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to snow and weather conditions Willits unified school district will be closed today at all sites.
8 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
WUSD Volunteer of the Year. Jennifer Drew has given countless hours and effort helping kids at WUSD. WEF, FFA, Summer Gala, Ag. Farm, Tri Tip Dinners and more. Thank you for all you do for us.
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Just a reminder: Next Tuesday, January 14th will be an Early Release Day. School will be out at 1:10 p.m. Mark your calendars!
9 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Brookside 2nd Grader's sing for Holiday Cheer!
9 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Erica Buzzard
Good evening Brookside Families. We would like to remind you that tomorrow December 20th is an early release day. School will end at 1:10 pm. We will be out for winter break for two weeks. School will resume on Monday January 6th. Please check the lost and found for any missing jackets or clothing. Our lost and found is very full and overflowing. We would like to wish you a very happy holiday.
9 months ago, Erica Buzzard
Brookside Elementary
Just a reminder! Tuesday, December 10th and Friday, December 20th are early release days. School will get out at 1:10 p.m.
10 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Mark your calendars for Hot Winter's Night 2019.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Air Quality grant provided WUSD with another new bus. Great addition to the fleet.
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The Varsity Football Team continues on it's playoff run Saturday Nov. 23rd at 1 PM in Ferndale. Go Wolverines !
10 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Brookside PTO Meeting today, Wednesday, November 13th in Room 10 at 3:00 p.m. Help make a difference!
10 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside Elementary
Just a reminder! Minimum days for the month of November are this coming Thursday and Friday, the 14th and the 15th. School will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.
11 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
It is the end of the first trimester for this school year. Minimum days have been adjusted to allow for final exams and teacher grade reporting time. All schools will have minimum days on Thursday and Friday this week. Only WHS/SHS will release on Friday at 11:15 a.m.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
The Varsity Football Team has qualified for the playoff and will be hosting a home game Friday night at 7 PM vs El Molino. CIF rules require us to charge admission (11 for adults, 6 for Students, Seniors, Children). Come support the team in our first home playoff in a while.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Willits Unified Schools will not be in session tomorrow October 30. The school has planned in-services days for Thursday and Friday. So there will be no school for students on Thursday or Friday as well. The football game scheduled for Friday night will be played at its regular time if we have power, if not it will be played at 1 o’clock and 3:30 on Friday afternoon.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to power outages Willits unified school district will be closed on Tuesday the 29th. There is a pending Wind advisory for Tuesday night that may prolong the power shut down. I will keep you posted on our status as soon as I know definite information. Stay safe and alert to changing conditions.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Due to power outages there will be no school for Willits Unified on Monday the 28th. I will post again Monday afternoon to let everybody know our status for Tuesday.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
This is a reminder for Monday morning. If you do not have power at home you can assume that the school does not have power either and we will be closed. I will keep you posted on the power situation at our school as time goes on.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
An additional student van added to the fleet. Thanks to a USDA Grant for 55% of the cost.
11 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Your student's school pictures are coming home in the next few days! Picture Retake Day is October 23rd. If you are unhappy with your student's picture, please have them retaken! Please send your picture packet back with your student on Retake Day.
11 months ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
All of the Willits schools have power and will be open today.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Good Evening. Please be advised that there is a chance of a power outage in the Willits area scheduled for tomorrow October 9th. If you have power at your residence tomorrow morning, assume that school will be in session during regular scheduled hours. If you do not have power at your residence tomorrow morning, assume school will be canceled. In the event of a power outage during the day, school will continue to be operational until the end of the school day. We will continue to update you as we receive further information. Mr. Westerburg
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am pleased to let everyone know that our bus drivers came into today and fixed the training issue. WUSD will be busing all our students on Friday.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
I am pleased to let everyone know that our bus drivers came into today and fixed the training issue. WUSD will be busing all our students on Friday.
12 months ago, Mark Westerburg
Kathleen Crossman
Recommend a staff member!
about 1 year ago, Kathleen Crossman
Kathleen Crossman
So very proud of our three Brookside team members who were recognized by parents of our students for their great work! Send me an email to recognize a staff member who has made a difference for your child. The staff member will be publicly recognized and win a nice prize! Thank you, Rachel Cash, Heather Miya and Tracey Douglas!
about 1 year ago, Kathleen Crossman
Brookside Elementary
Bring your mug and come join us this coming Friday, September 20th for Coffee and Kids on the Playground! 7:45 am to 8:10 am. Let's enjoy some delicious April May's coffee, chat and watch our kids have fun!
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside Elementary
Attention all Parents and Guardians! The 2019/2020 Bus Schedule has been updated. Please check your student's stop to verify their location and pick up time. A copy of the new bus schedule can be located on the Brookside website under Documents. You can also pick up a copy at the Brookside Office.
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Back to school night at Brookside.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
If you are going to volunteer with WUSD this year you need to have your fingerprints done. The company Print Your Mitts, will be at Brookside Elementary Open House on Thursday at 6 PM until 8. WUSD has a form that the DOJ charges us $32 for us to have processed and Mitt Your Mitts will charge you $30 for their service. If your interested please have 2 checks available to use. We greatly appreciate our volunteers. We don't have any choice on the rules or cost. I would get there early, last year there was a line.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Good evening parents and guardians. Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday August 27, is an early dismissal day. School will end at 1:10 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside Elementary
Hello Parents. Our Brookside Back to School Night will be on Thursday, August 29. The schedule will be as follows: Preschool- 6:00 p.m. TK/Kindergarten Classrooms 6:00 p.m. First Grade Classrooms 6:30 p.m. Second Grade Classrooms 6:30 p.m. Principal's Welcome and a presentation about suggestions to help parents support reading will be in the Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Mark Westerburg
Thank you to the Willits Education Foundation for an awesome Summer Gala.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Reminder: All WUSD schools are on regular schedule today. Our first minimum day of the school year will be next Tuesday, August 27th.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
New lunch tables on the shiny Brookside gym floor.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Great Brookside teachers working hard to help kids read better.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Mark Westerburg
Great Brookside teachers working hard to help kids learn to read.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Hello Parents! Just a reminder to please update your Parent Portal. This should be done at the start of each school year. Check your address, phone number and contact list. Your student's teacher is now posted! If you need help with the Portal, please contact the office at 707-459-5385.
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Willits Unified
Brookside Elementary would like to welcome you back to school. We will be having a Meet and Greet your Teacher Day. The dates are TK/Kindergarten Friday, August 16th from 4-5 pm, First grade Friday, August 16th from 4:30-5:30 pm, and Second grade Thursday, August 15th from 4-4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you all. Your child's teacher will be posted in the Aeries Parent Portal on Wednesday, August 14th. Thank you, Brookside Elementary School
about 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Mark Westerburg
Go to the Apple Store or Google Play to get the Willits USD mobile app for your phone.
about 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Brookside Elementary
Brookside Teacher Meet and Greet! Kinder and TK- August 16th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm First Grade- August 16th 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Second Grade- August 15th 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Come meet your teacher and check out your classroom. We can't wait to see you!
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Willits Unified
2019-2020 Willits Unified School District Calendar
about 1 year ago, Willits Unified
Brookside Elementary
Every Friday is Spirit Day at Brookside! Show your school spirit by wearing your Green and Gold. Earn spirit points for your class. Go Bobcats!
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside Elementary
Brookside's Back to School Night will be on August 29th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside Elementary
Frist Day of School is August 19th, 2019. School begins at 8:10 a.m. We are ready for a great year ahead!
about 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary