SCHOOL’S OUT: Why Westside School buses were out on the road

It’s been a week now since schools started closing en masse, both public and independent. Westside School (WSB sponsor) head of school Steve de Beer sent photos explaining why the school’s buses were out on Wednesday: “Our three Westside School buses were out in West Seattle all day delivering learning materials (books, papers, laptops, tablets, etc.) to over 250 Westside families as we launched remote learning.”

Westside’s campus is in Arbor Heights. The governor has ordered all schools to keep their campuses closed through at least Friday, April 24th.

What’s learning like for YOUR family during this time?

5 Replies to "SCHOOL'S OUT: Why Westside School buses were out on the road"

  • AMB March 19, 2020 (11:38 am)

    We love being a Westside family right now! We feel so fortunate that our child is still able to learn and interact with his peers and teachers during these strange times. Huge thanks to Steve and all the wonderful teachers and staff for the amazing work putting all this together! ❤️❤️❤️

  • JCK March 19, 2020 (1:19 pm)

    Ditto. Our Westside-attending son just had his first Zoom classroom sessions today and it is seems to be going really well. I’m incredibly grateful he’s able to do school work and has some structure to his days at home, rather than playing Xbox all the time. 

  • Rich March 19, 2020 (1:39 pm)

    I heartily second AMB’s comments!  The program that Steve and his talented staff at Westside were able to put together on fairly short notice is admirable in itself, but I’ve been really impressed with the quality of the instruction on-line.  My child remains engaged and excited about learning, and she’s thriving in our new normal.  The teachers have really stepped up, embraced the new tech, and have created meaningful lesson plans.  Well done!  We love our Westside family!

  • A-Red March 19, 2020 (3:30 pm)

    Heartwarming. This shows that money can buy a great education. 

  • Josh March 19, 2020 (4:20 pm)

    Those are some happy kids! I have been really impressed with the school’s commitment to the success of remote learning – the continuous communication, the rapid roll out of technology, and the teacher engagement have all been world class. It must have been a ton of effort to scale it out quickly under tough conditions. Kudos to the team at Westside. Keep up the great work!

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