Welcome to Your Transition Hub!
9:25 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Take school pictures
- Locker assignment
- Drop off school supply donations
- Meet with school nurse to drop off
- Immunization records
- Health plans-Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, Asthma
- Prescription medication needed during school hours
What I Need!
Scheduled time during the school day for students to select an activity during the week for what they need.
- Board Game Club
- Chess Club
- Muslim Student Association
The Flex Schedule at WJH provides twice weekly opportunities for students to engage in an academic, responsive schedule. Students have the option to participate in support sessions, enrichment sessions, and/or study sessions, all with an academic focus.
|CREW||9:35 - 10:25 a.m. (50 minutes)|
|Block 1||10:29-11:44 a.m. (75 minutes)|
|Block 2||11:48 a.m.-1:37 p.m. (109 minutes)|
|Block 3||1:41-2:56 p.m. (75 minutes)|
|Block 4||3:00-4:15 p.m. (75 minutes)|
- Breakfast & lunch served
- Students can bring lunch from home
- Please no fast food delivered to school for your student
- Lunch daily has option of
- Hot Entree
- Salad bar
- Made-to-order sandwich bar
The Free School Meals Program was signed into law in the spring of 2023. This state-funded program allows us to provide meals at no cost to all students. The Free School Meals Program offers one free breakfast and one free lunch to each student every school day. Additional food items will require payment. Rates are below.
Second Student Meal: $5.00
Extra Milk: $0.60
Extra Student Entree: $3.15
Extra Fruit or Vegetables: $0.75
Students must have money in their accounts to purchase any additional item
- All students will be given an iPad and iPad charger to use for the school year.
- Students are allowed to use their personal technology between classes and at lunch. During class time, no personal technology use is allowed.
- If a student needs to contact a caregiver, they can go to the SSC and use their phone or use the SSC phone.
Bus Transportation Form
All families that are enrolled in Hopkins Public Schools are asked to fill out a bus transportation form. If your child does not need transportation, please complete the form and select "Bus Not Needed."
Bus Route Assignments
The transportation department will contact families regarding their assigned bus stops, bus numbers and approximate bus pick up times. You will also be able to look them up using your child's district username and password. If you do not know your child's credentials, reach out to the Hopkins Technology Help Desk at 952-988-4111 on school days between 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
If you have questions regarding your child's bus assignment, please email the Transportation Office at SchoolBus@HopkinsSchools.org or visit the Transportation web page.
Bus stop change requests: If your bus stop change request is based on a change of address, please contact the District Enrollment Department to make the address change first. Enrollment Office: Enrollment@HopkinsSchools.org or 952-988-4110. Find the bus stop change request form here.
We recognize that our middle school end times conflict with the starting time for athletic practice for 7th and 8th grade students participating in after school sports. Our transportation department has built in flexible options that will allow athletes to travel to practice locations.
If a student needs to be released for a high school sport:
- Educators will work to accommodate kids missing school
- Students and teachers will work together to identify scholar needs and supports.
- Typically content will have been delivered to class prior to the last 20 minutes of class
If your child is ill or will not be in school for other reasons, please fill out our attendance form or call the absentee number at 952-988-4410.
Leave the following information: student's name, teacher's name, and reason for absentee or tardy. If your child will be absent due to travel or for some reason other than illness, please contact the school for instructional activities.
If your child has COVID-19 symptoms, the school nurse may provide you with specific instructions.
Royal Zone is a middle school before- and after-school program offered on days that school is in session, Monday through Friday, in 8 week sessions at North Middle School. Participating West Middle School students will have transportation before and after school, to and from North Middle School.
Classes offered in each session will include student input and choice. Students will pick from a list of options including sports, cooking, music, homework help, and more.
Registration is required.
The doors open for our students who are not a part of Kids & Company 15 minutes before school begins at 9:20 a.m.
All doors are locked once the bell rings for school to begin.
Caregivers picking up students early from school will need a picture ID to release their student.
Canvas Learning Management System
Canvas is our District-wide learning management system. Using Canvas, teachers can collaborate to build world-class, student-centered experiences delivered in person, distance, or hybrid. Canvas allows each student’s learning to be in one central place. In addition, parents are able to observe and access their child’s classroom experience.
All parents and caregivers should create a Canvas Observer Account (parent account).
- With an CanvasObserver Account, a parent/guardian can see your student(s)
- course pages & daily agendas
- teacher feedback on formatives
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Parents and guardians can access attendance, schedule, fees, and final grade reports in their Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you have not logged in for a while, this is a great time to check your contact information and to verify that your census and ethnicity information is up to date. If you have a student attending North Junior High or West Junior High, you will also use the parent portal to view assignment scores. If you do not currently have an account, you can request an account on our website.
With Infinite Campus, a parent/guardian can:
- View most recent IB scores
- Check attendance
CREW Leader: First point of contact
Student Dashboard on Canvas Classroom: Information and student progress information
Conferences: Student progress information
Principal’s Weekly e-newsletter: Building information
Hopkins Royal Report: Bi-weekly e-mail newsletter with District wide information
West Middle School will use a team-based approach to learning and teaching with 6th grade students, beginning in the Fall of 2023. All 6th grade students will be part of a single team, meaning they will be supported by a group of adults who work exclusively with 6th grade.
Team members will include:
- four full-time teachers
- a reading specialist
- a Special Education teacher
- and three paraprofessionals.
This team will utilize a flexible Project Block each morning to deliver curriculum in the following areas: Math, Science, Language and Literature, and Design. In the afternoons, 6th grade students will follow our traditional block schedule, as they engage in their remaining classes.
In the team-based model, staff will have flexibility in terms of how they group students, and grouping will be guided by student needs. At times, whole group instruction will be utilized, and at other times, small group learning will occur. We will use our flexible learning spaces to help facilitate this process.
|6th Grade-A Day||6th Grade-B Day|
|1||Project Block: Science, Math, Language & Literature and/or Design||Project Block: Science, Math, Language & Literature and/or Design|
|3||Language Acquisition: Chinese, French or Spanish||PE/Health|
|4||Arts||Individuals & Societies|
This team-based approach to learning, founded by Arizona State University, will provide our 6th grade students with an experience founded in relationships and conducive to deeper and personalized learning. Staff are currently being finalized and will be provided additional professional development to support their work in the team-based model.