Handbook

MISSION STATEMENT:  West MIddle School strives to lead students to be creative, competent, courageous  builders of their future. Our focus is the whole student. We encourage all students to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm,  and a willingness to exceed.

“Too Sick For School” 

Please do not send your student to school:
  • until they have been fever free without any pain/fever reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • if they have had any vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
  • with pink eye until treated for 24 hrs. and have no eye drainage.
  • with strep throat until they have taken their antibiotic for 24 hrs.
When a student is issued a Dr.’s note, he or she may not return to school before the date specified on the note. Please make sure the school has current contact information on file, including phone numbers. Parents/Guardians will be notified to pick up their student who arrives at school “too sick for school” or who becomes ill while at school.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the symptoms below as being connected to COVID 19.  Not everyone with some of these symptoms necessarily has COVID 19, but should your child have multiple symptoms we recommend consulting your healthcare provider. 
  • Fever or Chills
  • Headache 
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Fatigue 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Sore throat 
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Cough 
  • New loss of taste and smell  
  • Diarrhea 
Have you been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19?
  • If yes, please consult your healthcare provider.
Have you been tested for COVID 19? 
  • If yes, please remain home until cleared by your healthcare provider to return to school.

WMS Handbook