Westwood Elementary

Westwood Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School
Grades K-2
13738 Caves Road
Novelty, OH 44072
School Hours: 9:00 am - 3:40 pm 

Principal: Jim Kish

Important Numbers:
Attendance (440) 729-5991
Fax(440) 729-5924
Main Office (440) 729-5990
Mr. Kish (440)729-5995 

Parent Night

Kindergarten Parent Night

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 6:00 pm for Kindergarten Parent Night at Westwood Elementary School.  This informative night is for parents with students entering Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. We look forward to meeting you!
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Lunch Information

2021/2022 Breakfast and Lunch Information

For the 21-22 SY, all children attending West Geauga Local Schools may receive a breakfast and lunch meal each day at no charge. No application for meals at no cost is necessary; however, to determine eligibility for waived school fees and various additional state and federal program benefits that your child’s school may qualify for, please complete the required 'meal benefit' application on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus, only if you have not submitted in the previous two years. If your family has submitted an application in the 19-20 or 20-21 SY, you do not need to apply this year, but you will automatically qualify. For additional information, please visit https://www.westg.org/FoodServices.aspx
Transportation Info

2021/2022 Transportation Information in Infinite Campus

This year’s school transportation information is found on your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  Once logged in to your account, click on the More tab and then Transportation.

Please give our drivers a ten-minute leeway at the beginning of the year.  Routes will become more accurate as students, families, and drivers become accustomed to bus stop information. If you have questions regarding school transportation, please contact Cheryl Fowler at 440-729-0026 option two or [email protected]   

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) require masks for all bus drivers and passengers. Please provide your student with a mask that can be worn on the school bus and throughout the day.  

If you need help accessing your Infinite Campus account, please visit https://www.westg.org/InfiniteCampus1.aspx or contact your school’s main office. 

Have a great school year!

Before and After School Care Registration

Before and After School Care Registration

August 25, 2021
7:00am - 8:40am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Click Here for the Flyer
Kindergarten Kickoff Graphic

Kindergarten Kickoff

School Supplies

School Supplies

Students will be receiving their school supplies on the first day of school.  These items have been included in the annual school fees.
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West Geauga Spirit Shop - Online Ordering

No Place for Hate

"No Place for Hate Schools" Recognition

Dear West Geauga Parents/Guardians,

I am pleased to announce that R. C. Lindsey Elementary School, Westwood Elementary School, West Geauga Middle School, and West Geauga High School have been recognized as 2019-2020 "No Place for Hate Schools" by the Cleveland Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. West Geauga's four schools are among thirty-three schools throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania to receive this honor.

In its recent press release, ADL cited participating schools' efforts "combating, bias, bullying, and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive and equitable climate." Alana Bandos, Education Director for ADL Cleveland stated "We could not be prouder of the schools achieving the No Place for Hate designation for the 2019-2020 school year . . . and we are delighted to designate each school as No Place for Hate."

Recent national events have underscored the need to combat issues of intolerance and prejudice. Our district's commitment and efforts to promote inclusion regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, learning style, or any other personal characteristics that define us as individuals are more important now than ever. While we still have work to do, I am pleased that West G is on a journey to make our schools safe and welcome learning environments for all.

Congratulations to the students, staff, and families who worked together to earn us the No Place for Hate recognition during the 2019-2020 school year. We will remain committed to these efforts.


Rich Markwardt

Richard A. Markwardt, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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Building Tours Link

West Geauga Local Schools Building Tours

Click  'Read More' to view building tours.
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parent handbook

New Elementary Handbook

Please see the new elementary handbook. The link is on the right side under school downloads.

Important Information


  • School day - Begins at 9:00 ends at 3:40.
  • Picking up your child - Please remember to send in a note. If we do not have a note and you are not here at dismissal, we must put your child on the bus.

(a guide for Global Leadership)

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.

These are the things I learned:
  • Share everything.
  • Play fair.
  • Don't hit people.
  • Put things back where you found them.
  • Clean up your own mess.
  • Don't take things that aren't yours.
  • Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
  • Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Flush.
  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  • Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  • Take a nap every afternoon.
  • When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
  • Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  • Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
  • And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

[Source: "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum. See his web site at http://www.robertfulghum.com]
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