Family Resources: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Arrival and Dismissal: what are the guidelines at Westgate?

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    Students may enter the building at 8:55 AM, and school begins promptly at 9:05.

    The daily schedule is as follows:

      9:05 - 11:50  AM Kindergarten

    12:50 -   3:35  PM Kindergarten

      9:05 -   3:35  1st - 5th Grades


    (add current info about kindergarten and safety patrol)

    Safety during arrival and dismissal is our #1 concern.  Please refer to the Westgate Traffic Safety document on the left.

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  • Before and After School Care: Who do I contact about this program?

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    District 25 partners with the Arlington Heights Park District's Children at Play (CAP) program. To learn about the program and to register, visit the Arlington Heights Park District website's CAP page.


    If you are already registered with CAP, visit the CAP Information page on our district site.

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  • Communication: How do I receive information from the school?

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    SchoolMessenger, a parent notification service, is used district-wide to send all email, text and phone messages, from weekly updates to school activities to snow closure alerts.  Parents update their contact information during registration each year. If you feel that you are not receiving these updates at least weekly, please call the main office at 847-398-4292 and update your email address(es).


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  • Lunch: What are the lunch options at Westgate?

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    Each morning, teachers take a lunch count, and students indicate whether they will purchase a school lunch, bring a lunch, or go home for lunch.  

    The lunch schedule is:

    11:40 - 12:40  1st & 2nd Gr.
    12:10 - 1:10 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gr.

    Students being picked up for lunch must be signed out by a parent/guardian in the office.  Students must check-in with the office upon returning.

    Parents dropping off a lunch for a student after the start of the school day are asked to label the lunch with the students name and classroom teacher and leave it in the office for pick-up.

    For complete information on the District lunch program, including menus and payment, visit the Food Service web page.

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  • Parent Involvement: How can I help out at Westgate?

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    The students at Westgate benefit from an active PTA (Parent Teacher Association), which works to foster close relations between home and school. The PTA is run by volunteers and welcomes parents to attend meetings and participate in its varied activities. For more information, please visit Westgate PTA.

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