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Westmont CUSD 201 updates

Jul 22, 2016 10:15AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

CUSD 201 improves safety and security of buildings

Manning School is getting a new front office.

CUSD 201 is moving forward with a plan that will improve the safety, security, and learning environments of Manning, Miller, Westmont Junior High School, and Westmont High School. The projects will be completed over the next few summers. During the summer of 2015, door handles in all classrooms were changed to be ADA compliant. The door handles will also be able to be locked from inside the classroom in building lockdown situations. All schools will be equipped with ID scanners in order to quickly perform background checks on school visitors.

In 2016, additional fob access doors are being added at Manning and Miller to help secure the academic wings. Work has begun at the junior high and high school to enclose open classrooms and to create a more secure visitor entrance at the high school.

CUSD 201 2016-2017 registration takes place in August

CUSD 201 registration will take place on Aug. 11, from 2pm until 7pm and on Aug. 18 from 2pm until 7pm at Westmont Junior High School. All families with children attending CUSD 201 schools must attend registration to provide residency verification. A late fee will be assessed to any family that does not register on one of these dates. Online pre-registration will once again be completed prior to the registration dates using Skyward Family Access. More information regarding online pre-registration will be available in the registration materials sent home to families.

CUSD 201 offers dual language program

In 2013 CUSD 201 offered an optional Spanish/English Dual Language Program for the first time. Through the course of the 80/20 program, children are shown age appropriate bilingualism and bi-literacy. Students receive instruction in both English and Spanish every day. The program started with Kindergarten and in 2016 it will expand through third grade.

There is much research to support the benefits of learning another language at an early age.

Non-Spanish speaking children will learn a second or third language at a very early age. Children will continue to grow in English while learning another language.

Spanish speaking students will continue to develop their native language while building academic success in English.

If you would like additional information about the CUSD 201 Dual Language Program, please contact Tim Wyller at Miller Elementary School (630-468-8300).