Dear Wild Cats Family,

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are very excited to be starting the school year with our amazing staff and families! West Wind welcomes all our returning and new families with open arms. We are truly grateful for our wonderful families, students, and staff. West Wind is the outstanding school it is because of YOU!

    I am very proud to join the West Wind family this year. I joined the Lancaster School District in 2021 and have come to recognize the warm and caring atmosphere in our school district. I have had the honor of working in education for 23 years in the Santa Clarita Valley and now in Lancaster.

    We have been working all summer preparing for the start of the school year. All team members have been preparing to meet our students’ academic and social-emotional needs. A special thank you to the custodial staff for doing an excellent job preparing for the start of the school year. They have worked hard to ensure our school is clean, safe, and beautiful when our students return on Tuesday, August 9th. Thank you to our amazing office staff for ensuring our students and staff have what they need as we start the school year.

    As we start the new school year, we look forward to partnering with you to create an environment that is conducive to learning and growth. Communication is one of the keys to a successful school year. Our goal is continuing to produce high achieving, culturally aware, respectful and responsible members of our society that are ready for College and Career Success. Our standards-based curriculum addresses academic fundamentals, technology, critical thinking, and issues of diversity. Our rigorous teaching practices are intentional and are aimed at providing a multi-tiered system of supports to meet the varying needs of our students.

    West Wind Computer Science Magnet School is dedicated to preparing students to be critical and innovative thinkers, demonstrating perseverance as they problem solve and learn the skills needed to be successful in today's rapidly changing and evolving technical world. We are preparing students for their futures. Our students are taught coding skills from TK-5th grade as part of our dedication to preparing our students for the future.

    If you are looking for ways to partner with us, we have many ways parents/guardians can help: join the School Site Council, the English Learner Advisory Council, and/or AAAC. You can join our Parenting Partners group, join our Parent organization. Check out our West Wind link on the district website – www.lancsd.org Our Mission Statement is: West Wind Elementary School is committed to educational excellence, empowering all young people to reach their full potential. Our school, in partnership with the community, will prepare students for the future as responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

    Sincerely, Michelle White


    West Wind Computer Science Magnet School