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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Almor West, formerly an open-spaced elementary school, began in the fall of 1973 in the east wing of Woodland Hills Elementary School with Raymond Smith as principal. It's initial population included fifteen faculty members and approximately 250 students. Faculty and families worked during the Christmas Break of that year to help prepare the new building for opening in January 1974. A series of walls was added to Almor West during the summer of 2007.

 

In June, 1997, Almor West was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National 1996-1997 Blue Ribbon School. In May 2011, Almor West was recognized as a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) model school. Over the years, the enrollment has fluctuated from 250 students to as many as 460 students.

SCHOOL HOURS

8:30 Doors open for students (breakfast in the classroom)
8:45 Tardy bell rings
3:35 Dismissal bell

If your child must be absent or tardy, please call the school (536-6006) by 9:00 a.m. each time. The Board of Education has asked us to document whenever we must contact you regarding tardies and absences.

Students should not arrive before 8:30 a.m. unless they are  arriving early for extended day child care. Breakfast is served in the classroom at 8:30 a.m.

Extended day is available for students beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Fees are based on drop-in or monthly rates. Students must be registered for extended day to attend.

 

MEDICATION

Medicine Administration Forms are required when a student needs medication during school hours. Forms for non-prescription medication must be filled out by a parent. Forms for prescription medication must be filled out by a parent and completed by a physician.