Welcome to Westwood Unified

Reopening News & School Schedules 

January 13, 2021
Dear Westwood Families,
I hope this letter finds your family healthy and safe. I want you to know that I, along with all of the Westwood Unified School District teachers and staff have continued to work diligently towards a safe reopening of schools. 
During the December board meeting it was discussed that Westwood schools would potentially reopen on January 25th, 2021. The board agreed that this would be the best time to start back since it was the beginning of the 3rd quarter/2nd semester. At the next board meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 6:15pm, the Board will confirm the reopening date.
To prepare for the potential reopening, we would like to provide you with information about the next phase of the safe return to school. When we return to in-person learning, we will be using a hybrid scheduling model which will allow students to attend in-person school two days a week.
Please review the following attachments: (see below for links)
If you plan to keep your child(ren) exclusively in the distance learning program for the rest of the school year, please let the school know by Wednesday, January 20th. You can contact the school by calling 530-256-3235 or emailing our front office staff directly at lbeal@westwoodusd.org.
As we have stated before, we appreciate your patience in this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully the advent of the vaccines will bring us closer to a normal way of life which includes our children having a traditional school day at some point.
For further questions or information, please call the school 530-256-2311 or email me directly at maltenburg@westwoodusd.org.
Michael Altenburg
P.S- Teachers will be reaching out to you with more information regarding individual cohorts and any additional scheduling.

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Learn About Our School

Westwood is a rural community located at an elevation of 5,200 feet at the junction of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Range. The district currently has two active schools: Fletcher Walker Elementary School, Kindergarten through 5th Grade and Westwood Jr./Sr. High School, 6th through 12th Grade.
Westwood has approximately 1,500 residents within its boundaries. Fletcher Walker Elementary School has approximately 90 students enrolled and Westwood Jr./Sr High School has an approximate enrollment of 85 students.
The district has one Superintendent/Principal. All staff seek to provide a quality education that encompasses the District's vision and mission statements.
We expect our students to meet academic standards, become life-long learners,
and to be productive citizens prepared to take their next step.
To provide our student body with the best education possible
and to instill in them a passion for life-long learning
in partnership with our parents and community.

Distance Learning 

Westwood Unfied School District is currently in a Distance Learning Model. For more information on this model, please call 530-256-2311 OR visit our COVID-19 page.  

Suicide Prevention

Title IX Information

Release Times

Westwood High School

Early Dismissal Mondays: 8:05am - 2:35pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:05am - 3:25pm
Minimum Days: 8:05am - 12:25pm

Westwood Jr/Sr High School 

Early Dismissal Mondays: 7:55am - 1:35pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7:55am - 2:25pm
Minimum Days: 7:55am - 12:15pm

Fletcher Walker Elementary Grades 4 & 5

Early Dismissal Mondays: 8:00am - 1:35pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 2:25pm
Minimum Days: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Fletcher Walker Elementary Grades TK/K, 1, 2, & 3

Early Dismissal Mondays: 8:00am - 1:20pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 2:10pm
Minimum Days: 8:00am - 12:00pm

School Safety Plan

Parent Survey

Westwood Jr. Sr. High School Parent Survey: 


Fletcher Walker Elementary School Parent Survey:



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