West Side Elementary


    West Side School


    Welcome to today is Friday, January 21, 2022. We hope you have a great day!


    Grades K -> 2 and Preschool  
    1100 5th St SW
    Sidney, MT 59270
    Phone: (406)433-2530 Fax: (406)433-9186 .
      Office Hours are 7AM -4PM . 

    Mailing Address
    Sidney Public Schools
    ATTN: West Side School
    101 S Central Ave
    Sidney, MT 59270


    Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 7:50 in the West Side Cafeteria.  This change is due to a lack of staff.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    Students coming for breakfast will come through the main doors (#1).  Breakfast will be offered in the cafeteria starting at 7:30 each morning.  Funding to pay for this has been received so there is no charge for the student.  Students eating breakfast will be dismissed at 7:55 to go to their classrooms for the day.


    Picture retake day for West Side Students is November 15th.  Information will be sent home the week of November 8th. 

    Here's the link for quicker online ordering:

    mylifetouch.com  the picture day ID is: EVTPJ2JW7



    Parent Update:   West Side School is participating in the Friends of Reynolds fundraising program.  When you purchase groceries tell the clerk before they start to scan your purchases that you are supporting West Side School (account 1080) and a % of the sale will come back to our school.  If you would like a card, stop by West Side Office to get one!  


     NEW    Transportation rules:  Safety and liability concerns require enforcement of this rule already agreed to on your Transportation Application.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.   

    Rule 1.  1:00 PM is the deadline for notice to schools to change buses.                       

    Rule 2.  Bus drivers will not allow new, unscheduled riders to board their bus without a note from the school office.


     New Transportation Rules


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    Attendance Works! Help Your Child Succeed in School!


    • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

    • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

    • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

    • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

    • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

     Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.



    • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.

    • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

    • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.

    • Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.

    • Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

    • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.

    • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

    • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.



      Expectations:  Be Safe; Be Responsible, Be Respectful; Be a Learner 


    New students to the district are asked to bring their

    Birth Certificate, Shot Record, and phone number of the school previously attended.