Mrs. Cynthia Ford-Johnston

Home of the Eagles

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Silver Medal Winner
NYSED Validated Effective Practice Site &  Mentor School

News Notes & Schedules

●  14-15 District Calendar                                        ●  13-14 Monthly Calendar 
●  Sports Schedule                                                          ●  Weekly News Notes

Character Counts at Westport Central School:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  Go Eagles!


WCS News & Headlines

Congratulations, Class of 2014

  • Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Welcome Back K – 12 Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff Evening

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    Please join us for a Meet and Greet from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in classrooms.

    ·         A time to see your child(ren)’s classroom(s) and meet their teacher(s);

    ·         A time for teachers to provide parents with important information and updates;

    ·         A time to learn the expectation of the courses;

    ·         A time to exchange contact information (parents & teachers);

    ·         A time to meet new parents and greet old friends.


    Please join us for an Administrative Welcome from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


    ·   An introduction and welcome by Superintendent, Cynthia Ford-Johnston and Principal, Adam Facteau. 

    ·        A brief review of expectations, updates and information including an introduction to the School Tool Data Management System Parent Portal.

    This evening is designed to begin the school year in a positive and festive manner.  This is not a time to discuss specific needs or concerns regarding your child with their new teacher – that would be better handled with a private conference scheduled at a later time.


  • Important Faculty/Staff Email Update: We have upgraded our email system from Novell Groupwise to Microsoft Exchange.  With this upgrade there will be some slight changes to the way you access email.  You will still be able to get to your email through the Westport website (faculty/Staff page) by using your email address as your username and the password you use to log in to your machine/computer at school. Please "refresh" the faculty/staff page to access the new email link.

  • Important Information:

  • 2014-2015 Supply Lists page has been updated with some new information. Several deprtments/classes are still "To be determined".

  • 2014-2015 Westport Central School Athletic Handbook

  • Looking for WCS Eagle Gear?
    Check out the:
    Westport Central Eagle Apparel Store

  • Arrival & Dismissal Times, Early Release Reminders

  • During the school year, the building will be open daily for students beginning at 7:40 a.m.

  • All students should arrive between 7:40 -  8:00 a.m.

  • Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:40 - 8:00 a.m.

  • Attendance will be taken promptly at 8:05 a.m.

  • The school day officially begins at 8:05 a.m.  All students are expected to be in their assigned classrooms at this time.  Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. will be marked tardy as outlined in our Attendance Policy.

  • All students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

  • The main office will need to be notified in advance by a parent/guardian should there be a need to change the regular arrival/dismissal routine of a student (i.e.:  change in bus route, parent pick up instead of bus ride, early release, etc.).

  • Documentation will be required for any absence, late arrival and/or early departure.

  • Visitors During The School Day
    In order to be certain that all of our students are safe, we need to be sure parents, family members and other visitors are aware of and adhere to the sign in and out procedures. 
    Any person visiting the school during school hours (7:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) for any reason must:

  • Report directly to the main office.

  • Sign the Visitor Sign In/Out Sheet.

  • Obtain and affix a “Visitor Tag” if you will be entering the building beyond the lobby.

  • Obtain permission to enter the building beyond the lobby.

  • Wait in the lobby unless directed otherwise.

  • Return Visitor Tag and sign out of the building when exiting.

  • School Bus Safety
    Our students are expected to follow the three bus safety rules when riding our WCS buses: 
    Sit, Buckle, Stay in Your Seat
    . Please take a moment to review the School Bus Safety expectations with your child.  It is our intent to see that every school bus ride is a safe school bus ride.  For more information on School Bus Safety, please visit the National Safety Council's website.

  • Westport Central School Honored: (click below to learn more)

  • Attention Alumni:  Previous yearbook editions wanted for our WCS Collection.
    If you have a WCS Yearbook 1933-1984, 1993, 2001, 2002 that you are willing to donate to our collection, please contact
    Mr. Thompson.

Additional Resources

                               Westport Youth Commission

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WCS Information

  ●  Mission Statement

  ●  District Newsletter

School Report Card

      School Report Card (pdf)

  ●  School Profile

●  APPR Plan

  ●  APPR Recertification

Guidance Office

  ●  13-14 Student &
Parent Handbook


Code of Conduct

  ●  14-15 Athletic Handbook

Acceptable Use Policy


 Behavioral Expectations



 Westport Youth Commission

  ●  14-15 Supply Lists

 Career Resource Center

 Reading Connections Center
 Tech Committee

 Course Descriptions

 WCS Alumni Page 

●  Year Book

Drama Club

  ●  Quiz Bowl


Special Education Information

  ●  IDEA Procedural
Safeguards Notice

  ●  NYSED Assistance
      for Parents

  ●  Education Laws &

 A Parent's Guide to
      Special Education

We Are A Bucket Filling School!

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   NYS Common Core
Parent & Family

    Parents Backpack
     Guide to the CCSS

   Common Core State
Standards (CCSS)
Info for Parents 
   Dignity For All
     Students Act

   Student & Parent Info 
Concussion Management


●  Parent Alert:   
Info on K2/Spice

Rights for Parents
   of Children with
   Disabilities Ages 3-21

●  Internet & Technology
    Resources for Parents

Internet Safety
    Resources for Parent


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●  The Flu: 
   A Guide For Parents

●  Essex Co. Public Health

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