Nevada Day/Halloween Celebrations & Costume Parade Information for 10/31/2023

Students are invited to wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Please observe the following:

  • We encourage students to come in their costumes if they choose to wear them for the day. We will not be able to allow students to change into costumes in the afternoon.
  • Costume-related masks may only be worn during the parade.
  • Make-up is discouraged for this day. If worn, make-up is not to be touched-up or applied at school. Students who wear make-up to school should use care to keep their make-up neat and avoid getting make-up on school surfaces or their clothes.
  • Fake weapons are not allowed.

We will have a Nevada Day/Halloween costume parade that day at 2:00 p.m. We are welcoming families to join us for this event. We will open the gate at the parking lot/field area (Battista Gate) and the gate by the basketball courts on Bermuda at 1:50 p.m. All visitors are to enter at a gate and then head to the main playground to spread out to watch the parade without blocking the walking path. After the parade, we request families to depart campus as quickly as possible so gates can be secured. Please, no school-age children are to attend the costume parade (middle school and high school students). Families who bring younger non-school-age children, please consider the length of the event and your child’s needs. We expect any younger siblings to demonstrate appropriate school behavior, and we ask parents/guardians to closely supervise younger siblings at all times. Please refrain from allowing younger siblings to play on the playground as this event is focused on our students. We appreciate you picking up students following the usual dismissal routine this day.

Classes will return to their rooms after the parade and enjoy a Nevada Day/Halloween celebration. Please refer to additional information from your child’s teacher for information about this celebration. Family members will not be allowed to join the classroom celebrations as they are for students only.

Open House – 8/31/2023

Open House is Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The doors will open right at 4:30 p.m., and be sure to arrive with enough time to visit the classroom!


This year’s Open House will be a drop-in format. There will not be scheduled sessions/rotations. Families may visit their child’s teacher and specials teachers as they are able.

Teachers will be available to share information and discuss questions. Please be aware that there will not be time for individual conferences at Open House, and families are welcome to request to meet with their child’s teacher at another time.

We will be selling school spirit shirts at Open House. Our new spirit shirt will be available for $15. Our classic spirit shirts will be available for $10. For $20, you can purchase a new shirt and a classic shirt. For $20, you can purchase three classic shirts. We are only able to accept cash for purchases.

Asphalt Replacement Project Information

Here is the most current information about the asphalt replacement project at LWJES. This information was updated on September 8, 2023. Please note that outdoor recess may be changed to indoor recess based on that day’s construction activity.

Planned Impacts (Subject To Change):

8/19/2023 (Saturday) – Asphalt Replacement by Portables (No Access to Portables) – Portable Areas Complete

8/21-23/2023 – Playground Structures Closed, Playground Restrooms Closed – Complete

8/24-25/2023 – Passing Area Between Main Building and Field Closed – Complete

8/26/2023 (Saturday) – Eldorado Driveway Closed – Complete

8/28-31/2023 – Main Courts Area Closed – Complete

9/1/2023 – Auxiliary Parking Lot Closed – Complete

9/5/2023 – Pre-K Playground Closed – Complete

9/6/2023 – Main Parking Lot North Closed – Complete

9/7/2032 – Main Parking Lot South Closed – Under Construction

9/9/2023 (Saturday) – Battista Lane Closed – Closed Starting at 3:45 PM on 9/8/2023

Dismissal Updates for 8/8/2023

After today’s initial dismissal following our new dismissal procedure, we would like to let families know additional information for procedures that will start on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.  We know that this change is challenging, and we appreciate your patience as we refine our procedures.  CCSD Emergency Management directed our school this year to close the campus during dismissal in addition to having a closed campus during arrival.

Starting on August 8, 2023, Kindergarten students getting picked up will have their own gate for pick up.  This gate will be located east of the basketball gates on Mardon by the trees on the grass field.  Older siblings will join the kindergarteners at this gate at dismissal time.

For students in Grades 1-5, we will utilize the same gates as planned.  Please be patient as the lines proceed to the gate during dismissal.

  • For those picking up children, please park your vehicle and walk to the gate area to meet your child.  Please do not call students to go through the gate to meet you on the street.
  • You may wish to set up a meeting point and have your child walk to meet you at that point.  If this is the case, please communicate with your child’s teacher via Class Dojo as soon as possible so teachers know who to dismiss as a student who will be walking.

We will continue to revise and update our procedures for dismissal as needed.  Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Dismissal Procedures – New for 2023-2024 School Year

  • Students being picked up will be picked up from the gate on Mardon (K, 1, 2) or on Bermuda (3, 4, 5). Older students are to go to their youngest sibling’s line for dismissal.
  • NEW FOR 2023-2024: Stop and wait at the gate for your child to come to you. The campus is closed during afternoon dismissal and parents/guardians are not allowed to enter the gates during dismissal.
  • Gates are locked by 3:20 p.m.
  • Be prepared to park a distance from the gates.
  • Click here to go to the full dismissal flyer.