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    Camp Osceola: Learning, Fun, and More!

    The Osceola School District will be offering a number of programs for students in all grade levels this summer as enrichment opportunities. Please click on the buttons below to see what opportunities are available to your child.

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    ESE Parent Survey

    Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education. Click to read more!

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    2024-2025 Academic Calendar

    The Osceola County School Board has approved the 2024-2025 academic calendar for all public schools in the Osceola School District.

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    School District Accreditation

    The School District of Osceola County will be working through a rigorous process of District Accreditation in 2022-2023 through the accreditation agency Cognia™. Cognia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits districts throughout the United States and internationally.

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    Student Response Survey

    In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will be completing at school. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete. For more information and dates, click the link above.

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Warrior Family, 

    It is an honor to be the Principal of Westside K-8 School and to serve the community.  This is my 17th year in the School District of Osceola County, in which I have served as a Teacher, Learning Resource Specialist, and Administrator.  My basic belief is that every student can and will learn.  

    Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment that fosters integrity, accountability, and responsibility in academic and social emotional growth. Westside’s unique programs such as Advanced Placement, Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, Arts, Athletics, and Clubs provide our students with the opportunity to explore interests and find the passion that will drive their educational purpose.  

    I want to thank you for visiting our website and being an active member of our school.  We will continue to build relationships with our students, parents, and community members and invite you to join our School Advisory Committee (SAC) and Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO).  In addition, we encourage you to volunteer with Osceola Adults Serving and Inspiring Students (OASIS).  Click on the “Volunteer Link” on the Westside Parent Links page to begin the application process.  Applications must be re-submitted every year.  

    I look forward to a great year of demonstrating “Warrior Pride”.  Please continue to check our website and social media for important dates and events.   If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

     Thank you, 

    Henry Santiago, Principal 

    #WarriorPRIDE!! #WestsidetheBestside!!


Vision Statement

  • Vision Statement:

    Our community at Westside K-8 strives to develop motivated students who self-advocate using strategies to solve problems and who experience consistent academic growth with integrity and determination.

Mission Statement

  • Mission Statement:

    Westside K8 School creates a student-centered learning environment in which students exhibit consistent academic and personal growth using problem solving strategies.  Our school promotes a safe, caring and supportive environment that empowers students to self-advocate through motivation and determination to succeed academically and personally each academic year.  We foster integrity, accountability, and responsibility.  We encourage families and our community to partner in supporting academic and personal growth in all students.

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    CogniaTM offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement solutions to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in 90+ countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.