WLS Grade 4 New Student Mornings
Westchester Lower School, 13 Windward Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605

Dear Families of New Westchester Lower School Fourth Grade Students,

On Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, The Windward School is holding New Student Mornings at each campus that will include a student orientation, tour of the building, and standardized testing. All new students are expected to attend school on these mornings. Students will have an opportunity to meet their homeroom teachers, see their classrooms, and meet other new students in their grade prior to taking the Iowa Assessments. Since this is not an instructional day, students are not required to attend school in dress code. Please use the information below when planning for your child’s arrival and dismissal, and please note that pick-up times and procedures vary depending on grade.


  • Arrival: 8:45 a.m.
  • Arrival Procedure:  On the first New Student Morning, families will be directed to park and escort their child to their homeroom. After saying goodbye in homeroom, families will depart, and the student-only orientation and testing will begin.    
  • Dismissal: 12:15 p.m. (grade 4)
  • Dismissal Procedure: Fourth-grade students will be dismissed to cars in the first circular driveway. Upon arrival, Windward staff will direct cars to the appropriate pick-up queue, and students will be escorted directly to their vehicles. *A yellow car-pick-up placard with your child’s last name will be mailed home at the end of August. Please display the yellow placard visibly on the dashboard or visor when picking up your child.
  • WPA SpiritWear Sale will take place outside from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

No preparation is necessary for the Iowa Assessments, but on September 5 and 6, we recommend that students arrive to school after a good night’s sleep and a nutritious meal. Snack will be provided by the School.

Dismissal information must be confirmed prior to the New Student Mornings.


If you have any questions regarding the New Student Mornings, please contact the Westchester Lower School Main Desk at or (914) 949-6968, Ext: 2200 or 2240.

We are looking forward to welcoming all new students to Windward.


Alexis Pochna
Division Head
Westchester Lower School
The Windward School