Incoming Families

Welcome to Windward!

Over the next few months, you will receive emails and invitations to prepare you for the next school year. We hope this page provides you a place to get as much information as possible before receiving your myWindward invitation in late July/early August. Please bookmark this page, as we will be updating it over the next few months with forms. Once you have access to myWindward in August, you will be able to use the Forms and Documents page in the portal to access any forms you may need throughout the school year.

  • In early May, you received a communication about New Student Testing Mornings (lower schools) and New Student Testing Days (middle schools) scheduled for September 5 and 6. Please save those dates. More communication will be coming. Please refer to the communications list below for access to these communications.
  • In early June, you received an email from the Health Office with forms you can get filled out prior to submitting them in Schooldoc.com (see more below under Health Office for more details). Please refer to the communications list below for access to these forms.
  • On June 7, Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools' families received an email to fill out your child's transportation information. Once submitted, it will be sent to the front desk of your child's campus. Please refer to the communications list below for access to these forms.
  • On July 12, you were invited to Schooldoc.com. This resource is used for managing our students' health information. To get a head start on physicals, etc.,you can download health forms below. They are due to Schooldoc.com by August 16, 2019. If you have any issues with downloading or signing forms, please email communications@thewindwardschool.org. When you are invited to Schooldoc.com in July, you will be able to upload your forms directly to Schooldoc.com. Do not submit your health forms to The Windward School.
  • On July 17, The Windward School's After-School Activities and Sports Program will send a communication regarding registration for after-school activities at WLS, MLS, and MMS, and a communicaton regarding interest in sports for the school year at WMS and MMS.
  • On July 20, MLS, WLS, & MMS after-school activities signup will begin. Signup is first-come, first-served and closes September 6.
  • In late July, Westchester Lower and Middle Schools' families will receive an email to fill out your child's transportation information. Once submitted, it will be sent to the front desk of your child's campus.
  • In early August, you will receive an invitation to our parent portal, myWindward. In combination with the Wednesday We-Blast email, the parent portal is the primary means of disseminating information to the entire parent body throughout the school year. 

 

Forms for 2019-2020

2019-2020 Health Forms

Below are the links for The Windward School health forms. You can have these forms completed at your convenience. In mid-July, you will receive an e-mail from SchoolDoc.com with information about how to access and upload your student’s health information.

Once you have your forms completed, please upload the health forms to your student's SchoolDoc profile after the mid-July email invitation is sent to access your account. Paper copies will not be accepted. Do not send these forms back to your child's campus. Please set SchoolDoc as a ‘safe sender’ in your email to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders.

SchoolDoc.com help line phone number: 734-619-8300 or visit the SchoolDoc.com Support Page
The Windward School Health Office summer contact: nurse@thewindwardschool.org

The Windward School Health Policy

The Windward School Required Health Immunizations


The Windward School Health Examination Form
Please upload through SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019.
A current health examination form is required for ALL NEW students, all students entering Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9, and ANY student in grades 5-9 wishing to participate in any after-school athletic program. An annual exam is recommended for students in other grades.


Permission to Administer a Single Medication Form
Please upload through SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019.


Permission to Administer Over-The-Counter Medication
Please upload through SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019 


Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
Please upload through SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019.


Dental Form
Please upload through SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019
Requested for new entrants and those students entering Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9. 

If you have any questions, please contact the health office on your child's campus. 

2019-2020 Manhattan Lower School Transportation Form

Please fill out your child's transportation information for the 2019-2020 school year using this form.

2019-2020 Manhattan Middle School Transportation Form

Please fill out your child's transportation information for the 2019-2020 school year using this form

Incoming Family Communications

May 10, 2019 - Lower School New Student Testing Mornings Communication

On Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, 2019, The Windward School lower schools are holding New Student Mornings. Please read more about them here. Please note: First-grade students do not attend new-student testing. They and their families are invited to an open house on Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. at their respective campuses.

May 10, 2019 - Middle School New Student Testing Days Communication

On Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, 2019, The Windward School middle schools are holding New Student Days. Please read more about them here.

June 3, 2019 - 2019-2020 Health Forms Communication

The Windward School 2019-2020 Health Forms are able to be downloaded now; however, all completed forms must be submitted through SchoolDoc.com. Parents/guardians will receive an invitation to SchoolDoc.com in mid-July. Please hold onto your completed forms until you receive that email invitation. The Windward School will not accept your student's health forms. All health forms must be submitted to SchoolDoc.com by August 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact nurse@thewindwardschool.org

June 7, 2019 - 2019-2020 Manhattan Lower School Transportation Form

June 7, 2019 - 2019-2020 Manhattan Middle School Transportation Form Communication

Please read more and fill out the 2019-2020 Manhattan Middle School Transportation form here. Information is due Friday, June 14, 2019. The original email was sent on Friday, June 7, 2019.

July 17, 2019 - MLS After-School Activities Descriptions & Signup Information

July 17, 2019 - WLS After-School Activities Description and Signup Information

July 17, 2019 - MMS After-School Activities & Preliminary Athletics Interest Survey

July 17, 2019 - WMS Preliminary Athletics Interest Survey

July 18, 2019 - MLS First Grade Open House on September 5

Dear Families of Manhattan Lower School First Grade Students,

On Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m., The Windward School is holding a First Grade Open House at both the Manhattan and Westchester Lower Schools. First grade students are encouraged to drop by their respective campus to meet their homeroom teachers, see their classrooms, and meet other first grade students prior to opening day on Monday, September 9. 

The Open House is an informal drop in, and students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult. Since this is not an instructional day, students are not required to attend school in dress code. Please note that incoming first graders do not participate in the new student testing scheduled for September 5 and 6

I am looking forward to personally welcoming all Manhattan Lower School first graders on September 5 at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the First Grade Open House, please contact the Manhattan Lower School Main Desk at mlsmaindesk@thewindwardschool.org or (212) 222-8628.

Sincerely, 

Leslie Zuckerwise, Division Head, Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools

July 18, 2019 - WLS First Grade Open House on September 5

Dear Families of Westchester Lower School First Grade Students,

On Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m., The Windward Schools is holding First Grade Open Houses at both the Manhattan and Westchester Lower Schools. First grade students are encouraged to drop by their respective campus to meet their homeroom teachers, see their classrooms, and meet other first grade students prior to opening day on Monday, September 9. 

The Open House is an informal drop in, and students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult. Since this is not an instructional day, students are not required to attend school in dress code. Please note that incoming first graders do not participate in the new student testing scheduled for September 5 and 6. 

I am looking forward to personally welcoming all Westchester Lower School first graders on September 5 at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the First Grade Open House, please contact the Westchester Lower School Main Desk at wlsmaindesk@thewindwardschool.orgor (914) 949-6968, Ext: 2200 or 2240.

Sincerely,

Alexis Pochna, Division Head, Westchester Lower School

Fall 2019 Important Dates

Manhattan Lower School - Fall 2019 Important Dates

Thursday, September 5 - New Student Testing
Thursday, September 5, 2:00 p.m. - First Grade Open House Friday, September 6 - New Student Testing
Wednesday, September 11 - New Parent Orientation/Reception 
Sunday, September 22 - Back-to-School Picnic at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (shine only)
Thursday, October 10 - Back-to-School Night 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 - Windward Today at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 

Manhattan Middle School - Fall 2019 Important Dates

Thursday, September 5 - New Student Testing
Friday, September 6 - New Student Testing
Wednesday, September 11 - New Parent Orientation/Reception
Sunday, September 22 - Back-to-School Picnic at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (shine only)
Wednesday, October 16 - Back-to-School Night 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 - Windward Today at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 

Westchester Lower School - Fall 2019 Important Dates

Thursday, September 5 - New Student Testing
Friday, September 6 - New Student Testing
Thursday, September 12 - New Parent Orientation/Reception at The Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 
Sunday, September 22 - Back-to-School Picnic at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (shine only)
Thursday, October 10 - Back-to-School Night Grades 1-3, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16 - Back-to-School Night Grade 4, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 - Windward Today at Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY

Westchester Middle School - Fall 2019 Important Dates

Thursday, September 5 - New Student Testing
Friday, September 6 - New Student Testing
Thursday, September 12 - New Parent Orientation/Reception at The Westchester Middle School, 40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 
Sunday, September 22 - Back-to-School Picnic 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (shine only)
Thursday, October 17 - Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 - Windward Today

If you have any problems accessing the forms or communications above, or if you are an incoming parent/guardian, and you are not receiving these communications, please contact communications@thewindwardschool.org.

Incoming Families Important Dates