9/15/2023 Parent Newsletter

E-Day #1 is here!

Our first E-Day is Thursday, September 21st. This will be an asynchronous day for students. Assignments will be posted on Canvas. E-Days are an opportunity for students to learn in a virtual environment while our teachers and staff are learning how to be better for each one of our students. There are four E-Days on the calendar for the 23-24 school year.

  • 9/18 - Strong in Every Way Series at ZPAC (6:30-7:30pm)
  • 9/18-9/22 - Spirit Week
  • 9/21 - E-Day #1
  • 9/22 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 9/25-9/29 - College GO! Week
  • 9/27 - Hotbox Dine-to-Donate (Whitestown)
  • 9/28 - Vision Screening (5th, 8th, new-to-ZCS students)
  • 10/2 - Custodian & Cafe Appreciation Day
  • 10/2-10/6 - Scholastic Book Fair Link
  • 10/13 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 10/13 - End of 1st Quarter
  • 10/16-10/20 - Fall Break (no school!)

Eye Exams

  • All 5th grade, 8th grade, or new-to-Zionsville Schools students will have a vision screening at school on Thursday, September 28th, 2023.
  • If your student wears glasses or contacts, please encourage them to wear them for the screening.
  • The Indiana Department of Education requires annual vision screening for all first, third, fifth and eighth graders, special education students, newly enrolled students and those suspected of having visual defects. This screening is performed by the Lions Club of Zionsville. Students who test at 20/40 or above will be recommended for further examination. This screening does not replace a complete eye evaluation given by a physician but is a fair assessment of visual acuity.
  • If your child is recommended for a follow up visit, please let us know the results of that exam after they have visited the doctor. (mlafontaine@zcs.k12.in.us)
  • Also, if you need assistance with your child’s vision referral for financial or other reasons, the Lions Club of Zionsville may have resources to assist.

Nurse Clinic News

  • Indiana code (IC 20-34-4-5) states that all children attending public schools in our state shall be immunized according to requirements set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health. Please ensure that the health clinic professional in your child’s school has been supplied with the most up-to-date copy of your child’s immunization records!
  • A link to the required immunizations for the 2023-2024 school year can be found HERE
  • Contact the Boone County Health Department for more info (765-482-3942, option #3).


  • Monday, 9/18 - Magical Monday (tye dye or neon)
  • Tuesday, 9/19 - Twinning Tuesday (dress like a friend)
  • Wednesday, 9/20 - Work-It Wednesday (workout gear, spirit wear, jersey)
  • Thursday, 9/21 - Excellent EDay Thursday (wear favorite outfit at home)
  • Friday, 9/22 - FriYAH Pajama Day (favorite, school appropriate pjs)

Please participate daily while making GREAT, appropriate clothing & accessory choices.

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook HERE. The current price is $40, through October 31st.

2023-2024 PTO Highlights - new link!

  • Scholastic Book Fair - CLICK HERE for more info!
  • Annual Back to School Fundraising Drive! PTO provides enrichment opportunities and support to our ZWest students, staff, administration, and parents. Your donation is greatly appreciated! Historically, the PTO has suggested a $50 donation per student to ensure sufficient funding. You can pay via check (made out to ZWest), or SchoolPay. LINK HERE
  • Want the latest news on ZWest PTO events? Follow us on the Remind app @zwmspto. Also, check out our Facebook and Instagram page. Search ZWEST PTO. Need a PTO question answered, please email zwmspto@zcs.k12.in.us

2023-2024 5th Grade Parents!

The ZCS Strong in Every Way Fall Speaker Series kicks off on September 18th with Jamey Peavler, Co-Director, Instructor, and doctoral candidate of the Reading Science Graduate Program at Mount St. Joseph University. Join us in the Zionsville Community High School STAR Performing Arts Center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about the science of reading and how that knowledge impacts students at all age levels and proficiencies. More info HERE.
Click HERE for Child Find details.
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