Robert J. West Middle School




Lunch pickup February 15


NOTE: Excepting 2/10 - Count Day.  2/9 is asynchronous instead. 

Asynchronous days require students to complete an assignment or check in (check Google Classroom) for each class.  Teachers are still available by appointment, office hours, or via Remind messaging. 


Grand Valley State University is offering free virtual 1:1 tutoring for students K- 12.   They are using the Zoom format and students can sign up for one session or recurring weekly sessions.  Students need to bring their homework or content to work on to every session.  Please use this link to sign up!

K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring - K-12 Connect - Grand Valley State University (


Food Bank Information: Fish & Loaves:

Call to schedule an appointment: 734-442-0031 Gleaners website:




Our Family Technology Support Site is up and running.  We will continue to add information to help families learn about the technology and be able to do some problem solving.  The link is also available in Clever so all staff and students have easy access.



NOTE: As announced on September 22, Face to face school is scheduled to resume on November 9th for those students who's parents/guardians selected that option.  The November 9 date is contingent upon the status of the COVID pandemic in our area and state.  

Dear West Families, Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. We are very excited to work with you and your children during this unprecedented time. As you know, all Taylor students will begin the school year virtually. Below you will find guidance about the first days of school at West Middle School. Also, attached to this letter, you’ll find your student’s schedule. While we know that this is not a normal start to the school year, we do ask that you please do not contact the office about schedule changes until the week of September 21. At that time we will have additional guidance from the Taylor School’s Board of Education about the remaining months of school and this may affect your decisions about class choices. Tuesday, September 8 1. Students should logon to Clever by 8:05 am: Student Username: (ID number is on student schedule) Student Password: student birthdate (2 digit month, 2 digit date, 4 digit year) 2. On Clever, students should open up the Google Classroom invitation to their 1st hour teacher’s class. Students will stay in this virtual classroom from 8:05-11:09. This will be the only virtual classroom that students will attend on this day. During this time, teachers will assist students with logon and management of the software, review online expectations, connect with students, and review schedules for upcoming days. Wednesday, September 9-Friday, September 25 1. By 8:05, students will join their Focus Class using the Google Meet code (found in their class’s Google Classroom through Clever). 2. Students will move through their entire day virtually using the times below. Students should access their subsequent classes (1st through 6th) through Clever using the same instructions as on Tuesday, September 8.  The virtual bell schedule is: Focus 8:05 to 8:26, first hour 8:30 to 9:25, second hour 9:29 to 10:24, third hour 10:28 to 11:23, lunch from 11:27 to 11:52, fourth hour from 11:56 to 12:54, fifth hour from 12:58 to 1:53, and 6th hour from 1:57 to 2:55.  If you missed your chromebook pickup call 313 295-5783 to arrange a pick up time.  Kind regards, Ms. Kaechele and Mr. Doyle.

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Then, go to Classroom.Google.Com and sign in with your 8-digit student id email address

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Enter the class code for your teacher's class and hour.  Your teacher may have already added you to a class. 

West Middle School misses our students.  We hope you are staying inside and staying safe.  Keep learning spending time with your family and make the best of this moment in history.  West is the best.

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West Middle School has been named a Michigan Reward School. This is a great achievement, and Principal Kaechele and the faculty and staff at West Middle School are to be commended for their hard work.

Reward Schools are those that did not receive a red overall scorecard status and have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:
1) top 5% of schools on the Overall School Rankings
2) top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric) or
3) "Beating the Odds" by outperforming the school's predicted ranking and/or similar schools.

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West has been awarded a grant, along with other neighboring schools, for on-sight mental health and substance abuse counseling.   

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The West School Community mission is to enhance student achievement while maintaining high expectations for all.  All Stakeholders at Robert J. West Middle School are committed to continous improvement and will embrace the unique social, physical, emotional, and academic needs of the individual learner. 

Students at Robert J. West Middle School will become active and engaged learners ready to meet the demands of a challenging and changing world through the collaborative efforts of stakeholders, thus ensuring success for all. 

West Middle School Vision Statement

All stakeholders are committed to continuous improvement and will embrace the unique social, physical, emotional and academic needs of the individual learner.  Students at Robert J. West School will become active and engaged learners ready to meet the demands of a challenging and changing world through the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders, thus ensuring success for all.

West Middle School Mission Statement

The West School Community will enhance student achievement while maintaining high expectations for all.

West Middle School Improvement Goals

Students at West will improve in Reading and writing.  Students at West will improve in Math. 

Our School Improvement Plan

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The Taylor School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dr. Mary Ann Cyr, Assistant Superintendent, 23033 Northline Road Taylor, Michigan 48180 (734) 374-1200 

Patricia DeLaTorre, Executive Director of HR/LR, 23033 Northline Road Taylor, Michigan 48180 (734) 374-1200