Welby Way Charter Elementary School and Gifted/High Ability Magnet Center

23456 Welby Way West Hills, CA 91307  |  (818) 348-1975  (818) 704-8726 (fax)




Magnet Tours

Magnet Tours require an RSVP.  Please call 818 348-1975  (extension 7)

2018-2019 Magnet tours are listed below. 

All tours begin promptly at 8:30am:
Tour #1:  Wednesday October 3rd
Tour #2:  Monday October 8th
Tour #3:  Tuesday October 16th
Tour #4:  Thursday October 25th
Tour #5:  Monday November 5th

 Please check our calendar for this week's events.



2018-2019 Resident School Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year for our resident students will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018.  



 In order to receive the enrollment papers, you must provide the following items:

1)  (2) Proofs of residency Example: Utility service bill gas; water; electric; Property Tax, rental or lease agreement; Official Government mail (CalWorks, Social Security)  Any documentation offered as proof of residence must show the name of the parent/legal guardian, a current date and the residence address.

2)  Copy of complete vaccination records.  Student cannot be enrolled without ALL required immunizations.

3)  Student Original Birth Certificate

4)  Parent/Guardian Photo ID (Drivers License)


The first day of School was Tuesday, August 14, 2018.


Show your school pride!  Welby Way now has an online Spirit Store



Minimum Day Schedule:  School is dismissed at 12:30 on minimum days.  The minimum dates for 2018-2019 school year are as follows:

Monday 11/5
Wednesday 11/7
Thursday 11/8
Friday 11/9
Wednesday 2/27
Thursday 2/28 Friday 3/1
Thursday 4/11
Thursday 6/6
Friday 6/7

School Closed

Friday 8/31 Admissions Day
Monday 9/3 Labor Day
Monday 9/10 Unassigned Day
Wednesday 9/19 Unassigned Day
Friday 11/12 Veterans Day
11/19-23 Thanksgiving
12/17-1/4 Winter Break
Monday 1/21 MLK Jr.
Monday 2/18 President's Day
Monday 4/1 Cesar Chavez
4/15-19 Spring Recess
Monday 5/27 Memorial Day

Bell Schedule

For the safety of our students, all gates will close immediately at the start of school.  All remaining volunteers must come directly to the office to sign-in.

Playground and School opens 7:30 a.m.

School Begins at 8:01 a.m.

K-3 Recess 10:15-10:35 4-5 Recess 9:50-10:10

K-3 Lunch 12:15-1:00 4-5 Lunch 11:30-12:15

Dismissal is at 2:30 (except for minimum days/banking days)

Dismissal for Tuesday banking days is at 1:30

Dismissal for Minimum Days is at 12:30

Playground and School Closes at 6:00 pm for 2nd through 5th graders

Office Hours are 7:30am - 4:30pm (please come by 4:00pm, so there is adequate time to assist you)



Welby Way Charter Elementary FAQs


1. The kinder yard is closed upon dismissal every day.  The District does not provide a Youth Services coach to monitor the kinder yard.  Without a District employee, students may not remain on the kinder yard after school, even with parental supervision.

2. The main yard is open until 6:00 p.m. on all school days.  Per the District’s policy, the main yard is open ONLY TO STUDENTS SECOND THROUGH FIFTH GRADES.  Kindergartners and first graders MAY NOT remain on the yard after school, even with an older sibling, for their safety.  The Youth Services division of the LAUSD provides one coach to monitor the entire yard after school.  The Youth Services program is an open-campus program, which means that students do not need to sign-out to leave the campus.  Students are free to leave the campus, so please speak to your child regularly regarding your expectations of him/her walking home, going to a friend’s house, or staying on campus to wait for you.  Preplan with your children and communicate with them every morning about that day’s after school plan.  Children become very anxious when they are unsure about their after school pick-up plan.

3. For-fee after school care program available.  Daycare is available for kindergarten through second grades. Please call program directly for details 818-348-1975 x6.

4. Our Bee-U enrichment classes:  We have four (4) sessions throughout the school year with a variety of courses offered.  More information forthcoming.

5. The school yard is open at 7:30 a.m. for students to be dropped off.  Kindergarten students may wait for the start of school at the kinder yard, and all other students may wait on the main yard.  Each yard will have one yard supervision employee.  For the students’ safety, the apparatus and game areas are closed on the main yard before school.  Students may line up in his/her designated area or stay in the lunch pavilion area to talk, read, and socialize.

6. Although we have many families who walk to school, the majority drive to school.  Traffic around our school during the peak drop-off and pick-up times is extremely congested.  EACH AND EVERY PARENT, BABYSITTER, GRANDPARENT, AND GUARDIAN MUST FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC SAFTEY RULES:

a. Do not stop your car in the middle of the street to drop-off or pick-up your children.

b. Follow the established flow of traffic – the passenger side should always be closest to the school’s perimeter.

c. If you have parked across the street, DO NOT JAYWALK.  Walk to the nearest crosswalk and cross at the intersection.

d. Do not stand across the street and wave to your child to run across the street to meet you.

e. Do not sit in your car and wait for your children to come meet you during the pick-up times.  We are like the airport.  If your child is not at the curb ready to meet you, drive around the school and get back in the “valet” line.

f. Just one car waiting for children who have not come out of the school gates and hold up the rest of traffic.

g. Do not honk for your children.

h. Do not park in the Church parking lot across the street.  It is private property and your car can be ticketed.



1. Remember that every child’s safety should be your main concern.

2. Remember that the children are watching what you say and how you choose to follow the rules.

3. Remain calm and courteous at all times. 

4. Respect our neighbors and their property.  They watch our school and our children for us to keep them safe.  They are the first to call the police if they see anything suspicious.  Our neighbors are our partners.

5. Park a couple of blocks away or use the valet system to drop off your children.