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Principal's Message




Dear West Godwin Families,


Welcome to the West Godwin Elementary web page.  My name is Mary Lang and I am the proud principal of West Godwin Elementary school!   I look forward to connecting with all of you throughout the school year as we work together to provide the very best education for your child.  School can be a time filled with a lot of emotion, and it’s important to remember we are all feeling the same types of emotions whether we are a principal, teacher, parent or student!  Excitement, anxiety, nervousness, and many others!  We are here for you and your family to make school a safe, fun, learning environment.


Communication is the key to a successful school and we are excited to communicate with you in regards to your child’s progress at school.  Whether it be through email, text, class dojo, phone calls, notes home or face to face visits, I want you to feel engaged in your child’s education.  Do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.  


We have a lot of exciting opportunities at West Godwin including our T.E.A.M. 21 after school program for our first and second grade students.  The program will run from 3:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday for qualifying students.  Please contact Meagan Pifer at 616-490-8363 to apply for a spot, as enrollment fills up quickly.


Please be diligent about having your child to school “All Day, Every Day”!  Chronic absenteeism and/or tardiness can be devastating to your child’s success in school.  West Godwin is a Community School, which means that we have a lot of people here to help you with whatever barriers may be keeping you from getting your child to school every day on time.  If there is anything that we can assist you with, please contact me and we can work together to solve any issues.  


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please stop in the school office or give me a call at 252-2030. I can also be reached by email at [email protected].

Yours in Education,


Mary Lang

West Godwin Principal