STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS (New Announcements in bold)
Need ideas for Service Learning Opportunities? Make sure to check out the document HERE that will continuously be updated with opportunities.
Westside Esports will be having a Fall Season information meeting for interested players on Tuesday, August 23rd at 3:15 p.m in Room 220. Please contact Mr. Tonkinson in the Social Studies IMC if you have any questions. Esports tryout form: https://forms.gle/2hhTBnT98bKoH7tK8The junior lottery results will be shared with students on Tuesday, August 30th. Beginning on the 1st day of school (August 17th) and running through September 1st, parking will be open campus. This means all student spots will be first come, first served. However, students who park in staff spots (which are numbered) or any unauthorized spaces, will be ticketed. Beginning on Tuesday, September 6th, all students who park on campus MUST have a parking pass. Violators will be ticketed and repeat offenses could lead to cars being 'booted' and/or towed. All 12th grade students and winners of the Junior Lottery can purchase their parking passes through MySchoolBucks. Passes can be picked up at the WHS Business Office with the necessary documentation (Driver's License, Proof of Insurance, Vehicle Registration, & Completed Parking Contract). If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mr. Metzler in the Dean's Office.
2022-2023 Westside High School yearbooks are now available for purchase for $55 until October 31st. Prices will go up after, so be sure to reserve your yearbook now! You can purchase your yearbook at yearbookforever.com. Additionally, Senior Ads can be ordered using the form at https://tinyurl.com/2eaxx5hx. Please email Hillary Blayney, WHS Journalism teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Theatre Audition Bootcamp on Tuesday, August 22, 2022 - Learn about auditions at WHS and practice with friends! WHS Auditorium 3:30 - 5:00. All are welcome. Questions to email@example.com. Check out the Warrior Theatre website HERE for more information.
Auditions for Clue! Tuesday, August 23rd from 3:30 to 6:30 in the WHS Auditorium. Clue is a crazy murder mystery based on the board game and the 1987 film! All WHS students are welcome to audition. Auditions materials and more information on the Warrior Theatre website HERE. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 15, 2022 Westside High School will host the Returning Student (Grades 10-12) Orientation Day. Families returning to Westside High School should fill out the "Returning Student Information" for your student or students. This can be accessed through your student/parent PowerSchool access. On this day, WHS will accept Off Campus Pass requests, students will be able to walk their schedule, and school pictures will be taken. PLEASE NOTE: If students would like to request an Off Campus Pass, they must come to school on this day with the appropriate form below filled out and signed by a parent/guardian.
The Junior Parking Lottery is now available and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th. All Junior students are eligible to enter the lottery. Students will be notified of the results during the week of August 29th-September 2nd. Students must fill out the Google Form HERE using their Westside school email address in order to officially enter the lottery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Brad Metzler, WHS Dean of Students, at email@example.com.
PARENT ANNOUNCEMENTS (New Announcements in bold)
Parents who need PowerSchool Access to monitor their child's grades/attendance, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org so an account can be set up.
The first day of school for freshmen and new students to Westside will be on Tuesday, August 16. This will be an all day orientation day and students will get their school picture taken, meet their teachers, and get acclimated to Westside High School. Freshmen and new students should report to the football field between 7:45 am and 8:00 am to begin the school day.
Westside High School will be hosting a Returning Student Orientation Day on Monday, August 15 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for all 10-12 grade students who are returning to Westside. Students should attend on this day because this is when we will be accepting off campus pass request forms, when students will get their school picture taken for the year, and students will also be able to walk their schedule. Students may drop in at any time on this day to take care of these items.
The first full school day for ALL students will be on Wednesday, August 17. School begins at 8:00 with homeroom and students should report to school with their fully charged iPad.
Westside High School will host an Open House on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Open House is open to ALL families and you are encouraged to drop-in to your child’s classes when it is convenient for you. Teachers will be prepared to hand out information about their course that includes information about what will be learned in class. Please note that Open House is designed for you to meet your child’s teachers and learn about curriculum taught in each of the classes. If you would like to set up a private conference to visit with teachers in more depth, please set up a time during Open House to do so.
School pictures will be taken on August 15 for returning WHS students in grades 10-12. Freshmen and new students will have their school picture taken on August 16. More information can be found HERE.
Students can see a family physician or they can get a physical at Westside High School in the Sports Mall on July 27 or August 3 (5-7:30 pm). The cost for this exam is $30. A parent should accompany your student.
Families returning to Westside High School should fill out the "Returning Student Information" for your student or students. This can be accessed through your student/parent PowerSchool access.
- Log into PowerSchool on your computer.
- On the left side look for the Returning Student Registration icon.
- This is a spot to update demographic information, sign up for the technology cooperative loss program, communication information, and more.
- Please update so we can best communicate with you and support your child.
- We will not check out technology to students unless this information is completed.
Westside has launched a new Westside Warriors Sports App to provide all of our students, families, staff and community members with easy access to game schedules, updates, scores and more! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE (link works when using a mobile device) or search Westside Warriors wherever you get your apps. Right now, only our Spring Sports are listed but we intend to add additional sports and activities in the coming months!
Every school year, we need to have updated health information for all students. This can be done through PowerSchool. Additionally, we will need an Action Plan for your student if they have been diagnosed with asthma, a life-threatening allergy, diabetes, seizures, or other chronic illnesses. Please take a moment to review the letter from our WHS Nurse HERE for more information. Additionally, Westside High School needs permission to administer medication to your child. If your child has medication that you would like to authorize the school nurse to administer, please complete the Medication Authorization Form and return it to the WHS Health Office.
Please remember to put money in your child's My Lunch Bucks account so they can purchase their lunch. Additionally, starting this school year, there will be a new procedure in place during the lunch mods as well as passing periods. First, students who go to lunch in the cafeteria will need to stay in the cafeteria for the entire 40 minutes. Second, when students have open mods, they will need to select a location to study and stay there for the remainder of the mod. By putting these procedures in place, we can ensure that students have adequate time to eat and we can also limit disruptions to classrooms still receiving instruction by not having as much foot traffic in the hallways.