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College Planning for Juniors and Seniors

Parents/Guardians of 11th and 12th grade students,

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:30-7:30 pm, there will be a Facebook live session regarding college planning. Presented by our school counseling department, this information is timely for senior families.

The live broadcast will be on the WHS Facebook page.

  • A document containing topics will be posted on the Facebook page on Tuesday so you could preview and or download this information in advance.
  • If you cannot join us on Wednesday, the session will be recorded.

Information regarding these topics and more will be covered.

  • College application process
  • FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Scholarship applications
  • How this year looks different due to COVID-19

Senior Cap/Gown Fitting

A Balfour representative will be at West Campus on Thursday, October 29 at 10 AM to measure Seniors for their graduation cap and gown. Order forms should be ready to turn in at time of measuring.

Please visit the main office if you need a graduation packet.

Cap, Gown and Tassel package is $28.00

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2nd Semester Distance Learning

  • We will be offering extended campus learning 2nd semester.

  • A survey will be sent out around October 27th regarding extended campus options for 2nd semester.

  • Any family desiring extended campus learning will need to complete this survey.

Important Message From Dr. Lucas, 10/20

We know the Douglas County “risk dial” has moved to “red” this week. We continue to meet with Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour weekly to discuss data trends, school protocols, and other pertinent information. We continue to work on our own Green, Yellow, and Red learning plans, which have no color correlation with the Douglas County "risk dial." We know our Green, Yellow, and Red learning plans all remain possibilities as we try to navigate the ongoing challenges of this global pandemic.

Our #1 metric in determining what Westside Community Schools should or should not do is the number of confirmed cases we have within our school district. Through the morning of October 20th, we’ve had a low number of cases (24 students and 25 staff members) throughout the entire school district. Please understand that we have to report confirmed cases even if those students/staff haven’t been in our buildings recently, were already on quarantine, or a myriad of other factors that we can’t disclose on a case-by-case announcement in order to adhere to FERPA guidelines.

Through contact tracing guidelines, it has been determined that the vast majority of our few confirmed cases have originated outside of our schools. This gives us hope and confidence that staying in school is the prudent thing to do at this time. Should our data reflect a changing trend, we will react accordingly, in consultation with public health experts, to try to keep our school district and community safe.

We believe that confirmed cases levels in our district remain manageable because we are doing our best to follow recommended virus protocols. Please continue to wear masks, maintain social distance where possible and practice good hand-washing hygiene.

Below are links to our website that take you to our weekly and cumulative case counters.

CLICK HERE to see current COVID-19 cases throughout our school district this week

CLICK HERE to see the the total number of COVID-19 cases we have had since school began in August.

Best Wishes,

Mike Lucas