West Weekly Update
September 1, 2023
From the Principal's Office
A message from Ms. Elizabeth Martinez, Principal
Greetings Proviso West Parents and Guardians,
I am pleased to welcome you back to the 2023-2024 school year! I would like to extend a special Proviso welcome to our new students and families as well as those who are returning. My name is Elizabeth Martinez, and I am both excited and honored to be your principal at Proviso West.
My 30-plus years in education include both National and International experience in both public and private school settings. In previous roles, I have developed curriculum in large, diverse, and high-achieving school districts. I also believe strongly in social justice and equity, social emotional learning, strategic planning, blended learning, team empowerment, community relations, as well as innovative technology initiatives.
I am excited to begin another school year! Myself and our staff will ensure that this is a smooth first week for all of our students and their families.
The district's transportation department has been working with First Student to establish bus routes for the 2023-2024 school year for all students at all three campuses.
The routes for our families will be posted soon on the district website prior to the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5th.
Please note: The first day of school is September 5th - It will be a Late Start at 8:40 am.
Families are encouraged to download the FirstView app to track their student's bus for its exact location. The app will go live the week of September 11. See instructions below.
You are invited to our Back-to-School Bash on Tuesday, September 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Proviso West football stadium. We have multiple activities, including food, ziplining, games, music, a dunk tank, and more! We will also be providing free school supplies to our new freshmen. This is a free community event!
Proviso's Technology Department has been hard at work this summer, ensuring that all technology resources and support are ready and available for the start of the school year. Below is a list of common links, building IT staff, and application-specific contacts.
*Please note, Schoology courses will be synced from PowerSchool to Schoology Monday, September 4th after student schedules are released.
PowerSchool Teachers: https://pschool.pths209.org/teachers
PowerSchool Substitutes: https://pschool.pths209.org/subs/
PowerSchool Students: https://pschool.pths209.org/
PowerSchool & Clever: DeJuan Moon firstname.lastname@example.org
Schoology & other instructional applications: Felicia Lee email@example.com
Proviso West IT Support: Victor Chielo firstname.lastname@example.org (Room D202)
4 - Holiday, Labor Day
5 - First Day of School, All student attendance (Late start - school starts at 8:40am)
5 - Back-to-School Bash (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
20 - Half-Day Inservice (Dismissal at 11:15am)
21 - Back-to-School Night (6-8 p.m.)
22 - Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1:55pm)
28 - Bring Your Parent to School Day