West Side Story 2.0

August 18, 2021

BEST at West...Be respectful, Engage in learning, Show integrity, Take responsibility

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year

Back to School sales are in full swing, the Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, and it is time to start welcoming our Scarlets back into the building!

Fall sports have started, and it is awesome to see students around the building. Even better is the positive energy they bring!

This newsletter will provide you with important information about upcoming events. If you have any questions about this information, please don't hesitate to call us at 387-3461.

This is going to be the best year yet!

When Can I See My Schedule?

Students and parents will be able to view the student's schedule beginning Monday, August 23rd.

Occasionally students wish to change their programs of study shortly after they receive their schedule. Please keep in mind that teachers are assigned and courses are offered on the basis of the registration process, so we are only able to consider making schedule changes when the following criteria apply:

A. A schedule conflict due to two or more courses being offered in the same hour.

B. PSEO students who need to change their schedule to accommodate college courses.

C. Closed or cancelled courses.

D. Need courses to meet graduation requirements.

E. Special Education requirements

F. To make changes due to summer school credit earned

Students meeting the criteria should submit the appropriate grade level form to have their counselor make the schedule change for them. All schedule changes will be processed via this form, students will not need to schedule a meeting to make a schedule change.

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Kick-Off Days, August 25th and August 26th

Here you can find a checklist for all of the things you can do on Kick Off Days.

Please note, prior to checking out chromebooks/textbooks, parents will need to update the census verification form found in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. We will have computers and support available in the main office for those who need to complete the form on the Kick Off Days.

Here will you find a recommended schedule for chromebook checkout. Coming at your designated time will help keep the lines moving. If you are not able to come at your scheduled time, please know you are able to come any time between 8:00am and 4:00pm on both Wednesday or Thursday.

Parking Passes

Seniors and a parent/guardian can complete the parking permit application linked below. Seniors who have completed the application will be able to pay for and pick up their 2021 parking pass in the office during Kick Off days or the first week of school. Seniors must pay $80 for and pick up their parking pass by 3:35 pm on Friday, September 10. The remaining parking passes will be sold via a lottery after this time.

2021 West High School Parking Permit Application - Seniors

Juniors and a parent/guardian can complete the parking pass lottery application linked below. The lottery will be drawn at 3:45 pm on Friday, September 10. Juniors will be notified via email of their lottery status. Students that receive a parking pass through the lottery can pay $80 for and pick up their parking pass in the office starting on Monday, September 13.

2021-2022 West High School Parking Permit Lottery - Juniors

Open House

Our Open House will be Wednesday, September 1 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. This is a great evening to walk the building, check out classrooms and meet the teachers. If you are unable to attend Kick-Off Days, you will want to attend the Open House to get your school picture taken, pick up your student ID, and check out textbooks and chromebook.

From 6:30 - 7:00 we invite all of our 9th grade families, families new to West, and any 10th grade families who feel they would like to attend to a meeting in the auditorium for an orientation meeting. Counselors and administrators will be presenting, and will be available for questions. After the presentation, our Link Crew leaders will be available to give building tours to any family who would like one.

School Supplies

The classes students are taking will dictate the specific school supplies they need. Teachers will have this information available to students and families at Open House and the first day of school.

Students should plan to bring writing utensils, notebooks, and a folder for the first day of school.

It is recommended that all math students have a TI 84 calculator.

Booster Club

Booster Club is an awesome way to get involved with our school and support our students! Please consider becoming a member - Booster Club Membership.

Another way you can help support our activities, is by volunteering. Use this link to sign up for working events or selling apparel.

Booster Club can help with your back to school shopping as they will be selling Scarlet apparel at our Open House night.

Let's get out and support our Scarlets! You can view all of the sports activities on this calendar.

9th Grade Orientation Day

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2025 on Wednesday, September 8 for freshman orientation with our Link Crew. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 8:15-8:45 am and the orientation activities will begin at 8:45 am. Throughout the day freshmen will engage in both large and small group Link Crew activities, eat lunch, have a class meeting, explore Naviance, and experience their 7 period schedule with shortened class periods.

Online Option for the 2021-22 School Year

Our district is partnering with South Central Services Cooperative to provide a full time online option. This will not be distance learning, but an online school option, with asynchronous, self-paced learning. Students are limited to six classes per semester, and will register for standard required courses with a limited number of electives to choose from. The registration deadline for this option is August 27th. Please contact Principal Sherri Blasing if you are interested in pursing this option and receiving registration materials.

Upcoming Events

August 25, 26

Kick Off Days

September 1

Open House Night

September 8

First Day of School for Freshmen - Orientation Day

September 9

First Day of School for all students

September 10

Subs on the Sidewalk

October 1