The Weekly

West High School's Weekly Updates: May 31st-June 6th

End of School Year Information (Message sent to families on 6/2)

As we near the end of the 2020-21 school year, we are beginning to receive questions regarding the last day of school. As a reminder, the final day of classes for students is on Friday, June 11, 2021. We will release one hour early on Wednesday (6/9/21), Thursday (6/10/21), and Friday (6/11/21).


We are excited to announce that our Grab & Go Meal Program will continue through the summer. The summer program will run from June 21 through August 6, 2021. Meals will be served from noon -1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of July 1, 2, and 5. Below is the list of summer Grab & Go Meal locations:

  • Garner Elementary
  • Hills Elementary
  • Mann Elementary
  • Northwest Junior High
  • South East Junior High
  • West High
  • Wood Elementary

Watch for information regarding e-Registration for the 2021-22 school year to be released later in June. If you have any questions, please contact the main office of your child’s school.


Sincerely,

Matt Degner

Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS & DATES:

  • Drive-through yearbook pickup (TODAY) Wednesday, June 2 from 12:30-2 p.m. outside of West at the main doors by the gym entrance out front will remain the same.

    ~Those who pre-purchased books will be able to show their ID* and pick up their yearbooks at this time. There will also be a limited number of yearbooks for sale at distribution for $75 (cash or checks addressed to Trojan Epic Yearbook will be accepted). If students are unable to pick up yearbooks during these times, they can visit the newsroom (room 115) between 8:35 a.m.-4 p.m. while school is in session.

    ~For more information or questions, visit linktr.ee/trojanepic or email the yearbook adviser at Whittaker.Sarajane@iowacityschools.org.

    *Siblings can pick up a book for another sibling, but others need to either present their ID or email the adviser granting permission for someone else to pick up their yearbook for them.


  • Graduation: Sunday, June 6th at Xtream Arena in Coralville at 1:00pm (SENIORS!!! If you are participating in the graduation ceremony at Xtreme Arena on June 6th, pick up your tickets and parking passes by the Main Gym this week during all lunch periods. You will need to show an ID for tickets.)


  • Last Day of School: Friday, June 11th


We still have many many photos for students to pick up in the main office. If your student ordered pictures from Halverson, please pick them up.

Graduation Information 2021

West High School Presents the Class of 2021 Commencement

Xtream Arena Coralville, IA

Sunday June 6, 2021 1:00PM

Each graduating senior will receive four (4) tickets and two (2) parking passes to graduation. If you are in need of more than two (2) parking passes, please let us know when you pick up your tickets.

There are two options for picking up tickets. Students or parents who pick up tickets must show an ID. Students/parents may only pick up tickets for their own use; you may not pick up tickets for a friend.

  • The week of May 24th - 28th, seniors can pick up tickets during their lunch period in the foyer outside the Main Gym.

  • Drive-up ticket distribution will happen on Wednesday, June 2nd from 12:30-2:00pm in the front driveway, outside the Main Gym school entrance.

Seniors’ last day of school is Thursday, June 3rd. A mandatory graduation rehearsal for seniors participating in the ceremony will be on Friday, June 4th from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Xtream Arena. Parking passes are valid for the South Parking Lot: 300 E. 9th St. (south of the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center)


We understand that not all students and families will wish to participate in the commencement ceremony in person. Seniors are asked to fill out this Google Form as soon as possible to indicate whether they will attend the ceremony or not. If you have already completed this form, you do need to respond again. We will contact students who are not participating in the ceremony about how to collect their diplomas.


Please note that seniors must meet the ICCSD’s graduation requirements in order to receive their diplomas. Counselors will communicate with any seniors, and their parents, who do not currently meet these requirements.


ATTACHMENTS:

Clear Bag Policy

Prohibited Items


The Iowa City Community School District remains committed to our COVID-19 health and safety practices. The well-being of our students, staff, and families is our first priority. We are following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines to ensure we can safely, effectively, and consistently provide access to learning and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The District’s measures are meant to keep our community safe, but they are only fully effective if we are diligent and responsible in adhering to them. For further information on our COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit www.IowaCitySchools.org/HealthandSafety.
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SFA Assistance Available in the Guidance Office:

Your SFA can help support school success through sharing information and supporting families with:

  • School and home connections
  • Mental health resources
  • Temporary Living Situations
  • School supplies and winter gear referrals
  • District and Community resources and referrals
  • Navigation of school policies and procedures
  • Help registering your child for school
  • Pre-scheduled Transportation Support

The SFA is available daily, following the school calendar, and during other times as needed/by appointment. Services are free for families. Please contact your school SFA if you have any questions.


If you or someone you know are in crisis, call 1-855-581-8111 or text to 1-855-895-8398 for immediate help 24/7.

OPPORTUNITY TO EARN SILVER CORD HOURS:

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Athletics Announcements

ALL ATHLETES

You must register as an athlete here to practice and compete: https://iowacitywest-ar.rschooltoday.com/ This replaces the paper copy of a permission to practice form in the past. Please submit a copy of your physical here as well. If you do not have/need to update your physical to participate because we have a current one on file, please skip that step of the registration process. YOU MUCH COMPLETE STEP 6 before we are able to process your registration.


MISSING ATHLETIC AWARDS

If any student athletes are missing athletic award patches or certificates from previous years or the 20-21 school year, please stop in the athletic office and talk to Brianna Nigg or email her at nigg.brianna@iowacityschools.org. The athletic office has a lot that have not been picked up from previous years. Awards left over the summer will be recycled.

WHS Sports In The News

Athletic Office SMORE: Some great information from our sports/activity programs!

Bookmark this page for the most accurate WHS athletics calendar of events: rSchool Today

Watch live streamed events on our YouTube Channel.

Varsity Bound: WHS Sports Results


SOCCER:

Iowa high school boys’ state soccer 2021: A closer look at the tournament

Breaking Down the Class 3A Boys State Soccer Tournament

West High Returns to State Tournament With Rout of No. 9 Bettendorf

Boys Soccer (Varsity) Score Posted - Class 3A Substate 6 Championship - Iowa City West Trojans defeat Bettendorf Bulldogs 3-0.

Breaking Down the Substate Soccer Finals Featuring Your Prep Sports Area Teams

Iowa high school boys’ soccer substate finals roundup: Final scores, 2021 state brackets and more

WSS: Boys soccer demolishes North Scott in substate semifinal

Girls Soccer (Junior Varsity) Score Posted - Iowa City West Trojans defeat Prairie Hawks 1-0.

Girls Soccer (Varsity) Score Posted - Iowa City West Trojans defeat Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks 10-0.


TENNIS:

Johnston will face Pleasant Valley and Valley will play Iowa City West in Thursday's semifinals.

Iowa City West doubles team takes silver in Class 2A state tennis tournament

West High Taking it One at a Time as It Attempts to Add to Title Count

Runner-up Doubles Finish, Four Medals Highlight Strong State Meet for West High

West High Doubles Team of Kasturirangan and Chackalackal Advance to State Semifinal

Draws for the 2021 State Tennis Tournament have been posted in the 2021 State Tennis Tournament Central

West High Girls Tennis Team Headed Back to Final Four


BASEBALL & SOFTBALL:

Baseball Capsules: Taking a Quick Look at Area Baseball Teams

Baseball Scores

Softball Scores


GOLF:

Girls Golf Roundup: West High Finishes Fifth at Class 4A, Region 3 Meet

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All students are welcome to return library books and textbooks as soon as they confirm with their teachers that they are finished with them. In person students can drop their books in the box outside the library doors. OLP students can return items to our 24/7 book drop box at the 9th grade entrance.
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Parents - Do you need a copy of your child's high school transcript for insurance purposes or another use? Log into your PowerSchool account on a laptop or desktop computer (not the mobile app), and look in the Document Vault in the column of icons on the left hand side of the screen. You can print or download the transcript from there. If you don't have access to a laptop or desktop computer, you can use your child's Chromebook.
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The West Parent Student Teacher Organization meets via Webex (similar to Zoom) on the first Wednesdays at 12:00pm-1:00pm, all are welcome. Please write us at our new email address iowacitywestpsto@gmail.com if you want the link to attend the meetings or have suggestions. West High PSTO also has a group page on Facebook, and the Facebook posts are also on our website at https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/342. Our website has information on how to make donations by checks made out to the West PSTO which can be dropped off at the main office or mailed to the PSTO c/o West High, 2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52246. We are currently raising funds for meals for teachers on conference nights and scholarships for students to attend post season sports events.
Interested in additional resources and supports? The following resources are available to assist students and families with academic achievement, mental health, and emotional wellbeing. Additional information on Covid-19 and School Age Child Care assistance are also available. Iowa City Area Resources for Students and Families
Varsity Bound: Your Gameday Program!

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Tabor.Jeremy@iowacityschools.org.