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.
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.
*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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL: