Notes from Dr. Irvin

Your WGHS Weekly eNews for September 26

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We are excited by the collaborative work from our staff on behalf of students that is materializing this fall. Much of the work is generated in our Late Start mornings--thanks to all for accommodating that time for our staff to think deeply about the learning experiences and supports for classes.

Have a great week. We will be sending out information about sign-ups for Parent-Teacher Conferences soon! Please let us know how we can work to support each other going forward.


Matt Irvin

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A Peek at the Week Ahead

  • September 27: Progress grades available on Parent Portal
  • Late Start Schedule 1/2: School starts at 8:57 a.m.
  • October 2: Parents' Club Meeting, 6 p.m., Library
  • October 3: Picture Retakes/last senior pictures
  • October 3: WGHS College Kickoff Night for Juniors, 7 p.m., Auditorium
  • October 5: SAT Test

2019-20 Late-Start Days

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Monday, September 30 is a Late-Start Day

School begins at 8:57 a.m. on late-start days.

This is just a reminder that we will have a late-start schedule on Monday, September 30. Students will miss two class periods to accommodate time for teachers to meet in their PLCs, or Professional Learning Communities. For all late-start schedules, school will begin at 8:57 a.m., and two class periods will be dropped.

On Monday’s Late Start, the building opens at 8:00 a.m. Students should enter through the Senior Entrance. Between 8-8:30, students may go to the library or cafeteria. After 8:30, students may enter the building via the Senior, Junior or Roberts entrance and transition to their regular morning routine. Please see the schedule below for a Day 1/2:

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  • Congratulations to our 2020 National Merit Commended Students: Patrick Lee, Liam Gunn, Sean Sullivan, and Raymond Wetzel Meehan! Way to go!
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Upcoming Counseling Department Events

South Technical High School Open House

South Technical HS provides students with career and technical education (CTE) that prepares them for continuing education and the workforce. Their 26, tuition-free, CTE majors allow students to explore their career interests while earing industry certifications, college and high school credit, and skills that will last a lifetime. Partial day schedules keep students engages in their home high school academics and activities while they make new friends with similar interests from all over South and West County. Students interested in applying to South Tech will do so in their sophomore year of high school in order to start attending when they are a junior. Interested in learning more? South Technical High School is hosting an Open House for freshmen and sophomore families on Thursday, November 7th from 5-7 pm. For more information about South Tech and their programs visit

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All Write Festival Needs Your Help!

The All Write planning committee is now fundraising for our 2020 writers festival planned for this March at WGHS. We would appreciate your generous, tax-deductible donation in making this one-of-a-kind programming available to our students. For more information and to donate, go to Questions? Contact English teacher Katie Guymon at Thank you in advance for your support!

Other Important News

  • Senior Parents: Everything you need to know about graduation and your child's senior year can be found here.

Did You Know?

You can use the Parent Portal to email your child's teachers.

Once you log in to the Parent Portal, follow these steps to email your child's teachers:

1. Click on "Student Schedule" on the menu to the left of your screen.

2. Click on the class within the schedule of the teacher you wish to email.

3. Click on the blue "Email teacher" link.

4. Use the script editor to email the teacher!

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