WSHS Weekly Update
Students started forecasting classes this week through StudentVUE . Information was presented to students in their Advisories on Tuesday/Wednesday. Students can enter their class requests starting Thursday, February 25. Students grades 9-11 will need to submit their requests by March 5th. Current 8th grade students will need to enter their requests by March 12. This process tells us what classes students want to take so we can make sure we have enough capacity for each class. Please review the resources, forecasting sheets and Course Catalog on our forecasting page (https://west.salkeiz.k12.or.us/forecasting/). If you have questions on which class to take, please connect with your teachers from this year. Questions about classes required for graduation, honors diploma and how to forecast please contact your counselor.
Registration for "Season 3" has begun! Sports include Baseball and Softball, Track, Golf, and Tennis. Please click on the link to register
Communications have been challenging as everything is so fluid right now. With each day comes major changes to schedules and plans for each of our Season 3 sports. Seasons are so short and compact that when something changes for one sport there is a ripple effect in all others. This could be related to transportation issues, shortages of officials, county-to-county travel restrictions due to metrics, middle school sports seasons.
We’ll be competing with Salem-Keizer schools a lot, but depending on the sport, we’ll also add in Central, Dallas, Silverton, Corvallis, Crescent Valley, South Albany, West Albany and Lebanon. Each entity has its own school board, superintendent, county metrics, legal counsel, insurance coverage, and the consistency of what each will allow makes for a great scheduling challenge.
The best way for us to communicate in this ever-changing environment is to get information to coaches as soon as I have it and for coaches to share out with their sport-specific families (typically via social media or email). This is the only way we can stay on top of the changes. If you don’t see big, over-arching communications coming directly from the school, that’s why. When things stabilize a bit, we can re-invent our communication strategy.
While we’re excited to get kids going again with athletic competitions, we understand the challenges that families face when trying to prep and plan with little or changing information. While we want things to be as normal as possible, we won’t be very close to that in many sports this year.
Per the Oregon Health Authority, spectators are not allowed in extreme or high risk counties. Any person on campus who is not in their vehicle in the parking lot will count against our OHA capacity limits. This includes anyone watching over a fence, whether on district property or park property. Violating our event capacity limits puts that game and that sport’s season in jeopardy. If our county metrics drop to “moderate,” then we’ll be able to re-evaluate the spectator situation. Let’s all do our part to help us get to that point where we can bring spectators back.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are thankful that our athletes are getting the opportunity to play and compete on behalf of their school – especially our seniors.
Hello parents, please follow the video link below to see a preview of the 20/21 Yearbook. The cost goes from $55 to $60 on March 5th. Supplies will be limited so buy your Yearbook as soon as possible! Yearbook payments may be processed through https://or-salemkeizer.intouchreceipting.com website. There you will follow the directions for logging on with student’s ID number and last name with first letter capitalized. The site uses all credit and debit cards except for American Express. There is a 2.75% bank processing fee for the transaction.
AP TESTING REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Is your student taking an AP class this term?
Students wishing to earn college credit though AP classes must sign up by March 6th. Do not delay and miss this opportunity. Though the AP courses do provide students with rigorous college-level material, the only way to receive college credit is to take an AP exam and demonstrate mastery by scoring a passing grade (3 or above). This credit applies to the majority of colleges and universities in the US and Canada. Sign up and payment is processed online and can be accessed on our school website under “School Links” or directly using this link https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/381056
The March 6th deadline cannot be extended due to test ordering time restrictions.
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