WSHS Weekly Update

Week of April 12-16

Translate Newsletter - Traducir el boletín informativo:

Translate Newsletter:

If you need to translate this newsletter, please click the "translate" button in the right hand box and choose your preferred language.


Traducir el boletín informativo:

Si necesita traducir este boletín informativo, presione el botón "traducir" el cuadro de la derecha y elija su idioma preferido.

Bus Eligibility

Parents: Use this link to see if your student is eligible for transportation

http://busfinder.salkeiz.k12.or.us/elinkrp/Students/BasicTransBoundarySearch.aspx

FIRST WEEK OF HYBRID April 12-16

Please note: There is no school on Monday's. Your student will participate in Advisory at home each Monday from 11-11:15


Tuesday, April 13 or Wednesday, April 14 we will see FRESHMAN and SOPHMORES here in the school.


Thursday, April 15 or Friday, April 16 we will see JUNIORS and SENIORS, as well as our FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORES.

Things to know on your first day back:

  1. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. You can enter by the back bus loop or in front of the school near B/D Wing doors. Staff will be out greeting students as they arrive.
  2. Prior to arriving, please check StudentVue to know where your first period class is located.
  3. Please click on the map to locate your first period classroom.

Numbers to know:

Main Office Phone Number: 503-399-5533

Attendance Office: 503-399-3785

24 Hour Attendance Reporting Line: 503-399-3789

In an effort to comply with Oregon Health Authority requirements and to keep all students safe, we are asking that if your student is sick and you are calling in an absence, please let us know your student’s symptoms. Please note; a member of the WSHS staff may be contacting you to ask you for further information about your student’s symptoms.

Counseling Office: 503-399-3780

West Salem Quarter 4 Advisory

With the move to Hybrid learning for quarter 4, Advisory will be moving to Mondays. The purpose of the advisory will be to provide a communication of important information and a space for students to speak with their advisor if any issues arise. If students participate in Advisory, they will earn credit toward graduation.

Meal Times:

Students will be assigned a lunch either prior to or after 3rd period. These lunches will be dependent on the room of their 3rd period class. A and B wing classes have 1st lunch

(11:50 – 12:20) and P1, P2, D and E wing classes will have 2nd lunch (1:00 – 1:30)

Students eating indoors will be grouped in cohorts of 36 students or fewer.


Meal Times

Breakfast – 9:00-9:35

A lunch – 11:45 – 12:15

B Lunch – 12:55 – 1:25

Supper - 2:35 – 2:45


PLEASE KNOW: We will be continuing to offer ALL students free lunches, breakfast, and dinners (distributed in brown paper bags) through the rest of this school year.

Big picture

CTEC BUS SCHEDULE:

- Busses will be collecting our morning students from their neighborhood and bring them directly to CTEC. The specific bus stop/time information will be shared with each family.

- Morning Busses will arrive at CTEC at 7:45 am

- CTEC morning classes will be from 8-10:50am

- Lunch will be from 10:50-11:15am

- Morning busses will depart CTEC at 11:20 and take students to their resident high school

- Afternoon CTEC students will either be collected from their neighborhood or from their high school, depending on if they have any morning classes

- Afternoon busses will arrive at CTEC at 12:20

- Lunch 12:20-12:40

- Afternoon classes from 12:40-3:30

- Busses depart to take students to their neighborhood at 3:35

CTEC will begin Q4 classes on the T/W of next week (4/13 & 4/14), we are reminding families that there will be morning classes at CTEC, but no afternoon classes at resident high schools. We are encouraging any family that can, to have an alternative transportation plan for their first day of class. However, there is always the possibility that there will be a few students who will not have any other way to get home, until after the end of the day when busses collect the 9th-10th graders.

What is Hybrid Learning?

Hybrid Learning combines in-person instruction with at-home learning.


Our secondary hybrid learning model is structured so that students alternate coming to school two days a week and attending school online two days a week as part of an assigned cohort or group.


Your student will either attend school in-person on either Tuesdays and Thursdays or on Wednesdays and Fridays.

What is a cohort? Why are students assigned to cohorts?

A cohort is a group of students that will attend school in-person on the same days.

  • This supports contact tracing to ensure we maintain healthy learning environments.

Finding your students cohort through the ParentVue app:

Big picture

Finding your students cohort through ParentVue on a computer:

Big picture

How will your student stay safe while in Hybrid learning?

All students coming to hybrid in-person will:

  • use hand sanitizer when entering the school

  • wear a face covering

  • maintain physical distancing

  • frequently wash their hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day


Our school team is confident in following COVID-19 safety procedures because of our experience with limited in-person instruction, and athletics.

Big picture

What will Hybrid learning look like?

Students will have a new bell schedule for days they are in-person. These days could be on Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday. Mondays will continue to be at home and reserved for additional student support, family engagement and planning.

An example of what Hybrid learning will look like:

IN PERSON DAYS:

  • On in person learning days, students will participate in class periods at their school building.

  • Periods will be approximately 50 minutes for middle school and 60 minutes for high school.

  • Students will move between classrooms, but will not use lockers.

  • Students will need to bring chromebooks/devices and chargers to school every day

  • Families need to be sure that students fully charge their devices every night.


AT HOME DAYS:

  • On applied learning days at home, students apply learning from their in-person lessons and work on assignments independently and on their own schedule.

  • For both middle and high schools, student support on applied learning days will be available.

Big picture

Q4 Bell Schedule

Big picture

4th Quarter class schedules:

Student will be able to access their 4th quarter class schedules, by looking at their StudentVue account, or they may come to any office and have their schedule printed.

Quarter 4 Scheduling Announcement:

As we return to in person school for Quarter 4, we need to keep class sizes small and some adjustments have been made to ensure all student are placed in classes appropriately. Therefore, we will not be opening our Schedule Change Request System for Quarter 4 and we will not be able to accommodate preference schedule changes due to limited class options and space in classes. Thank you

Face coverings for in person learning:

Q: Does the school provide face coverings for students?

A: If a student needs a face covering, the school has them on hand to provide for students.

Q: Does a face covering have to have straps around the ears?

A: Whatever is the most comfortable for the student, as long as it is secure over their nose and mouth.

Q: Is it required that students have face coverings that are double layered?

A: Yes. Students face coverings must be two layers or one thick layer (equals two) similar to the ODE white cloth face coverings that are available.

Q: Are gaiters, the face coverings that go around the neck that you pull up over the nose, okay for students?

A: Neck gaiters for kids would be acceptable as long as they are two layers or one
thick layer. Folding your mask to make it two layers is also acceptable.

Cleaning and Safety protocols:

Students arriving to school will enter through one of four entryways. On the lower floor use the entries on either side of the office near the B and D wing, on the second floor enter through the two main doors off of the bus loop.


After each class, classroom furniture used by students will be sanitized prior to other students entering. High touch points (door handles, railing, etc.) will be cleaned three time daily and other areas will also be cleaned regularly.

PE Classes:

Student in any PE class during quarter 4 will not have access to the locker rooms before or after class. It is recommended that students come to school in clothes appropriate for their PE class. This includes clothing and footwear. For more information please contact your teacher.

Transportation:

Transportation is available for secondary students attending their resident school who live more than 1.5 miles from their school.

Families can confirm eligibility for bus service by using the Bus Finder tool on the district website and typing in their address. If families are eligible they will be given a link to complete the rider registration form. All eligible riders will need to complete this form to receive transportation services.


FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED AND ARE ELIGIBLE

Dear Salem-Keizer Families,

Your middle and/or high school student(s) has been successfully registered for school bus transportation service.

To view stop locations and times, please use our Bus Finder tool and enter your address. You can get started here: https://busfinder.salkeiz.k12.or.us/elinkrp/Students/BasicTransBoundarySearch.aspx

Here’s what to consider if your student will be riding the bus to and from school.

  • Drivers and students will be required to wear face coverings when on the bus.
  • There will be targeted cleaning for high frequency touch points between each route.
  • Students will be physically distanced unless sharing a seat with someone from the same household.
  • Drivers will visually screen students while they are getting on the bus for indications that they are not feeling well.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school office.


FOR ALL NON-EDGE SECONDARY FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT REGISTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

Dear Salem-Keizer Families,

Middle and high school students will soon be returning to the classroom for in-person hybrid learning, so it is important to make sure your child has transportation to and from school.

We need your help so we can efficiently plan for safely bringing students to and from school.

Eligibility and registration process

  • Check eligibility for bus service.
  • If your address is eligible for bus service, a link will be provided to the Rider Registration form. Salem-Keizer Public Schools requires bus-rider registration for all eligible district students requesting transportation on a regular bus route.
  • Students on an IDT are not eligible for transportation services.
  • Students receiving transportation as a related service to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will have their request initiated through their teacher or case manager.

Here’s what to consider if your student will be riding the bus to and from school.

  • Drivers and students will be required to wear face coverings when on the bus.
  • There will be targeted cleaning for high frequency touch points between each route.
  • Students will be physically distanced unless sharing a seat with someone from the same household.
  • Drivers will visually screen students while they are getting on the bus for indications that they are not feeling well.

Student Parking:

We will not be handing out parking permits this year.

We are doing this because we feel like our parking lot will be able to accommodate most, if not all, of the traffic. You will need to register your vehicle information by completing the following form through your student account at https://forms.gle/seziiLzyw2QbE66f7

WSHS Bond Construction updates:

Attention all parents of students in grades 9, 10, & 11:

Over the course of the year we have only received about 40% of student portrait photos. The yearbook staff will extend the deadline one more time before we have to turn the section in. If we have not received your child’s portrait photo by April 18, 2021 we will use their 2019/20 school photo. Thank you for any help you can give us with this issue!

Titan Back To School Online Auction - THIS WEEKEND

Please join us for our annual Titan Auction-this year online at 32auctions. The funds raised go to help kids and programs from sports to music, academics to grad party and student needs.

Preview auction items starting Friday April 9 at 5 pm.

Auction bidding begins Friday April 16 at 5 pm and goes until Sunday April 18 at 8 pm.

Auctions items will be updated as more donations come in-also feel free to donate on behalf of yourself or business to the group of your choice or general for all groups. Groups represented in the auction: Academic Boosters, Athletic Boosters, Choir Boosters, Grad Party Boosters, Orchestra Boosters, and General Boosters.

Go to: https://www.32auctions.com/WSHSAuction


Select LOGIN

Select "Create an account now"

You will enter your name, e-mail address, and create a password.

A verification email will be sent to your email address and that will allow you to finish setting up the account.

2021 SENIORS - REMINDER

Seniors: Please email your Senior pics to Mr. Haws (haws_bryan@salkeiz.k12.or.us) for the Virtual Graduation Parade Walk at our Elementary Schools. Please include the Elementary school you went to as well - Thanks! Deadline is May 15th.

LIBRARY BOOKS

Please take a look around your house and gather up any textbooks or library books to return to school. Questions about lost materials can be directed to the library.

Are you using Cherriots? Here is some new info!

Big picture

Graduation: What we know so far..

Mark the date: Graduation will be Thursday, June 10. Please be advised once we have more detailed information we will let you know.

ATHLETICS

Registration for "Season 3" has begun! Sports include Baseball and Softball, Track, Golf, and Tennis. Please click on the link to register

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/west-salem-high-school

Check out West Salem High School's Youtube for updates & information

WSHS Activities & Info - YouTube

We are here to serve and inform our Student Body and our community.

www.youtube.com

Big picture