WEST HS COWBOYS NEWSLETTER
Week of September 18, 2022
It is week 5 of the grading period already?!
CLASS OF 2023 - SENIOR PARENT MEETING
Wed, Sep 21, 2022, 06:30 PM
STUDENT SUCCESS ID CARDS
Student Success Cards: Starting last week, students received their new Student Success Cards and lanyards. These Student Success Cards feature a student's photo, name, and ID number. The purpose of these cards is to increase efficiency, and most importantly, enhance student safety. Cards were distributed 9/16/22 by first period (homeroom class) and include a lanyard/case for the student to utilize. Please note the district did not provide these cards for all students and we will begin printing cards next week for students who did not receive a SSC. More information to come on how students can request a SSC.
During the school year, these Student Success Cards can be used to:
Serve as ID during the school day and athletic events
Access online learning
Check out books and other age-appropriate materials at any Columbus Metropolitan Library branch
In addition to these benefits, students in grades 9-12 only will be able to access the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) at no charge.
In case you missed it, introduction to our Administrative team
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Please call me if your student has a health diagnosis that may require medication or care while at school. If your child is receiving any medications while at school, you must have a medication authorization form filled out and signed by you and a doctor. Please get in touch with me and I will send one home. Please note that I cannot administer medication unless I have the medication and the signed form.
Our immunization exclusion date is 9/23/22, so please ensure your student is up to date with all their immunizations. If your student has received any vaccinations recently, please have the provider fax them to me at 614-365-6970.
If your student needs immunizations, you may call and schedule an appointment with our Nationwide Children’s Hospital School-Based Health Clinic, conveniently located inside West HS (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Call the NCH clinic at 614-355-2590 to schedule an appointment.
Condiciones de Salud
Por favor, llámeme si su estudiante tiene un diagnóstico de salud que puede requerir medicamentos o atención mientras está en la escuela. Si su hijo está recibiendo algún medicamento mientras está en la escuela, debe tener un formulario de autorización de medicamentos llenado y firmado por usted y un médico. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo, y puedo enviar uno a la casa. Tenga en cuenta que no puedo administrar medicamentos a menos que tenga el medicamento y el formulario firmado.
Nuestra fecha de exclusión de inmunización es el 23/9/22, así que asegúrese de que su estudiante esté completo con todas sus vacunas. Si su estudiante ha recibido alguna vacuna recientemente, haga que el proveedor me la envíe por fax al 614-365-6970.
Si su estudiante necesita vacunas, puede llamar y programar una cita con nuestra Clínica de Salud Escolar de Nationwide Children's Hospital, convenientemente ubicada dentro de West HS (martes, miércoles y viernes). Llame a la clínica NCH al 614-355-2590 para programar una cita.
614-365-5754à si se hable espanol
Renata Weaver BSN, RN, LSN
Columbus City Schools
West High School (Ph: 614-365-5754) (F: 614-365-6970)
CCS Infinite Campus Parent Portal
We have a goal at WEST HS that 100% of our families will have active accounts for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the annual update. Why? The simple answer is that it helps improve our communication. Keeping your address, phone numbers, and email up to date helps: the teachers to communicate classroom information.
Instructions on how to set up and/or access infinite campus parent portal
Message from the Girls Basketball Coach
If any girls are Interested in playing basketball please contact
COACH RONDO firstname.lastname@example.org
or come to the front lobby for more information.
OPEN GYM starting October 3rd 2:45 -4:00 pm
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CHARITY NEWSIES BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING RESOURCE
Clothing applications are available on-line only. Applications will be accepted from through 2:00pm on Friday, Dec 3, 2022. In-person applications are no longer available at our headquarters or any of the public libraries as in previous years.
Clothing Packets will consist of one winter coat, knit hat and gloves, 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, 6 pairs of socks and underwear. All clothing will conform with the published uniform and/or dress code policy of each child’s school. For schools that allow a uniform only, a uniform voucher will be provided in lieu of the shirts and pants, as applicable.
For all questions relating to our on-line clothing application please email: email@example.com. This email is monitored during regular office hours only. (M-F 9am-12:30pm)
TUESDAY, September 20: " Free School Clothes from Charity Newsies" - For more than a century, Charity Newsies has provided new clothes to students of every age in Columbus City Schools... and now is the time for your family to register to receive free school clothes. The application process is easy. During our Tuesday Virtual Family Engagement Session, we’ll hear from our partners at Charity Newsies and about their mission to make sure no child skips school because of a lack of adequate clothing.
- Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. archived session available on CCS website
COTA - INCOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
To increase access to COTA’s services for our customers who need them most, COTA Offers discounted fares to customers who receive income assistance. Through the Income Assistance Program, eligible customers have access to half-price fares.
If you have participated in any of the following programs in the last 12 months, then you could be eligible for discount fares:
- SNAP food assistance
- Publicly funded childcare
- Ohio Works First cash assistance
- Prevention, Retention and Contingency emergency assistance
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
To claim this discount, customers must bring proof of participation in one of the above programs to COTA’s Customer Experience Center (33 N. High St.). Any customer who wishes to participate in our Income Assistance Program must use COTA’s account-based payment system via either the Transit app or a COTA Smartcard. This new technology allows COTA to track how often you ride to ensure that you are never charged more than $2.25 per day or $31 per calendar month.
For more information please visit the link below.
From the FAMILY AMBASSADOR
Tasha M. Jones
Region 1 Family Ambassador
West High School
Department of Communications and Engagement
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible