Must-Read Information for Owyhee High School - 10/8/21

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PSAT on Wednesday, October 13

Hello OHS Storm:

On Wednesday, October 13th we will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT exam to ALL 10TH GRADERS, AS WELL AS ANY 11TH GRADERS WHO SIGNED UP. Students received admissions tickets along with a student study guide throughout the week. Testing room assignments and important information was included on the admissions ticket. Please review that document for more details.

Bus routes will run for their regular pick up times on Wednesday morning. If your student does not ride the bus, please plan to have them here by 7:40 as they will need to be in testing rooms by 7:45. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Good luck on testing day!

October 13th is a REMOTE LEARNING DAY for 9th, 11th, and 12th graders. It is NOT a "No School Day".

Owyhee Homecoming 2021

    • Homecoming Football Game: Friday, October 15th vs Boise
    • Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 16th, 7 pm - 10 pm, Owyhee High School Courtyard - Outside
    • Cost is $25 Single/$40 per Couple
    • Tickets must be purchased by October 13 on-line at myschoolfees.com. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at school. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
    • Have you filmed your Homecoming Proposal? Student Council is giving away Dutch Bro Cards to the Most Creative Proposal and Best Reaction. Send your video to the Student Council Instagram Page @owyheestuco.

Homecoming Dress Days

During Homecoming Week, each day of the week will be assigned a dress-up theme. The dress-up theme schedule is:

  • Monday, October 11 - Pajama Day (school appropriate)
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Sports Jersey Day
  • Thursday, October 14 - Camo Day
  • Friday, October 15 - School Colors Day

Tailgate Before the Football Game

Starting at 5 pm on Friday, October 15, join us for the OHS Homecoming Tailgate and Fan Zone! There will be food trucks and fun activities for the kids!

Dance Passes Required for Non-Owyhee Guests

Any student who brings a guest to homecoming who doesn't attend Owyhee High School is required to fill out an Owyhee Dance Pass.

  • Owyhee students can pick up a dance pass in the Main Office.
  • The guest must get approval from an administrator at their home high school.
  • Parent signatures are required for students under the age of 18.
  • Completed Dance Passes are due to the Owyhee Main Office by Thursday, October 14.
  • Both students are required to bring a photo ID to the dance.

Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Night

October 14th from 6:30-8:30 PM

This event will focus on the college application process, financial aid, scholarship search, and then a time to complete the FAFSA application. RSVP is required for the FAFSA completion event due to space availability.

Sign up for the FAFSA event HERE.

College Application Week

October 18th-22nd

Senior government classes* will come to the library and, with help from OHS counselors and college admissions experts, work on the following:

  • Complete a college application(s)
  • Begin the FAFSA (financial aid application)
  • Research majors
  • See how college credits transfer
  • Submit scholarships

*Those not enrolled in a government class will receive a pass so that they can participate in the event.

Dodge DRUGS Dodgeball Tournament

Week of October 25th through October 29th

Where: Main Gym

When: During lunch…all team members must be present

Team: 10 students per team and must be co-ed


1. Any player struck with a live ball by an opposing player will be out. Face shots don't count.

2. Any catch on a live ball will be valid so player who threw the caught ball will be out.

3. Players can use a ball in their possession to block incoming balls.

4. Once a player is out, they are out. First team to eliminate all opponents wins.

How do I sign up? Go to OHS website and click on the dodge ball icon and fill out the form.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held VIRTUALLY on:

  • Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teachers will contact parents if a conference is needed.


Graduation Date Announced!

The date has been announced for the very first Owyhee High School Graduation, Class of 2022! Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 12:00 pm, here at Owyhee High School. Save the date, more information to follow!

Cap & Gown Order Meeting October 26

On October 26, seniors will be meeting with a representative from Herff Jones during the school day in the auditorium. Information will be presented on ordering cap and gown, graduation announcements, etc.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The Owyhee Girls Basketball team is putting on a Daddy/Daughter Dance on Friday, November 5, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm here at Owyhee High School. This is for girls kindergarten through 8th grade and their dads/guardians. The cost is $30 per couple ($10 per additional person). The price includes a dessert assortment, portrait picture, and dance. The registration deadline is Monday, November 1, 2021. There is a $10 late fee at the door. Please click on the link below for the registration form and payment information.

Owyhee Storm Cat 5 Marching Band Competes

On Saturday, October 2nd, the Owyhee Storm Cat 5 Marching Band took the field for competition for the first time ever. In their division, they took home a second place trophy and awards for best music and best color guard. You can see them compete again October 30th at Albertsons Stadium at 2:45 pm.
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News from Our School Nurse

Just a reminder, all senior students are required to obtain a second Meningococcal (MCV4/Menactra) vaccine or have a parent/guardian complete a vaccine exemption form to meet Idaho’s current school immunization requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.

To minimize the spread of illness, PLEASE do not send your student to school if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 100.0 F
  • Prevalent cough, sore throat, or chest/nasal congestion
  • Chills and/or sweats
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, or an overall feeling of unwellness

Just as a reminder, the health office does not carry antacids, allergy medication, or cough drops. Students are allowed and encouraged to carry and self-administer a one day’s dose of over the counter (OTC) medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums with parental consent. Medication must be in original packaging or container and can be stored in student’s locker or backpack.

Important Covid Information

If your student is ill or has had an exposure, please refer to the links below: "Exposed: How to Quarantine" and "Symptoms/Illness Flowchart." These links provide District guidance on both subjects.

Attendance Line: 208-350-4623

Please call the Attendance Line when:

  • Your child is sick or going out of town and you need to report their absence.
  • Your child has an appointment and you need to check them out early.
  • Please give at least one hour notice when checking students out so we have time to get your student from class.
  • Students who drive can leave at the requested time after they receive their pass.
  • Due to time constraints, we can't guarantee requests to leave school early, past 2:00 pm.
  • Please limit calls to our Main Office number for non-attendance related needs so we may better serve our parents and students. Thank you!
  • If you question an absence, please reach out to your child's teacher directly via email.

Contact Us!

Please add these important numbers to your cell phone:

Main Office: 208-350-4620 (for non-attendance related matters)

Fax Number: 208-350-4621

Attendance Line: 208-350-4623

Owyhee Spirit Gear

Are you ready for some Owyhee High School spirit gear? Check out all the Owyhee Storm gear you have been waiting for!

Please click on the" OHS Spirit Gear" link below or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Optional Device Protection Plan

West Ada School District offers optional device protection to families to cover the accidental breakage or damage that might occur to a child’s iPad or laptop. This voluntary protection plan is available for $25 per device and covers repairs or replacement due to accidental damage from drops, spills, vandalism, loss, theft, and incidental damage to another student’s device. Device protection does not cover intentional damage to a device, or damaged or lost accessories such as district provided cases, chargers, pens, or hotspots. Please see the Parent Student Device Handbook or Optional Device Protection Plan in the Student Handbooks for detailed information on the District’s Optional Device Protection Plan.

The optional device protection plan enrollment period deadline is October 31. Families may sign up and pay for optional device protection through the Payment Portal located in PowerSchool.

Families are responsible for the repair or replacement of devices which are damaged, lost, or stolen outside acceptable use guidelines published in student handbooks. Device protection is a voluntary, non-refundable, yearly cost for each device. Families may be able to add devices to their homeowner’s or renters’ insurance plan and may consider these alternatives prior to purchasing optional device protection.