West Side Story 2.0

August 12, 2019

Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Back to School sales are in full swing, the Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, and it is time to start welcoming our Scarlets back into the building!

Last week, we mailed our Back to School letter to families. You can also find it here. This letter has important information about Kick Off Days, Open House, and Link Crew. If you have any questions about this information, please don't hesitate to call us at 387-3461.

This is going to be the best year yet!

PAC Meeting

Our new Activities Director, Mr. Joe Johnson, will be welcoming our parents, athletes, and coaches into the building tonight for our 2019-20 PAC meeting. This is for all students and their parents who will be going out for a fall sport. The meeting begins in the auditorium at 7:00pm. After the large group meeting, you will break up into different rooms to meet with the coaches for your teams.

Boys Cross Country - Choir Room

Girls Cross Country - Orchestra Room

Girls Soccer - Media Center

Boys Soccer - Cafeteria

Volleyball - Gym

Girls Swim and Dive - Bandroom

Girls Tennis- 227

Football - Auditorium

Students will be able to pay for Activities Passes at the PAC meeting and will be able to pick their passes up on Kick Off Days.

Kick Off Days - Checklist

Here you can find a checklist for all of the things you can do on Kick Off Days.

Please note, prior to checking out chromebooks/textbooks, parents will need to update the census verification form found in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. We will have computers and support available in the media center for those who need to complete the form on the Kick Off Days.

Schedule Changes

Counselors will be available for schedule changes from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Kick Off Days, August 21 and 22. Because the master schedule is constructed based on students’ requests from their registration for classes, schedule changes will be considered for only the following reasons:

1. To accommodate graduation deficiencies

2. To make changes due to summer school credit earned

3. To resolve scheduling conflicts (2 requested courses scheduled in the same hour)

4. To implement a student's IEP

5. To accommodate PSEO courses

The Counseling Center is very busy during these days, so please be respectful of the reasons for requesting schedule changes. Counselors will not make changes to schedules to change teachers or switch a class to a different hour; this includes moving a class to accommodate a work study/release hour.

School Supplies

The classes students are taking will dictate the specific school supplies they need. Teachers will have this information available to students and families at Open House and the first day of school.

Students should plan to bring writing utensils, notebooks, and a folder for the first day of school.

It is recommended that all math students have a TI 84 calculator.

Important Links

Chromebook Check Out Schedule

Locker Sign Up (All freshmen will be assigned a locker. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors should sign up using this link if they would like a locker.)

Picture Form

Parking Information

Ron Flynn Retired

Ron Flynn, our head custodian who had worked for 26 years at West High School, retired on July 31st. To thank Ron for all of his work in making West a special place to be, we will be having a retirement open house for Ron on August 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 at Pub 500. Ron will be missed at West and we wish him the best in his retirement!

Upcoming Events

August 12 - fall sports begin

August 12 - PAC meeting 7:00pm

August 21 and 22 - Kick Off Days 8:00 to 3:00

August 28 - Link Crew Day - all Freshmen at 8:00am

August 28 - Open House - 6:30pm

September 3 - First Day of School

Find football, soccer, cross country, swim/dive, tennis, volleyball events here


Go Scarlets!