CB West High School

West Times Newsletter 8.27.2020


Student Schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on Students’ Portals on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

SAT’s and ACT’s: Please check the ACT website and the College Board/SAT website for updated information about new fall testing dates, registration, testing locations, and COVID updates for each test.

Social/Emotional Wellness: The Guidance Department will provide resources throughout the year to support students’ social and emotional health. Mr. Manners, one of our 11th grade counselors, plans to run an online Stress Reduction Program, available to all students. This 6-week Mindfulness based program will be offered this fall through the Teams platform and is designed to assist students with stress, attention, and overall quality of life. Students interested in participating in this program should contact Mr. Manners directly at dmanners@cbsd.org.

Class Informational Meetings: Counselors will be hosting virtual Informational Meetings for their respective classes in the early part of September. In these sessions, counselors will review topics relevant to each class, such as timelines, standardized testing, college and career planning, and more. Parents and students are encouraged to participate. Please watch for future announcements and emails with invitations to the Class Info Sessions!

Welcome Back! Welcome back Mrs. Valerie D’Alonzo, Junior Counselor (L-Z). Mrs. D’Alonzo is returning from sabbatical and is excited to be working with the Class of 2022!

10th Grade Laptop DIstribution

Device distribution information for the 2020-21 school year may be found here for grades K-12: https://sway.office.com/u2g1qX20BqFrsYlm?ref=Link

All students must complete the user agreement and complete the payment documentation prior to receiving a device.

As a reminder, all families can find the information here: https://www.cbsd.org/Page/39234

The steps include:

  • Parent/guardian and Student read the 1:1 Handbook.
  • Parent/guardian signs the User Agreement and pays the user fee via MyPayments Plus. Completing this step confirms that the parent/guardian(s) have reviewed the 1:1 Handbook with their student(s).
  • Additionally, Barclay has created a video for Spanish speakers that covers the options at the primary and elementary levels, how to find Student ID and how to access the survey:

Students in Grades 7 and 10 will pick-up their devices the week of 8/31 at the ESC Services Building located 16 Welden Drive in Doylestown. You must register for a time here: CB Grade 7 & Grade 10 Laptop Deployment

Learning Schedule

Please see the 100% Virtual Learning Schedule by clicking here.

MBIT Students – Learning Schedule will be forthcoming very soon.

Virtual Learning Tips and Tricks

Click HERE to be directed to the CB West virtual tip site.

Click the picture below to be directed to a video created by CB West teachers with tips and resources for online learning.

Attention Sophomores and Students New to West!

Hello, Class of 2023 Students and New to West Students!

I hope that you have been enjoying the summer months, making sure to find time to rest, rejuvenate, and recharge for the upcoming school year. While the official start of the school year may be a few weeks away, CB West would like to invite all incoming members of the class of 2023 and any new student to our building for our annual Welcome to West Day! Unfortunately, we are forced to hold this event virtually this year, but we hope you will attend even from afar!

Welcome to West day will be held on Thursday, September 3rd from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. The format will be delivered through a live TEAMS event during which you can ask your house principal, your school counselors and your class advisors questions. Attached please find a flyer with details and the TEAMS LINK.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Helen Sclama Zaleski at hzaleski@cbsd.org or contact the Sophomore house office at 267-893-2504. Please be reminded that all students should be checking their CBSD email daily. All communications, reminders and scheduling updates, throughout the school year, will be sent through CBSD email.

I look forward to meeting you soon and send my best wishes to you and your families.

Mrs. Sclama Zaleski

Antler Yearbook Information

Don't forget to reserve your child an Antler yearbook for this school year. Until the end of September, the Antler will hold a Back to School special, where yearbooks will be only $70! Due to COVID, we will only be accepting online orders, at www.jostens.com . Don't delay - last year we completely sold out of yearbooks - be sure to reserve your child's high school memories today! Seniors Only - Visit the Antler website for Baby Photo information. https://www.cbsd.org/Domain/476

Parents of Seniors- The Antler Yearbook needs YOUR help!

We want this year’s seniors to get the recognition they deserve! Do you have a senior who has excelled in the arts, community service, music, athletics or has a special interest or hobby? Do you have a photo of your senior on their first day of kindergarten AND the first day of their senior year? If so, please send photos and information about your senior to sferraro@cbsd.org with your student’s name in the subject line! *Please note that we cannot guarantee that every submission will be included.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health has revised the immunization requirements for students.

The state law immunization requirement must be completed by November 5, 2020.

Please click here for further details.

If the student is in the middle of a series and it is too soon for the next dose, the parents must provide the school nurse with a plan for immunizations (signed by a health care provider) within the first 5 days. If the student has incomplete immunizations and no medical plan, the student will be excluded from school.

You may check your child’s school immunization record by logging onto the parent portal through the district website at this link or by consulting with your child’s physician.


Don't miss out on Senior Portraits! Final Portrait Session begins on September 8. Click here for details.

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHIP is Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program for uninsured children and teens up to age 19.

Click on the link for more information about CHIP.

Click on the link for the online application.