West Valley High Bulletin for Friday, October 18, 2019
Early Out Bell Schedule:
October 18 - Early Out
Period 1 - 7:45 - 8:25
Period 2 - 8:30 - 9:10
Period 3 - 9:15 - 9:55
BREAK - 9:55 - 10:05
Period 4 - 10:05 - 10:45
Period 5 - 10:50 - 11:30
Period 6 - 11:35 - 12:15
LUNCH - 12:15 - 12:45
Hutch bus leaves 12:30
Buses leave at 12:52
Parents, our demographics page has been redesigned. If you would like someone other than yourself to be able to pick up or excuse your child please call the school and we can add to our new page.
Parent / Teacher Conference Dates:
Conferences are as follows:
October 31st, 11:00-2:00 Scheduled Visits, 3:00-7:30 Arena Style
November 1st, 7:30-10:30, 11:30-4:00 Scheduled Visits
PowerPTC will be open on October 18th at 8:00 am for parents to begin scheduling.
Parents and Students - Attendance
ANYTIME you are arriving late to school and your parent/guardian has called in to excuse you, you MUST stop into the front office and pick up your Excused Admit Pass or you will remain unexcused.
Seniors and Parents:
Follow the Counseling Instagram account for weekly reminders and updates on senior activities at: wvhseniors2020
and quotes are due by Halloween. They can be emailed to email@example.com.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Sample Test (ASVAB) will be given to interested 10th - 12th grade students, on October 22nd.
The test will start at 7:45 a.m. Participating students will miss 1st, SSP, 2nd periods that day.
The ASVAB is a career exploration program that helps students explore their interests, abilities, and personal preferences.
The test is administered at West Valley by a local military recruiter.
Students can sign up in counseling through October 18th. There is no fee for this opportunity, nor any obligation to the military.
For more information about the ASVAB, go to: http://www.asvabprogram.com/
Attention AP students and Parents:
AP sign up and payment are due November 8th.
Sign up online for the exam and pay in the counseling office.
Model UN travel team:
Students interested in being part of Model UN’s travel team to the Yale Model United Nations conference in January which includes a 3-day excursion to New York, please contact Mrs. Damario for more details and information about financial aid if you are interested.
You can go to YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM and place your order.
Common App & Parchment:
Need some help with the Common App?
Ms. Everts will be doing a presentation on how to complete and work with the Common App which is an online application that over 700 schools use. She will also help you set up your Parchment account so that whenever you need your high school transcript sent to a school or program you can do it directly online at no cost.
West Valley High School Ski Swap
When: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: WVH Gymnasium
Friday, October 25th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 26th 8:00am - 9:30pm
20% of all proceeds go to the WVHS Ski Team
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Route Alternate Stops During Inclement Weather:
With the arrival of winter, we know the chances of inclement weather increase. School bus routes in the hills are particularly impacted by difficult road conditions.
Some school bus routes have designated “alternate stops” that may be implemented if road conditions are deemed too hazardous for buses to use the regular stops.
We know that a short notice change in school bus stops can cause confusion. We are asking families to help us minimize the disruption by taking the following steps:
Know your route. Knowing ahead of time what route your student rides and the locations of the regular stop and the alternate stop will help avoid confusion. You can look up your student’s route on the district website by entering your address here: https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/2270. The list of alternate stops is posted online here: https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/4051. Your school’s office staff can also assist you in determining your student’s route, regular stop and alternate stop.
Sign up for bus notifications. Use your PowerSchool account to sign up for late bus notifications. The alerts come directly from First Student and will indicate when the alternate stops for your route have been activated. Through a guardian PowerSchool account, notifications can be set up to go out via text and/or email. Through a student PowerSchool account, notifications can be received via text. A helpful tutorial can be found at https://www.k12northstar.org/cms/lib/AK01901510/Centricity/Domain/1159/publicportallatebusnotification_0.pdf.
Make a plan. Decide how your family will handle the change to alternate stops and ensure everyone knows the plan. Some of our families have found using a bus deviation is a successful solution. You can submit a bus deviation for use on an “as needed” basis. A deviation can give permission for a trusted neighbor or family friend to pick up a student from the bus stop, for a student to walk home from the alternate stop, or for a student to ride a different route to a friend or relative’s house or other location.
Bring identification. Bus drivers are required to check identification for anyone picking up a student at an alternate stop. Please remember to bring identification with you to pick up your student. Please remind individuals approved through bus deviations to bring identification with them when meeting the bus. These preparations will help minimize disruption when we must activate alternate routes. In addition to receiving the late bus notifications, you can check on bus status here: https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/2051.
West Valley Hockey:
October 16 & 17 4:15pm UAF
October 18 4:15pm Big Dipper
West Valley Ski Team Parents:
Any parents who have students interested in being part of the West Valley ski team should plan on coming to a quick Ski Team Parents Meeting on Monday October 21st in the West Valley Commons @ 5:30.
We have had some powerschool updates this week with a few glitches. Please be patient with us, thank you!