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    Daily Bulletin - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

     

    Daily Bulletins:

    We apologize for the inconvenience as we are still experiencing some technical difficulties with the emailing of the Daily Bulletin.
    If you do not receive the email, you can also view the bulletin on the PowerSchool app and on the West Valley Homepage.


     

    ACT vs. SAT:

    How to Decide Which College Test to Take!
    The goal of the ACT and SAT are the same: to gauge readiness for college.
    The counseling department will have an information session to review the differences or similarities of the exams.
    Date: Wednesday 10/20/21
    Audience: Juniors & Seniors
    Place: Dewild Theatre
    Time: 1:05 pm - 1:30 pm (Extension period)


     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences:

    Parents, mark your calendars!
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, October 28th from 10:30 am- 6:30 pm and October 29th from 7:30am- 2:00 pm.
    Conferences will need to be scheduled through PowerPTC which can be accessed through PowerSchool.
    In person and video conferencing options are available.
    Look for more information in an email from Mrs. Wietgrefe or visit our website and look under the "Our School" tab.
    We will open the site for PARENTS to begin scheduling on Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 8:00 a.m.


     

    TRICK or TREAT Grams $1:

    Buy your friend(s), teacher(s), parent(s), child a Trick or Treat gram $1 each.
    Going on sale Oct.11th-22nd at lunch and after school in the commons.
    Grams will be delivered Oct 26th and 27th.
    Sponsored by WV student council and ESports


     

    Halloween Prompt:

    Come to the library to create a response to this Halloween prompt:
    "I wanted to get you more than just a bunch of candy for Halloween..."
    Best puns will be selected by Mr. Shaeffer.
    He says, "They're already 'Raven' about it".


     

    West Valley Ski Swap:

    Saturday, October 23 in the West Valley gymnasium.
    9:00 am to 11:00 am priority wave for high school and middle school skiers and families.
    Coaches will be on hand to help fit skis.
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm priority wave for general community and elementary skiers.
    The gear check in is from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 22
    Contact wolfpackskiboosters@gmail.com for more information.
    We are offering a pre-registration for gear sales this year.
    Interested sellers can register here: https://tinyurl.com/5chp5c9v
    20% of the proceeds from each sale benefit the WV Ski Team to pay for travel to races, wax and supplies.


     

    School Pictures & ID:

    School pictures and student ID's are in.
    Available for pickup before school, at lunch and after school only.
    Please do not come during class time / break, thank you!
    If you took picture retakes on the 19th, more info to follow on arrival date. You can still order online - Code 63845MA @ PORTRAITSPHOTOSTUDIO.INTER-STATE.COM / (907) 451-0633


     

    Counseling Corner:

    Information such as Senior information, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Transcript Request, Graduation Requirements, etc....can be found on our West Valley Homepage.
    Click on "Counseling" then the drop down "Counseling Corner".


     

    Yearbooks from the 2020 – 2021 school year...

    will be available for pickup or purchase in Mr. Meritt's classroom (112) beginning Thursday 10/7 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm.
    Distribution will continue at lunch and after school for the following week.
    IMPORTANT: 2021 Graduates may pick up or purchase their yearbook (or have a family member pick it up) from the front office during normal school hours.
    New purchases of 2021 books are $80. 2020 books (previous year) are available for $40, while supplies last. --


     

    Model United Nations:

    Model UN continues to meet on Thursday and Friday at lunch in the Dewild Theater.
    This month our awareness campaign will be focused on Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty.
    Please join us as we learn more and work toward actionable solutions geared toward this global crisis in our community.
    Please contact Mrs. Damario and Mrs. Sprankle for more information: heather.damario@k12northstar.org; beth.sprankle@k12northstar.org


     

    ASVAB

    The ASVAB will be offered at West Valley on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
    It will start at 7:30 am and end at 11:00 am in the Library.
    The ASVAB is multiple-aptitude test, and an interest inventory.
    It is proctored by military personnel, scores are not released to the military.
    For more information go to www.asvabprogram.com.
    Sign up in the counseling office, deadline is October 14th.


     

    Open Campus Lunch Policy:

    It is a student’s responsibility to return from lunch on time and prepared for class.
    Students who enter the building late from lunch will need to get a tardy unexcused and will not be allowed to take food or drink into their classrooms or to their lockers.

    Please no Door-Dash, Grubhub, etc..food deliveries.


     

    Senior Portraits:

    Submit Senior Portraits Before October 31!
    Specs:
    – 2 x 3 Ratio; Portrait Orientation (tall, not wide).
    – High Res. no screenshots or social media downloads.
    – 100% school appropriate content. School admin has the final word on this.
    – Pictures must be recognizably you and include only you. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIl
    Use this link:
    https://snap.yearbookforever.com/snap/index.html#/upload/1-23J-17797
    Access Code: wolfpack
    Category: “Senior Portrait”


     

    West Valley Drama:

    WV Drama presents Sherlock Holmes!
    If you are interested in joining, please attend the informational meeting after school on October 15th in the PAC!
    Auditions for Sherlock Holmes will be on the following Wednesday, October 20th also after school in the PAC!
    Regular meetings are on Mondays after school 2:00-3:00 in Mr. Bledsoe's room! (246)


     

    How do I excuse an absence?

    Reminder that in order for students to be excused, students MUST stop into the front office and pick up their Excused Admit Pass.
    A parent will need to call the front office to excuse an absence within 2 school days of that absence.
    Teachers are unable to mark a student Absent Excused.
    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.
    If you have a note from a parent/guardian excusing you, trade it for an excused admit in the front office.
    You will not be excused without checking into the office first and picking up this pass.
    If you are leaving the building on a TownPass (townpass must be called in by a parent or have a note with specified time of needing to leave the building), you must sign out in the front office in order to get excused.
    If you return to school, you must remember to check in at the front office before going to class.
    Parents can not call in after the fact to excuse their students.
    We must hear from a parent / guardian BEFORE the student leaves the building.
    If a student is marked AU for classes within the day, and you did not have a pre-arranged townpass to leave the building, parents can not excuse that AU.
    Parents can not excuse a student for not attending a scheduled class to go to another class. Students must communicate with their teachers and get teacher permission.
    AU = Absence Unexcused: Teachers will mark this when students who are either more then 10 minutes late to class or do not show to their class. A parent can call front office to excuse an absence and code will be changed to AE.
    TU = Student is tardy to class (under 10 minutes).
    Reminder that in order for students to be excused, students MUST stop into the front office and pick up their Excused Admit Pass.


     

    WVHS Counseling Office:

    479-4221 ext. 46520
    Willie Blackburn | A-F (10th-12th) ext 46525
    Colleen Johnston | G-N (10th-12th) ext 46524
    Anna Sprague | O-Z (10th-12th) ext 46527
    Teesha Lane | all Freshmen ext 46523


     

    Wolf Den:

    West Valley Wolf's Den Clothing Closet is now open!!!! Students are able to come in and try on and keep different clothing styles.


     

    INCLEMENT WEATHER DECISION-MAKING:

    Copy and paste they following to view the Updated Inclement Weather
    https://www.k12northstar.org/weather
    There will be no alternate bus routes for this year.
    Further communication will be available should the district transition back to alternate bus routes.


     

    Bus Rotating:

    Please note updates on Rotating Suspension of Bus Routes
    There have been changes in some bus routes that have impacted pick-up and drop-off times, as well as scheduled cancellation of some routes.
    Please visit k12northstar.org/transportation to see the updated Route sheets (https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/6966) and the scheduled rotation suspension information (https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/10965).

     

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