Finals Snacks Time is here:
Our amazing PTSA is sponsoring Finals Snacks again for our students and you can help by bringing in pre-packaged snacks to the office to then be handed out between finals on Dec 14, 15, or 16.
We need approximately 3,000 snacks, but any amount you can bring is appreciated.
Also, if you're available to help handout snacks between 9:30-9:45am on those days, please email email@example.com.
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TRANSPORTATION / BUS CONCERNS:
CONTACT INFORMATION | DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES
Call DURHAM Dispatch for student drop-off/pick-up issues, late buses, missed stops, driver complaints, service issues, and lost items.
Fairbanks: 907-206-7789 (6:00am-5:30pm)
Moose Creek/North Pole: 907-206-7789, option 4 (6:00am-5:00pm)
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Winter Concert & Art Show:
West Valley Art Department | West Valley Mixed & Concert Choirs
Lathrop Mixed, Treble, & Concert Choirs
West Valley Concert & Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, December 7th, doors open @ 6:30pm - concert starts @ 7pm @ West Valley PAC
Wednesday, December 7th during Lunch in Mrs. Sawchuk's Room.
Model UN Candy Grams
In celebration of Human Rights Day December 10th, Model UN will be selling Candy Grams in the commons during lunch and after school on Tuesday 12/6 and Wednesday 12/7.
If there is someone special you'd like to show some love and appreciation, please consider gifting them a candy gram. Contact Mrs. Damario
Model UN Meetings
If you would like to discuss global issues, participate in debate practice, engage in trivia games about various topics, and make some friends, please join us at lunch in Room 233. Contact Mrs. Damario
World War II Tour of Europe
Anyone still interested in joining us for this trip on May 29- June 7th, please see Mrs. Damario in room 236.
At-home COVID test kits:
available at the front office.
Calling all Senior Parents of Graduating class 2023:
Graduation Committee Meeting
Thursday Dec. 8th
6pm WVHS Library
Come help collaborate in making the senior grad party the best ever.
the deadline for ordering your graduation gear (caps and gowns) is coming up on December 31st.
Your student received a packet of materials and you can go to the following website to order as well:www.highschool.herffjones.com
please join us during lunch on Thursdays for planning the senior ball in room 231.
Christ Centered Youth:
CCY meets every Tuesday during lunch in room 231.
WVH Pottery Sale:
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30pm in the WVHS PAC before the Winter Concert! (Cash or Check)
Thursday, December 8, 11:20-11:50am, WVHS Commons! (Cash or Check)
Monday, Dec. 5th - Holiday PJ's Day
Tuesday, Dec. 6th - White Lie Day
Wednesday, Dec. 7th - Elves vs. Santa
Thursday, Dec. 8th - Zoom Day (nice top, comfy bottoms)
Friday, Dec. 9th - Ugly Sweater day
Monday, Dec. 12th - periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tuesday, Dec. 13th - periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Wednesday, Dec. 14th - 1 & 4 Finals | out at 11:45 (if you have a period 7: 12-2pm)
Thursday, Dec. 15th - 2 & 5 Finals | out at 11:45
Friday, Dec. 16th - 3 & 6 Finals | out at 11:45
Reminder, NO EARLY FINALS
No Lunch Is Served
Buses Leave at 12:07pm
FINAL EXAMINATION POLICY:
Final examinations will be given in all classes.
Parents are expected to call in excuses by 10:00 AM on the day of the absence.
Final examinations are given during the last three days of each semester and are scheduled for two (2) hours each.
No one will be exempted from a final exam.
Final exams are administered under the following conditions:
Final exams are to be given during the scheduled exam period.
By School Board Policy, no exam is to be given early, without exception.
The office will check all absences. Only legitimate unavoidable absences will be excused.
There will be no passes during final exams and students will not be allowed to leave early.
If a final examination must be missed, the exam will be given after the scheduled time by arrangement with the teacher.
If a student is withdrawing from school early, School Board policy will determine the circumstances and requirements for completion of the semester.
The counseling department is available to assist students in this case.
students can now pick up their student ID in the front office before school, at lunch or after school in the front office.
How do I excuse an absence?
ANYTIME a student will be arriving late to school a parent/guardian has to call in to excuse the student and then the student MUST stop into the front office and pick up an Excused Admit Pass (BEFORE going to class).
If the student has a note from a parent/guardian excusing them, trade it for an excused admit in the front office before going to class.
Students will not be excused without checking into the office first and picking up this pass. If a student is leaving the building a TownPass must be called in by a parent or have a note with specified time of needing to leave the building (students must sign out in the front office in order to get excused.
If the student returns to school, they must remember to check in at the front office before going to class or the missed class will remain unexcused.
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 the student 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 than 10 minutes late to class or do not show to their class.
TU = Student is tardy to class (under 10 minutes).
Teachers are unable to mark a student Absent Excused.
If a student is planning to be absent the whole school day, a parent will need to call the front office to excuse the absence within 2 school days of that absence.
STUDENTS, YOU MUST CHECK IN AND OUT OF THE FRONT OFFICE AND PICK UP YOUR ADMIT / TOWNPASS.
Activities and Attendance:
A student must be in attendance the entire school day (ALL class periods for which they are scheduled) in order to practice or participate in any extracurricular or co-curricular activity.
When a student is absent from a class (marked AU) the student cannot participate in any same day practice or game.
Students who are ten or more minutes late to any class will be considered absent, not tardy and can NOT participate.
For activities or events that are scheduled on non-school days or weekends, students are required to attend every class on the last school day prior to the activity.
When students are tardy to class, coaches have discretion to implement consequences related to activity participation.
Excused absences MUST BE CALLED IN THE DAY BEFORE in order to participate.
West Valley School Hours:
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm | (907) 479-4221
School Start & End Times: 7:30am - 2:00pm
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.
NO Door-Dash, Grubhub, etc..food deliveries