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West High Picture Days

Lifetouch will be taking portrait photos on 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 and 11/11 in the Field House. Shuttle busses will be running all four days for students who do not have transportation. (see bus schedules at end)

Only current West High students who are wearing a mask will be allowed in the west doors of the Field House for photos. Parents, family and friends will not be admitted. Students will be admitted through the 400 West doors by appointment time, and they must immediately leave the building after being photographed. Students are advised to dress for the weather conditions, as any waiting will have to take place in the parking lot, and no waiting inside the building will be permitted to preserve social distancing. Also, to prevent viral transmission between students, no tux or gown drapes will be used this year. Seniors who want to “look classy” in their photos are advised to dress nicely.

Your Portrait Photo Options for the 2021 Yearbook:

Option 1: Get your portrait photo taken in person by Lifetouch during one of these four Wednesdays.

Option 2: After December 1st, take your portrait photo yourself and send it to the yearbook using the Herff-Jones eShare app. Download the app to your phone, and then use the school code “GoPanthers”to access West High through the app and send pictures. (No eShare portraits will be acceptedbefore December 1st because the app is currently being modified to collect information that we need to have with the portraits.)

Option 3: As a last resort, email a portrait photo to Please do not use this option unless the first two options are not possible for you.

The Panther yearbook is looking forward to seeing your smiling face! If you have questions about this process, please email me at

Superintendent Search Community Survey

What qualities do you want to see in our new Superintendent? Now's your chance to tell us here.

Anti-Harassment Training Bell Schedule

On Friday, October 23rd, we will have a revised schedule to accommodate our Anti-Harassment Training for students:

  • 8 - 8:20 = Anti-harassment training
  • 8:20 - 9:40 = 1st period
    • 5 minute break
  • 9:45 - 11:05 = 2nd period
    • 11:05 - 11:40 = Lunch
  • 11:40 - 1 = 3rd period
    • 5 minute break
  • 1:05 - 2:30 = 4th period

Reflections Contest

Interested in participating in the Reflections Contest? The deadline is November 16th. Here is the information you need: I Matter Because and 2020 Reflections Student Entry Form Checklist


Girl's Wrestling Team

Attention all West High girls. We are building a West High's first official girls wrestling team. Please see this flyer for information. No experience required. Wrestling is officially for all students this year and girls will only be competing against girls. Lets put West High Girl's Wrestling on the map this year!

Updated PSAT and NMSQT Information

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

The NMSQT (National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test) is the test that qualifies students for the National Merit Scholar program. It is taken in a student’s junior year. The PSAT can be taken by 10th graders as a “practice run” for the NMSQT. The tests consist of Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics.  Both tests are OPTIONAL for students.

West High is holding a 2nd PSAT and NMSQT test date on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29. Students can register for this test by paying $25.00 fee to the Treasurer at West High. This can be done online at on the AP/IB Test link. This registration fee will be waived for Fee Waiver students. Seating is limited; there are 100 seats for this 2nd test at West. Juniors have priority but sophomores will be given any empty spots.

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(Students will be receiving an email confirming they are on the roster)

When and Where: Students should be at the school at 7:30 AM. on OCTOBER 14. Go to the MAIN DOORS on 300 W. Be sure to have your mask and stay physically distanced from other students while waiting to come in.

What should students bring to the test?

  • Photo ID; this is MANDATORY! (School ID, driver’s license, etc)
  • #2 pencils (NOT mechanical) 
  • Calculator
  • You may bring water and snacks but cannot eat or drink in the testing room. You may eat during breaks only.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Valerie Gates at

Concurrent Classes

Interested in taking Concurrent Classes? Here is Concurrent Enrollment and Registration in a CE Course information.

CTE News

Work Credit Flyer

West High Internships

Official Transcripts

A message from West High School regarding official transcripts:

Welcome to Parchment. We are offering this service to make ordering transcripts easier for you. It is also more efficient for West High. It also will deliver your transcripts to the colleges you choose in the format they prefer.

Thank you!

Parent Observer Canvas Accounts

If you have a student that you would like to help monitor or "observe", click here for the pdf instructions on how to set that up. Here is another set of instructions as well for both students and observers.


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West High School
241 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
phone: 801.578.8500
fax: 801.578.8516

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No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The district is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services and employment including its policies, complaint processes, program accessibility, district facility use, accommodations and other Equal Employment Opportunity matters. The district also provides equal access to district facilities for all youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code, including scouting groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: Tina Hatch, Compliance and Investigations, 440 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, (801) 578-8348. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, (303) 844-5695.

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