News & Announcements
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)
- All pictures through Lifetouch must be preordered online. Click here: https://lifetouch.com/ Picture Day ID – EVTBNHG9B
- Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment for pictures on 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/11, click here: https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ut/slc/, Select “West High School”, click “Go”, Password - panthers
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 Jefferson.Packer@slcschools.org 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 Jefferson.Packer@slcschools.org
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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
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
PSAT and NMSQT
WEST IS OFFERING A SECOND TEST DATE!!!
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 myschoolfees.com 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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FOR THE JUNIORS REGISTERED FOR THE OCTOBER 14 TEST DATE
(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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.