Welcome to West High School (WHS)! Our staff is excited to welcome you back virtually on Monday, August 24, 2020, to our Viking family! West High has a 55-year tradition of excellence, and we will continue the legacy of high expectations where all students are given the opportunity to participate and succeed. Our mission is “Believe, Achieve, Succeed,” and we are excited to support your child towards a path of success! During this year, we will continue to concentrate our efforts on helping our students think critically, problem-solve, and engage in college and career readiness skills. Viking PRIDE is the heart of our school culture, and I encourage you to discuss these important values with your child. Our Viking PRIDE tenets are designed to help your child understand the value of Participating in school, being Responsible, understanding and modeling Integrity, developing the Determination to succeed, and having Empathy for each other.
The COVID-19 situation has been unprecedented in its impact on our society and our school system. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all KHSD schools and WHS will remain in a distance learning model for the first quarter. Teachers and staff have continued to work over the summer to prepare online delivery of instruction as well as other services to students and their families. Students and parents may visit the "Distance Learning Resource" website here for directions regarding the single sign-on and how students log into Canvas, the new learning management system. Students will use the internet to connect to the CANVAS learning system where students can access each course.
We trust that you will support our efforts in trying to provide a safe, academic, and supportive campus that will contribute to the best education your student can receive. We hope that you will be actively involved in your child's education at West High School this year. In our efforts to help you stay involved in your student's education, we will continue to have our Parent and Family Center staff available via phone each day. The center is dedicated to offering parents beneficial resources to help with your child's education. I invite each of you to become active members of our athletic booster club or band boosters, join our school site council, ELAC, or other parent advisory teams.
Please, remember that West High is a school filled with dedicated teachers, counselors, support staff, and administrators, all with a common goal to ensure every student has the opportunity and support to learn and succeed at high levels. Our mission is “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” and we are excited to support your child towards a path of success! We appreciate your patience and support during this historic time. Have a great Viking Day and remember that West is Best!
Megan Gregor, Proud Principal