Welcome Home!

In the words of the great philosopher, Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vu all over again.” New faces and procedures, waiting in lines, paying fees, and the anxiety/excitement of a new school year seem all too familiar. We are excited to do it all again. Enclosed are items for you to be aware of as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Please let us help you with any questions or concerns. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you soon.

The first day of school is on Wednesday, August 17th.  It will be an “A” day.  Tardy bell will ring at 7:45am. We will be on the early out Wednesday schedule. Buses will run at 12:15pm.

MISSION STATEMENT
LUX “Light”: Westlake High School students are a light and an example of integrity, leadership, empathy, and productivity.
VIRTUSExcellence”: Westlake High School promotes a standard of excellence in academics, innovation, and performance.

AT WESTLAKE, ALL STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Support claims using valid and sufficient evidence in both verbal and written formats.
  • Apply math in real life situations.
  • Problem Solve.
  • Interact with others in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Administration

The administration team is committed to student success on every level. Based on the last name of the student, the following is a guideline for knowing your administrator:
Mr. Huff A-C
Ms. Wilkins Cb-Gl
Ms. Nye Gm-Kl
Ms. Stuart Km-O
Mr. Jessup P-Sm
Ms. Leavy Sn-Z

Please adhere to this guide if applying for a fee waiver; or if you feel there is a need to speak to an administrator at any time throughout the year, please contact our office. We are happy to help in any way we can.

Fee Payment Information

There are 2 different ways you can pay for your student(s) fees.

  1. Online! All fees can be paid HERE.  This is the easy and preferred method.
  2. Walk-in! You may walk-in with the payment any time between 7:15am and 3:00pm.  You can also apply for a fee waiver or set up a monthly payment plan at this time.

For the Fee Waiver Form and other financial information, CLICK HERE.

Parking Information

Parking passes go on sale Monday, August 8th.  All required student fees must be paid before purchasing a parking pass. Click the picture below for all the detailed information!

Back to School Night

Mark your calendars for our Back to School Night/ Open House on Monday, August 15th from 3-8pm. Students can receive tours, club information, find lockers, discover busing schedules, and learn general information on this evening. Teachers will be available in their classrooms, so parents and students can discuss classroom expectations. If you still need to pay for student fees, the finance office will also be open.

WESTLAKE--A NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL

Chromebook Distribution

Chromebook distribution is on August 8th, 9th and 10th—in the media center.

  • August 8th—Seniors
    • 8am-12 Noon
  • August 9th—Juniors
    • 8am-12 Noon
  • August 10th—Sophomores
    • 8am-12 Noon

ALL students will have a Chromebook issued to them to use during their high school career. If your student does not have a Chromebook, come on one of these days and we will be happy to help.

School Pictures

School/yearbook picture days are on August 23rd and 24th, depending on English class.  All students must have a Lifetouch picture taken for the yearbook and ID card.  Appropriate school dress is required.

CLICK HERE for paperless ordering with code EVTW73F7Z.

Counseling

The Counseling Office will be open during lunches and before/after school. Students are admonished to stay in class and meet with counselors during the aforementioned times. Counselors are assigned to students based on the last name of the student.

  • Kent Bills                  A-Br
  • Kris Thorson               Bu-Di
  • Jared Landvatter       Do-Hal
  • Linda Pickering          Ham-Ke
  • Sue Barney                 Ki-Mo
  • Erin Nelson               Mu-Re
  • Erin Davis                 Ri-St
  • Heather Austin           Su-Z

There will only be teacher recommended class changes when school starts.

Class Change Request Form

Our office will print and/or send transcripts for you. Click below for more information and the Transcript Request Form.

Transcript Request Form

Skyward Updates & Information

It is required that parents go into Skyward and update all information for every student with whom they have guardianship. Click below for all the tips and tutorials on how to do this!

SKYWARD TIPS & TUTORIALS

Medical Information

School Nurse – Natalie Anderson [email protected]

  • Immunizations – All students must have their immunizations cleared before the first day of school. Please bring a copy of the record to the school or email our School Nurse if you have any questions.
  • Medical Needs – If your student requires medication &/or any medical needs while at school, this requires an Individualized Health Plan signed by parents and doctors. Please contact our School Nurse with any questions.
  • Sick Day Policy – If your student has any symptoms, KEEP THEM HOME. If you are called to pick them up, do this as quickly as possible to avoid exposure to other students/staff in the area.
  • PLEASE update your contact information and add emergency contacts to your students record so they can be picked up as soon as possible.

Lunch Information

Westlake will have one lunch each day.  For specific times, see the BELL SCHEDULE. Payments for lunches can be made HERE, or you can bring payment with you on Back to School Night. Payments cannot be taken during lunchtime but can be taken before school. To apply for Free and Reduced lunches, CLICK HERE.

Alpine School District Nutritional Services

Westlake Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Lockers

Lockers will not automatically be assigned.  If your student would like to rent a locker, he/she will need to pay the locker rental fee of $2, fill out the Google locker request form, as well as pay all required student fees.   Although students have the ability to choose the hallway they prefer, lockers will only be given upon availability.  Lockers should only be used to store items for the day. All personal items should be taken home nightly. Your locker number and combination can be located under Student Info, in Skyward. Your locker will be assigned by August 12. Each locker will only have one student—it will not be shared.

Locker Request Form

Bus Routes

Find your bus stop HERE!  Bus routes will be available after August 10th.