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This Week at West Ranch May 31 - June 3, 2021

Good Afternoon West Ranch Parents,


The following are events for This Week at West Ranch, May 31 – June 3, the final week of the school year!


This is Finals Week!!  Please check out the schedule listed below.  There is also a lot of info for our Senior Families. 


Monday is Memorial Day.  There will be NO SCHOOL as we honor this national holiday.


The last day for all students is Thursday, June 3rd.  Friday, June 4th is a Teacher Work Day so they can finalize grades.


FINALS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:                                                  

Monday, May 31       -          MEMORIAL DAY – NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, June 1        -           Period 2:  8:30am – 10:20am

                                                Break:      10:20am – 10:35am

                                                Period 3:  10:35am – 12:25pm


Wednesday, June 2 -             Period 4:  8:30am – 10:20am

                                                Break:     10:20am – 10:35am

                                                Period 5: 10:35am – 12:25pm


Thursday, June 3      -           Period 6:   8:30am – 10:20am

                                                Break:       10:20am – 10:35am

                                                Period 7:  10:35am – 12:25pm


Friday, June 4           -           TEACHER WORK DAY – NO SCHOOL





Tuesday, June 1st -    Senior Meeting @ 10am via Zoom.  All Seniors must be in attendance.  This will be in Webinar                                    format, not typical classroom Zoom.  The link will be sent to your school email address on Monday, May 31st.


                                    Senior Awards and Yearbook pick-up 11:30am – 12:30pm  This is for any Senior that was not able to attend Senior Awards or Senior Sunset.


Wedn. June 2nd -       Graduation Practice – 7am – 10am @ COC.  All Seniors participating in the ceremony

                                    MUST be in attendance.  Seniors must be in their assigned seat by 7:10am


Thurs. June 3rd -       Diploma Pick-up & Cut Name from Senior Banner (By Alpha)

                                    Last names S – Z:  9am – 10am

                                    Last names H – R:  10am – 11am

                                    Last names A – G:  11am – 12pm




Graduation for the Class of 2021 will be on Wednesday, June 2nd at 7pm in the COC stadium.  Be on the lookout for further information and instructions that will be coming via email.  Due to COVID restrictions each graduate is limited to two tickets for family.  We had an EXTREMELY LIMITED amount of lottery tickets.  Those families that were recipients of these extra tickets have already been notified.  We are very sorry, but we have no further tickets to give out.  With all this said, we are so happy that we can provide an IN-PERSON graduation for our seniors! 

Parents, please make sure your student attends the virtual Senior Meeting on Tuesday, and Graduation rehearsal on Wednesday morning at 7am at COC stadium.    




We are winding down to the end of the 2021 Spring Semester and the end of the school year.  This means Finals exams/projects are coming and with it a special Finals schedule.  Finals for Seniors will be May 27-28.  Those schedules will be the same as they have been for the semester in hybrid format.

For the rest of our students, Final exams will occur June 1-3 and there is a special schedule with two periods meeting each day.  Hybrid students will be given the choice of attending in person or online for their final. 

For your planning purposes, I have attached the Finals schedule to this email. 




The 2020-2021 Yearbooks are here.  We have a system of Yearbook distribution that is based on the student’s year in school.  Many of our seniors picked up their yearbook at the Senior Sunset celebration at West Ranch last Friday, but there will be a make up day for them on Tuesday, June 1.  To keep with COVID guidelines, this will be a DRIVE-THRU event.  Here are the dates and times:


Tuesday, June 1:         11:30am – 12:30pm Seniors that did not get it at Senior Sunset

                                      12:30pm – 2:30pm   Juniors


Wednesday, June 2:   12:30pm – 2:30pm  Sophomores and Freshmen


Thursday, June 3:      12:30pm – 2:30pm  Anyone else that could not pick it up earlier


Must have CURRENT West Ranch ID card to pick up yearbook. Anyone can pick up as long as the ID card is present. This is a drive-thru event. Those picking up will stay in their vehicle.




Senior Parents – We are asking your assistance in working with your student on completing the Hart District Senior Survey.  This is your Wildcat’s chance to let us know about their future plans.  It is important feedback we need to serve our students for years to come as well.  Please encourage them to complete the form.  It can only be completed by the student.  Here is the link:  Senior Survey Link 




This Tuesday, June 1st at 7pm there will be a parent meeting for all the incoming Freshmen and Sophomore football parents via Zoom.  To attend, please email Marilee Christofferson at marilee@westranchfootball.org for the Zoom link or if you have any questions. 




Student Registration for all athletic summer camps is now open online on the ASB webstore.

Families can visit the website at http://bit.ly/WRSummerAthletics; under Product Category select SUMMER ATHLETIC PROGRAM.  Select the camp(s) that your student-athlete would like to participate in and complete the payment process.  Your payment receipt will serve as your confirmation.

All student athletes will need to complete and/or renew their athleticclearance.com accounts for the 2021-2022 school year in order to be eligible to participate.  New/incoming students will need to create a new account.  Instructions are attached.  Returning students will need to log into their current (2020-2021 school year) accounts, use the drop down arrow to select the 2021-2022 school year, and complete the Signature pages.  Current Athletic Physicals and Student Information will transfer over.  The 2021-2022 school year Athletic Clearance accounts opened on Monday, May 3rd for all students.

Students CANNOT PARTICIPATE in any camp unless they have completed a physical examination and submitted and uploaded all completed forms on or prior to the first day of camp.

For more information check out our Summer Athletic Program webpage:  https://www.westranchhighschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=317375&type=d&pREC_ID=2160421

We look forward to seeing all our student-athletes back on the fields and courts this summer!




To allow our teachers time to administer, evaluate, grade, and record finals and other student work/assessments during those last days of the semester, grades will be unavailable in Infinite Campus from Monday, May 31 - Monday, June 7 at 3pm.  This is district wide.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.




You have done a tremendous job persevering though all this adversity and now you have reached the finish line!  I am so proud of your accomplishments, and I know this is only the beginning of great things awaiting you!  Congratulations and I will see you at Graduation!




Summer is almost here and we know that we all can use a break from the last year plus we have been through.  Obviously we want students to take some time away from school and refresh their bodies and minds.  Some things to remember according to many mental health experts:

  1.  Keep a Routine:  Have a plan, but be flexible allowing time for something to look forward to each day.
  2. Practice Healthy Habits:  Get enough sleep, eat healthy and exercise.
  3. Maintain a Healthy Attitude:  Stay positive!  Have a positive mindset to combat those negative feelings.
  4. Welcome Support:  Make sure your teens feel they have outlets to talk about feelings.
  5. Limit Screen Time:  It is so easy with extra time to just go to video games, cell phones and the like.  Try to schedule time away from devices.  As adults we need to model this for our own sanity as well.

The Wildcat Wellness Center will not be physically open during the summer, but we have some outstanding resources for you.  Please check out the flyer attached to this email.


Additional Support Resources during Summer:

*  The Wellness Warmline will be available for students during SUMMER SCHOOL (July 1- 31).   

*  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hours: 1-800-273-8255

*  Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741

*  The Trevor Project, 24 hours: 1-866-488-7386

Wellness Website Resources




Let’s have a great final week, graduation, and a relaxing summer!




Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance

File attachments:
Parents-Students 2021 Spring semester finals schedule.docx
June 21 Wellness Center Summer Resources (1).pdf