Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,
I hope everyone had a great summer! We can’t wait to get started for the 2019-20 school year!
The following are events for This Week at West Ranch, August 12-16, along with information for some upcoming events.
MAKE UP REGISTRATION:
If your student has yet to go through registration, we are having a make-up Summer Check-In Day on Monday, August 12th from 8am-10am. The registration process for make-up day is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please enter at the lower 600 gate.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 13th. It is an Even day (Periods 2, 4 and 6), with the first class starting at 8:25am. If your student has a 1st period class on your schedule, they will begin at 7am.
MORNING POINT OF ENTRY TO CAMPUS:
Just as a reminder, in keeping with our continuing focus on school safety, the gates in front of the school near the Administration/Library building on the upper portion of campus will be the only point of entry for students in the morning. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Please abide by the traffic flow the school has established for both drop-off and pick-up. I have included a traffic flow map for your convenience. The more of you that cooperate the easier it is to get in and out of campus. During pick-up at the end of the school day, please do not drive into the staff lot to drop off or pick up your student. Do not park in non-designated, or red curbed spots. These actions actually create more of a back-up as we have staff arriving and leaving at that time as well as several school buses that pick up our students with special needs that utilize the staff lot. Please do not pick up or drop off students in the staff lot. Thank you again for your cooperation.
For all those parents new to West Ranch, and as a reminder for returning parents, we have a great opportunity to assist your student if they are in need of a little extra academic help. We have a Tutorial time built into our schedule 8am – 8:20am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. During this time students can see their teachers for extra help, whether it be on a homework question or how to get an essay started. We hope your student takes advantage of this time.
LATE START WEDNESDAY:
West Ranch has a Late Start Wednesday schedule, and it will start this Wednesday, August 14th. This schedule allows for teachers to have scheduled time to collaborate and work on professional development together every week. This schedule aligns with many of the other high schools in the Hart District that also have Late Start Wednesdays.
At West Ranch, on Late Start Wednesdays, school will begin at 9:25am with no 1st period, and end at the same time, 2:45pm.
If your student gets to campus on the city bus, the transit system has worked out a late start schedule for Wednesdays.
There will be times our staff will be utilizing the Library during the late start, however on many Wednesdays, the library will be open to students at the regular time of 7:30am. That schedule will be coming out soon.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS:
If your student is interesting in trying out for our Girls basketball team, tryouts will be held this Thursday and Friday, August 15-16, from 5:30pm-7pm in the Main Gym. Both tryout days are mandatory if you want to be considered for the team.
We cannot take food drop-offs for students. In years past we were inundated with this. Students have several options with our new food service provider, Sodexo. Students may also bring their lunch with them. We appreciate your cooperation.
On the flyer in the registration packet, it listed the wrong date for Back to School Night. The correct date is Tuesday, September 3rd, beginning with a welcome at 6:30pm, and Classroom visitations starting at 6:45pm. More information will be forthcoming.
In a letter to families, the date for the PSAT exam was incorrect. The correct date for the West Ranch PSAT is October 16. We are sorry for the confusion.
There are opportunities to get out and support our Wildcats, as action in some of our Fall Sports begin this week. Our Fall Sports include Cross Country, Girls Golf, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, and Football. You can check out our weekly schedules at www.WestRanchHighSchool.com. Just look under the Athletics tab at the top of the page.
TOP 5% IN THE NATION:
In 2018-2019 the U.S. News and World Report ranked West Ranch as one of the Top 5% of High Schools in the Nation!! We have an amazing staff with incredible teachers, and above all outstanding students. With you support, we are looking to do the same this year.
Let’s have a great 19-20 school year!
Principal, West Ranch High School
Relationships – Rigor – Relevance