by Sherri Blasing
West Assistant Principal
As we begin the school year, I would just like to remind you of the importance of daily attendance. Educators and parents alike know that regular school attendance directly relates to success in academic work, benefits students socially, provides opportunities for important communications between teachers and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of our students. Time lost from class is irretrievable in terms of human experience and learning.
I would like to invite you to partner with us in emphasizing the importance of attendance with your child by encouraging your child to attend school regularly. Please limit absences by scheduling appointments, vacations, college visits, etc. on non-school days. Should your child need to miss school, please notify the office on the day of your child’s absence.
Absences not verified within 24 hours will remain unexcused, and unexcused absences can result in losing credit for a class and truancy. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about your child’s attendance. I look forward to seeing your child every day and working with you to ensure your child has a successful experience at West High School.
School Attendance Line
Please report student absences by calling: 387-2490. If there is no answer, please leave a message.