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Carlos Ruiz is named the new principal of West Salem High School
We are pleased to announce Carlos Ruiz as the next principal of West Salem High School.
Mr. Ruiz has deep roots in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, as a student, teacher and administrator. He previously taught at West Salem High School for eight years before taking his current role as an assistant principal at North Salem High School.
At North, his coordinated efforts with staff focused in the areas of developing professional learning, increasing community engagement, empowering students in leadership opportunities to improve climate and culture, strengthening academic programs and helping to redesign programs such as the English Language Development program and special education. He has a passion for shared leadership and collaboration with staff, students and community.
He is looking forward to improving opportunities for West students through an equity lens that meets the needs of every student. Mr. Ruiz will begin his new role at West on July 1.
Did you schedule an AP exam? Info Below!
The schedule below is for WSHS AP testing. All tests, paper or digital will be given in person at the school. The email address given to Total Registration will be used for this communication of updates or changes, so be sure to check them frequently. All tests will on paper unless otherwise noted.
Please check out this link as it will give an overview of what to expect and bring on exam day:
Monday May 3rd
-8am US Government and Politics
Tuesday May 4th
-8am Calculus AB
Wednesday May 5th
-8am English Literature and Composition
Friday May 7th
-12pm European History
Wednesday May 12th
-8am English Language and Composition
Friday May 14th
Monday May 17th
Tuesday June 1st
-1pm Computer Science A—DIGITAL FORMAT HERE AT SCHOOL
-9am English Lit & Comp—DIGITAL FORMAT HERE AT SCHOOL
Wednesday June 2nd
-9am US History–DIGITAL FORMAT HERE AT SCHOOL
Friday June 4th
-8am Spanish Language
-12pm Spanish Literature
Registration for AP testing is now closed. If you have testing questions, please email:Martin_madison@salkeiz.k12.or.us or see Ms. Martin in the counseling department.
2020-21 WEST SENIOR ACTIVITY LIST
NOW: COMPLETE SENIOR PLANS AND SCHOLARSHIP SURVEY – Click on the link below.
COMPLETE SENIOR SUPERLATIVE AWARDS SURVEY (Students complete through school email) – Nominate your peers!
May 6: JOSTENS CAP & GOWN PICKUP – Back of the school bus loop 3:00-4:30 p.m.
If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown on this day, you may pick it up in the main office after May 6.
May 12: SENIOR PLANS AND SCHOLARSHIP SURVEY DUE
May 31: NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY
June 4: LAST DAY FOR SENIORS
June 5: SENIOR GALA (Students Only) – West Salem High Stadium – No Cost – 8:00 -11:00 p.m.
Sign-ups will be open Monday, May 17.
June 9: MANDATORY COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE – Time – TBD
West Salem High School Stadium
NO CAP AND GOWN–Seniors must be present in order to walk at graduation
June 10: COMMENCEMENT – West Salem High School Stadium – Time- TBD Cap and Gown Required
Doors open for seating – TBD
Graduates line up – TBD
SENIOR PARTY/CELEBRATION – To purchase tickets and get the most up-to-date information check the https://www.titangradparty.com/ website.
SENIOR WALKS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
At this time it will be virtual.
The tickets will be handed out at rehearsal on Wednesday, June 9. At this time, we have not determined the number of tickets students will receive.
To be able to participate in the graduation ceremony: Seniors must complete the 24 credit requirement. For students graduation in 2020-2021 class, the essential skills requirements have been waived. Any additional coursework, such as online, college credit, work experience credit or District Alternative Education credit, must be completed and submitted by 3:00 p.m. on June 9th, so that credits can be verified.
WSHS Attendance Procedures for Parents:
-Attendance Office: 503-399-3785
-24-Hour Absence Reporting Line: 503-399-3789
-If your student is going to be absent from a CTEC class, please call CTEC at 503-399-5511. If your student is an EDGE student, please call EDGE to report the absence at 503-399-3041.
-If you need to check out your student for an appointment, please call the attendance office at least 30 minutes in advance, to allow enough time for us to deliver an excused checkout pass to your student’s classroom.
-Remember, only parents or guardians can excuse an absence. Students cannot excuse their own absences.
-In order to keep every Titan safe, if your student is experiencing illness, please let the attendance office know their specific symptoms. Please note that a WSHS staff member may be contacting you to get more information about your student’s symptoms.
Plans for the fall and new EDGE options
What exactly is EDGE? Watch this short clip to find out from our two EDGE Co-Principals:
EDGE online program
We will continue offering our online-only Enhanced Digital Guided Education (EDGE) program. Students who are in EDGE will remain connected to their resident school while receiving online instruction by Salem-Keizer’s EDGE teachers.
Starting in the fall of 2021, EDGE students can choose between two learning pathways to best meet the needs of individual students and their families. One option is called EDGE Connected, which includes daily, teacher-led instruction. The other option is EDGE Independent, which is student-paced with teacher oversight and offers a more flexible schedule.
The deadline to register for a guaranteed spot in EDGE is Friday, May 14, 2021. Students registered after this date will be enrolled if there is room in the program.
2021-22 Online Registration:
2021- 22 Online Registration is now open! Each year we need families to review their information and update anything that has changed. Please login to ParentVUE and review your students school registration for next year. This is also your opportunity to indicate that you want to participate in the EDGE program for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this as soon as possible. If you need assistance, please contact the school at 503-399-5533.
The following instructions must be completed from a web browser and not the ParentVue App on your phone
- Go to https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/parentvue-studentvue/
- Scroll down to the Enrollment/Registration.
- If you already have a Parentvue account, please click on the I have a ParentVue Account, or click on set up a ParentVue Account if you don’t have one . You will need your user name and password. If you have forgot your password, click on forgot your password link.
- Once you have entered your ParentVue account, follow the steps on the screen to complete the registration. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email that the registration has been submitted.
Due to increase of COVID numbers, the tentative date for our Senior Gala: Romance in Rome, has been changed to June 5, Saturday, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The location will be West Salem High School stadium so that all seniors and early grads may attend.
This event will be the opportunity to combine three of the traditional WSHS senior events; senior banquet, senior academic awards, and spring formal to truly celebrate our seniors who did not let this difficult past year stand in the way of their success and achievements.
This will be a free event, where seniors will enjoy entertainment, displayed senior awards, food carts and prizes as well as music.
In order for safety of all, face coverings must be worn during this event.
Because we want all our seniors to participate within a safe matrix, no guests will be attending. This will be a WSHS senior/early grad event only.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Due to the everchanging COVID safety guidelines all events are subject to change and/or possible cancellation. So, let us do our best to keep our county numbers as low as possible so we can ensure these opportunities for our students!
The West Salem High School Senior Gala Planning Committee
Here are some other ways to support your 2021 Seniors. To learn more, visit titangradparty.com
2021 SENIORS – REMINDER
Book Drive for West Salem Elementary Schools
Scan the QR code above, or go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A8A92BA1FEC52-book to sign up and donate. Book Drive ends April 30th
Fundraise for the Senior Gala!
THIS THURSDAY 5-9 PM!
WSHS Bond Construction starts this summer!
Here’s a link to West’s bond overview video on YouTube: