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  • Use of “Iowa City West High School” Title/Name

    Over the past decade we have experienced an increasing number of “outside of school” athletic and activity clubs who refer to their team or group as Iowa City West High School team players. At times this has occurred with our tacit approval, and other times not. Due to our desire to maintain a close accounting of the use of our school title/name, i.e., fundraising and related issues, we will no longer approve any use of Iowa City West High School for outside group team names or titles. Iowa City West High School will only be used to refer to those teams and activities that are directly supported and sponsored by the Iowa City School District.

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District News

  • Summer Meal Program

    We are excited to announce that our Grab & Go Meal Program will continue through the summer. The summer program will run from June 21 through August 6, 2021. Meals will be served from noon -1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of July 1, 2, and 5. Below is the list of summer Grab & Go Meal locations:

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  • Infinite Campus Transition Information

    At the end of this school year, the Iowa City Community School District will switch student information systems, moving from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus. By June 15, 2021, parents/guardians with students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year will receive a message with instructions to create a parent portal account within Infinite Campus.

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  • Summer 2021 Health and Safety Guidance

    Beginning June 14, 2021, the Iowa City Community School District will start reintegrating certain practices that were suspended or modified during the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The below guidance focuses on District building access and general use. Health and safety guidelines related to the instructional day for the 2021-2022 school year will be published on August 11, 2021. Health and safety remain a priority for the District. The District will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates and will make adjustments as needed.

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  • FMP 2.0 Planning Information

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to begin the development phase of Facilities Master Plan 2.0 (FMP). Similar to the first FMP, which is nearing completion, FMP 2.0 will become a District-wide, multi-year facilities plan focused on creating innovative 21st Century learning environments across our District. Building off our recently completed work on Portrait of a Graduate, FMP 2.0 will create instructional spaces that help maximize student opportunity and support all students being college, career, and life ready when they leave the District.

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  • ISASP and 2021-22 School Calendar Information

    We would like to provide you with a couple of pieces of information today. One is related to the recent statewide assessment that your student participated in and the other related to the school calendar for next year.

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  • Mask Update (5/20/21)

    Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 847 which states that school districts can no longer require students, staff, or visitors to wear masks while in school or on District property. The law is effective immediately, therefore, face coverings will now be optional for students, staff, and visitors beginning May 20, 2021.

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Principal's Message

  • West High has been a dynamic institution since opening in 1968, and I am very pleased to be part of the tradition of excellence that has been built here. To meet the challenge of educating our students, we have a fantastic group of teachers, administrators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and kitchen workers who number nearly 200 strong.

    The administrative team is an outstanding one. My office is located in the West Wing, and I can be reached at (319) 688-1090 or by email at gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number (319) 688-1050, houses Assistant Principals Allison Brewer and Luke DeVries, and they have a great track record supporting students, parents, and teachers. Ms. Brewer specializes in special programs while Mr. DeVries coordinates many academic programs, including acting as our liaison with the Kirkwood Regional Center on the University of Iowa Campus. Athletic Director Craig Huegel can be reached at (319) 688-1055 for any questions involving our extracurricular programs.

    OUR MISSION
    • Challenge each student with a rigorous curriculum taught by a diverse, professional, and caring staff
    • Maintain collaborative partnerships with our families and community
    • Ensure students become responsible, independent learners capable of making informed decisions in a democratic and global community

    Mitch Gross, Principal
    (319) 688-1050
    gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org

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