West High School

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

    We will hold two clinics for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for individuals 12 years of age and older. The clinics are open to the public and are for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses only. To sign up for an appointment, please use the appropriate link from the schedule below.

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  • Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Available

    Our District has partnered with Nomi Health to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the Liberty High School parking lot. The site is open to the public. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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  • Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

    On Monday, January 10, 2022, our District will transition to these updated protocols. While the CDC has modified quarantine and isolation guidance for schools, we continue to require masks for all students, staff, and visitors to our schools.

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  • Updated Health & Safety Protocols Beginning 1/3/22

    The Board endorsed and approved the District’s move to the newly released Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance. This new guidance will go into effect on January 3, 2022, upon return from winter break.

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  • Updated Mask Requirements in Schools

    On October 8, 2021, a preliminary injunction was granted regarding the State of Iowa’s mask requirement ban. Based on this decision, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses.

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  • District Announces 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

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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 Main Office, and I can be reached at (319) 688-1050 or by email at gross.mitch@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number (319) 688-1050, also houses Assistant Principals Jenny Eustice, Maureen Head and Molly Abraham. They have a great track record supporting students, parents, and teachers. 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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