As a reminder, parent-teacher conferences will take place this Thursday (September 29, 2022) from 1:00pm – 6:30pm. Teachers will be participating in an in-service on Thursday morning. There will be no school for students on Thursday or Friday. Enjoy the long weekend.
Dear Parent or Guardian, The Washington-Nile School District will be implementing an extended learning after school program for the 2022/2023 school year. The monies will be used to implement an academic enrichment program entitled “BEYOND THE BELL.” “BEYOND THE BELL” will primarily focus on intervention and enrichment in the areas of math and reading. The program will service students in grades K-8. The program is set to begin the first session on September 18th, 2022 through December 8th, 2022. Session 2 will begin in January, 2023 and last until the end April 2023. Specific dates for Session 2 will be announced at a later date. Please review the “BEYOND THE BELL” calendars to see what days the program will be in session. If you have any questions or concerns about the program please contact Sheree Crandall, Program Coordinator at: Sheree.Crandall@westsenators.org Please view the following links for the bus drop off info and information packet: https://5il.co/1ia4q https://5il.co/1ia3l
There was a false alarm that triggered a lock down at the high school earlier this morning. One of our safety devices was inadvertently activated. The technical issue was quickly resolved. There was not a threat on campus and students are on a regular schedule. Thank you for your understanding.
The after school program, “Beyond the Bell” begins September 19th. Along with many fun activities and field trips, enhanced curriculum opportunities will be provided with an emphasis on English and math. The first session of this program will begin September 19th and last through December 8th, 2022. The Middle School Program will take place from 2:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. The Elementary Program will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5;30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Like last year, there will be bus transportation with drop off locations throughout the community. The bus schedule will be posted on our websites and Facebook pages soon. Applications have been sent out with each student in the district, however, if your student needs an application please look on our website or call Sheree Crandall / Cindy Delebar at 740-858-6668 with questions. Please send student applications back to school as soon as possible."
SCHOOL VACCINE CLINIC for 7TH & 12TH grade required vaccines. The Scioto County Health Department will be at West Portsmouth Schools Wednesday, August 31 Middle School: 9:30 – 11:00 am High School: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 7th graders: Tdap and 1st Meningitis vaccine 12th graders: 2nd Meningitis vaccine PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS: You do not need to be present, but YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN BOTH PAGES of the vaccine registration / screening / consent form((linked below)) and send it to school with your child. If your child has insurance or a medical card, please fill out that info on the registration form or send in a copy of their insurance card with your form. If your child has no insurance, they can still get vaccine. Please attach a copy of your child’s shot record (if you have one) to the completed form. https://5il.co/1ggzv
The Washington-Nile Local School Board will holding a school board meeting on Aug. 31st at 6:30pm for the purposes of hiring additional personnel.
We are excited to begin the new school year this week. We will welcome back students and families with our annual Open House on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. “Meet the Teams/Band” will begin after Open House at 7:00pm at the stadium. Our first day of classes for students will be Wednesday, August 17th. We are looking forward to a great year.
PWHS Meet the Teams 7pm at The Rock 5-7pm food vendors and games
Please help us better understand the existing state of broadband internet infrastructure in our region. Your answers to this short survey will help provide access to federal and state programs for improving internet services in our area. https://connectingappalachia.org/get-involved/survey/
The Lady Senators Softball Team will be playing in a Regional Softball Semi-Final game on Wednesday in Chillicothe. In order that students and staff may attend the game, we will be dismissing all students (elementary, middle school and high school) at 11:30am. Our final day of this year will be Thursday and we will be dismissing students at 12:30am. Senators Summer Camp will be offered Monday-Friday beginning July 5th and ending August 5th. The focus of the camp will be reading and math with a “Reward Trip” each Friday. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided for all students. Registration forms are on our website or you may call the school for information. Have an enjoyable and safe summer break!
Congratulations to our graduating class of 2022! Please join us in honoring our graduates either in-person at the PWHS Football Stadium at 7:00pm, or you can watch the live-stream of our commencement ceremony online: https://youtu.be/Rr3zeR51HJI
We need your input! Please take a moment to participate in our yearly parent survey. Your input matters! https://wnls.pw/parentsurvey/
The registration form for the 13th PWHS Alumni Banquet is now available here: https://5il.co/19pl5 If you plan to attend your reservation needs to be submitted by July 22nd.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that masks are no longer required on school buses. Effective immediately, Washington Nile Local School District will not longer require masks on buses or other school transportation,
Washington-Nile Local School District routinely reviews COVID policies as it relates to mandating masks and other preventive measures. For the past three weeks we have experienced a decrease in the number of COVID cases among both students and staff. Because of this data, we will be recommending masks be worn during the academic day and during all school events, however; we will not be requiring students or staff to wear masks. Due to Federal Law, masks will continue to be required while using school transportation. To view our complete return plan, please visit our website.
Portsmouth West Schools will be on a two hour delay on Friday - January 21, 2022. However, bus service will not be available on the following roads: Hardscrabble and Howard Lane.
Due to the significant increase in COVID cases, quarantine notifications, symptomatic students and absences, Washington Nile Schools will be learning virtually January 13-19. We will be back on a regular schedule beginning January 20th. Students should log in to their google classroom to retrieve assignments. All extracurricular activities will be suspended during this period to include both practices and contests. Buses will not perform home pick-ups but will continue to operate from the high school to the CTC and other off campus locations. Staff members should report as regularly scheduled. Upon returning to in person instruction we will continue to require masking while indoors. Per Ohio Department of Health guidelines, by requiring masks in school, maintaining social distancing and following sanitation protocols, students will not have to quarantine due to a close in-school contact unless they become symptomatic or test positive. In order for students to return and remain in school and to participate in extracurricular activities, we ask that our families follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health including avoiding large gatherings, maintaining social distancing and masking. Our goal is to keep students healthy as well as keep them in school. We will continue to monitor the COVID data for our district as well as information from our local health department and continue to make needed adjustments in our return plan. Again, thank you for your continued support. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Dear Washington-Nile LSD Community: The United States Center for Disease Control recently issued new guidelines for the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have updated our guidelines and they can be found on our website under the COVID portal. Additionally, as we experience increasing numbers of positive cases, if you or a family member have COVID symptoms or are currently being tested for the COVID-19 virus we ask that you please keep your child at home until you or the household contact are symptom free or receive a negative test result. Thank you for your cooperation and support as we continue to keep our staff and students as safe as possible.
Washington-Nile Local Schools will be dismissing early today in expectation of inclement weather. The High School and Middle School will be dismissing at 12:30pm. The Elementary School will be dismissing at 1:00pm.