Tony Bazler
Due to the significant increase in COVID cases, quarantine notifications, symptomatic students and absences, Washington Nile Schools will be learning virtually for the week of September 6-10. We will be back on a regular schedule beginning September 13th. Students should log in to their google classroom to retrieve assignments. Extracurricular activities, with the exception of varsity athletics, 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. 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 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.
16 days ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Due to the significant increase in COVID cases and quarantine notifications this fall, we have adjusted our return plan. Our goal is to keep students healthy as well as reduce the number of quarantines. 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 contact unless they become symptomatic or test positive. Beginning Friday – August 27, 2021 It is REQUIRED that all staff and students wear masks when indoors and when using school transportation. ODH and the CDC assert that masks have been proven to be extremely effective in slowing the spread of the virus. 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. Please continue to follow CDC and health department recommendations so that we are able to return to a more normal school setting as soon as possible.
24 days ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
We have scheduled the Scioto County Health Department to be at Portsmouth West High School on August 27, 2021 from 2:30 until 4:30 to administer vaccines to any employee, parent or student that chooses to be vaccinated (parent or legal guardian must be present for students under 18 years of age). They will have both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.
about 1 month ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Reminder for parents of incoming Kindergarten, 7th graders, and Seniors. We are looking forward to the return of our students! Do not forget to get your child’s required school immunizations before our return date on August 18th to avoid school exclusion. Call your doctor, health department, Wal-Mart, Kroger, CVS for an appointment.
about 1 month ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Dear Parent/Guardian: As you are likely aware, national and state preparation involving COVID-19 (specifically the new variant) continues to be at the forefront of public health conversations. The health and safety of our students and staff is the number one priority at Washington-Nile Local School District. Based on strong recommendations from the Governor’s office, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the National Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Scioto County Health Department, we will continue to observe many of the COVID Protocols that we implemented last school year. Students will report to school beginning August 18, 2021 in-person five days per week. The benefits of in-person learning are well documented and our goal is to keep students back in school. Our return plan will be posted on our website later this week. The following are core prevention measures for our district: • The Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends vaccinations for staff and eligible students. Vaccines are our best tool to protect students and prevent the spread of the virus. • It is strongly recommended that all staff and students wear masks when indoors. Masks are required on all public transportation including school transportation. ODH and the CDC assert that masks have been proven to be extremely effective in slowing the spread of the virus. Ohio researchers conducted an evaluation last year that showed that masking helped control the spread of the virus in Ohio schools. • Additional measures which includes improving ventilation, maximizing distance between people and practicing good hygiene will be followed. Additionally, our custodial staff is continuing to clean and disinfect our facilities daily. Be assured that we are working with health and government officials and continuously monitoring guidance from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in order to act in the best interests of our students and staff. We will continue to share information with our community as the situation develops through email, social media, and our website. Thank you for partnering with us to mitigate risk to our students, staff and community.
about 1 month ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Senator Summer Camp starts July 5th! The list of bus routes that are being run can be found here: https://5il.co/uzk3
3 months ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
Portsmouth West High School will be live streaming the Commencement Ceremonies this evening, June 4th, starting at 7:00pm. Please join us in celebrating our graduating class of 2021! https://youtu.be/oqkLIxLkirI
4 months ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
The PWHS Spring Awards Ceremony will be streamed live starting at 1:00pm. You can join us live on our district YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUK368HQJxI
4 months ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
In anticipation that the Pfizer vaccine may receive authorization for ages 12 and older very soon, the Scioto County Health Department is taking names for a waiting list for children age 12 and older who want the vaccine. To be added to the waiting list, please call the health department at 740-302-3801. Once the authorization is received, they will call you to schedule your child. Evening clinic hours will be available.
5 months ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Please complete the information (by clicking on the link) if you are INTERESTED in sending your child to our Senator Summer Camp. The Senator Summer Camp begins on July 5 and ends on August 6. The camp will be offered Monday-Friday. The focus of the camp is reading and math (M-Th) and Reward Trip Friday. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided for all students. https://forms.gle/rTNFGzc9uhzi8q3N6
5 months ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
Portsmouth West High School is partnering with SOMC to offer a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for students aged 16 and older. The clinic for West students will be held at SOMC on Friday, April 23 from 9:00am-11:00am. PWHS will provide chaperones and school transportation to the clinic. Students may also provide their own transportation and enter through the front lobby doors. The clinic will be located on the left of the lobby beside the Gift Gallery. Students may have one adult visitor to accompany them if they would like. SOMC has provided a registration and consent form that MUST be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the school by Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00pm. These forms can be found on our school website under the COVID tab. Hard copies are also available for pick up in the high school main office. If you have questions about the vaccine, please contact SOMC Vaccine Clinic staff at 740-356-6485 or our school nurse at 740-858-3900.
5 months ago, Tony Bazler
Danette Colley
Senator Summer Camp will be held July 5 - August 6. More information coming soon!
5 months ago, Danette Colley
Danette Colley
2021 Prom Project at the Complex March 27th and April 3rd 10 AM to 3 PM
6 months ago, Danette Colley
Danette Colley
Portsmouth West Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations 2021. The Washington-Nile Local School District invites nomination for candidates to the Portsmouth West High School Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame 2021. This award honors alumni whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life’s work and/or service to their communities. Please go to our district website www.westsenators.org for guidelines and nomination form, or stop by the Board of Education office to pick up a nomination packet. 15332 US Hwy 52, West Portsmouth, 740-858-1111. Deadline for nominations is April 01, 2021.
6 months ago, Danette Colley
Tony Bazler
Washington Nile Local School District will return to school on Level 2 - Orange on March 15, 2021 and Level 1 - Yellow on March 29, 2021. Please refer to our reopening plan on our website for details. Feel free to contact your building principal with any questions.
7 months ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
As Washington-Nile Local Schools plans for the rest of the school year, we would like the community's input on summer school opportunities for students. Please help us by filling out the survey at https://wnls.pw/summerschool
7 months ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
As Washington-Nile Local Schools plans for the rest of the school year, we would like the community's input on the transition back to in-person learning. Please help us by fill out the survey at https://wnls.pw/inperson
7 months ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
If your student is having trouble with their school-issued device and you need tech assistance while on remote days, you can schedule an appointment to have your student's device repaired by going to https://wnls.pw/techrepair/
8 months ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
As a reminder, we will be returning to hybrid learning on Tuesday, Jan 19. Grades PK-12 will attend 2 days a week for in person instruction. The remaining 3 days will be remote learning. Please refer to our return plan on our website and reference Level 3 – red.
8 months ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
We will be extending remote instruction until January 19, 2021 for students in grades PK – 12 at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. Please be aware of the following: • Teachers and students will continue to work remotely. Teachers will be reporting to work on a regular schedule and will be available for student and parent consultation. • Students will need to log-in daily on Google Classroom to retrieve instructions from their teachers. For students that do not have internet service, all schools will be open from 9:00am – 11:00am. • If you are in need of technical assistance, please make an appointment to have the student’s Chromebook inspected, repaired, or replaced (https://wnls.pw/techrepair or call 740-858-3880). • During remote learning, families who experience COVID-19 related cases (either positive or close contact) should communicate with the building nurses for reporting and contact tracing purposes. • Food deliveries will be available on January 7th and January 14th at the following locations and times: Location Time Buena Vista Fire Department 11:00am – 12:30pm Lett Terrace Apartments 11:00am – 12:30pm Portsmouth West High School 4:00pm – 5:00pm • CTC and ESC Units will begin operation on January 11, 2020. Transportation will resume for those students at that time. • Our complete plan is available on our website at (https://www.westsenators.org/o/washington-nile-local-schools/page/reopening-plan--15) We urge our community members to abide by the CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines to fight COVID-19 by avoiding large social gatherings, wearing face coverings, and practicing social distancing. As the holiday season arrives we must choose to have the discipline to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue following the proper prevention methods, which will help our students return to a full schedule.
9 months ago, Tony Bazler
Portsmouth West High School
Parents/Guardians: The link below is an interactive tutorial for navigating Google Classroom email summaries to stay up-to-date with your child's progress. https://www.customguide.com/google-classroom/guardian-email-summaries
9 months ago, Portsmouth West High School
Tony Bazler
Student meals will be available for pick-up for the month of December at the following locations and times: Location Time Buena Vista Fire Department 11:00am – 12:30pm Lett Terrace Apartments 11:00am – 12:30pm Portsmouth West High School 4:00pm – 5:00pm **Meals will be available on December 3, 10, and 17, 2020
10 months ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Student meals will be available for pick-up for the month of December at the following locations and times: Location Time Buena Vista Fire Department 11:00am – 12:30pm Lett Terrace Apartments 11:00am – 12:30pm Portsmouth West High School 4:00pm – 5:00pm **Meals will be available on December 3, 10, and 17, 2020
10 months ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
The dramatic increase in COVID cases and quarantine notifications our school district has received this week has negatively impacted our ability to provide adequate supervision, instruction, and related services . Beginning Monday – November 30, 2020 • All schools will be on remote learning until January 4, 2021, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. • Students will need to log on, complete the daily assignments, follow Google Classroom lessons/activities/assignments, and participate in the live Google Meets or pre-recorded learning videos. For those families who do not have internet connectivity, each school will have internet services available at the school from 9:00am – 11:00 daily. Principals will be communicating with you about this process. • Students are encouraged to email or contact their teachers for further information or clarification. • Teachers and staff will report as regularly scheduled. • The schedule for meal pick-ups will be announced as soon as possible. • The bus to the CTC and CAPE will operate on regular schedule.
10 months ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
We have amended our “restart plan”. Our level three (red) now indicates that all students (PK-12) will attend two days per week. Please refer to our website for the complete plan. This will begin next quarter (November 9, 2020).
11 months ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Washington-Nile Local Schools is holding an auction of surplus equipment. Visit https://auction.westsenators.org/ for more information.
11 months ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Alert Level System has designated Scioto County as “Red – Level 3. Given this determination, Washington-Nile Local School District will move to Level Red on our Restart Plan effective today. Based on our plan we will remain in Level Red for at least two weeks. The following adjustments will be made: • Grades 3-12 - Students will report one (1) day a week for face to face instruction. The remaining 4 days will be remote learning. • Group “A” will attend school in person on Monday. Group “B” will attend on Wednesday. All students will learn remotely the remaining day • Staff and faculty will report as regularly scheduled. • Grades PK-2 will attend two days per week (Monday and Wednesday). Other days will be on-line. • Athletic contests will not be cancelled. Please refer to the restart plan on our webpage for more detailed information concerning serving meals, transportation, etc... Again, thank you for being flexible as we strive to educate our students while putting health safety in the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12 months ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Washington-Nile Local Schools is offering Google Classroom training on on Friday, September 18th to any Parent/Guardian who would like to know more about our online learning system. Go to https://wnls.pw/googletraining for more information.
about 1 year ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
Washington-Nile Local Schools is excited to offer training sessions for any parent/guardian that would like to understand Google Classroom (our online learning management system) better! Visit https://wnls.pw/googletraining for more information.
about 1 year ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
We have a limited number of seats still available for 100% remote learning for grades K-4. We are extending the deadline to apply until this Friday – September 4, 2020. Applications are available on our web page under the COVID portal. Because there are a limited number of seats available, you may be put on a waiting list if classes are full. The elementary school will notify you as soon as possible as to the status of your application. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply.
about 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Danette Colley
Parents of incoming Kindergarten students, 7th graders, and Seniors- Don’t forget to get your child’s required school immunizations before school begins on Tuesday, September 8th. Vaccinations are available at your Doctor’s office, Health Department, Kroger, Walmart, and CVS.
about 1 year ago, Danette Colley
Tony Bazler
Our reopening plan is posted along with “Frequently Asked Questions” on our website . School will begin for students on September 8, 2020. Principals and building teams continue to develop protocols unique to each building and will post them as they become available. If you have questions, feel free to contact your building principal. Please keep in mind that changes may occur to our plan depending on information we receive from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education. We will communicate any changes through our website and other social media.
about 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
We want your feedback as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please help us by filling out this short survey so that we can better understand the needs of our community: https://wnls.pw/survey/
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Danette Colley
The 2020 Portsmouth West Alumni Banquet scheduled for this August has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Danette Colley
Portsmouth West High School
Click the link to view PWHS 2020 Graduation Ceremony Information https://5il.co/fz36
over 1 year ago, Portsmouth West High School
Danette Colley
Washington-Nile Parade Routes: Today, Thursday, May 7, Washington-Nile teachers and bus drivers will be cruising by to say "Hello" and "We Miss You" to students and families throughout the district. Hope to see all of you this evening!
over 1 year ago, Danette Colley
WNLS District
We need your help! If you have one or more students in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, or 11th grades, please take a moment to fill out our survey: https://wnls.pw/parentsurvey/ Thank you!
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
Governor DeWine announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students will continue remote learning. We will continue to serve meals each Monday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at designated locations and curb side tech services will continue on Tuesdays. Plans for end of year activities (graduation, returning materials to the school, student recognition, etc...) are being developed. Be assured, that we understand the importance of these events, especially for our seniors, all options are being considered. Information will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Parents, thank you for your patience as we've been implementing remote learning! Would you please take a moment to take this survey and let us know how we're doing and how we can help? https://wnls.pw/survey/
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
A Herff-Jones representative will be at the high school on Tuesday, April 14th between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm to deliver graduation items. The representative will be in front of the high school for “curb side” service. No money will be collected at the pick-up site. Students may complete payment by going on-line at highschool.herffjones.com. Students and parents may call the Herff-Jones office at 740-357-2160 with questions or concerns.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Governor DeWine announced yesterday the extension of the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1. We will continue distance learning during this time. All extracurricular activities (including Prom) are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will continue to deliver meals each Monday at designated locations and have tech services from 4:00 – 6:30 each Tuesday in front of the high school.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Reminder – Meals for the week of March 30th will be delivered at designated areas tomorrow (Monday – March 30, 2020) from 11:00 – 12:00.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Students that may still need technology or need to exchange a chrome book due to repair needs may do so on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Mr. Deacon, our technology coordinator, will have “curb side” service for students and parents to drive up and exchange the chrome book without leaving their vehicle. The station will be set up in front of the high school.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Students should start distance learning today. If you are having any technical difficulty, please contact your teacher(s) initially. If you are unable to contact a teacher or resolve the problem, please contact Bill Deacon at 740-858-3880 or by email at William.deacon@westsenators.org.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 emergency, we will only be delivering meals on Mondays. At that time students will be given a week’s supply of meals. We will deliver meals from 11:00 – 12:00 at the designated locations.
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
Reminder: Students should be checking in with their teachers by email or google classroom no later than today. Assignments will begin being required on Monday. A hotspot is available in the high school parking lot for students that may be having difficulty accessing lessons. The hotspot will only work with Chrome Books.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
Update: There is a change to the meal delivery schedule. As of March 23rd, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students will be given two meals to ensure they have food for each day. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Old Town Methodist Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1103) with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Our Superintendent has posted a message about Washington-Nile's continued efforts regarding Coronavirus. Go to https://www.westsenators.org/article/215817 to read the message.
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
The regularly scheduled March board meeting has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Tony Bazler
Parents, please ensure that your child has responded to the email messages sent by each of their teachers. This will help us determine who may need assistance with distance learning technology. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
For those parents and students that are unable to obtain needed technology between the hours of 10:00 – 2:00, personnel will be available at the school from 5:00 – 7:00 this Wednesday and Thursday (March 18th and 19th). If you have any questions or concerns during our closure due to the COVID -19 crises, you may call us between the hours of 9:00 – 2:00 (740-858-1103).
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
While school and buildings are closed to the public. This week, students may enter the building between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm to retrieve books and other items they may need for distance learning (i.e. chrome books, if the student does not have a device at home), and they may pick up any personal items they may have left in their lockers. Students and parents are asked not to linger in order to ensure social distancing.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Tony Bazler
In order to provide nutrition for our students, beginning Tuesday - March 17, 2020, Washington Nile Local School District will be providing meals to any youth in our district that is under the age of eighteen (18). Due to state and federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meal. You may “pick-up” meals at several locations throughout our district. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1116) with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
WNLS District
Schools have been closed for Monday, March 15th. More information will be posted on Monday. Thank you for your patience while we adapt to this fluid situation.
over 1 year ago, WNLS District
Portsmouth West High School
Notice: The Earl Thomas Conley memorial concert originally scheduled for this Saturday is postponed. The concert is rescheduled for May 9.
over 1 year ago, Portsmouth West High School
Tony Bazler
The senior class will be holding a blood drive at the high school from 9:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday - March 10th. No appointment needed.
over 1 year ago, Tony Bazler
Danette Colley
EARL THOMAS CONLEY MEMORIAL CONCERT MARCH 14 AT 7:00 PM, HIGH SCHOOL STAGE. Hosted by PWHS Symphonic Choir performs ETC music with PW alumni: Ricky Ferrell, Caitlin Russell, Tommy Montgomery, Ronda Hodges, Nick Erlenwein, Justin Wiget, Josh Stewart Band. Call PWHS FOR TICKETS.
over 1 year ago, Danette Colley
WNLS District
The list of scheduled workshops for our "Empowering West Parents Workshop" is now available! Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd during Parent-Teacher conferences. https://wnls.pw/empower
almost 2 years ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
Washington-Nile Local Schools is accepting applications for SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS. All applicants must be able to pass a BCI background check. For information on all employment opportunities at WNLS, visit our website: https://wnls.pw/employment
almost 2 years ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
Washington-Nile Local School District is seeking qualified substitute aides, nurses, and teachers. Click on the links below for more information on the requirements and how to sign up as a substitute. Substitute Aides: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteAides.aspx Substitute Nurses: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteSchoolNurses.aspx Substitute Teachers: http://www.scoesc.k12.oh.us/SubstituteTeachers1.aspx
almost 2 years ago, WNLS District
WNLS District
Thank you to everyone who supported our successful Purse Bingo night to raise money for the UCAN Legacy Scholarship Fund!
over 2 years ago, WNLS District