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Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements
We are now a week into 3rd mini term and continue to grow in numbers.  We are excited to add to our Titan Nation.  Let us know how we can help your student in any further way.  We would love to hear from you.
Additional info and events:
1) With Halloween this week, please use the following guidelines when helping your student choose what to wear: no masks, dress-code appropriate, no fake weapons, and no disruptive or distracting attire.   The school day will be a regular bell schedule and get out at normal time.  We will be having some fun lunch time activities to celebrate the holiday.

2) Please check bus routes monthly, as they will change each mini term with new students attending our school.
3) Please check your student’s lunch account and add money if needed.
4) Continue to check our website for school info and updates and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram.
5) Give your student a “high five” for passing classes and great attendance.
 
THANKS FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR STUDENT AND OUR SCHOOL!!!!
Best,
Kristopher Packer
Principal, Polaris West

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements

Hope you and your family had a great Fall Break and are getting ready for the Holidays just around the corner. We are excited to start the new Mini Term with 23 new students to our Titan Crew. We have also added a new faculty member, Sharon Codner, coming to us from Mountain View High School as an additional CTE teacher. We are so excited to add her to our team.
Here is some additional info:
1) Please double check your student’s bus stop (time and location), with a new mini term comes possible new stops and times. Bus info is located on our website.
2) Continue checking your student’s lunch account and add money by using mypaymentsplus.
3) With Halloween a couple weeks away, please use the following guidelines when helping your student choose what to wear: no masks, dress-code appropriate, no fake weapons, and no disruptive or distracting attire. The school day will be a regular bell schedule and get out at normal time. We will be having some fun lunch time activities to celebrate the holiday.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDENT AND OUR SCHOOL!!!!
Best,
Kristopher Packer
Principal, Polaris West

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements

This is a time for gratitude and just wanted to thank you for sending us AMAZING students to work with. The end of Mini Term 2 is soon approaching (Oct 16), thus attendance and assignment completion is so important. Please encourage your student to be on time for school (8:25am) and ready to work. 🙂

Here are a few upcoming events and information that can be helpful:

  1. Please check your student’s lunch account (mypaymentsplus.com) and make sure there is some money available for them to order a lunch each day. We do have vending options available for students to use in the event that they do not have money in their account. The vending does take cash and a card.
  2. Just a reminder of Fall Break (Oct 17-18th) and Minimal Day (Oct 16th, buses leave at 11:55am).
  3. Please continue to check Skyward for grade and attendance updates and please excuse your student within 2 days of their excused absence.
  4. Friday attendance is so critical in order for your student to receive credit in those classes. Please encourage full attendance on this early out day.

Wishing you a warm and comfortable Fall Season. Start bundling up!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Best,
Kristopher Packer, Principal

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements

We want to THANK YOU for your continued support of your student and their success at Polaris West. It is really vital that you continue to check Skyward of the latest attendance and grade updates. Teachers typically update grades on Thursdays by 4pm. Also, if you can excuse your student two days following the absence that would be great.

Here are some upcoming events and additional information:
1) Parent Teacher Conference will be on Oct 2nd (WED) from 3:30-7pm @ PHS WEST
2) Just a reminder to encourage your student about staying on campus (closed campus) unless you are coming to check them out.
3) Check your email for a date and time of your student’s counseling CCR session with our counselor, Sarah Katoa. She is wrapping up Seniors and will be working on Juniors and Sophomores next.

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PHS WEST AND YOUR STUDENT’S SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

Best,
Kristopher Packer, Principal

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements

We just wrapped up our first mini term and we are a week into Mini Term 2. Today we celebrated (with ice cream sundaes) 49 students who passed all their classes 1st Mini Term. We are so proud of these accomplishments and getting closer to their graduation goal.

Here are a few of upcoming events and additional information:
1) Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Oct 2nd from 3:30-7pm
2) The end of Mini Term 2 is on Oct 16th
3) Remember to load money on your student’s lunch account
4) Remember to excuse absences within 2 days of absence

Wishing you all the best as we head into the Fall season. We love working with you and your students!!!!!!!

Best,
Kristopher Packer, Principal

School Community Council meeting: 09/17/2019 6:00pm

By School Community Council

Present
Kristopher Packer
Lorrie Crandall
Kathy Carter
Vanessa Rubio
Rachel Shaw
Ashley Bourque
Rachel Shaw
Marianne Beckstead

School improvement plan: Polaris HS will increase the graduation rate of the 2018/19 school year by 10%

We could take Polaris(Orem) baseline and go off of that for our graduation rate this school year. We are trying to make Polaris a place where students feel they are important and can succeed. We are working on having an engaging environment so that the students want to be here and that will hopefully change the rate of graduation.

Have more advocates to be able to help and encourage students to succeed and get the help they need for being successful in their class. Will go over different things to see what we can do to help encourage kids to graduate.

Kathy brought up career pathways to help the students be able to graduate with something more. It will help gear them for workplace and internships, etc. We would love to see if we are able to work a negotiation with some companies like Young Living so that if the kids graduate they could get an entry level job so that it will help them start creating a resume. It will hopefully encourage students to want to graduate as they will see that when they graduate they will have a job. Gives the feeling of success.

If you have ideas or feedback please feel free to reach out and email or call us. We are open and love to hear back.

Next Meeting: November 12th, 2019

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements, Uncategorized
Tomorrow is the end of the first mini term (Sept 18th).  Make sure you are checking Skyward daily in order to stay up to date on your student’s current grades and attendance.  If you have questions regarding Skyward login and parent access, please contact Karma Guthrie, our registrar ([email protected]).
 
Here are a few upcoming events and additional information:
1) Report cards will be available next week (Tues).
2) Please remember to load money into your student’s lunch account, so that they have money in their account when they order lunch each day.
3) Flu Shot clinic today (Tues, 9/17) at PHS WEST from 3-5pm in the commons area.
4) For all updated information, please visit our website phswest.alpineschools.org and Instagram phs_west_titans.
 
 
Previous Reminders:
1) Fee waiver lunch applications due now-you are responsible for any fees up to this point until the application is received and approved.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Hill (Finance Sec) at [email protected]
2) Reminder to load money on your student’s lunch account (mypaymentsplus.com).
3) Vending machines are available all day long (average cost $1-2).
4) Please remind students to order lunch online between 6-9am for lunch that day.
5) Mini Term 1 ends on Sept 18th (Wed) and term 2 begins Sept 19th (Thurs)
6) Tardy bell rings at 8:25am to start school, please remind students to be on time.
7) Reminder to excuse absences within 2 days of absence.
 
GO TITANS!!!!!!
 
Best,
Kristopher Packer, Principal

Dear Titan Parents,

By Announcements, Uncategorized

The end of the first mini term is approaching (Sept 18th).  Make sure you are checking Skyward daily in order to stay up to date on your student’s current grades and attendance. 

If you have questions regarding Skyward login and parent access, please contact Karma Guthrie, our registrar ([email protected]).

Here are a few upcoming events and additional information:
1) Fee waiver lunch applications due now-you are responsible for any fees up to this point until the application is received and approved.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Hill (Finance Sec) at [email protected]
2) Reminder to load money on your student’s lunch account (mypaymentsplus.com).
3) Vending machines are available all day long (average cost $1-2).
4) Please remind students to order lunch online between 6-9am for lunch that day.
5) Mini Term 1 ends on Sept 18th (Wed) and term 2 begins Sept 19th (Thurs)
6) Tardy bell rings at 8:25am to start school, please remind students to be on time.
7) Reminder to excuse absences within 2 days of absence.

 

Thanks so much for being so supportive of your student and their academic success.  Let us know if we can help in any way.

 

Best,
Kristopher Packer, Principal
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