West Catholic and diocesan administrators are in close contact with our local (county), state and federal (CDC) public health organizations and we are following their recommendations carefully. We ask that you continue to monitor this page for the latest information.
- Wear a mask when outside to help protect yourself and others in your community.
- Maintain social distancing when around individuals who do not live in your household.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Use hand sanitizer as a supplement to hand washing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Immediately following West Catholic's scheduled Christmas Break, students were able to return to full-time in-person instruction. However, families have the option to move their student(s) to virtual instruction. For more information, regarding online learning opportunities, please contact the main office at 616-233-5900.
- Teachers will use Google Meet and Canvas to deliver instruction during their designated class periods.
- Students are required to join all meetings and have video turned on.
- Students are required to complete all assigned material.
- Students will attend Focus periods when required by a teacher. If a student has not been assigned a Focus period, the student can sign up to attend or choose not to attend anything at that time.
- Students will attend Household meetings.
Other Academic Programs:
- All dual enrollment students must adhere to the plans and policies of the college/university to which they are enrolled.
- Kent Career Tech Center students will also be responsible for following instruction plans set by KCTC.
Due to COVID-19, many colleges are test-optional where students can apply without an ACT/SAT score. However, an ACT/SAT score may help with some colleges in getting scholarships.
If your student is planning on taking the ACT or SAT, please be sure to visit the following websites for more information about how COVID-19 may be affecting test-taking:
As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Resources can be found on the Personal/Social Resources page on our website. School Counselors will continue to check email regularly. We are here for all of you!
- Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety (Harvard Medical School)
- 7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety (The Conversation)
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (CDC)
- Complete Mental Health Guide During COVID-19 Pandemic (Peak Resilience)
- Manage Anxiety and Stress (CDC)
- Coronavirus: 8 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health (MHE)
We continue to follow MHSAA guidance per our return-to-school plan.
MHSAA's Sports Reopening Update Center (link is external): As schools and school sports around Michigan continue to adapt in this fluid environment, the MHSAA will continue to provide updates with effective dates listed with each change or addition to allowed activities. Please refer to this page frequently for updated information.
As a reminder, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are FREE to students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity to receive nutritious and delicious meals at no charge. Please contact Dining Services Director Mary Jo Jones with any questions - email@example.com or (616) 233-5923.
Current decisions regarding programming changes are listed below. We will continue to update this information as final decisions regarding each event are made. Please check back regularly to stay up to date.
Celebrate West! Auction - Our annual auction is set for April 23, 2021, and will once again be virtual. Visit celebratewest2021.ggo.bid to register, view auction items/packages, purchase raffle tickets and more!
WC Fish Fry Fridays - Our fish fry is back on again this year! Please be aware that, we are limiting service to drive-thru only. For more information, please visit grwestcatholic.org/athletics/athletic-fundraisers.