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.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Use hand sanitizer as a supplement to hand washing.
- Stay home if you are sick.
For the 2021-22 school year, all students are expected to participate in in-person learning. If you have questions or concerns regarding this decision. please contact the main office at 616-233-5900.
- 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)
The athletic department is in active communication with administration and health officials to ensure the safety of all of our student-athletes. Currently, the MHSAA does not have any COVID-19 protocols in place, however, this could change. We will be sure to keep families updated if any new rules or regulations are put in place. Until then, we look forward to holding practices and games as usual.
As a reminder, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are FREE to students through the end of the 2021-2022 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.