October 5-11, 2020

October 5-11, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

MI Supreme Court Decision

Date:  October 05, 2020

As most of you know, the Michigan Supreme Court declared all of Governor Whitmer's executive orders after April 30 unconstitutional. Moving forward, the governor will have to work with the Legislature. Exactly what this looks like, we do not know. However, there are decisions made by the Michigan Health Department and the Kent County Health Department that we are required to follow. Until we have more clarity, West Catholic will continue following the plan submitted in early August. We have successfully navigated seven weeks of in-person classes without one COVID-19 case in our students or staff. I am very confident we will discern the best path moving forward. Yet we can't do this without all the facts, including what range of decisions we may be able to weigh in on. Stay tuned!

Here is a message Dave Faber, our Superintendent, wanted me to share with you:

The Michigan Supreme Court decision needs to be interpreted. Until we receive further guidance, for the sake of order and safety, the Office of Catholic Schools will keep the current requirements of the Michigan Return to School Roadmap and Living our Mission In Today's Reality, our diocesan return to school plan, in place. Beginning today, Oct. 5, K-5 students, in addition to 6-12 students, are required to wear a facial covering even when in their classroom.  

Cynthia Kneibel | Principal / CEO

Spirit Week Themes

Date:  October 02, 2020

This week's Spirit Week themes are listed below:

  • Monday - Athletic Wear Day
  • Tuesday - Oxfords
  • Wednesday - Neon Day
  • Thursday - Dress Like a Teacher Day (teachers can dress like a student or another teacher)
  • Friday - Class Color Day
    • Seniors - Black
    • Juniors - Blue
    • Sophomores - Purple
    • Freshmen - Yellow
    • Staff - White


  • Athletic wear and jeans are allowed on any day but Tuesday.
  • No offensive or inappropriate messages on clothing.
  • No political messages.
  • No hats or face paint.
  • No ripped, torn, frayed, written on, excessively baggy or excessively tight clothing.
  • No tank tops or cut-offs.
  • Any other articles of clothing deemed inappropriate by teachers or administration will be subject to discipline.

Experience West Night - Refer a Student

Date:  September 28, 2020

Know someone who may be interested in sending their student to West Catholic next year? Fill out a referral form at grwestcatholic.org/refer. If a new family* you refer attends our Experience West Night (formerly Enrollment Night) on Oct. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you will earn a $100 tuition credit.

*New families do not include families from West Catholic partner schools, those who have already established contact with the West Catholic Admissions Office, or families who have previously had students attend West Catholic High School. Other exclusions may apply. Please contact Kirsten Herich with any questions or for clarification on the program.