Good evening,

Please use this link to view this year's Senior Graduation Letter.  A hard copy of this letter will also be mailed to your home, to make sure that all of our senior families have this important information about the end of the year, Valediction, and Graduation. Our graduation team has worked hard to think of all the details and questions you may have, but please reach out if you have questions.

I look forward to celebrating with you on June 3 at 8:00pm!

Jennifer Sublette, Principal

URL for Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w8vsBz9TeEusPP3hvfp_TDTm8ejzKUCmHYgPuTBbcyg/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming SOL Testing and Adjusted Schedule 5/16-5/20

Information on Upcoming SOL Testing and our Adjusted Schedule 5/16-5/20

The week of May 16-20, we will be administering the state’s SOL tests.  We have worked hard to create the most efficient testing schedule we can that minimizes interruptions to instruction and maintains a supportive testing environment for students.  

We will administer tests at the beginning of the day on May 16, 17, and 19.  During each of those days, students who are not testing will have the option to attend extended Warrior Period sessions.  The special bell schedules are below.  If your student is not testing and will be arriving to school after testing on any of these days, please inform the attendance office as early as possible.  This will help us as we hand-schedule students who aren’t testing.

Students who are required to take SOLs will receive their personal testing schedule this week.  It will detail the tests they are taking, the dates, and the room where they should report that day.  Please remember that, thanks to relatively recent changes to how many verified credits students need for graduation, students do not have to take an SOL for all of the social studies, science, math and English classes that they take in high school.

Testing Schedule by Day

Monday 5/16

Tuesday 5/17

Wednesday 5/18

Thursday 5/19

Friday 5/20

Social Studies SOLs

(World Geography and World History I students; some World History II and US students)

Science SOLs

 (Earth Science and Biology students; some Chemistry students)

Regular Schedule

Reading SOL     (all juniors)

 Math SOLs (Geometry and Algebra II students; Alg I will test on 5/26)

 

PVCC English Exam (seniors enrolled in the course)

Regular Schedule

 

Bell Schedule for May 16 & 17

8:55 - 10:50

-          SOL Testing

-          2 Warrior Period Sessions for Non-Test Takers (8:55-9:50 & 9:55-10:50)

115 min

10:55-12:00

1st Block

65 min

 

12:00-12:30

 

Lunch

30 min

 

12:35-1:35

 

2nd Block

60 min

1:40-2:40

3rd Block

60 min

2:45-3:50

4th Block

65 min

 

Bell Schedule for May 19

8:55 – 12:25

-          SOL & PVCC Testing

-          Study Hall and Special Activities for Non-Test Takers

210 min

12:00 – 12:50

Long Lunch (students who are done with testing will go to lunch starting at 12:00)

50 min

12:55 – 1:35

1st Block

40 min

1:40 – 2:20

2nd Block

40 min

2:25 – 3:05

3rd Block

40 min

3:10 – 3:50

4th Block

40 min

 

*Early College and CATEC transprotation will operate on their regular schedules. Students who are at WAHS during a block when they do not normally have class, must come to the main office for a pass to study hall and to check in.

 


 

 

COVID Case Summary for 5/2-5/6

For the week of 5/2-5/6, we learned that 4 students tested positive for COVID. Any student or staff member diagnosed with COVID-19 is instructed to isolate (stay home and away from other people) in accordance with our Return to School or Work Criteria.

Albemarle County Public Schools continues to actively track COVID-19 cases across our school division on our COVID-19 Dashboard. For more information about our response to a confirmed case of COVID-19, including quarantine guidelines for close contacts and our criteria for returning to school after a COVID-19 diagnosis, please visit our Mitigation Strategies web page.  For information about the COVID-19 vaccine and/or testing, please visit the Blue Ridge Health District website.


 Spring Dates

5/3-5/13

AP Testing Window

5/11

Spring Chorus Concert

5/12

Spring Orchestra Concert

5/14

Prom at IX Park

5/16

Social Studies SOLs

5/17

Science SOLs

5/19

Math and Reading SOLs; PVCC English Exam

5/20

Regular School Day (previously a Teacher Workday)

5/25

Graduation Practice and Senior BBQ

5/30

Memorial Day – No School

6/3

Graduation at Western Albemarle (8:00 PM)

6/10

Last Day of School for Underclassmen (Half Day)

2022 Yearbook Information Available

2021-2022 WAHS Yearbook

The 2022 Western Albemarle High School yearbook has almost arrived!

 

  • We plan to start distributing books next week, May 2-6, during lunch.
  • Not sure if you've got a book? Check this list.
  • Want a book? The price is $70
    • Order online at bit.ly/wahs22yearbook OR
    • Pay at school with cash or check (made payable to "WAHS"). Get an order form on our website or in the Main Office.
    • We will be selling books in the cafeteria during lunch all next week. We cannot reserve books. They will be sold first come, first served.

We also still have older editions from 2021, 2020, and 2019 for sale. During the next three weeks, those previous editions are being offered at a discounted price of $45.

Thank you for helping us capture your year at Western. We're excited to show you the book, and, as always, we're grateful for your support of the yearbook program.

Come see what's "On the Horizon."

AP Testing Information

Important notes for AP Testing

 

  • The remaining balance for test fees is due by April 22.  Mrs. Crickenberger will accept payment in the main office.  As a reminder,if you cancel an exam after March 15, you will receive a $56.00 refund if you have already paid the entire balance.  If you have only paid the non-refundable $40.00 deposit, then you will not have a refund if you cancel after March 15.   Balances must be paid in full by April 22, and we will gladly accept money from now until April 22. 

 

  • All exams will take place in the auxiliary gym unless otherwise noted.*   

 

  • If you decide not to take an exam, you must notify Mrs. Wright as soon as you know.   

 

  • All morning exams will begin promptly at 7:45.  All afternoon exams will begin promptly at 12:15.  Students taking afternoon exams will be excused from their second block class at 11:15 (first lunch) to allow time for lunch before testing begins.  You are encouraged to plan to be at your testing location at 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  

 

  • Students WILL NOT be admitted late to testing!! It is very important that students arrive on time.  AP testing guidelines do not permit students into the testing room once testing has begun.

 

  • Afternoon exams may not end until 4:30.  Students cannot be dismissed early for any reason.  Students are encouraged to notify coaches and/or employers of this and to make any necessary arrangements.  

 

  • NO food will be permitted during testing.  Students are allowed to have snacks during the break.

 

  • Students may have a water bottle at their seat but it must remain closed and on the floor.  Students must be very careful with drinks since you will have paper exams and exam booklets on your desks.  

 

  • All AP exams (unless otherwise noted below) will be administered in the Auxiliary Gym.  

 

  • Materials to bring: Several wooden number 2 pencils, black or blue inkpens, calculator (if appropriate), and a non internet accessible watch.  (If you are taking Physics, you should also bring a ruler or straightedge.)

 

  • Items which are not allowed include: cell phones, highlighters, post-it notes, scratch paper, wearable technology such as an Apple watch/fitbit or watches that connect to the internet,  beep or have an alarm (these must be turned off). Students who bring cell phones and/or wearable technology into the test room will be required to turn them in to the test administrator until testing is over.

 

  • Students taking any AP exams with special accommodations (extended time) are advised to bring their own lunch on test days, as breaks cannot be given for students to get lunch from the cafeteria if you are still testing during that time. Students with accommodations will receive a note prior to testing informing you of the test location and time for your exams (please note the time may be different than what is on this schedule!!)

 

  • Students who plan to leave school early or come in late on the day of an AP test must still have parent permission and/or an excuse from a parent/guardian. You will not be allowed to leave school after an AP test is dismissed unless you have permission. All attendance rules and policies still apply.

 

  • If you have any questions about AP testing, please see your counselor.

 

* The Spanish Language exam and the French Language exam will be held in the Library. 

Initial Summer School Info Available

Dear WAHS Families, 

We are writing to give you some preliminary information about our initial credit summer school offerings.  Summer school registration for first time credit will open on April 18th.  Please see the information below about what we will be offering:

  • Health I -  ½ credit
  • Health II (does not include Driver’s ed) - ½ credit
  • PE I - ½ credit
  • PE II - ½ credit
  • Economics and Personal Finance - 1 credit

The cost of summer school will be $100.00 for 1 credit courses and $50.00 for ½ credit courses.  Students are only eligible to take up to one full credit for initial credit during summer school.  All fees collected will be non-refundable, so please make sure that your student can commit to the full term before registering them. 

All Health and Economics/Personal Finance courses offered over the summer will be virtual and will run for six weeks from Monday, June 27 - Friday, August 5.  There is no school on July 4.  Instruction will be asynchronous with required weekly check-ins with the teacher.  

PE I and II will be offered in both virtual and in-person formats at WAHS.   

  • Virtual PE I and II will run from Monday, June 27 - Friday, August 5 (no school on July 4).
    • Students cannot take two PE classes virtually.  They can take one virtual Health and one PE class concurrently or both Health I and II concurrently.  
  • In-person PE I and II will be offered during two three-week sessions (families choose one session for a PE credit):
    • Session A: June 27 - July 14 (July 4 is a holiday), 8:30 - 11:00
    • Session B: July 18 - August 4, 8:30 - 11:00

Your student must be registered as a student (rising 9th-12th grade) at Western Albemarle High School in order to participate in summer school.  

Again, this is just some preliminary information for our families, so that you can begin to plan.  We will be sending out a registration form on April 18 with more information on the registration process and information on how to submit payment.  

Thank you, 

WAHS Counseling and Admin Team