West Hills Middle School follows the dress code established by the Jordan School District Board of Education. Please take a moment to review the dress code, either at the linked policy or through the images below, as you start to make back-to-school clothing choices.
Many classes require nothing more than paper and a writing tool. Some courses may have more specific recommended supplies, and these will be explained by teachers in the first days of school.
Parents and students should be aware that planners will not be given to students this year. There are a variety of excellent school planners available from area retailers that can be used for those students interested in using a planner.
This year, students will have access to their schedule within one business day of completing Online Registration, including payment of fees (or completion of a fee waiver application). Schedules will be visible in Parent Access and Student Access.
Locker information will not be posted until approximately August 15. Lockers are assigned in groups by grade level. As we have a significant number of new students enroll over the summer, we try to accommodate these students in locker sections with other students of their grade level.
As summer maintenance and teacher preparation continues at our building all summer long, the hallways are not generally open for students to find classes or open lockers. Two “Walkabout” times have been scheduled, as well as Back-to-School Night, to provide an opportunity for students to practice locker combinations and schedules.
Utah State Code authorizes the charging of fees at the secondary level for activities and classes during the regular school day, provided the fees are approved by the local education authority (LEA). Fees in the Jordan School District are authorized by the Jordan School District Board of Education.
Fee waivers are available for families who have difficulty paying fees and may meet certain criteria:
Utah State Code also allows for fee waivers to be granted in the case of individuals who “because of extenuating circumstances such as, but not limited to, exceptional financial burdens such as loss or substantial reduction of income or extraordinary medical expenses, are not reasonably capable of paying the fee.”
Fee waivers cover all school fees. However, memory books, school pictures, PE clothes, and fees for AP tests are not required items and are thus not covered by fee waivers. Charges for lost or late library books or textbooks or fines for damage to school property are also not covered by fee waivers.
A fee waiver, once approved, applies for the duration of a student’s continuous time in the same building (meaning students moving from middle school to high school will need to apply again for a fee waiver). When a new student in the same family enrolls in the building, eligibility for a fee waiver must be demonstrated again.
Any guardian interested in applying for a fee waiver should do the following: