Weber High School

December 11, 2020

Hello Warriors,

Due to the current number of 16 positive COVID-19 case counts, and approximately 260 individuals in quarantine (including key faculty and staff members), we are closing Weber High School for two weeks. Our capacity to conduct safe and effective in-person instruction is highly compromised. Classes will continue on Monday as usual and students will need to check their Canvas courses for Google Meet Links and instructions. Students are scheduled to return to school in-person on Monday, January 4th, following the Holiday Break. Online instruction will not be provided during the Holiday Break. Students are expected to participate in online learning from Monday, December 14th - Tuesday, December 22nd. Students are asked to check their emails and Canvas beginning on Monday for instructions and messages from teachers.

To review the specifics regarding what leads to a closure, refer to page 95 in the COVID-19 School Manual. According to the manual, an outbreak is defined when 15 people test positive for COVID-19 across multiple settings in the school (more than one classroom) and are counted by the same time period. For example, 15 students and teachers in different classes in the school test positive within two weeks of each other.

During the closure, the building will be disinfected and sanitized according to our Safe Weber Framework: https://wsd.net/covid-19/news/safe-weber

Important information to know concerning this school closure:

  • While this soft closure was impacted by the Covid testing processes conducted today, which involved student-athletes and some extracurricular participants, it is important to note that Weber High’s positivity rate in relation to the first round of Covid testing is 1.1%. This positivity rate is far below the state’s overall positivity rate, which is currently above 25%. However, Weber High’s positive case count has been hovering around the almost-15 positive case mark for several weeks. We continue to strongly encourage our families and students to follow the recommended guidelines set forth in the Public Health Order, especially as we move into an extended holiday break.
  • This is not considered a quarantine for all students in the school. This is a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people in the school. Any students who have been quarantined to this point by the Weber-Morgan Health Department are still considered quarantined until their release date. If your child is ever exposed at school to someone who has tested positive for COVID, we will contact you directly regarding the quarantine requirements.
  • During the soft closure, all students are expected to attend and participate online with their classes during the designated times. This should be done via Google Meet with the teachers. Check their Canvas sites for more information. We are going to follow the schedule below each day:

1st/5th period: 8:30am - 9:15am
2nd/6th period: 9:30am - 10:15am
3rd/7th period: 10:30am - 11:15am
4th/8th period: 11:30am - 12:15pm

  • This soft closure is NOT a vacation nor is it a "Work at your own pace" situation. Be diligent about engaging in your Google Meets and completing the assignments. We want you all to continue the second quarter on the right academic path. #WERISE
  • Communication is going to be key with your teachers. If there are questions or concerns, ask early, and get help. Teachers are available from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for individual online meetings as needed, by appointment.
  • If you have Chromebook issues, email Linda Brown, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will troubleshoot with you. If you need to come into the school to get your Chromebook fixed, you will schedule an appointment with her.
  • Students who test positive for Covid-19 during the soft closure should still report this outcome to the school for tracking purposes. Accurate and timely reporting will help us make prudent and safe decisions going forward. We are still conducting contact tracing and expect to have additional students and staff placed on quarantine. We also anticipate that we will receive additional positive COVID cases.
  • The current Driver’s Ed December class will continue through Google classroom. Mr. Ward will be sending out information. Range and Road tests will still continue as scheduled unless a student is quarantined and can’t participate at this time. Students are required to wear masks.
  • Those students attending Project Lead The Way Classes will participate with their classes through Canvas. PLTW buses will not be running. Students attending Two Rivers will still be provided transportation to/from Two Rivers at their normal pick-up/drop-off times and locations.
  • UHSAA-sanctioned athletics events (practices and games) will continue to be held during the soft closure and non-moratorium period of the holiday break. 
  • The Seminary building will also be closed as part of the soft closure. Seminary teachers will contact their students.
  • Parents can order breakfast and lunch for their students through the parent portal. These orders must be made each day by 9:30 AM. These breakfasts and lunches can then be picked up at Orchard Springs Elementary (3300 North 975 East, Pleasant View, UT 84414) or Snowcrest Jr. High School (2755 North Hwy 162, Eden, UT 84310).
  • The building will be closed on Monday, December 14th until 9:30am. Students who need to access their school supplies for online learning may access the building after 9:30am. Visits to get supplies should be a quick in and out. 
  • We will continue to work closely with officials from the Weber Morgan Health Department in monitoring this situation and we will provide updates as needed.

We would like to remind everyone to continue to be vigilant in following current health guidelines by wearing face coverings, practicing good hygiene and physically distancing from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to getting our students back to school. Please continue to do your part as we move through this soft closure.

https://wsd.net/covid-19/news/safe-weber

Warriors, stay strong, be positive, academically work hard and continue to do things that will keep you safe and healthy. #BeAWarrior #WERISE #MyKids

 Ms. Earnest

Quarters & Cans Events

NOV. 18: Kick-Off Assembly

NOV.19: Mockingjay Part 1 early Showing! 8:00 walker Cinema - $12.00

NOV. 24-25: Lunch activities

DEC.3: Silent Auction Begins

DEC.8: Caroling @ 6:00 Meet in student parking lot

DEC.9: Home Basketball Game VS. Mountain Crest

DEC.10: Ice Sheet @ 6:00 at Huntsville park

DEC.11: Sledding Night, 6:00 at Wadman Park

DEC. 16: Last Day To Bring In Cans

DEC. 18: Home Basketball Game vs. Sky View

*Straw Market Cinnamon Rolls Every EO!

Thank you so much to everyone who tried out! Everyone did a terrific job, and we were sorry to lose some of you to schedule conflicts and running out of space. If we weren’t able to cast you, we hope to see you at the show May 1-2. And sorry about misspelled names!
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY
3-5PM – Partner Acro, Rolla-Bolla, Poi, Parkour
5:30-7:30 - Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, Triple Trapeze, Comedy Squad
Lions, your first rehearsal is Saturday April 25, 9AM-10AM
Midway Kids, your first rehearsal is Thursday April 23, 4:30-5:45PM
 
 
HULA HOOPS
9 Gabriela Wood
12 Victoria Wood
31 Avery Ogle
33 Allison Pobanz
60 Aurra Bainbridge
73 Brittany Christensen
75 Krystal Carter
211 Zack Morgan
220 Garrett Potokar
338 Nicole Norman
 
PARKOUR
52 Matthew Cragun
55 Ethen Palmer
57 Matt Shepherd
69 Ryan Belnap
81 Brad Grey
49 Stanton Wiser
58 Michael Wright (See also Aerial Silks)
 
ROLLA BOLLA
13 Rachael Carter
38 Kobe Jensen
41 Angela Washburn
76 Samuel Lemon
206 Camille Washburn
204 Patrick Lowry
 
AERIAL HOOPS
5 Paul Calvo
7 Shannon Crichlow
19 Jake Murray
21 Bailey Wilkins
27 Blake Bolingbroke
47 NinaJo Sandstrome
54 Madison Hill
56 Kierstin Pitcher
59 Olivia Hesselgesser
68 Tanner Stakebake
218 Cameron Stakebake
221 Charlotte Forsberg
 
TRIPLE TRAPEZE
20 Bryson Moore
25 Sierra Valuw
49 Stauton Wiser
 
POI
44 Veronica Shelton
84 Naomi Kent
86 Conner Henrie
202 Morgan Erickson
207 Tessa Shelton
208 Tate Shelton
222 Hanna Abbott
 
SILKS
1 Tanner McKay
2 Kaden Dearing
3 Collin Smith
15 Anabelle Sorenson
22 Ashtom Thayne Bindrup
24 Sophia Lowry
26 Lorah Child
34 Valerie Sorenson
39 Jonathan Schael
53 Rabecca Fowers
58 Michael Wright (See also Parkour)
74 Coleton Weaver
83 Mason Clark
203 Stephanie Payne
215 Kayzha Madsen
80 Lexi Durbin
 
COMEDY
70 William Ross (Comedy Captain)
Note – comedy squad will be cast from Production Class
 
PARTNER ACRO (don’t worry, it’s not all one giant act!)
4 Tatiana Pryor
6 Bailey Porter
8 Kayla Walker
10 Katelyn Blanch
11 Megan Thongrit
14 Alyson Packer
17 Hannah Twylor
18 Ashley Anderson
23 Joanna Lowny
29 Sydney Harris
30 Cheyenne Nabor
32 Stephanie Laubacher
35 Brooke Nielsen
36 Emily Eldridge
37 Faith Lawrence
40 McKenna Harris
42 Gambria Wicks
43 Audrey Hansen
45 Melissa Lopez
46 Averia Bunner
48 Kory Morgan
50 Dallin Warner
51 Elise Wilkinson
62 Brandon Healy
64 Samantha Cottam
65 John McGrath
66 Alyssa Kempke
67 Gunner Kempke
71 Kacey McClellan
72 Elijah John Degn
77 Ben Forsberg
78 Kayden Larsen
79 Talia Casey
81 Aubrielle Malah
201 Cosette Pryor
205 Justin Roylance
209 Jared Lopez
210 Abbi Holley
212 Cameron Gross
213 Amy Hibbard
214 Dayton Dearing
216 Madison Bishop
217 Gracie Bishop
219 Olivia Buck
223 Madelyn Hadley
320 Mabelle Pryor
326 Isaiah Wood
349 Sydnie N Clarke
354 Emma Abbott
366 Zack Kempke
370 Brooklyn Buck
303 Sarah Hall (See Also Midway Contortion)
322 Megan Allen (See Also Midway Contortion)
327 Megan Taylor (See Also Midway Contortion)
362 Abbie Bennion (See Also Midway Contortion)
 
LIONS
310 Finley Pearce
313 Erica Durbin
318 Cambri Jenks
319 Elisa Jenks
329 Alex Taylor
360 Jacob Taylor
369 Cambria Frongner
373 Ethan Holley
 
MIDWAY KIDS TRIPLE TRAPEZE
324 Savannah Talbot
348 Katie Park
358 Sammy Earl
371 Miara Carillo
372 Olivia Holley
 
MIDWAY KIDS HULA HOOPS
302 Emilee Burggraaf 302
304 Sarah Sandstrom 304
312 Kamri Durbin 312
331 Julia Lowry 331
337 Nate Norman 337
353 Joseph Abbott 353
364 Sidney Green 364
375 Zoey Alvarz 375
 
MIDWAY KIDS PARKOUR
308 Aiden Pearce
330 Chase Jensen
332 Alaina Lowry
336 David Hunsaker
347 Bradyn Butler
351 Nick Yorgason
 
MIDWAY KIDS AERIAL HOOPS
301 Rebecca North
306 Sadie Richardson
316 Abbey Smoot
343 Elizabeth Lund
350 Noelle Yorgason
352 Jessie Aguirre
363 Gabrielle GiVogue
 
MIDWAY KIDS CONTORTION
303 Sarah Hall (See Also Partner Acro)
362 Abbie Bennion (See Also Partner Acro)
322 Megan Allen (See Also Partner Acro)
327 Megan Taylor (See Also Partner Acro)
 
MIDWAY KIDS AERIAL SILKS
307 Treighton Bindrup
309 Makena Pearce
368 Abby Frongner
367 Tyson Burton
311 Ethan Healey
315 Ryder Snow
321 Morgan Healey
323 Lydia Potokar
335 Matthew Bolingbroke
347 Nathan Lund
346 Cameron Dearing
374 Josh Waldrup
WOW!  What a fun day it was today working with such great CIRCUS professionals!  I hope you had a wonderful time and learned something fun and new!  Just so you know…  The STARFISH CIRCUS is sponsored by the Weber High School Productions Company and we are excited to work with them in this joint effort to create this amazing final show of our season.  Thank you again to everyone who auditioned.  We truly wish we could cast all of you! 
 
Mark Daniels
Weber High School Theatre
 
Ryan Lund
Stage Manager

WHEN:  AUGUST 8TH

TIME: 7 PM

WHERE: WEBER HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

To the parents, students and members of the Warrior Community,

We invite you to join us in An Evening of Healing and Hope at the Weber High Auditorium on August 8th at 7 pm.  We have arranged for excellent speakers to address the topics of loss and hope.

You may be aware of the deaths of Weber High students and faculty that have impacted the whole Warrior Community recently as well as in the last couple of years.  The causes of these deaths were by illness, accidents and suicide. 

Most adolescents have mastered basic skills that allow them to handle strong emotions encountered day to day, but these skills may be challenged in the face of a fellow student or teacher’s death, no matter what the cause may be.  Our children will vary widely in terms of emotional expression.  Some may become openly emotional, while others may be reluctant to talk at all and still others may use humor.  Some students may need help to identify emotions beyond simply sad, angry, or happy and may need reassurance that a wide range of feelings and experiences are to be expected.  They may also need to be reminded that emotions may be manifested as physical symptoms, including butterflies in the stomach, shortness of breath, insomnia, fatigue or irritability.  We encourage you to acknowledge the breadth of feelings and diversity of experiences your child may be experiencing and emphasize the importance of being respectful of others.

Schools, as part of the larger community, can provide students and their care givers with appropriate opportunities to learn how to express their emotions and identify strategies for managing them so the school can continue its primary focus of education.  To help facilitate this discussion with your child, Weber High School is hosting An Evening of Healing and Hope.  We encourage you to attend with your school age child in grades 6 to 12.

This will be an informative and valuable evening to all that attend.

PLEASE JOIN US!