Message from Principal Kiewiet

  • Dear Westy Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!  We are so excited to welcome your student back into the building on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.  We know that this year will be different, that seems to be our normal now, something is always different!  I would like to personally thank you for your willingness to be flexible and gracious as we have had to overcome many obstacles in the past 18 months to ensure the safest environment possible for all staff and students.   Your cooperation is so appreciated!


    School Policies and Procedures

    In order for us to continue to have this environment, we must follow the policies and procedures that we have set before us so that this school year can run as smoothly as possible.   I have attached the updated Student and Family Handbook (English and Spanish) to this message to provide you with information in regards to school rule and academic policies that you need to be aware of as a student and family at Westminster High School.  Please take some time to review this document so that you are familiar with it.  Included are many important topics including, dress code, attendance  requirements and cell phone policies.  Also, please remember that masks must be worn at all times for all students, staff and visitors while inside Westminster High School.  Thank you for your cooperation. 


    Student ID’s

    All students will receive their ID’s on Wednesday during their Academic Enrichment period.  Students must wear their ID’s at all time while on campus.  They will not be allowed in the building without a visible ID.  These will also act as their bus pass for those that qualify for transportation.   School pictures will be taken at the end of this month so for the time being pictures from last year will be used.    This is essential to school safety and must be followed. 


    Student Drop-Off, Parking and Transportation

    We are extremely excited that we are able to offer transportation this year for those families that are eligible.  This however has caused some changes in our drop off, pick up and parking for students and families.  All students that will be parking at Westy will need to use Raleigh to enter and park in the student lot by the tennis courts and baseball field.  All students must have a parking pass.  These will be available during lunch the first week of school.  Any student requesting a parking pass must have a valid Driver’s License, (Permits will not be accepted), proof of insurance and vehicle registration.  All families dropping and picking up students may enter and exit through either Utica or Raleigh.    I have attached to traffic flow map for your reference.  Please remember that students may be on campus from 8am-4pm, with the exception of before and after school activities.   


    We are looking forward to a great year! 



    Ms. Kiffany Kiewiet

    Principal, Westminster High School