Website User Guide

Welcome to the Weston High School website.

 

Please read the instructions below to better understand how to use our website, or select from one of these topics:

 

Our Objectives for the Website

How to look for information

The SEARCH box

Quick Links

WHS Bulletin Board

Navigate

Explore

Make the website your priority

Bookmarking

Default Homepage

Feedback

 

 

 

Objectives
We believe that communications and transparency contribute to awareness and confidence in our primary mission of education.  To that end, we are continuously improving and updating the Weston High School website.  By providing relevant, comprehensive, timely, and reliable information about what is going on in the school we hope that parents and the community will have a better understanding of the value and effectiveness of our work. 

 

We update the website throughout the day, with News and Events posted as they break.  We update the homepage column and slideshow at least once a week and now feature a Photo Gallery to memorialize events.  We also constantly think of ways to add links to improve navigation so that you can more easily find what you seek.

 

 

 

How to look for information

 
The Search box
At the top right of every page (see image on right), type a key word into the empty box and click SEARCH.  You will get a listing of pages that contain the key word(s).
 Type a key word into the search box to get a listing of matches

Quick Links
Links to the most frequently sought information are located in two places: on every page at the far right of the header bar in a drop-down menu box (see image on right) and on the homepage in the bottom left corner (see image below).  Note the links to our Partners' sites at the bottom of each page.

 

Quick Links are listed at the bottom left of the homepage.  Partners' links are in the footer bar of every page.
                                                              

 The Quick Links drop down from the header bar

Under Quick Links you will find the full listing of News and Events, Publications and the Photo Gallery.  These listings are ordered by date of input or occurrence. 

 

To change the order of the page, click on Date to reverse the chronology, click on Description to

alphabetize by title, click on Type to sort by topic. 


You can also filter your search of the entire data base by selecting from the Date, Department or Type boxes at the top of the page and then clicking View.

 

 

 

 

WHS Bulletin Board

The WHS Bulletin Board is found in the header menu bar and under Quick Links.  It is especially designed to keep the school community of parents, students and teachers informed of what is happening in the high school.  It consolidates in one place the information sent out in the Parent Newsleter "High School Happenings" and in westonGrapevine messages.  It also summarizes all school and district news and events of interest to the high school community. (See image on right.)

 WHS Bulletin Board

 

 

 

The WHS Bulletin Board also has all the links to important information on the website of particular interest to students and parents, such as the lunch menu, class event pages and more.  (See image on right.)

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate between schools
To visit the district homepage or other school homepages, select your destination from the drop-down menu box at the top right of the screen. (See image on the right.)

 

Click on the back arrow of your browser to return the the previous page.

 

 

 

 Navigate between schools by selecting from the drop down box

Explore
Navigate our website by clicking on an option in the header menu bar or the left hand menu lists on each page.  You will find a wealth of information about our school.

 

Get more details about topics by clicking on links in the text.  Links are words that are underscored and

appear in crimson.  When your cursor hovers over them, the words turn gold and your cursor arrow becomes a pointing hand. 

 

Images may also be links to more detailed information.  When your cursor hovers over them, the arrow also becomes a pointing hand.

 

 

 

Make the website your priority

 
Are you a frequent visitor?  Want to stay on top of what’s going on at Weston High? Here are two ways to make it easier to access the Weston High School webpage:
Bookmark the homepage  Create your own customized button on your browser menu bar that you can select any time you want to visit us.  No more inputting the URL to find us!
          or....
Make the High School homepage your default homepage Your default homepage automatically opens every time you go to the internet.  If the High School is your internet priority, you can have our website open each time you go to the internet.  You can still browse the internet by inputting other URLs into the URL box, but maybe you want to start your surfing with us!

 

 

 

 

To Bookmark the WHS homepage (So that the next time you want to visit us, you can just click on your new menu button.)

On Internet Explorer

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on Favorites on your menu bar
• Select Add to Favorites Bar.  Now you have a menu button that is called Weston Public Schools.
• You can rename it as you wish. 

- Right click on the bookmark
- select Rename
- input your desired name
- click OK

 


o On Mozilla Firefox

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on Bookmarks on your menu bar
• Select Bookmark this page.  Now you have a menu button that is called Weston Public Schools.
• You can rename it as you wish. 

- Right click on the bookmark
- select Properties
- input your desired name
- click
Save 

 


o On Safari

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on Bookmarks on your menu bar or the plus 
+ sign to the left of the URL box. 
• A dialogue box will appear. You can keep the default name or rename it.  Select Add.  Now you have a menu button on your bookmarks bar that is called Weston Public Schools or whatever you named it..

 

 

 

 

Click on Favorites to create a custom menu button for this webpage

 

 

Click on Bookmarks in Firefox

 

  

   

To make ours your default Homepage (So that the next time you go to the internet, the Weston High School homepage will automatically appear.)
On Internet Explorer

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on the arrow next to the Home button at the right of your menu bar
• Select Add or Change Homepage
• Select Use this webpage as your only homepage
• Click Yes 


 
On Mozilla Firefox

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on the document icon just to the left of the URL and drag it to the home icon just to its left.
• In response to the question “Do you want this document to be your new homepage?”  click Yes

 

 
On Safari
  

• Go to the WHS homepage
• Click on the Safari button in your menu bar and select Preferences.
• A dialogue box will open.  Select Set to Current Page and exit the dialogue box.

 In Internet Explorer click on the arrow next to the house icon to open a menu box

 

 

In Firefox, drag the document icon next to the URL to the House icon to make this your default homepage

  

 

 

 

We want your feedback! 

 
Whether you have a suggestion, critique, compliment or comment; or if you have information or pictures you would be willing to share, please click here or select Contact Us on the header menu bar. 

 

 

 
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