Westbrook Families Weekly Updates



Week nine has a little bit of everything and thus plenty of awesomeness.

This is the week of...

  • ELPAC testing
  • NHS induction ceremony
  • College Field Trips and
  • the kick off to several new PBIS student opportunities


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Highest Lexile!!!

We are 100% done with all Lexile testing and although last week we celebrated student who had the most growth, today we are celebrating those with the highest scores. Shout-outs to the following students who hold the highest Lexile in their grade level:

  • 9th grader : Antonio Leon
  • 10th grader: Cesar Cruz Bueno
  • 11th grader: Andy Lopez Oregel
  • 12th grader: Joshua Quinn
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The ELPAC is the California assessment used to determine the English language proficiency (ELP) of students whose primary language is other than English. Westbrook High will be conducting ELPAC testing during the week of March 6 and March 13 and although it is not given in every class or to every student - we are asking the parents of those students who are English Language Learners to please...

  • make sure their student gets a goodnights rest
  • remind them to take the assessment seriously - as this is something necessary for reclassification

If you have any questions in regards to the test or your students English Language development status, please feel contact the main office and someone from our administrative team will reach out to you.

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The National Honor Society is a nationwide prestigious organization for high school students.. Selection is based on four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. A candidate must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to be considered for induction, leadership skills must be demonstrated through either school or community involvement, as is the will to provide service and an inductee must possess good character.

The induction process is not easy and consists of four stages: Application, Nomination, Faculty Council and ultimately Inductions.

The following students did not only go through the first three stages - demonstrating their academic strengths, leadership skills, willingness to provide service and good character, but will be officially inducted into NHS this Tuesday, March 7. The students are…

  • Gerardo Vasquez (10th grade)

  • Joseph Perez (10th grade)

  • Francis Posadas Garcia (10th grade)

  • Nuria Cortez Hernandez (11th grade)

  • Karen Martinez (11th grade)

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This Wednesday, March 8th, each grade-level at the Bell campus is heading out to explore different colleges.

Please remind students participating to...

  • Be in full uniform (students not in uniform will stay behind in our workroom)
  • Be on their best behavior - this includes listening to their teachers and chaperones
  • Return all field trip slips to the designated grade level teacher:

9th grade -- should turn in completed field trip slips to Ms. A. Lopez by 3/6

10th grade -- should turn in completed field trip slips to Mr. Rob by 3/6

11th grade -- should turn in completed field trip slips to Ms. Angulo by 3/6

  • Enjoy exploring the various colleges

If your student is not participating in the field trip, either by choice or due to behavioral concerns on behalf of the school, please note that they are still expected to attend school. Students who stay behind will be in a workroom on campus monitored by both admin and Ms. R. Lopez. This workroom will provide them with the opportunity to catch up on any missing school work, credit recovery or simply get a head start on upcoming assignments.

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Our school has been participating this school year in Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS), led by our PBIS team (Mr. DePaz, Ms. Gutierrez, Ms. Cortez, Mr. Rob, Ms. Angulo, Ms. A. Lopez and Mr. Ford)

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all students by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation.

As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use a system of points (managed through an online system called KickBoard) in which positive behavior is rewarded with points and undesirable behavior is met with point deductions. Students can use the points to participate in different school events, including PBIS Fun days or during the month of March, they can earn extended lunch or even a “Free Dress” pass for a day.

If you have questions about Positive Behavior Support, please feel free to contact the main office or any of the PBIS team members.


Attendance Counts

All persons under 18 years of age who have not graduated from high school are required by state law to attend school.

Students are expected to attend each of their scheduled classes promptly and regularly. Regular attendance is one of the greatest contributing factors to success in school. Absences should be avoided whenever possible.

Please help us, help your student achieve academic excellence by making sure they are in school daily.

When Absent...

Make sure to bring in a note for your student - the note can be either handwritten or emailed to either to

Ms. Rubio at yanellyr@lapromisefund.org or Ms. Avalos at gabriela@lapromisefund.org

Providing a note allows our office staff to mark the absence as "Excused" and thus allows teachers to provide students with an extension on any missing work.


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Uniform Policy

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Students who are not in uniform will…

  • Lose PBIS points

  • Serve nutrition and lunch detention that day

  • Receive a parent phone call home, asking to be brought a change of clothes

If you need to purchase additional uniforms, reach out to Faith Uniforms at (323)432-2388.


Food cannot be delivered to students during the school day by food delivery establishments, including but not limited to Uber Eats, Door Dash or GrubHub. Please remember that only parents and immediate family members in the computer system can deliver food to you during the school day. This is to better ensure the security of the school as well as to minimize disruptions to the school day. Food delivered to students by outside delivery companies will be confiscated and given to students at the end of the day, as they head home. If a student opens an outside door to allow an outside food delivery, or accepts food through the gate, they will face disciplinary consequences as that creates a security risk.

Consequences for ordering food will include...

  • 1 week of nutrition and lunch detention
  • A parent conference
  • Confiscation of the food order, which will only be provided to the students guardian after school

If you have any questions or concerns - please feel free to contact the office directly.

School Bus Behavior

We have recently been informed by our bus company that some Westbrook students have been damaging bus seats through graffiti. We are asking all families to talk to their student - as this behavior is illegal and if a student is caught, parents will be responsible for graffiti removal and will loose the daily bus privilege.

Remember the expectation is that students...

  • Remain seated the entire time that the bus is in motion
  • Noice level should be at a minimum - since it is important for them to hear any instructions that the bus driver sees fit to deliver
  • Nothing should be thrown in or out of the bus
  • There is no eating on the bus
  • Destroying property (including tagging) is not only against the law but agains the bus rules

Lastly, please remember that riding the school bus is a privilege that is contingent upon the continuous observance of bus rules and established regulations.


This week...

Monday 3/06/2023

Lunch Time Clubs

  1. NHS (room 102)

  2. Promise Alliance (room 103)

  3. Karaoke Club (room 8)

After School today

    1. Tutoring with...

    • Mr. Valdez room 105
    • Mr. Figgins room 103
    • Mr. Celentano room 114 (for those interested in a space to work on APEX)
    • Mr. Le room 102
    2. Clubs:
    • Boys Soccer with Samayoa
    • Drivers Ed w/ Ms. Jasleen in room 109

    • Cosmetology w/ Ms. Garcia in room 105

Tuesday 3/07/2023

NHS induction after school

Lunch Time Clubs
  1. Promise Alliance (room 103)

After School today

1. Tutoring with...

  • Ms. Campos in room 113
  • Ms. Lopez in room 205
  • Mr. Pouget in room 1
  • Mr. Padilla in room 5
2. Clubs:
  • JKL (Kent at Bell; Romero at 52nd street)
  • Basketball at Bell w/ Ms. Rubi
  • Drivers Ed w/ Ms. Jasleen in room 109

Wednesday 3/08/2023

  • College Field Trip during school day
  • College Track

Thursday 3/09/2023

Lunch Time Clubs

  1. GBLA (room 204)

After School today

1. Tutoring with...

  • Ms. Angulo in room 204
  • Ms. Lopez in room 113
  • Ms. Tran in room 203
  • Mr. Samayoa in room 109
2. Clubs:
  • LEGO (Celentano)
  • Art (Garcia)
  • JLK (at 52nd w/ Romero)
  • Podcast w/ Ms.Jasleen in room 109

  • Game Club (Pouget)

  • Senior PBIS (Ford)

Friday 3/10/2023

After School today

1. Tutoring with...

  • Mr. Rob in room 110
  • Ms. Garcia in room 105
  • Mr. Kent in room 112
  • Ms. Choudhry in room 104
  • Mr. Celentano in room 114
2. Clubs:
  • Theater (Angulo, Lopez and Le)
  • Girls Soccer (at Bell w/ Mr. Valdez)



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After School Tutoring and Clubs

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Tech Issues?

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If a student is having tech issues please have them email charlesd@lapromisefund.org and jhonathanv@lapromisefund.org, and ask for assistance. The office cannot provide support, if Mr. Charles or Mr. Jhonathan are not on site.


Days to Keep in Mind

  • Winter Administration/Interim #2 (Mid-Year) NWEA - March 20-24, 2023
  • 10 week grades - Friday, 3/24/23
  • Spring Formal Dance on Thursday, March 30th