Weekly Warrior Update

September 18, 2022

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This week was a difficult week on campus as we lost one of our Warrior students, Jesus Garcia. Jesus was a Senior here at Westlake and has spent the last four year in our LEAP program. As he was able, Jesus was often seen around campus in the lunch room, in elective classes and participating in our Unified Sports program. We ask that you keep Jesus’ family in your thoughts during this most difficult time. Also, we are thankful that a Go Fund Me page has been created on behalf of the family in Jesus’ honor and the proceeds will go directly to support the Garcia Family. If you would like to donate and contribute, please click on the following link: https://gofund.me/8c0f43ce


These times of tragedy are difficult for all of us to handle; however, please know that our Counseling team is here to help and support any student that may need assistance in coping with this tragic news. Any student can come to the Counseling Office or Wellness Center to speak with a counselor and receive support. Lastly, in times of tragedy the strength that we have with each other will help get us through. I am proud of our Warrior Family and the support that we have given to each other during this difficult time.


On another note, it was great to see so many parents attending our Back-to-School Night last week and getting a glimpse into our classes on campus. We hope that this connection will allow our students to continue with their academic success in their classes. Don’t forget that the Quarter 1 Progress Report grading period ends this Friday (9/23) so please go onto Q and check your grades.


Thank you for reviewing all this information and here is to a great week in Warrior Country!

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2022-2023 Westlake High School School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Information

Dear Warrior Families,


Each year our school develops the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This document outlines our school’s goals and corresponding budgeted actions for the school year. A big thank you to our SPSA Planning Committee and School Site Council for their work in developing and approving our SPSA! The draft version of our school’s SPSA is now available here. Please feel free to contact Jason Branham at jasonbranham@conejousd.org if you have any questions or input.

2022-2023 Westlake High School Plan escolar para el rendimiento estudiantil (SPSA) Información

Queridas familias guerreras,



Cada año nuestra escuela desarrolla el Plan Escolar para el Rendimiento Estudiantil (SPSA). Este documento describe las metas de nuestra escuela y las acciones presupuestarias correspondientes para el año escolar. ¡Muchas gracias a nuestro Comité de Planificación de SPSA y al Consejo Escolar por su trabajo en el desarrollo y aprobación de nuestro SPSA! La versión preliminar del SPSA de nuestra escuela ya está disponible aquí. No dude en comunicarse con Jason Branham en jasonbranham@conejousd.org si tiene alguna pregunta o aporte.

CVUSD September Parent/Guardian Workshop - Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join CVUSD's BreakThrough Student Assistance Program and The Conejo Schools Foundation for a parent workshop on mental health supports available to all CVUSD students.


This workshop will be presented by Dr. Heather Chamberlin-Scholle, Mental Health Services Coordinator; Jennifer Mundy, Senior Mental Health Clinician; Emily Nelson, Lead Secondary Counselor; and Katie Berry, Lead Elementary Counselor, Brenda Rachels, BreakThrough Counselor, and Becca Cook, BreakThrough Counselor. This workshop is designed for parents/guardians and students 12 years old or older.


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Por favor acompañe al Programa de Asistencia Estudiantil BreakThrough de CVUSD y a la Fundación de Escuelas de Conejo a un taller para padres sobre apoyos de salud mental disponible para todos los estudiantes de CVUSD.


Este taller será presentado por la Dra. Heather Chamberlin-Scholle, Coordinadora de Servicios de Salud Mental; Jennifer Mundy, Clinico Superior de Salud Mental; Emily Nelson, Consejera Principal de Educación Secundaria; Katie Berry, Consejera Principal de Educación Primaria, Brenda Rachels, BreakThrough Counselor and Rebecca Cook, BreakThrough Counselor. Este taller ha sido designado para los padres/tutores y estudiantes de 12 años de edad o mayores.

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Westlake High School 2022-2023 Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 8th

We are excited to host our Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 8th. Tickets are on sale now! See the flyer below. Also, click here to visit our Student Life website for more information and details.
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Free & Reduced Meal Application - Asking ALL Families to Complete

School meals for the 2022-2023 school year will be available to all students at no charge.


Although all students will receive free meals through the duration of this school year, we request for all families to complete this Online Free / Reduced Meal Eligibility for School Year 2022-2023 form, as this form affects a variety of areas unrelated to school meals, including school funding, college application fees, SAT fees, bus passes and more. Even if your child does not plan to eat school lunches, it is important to fill out this form to help ensure our schools and families receive the available resources.

Hero's Heart Award - Los Robles Hospital

Our community partner Los Robles Hospital is giving back by honoring teachers with their Hero’s Heart Award. Last year our own Jenn Boyd was recognized with this award. Please consider nominating a colleague and teacher for this recognition by utilizing the following link: https://losrobleshospital.com/about/recognition-program/heros-heart-award.dot. Deadline to nominate is Friday, October 14th. This is a great opportunity to recognize and give thanks to our amazing Warrior teachers!

Preorder Your Yearbooks Now!

Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are ON SALE NOW!


PREORDER NOW TO SAVE MONEY!


Until September 30th, purchase your yearbook for only $90 with ASB, $100 without.

From October 1st until November 18th, the price will increase to $100 with ASB, $110 without.

Buy early to save!

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE THE 2022-2023 YEARBOOK TODAY!


SENIOR FAMILIES

Senior tributes are available! Celebrate your student's accomplishments with a personalized message and photos of your choosing in the yearbook! To design and purchase a senior tribute, follow the link below:

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE A 2022-2023 SENIOR TRIBUTE!


If you have any questions, feel free to email our yearbook advisor, Roger Biersborn, at RBiersborn@conejousd.org!

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Warrior Athletic Information

Please see below for a list of games taking place this week. We look forward to seeing you at our games!


Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance through Go Fan: https://gofan.co/app/school/CA19099



Monday, September 19th:

  • Girls Tennis at Oak Park at 3:00pm



Tuesday, September 20th:

  • Girls Golf vs Thousand Oaks at Los Robles Greens at 2:40pm **HOME GAME**
  • Girls Tennis at Calabasas at 3:00pm
  • Girls Volleyball vs Newbury Park with F/S @ 4:00pm, JV @ 5:00pm, Varsity @ 6:30pm **HOME GAME**
  • Boys Water Polo at Calabasas with JV @ 4:15pm, Varsity @ 5:15pm


Wednesday, September 21st:

  • Girls Tennis at Agoura at 3:00pm


Thursday, September 22nd:

  • JV Girls Tennis vs Harvard Westlake at 3:30pm at Los Angeles Valley College
  • Girls Golf vs Newbury Park at Los Robles Greens at 2:40pm **HOME GAME**
  • Girls Volleyball vs Oaks Christian with F/S @ 4:00pm, JV @ 5:00pm, & Varsity @ 6:30pm **HOME GAME**
  • Boys Water Polo at Villa Park Tournament


Friday, September 23rd:

  • Cross Country at Radier Invitational at 1:00pm
  • Girls Tennis at San Diego Tournament
  • Girls Volleyball at Santiago Tournament
  • Boys Water Polo at Villa Park Tournament


Saturday, September 24th:

  • Girls Tennis at San Diego Tournament
  • Girls Volleyball at Santiago Tournament
  • Boys Water Polo at Villa Park Tournament




Tryouts this week:

  • Girls Soccer - Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00pm at WHS Stadium
  • Boys Basketball - Wednesday, September 21st, at 7:00pm at WHS Gymnasium
  • Boys Soccer - Thursday, September 22nd, at 7:00pm at WHS Stadium




WHS Athletic Website: https://westlakeathletics.com/



WHS Athletic Calendar of All Games: https://westlakeathletics.com/events
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Join PTSA

We encourage all students, families, and staff to join our WHS PTSA. This is an organization that directly supports the students and staff of Westlake High School and allows us to provide a high quality educational experience that all students benefit from. Please visit their website to join!


www.whsptsa.com

2022-2023 PTSA Reflections

Attention Students: The 2022-2023 PTSA Reflections program is now underway. The theme this year is 'Show Your Voice!' We encourage all students to participate in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, & Visual Arts. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, October 11th. Please visit www.whsptsa.com/reflections for more details.
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College & Career Newsletter

Please see the latest College & Career Newsletter for information on colleges, scholarships, & job opportunities from your Westlake High School College & Career Center.


Attachments:
CCC Newsletter 992022.pdf

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual “Focus on Your Future” Virtual Event for All CVUSD High School Students & Families Returns on Wednesday, September 28th

All CVUSD High School students and their families are invited to the annual "Focus on Your Future" virtual event on Wednesday, September 28th from 6pm to 8pm. This online event will feature information on a variety of topics including - College Options, Wellness Workshops, College Application Process, Career Pathways, Special Education Services and much more. Learn more at: www.conejousd.org/FocusOnYourFutureEvent

SAVE THE DATE: The CVUSD College Fair Returns this October!

A CVUSD Districtwide College Fair will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm at Westlake High School. All CVUSD high school students are invited to attend, and presently more than 120 colleges/post-secondary destinations have confirmed attendance. More details will be forthcoming!

Colleges Coming to WHS!

Here is the list of colleges coming to the CCC this week. Students will have to sign up on Naviance AND complete a FORM to get YOUR approval to miss class & use as a hall pass. Attendance at the meetings will be recorded & submitted to the Attendance Office for confirmation.


FYI – Student Instructions:

You must complete this FORM to attend the presentation in the CCC, https://forms.gle/EaTpeMAYRrvLrFkK6 Print your email confirmation & have your teacher sign it. This is your hall pass to attend the meeting. You are responsible for any classwork missed.


Willamette University, Mon September 19, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Academy of Art University, Mon September 19, 2022 @ 9:30 AM

Emory University, Mon September 19, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

University of Southern California, Mon September 19, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

Xavier University, Tue September 20, 2022 @ 9:30 AM

University of Utah, Tue September 20, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

The American University of Paris, Tue September 20, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Binghamton University, Wed September 21, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Washington State University, Wed September 21, 2022 @ 9:30 AM

Lehigh University, Wed September 21, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

Texas Tech University, Wed September 21, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

University of Missouri-Columbia, Thu September 22, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Portland State University, Thu September 22, 2022 @ 9:30 AM

Gonzaga University, Thu September 22, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

Syracuse University, Thu September 22, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Attendance Reminders

Make sure to excuse any absence within 72 hours (3 days) by calling our Attendance Line at (805) 373-1790


Students are expected to be in their classroom, ready to learn, when the bell rings. We have extended the passing periods between classes to 8 minutes this year to give students enough time to use the restroom and get to class on time. Please speak with your child about the importance of being on time to classes. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance.


After School detentions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 12K from 3:30-4:30. Our next Saturday School will be held on 9/17/22 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm in room 12K. To get credit for their detention, students must be in detention on time and have work to do.

Below are the consequences for tardies and truancies. This information is available in our student handbook and included in each class' syllabus.


Tardies

  • 3 to any one class = after school detention
  • 5 to any one class = Saturday School, meet with AP for attendance contract
  • 10 to any one class = may be dropped from class with an "F"


Truancy (absent from class without permission, no parent phone call within 72 hours)

  • 3 to any one class = Saturday school, meet with AP for attendance contract
  • 6 to any one class = may be dropped from class with an "F"

Westlake High School Academic Support Center Information

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Weekly Warrior Bulletin

Each week the Weekly Warrior Bulletin is updated with upcoming club meetings, events, and special announcements. The latest Weekly Warrior Bulletin is now online. Click to view more exciting Warrior information!
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Upcoming Calendar Items

  • September 26th - No School (Rosh Hashanah)
  • October 3rd - Homecoming Rally
  • October 5th - No School (Yom Kippur)
  • October 7th - Homecoming Football Game
  • October 8th - Homecoming Dance
  • October 10th - Final Makeup Picture Day
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Westlake High School on Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestlakeHSWarriors

Twitter: @WestlakeHS_CA

Instagram: @westlakehs_warriors

Website: www.conejousd.org/whs

Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.” The State Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell (35 Cal.3d.899 (1984)), “that all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra-curricular as well as curricular, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities.” This same ruling found that “mandatory fees for participating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition were illegal under the State Constitution.” Furthermore, they also rejected the argument that “fees could be charged so long as the district waived fees for students who were financially unable to pay.”