Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week!
HELLO WOLF PACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES,
Welcome to this week's addition of the Wolf Call Weekly for the Week of 12/7/20-12/11/20. In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, please take a moment to review the weekly, informative messages below. Are you looking for previous editions of the Wolf Call Weekly? The West Hills website has them as a resource. (Info, Wolf Call Weekly)
We encourage your participation as an active reader of these communications that will help bridge our communication between WHHS and Students & Families. Thank you for your continued support for all students at West Hills!
Robin Ballarin, Principal
Apri Baker, Assistant Principal (A-G)
Carrie Gaeir, Assistant Principal (H-O)
John Hoadley, Assistant Principal (P-Z)
Cyndi Nowlen, Manager of School Facilities
Take a moment to figure out where you are excelling in life, and think about giving that an honest try. Tim Cook, who is the current Apple CEO who graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and earned an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. In August 2011, Cook was named Apple's new CEO, following the death of predecessor Steve Jobs.
Schedule for the week
As you begin to plan for the holidays in these coming weeks, here are some dates to remember:
Group D: Students in Group D come to school on Monday, 12/14, NOT Friday, 12/18
Quarter 2 ends: Dec. 18; Final Grades Due Monday, Jan. 11
Winter Break: December 21-January 8, 2021
Quarter 3 begins: January 11, 2021
Student Tutorial Schedule
Meet your commissioners of publicity!
CIF Update regarding athletics
Wolf Pack students and families,
CIF State released a statement on 12/1/20 Regarding Education-Based Athletics for 2020-21 School Year. The official CIF statement can be found HERE.
A few things to note...
- All full practice and competition start dates are officially on hold until updated guidance is issued (Not expected from the California Department of Public Health until after January 1).
- All Regional and State Championship events are going to be removed from the Season 1 Sports calendar.
- Boys volleyball will be moved to Season 2 to avoid the loss of a second full season.
While this is not what we would wish for our student-athletes, we remain committed to following state and local guidelines regarding schools and COVID-19. We will continue to hope for a change in guidelines in January that will allow our athletes to compete and will send updates as we receive them.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
WE HEAR YouTH Survey Results
This year’s shift to a quarter system allowed for the addition of an Advisory Period into our bell schedule. This 20 minute period has allowed for us to cover topics like mental health, campus safety, organization and motivation, just to name a few. All students, even those in full distant learning, receive the advisory lessons through email and/or from their Advisory teacher.
Please click HERE for the survey results, important information, and additional supports for our students. Thank you students, Assistant Principal Mrs. Gaeir, Mending Matters, and the Advisory Committee for this information!
Congratulations WHHS Teacher Mrs. Jokerst (Math / Engineering)
Congratulations Mrs. Jokerst (Math / Engineering) for being nominated for the San Diego Teachers Academia Award!
San Diego Teachers Academia Award, sponsored by Attorney King, Sycuan Casino and Resort, and IQ Podcasts.
Attorney King believes that teachers are the most valuable asset in our society, and he would like to make a bigger impact to highlight our educators this year. Our event last year honored three inspirational teachers. This year, there are 36 teachers nominated. Teachers are the foundation and pillars for our future leaders. There are also two new categories of awards this year; Teacher Legends and The Cultural Diversity Award, to honor an outstanding minority Educator.
Attorney King and IQ Podcasts are the monthly sponsors for the Teachers Awards. Sycuan Casino is our Title Sponsor and host for the San Diego Teachers Academia Award Event. Indian Motorcycle of San Diego and IB Fitness are also contributing Sponsors.
As a nominee for the San Diego Teachers Academia Awards, Tiffany will be featured in IQ Podcasts-The Magazine.
Good luck Mrs. Jokerst--we are proud to have you in the Wolf Pack!
Welcome new GIS Mr. Contreras!
Students and Parents/Guardians:
The faculty and staff are proud to partner with you in the education of your student. Educational success for all students cannot be complete without an effective partnership with all parents/guardians. You are the most essential part of your children’s education, and it is important that we build a strong relationship in order to best serve your student’s educational needs.
We strongly encourage you to review the 2020-21 Student Handbook.
This week we highlight the OUT- OF- BOUNDS policy.
To protect the safety of our campus, students are required to remain on campus at all times during the school day. Out Of Bounds areas are the parking lots and any area outside the service road when not accompanied by a staff member. If a student is found in the out-of-bounds area during school, a search of the student, their belongings, and their vehicle may be conducted.
If you need to go to your car or be in an out of bounds area during school, please contact the Administration office for assistance.
For more information, see our policy on page 46 or contact your assigned Assistant Principal.
Neck and Face Gaiters Reminder
Also, The CDC has updated their website and our District has asked us to make sure we are not allowing neck and face gaiters on campus any longer. Please see the CDC page here for more information. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters
WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home