Wolf Call Weekly


Welcome to this week!


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!

WHHS Administration,

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

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"You don't have to choose between doing good and doing well." Tim Cook

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

Chromebook Repair/Exchange Info Link

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

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Science Club

All students are welcome to join the Science Club zoom meetings Tuesdays from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM. This month learning and discussions will focus on Health and the Human Body.

Email Mrs. Addy at saddy@guhsd.net for the zoom link.


For the week of December 14: Students in Group D come to school on Monday, 12/14, NOT Friday, 12/18

Thank you!

Student Tutorial Schedule

If a student doesn't already have a Zoom meeting with one of their teachers, we highly encourage them to attend one of our tutorials. Please click THIS LINK to view the tutorial schedule. Make sure to read the "Important Tutorial Information" section at the bottom!

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1 PM - 4 PM


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DRIVE-THRU CLINIC: Senior Lot, East Parking lot

Need more info? Click HERE for (English), (Spanish) Flyers

Meet your commissioners of publicity!

Head on over to @whhsasb on Instagram or see the youtube video below to meet your commissioners of publicity and to watch the latest edition of the West Hills Weekly!
West Hills Weekly 12/7/20

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.

Thank you!

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!

Please welcome Mr. Contreras to our Guidance Department as our newest Guidance Information Specialist. Mr. Contreras holds a MA in Counseling, is fluent in Spanish, and has been a coach with our Track and Field / Cross Country program for 12 years! He is very excited to work with us full time at West Hills! Welcome to the Pack Mr. Contreras!

A Peek into the Classroom

Check out our Intro to Theatre course taught by Mrs. Nylund-Lieb! Students created a 1 minute video compilation of an art recreation project. Their task was to recreate a famous photo or work of art using their understanding of shape, color, levels, and space. Click on the video link below to see the fantastic work of our students! Thank you Mrs. Nylund-Lieb and students for allowing us to "peek into your classroom!"
Theatre 1 Tableau project Google Slides
Check out our Guitar Construction course taught by Ms. Worley! Students are learning how to build a guitar from scratch! The materials were donated by El Cajon's own Taylor Guitars! Click on the video below to see and hear what students are doing! Thank you Gavin St Cyr for the explanation. Students are able to work on their guitars all while practicing social distancing and proper sanitation. Thank you Ms. Worley and students for allowing us to "peek into your classroom!"
Guitar Construction
Counselor's Corner: Important news you can use with grade level specific information!

Student Handbook

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!

Thank you!

Connect with WHHS


Main: @whhswolfpack

Seniors: @whhsclass2021

Juniors: @whhsclass2022

Sophomores: @packof2023

Freshman: @whhsclass2024

ASB: @whhsasb

Guidance/Counseling: @whhs.counseling

Library: @westhillslib

Yearbook: @wolfpackyearbook

AVID: @whhsavid


Mending Matters: @mendingmatters

Homepage: http://wolfpack.guhsd.net

WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home