Westmoor Update

~~~"A place where a student can dream, plan and achieve!"~~~

Week of October 12th

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Westmoor Parents, Caregivers, and Students,


I am very happy to share that we are a fully staffed school. We had to hire a couple of teachers this year and now we have some great teachers to add to our amazing staff list! I hope you all know that we are here for you.


On another note, stress is an inherent part of life but thankfully there are tools that can help us manage it. Our Wellness Counselors continue to remind us to practice self-care and to find ways to stay in the moment. One suggestion is to take in a deep breath and slowly exhale--repeat this three times. It is a small gesture that will give you a big return.


I hope you find ways to enjoy this upcoming three-day weekend. Students will return to learning on Tuesday, October 13.


Dream and Achieve,

Principal Grace Strickland

Every Wednesday, 11-12 PM, our Wellness Counselors have different topic to discuss with our students. Click here to join.


Click here to get an appointment with one of our Wellness Counselors: Westmoor Counseling Appointment Link


Here is the Wellness Counseling Virtual Office, with lots of resources! Visit now.

STUDENT NEWS

College and Career Center

Welcome to the Westmoor High School College & Career Center!


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Erica Loewenberg and I am excited to be the new College and Career Aid at Westmoor High School.


Do you know where you’re going after Westmoor High School? Are you unsure of where to start? Well, it’s never too early to start and that’s where the College & Career Center comes in!


I look forward to helping you…

Find a career path that is right for you

Explore the many options for colleges and universities

Navigate the application process

Find the Financial Aid that is right for you and your family


I am looking forward to helping you navigate the path to your future success. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance.


CHEERS TO YOUR FUTURE!


Ms. Loewenberg

eloewenberg@juhsd.net

650-550-7497

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Here are the LINKS to the presentations:


For UC Berkeley presentation, Wednesdays and Thursdays of October

For East Bay presentation on October 16th, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


For help and inquiries, please call Erica Loewenberg, WHS College and Career Aid, at 650-550-7497 or email at eloewenberg@juhsd.net.

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Start your UC Application now.

School Clubs

This year’s Club Rush will be taking place virtually over three different days, Tuesday 10/20, Thursday 10/22, and Friday 10/23, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM. Each day, up to 6 clubs will be hosting a Zoom meeting for 15 minutes during their scheduled time.


Make new friends. Boost your extracurricular activity.

Develop leadership skills. Join a school club this year!

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From Your Athletic Director

The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority. Consequently, the JUHSD Board has put athletic conditioning on hold. They will re-assess in 30 days.


Also, if you have not completed your online registration, please do so. Your current physical must also be uploaded to your account. Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Paul at mpaul@juhsd.net.

Dates to Remember

Legal Holiday

October 12, Monday

Indigenous Peoples' Day

College Information Night

October 28, Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom

Sponsored by Westmoor PTSA

SSC and ELAC Meeting

October 28, Wednesday

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Zoom

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Free Meals

All schools are now able to distribute meals for children under 18 no matter which school they attend. No ID is required to pick up food. Families can pick up meals for any child under 18 years old in their household, whether or not the child is present for meal pickup.


Tuesdays- 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Fridays- 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm


Westmoor location:

in Edgemont Drive near the pool

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Yearbook- an entire year worth of memories; a collectible; a piece of history; an exciting way to celebrate and recap a school year. You can't put a price on memories.


Do not miss your chance to purchase 2020 WHS YEARBOOK as few copies remain. Go to Westmoor Web Store to purchase.

Counseling Department

The Westmoor Counseling Department strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student in the Westmoor Family.


Our Academic Counselors answer questions about classes, schedules, and graduation requirements. They also support students with the college search, school and community resources, career exploration, personal counseling, and referrals to outside agencies.


WHS Counseling Team:

A - De Vera: Mr. Tresguerres-Louwerse (650) 550-7493, tlouwerse@juhsd.net

Dea - Le: Ms. Nicole Collins (650) 550-7478, ncollins@juhsd.net

Li - Ri: Ms. Anne Carew (650) 550-7467, acarew@juhsd.net

Ro - Z: Ms. Lisa Lee (650) 550-7474, llee@juhsd.net


You or your student can reach out to our counseling team by using the link:

Westmoor Counseling Appointment

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Attendance Matters

We thank you for making sure your student is logging into their google classrooms and completing all online assignments.

If your student is absent from class, please call our school’s attendance office to report that absence. You can reach the WHS Attendance Office at (650) 550-7469. Thank you for supporting your student’s academic success.

Community News

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Art & Expression with Bren Bataclan, a WHS Alumnus

On October 29 from 5:00-6:00 pm, the Daly City Public Library is hosting a virtual library program, featuring artist Bren Bataclan. Bren currently lives in Boston but is from Daly City and attended Westlake Elementary, Ben Franklin, and Westmoor High School. Here is a short description of who Bren is and what the program will entail:


"Bren is a Filipino-American artist and muralist from Daly City, CA. Join us for a live Zoom presentation on his artwork, the creative process, and about his current traveling exhibit that details his family's immigration experience, beginning with Daly City!"


Click the link to register. Registration is required.

Begin Registration

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Flu Vaccine

To prevent a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, San Mateo County Health is urging everyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones. Flu vaccination is part of a comprehensive public health strategy not only to reduce the burden of flu but also to preserve health care resources for care of patients with COVID-19. It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for the body to build an immunity, so it’s best not to delay getting a shot.


Older adults, pregnant women, young adults, children, and people with other underlying health conditions are most at risk of getting the flu, but everyone six months and older should get vaccinated.


It takes two weeks after being immunized to be fully protected. The vaccine only keeps you fully protected for about one year, so it’s important to get vaccinated every year.


You can get flu shots at:

  • Your doctor’s office
  • Retail pharmacies and stores (call first to check vaccine availability)
    Click here for locations: https://vaccinefinder.org/
  • A free flu clinic in San Mateo County:


Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Locations

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Westmoor Administration

If you need assistance, reach out to our school administrators:


9th grade Vice Principal Mr. Worden aworden@juhsd.net 650-550-7473

10th grade Vice Principal Ms. Milazzo mmilazzo@juhsd.net 650-550-7475

11th grade Vice Principal Ms. Milazzo mmilazzo@juhsd.net 650-550-7475

12th grade Vice Principal Ms. Goswami sgoswami@juhsd.net 650-550-7472