Wolf Call Weekly


Welcome to this week!


We hope that you have been able to connect with your quarter 3 teachers and are engaged with them.

If you have a questions about your Quarter 3 classes, contact your teacher via email or during their scheduled availability.

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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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery, before and during the Civil War.His work served as an inspiration to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond.

WHHS Celebrates Black History Month

We celebrate our diversity within our school community. February is a special month of acknowledgement and recognition of Black History Month. It is an annual celebration of the many achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. This week, we continue the celebration at WHHS!

February #ReadingBlackout Calendar from the Library

To help celebrate African American / Black History Month, this month’s library calendar features books written by Black authors. Each title is hyperlinked to our online library catalog, which students and staff are always welcome to browse and use to request items for checkout. Please see the WHHS Library for more information!

See the reading list HERE.

Schedule for the week

Chromebook Repair/Exchange Info Link (New hours of service)
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New Chromebook Repair & Service Hours/Days

Please see our updated Chromebook Repair & Service Hours/Days:

Exchanges will be done weekly:

  • Mondays through April 2021.

    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    • Location: Tech Help Office (see map on page 3)

    • (all visitors must check in with the Front Receptionist in the Main Office prior to going to the Tech Help Office)

  • Tuesdays through Fridays through April 2021.

    • 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

    • Location: Library (see map on page 3)

    • (all visitors must check in with the Front Receptionist in the Main Office prior to going to the library)

      Questions? Click HERE or contact Assistant Principal John Hoadley

Class of 2023 Panda Express Virtual Community Fundraiser

The Class of 2023 needs you change up your dinner plans on Thursday, February 11th! Order Panda Express at:

Use our special promo code 902306 at checkout, and the class of 2023 gets 28%!

This fundraiser is available nationwide with our code! ANY Panda Express location!

Need more info? Please click HERE.

Important Dates for February and March 2021

  • February 15th- No School- Campus closed in observance of Washington's Day
  • March 12th- End of Quarter 3
  • Monday March 15th - Thursday March 25th -Campus closed for Spring Break
  • Friday March 26th- Quarter 4 begins- No students attend campus: log in to your email, check Schoology or Google Classroom for your distance learning schedule, activities, assignments & class updates.

Student Tutorial Schedule for Q. 3

Our quarter 3 tutorial schedule is now set! Many students are accessing tutoring and doing well. Please consider doing so if you are struggling. Reach out to your Teachers, Guidance Counselor, or Assistant Principal for extra help and/or ideas if you need them!

Please click HERE for our tutorial schedule. All students (including blended and distance learners) are encouraged to attend any sessions that we offer tutorial services for!

Be well Wolf Pack!

Academic League Practices

Academic league matches were cancelled earlier this year, but we are now running practices on Tuesdays at 2:15pm. Anyone can join!

Questions? Please click HERE and/or please email Ms. B at cbiggerstaff@guhsd.net for zoom codes and more information!

Great Kindness Challenge (GKC)

Last month, our school participated in the Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) to help build a culture of kindness in our school and our community. Our goal is to provide our student body, staff, and faculty an environment where they feel safe, supported, and happy. Students and staff joined in front of the foyer during the week to take a picture with our “Be the I in KIND” poster and write a message of kindness and gratitude on our ‘kindness doors’. Thank you WHHS for your kind words and participation!

Chemistry at Home!

Mrs. Addy's chemistry classes have still had the opportunity for hands on activities even through distance learning. Honors students performed their own "Sink or Float Lab" with household items to explore the density of different materials (see picture from Dani H.). AP students performed their own "Rate of Dissolving Lab" with kitchen items as an introduction to the unit on kinetics (see video from Anna L.).
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At Home Chemistry Reaction Lab

Medical Pathway Book Study Sharing

Last week, our Medical Pathway Book Study had its first meeting and students created Public Service Announcements to share with information they learned in their initial reading. Check out what they shared!

Counselor Corner

The latest edition of the Counselor's Corner is now available! There is Important news you can use with grade level specific information!

Equity Committee Update!

Please know that our Equity Committee is working on all fronts and welcomes anyone and all within our school community to join our meetings, read out minutes, and know that we are committee to a peaceful, equitable, and successful school community for all.

Last week our committee meet and discussed many different items!

If you would like to join us in our next meeting, please email April Baker (abaker@guhsd.net) or Robin Ballarin (rballarin@guhsd.net) and we will add you to the email invite. Our next meeting time is February 23, 2021 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Our sub-committees were the idea of students in our committee at large and are student lead! We welcome all who want to work on our racial, gender, religious and cultural equity issues within our community.

You may read the notes from our latest meeting here.


The information in THIS DOCUMENT is current as of 1/25/21. Sports may begin practice when we reach one Tier below their assigned Tier. Competitions may not take place until their assigned Tier is reached. In addition, students may only participate in one sport at a time.

Thank you to our Athletic Director, Lucas Hondros, and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Baker, for keeping us up to date in these challenging times.

Attention Swimmers and Divers!

Enjoy doing Ganners or belly flops or just want to see how to dive, then come join our dive team??!!

We practice Monday to Friday from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

You need a physical and fill out clearance forms online on the West Hills Athletic Page.

After that come out and enjoy bouncing and flying off a diving board.

If you have any questions feel free to email Coach Searls at spderman6@gmail.com

Attention Seniors!

You have another chance to purchase senior shirts!

If you did not order a senior shirt before winter break, fear not, we are placing a second order!

Deadline to purchase is Friday, February 12th!

CLICK HERE to purchase and PRE ORDER your senior shirt for $20. You can also purchase your shirts in person at the Finance Office!

If you already purchased a shirt and did not pick it up last week, you can get your shirt at the Finance Office. Please use the OUTSIDE window for service. Our Finance Office is:

  • OPEN from 7:00am-11:45am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • CLOSED from 11:45am-1:00pm for lunch.

Also, please see the Class of 2021 UPDATE that was sent out to all Senior Students and Parents/Guardians last week.


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Mental Health Resources

We hope you all had a great start to quarter 3! We understand you may need some additional supports. If you are in need of any mental health resources, please reach out to your Guidance Counselor or our Mending Matters resources linked below:

Also, please see our upcoming parent forum! More info below..

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Is your student returning to WHHS next year?

If yes, ALL FAMILIES should complete their registration through their parent portal.. don't wait.. get started today!

Please click HERE for more information!

Questions? Please contact Assistant Principal's Secretary Mrs. Lenhoff at 619.956.0425 or mlenhoff@guhsd.net.

Quarter 3 Attendance Portal Access

As part of our ongoing effort to increase learning, teachers began tracking student participation on a daily basis on January 11. Previously, participation was tracked weekly and was tied to completion of weekly assignments.

Starting on Monday, January 25, parents and guardians will have access to the attendance tab in the Campus Parent Portal so you can track your student’s daily class participation.

Teachers have shared their participation guidelines with your students. Those guidelines may include:

  • Attendance at required live Zoom meetings

  • Accessing assignments in Schoology or Google Classroom.

  • Student self-reporting in the Student Campus Portal before 3:00 pm (Video Instructions). Self-reporting entries are accepted or amended by each teacher.

Teachers may also have other participation guidelines specific to their classes. Please contact your student's teacher with any questions.

Need more info? Click HERE for the memo that was sent to parents last month.

Need help with Infinite Campus?

Our Teacher Librarian, Mrs. Sannwald, has provided a "handy dandy" guide if you need help with Infinite Campus (IC).

Please click HERE for more information!

Student View of Self-Reporting Participation

Do you currently have a job or want to get one?

If the answer is "yes" to either question then please remember these important guidelines:

  • All work hours must be outside of school hours.
  • This means you cannot work during the classes you are enrolled in (following our bell schedule day) and when your teacher has required zoom meetings.
  • Students must meet and maintain a 2.0 G.P.A (grade point average) to obtain and keep a work permit.
  • Attend school regularly (including zoom sessions) on time to obtain and keep a work permit.

If you obtained a new job or switched employers, you need a new work permit.

Click HERE for more information about obtaining a new or updated work permit.

COVID Reporting Information

Hello Wolf Pack students and families,

Thank YOU for being so responsible, respectful and honorable in staying home if you are ill. We are truly grateful to all in our school community who have emailed, called or let us know of a student's positive circumstance and in keeping them home to fully recover. While we do get notification from the Public Health Department, YOU find out before we do and this makes all the difference on campus!

If you have any signs or symptoms of covid, or if you have had close contact (live in the same household) with someone who has tested positive:

  • Please stay home.
  • Email our nurse Lori Farra at Lfarra@guhsd.net or call her at 619-956-0471.
  • Please include the last date your student was on campus (if they were).
  • You can also email teachers (although for student privacy, you do not need to disclose why the student might not be turning in work right away or on campus for 10 days).

As a reminder, everyone coming onto campus is required to wear a mask, get their temperature taken, keep 6 ft. social distance, and wash hands frequently.

Thank you for helping us to keep our school community safe.

Go Wolf Pack!

Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day coming up, please remember our campus can not allow balloons of any kind. (See student handbook post below). Due to food safety, no homemade desserts or food of any kind can be brought and shared. We appreciate you and want everyone to have a healthy and happy Valentines Day! To add to the celebration, remember your "love" for President Washington and remember to take February 15th off!

Thank you and Go Wolf Pack!


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.

With Valentine's Day coming up, again we highlight the BALLOONS and No Latex of any kind on campus campus policy.

No balloons are allowed on campus other than non-latex ones used by or approved by ASB . They are a distraction to the learning environment and pose severe health risks.

All balloon bouquets brought to school must be kept in the office until the end of the day.

**Balloons are not allowed in the stadium or the Gym including graduation and other events.**

Contact WHHS Administration if you have any questions in regards to Balloons.

For more information, see our policy on page 22 or contact your assigned Assistant Principal.

A Friendly Reminder...

Please remember:

  • to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while on campus: This is NOT optional.
  • if you are wearing a clear face shield, you MUST WEAR A FACE MASK in addition to the face shield.

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.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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