Wolf Call Weekly


Welcome to this week!


Welcome to this week's addition of the Wolf Call Weekly for the Week of Nov. 9-13. 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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November 2020 Calendar: 'Tis the Season to be Grateful

Each month, the WHHS library creates a calendar with interesting information and links to explore. For November, we highlighted National Native American Heritage Month, National Veterans and Military Families Month, National Novel Writing Month, and National Gratitude Month. Print and/or bookmark your own copy to follow along.

Please see https://bit.ly/nov20cal for the November calendar!

Schedule for the week

Chromebook Repair/Exchange Info Link

ELAC Questions: If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Barbra Ruggles by email at bruggles@guhsd.net

One Book, One San Diego Discussion: please click here for more information!

**Solar Panel Cleaning** WHHS solar panels will be cleaned on Thursday 11/19 & Friday 11/20.

  • The Faculty lot will be closed for cleaning on Thursday 11/19/2020.

  • On Friday, 11/20/20, the Senior lot will be closed. Seniors: DO NOT PARK in the Faculty parking lot. You will need to park in the West/Junior lot on this day.

Please see these maps of Junior and Senior reserved paid parking sports. On the cleaning days of Nov. 19th and 20th, please avoid parking in the "paid" spots. Thank you for your understanding!

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Reminder: Thanksgiving Break WHHS IS CLOSED 11/23-11/27

West Hills is closed to the public each day November 23-27 for Thanksgiving Break. There will be no in person services November 23-27. We will reopen on November 30th at 7am. Thank you and Go Wolf Pack!

Student Tutorials are now available!

We are excited to announce that in-person and Zoom tutorials will be available to all students. 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!

Senior Formals

Your last opportunity to take a Senior Portrait is quickly approaching. Lauren Studios will be on campus to take portraits on December 7 & 8. Limited appointments are available now at laurenstudios.com. Being photographed for the yearbook is FREE!

2020 and 2021 yearbooks are still available for purchase at the web store.
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New Home for Wolf Pack Athletics

Want to stay up to date with everything Wolf Pack Athletics? We are thrilled to announce that our new website AND mobile app are up and running. With season 1 quickly approaching, click the link below to take a look at the new site and download the WH Wolf Pack app from your tablet or mobile device!

Please visit https://westhills.gorepu.com/ for more information!

Congrats to Senior Brandy Atuatasi!

Brandy Atuatasi, a Senior, signed with Stanford University! An incredible student with a 4.68 GPA, Brandy, a CIF Champion in Track and Field in Shot Put and Discus as a freshman, she is thrilled to be attending her #1 Stanford University. Way to go Brandy! We are proud of you!
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Schoology Flyer for Parents

Hey Pack Parents! Do you to check and see if your student's items have been turned in and graded in Schoology??

If yes, please see this Schoology Flyer for Parents to help you with accessing Schoology.

A Peek into the Classroom

Check out *new* WHHS teacher, Ms. Haskin, who teachers Individual Instruction and supports English courses. She brings a wealth of teaching experience to the Wolf Pack! Students are learning about the reading targets for college and career readiness. Students are also learning how to read and write a formal essay all while practicing social distancing and proper sanitation. Students will then turn in a rough draft paragraph later this week. Thank you Ms. Haskin and students for allowing us to "peek into your classroom!"
Check out WHHS Science teacher, Mrs. Miller. In their chem. lab last week students learned how to light and adjust a bunsen burner. Then they tested 7 known and identified 2 unknown solutions of metal ions by the color produced in the flame. The light created in a flame test is individual to the metal ion. This is how fireworks produce colored light in the sky. Thank you Mrs. Miller for allowing us to peek into your classroom!
Check out WHHS Theatre Teacher, Mrs. Nylund-Lieb's class! The La Jolla Playhouse paid our Introduction to Theatre class a “virtual visit” on Monday to talk about The Actor’s Tool Box. Students were thrilled too hear from Teaching Artist Sophia Zaragoza about how what we are learning in class about ensemble building, safe spaces to take risks, and using our rich imaginations connects to the professional theatre world. Thank you Mrs. Nylund-Lieb and students for allowing us to peek into your classroom!
Counselor's Corner: Important news you can use with grade level specific information!

Need help with a College Application?

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Need a free COVID Test?

Please know that even while the County has moved into a more restrictive level (Purple), since the GUHSD and West Hills have already been underway in our Level 2 plan with 25% of our students able to attend one day a week, we will continue to do so as long as everyone remains healthy.

Please continue to practice 6 ft. social distancing, wearing face masks at all times on campus, washing hands for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer frequently, and taking daily temperatures with remaining at home if at 100 degrees or more. We THANK YOU for helping to keep our community safe and operating!

Click here for the County flier of where you can get a free Covid test should you or a neighbor like to take one.

In the event a student tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your students’ Assistant Principal immediately for everyone’s health and safety. All information will remain confidential.

We appreciate you and know when we each do our part, we are better together!

Go Wolf Pack!

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 Responsible Use Policy.

All students in the Grossmont Union High School District are expected to embrace the following principles as they utilize technology to enhance their learning experience, collaborate, and communicate with school and community members. For more information, see our policy on page 16.

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


Homepage: http://wolfpack.guhsd.net

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