Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week! The last one of the school year!
Welcome to this LAST week of the 2021-22 School Year and the final edition of the Wolf Call Weekly for the 2021-22 School Year.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of our school, we want to thank you for your patience, perseverance and continuous support as we all made it thorough this year. While we still have 2 more days before our students’ last day, we wanted to share important information for summer and next year.
We hope your participation as an active reader of these communications has helped bridge our communication between WHHS and Students & Families. Thank you for your continued support for all students at West Hills!
Robin Ballarin, Principal
Tina Smith, Interim 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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The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.
Bell Schedule / Updates for 2022-23
Please take a moment to read this important memo regarding our 2022-23 school year, including state legislation that requires all urban and suburban high schools to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. We have also included other important topics to keep you informed.
Thank you everyone for your fine turn out last week for testing! We appreciate all of our students and families as we move through our state required testing.
Go Wolf Pack!
Summer School Information
Summer School schedules were emailed out on Saturday May 28th. You can also access your schedule in your student portal. Summer School dates are June 6 - June 30. Students are enrolled in either periods 1 or 2 or both depending on the level of courses needed.
Daily Bell Schedule:
Period 1: 7:30am-11:00am
Period 2 is 11:30-3:00pm
Attendance is important! Students may be dropped from summer school after two days of absences. See your teacher's attendance policy.
Students: Please be sure to bring your fully charged Chromebooks! Our free food program will continue through the summer. All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.
If you have any questions regarding the course and/or summer school requirements, please email your student's Guidance Information Specialist or Summer School Assistant Principal Mr. John Hoadley.
GUIDANCE INFORMATION SPECIALISTS:
Cami Correa (A-LAM)
Ja’Nee Womack (LAN-Z)
firstname.lastname@example.org (note the l after the j)
Hello Wolf Pack Seniors and Families:
Senior Breakfast:Thursday, June 2, 7:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the GYM
Graduation Rehearsal: Thursday, June 2, 7:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the GYM and Stadium. Seniors who want to participate in Graduation must attend rehearsal.
Graduation: Friday, June 3 at 8:30AM. Not able to attend the ceremony in person? You can join us via our live stream found here! https://bit.ly/whhs2022livestream
Graduates arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. at the West Hills Gym.
Please see our *updated* Class of 2022 Update that contains important event information and how to purchase your chromebook. It also contains a link to our live stream for graduation!
Go Wolf Pack!
All Students: Review Your School Destiny Account
Attention Juniors: Senior Portait Information
Class of 2023,
You are just weeks away from being a SENIOR! Your senior year is full of memorable events and moments, and this exciting year begins with taking your senior portrait for the yearbook!
Please note this senior portrait information so that you can schedule your appointment and mark your calendars.
Finish strong juniors! Senior Year is just around the corner!
Loss of Privilege Policy
Loss of Privilege (LOP) List:
Check your email every week to find out if you are on the list due to attendance or behavior. Only students on the list will get an email.
All Students: If you are on the Loss of Privilege list now through June, you need to get off the list to be eligible for Fall sports in August. You can do this now and into our summer school.
Need information? Please see an Assistant Principal for more information.
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
Mental Health Resources
Our Teacher Librarian Mrs. Sannwald, has created a wonderful Mending Matters Resource Library page! Click HERE to check it out!
If you are in need of any mental health resources, please reach out to your Guidance Counselor or our Mending Matters resources linked above.
In the event you are in crisis after school hours,
please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital immediately to get professional help.
Hello Wolf Pack Students and Families:
Recently our school board approved a three year calendar. For ease of reading and planning for students and families, we brought them together in one document for you. If you could please plan your family time around our announced Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks, this would help your student stay on top of classroom instruction and learning. We know this is not always possible, but we just wanted to share this for possible advance planning.
Multi-year Calendar for Students and Parents: 2022-23; 2023-24; 2024-25.
Thank you....let's go Wolf Pack!
Looking to upgrade your Wolf Pack gear??
Look no further than our WEST HILLS SPIRIT GEAR CLOTHING OPTIONS WEBSITE!
Take a look at our West Hills Spirt Gear vendor for additional choices in you WH wear! Shop first at our own ASB Store and if you still want more, then go to this vendor. Proceeds benefit WH Athletics!
USE AMAZON SMILE AND PTSA BENEFITS--NO COST TO YOU!
When you shop online, please consider using smile.amazon.com to easily benefit our terrific PTSA! It is free, doesn't add anything to your normal Amazon costs, and you only need to link an existing Amazon account to it with these directions:
Go to Smile.Amazon.com.
Log in as usual to your Amazon account.
From the "Your Account" page click the "Learn More"
option under the AMAZONSMILE DONATIONS
on the top left of the screen.
When the AmazonSmile Donation box comes up, click the "Learn More button" to go to the "Your AmazonSmile Impact" page to change your charity to 3997 West Hills High School PTSAas your designated non-profit. Then make your purchase through smile.amazon.com as usual.
Amazon will donate a percentage of qualified sales to your West Hills High School PTSA.
Prices, discounts, Prime, etc. are the same as "regular" Amazon but WHHS PTSA gets a donation.
Every penny raised goes directly to WHHS students and staff via our many programs. Check out our website for membership or more information.
Thank you for your support!
Observances This Month
We celebrate our diversity and multicultural population within our school community.
This week, we observe the different holidays and celebrations that are acknowledged around the world!
LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH
Commemorates the anniversary of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall riot in New York City, the incident that initiated the modern gay rights movement in the United States.
PENTECOST • Christian
Also known as Whitsunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter/Pascha commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and women followers of Jesus. Marks the birth of the Christian Church.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (WED)
The United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
SHAVUOT • Jewish
The “Feast of Weeks” celebrates the covenant established at Sinai between God and Israel, and the revelation of the Ten Commandments.
ANNE FRANK DAY
Birthday of young Jewish girl whose diary describes her family’s experiences hiding from the Nazis through assistance of Gentile friends.
Observes the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down the miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states barring interracial marriage.
ALL SAINTS’ DAY • Eastern Christian
In Orthodox churches observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost, it commemorates all known and unknown Christian saints.
RACE UNITY DAY • Bahá’í
Observance promoting racial harmony and understanding and the essential unity of humanity.
Anniversary of the adoption of the Unites States flag by Congress in 1777.
Children of all ages show appreciation for their fathers and father figures.
Originally commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, it is now celebrated throughout the U.S. to honor African-American freedom and achievement.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY
Raises awareness about the plight of refugees and displaced persons.
Marks the first day of the season of summer. The length of time between sunrise and sunset is the longest of the year with the sun shining the farthest from the Southern Hemisphere and the closest to the Northern Hemisphere.
ANNIVERSARY OF LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN THE U.S.
On June 26, 2015, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples.
Connect with WHHS
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