The Westlake Update

The Westlake Update, Vol XII, April 25th - May 1st

Week at a Glance

Good Evening Westlake Families,


Westlake will be on an adjusted bell schedule for the upcoming EOC administration!


To all our End of the Course applicable families, thank you for participating in either the FCS Spring Testing Notice Survey or the WHS 2020-2021 Attendance Survey! Below is the building-wide adjusted period rotation during the EOC administration. As a reminder to any family that finds that their student will not be in attendance to take their face-to-face EOC exam at Westlake, please email Westlake's Testing Coordinator, Mrs. Hickman, at hickmanc@fultonschools.org with:

  • · your student’s name.
  • · FCS ID#
  • · this statement: My student will not attend school to take the EOC.


The State Department of Education has waived some student and school consequences for not testing, including the reduction in the EOC weight from 20% of the grade to 0.01%.


Superintendent Mike Looney shared that Fulton County Schools will be taking a measured, cautious approach to relax COVID-19 protocols, which includes updating COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates in phases. Several factors are spurring these changes, including Governor Brian Kemp’s lifting of restrictions on group sizes and ending a ban on large gatherings. Also, vaccines are now readily available to those 16 years of age and older. In this new phase, employees and students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine providing they are symptom-free.

Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021:

  • For outdoor activities only, masks will be recommended but not required for students in grades 9-12 and employees in high schools. All other safety protocols will remain in effect for this group of individuals.
  • At school-sponsored outdoor events and activities, masks will be recommended but not required for visitors/spectators.
  • Capacity limitations are lifted on all outside school venues (stadiums, fields, etc.).
  • Coaches may attend banquets.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at adamsji@fultonschools.org.


Kind Regards,


Jarvis I Adams, Principal

EOC Testing Schedule April 26 - April 30

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Upcoming Testing Schedule - AP Exams and Make-Up EOC Milestones

Westlake's AP Exam Administration

To all our Advanced Placement (AP) applicable families, thank you for participating in the FCS Spring Testing Notice Survey! Below is the building wide period rotation during the AP administration. The testing schedule below is only for those AP students who will be testing face-to-face at Westlake during the administration window 1.

Families can verify which testing window they selected through viewing their student’s MY AP

account. As a reminder, several of the bus routes have been consolidated due to the low transportation numbers this school year. To verify your student's bus route information, we are asking that at least 48 hours before you intend for your student to begin using the school bus for transportation. Below is the link to find bus stop information. Please put in street number and name only (leave off Rd, way, or Ave) and then put in the student's grade to search. Next click on Westlake High School to see the bus route.

https://edulogweb.fultonschools.org/livewq/webquery/

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Letters of Congratulations

Something new and Westlake BLUE for the Class of 2021!
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Fulton County Schools Announcements

2021 Fulton County Schools Summer School Information

Click here for all Summer School details. Contact your counselor to confirm courses you are eligible to take during summer school. To learn more or to ask questions regarding summer school call 470-254-6883 or email: fcssummerschool@fultonschools.org

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Register for Face-to-Face Summer School to clear "I's"

Click the button to register for F2F summer school to clear up Incompletes. This is not the registration for course failures.

Do You Need Help for Yourself or a Friend?

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Tips for Managing Stress

1. Relaxation and Meditation

  • Focus on breathing — taking long and slow deep breaths while disengaging one’s mind
  • Body scan — concentrating on different body parts while releasing tension and relaxing
  • Mindfulness meditation — sitting in a comfortable position and paying attention to the present moment

2. Physical Exercise

  • Yoga
  • Regular work out routine

3. GET Organized

  • Being disorganized can make school tough to manage.
  • Simple tools like planners and timers can make a huge difference

4. Support Groups/Counseling

Class of 2021 Superstars!

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Student Service's Senior Spotlight

Congratulations to Brienna Phillips!!! Ms. Phillips will be majoring in Criminal Justice in the Fall. Brienna has been accepted into eight colleges (Valdosta State University, Piedmont College, Fort Valley State University, Clayton State University, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, and Albany State University) and offered $20,000 in scholarship. She plans to attend Valdosta State University. In addition, Brieanna is a part of the Fulton Upward Bound Program. Congratulations, Brienna!!!
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College Virtual Visits (Update below)

We have no college visits scheduled for this week.

For additional information about college visits, contact:

Breaking Into the Business with WearBrims

Tuesday, April 27th, 5pm

This is an online event.

We are back with our last edition of "Breaking Into the Business", our professional development workshop series for the semester. It will be held on April 27th, 2021 at 5PM on Microsoft Teams. This workshop will help students develop and polish new and old professional skills while expanding their network. We will have a few special guests on the meeting call for this month. I am very excited for you all to meet them. Please tell your friends if they are interested to join us on the 27th. With this being the final edition, we will open this workshop up to every student at Westlake High School. Thank you for your time and have a great day. Please see the attached flyer. The meeting link to join will be below.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

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Class of 2021 Graduation Meeting

Tuesday, April 27th, 7pm

This is an online event.

We will be having a graduation meeting for parents and students on April 27th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM virtually on Microsoft Teams. Link to join the meeting will be provided below.


Graduation will now be held at 10:00 AM instead of 9:00 AM on May 23rd at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. During this meeting we will go over important graduation details and information. Thank you for your time and have a great day.


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Westlake Athletics

Westlake Athletic Website

Athletic Director - Carl Green (greenC3@fultonschools.org); Assistant Athletic Director - Dr. Ashley Clark (clarkam@fultonschools.org)

Week in Athletics

Thank you for all of the support towards our Westlake Athletics teams. Please continue supporting our athletics teams. Tickets for Westlake High School athletic events can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/school/GA5381. As a reminder spectators MUST wear a mask and social distance at all Westlake Sporting Events.


Please stay connected with Westlake Athletics by visiting our website https://westlakelionsathletics.com/ and following us on Twitter @WestlakeSports1.

Athlete of the Week (Malik Mixon)

Malik Mixon is a junior on our Varsity Boys Track Team. He is a newcomer to the Westlake Track and Field family, and he has come in dominating the region and state. Malik is ranked #1 in Georgia in the 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and the anchor of the #1 ranked 4x4. Malik has also qualified for The Meet of Champions. We are excited to see what Malik does at the state championship in a few weeks and are excited about his senior season.
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Virtual Volleyball Parent Interest Meeting

Join us for our virtual Volleyball Parent Interest Meeting for the upcoming 2021 season. All details and requirements will be discussed. Feel free to email Coach Brandon Ross with any additional questions, rossb2@fultonschools.org .


Let's Play Ball!

Click here to join the meeting



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Congratulations Varsity Baseball

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Baseball team for making Westlake History and winning the region championship. For the first time in school history, we will be hosting a double header first round playoff game vs Northside (Warner Robbins) on Thursday, April 29th at 3:00pm and 5:30pm. Please come out and support these athletes.
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Congratulations Girls and Boys Track

Congratulations to our girls and boys track teams, they competed in the region championship Tuesday and Thursday April 20th and 22nd. Our girls are region champions and our boys are region runner ups. They will be competing in sectional May 8th at Rome High School and the State Championship is May 13th - 15th at Grisham Stadium in Carrolton. Please come out and support these athletes.
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Congratulations Westlake Tennis

Our girls and boys tennis teams both made it the GHSA playoffs. Our boys fought a hard fight but lost in the first round at Valdosta High School. Our girls battled through the first round and beat Lee County High School. They then went on to compete against Lakeside-Evans on Friday, April 23rd. They fought a good battle, but we came up a little short in the match. We are so proud of these athletes and are excited about next season.
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PBIS Student of the Week

This week's PBIS Student of the Week is 10th grade Magnet student, Jahneyah Boyce. Jahneyah is a native of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Island and has three older brothers and a twin sister who have either attended or are currently attending Westlake. Although Jahneyah excels in ALL subjects, Math and science are her favorites. In Jahneya's spare time, she enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, baking, and binge-watching her favorite shows. When Jahneyah graduates she plans to attend an historically black college or university (HBCU) and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Animal Biology, or Zoology. Jahneyah aspires is to become a Veterinarian and eventually own her own animal clinic. Jahneyah describes herself as "an overachiever not for the sake of the award, but for the sense of accomplishment and achievement.” Jahneyah is a true Westlake Scholar and shining star on the rise. Congratulations Jahneyah on all of your success. Keep rockin' and showing your Westlake P.R.I.D.E.

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ID Student of the Week

Caleb Hackett has been accepted into Georgia State University L.I.F.E Program. The L.I.F.E is a career and job readiness program to assist students with vocational and life skills training needed for full-time employment. This rising senior has exemplified excellence in his academics and extracurricular activities. He is a proud member of the Westlake Buddies, serves a team leader for the ID Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Program (PBIS), and an exceptional artist for Mr. Jones, Photo II and Iris Kelly’s Music Theater. Personal interest includes listening to various music genres, exercise, and gaming. Caleb future goals after the L.I.F.E program is to earn a certification in Video Design and gain employment in the gaming industry as a program developer. Caleb’s advice for WHS students is to “Never give up on your goals and have faith that your dreams will come true”. Congratulations Caleb!

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Westlake Fine Arts Website

Performing Arts Department Chair - Mrs. Rae-Coleman (ColemanR2@fultonschools.org); Visual Arts Department Chair - Mr. Galbreath (galbreathg@fultonschools.org)

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Governor's Honors Winner!

Kristen “Grace” Robinson is a junior, dance Pathway student at Westlake High School. Behind her soft voice and silly demeanor is a powerhouse, award winning dancer! Skilled in Ballet & Contemporary dance, she has performed with Rachel Truitt & Anthony Burrell just to name a few. Let’s all congratulate this young lady for becoming a GHP finalist!!

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Artist of the Week

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DECA Student of the Week

Jadin is all smiles because he will be joining the 2021-22 Westlake DECA Executive Board. Jadin Williams attended this year's virtual DECA International Conference and is looking forward to next year's conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
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JROTC Cadet of the Week

Congratulations to this week's Cadet of the Week, Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSG) Joshua Drennon. C/SSG Drennon is a WHS JROTC Leader Education Training (LET) level 4. As a four-year member of the JROTC program, Cadet Drennon has reached his stride this past year and has done so during some truly challenging times. While many students can find it more convenient to "check out" than volunteer, Joshua has increased his volunteerism and participation in the program. I owe a debt to him for all that he continues to do.

C/SSG Drennon is a WHS senior who maintains a 3.1GPA. After HS, Joshua will be enlisting in the US Air Force for a job in (2A731) Aircraft Technology Design. We are proud of him and wish him the best of luck in all endeavors.

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The Counseling Corner

Student Service Website

Head Counselor - Mrs. Sheila Jackson (ReeseS@fultonschools.org)

Email your Counselor

Dr. Owens OwensS@fultonschools.org (A – DA)

Mrs. Crawford crawforda4@fultonschools.org (DB – I)

Ms. Harrison HarrisonT1@fultonschools.org (J – N)

Ms. Perry PerryDB@fultonschools.org (O – SE)

Mrs. Jackson ReeseS@fultonschools.org (SF – Z)

Mrs. Mcadoo McAdooN@fultonschools.org (All Magnet Students)


WHS Counselor's Twitter Page: @whsdenkeepers

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Senior Exit Survey

Hello Westlake Seniors,


Now that you are in the last leg of your senior year, we have one last thing for you to do. Each year, seniors are required to complete a senior exit survey before graduating. The Class of 2021 Senior Exit survey is now open for you to complete in Naviance on the homepage, under the Important To-Dos and Tasks section.

Before being cleared for graduation all seniors must complete this survey. Therefore, we ask that you complete it no later than May 1st. More detailed instructions on accessing the survey are attached to this email. In preparation for completing the survey, if applicable, it will be helpful to have a list of the colleges you applied to and scholarships applied for and received. We also ask that you upload proof of acceptances and scholarship offers to Naviance (instructions attached.) Those who plan to enter the workforce or military will be asked to document those plans in the survey as well. Seniors who are still in need of assistance with developing post-graduation plans will be given the opportunity to meet with a counselor over the summer for assistance.

We are truly excited about this next phase of life for you and want to support you as you transition. As you move forward with completing the survey, please feel free to contact your assigned counselor with any questions.


Sincerely,

Westlake School Counseling Department

2021 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Summer School is an opportunity for high school students to clear incompletes from Spring 2020-Spring 2021, accelerate, or recover credits during the time between school years. This includes students who receive services via an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Face-to-face (F2F) and virtual offerings exist and often provide students with a broader array of options than those available during the school year. The summer sessions are condensed versions of content provided during the school year, and students must have their course requests validated by their counselor before being enrolled.


For Summer School 2021, students who have previously failed a course have the opportunity to retake the course for free through Fulton Virtual School. Students may take up to two credits at no cost. In addition, students who have Incompletes from the Spring 2020-Spring 2021 can attend summer school at no cost in order to clear the incompletes. Students clearing an Incomplete can choose to participate through Face-to-Face Summer School or Fulton Virtual School. Students who choose to accelerate through Fulton Virtual School during the summer will require tuition.


Face-to-face Summer School courses will be offered for special education students who require an adapted curriculum (those assessed on the Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0) that demonstrate learning loss and/or need to clear incompletes from Spring 2020- Spring 2021. These students can choose to participate in face-to-face summer school June 7-June 24 and/or July 1-July 22 at select summer school sites. Special education transportation can be provided per the student’s IEP and through the registration process.


If you have questions about summer school, please contact your student’s school counselor at his/her local high school. After June 5th, please contact the summer school location serving your student’s high school.


Face-to-Face Summer School Learning and Teaching Department http://www.fultonschools.org/SummerSchool

470-254-6883

470-254-1244 fax


Fulton Virtual School Instructional Technology Department

http://www.fultonschools.org/FultonVirtual

470-254-6578

470-254-1244 fax

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EPCP Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents HOPE Scholarship 101

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Camp MAGIK

Camp MAGIK – 2021 Announcement

--A Special Camp for Kids Age 6-18 Who Have Lost a Parent, Sibling or Other Close Loved One— www.campmagik.org

**HYBRID Camp May 14-16, 2021**

Deadline to apply May 7, 2021


Camp MAGIK, a healing camp for bereaved children and adolescents, is announcing its 2021 HYBRID camp session to be held May 14-16, 2021 - please see attached. The deadline for applications is May 7, 2021, to give us time to plan appropriately for the camp activities which will consist of a virtual meeting on Friday the 14, a full day of activities with sharing sessions on Saturday, May 15, completed with virtual sharing sessions on Sunday, May 16.

Camp MAGIK is well suited to all youth ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close loved one, especially youth who have experienced traumatic death. Professional bereavement counselors, trained in grief and trauma, will lead all counseling sessions. This is our 27th year providing this evidence-based service to the community.

We will also hold a hybrid session for adults who want to process their own grief with other adults who are grieving. More information is provided in the attached announcement.

Mandatory Bridge Bill Activities

The General Assembly of Georgia enacted the BRIDGE Law (House Bill 400) on May 20, 2010. This law was passed to ensure that Georgia’s 6th-12th grade students were made aware of available college and career options.


At each grade level, students are required to complete activities focused on college and career awareness. FCS has included the state-required activities in Naviance under "Important To-Dos and Tasks". Below are student Bridge Bill Guides for each grade level.

Fulton Schools College and Career Academy

Welcome to the Academy! We are excited about the great teaching and learning that takes place daily at FSCCA. But don't take our word for it. Click on the video below to hear from FSCCA current and former students, parents, and partners.


Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Video


2021-2022 Application Link

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Greek Week Gallery

STEM Power Event Gallery

Motivational Speaker, Stephen Simpson says "Finish Strong"

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Sundress and Seersucker Senior Soiree!! Save the Date!

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