Wolf Call Weekly


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A Message from Principal Mrs. Ballarin

With the first semester coming to a close, I would like to ask parents and guardians to continue to encourage their students to remain focused and finish strong in their classes. Final exams are right around the corner, but it is still not too late to take advantage of the time we have left. Students can still participate in tutoring, and talk with teachers to get that extra bit of help down the home stretch.

I would like to thank our students, parents, guardians, staff, and teachers for a great first half of the school year and we look forward to the second half of the school year!

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and safe holiday!

Go Wolf Pack!

Mrs. Robin Ballarin

The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.

Winter Formal Info.. Tickets Sales Close This Week!

We still have tickets available for our Winter Formal Dance!!! Stop by the finance office to purchase your ticket. Ticket sales end Tuesday December 14th!


  • December 13th-14th: $45

    At this time, we are no longer accepting guest pass applications. If you turned in a guest pass application last week, please stop by the Assistant Principals' office to pick it up!

    We will also be sending out more information about the dance which will include parking, masking guidelines, and other important items.

    Note: ALL students are required to wear a face mask when indoors at the venue.

Need more info about Winter Formal? Click HERE.

West Hills Key Club serving the community

West Hills Key Club has been working all semester helping out our Santee Community. Recently club members have helped Santee Kiwanis at the Santee Tree Lighting making snow cones. Key club members also woke up bright and early to support participants and the Santee Lakes Fishing Derby. Key club meets weekly in room SS10 on Tuesdays during lunch. Students have the opportunity to plan and participate in a variety of service programs around San Diego. They are currently collecting donations of new socks, blankets and sweatshirts for residents of Edgemoor Hospital. Key club is planning on participating with Kiwanis and Amplifying the Urban Forest: SPARC Event in the planting of 65 trees to along Prospect at Olive Lane. For more information about Key Club check our website and instagram.

Final Exam Schedule This Week

Please take a careful look at our Finals Schdule for this week and our last week of the Fall Semester (hard to believe this is here so quickly!)

Monday 12/13 is a late start Collaboration Schedule (as usual).

Final Exams Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

Please note all traffic and parking will be affected since our finals schedule is different than our regular day schedule.

Students may attend campus on periods when they do not have a class period and check in at our Study Halls (see main office for locations).

NOTE the end time each day is 12:30 p.m. If a student needs to leave early, as always, bring a note from parent to Attendance in the morning and get a pass to leave campus. DO NOT TEXT PARENT AND JUST LEAVE CAMPUS. YOU WILL BE MARKED TRUANT. This is true every school day, not just Finals week.

We hope you end the semester strong--check out our Tutoring schedule if you need to attend and talk with your teachers. Look at your grades and see what is "missing" or not turned in. You may have grade worthy "gold" in your backpack! Let's go Wolf Pack ...we got this!

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Tutorial Schedule

We are happy to share our 2021-22 tutorial schedule for students who are seeking support and assistance in their academic subjects.

Please report to tutorial at the start of the period offered. Students will sign in at each session and these sign-in logs will be submitted to the main office at the conclusion of each week.

If you have questions on whether your student has attended tutorial, please contact an Assistant Principal Secretary at 619-956-0424 or 619-956-0425 or stop by the Administration office.

Asking for help is a sign of STRENGTH Wolf Pack!!

CLICK HERE for the schedule!

WHHS IS CLOSED 12/20/21-12/31/21

West Hills is closed to the public each day December 20-December 31 for Winter Break. There will be no in person services December 20-December 31. We will reopen on January 3 at 7am.

The Wolf Call Weekly will also return on January 3, 2022.

Need a work permit during Winter Break?

As we wrap up the first semester and are getting ready for a well-deserved Winter Break, here are a few reminders for Work Permits:

  • The work permit process is the same and all labor laws must be followed, no exceptions for the holidays!
  • If you need a work permit to work during Winter Break, plan to have any paperwork to West Hills no later than Thursday, 12/16 to be able to process it and have it ready for pick up by Friday 12/17.
  • Staff will NOT will be available to process work permits during the Winter Break (including the district office)
  • Please get your work permit applications turned in early so we can process them before the break.
  • Click HERE for more information about obtaining a work permit

Thank you!

December Holidays

We celebrate our diversity within our school community and wish

everyone good health and cheer this winter! December is a special month of celebration around the world.

Check out all the different holidays that are celebrated around the world!

  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day
  • Ōmisoka

For more information about each holiday, click 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.

Class of 2022 Senior Special

Class of 2022 Senior Special 4X8 brick for only $45!
WHHS PTSA is selling a 4X8 brick with the WH Wolf Head logo, Class of 2022 and your senior's name engraved and set in the WH paved walkway in the entrance to the home bleachers in our stadium. It's a great gift for the holidays, birthday or graduation. Order yours today by clicking HERE!

Loss of Privilege Policy

Loss of Privilege (LOP) List: This exists to support the idea that our primary function is “Academics First” and that student behaviors and choices need to prioritize attendance and following school rules. Students may earn their way off of the LOP list through attendance at detention and / or Saturday school after talking with their Assistant Principal. They can also lose a privilege that was granted (i.e. serving Saturday School to be eligible to purchase a Dance Ticket, but then repeat actions (or new actions) that put them back on LOP so that attending Dance is no longer available to them and a dance ticket refund is issued).

See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.

The Scholarship Club

Students! After graduation, will you be attending a trade school, community college, or 4-year University? If your answer is yes, do you need money to help pay for it? If so, we would like to invite you to attend the Scholarship Club that is hosted by the Counseling Department. At the scholarship club, we will introduce you to scholarship opportunities and provide time to work on scholarship applications under the guidance of a counseling staff member. For additional information, please contact Ms. Womack in the Counseling Office. The club meets Mondays during lunch and period 7 in the College/Career Center (L-1) located across from the library.
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Important Dates

December 13- Collaboration Day (Late Start)

December 14,15, 16- Final Exam Schedule

January 3- First Day of Semester 2, Collaboration Day (Late Start)

Please see future dates and our school Bell Schedule HERE.


Congrats to our wonderful Cheer team under the Coaching of Torrie Englert for winning CIF Division II Championship! They next compete in the So.Cal Regionals! We are proud of them!

Winter Sports Schedules

Are you interested in attending a Winter Sporting event? If so, please see our Winter Sports Schedules HERE.


WE are very proud to announce that Mr. Ross is our "Teacher of the Year"! Mr. Ross teaches AP US History and World History this year and over his 30+ year career has taught these courses plus Life Management, Geography and much more!

In the nominating form, one nominator noted that "Mr. Ross has overcome vocal chord challenges this year to be able to be heard with his students and is committed to always making his classroom a powerful learning environment." Another nomination noted "Mr. Ross works and re-works his curriculum to make sure it is high interest, relevant, and resonates with students. He always wants them to know and understand the power of the past through the events of the present."

Congrats Mr. Ross!


Congratulations to Mr. Burke, selected by our students as our Golden Apple "Teacher of the Year". Students noted that Mr. Burke is "always there for us", "is very funny", and "Makes math fun!". We are very proud of Tom and his wonderful ways to make kids love math!


Under the Direction of Mr. Lorentz, our West Hills Guitar and String Orchestra had lovely performances this past week. Beginning students amazed their family, friends, and West Hills Audience with their lovely performances Thursday night while Advanced Guitar and the Orchestra showed off their skill and advanced technique Saturday night. Attendees noted it was a beautiful start to our holiday break coming up! Please congratulate these fine students, and Mr. Lorentz, on their musicianship and performances.
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December Calendar and Mindful Moments on Positive Affirmations

The WHHS Library's calendar for December and this week's Mindful Moment are on positive affirmations. Watch the 1-minute Mindful Moment video (bit.ly/affirm-video), and then follow along with the calendar, which shares an affirmation each day (bit.ly/dec21cal).


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"


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 Week

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!

December 15 BILL OF RIGHTS DAY Commemorates the signing into law of the ten original amendments of the United States Constitution in 1791.

December 21 WINTER SOLSTICE Marks the first day of the season of winter. The length of time between sunrise and sunset is the shortest of the year with the sun shining closest to the Southern Hemisphere and the farthest from the Northern Hemisphere.

December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE • Christian Celebration of the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

December 25 CHRISTMAS • Western Christian Commemorates the birth of Jesus.

December 26 2021–January 1, 2022 KWANZAA A seven-day celebration honoring African American heritage and its continued vitality. “Kwanzaa” means “first fruits (of the harvest)” in Swahili.

December 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve, the last day of the year, is on December 31. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink. etc.

Covid Protocols: Student & Parent notifications FAQ

Please see this FAQ document for any Covid notification protocols. We appreciate your support and keeping your student(s) home if feeling sick.

A Friendly Reminder...

Please remember:

  • to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while INDOORS on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional. Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information about after school events.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Connect with WHHS


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Freshman: @wolfpackclass2025

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Library: @westhillslib

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Cheer: @westhills_cheer

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