Husky Update

Week of 2/22/2021

Hello Hollencrest Families!

I hope this week's edition of the Husky Update finds your family doing well. This week we have lots of information related to WCUSD's high school opportunities for incoming 9th-grade students and links to some important upcoming events for parents as well. Also, please share with your students that there will be a PTSA art contest running from 2/22-3/12. See below for more information.

Thank you for reading!

8th to 9th Grade Enrollment

In an effort to streamline our high school enrollment process for our soon-to-be ninth-graders, the high schools in our district have developed a survey by which students and families can identify their high school of choice based on the three available options in the West Covina Unified School District.

Our high schools have asked that our current 8th-grade families, including a parent or guardian, complete this survey so that pre-enrollment activities can begin at each of the sites. The last portion of the survey requires an electronic parent signature, so please be sure to finish the survey in its entirety before clicking "submit".

CLICK HERE to access the survey

For more information about our high schools and their respective programs, please visit their websites or feel free to reach out to the following individuals:

West Covina High School: Dr. David Rynckiewicz, Assistant Principal:
Edgewood World IB Schools: Ciara Perez, Assistant Principal:
Mt. SAC Early College Academy: Candace Leuthold, Principal:

EHS Parent Information Night for HMS and Prospective 9th-Grade students

See the attached flyer (click to enlarge) for information on how you can meet with the EHS team and learn more about IB Diploma & IB Career Programme, CISCO, 3D Game Design, Dance Programs, and More!

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WCHS Programming and Upcoming Informational Presentations

The team at WCHS is excited to present to you all the things West Covina High School can provide to your prospective 9th-grade student! Please review and click on the links below for important information related to their programs and offerings.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact WCHS Assistant Principal, David Rynkiewicz, at

Flyer - Welcome Class of 2025

Invitation - 8th Grade Parent Information Night - February 24 @ 6:00 PM

RSVP here:

Video - Welcome to WCHS! -

Letter - Principal’s Welcome

More Information

WCHS Future Bulldogs -

AVID Program

AVID Application -

Information Session & Interviews - February 18 @ 5:00 PM

Make-Up Interviews - February 25 @ 5:00 PM

AP Capstone Cohort Program



Course Selection Parent Night with WCHS Counselors

Wednesday, March 3 @ 6:00

Google Meet Link:

** Information Connection Form - Fill out this form to get connected to one of our program leaders and more information on our programs.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact WCHS Assistant Principal, David Rynkiewicz, at .

Encourage your student to get ahead at Tutoring Hub!

Tutoring Hub is a free tutoring platform that is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 PM.

Tutoring Hub is a teacher led- tutoring resource at which all students can have help and support in all subject areas.

Interested students should use the code provided by their teacher (or any other teacher) to join a session. If you need additional assistance, you can reach out to any of our office staff by calling the mainline at 626-931-1760 and we will be happy to assist you or your student with logging in. To make sure we can serve each student, sessions will have a soft cap on the number of students we will be able to service, so please make sure your student is logging in at the start of the session if attending.

Counseling Support

Any time is an excellent time for students to meet with their counselor to develop a game plan for success. If you would like to schedule a time with your student's counselor to develop a plan for the spring semester, contact them through ParentSquare or find them on our webpage, HERE.