Westmoor Update

~~~"A place where a student can dream, plan and achieve!"~~~

Week of March 22nd


Westmoor Learning Community,

I am so proud of our students. I know they truly want to do well. They have been put in a unique position, without much preparation, into a new learning platform called Distance Learning. Some have adapted quickly while others struggled with all the nuances of learning via a computer screen. I continue to be amazed at our students as they share their experiences and work towards finding solutions for their particular challenges.

I will miss Westmoor. I will forever treasure the moments we shared together. It is strange that something as simple as walking down a hallway and watching a staff member eating yogurt between classes is now a fun memory. Students saying hello and trying to get to class before the tardy bell. Life as we know it will resume and for now let's all do our part to make it happen.

Dream and Achieve,

Principal Grace Strickland

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Skyline/College of San Mateo and Canada summer school classes are now available to review.

During our class visits, many students were interested in taking a course at Skyline. Please check in with your counselor if you have any questions.

Link to summer school classes at Skyline
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Have you applied to Skyline College?

Now that you have applied, it's time for ORIENTATION!

WHS Students have one more session:

March 24 - 4:30-6:30p
Click Here To Sign-Up Today!

University of San Francisco Invites Students and Parents to COLLEGE NIGHT!

Hear from both college admission counselors and high school guidance counselors about steps you can take to prepare for your future after high school. You still have plenty of time, so no need to get too overwhelmed yet! We'll walk you through a few easy things you can do to get in the mindset for college and how you can begin researching different colleges remotely.

Junior College Night - Focus on College Admissions

Register Here

Tuesday, March 23

6 – 7 p.m. PDT

For these events and more, visit the WHS CCC Website:


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It is SCHOLARSHIP time at Westmoor High School!

We have many local, regional and national scholarships available.



Scholarships Exclusively for Westmoor Students:

  • Martha Meade Scholarship - $5,000 (Two Awards Available)
  • Micaela Nereu Memorial Scholarship - $2,500 (Two Awards Available )

Scholarships Exclusively for JUHSD Students:

  • John Papan Memorial Scholarship Fund - Late Bloomer - $1,500; Special Education - $900
  • Betty Schultz Scholarship - $100 - $250 (Multiple Awards Available)
  • Nattie Fong Scholarship - $100 - $250 (Multiple Awards Available)

Scholarships for Bay Area Students:

  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association - For students interested in civil law or criminal justice
  • Asian Pacific Fund - 10 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria
  • The Tang Scholarship - For LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islander students

More scholarships are added every week! Check back often!!

Don't miss out on FREE money!

A Note from the Attendance Office

If your student is absent, please report this to attendance office staff the day of the absence by calling (650) 550-7469. Thank you.
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Attention current WHS AP students. If you've not filled out the spring AP exam sign-up link, please email Vice Principal Mr. Worden, aworden@jeffersonunion.net, as soon as possible.

Last Chance to Order the 2021 Yearbook

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Click here to go to the website for pre-ordering the yearbook.

Also, make sure you’re in the yearbook too! Press here to upload your photos for us to include in the yearbook. Share your story with us!

Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Mr. Simon at msimon@jeffersonunion.net


Are you taking advantage of PAPER, a few 24/7 online tutoring services? Check out this flyer for more info! PAPER Free 24/7 Online Tutoring
Who are Paper's Tutors?
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Keep Shining WHS Students

Always remember to take your vitamins:

Take your ...

Vitamin A for ACTION

Vitamin B for Belief

Vitamin C for Confidence

Vitamin D for Discipline

Vitamin E for Enthusiasm

Keep shining Westmoor students! We're so proud of all of you!

A quick reminder for our 9th-grade families to make sure you've submitted your student's immunization records and TB results. We need to have both of these in order for your student to attend school on campus. If you are not sure if you've sent them, please drop me a note and I will be happy to check for you. dbenham@jeffersonunion.net

Donna Benham

Health Aide

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A Message from Principal Strickland

Dear Westmoor Community,

It is with a mix of sadness and optimism that I write to inform you of my decision to step down as principal at the end of this school year.

I do not have to tell you that Westmoor is a special place, nurtured by an extraordinarily talented staff and the most supportive parents and caregivers. My time as principal has represented a high point for me personally and professionally. I remain fully committed to ensuring that Westmoor's students and staff have a safe, productive, and fulfilling end to this school year.

It has been a pleasure to serve this learning community and the students of Westmoor, and though goodbyes are always difficult, I am confident that the next principal will be well-suited to continue the great legacy at Westmoor. Our district plans to seek input from the community to ensure the next principal has the desired leadership traits to build on our successes and continue our upward academic trajectory, and I will be available to ensure a smooth transition for my successor.

In the meantime, we still have several months to go before wrapping up this unprecedented school year, and there are still a few more events to plan. As always, I thank you for your support. Let's continue to dream and achieve.


Grace Strickland


FREE Online Tutoring for your Students

Do you know that WHS is offering FREE online tutoring for your student/s. Take advantage of this and learn how by watching the video below.
Paper for Parents & Guardians
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School Site Council and ELAC Meeting

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:15-4:15pm

This is an online event.

Click HERE to join the meeting.

PTSA Meeting

Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Click HERE to join the meeting.

Message from the JUHSD District Superintendent

Dear JUHSD Community,

I am writing with a heavy heart to firmly condemn the horrific incidents of anti-Asian hatred and

violence across the United States and locally. JUHSD stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families, and we denounce these acts of racism, hate and xenophobia against the AAPI community. These incidents are unconscionable, and we must stand together to put an end to them.

(Open the attached file to read the full message)

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Stay safe, healthy, and informed

This COVID-19 test is free of cost, self-collected, and painless, helping you and your family stay healthy.

Click HERE for more details and to book an appointment

CTE Survey for San Mateo County

[para la traducción al español de este mensaje haga clic aquí]


We are sending this survey to you on behalf of our community partner, ACCEL San Mateo County, which is a consortium of Adult Schools and Community Colleges in San Mateo County. Their mission is to improve the educational and career outcomes of adult learners throughout the region.

This survey is used to determine what type of in-demand short term career training courses leading to employment opportunities you would be interested in attending if offered by ACCEL San Mateo County.

Your participation is completely voluntary. Your information will help design and plan future course offerings in San Mateo County. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes. Your responses are anonymous. No personal information is collected.

ACCEL Career Education Survey in English

* click here for a video tutorial on how to complete the survey

Reach out to us

Communication is so important! First, reach out to your student's teacher or counselor. If you need additional assistance, the next step is to contact the Vice Principal overseeing your student's grade level. You may also contact Principal Strickland.


Mr. Tresguerres-Louwerse - A - De Vera

Ms. Nicole Collins - Dea - Le

Ms. Anne Carew - Li - Ri

Ms. Lisa Lee - Ro - Z

9th grade Vice Principal Mr. Worden aworden@jeffersonunion.net 650-550-7473

10th grade Vice Principal Ms. Milazzo mmilazzo@jeffersonunion.net 650-550-7475

11th grade Vice Principal Ms. Milazzo mmilazzo@jeffersonunion.net 650-550-7475

12th grade Vice Principal Ms. Goswami sgoswami@jeffersonunion.net 650-550-7472

Principal Strickland can be reached at gstrickland@jeffersonunion.net