Wolf Call Weekly


Welcome to this week!


Welcome to this week!

We hope that you have had a wonderful start to quarter 4 and that you have re-connected with your teachers. As we continue quarter 4, we have some resources and information that we would like to remind you about in this Week's Wolf Call Weekly.

If you have a questions about your Quarter 4 classes, contact your teacher via email or during their scheduled availability.

In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, please take a moment to review the weekly, informative messages below. Are you looking for previous editions of the Wolf Call Weekly? The West Hills website has them as a resource. (Info, Wolf Call Weekly)

We encourage your participation as an active reader of these communications that will help bridge our communication between WHHS and Students & Families. Thank you for your continued support for all students at West Hills!

WHHS Administration,

Robin Ballarin, Principal

Apri Baker, Assistant Principal (A-G)

Carrie Gaeir, Assistant Principal (H-O)

John Hoadley, Assistant Principal (P-Z)

Cyndi Nowlen, Manager of School Facilities

Click HERE for the audio/video version.
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"Assist others. Embrace the qualities, gifts and opportunities we are given in life and accomplish the most we possibly can with them!"

This week's "Quote of the Week" is dedicated to Jack Robertson. This is the motto and philosophy on life from Jack Robertson. It is with great sadness that we were informed last week of the passing of Mr. Jack Robertson. Jack was an amazing man, who had a passion for helping kids, especially those with disabilities. Mr. Jack Robertson worked at WHHS and other district schools as Teacher Advocate and had many students on his caseload that he supported. He was a huge sports fan and often would talk about high school sports and the San Diego State Aztecs.

Below is a link to an article that was written about Jack. It really gives you some great insight into the extraordinary person he was.


Move to Level 4

Superintendent Mrs. Theresa Kemper announced last Friday that WHHS and the Grossmont Union High School District will move to Level 4 of its Reopening Plan beginning the week of May 3, 2021. Please see the video below for more information!
Supt. Kemper's Message: Reopening Level 4

Schedule for the week

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Student Tutorial Schedule for Q. 4 has Posted!

If a student doesn't already have a Zoom meeting with one of their teachers, we highly encourage them to attend one of our tutorials. Our tutorial schedule for Quarter 4 can be found by clicking HERE.

April Multicultural Calendar

We continue to celebrate diversity, celebrations, and multicultural holidays in the month of April that are celebrated around the world. We hope all families who celebrate Passover, Good Friday and Easter had a peaceful and joyous holiday!

Check out all the events that are celebrated around the world!

  • 4/22: Earth Day
  • 4/23-24: Gathering of Nations

For more information about each event listed above, click HERE.

Important Dates for March-July 2021

  • April 26-30: CAASPP Testing (Grade 11 Students Only, see info below)
  • May 4: Level 4 begins
  • May 24, 10:30am-12:30pm: Senior Breakfast
  • May 27, 6:00 pm: Senior Awards (Live Zoom)
  • May 31: Memorial Day, no school
  • June 7 : Senior Car Parade
  • June 8 : Graduation (details TBD)
  • June 14-July 2: Session 1 of Summer School
  • July 6-July 23: Session 2 of Summer School

Week of April 26-30

Grade 11 Students Only:

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Testing will take place April 27-30 for Grade 11 students ONLY.

Grade 11 students ONLY will be testing on two of these four days:

  • April 27,28,29 and 30
  • All students who are being tested will do so OFF CAMPUS and ONLINE/VIRTUALLY ONLY.
  • Testing will take place on days your student IS NOT on campus for in person learning.

Please click on the links below:

Screencast explanation of our testing schedule

Testing Schedule

Roadmap and Testing Guide for ALL Grade 11 Students

SSID Numbers were sent to students this past week via their Infinite Campus and can be found in the message center. See page 1 of the Roadmap and Tasing Guide linked above to confirm your delivery of this important number.

Thank you for your understanding. We are proud of our juniors and know they will give their very best effort to these required exams.

Grade 9, 10, and 12 students will continue with their regular schedule.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Principal John Hoadley.



Performing Arts Gala 2021

Mark your calendars for Friday April 23rd and Saturday April 24th at 7:00pm to enjoy an evening of fabulous performances by our very own Wolfpack! Virtual admission is donation based via PayPal. All proceeds will directly benefit students in the performing arts!

Where to watch:


Click Academics

Click Performing Arts

Questions? Please contact Ms. Elise Reinert ereinert@guhsd.net

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Reading "For Fun" Opportunities!

Here are three reading-related opportunities to check out just for fun:

1) To help us prepare for GUHSD's 2021 district-wide summer reading program, submit your interest and any pet photos at bit.ly/unleashyourpix

2) The YALLWEST Young Adult and Middle Grade Virtual Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 24th. This FREE online event features live programs with many popular authors - browse and register for events at yallwest.com

3) The Audiobook SYNC free summer audiobook program starts April 29th - learn about it and how to register at bit.ly/syncbooks

Navy ROTC Scholarship Information Session

A representative from the Navy ROTC (NROTC) will be virtually presenting to West Hills students on Tuesday, May 4th at 1:30pm. This presentation is for any student interested in learning more about how to apply for the $200,000 NROTC National scholarship opportunity. The NROTC program both educates and trains students to become commissioned officers after earning their college degree. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend college, and then entering the military as an officer, this presentation is for you!

Register for this event HERE.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Albrecht:


Attention Seniors!

Please see our Class of 2021 Update sent to Seniors on April 8

Important items to highlight in the update linked above:

  • **New UPDATE**PROM Guest Passes- We continue to evaluate our current health/district guidelines and have heard your feedback. We are continuing to evaluate our guest pass policy for this year and hope to have a definite answer soon if we can allow guest passes. Stay tuned! Thank you for you patience and understanding.
  • All Seniors must complete ONE COVID-19 RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT to participate in Senior Activites
  • Updates on Senior Breakfast, Prom, Car Parade, and other events!

Also, check the Senior Page for updated Senior Information:


We appreciate all the hard work of our student athletes and coaches for getting our many different athletics off and running in a condensed season! Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience all while promoting the concepts of character, being a good sport, honesty, equity, and academic excellence.

To see the many different athletes and events, please click HERE.

Mayors Cup Recap

This past Friday Night, WHHS is so very proud of winning our 23rd Santee's Mayor Cup versus Santana High Friday night in a 20-7 mighty victory! Congratulations to head coach and English teacher Casey Ash, all of his Assistant Coaches, and our Student Athletes! Our dedicated J.V. team also WON 40-0 and has an undefeated Covid shortened season of 5-0! Santee Vice-Mayor Rob McNellis was present to hand over the trophy. Way to go Wolf Pack!!

To see many more picutes and videos from the game, see the Wolf Pack's Instagram page.

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Spectators at Sporting Events

Many of you may already be aware that sports are in full swing. We are thrilled that our student-athletes can get back to the sports they love, and know that the West Hills community is too. As much as we would love to see all our Wolf Pack fans in the stands, we must follow strict regulations regarding spectators to ensure that our programs can complete their seasons.

For all sporting events, at home and away, spectators are extremely limited. Each player is permitted a maximum of four “immediate household family members”. Spectators are checked in at the gate. If there are multiple games at one event (i.e., JV and Varsity) the venue must be cleared of all spectators between events. The “immediate household family” cohort must stay seated together throughout the event, and masks are required. In addition, no children are permitted to an event without a parent or guardian.

We look forward to the day when all our Wolf Pack supporters can attend our events. Until that time comes, we appreciate your cooperation as we implement these regulations.

Thank you and GO WOLF PACK!

The West Hills Administration Team

Equity Committee

Please know that our Equity Committee is working on all fronts and welcomes anyone and all within our school community to join our meetings, read out minutes, and know that we are committee to a peaceful, equitable, and successful school community for all.

Last week our committee meet and discussed many different items!

If you would like to join us in our next meeting, please email April Baker (abaker@guhsd.net) or Robin Ballarin (rballarin@guhsd.net) and we will add you to the email invite.

Our sub-committees were the idea of students in our committee at large and are student lead! We welcome all who want to work on our racial, gender, religious and cultural equity issues within our community.

You may read the notes from our latest meeting here.

Our next meeting is April 27th from 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom.


Please click HERE for our Level 3 bell schedule. This schedule will be in place until April 30th.

On May 3rd we will move to our Level 4 bell schedule.


West Hills plans to offer two sessions of Summer School this year! Students who have failed (F) a course that is needed for graduation will have priority.

The tentative dates are: Session 1 - June 14-July 2 and Session 2 - July 6 - July 23.

Our goal is to have as many Summer School courses in-person/on campus as possible but will have some online options for those who are continuing in distance learning.

Thank you and GO WOLF PACK

Need a work permit?

If you got a new job or switched employers, you need a new work permit. Click HERE for more information about obtaining a work permit

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.
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A Friendly Reminder...

Please remember:

  • to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional.
  • if you are wearing a clear face shield, you MUST WEAR A FACE MASK in addition to the face shield.

Neck and Face Gaiters Reminder

  • Also, The CDC has updated their website and our District has asked us to make sure we are not allowing neck and face gaiters on campus any longer.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Connect with WHHS


Main: @whhswolfpack

Seniors: @whhsclass2021

Juniors: @whhsclass2022

Sophomores: @packof2023

Freshman: @whhsclass2024

ASB: @whhsasb

Guidance/Counseling: @whhs.counseling

Library: @westhillslib

Yearbook: @wolfpackyearbook

AVID: @whhsavid


Mending Matters: @mendingmatters

Homepage: http://wolfpack.guhsd.net

WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home