Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week!
HELLO WOLF PACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES,
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!
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
"Assist others. Embrace the qualities, gifts and opportunities we are given in life and accomplish the most we possibly can with them!"
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.
Student Tutorial Schedule for Q. 4 has Posted!
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:
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
Where to watch:
Click Performing Arts
Questions? Please contact Ms. Elise Reinert email@example.com
Reading "For Fun" Opportunities!
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
Register for this event HERE.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Albrecht:
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:
- (WHHS Home Page > Students >Senior Event Information)
WHHS ATHLETICS Update
To see the many different athletes and events, please click HERE.
Mayors Cup Recap
To see many more picutes and videos from the game, see the Wolf Pack's Instagram page.
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
Last week our committee meet and discussed many different items!
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.
SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE
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
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.
A Friendly Reminder...
- 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.
- Please see the CDC page here for more information.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters
WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home