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 begin/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
"Anything Is possible! If I can do it, so can you!"
Dani Bowman, was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and through hard work and support and she has proved that anything it possible. She founded her company, DaniMation Entertainment, at age 11. She has worked professionally in the animation industry since 14. Dani has premiered 8 award-wining animated short films at San Diego Comic-Con each year for the past 7 years. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.
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!
- 4/2: World Autism Awareness Day
- 4/4: Easter
- 4/8: Buddha’s Birth
- 4/12: Ramadan
- 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, more info to come soon)
- 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.
We will be sending out detailed testing information via Infinite Campus, Email, and Social Media this week!
Grade 9, 10, and 12 students will continue with their regular schedule.
Questions? Please contact Assistant Principal John Hoadley.
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
Q. 3 Alpha+ Award Winners
Congratulations Mrs. Jokerst!!
Please see our Class of 2021 Update
(sent to Seniors on March 12).
Important items to highlight in the update linked above:
- 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 >Seniors)
Do you need an audio/video version of the Senior Update? Click HERE for our audio/video version!
WHHS ATHLETICS Update
To see the many different athletes and events, please click HERE.
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.
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.
Your Feedback is Needed!
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