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 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!

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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"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.

Schedule for the week

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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.




Please click HERE for our Level 3 bell schedule.

Note: Advisory is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

Key Club

Thank you Key Club for leaving positive messages around campus last week! We appreciate YOU and all of the students who make volunteering a part of your lives!


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

Student Tutorial Schedule for Q. 4

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 will be available soon!

Q. 3 Alpha+ Award Winners

We want to CONGRATULATE ALL of our ALPHA PLUS students for Quarter 3!!This unique award was conceived by Mr. David Hunter, first ASB teacher and Assistant Principal of West Hills. He visioned an award in which each teacher would choose one student from each class period to be their "Alpha Plus". Students who had stood out as the one who improved the most, or demonstrated leadership and dedication to the subject matter the most, or who just impressed the teacher with their character in exemplifying the "West Hills Way" the most that semester. Mr. Hunter wanted West Hills to celebrate the development of leadership "among the many" and so we celebrate each and every student on this list and the many who have received this prestigious pin and award throughout their high school career. Here's to continued great good success for all this year!

Link to the list

Congratulations Mrs. Jokerst!!

A BIG congratulations Mrs. Jokerst for representing the very best in teaching as we joined our Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in CONGRATULATING her on being one of two District "Teachers of the Year"! Teaching math and engineering, Mrs. Jokerst will go on to represent GUHSD and West Hills in the San Diego County "Teacher of the Year" selection process. We wish you the best of luck!!
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Attention Seniors!

Please see our Class of 2021 Update

(sent to Seniors on March 12).

Important items to highlight in the update linked above:

Also, check the Senior Page for updated Senior Information:

Do you need an audio/video version of the Senior Update? Click HERE for our audio/video version!


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.

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.

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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Your Feedback is Needed!

The Santee Collaborative has a survey out to gather data about their banner initiative hanging over Mission Gorge near the Santee Post office and community interest in diversity, equity and inclusion in the city of Santee. Click HERE for the link if anyone is interested in giving us their feedback, they appreciate it.

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