Week of November 14th
Dear Westmoor Families,
Support your child to be successful in school. Help your child understand that school is their highest priority. Make school attendance a priority for your child. Talk with your child about the importance of daily attendance in every classroom and how important it is for their learning. When students miss so much school they are not prepared for success and there is a higher possibility of dropping out and not graduating. Help your child practice good daily habits: Please review with your child:
Finishing homework and placing it in his/her backpack
Laying out clothes and the backpack in the evening
Having a regular bedtime for a good night's sleep
Leaving early enough (give yourself an extra 20 minutes) to arrive at school
Turn off all electronic devices one hour before bedtime
Help your child build responsibility skills by reminding them to make up any missed school work after an absence. Have them email their teachers and check Google Classroom for missed assignments.
When your child is sick
Only let your child stay home if he/she is truly sick. Sometimes complaints of a headache or stomach ache might be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home. Contact the teacher and wellness counselor for support if you think this might be happening.
Follow these Sick Day Guidelines for Families if you are not sure if you should keep your child at home due to illness.
Appointments and vacations
Make every effort to schedule doctor, dentist, and other appointments after school hours.
If your child must be out of school for an appointment, get him/her back to school for at least part of the school day.
Plan vacations when school is not in session.
Contact the school every time your child will be absent.
Check your child's attendance regularly on ParentVue or with school staff.
Use ParentVue to keep your contact information up-to-date with the school (phone numbers, address, parent work location, email address).
Brockton B. Ahrens
Show your support to Westmoor by joining our PTSA. Make the WHS community stronger and meet new friends.
Do you need a Letter of Recommendation for your college application or scholarship?
You can request a letter from your Academic Counselor. Email your counselor based on your last name:
A-G: Mr. Tresguerres-Louwerse (Mr. T) email@example.com
H-Rita: Mrs. Hoem firstname.lastname@example.org
Rivera-Tang: Ms. Moraga email@example.com
Tat-Z: Mrs. Chinn firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow at least 2 weeks for your letter.
Novel News from the Library
The library is open at brunch and lunch with a library pass to print. If you need a library pass--see Mx. P. If you are coming to the library during class time--you need a Green Westmoor Pass signed by your teacher. You may NOT just skip class and come to the library or use the bathroom pass to come print.
Student Store Online
24/7 Online Transcript Ordering Now Available with Parchment
November Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Congratulations to Ericka Dorn for finishing 12th at the PAL Cross Country Finals last Saturday, Nov. 5th. We wish her good luck at the upcoming CCS Finals on Saturday, Nov. 12th at Crystal Springs.
Basketball preseason games will begin the week of November 14th. Preseason games will be free. However, any basketball game affiliated or hosted by the CCS will have a gate. If you have not purchased your Booster passes for the season, please see the link below.
Purchase your Booster Pass. Click the link below.
CLICK HERE to donate to any athletic teams. All donations are tax deductible.
Athletic Events for this Week:
Tuesday, Nov. 15th
Boys Basketball Scrimmage against Shasta - JV 4:30 & Varsity 6pm
Thursday, Nov. 17th
Sportsmanship Game against Sequoia - Varsity Girls 5:30 & Varsity Boys 7pm
GATE fee; Booster passes will not be accepted at the door
Mary Ann Paul
IT'S SCHOLARSHIP TIME
SFSU Genentech Foundation Scholarships (15 scholarships) for entering Freshmen. The scholarship is for students majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry at SFSU and its purpose is to prepare students from underrepresented groups, first generation college students, and students with disabilities for biomedical careers by providing academic support, stipend, and a stimulating research experience. Here's the website for the scholarship:
Click here for more info: https://seo.sfsu.edu/incoming-freshmen
Deadline: March 26, 2023
WHS Administration Team
If you need assistance, reach out to our school administrators:
Principal: Mr. Brock Ahrens email@example.com
Dr. Sterling He (9th & 10th-grades) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Victor Zou (11th-grade) email@example.com
Ms. Tina Yee (12th-grade) firstname.lastname@example.org