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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"Success is making the people who believed in you look brilliant."

Dharmesh Shah is the co-founder and chief technology officer of a marketing and sales software company.

Move to Level 4

Superintendent Mrs. Theresa Kemper announced recently 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

2021-22 Attendance/Learning Options

The Grossmont Union High School District is conducting a preliminary survey on student and family preferences related to on-campus and distance learning options for the 2021-22 school year.

This information is being gathered to identity potential needs. It is NOT a commitment to a program. More information will follow once our programs are finalized. This information is anonymous and is not connected to your student.

1. In-person = All classes are on-campus with live instruction five days a week.
2. Distance Learning Only = All classes offered online with live Zoom meetings five days a week. Students generally do not come to campus.

There will not be a blended option available. All students will be in-person OR distance only.

Please complete THIS FORM separately for each student in a GUHSD school.

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.

Important Dates for April-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:

Testing begins this week!!

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

Testing Checklist

Screencast explanation of our testing schedule

Testing Schedule

Roadmap and Testing Guide for ALL Grade 11 Students

SSID Numbers were sent to students 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.



Attention Seniors! Save the date.. May 10, 2021

Grade 12 Students Only:

The California Science Test will be given May 10, 2021 with the least disruption to students and their weekly schedule as possible. Please note that students will test online using their Chromebooks at home.

Testing begins at 12:00PM via zoom where students will be given their testing instructions.

Please see THIS MEMO (sent to all Seniors and Parents on 4/23/21) for more information.

Students in Grade 9,10, and 11 will continue with their regular schedule on May 10th.

Senior Event Information

Please see our Class of 2021 Update

sent to Seniors on April 21, 2021.

Important items to highlight in the update linked above:

  • **New UPDATE**PROM Guest Passes- GUEST PASSES: At this time, WHHS has been approved to allow guest passes for Senior PROM! If a senior would like to bring a guest other than another WHHS graduating Senior, please follow the instructions that are linked in the Class of 2021 update.
  • Senior Breakfast will be in the Junior Parking Lot with catered food! We need to know if you will attend and what type of breakfast burrito you would like. We will be offering a Ham or Vegetarian option with: Scrambled Eggs, House Potatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Flour Tortilla. We will also be serving yogurt, juice, and water. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know when you complete the registration.

    Click Here--> to Register for this event BY MAY 9, 2021. All Seniors who plan to attend MUST pre register for the event.

  • All Seniors must complete ONE COVID-19 RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT to participate in Senior Activites
  • See the Class of 2021 memo for more info on Senior Breakfast, Prom, Car Parade, and other events!

Also, check the Senior Page for updated Senior Information:

Students ID Cards

Do you have your CURRENT 2020-21 student ID Card?

If you do not have your 2020-21 student ID card, please see Mrs. Pitones or Mrs. Lenhoff in the Assistant Principal's Office.

This includes both blended and distance learning students.

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:



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.

Congratulations Swimmers and Divers on a great season!


Adrienne Riley took 7th in Diving

Tony Obregon 11th in the 50 Free

Our Girls Relay made up of Camryn Gonzales, Jordyn Gonzales, Ryann Gideon and Morgan Krueger took 2nd in the 200 Free Relay and 4th in the 200 Medley Relay.

Individually for the girls:

Camryn Gonzales took 3rd in the 100 Fly and 11th in the 200 Free

Jordyn Gonzales took 5th in both the 200 IM and 100 Back

Ryann Gideon took 10 in the 100 Back

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Cohen Benavente wins KUSI PPR Play of the Week!

A BIG congratulations to Cohen Benavente for his "Pick 6" in our last football game of the season and then winning KUSI PPR Play of the Week! Cohen was the top vote getter amongst 3 other candidates! The outstanding play was crucial in the Wolf Pack's victory over Santana. It was featured on KUSI's Prep Pigskin Report and can been seen below.

Click HERE to check out the "Pick 6!"

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.

In the event you are in crisis after school hours,

please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital immediately to get professional help.

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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