Wolf Call Weekly




We hope this message finds you well and that your Quarter 2 is off to a good start!

In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, we are upgrading to a new format of weekly, informative messages. Families will still receive messages from the school with specific announcements, things to remember, and highlights of which to be aware of. The West Hills website will include a page that will host current and previous reports 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

“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.”

--Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer-- The first Latina Supreme Court Justice, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009, was born in the Bronx, New York to impoverished Puerto Rican parents. Attending Princeton and then Yale Law school, she is the first Latina to sit on the highest court in the land.

Schedule for the week of 10/26/20-10/30/20

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Here we go into Quarter 2!

Thanks for a great start to Quarter 2! We hope the resources we provided (Level 2 Resources) helped your family get off to a smooth start. We will keep them on our website just in case you missed them.

We know our students need support to navigate being successful at school. Families are spending more time then ever at home together. Feeling connection and having open communication is key to school success. Yet, how many of us try and connect only to get, one word answers from our teen, with a slight glance up from their phone? Click here to read a brief article from Parent Magazine about what you can do to encourage open communication with your teen.

We look forward to supporting you as we continue through this year,

WHHS Administration

*New* Student Tutorials are now available!

We are excited to announce that in-person and Zoom tutorials will be available to all students beginning Tuesday, October 27th. 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. Please click THIS LINK to view the tutorial schedule. Make sure to read the "Important Tutorial Information" section at the bottom!

Let's Get Organized for Quarter 2!

Use this Digital Planner to organize assignments and tasks. This Planner will be good for all year long.

Use this Digital Learning Launchpad to organize your scheduled zooms, where your assignments are posted, and where to get help when you need it!

Do you prefer a paper version? Click here to print a WHHS Planner or stop by B-7 to get a copy!

Need help emailing your Teachers or other WHHS Staff members? If so, check out Emailing for Pros made by Mr. Peterson, one of our English Teachers!

Honor Roll for Quarter 1

Thank you to the following students for your hard work and in earning a GPA of 3.5 and higher for Quarter 1! Please click here to see the list. Keep up the good work in quarter 2!

Wolf Pack Football student-athletes overcome obstacles to maintain high marks

Congratulations to the Wolf Pack Football students (and parents) who finished Quarter 1 with a GPA of 3.0 or above--we had 36 of them in the program.

A bonus shout-out for the guys who finished the quarter with a 4.0 or higher--despite the difficult circumstances:

Johnathon Couvrette
Tyler Haley
Donovan Mjelde
Braden Wilson
Jacob Beyer
Maximus Conaway
Jacob Espinosa
Nathan Greene
Desidarius Magno
Yad Mahmud
Noah Delong
Owen Rodgers

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to your courses!

Follow Coach Ash on Twitter! @whfbcoach

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Attention Juniors and Seniors!

Hello WHHS Seniors and Juniors!

The Senior Parking Spot Auction is coming up on Monday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm in our WHHS Gym!

The Auction Packet can be found here! You are more than welcome to print your own copy and submit it to B-7. However, auction packets are also available for pick up in the Assistant Principal’s office (B-7) from 7am-3:30pm.

All packets must be turned in to B-7 NO LATER THAN Friday October 30th at 3:00pm.

All information is in the auction packet, but we are happy to help with any questions you may have.

Please contact Mrs. Cabral (mcabral@guhsd.net) or Mr. Hoadley (jlhoadley@guhsd.net) for any questions.

Go Wolfpack!

Class of 2021

Join GUHSD's One Book, One San Diego Email List & Borrow a Print Copy

Have you ever wanted to be part of a book club? Here's your chance to be part of a countywide one! Join us in reading the graphic novel They Called Us Enemy, a memoir by George Takei about his family's experience in Japanese Incarceration Camps during World War II. All students may borrow the eBook using the Sora app, and we even have print copies available to check out through the WHHS Library - submit a request at bit.ly/guhsd-tcue. Learn how to access the eBook and more about One Book, One San Diego at http://bit.ly/rst-tcue.

Students! We need your vote!

West Hills is currently seeking one student member to serve on this and next years School Site Council (SSC). Our window of time has closed for students to submit a letter of interest. Now is the time to vote for our interested candidates!

Please click here to vote for ONE candidate.

If you need to vote by paper, please come to B-2 from 7:30am-3:00pm M-F.

The deadline to vote is 10/28/20 at 3:3O PM.

Counseling Corner

Exciting information from our Counselors is here! Please see the September edition of our Counseling Corner newsletter that provides important information for every grade level and student!

THANK YOU! - from Mending Matters

Our Mending Matters team appreciates each of you greatly for taking the time to fill out our WE HEAR youTH survey in your advisory period last week. We are reviewing your responses this week and will reflect them back to you all in your next advisory period with Mending Matters. The feedback you provided us will help us to better understand your needs, and support those needs throughout the school year. We hope you find some time this week to take care of yourselves. We want to remind you all that you are more than enough just the way you are. - Take care, Ms. Caitlin, Ms. Molly, and Ms. Tess

A Peek into the classroom!

Check out the hands on lab that students conducted last week in Mrs. Miller's Science class all while practicing social distancing and proper sanitization of the materials used! Students are investigating a crime by identifying unknown metals that were found at the scene. In the lab photos below they are measuring the mass and volume, determining a pattern, and then using that pattern to identify the metal. Thank you Mrs. Miller for sharing!

Student Handbook

Students and Parents/Guardians:

The faculty and staff are proud to partner with you in the education of your student. Educational success for all students cannot be complete without an effective partnership with all parents/guardians. You are the most essential part of your children’s education, and it is important that we build a strong relationship in order to best serve your student’s educational needs.

We strongly encourage you to review the 2020-21 Student Handbook. You will find in the Student Handbook some very important information regarding the policies and procedures established to ensure a smooth operation of the school. Please read this information carefully and keep it for future reference.

We do have some sections of the handbook that we would like to highlight:

  • West Hills Way on page 5

  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian,Honor Graduates on page 8

  • Athletics on page 11; Fan Code of Conduct on page 25

  • Attendance policies on page 19

  • Video Conferencing / Distance Learning on page 29

  • Academic Dishonesty on page 42

  • Discipline policies starting on page 31

    (Dress code on page 43)

Should you have questions, feel free to contact school staff at 619-956-0400. Our hope is that the partnership you develop with your student’s teachers and the school will reflect a positive feeling about education and will be a pleasurable experience for everyone.


In observance of Veteran's Day there will be no School on Wednesday November 11th.

Cohort B/Wednesday Cohort will attend school on Monday November 9th.

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


Homepage: http://wolfpack.guhsd.net

WHHS Distance Learning Hub: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/whhs-hub/home