Wolf Call Weekly
Welcome to this week!
HELLO WOLF PACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES,
We hope this message finds you well and that your school year is going well!
In an effort to continue improving communication to our families and community of West Hills High School, we are using a new format of our daily bulletin which includes weekly, informative messages and announcements. Students and 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!
Robin Ballarin, Principal
Joshua Johnson, Assistant Principal (A-G)
Carrie Gaeir, Assistant Principal (H-O)
John Hoadley, Assistant Principal (P-Z)
Cyndi Nowlen, Manager of School Facilitie
The mission of West Hills High School is to graduate critical thinkers and problem-solvers who contribute positively to society as productive, responsible citizens.
Dress Code Survey: Please complete...we value your opinion
In an effort to better understand our school community's views on dress code, we are surveying faculty, staff, students and parents. The hope is that this will Inform us on how our school community views the issue. All results will be published to you and we will forward them to the GUHSD District staff as we look at making revisions and changes to reflect our current attitudes.
Please take a moment to look at a sample dress code attached that is very different from our current dress code. One of the questions in the survey asks your opinion of this type of dress code as compared to our current one. This is just a sample to evaluate for explaining the "why" behind the dress code and the purpose, as well as providing different language within the policy and the intent behind it.
This survey is anonymous unless you supply your name in the first response. Thank you for giving us your feedback.
Loss of Privilege Policy
Attendance and behavior are a priority at West Hills High School. There is a direct correlation between student achievement, behavior, and attendance. Every day missed is a lost opportunity for students to learn. In addition, students who are assigned detention or other consequences for school violations must fulfill their consequences.
See our Loss of Privilege Policy HERE.
Homecoming Carnival Informational Meeting
Blood Drive Sign-Ups
WHHS Movie Night
When: Friday October 1, 2021
Where: West Hills High School pit/grass area
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm - Movie starts at 7:30pm
**WHHS PTSA members are FREE to the event & receive one free concession item**
Non-PTSA members: $5 to attend - CASH preferred
Check out the WHHS PTSA website for more info.
Student ID cards
Are you coming to our next home football game vs. Santana on October 22nd? If you are, YOU MUST have a CURRENT WHHS student ID to enter the stadium.
If you lost your ID or do not have one, go to the Finance Office to get a replacement. There will be no exceptions at the gate if you do not have a valid school ID.
Interested? CLICK HERE for more information!
Anonymous Tip Line
Last week, we sent an email regarding the Tik Tok challenge encouraging students to steal and / or do damage to school property, specifically our restrooms and encouraged students that if they ¨See something, Say Something¨. We want to let students and parents know that in the google toolbar in student Chromebooks, they will see this icon (pictured to the left), (P3) which is an anonymous tip line.
If students click on this icon in their toolbar, it takes them to a new window where they can report problems on campus with theft, vandalism, or other possible criminal acts, or simply let us know there is a concern about a person in our school community or their world. This tip line then alerts both law enforcement and educational staff so we can pursue this information and investigate. It is anonymous and can be done from the privacy of the student's Chromebook.
Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe, clean and operational. We are "ALL IN" together!
Schoology Parent Access Resources
Do you need some resources to assist with your student's schoolgy access or want to gain a better understanding of the program?
Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more resources and information!
Tutorials Are Now Available!
We are happy to share our 2021-22 tutorial schedule for students who are seeking support and assistance in their academic subjects.
Please report to tutorial at the start of the period offered. Students will sign in at each session and these sign-in logs will be submitted to the main office at the conclusion of each week.
If you have questions on whether your student has attended tutorial, please contact an Assistant Principal Secretary at 619-956-0424 or 619-956-0425 or stop by the Administration office.
Asking for help is a sign of STRENGTH Wolf Pack!!
CLICK HERE for the schedule!
Attention Grade 10 & 11 Students!
We will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th graders at West Hills High School on Saturday, October 16th. This is optional and quantity of exams is limited. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis starting on Monday, September 20th.
Please see this MEMO for more information.
College & Career Visits
Please find the College and Career Visits schedule HERE.
Looking for a Job?
Job workshops will be held starting in October. More info coming soon!
September 27- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 4- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 11- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 18- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
October 20- Double Assembly Schedule
October 22- Double Assembly Schedule
October 25- Collaboration Day (Late Start)
Please see future dates and our school Bell Schedule HERE.
Go Fan Online Ticket Purchasing available NOW!
We are expecting a capacity crowd at our next home football game vs. Santana! We encourage students, parents, and other spectators to buy your tickets in advance. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets!
Coach of the Week x2!
Thanks Coach...wishing the best for the rest of the season!
Girls Golf: Awesome win by the girls’ golf squad vs. Granite Hills. 2-0 in league play. Keep it going!!!
Cross Country: The Wolf Pack Cross Country team competed in the Woodbridge Invitational. Mark McCowin & Taya O'Harran both medaled! Up next is Grossmont on October 1st at Harry Griffin Park! Good luck runners!
Girls Volleyball: This past week the Girls Varsity Volleyball played their first game of the season in our gym! The varsity team defeated Steele Canyon 3-0! Congrats Varsity ladies on your victory!
Boys Water Polo: The boys take on Mount Miguel Sept. 29th. Good luck!!
Girls Tennis: The Ladies continue this week with play. Good luck!!!
JUST SAY HELLO WEEK WRAP UP: THANK YOU ALL!
Elected Officers for the Class of 2025!
Congratulations to the elected Officers for the Class of 2025! Your new position requires dedication, organization, and leadership skills. We know you both have what it takes to lead the Class of 2025 through a successful high school career.
President: Liam McCann
Vice President: Hailey Stolinski
Treasurer: Dalia Ahwal
Publicity: Lola Cheverton
Football Game Reminders
It's been an amazing start to the football season! Our student section has really come alive and show the kind of school spirit any school would dream of. We want to remind all students and other spectators to behave appropriately to avoid being removed from the venue.
See pricing info below as these prices are set by the district, but all proceeds go to support our ASB and the activities they run for our student body.
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT WHHS STUDENT ID TO ENTER THE VENUE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Free for students with an ASB sticker on their student ID
$8 for students without an ASB sticker
$8 for all visitors and adults
$4 for all elementary and middle school students (ages 6-13)
$4 for senior citizens
Free for kids 5 and under
Ticket booth/Online sales
Tickets are sold at the ticket booth right in front of the main entrance gate to the field
The ticket booth opens 1 hour before game time
Purchases can be made with Cash or on online at Go Fan
- Once you have entered the stadium, all fans and spectators (including non-students, parents, adults, etc.) may not leave the stadium and re-enter.
- Going to your vehicle and returning to the stadium is prohibited. There is NO re-entry once you have left the stadium.
- All outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited and are not allowed inside the stadium.
Thank you again for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
A reminder to purchase your West Hills (ASB) Associated Student Body card for $25.00 and help support student activities. The money raised from your purchase of an ASB card will support student activities. Here are a few benefits you'll receive when you buy an ASB card:
Discounted Admission for dances, activities, and away Grossmont League athletic events.
FREE admission for football and gym home sports except for CIF and League playoffs.
ASB Card purchases can be made at the finance office.
For more information, please see THIS MEMO.
Observances This Week
We celebrate our diversity and multicultural population within our school community.
This week, we observe the different holidays and celebrations that are acknowledged around the world!
October- NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH A campaign to unite communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
October- NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH Recognizes the contributions of workers with disabilities.
October- LGBT HISTORY MONTH Marks and celebrates the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people in the United States.
October 2 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE Marked on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence, a U.N commemoration promoting the principle of non-violence and the desire to secure a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding.
A Friendly Reminder...
- to WEAR FACE MASKS at all times while INDOORS on campus INCLUDING SPORTING EVENTS: This is NOT optional. Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information about after school events.
Neck and Face Gaiters Reminder
- Also, we are not allowing neck and face gaiters on campus.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
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.
Connect with WHHS
Mending Matters: @mendingmatters