~Westmoor Update~

Week of March 13th

Principal's Message

Dear Westmoor Families,

Finishing Strong!!!

Only 10 weeks to go! Daily student attendance is the highest priority. Attendance is arguably the most important indicator of student success. Students cannot learn when they are not in school. When students are not in school, it's very easy to fall behind. Nothing replaces the impact of in-person learning. Make-up work can pile up very quickly. When students return from an extended hiatus, they not only have to complete the make-up work, but they also have to contend with their regular classroom assignments. Students often make the decision to rush through or completely ignore the make-up work so that they can keep pace with their regular class studies. Doing this naturally creates a learning gap and causes the student’s grades to drop. Over time, this learning gap increases to the point where it becomes nearly impossible to close. It is important to reach out to the attendance office when your son or daughter is absent and for the student to reach out to their teacher for assignments early when they know they will miss class. If attendance issues arise, please reach out to counselors & school administration. Please plan doctors & dentist appointments after school to preserve key learning opportunities.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP):

The CAASPP Test will be given to all 11th Graders: Tuesday, March 3/14 (English, Language, & Arts) and Wednesday 3/22 (Math). Why is CAASPP important? It provides an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the academic standards. These assessments provide important information as to whether students are on track to pursue college and career by the time they graduate from high school.

Please take a moment to read this link for important information about CAASPP

The Drama Department Presents Legally Blonde: The Musical :

March 17-18 at 7:00 pm, and on March 19 at 2:00 pm

Directed by senior Haley DeMello, this Broadway show, based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, tells the tale of sorority girl Elle Woods who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend.

General admission tickets are $10 with a special price of only $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, please click here.


Brockton Ahrens


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Attention all 11th graders!

On Tuesday, March 14, 11th graders will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

Attendance is crucial. English Language Arts testing will take place from 2nd period to 4th period.

Some quick tips:

  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast before testing
  • Bring headphones (if you have any)!

Good luck!

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"Do me a favor? Have yourself a super day!"

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Collaboration Day

Wednesday, March 15th

School ends at 2:12pm

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Novel News from the Library

We are double celebrating in the library this month!

Please come check out our Women's History Display and our new books display!!!! Here's a taste of what we are offering...

We still have many more books -- come see Mx P if you need a suggestion!


March Menus

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If you're out, let us know!

Parents must inform the attendance office of the reason and date(s) of absence if their student will be absent from school. They must report the absence daily if it is extended by calling the attendance absence line: 650-550-7469.

Late notifications can be excused when the student brings a written note from home with the explanation. The attendance office will update the student record accordingly.

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As a reminder, all outdoor events are subject to change due to the weather.

Thank you for your understanding.

Athletic Events for the Week

Tuesday, March 14th

Badminton at Menlo-Atherton 4:30pm

Track vs Mills & Carlmont (dual meet) 3:45pm

Tennis vs Sequoia 4:30pm

Wednesday, March 15th

Baseball vs University 3:30pm

Thursday, March 16th

Badminton at Carlmont 4:30pm

Baseball vs Crystal Springs 3:30pm

Tennis vs Oceana 4:30pm

Saturday, March 18th

Track at Christopher High School 9:00am

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Wednesday, March 15th

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Room 108

Skyline College application assistance

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Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $235 million in scholarships to more than 35,000 deserving students. Year after year we hear that it is the counselors who are instrumental in helping students learn about the opportunities that the Horatio Alger Association provides. We are again looking for talented and deserving students in your school who are strong candidates to attend college, but who need financial AND advising support to reach that goal.

We transitioned last year to awarding high school juniors instead of seniors. With this exciting change comes the ability to provide more resources to our Scholars such as college fit & match advising, as well as, financial aid counseling.

In 2023, the Association will award 105 National Scholarships at $25,000 each, and more than 500 State Scholarships at $10,000 each.

The deadline to submit a completed application is March 15th, 2023.

Click here for more information

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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.

Click here for more info:


Click HERE to apply

Deadline: March 26, 2023

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37th Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Camp

The local Rotary Clubs are once again sponsoring a wonderful FREE opportunity for high school students in Marin, San Mateo and San Francisco counties to learn, grow and experience leadership development at a Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) camp. Following a doubling of participation in RYLA by high school youth over the past several years, including the virtual one held in April 2021, we successfully expanded the Camp from three days to five days last summer!


RYLA is a FREE, in person leadership training program for current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.


It supports personal growth as a leader and team player at school, at home, and in the community.


July 31 - August 4, 2023


Redwood Glen Camp and Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA

Click here for more info.

Click here to apply.

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For more information on CAASP testing, please see the links below

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WHS Administration Team

If you need assistance, reach out to our school administrators:

Principal: Mr. Brock Ahrens bahrens@jeffersonunion.net

Vice Principals:

Dr. Sterling He (9th & 10th-grades) sterling.he@jeffersonunion.net

Mr. Victor Zou (11th-grade) vzou@jeffersonunion.net

Ms. Tina Yee (12th-grade) tyee@jeffersonunion.net