School Hours

School Begins: 7:25 AM

School Ends: 2:05 PM

Early Release: 11:45 AM

2 Hour Delay: 9:25 AM

 

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Lunch Waves

L1: 200s, 300s, Art, Ag

L2: 100s,  400s

L3: 500s, 600s & Gym

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Anonymous Alerts

Members of the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). 

This system will be monitored between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm during the school year. 

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Counselors will be available during the summer to meet with families and answer questions.​

 

Counselor

Date

Spiro Milas

July 5

Tom Stepkoski

July 7

Joe Andrews

July 7

Paola Ochoa

July 12 and 13 (noon to 3)

Ashley Bunn

July 14

Mark Marchesani

July 19 and July 20

Tom Agosto

July 20

Melissa Dunsmore

July 21

Carole De Luca

July 25

Christine Mitchell

July 25

Dinie James

August 1

 

August

All Counselors will work August 22, 23, 24 and 25

 

Dear Stamford Public Schools Junior Class Families:                    

 

I am excited to announce that the Stamford Public Schools will be implementing a Senior Internship Experience program for the spring of 2017. 

 

The Senior Internship Experience (SIE) will take place from mid-May 2017 through the end of June 2017 for approximately five weeks (ending date subject to change based on graduation date).  The SIE will provide various internship opportunities at different locations across the City of Stamford.  This program will give students the opportunity to pursue their unique interests and passions outside the construct of their formal education program.  In the fall, we will be hosting orientation meetings for students at all of the high schools.  Information will be provided on Naviance and various mailings to clarify all dates and deadlines for the program.

 

In order to participate, seniors must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of  2.0
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Successfully meet grade, attendance, and behavior requirements for both semesters 1 and 2 of senior year
  • Have coverage of health and auto insurance (auto insurance if driving to, during, and from the internship site)
  • Must not have failed or be in danger of failing any senior year course (this includes PE)
  • Must be meeting all graduation requirements
  • Endorsement from their parent or guardian
  • Review and approval from the Guidance Counselor, Principal, and SIE Coordinator

 

Students who are approved to participate in the Senior Internship Experience will end their regular classes, after AP testing, and will have their grades finalized and classwork requirements ended as they transition to their internship sites full-time (30 hours per week).  The internships effectively take the place of attending classes for the last five weeks of school.  All internships are unpaid.  Students will have a mentor on the job and a school faculty mentor who will monitor their progress throughout the internship. 

 

I look forward to a successful program for our seniors.  We will send out further details in the upcoming school year with information on how to apply.  If you have specific program questions, please contact Michelle Lappas from the Mayor’s Youth Services Bureau at 203-977-0830.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael S. Fernandes, Ed.D                                                                            

Assistant Superintendent - Secondary Schools

Through Chartwells Dining Services Children Will Receive Free Meals During the Summer Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Food Program. This program, an extension of the National School Lunch Program, provides meals to children when school is not in session. The program is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

AP US History

Task: The following terms are main concepts that will arise throughout the year. For each of the following terms you must provide a definition (content), the background/overview (contextualization), a comparison (synthesis), and an analysis (point of view). An example has been modeled for you.

 

 

AP World Assignment

You are required to complete all parts of this assignment for full credit This packet will be weighted as a Test Grade and count towards your 1st Quarter Average.  The Summer Assignment is broken up into two different parts: Part One – Basic Understanding and Part Two – World Maps

Computer Science

  • Summer assignments for Computer Science classes are found on westhillcs.com

AP Environmental Science

This summer, you will be required to complete the following assignment to cover basic skills. If you have any questions, email will be checked weekly throughout the summer. Please feel free to email Mrs. Grant (cgrant@stamfordct.gov) or Mrs. Porter-Collins (aportercollins@stamfordct.gov) with any questions.

  • Assignment #1: Environmental Current Event On the first day of school, Monday, August 31st, you are to bring in a current event that occurs over the summer related to environmental science along with a one page summary and reflection.
  • Assignment #2: Math and Analysis The math and analysis assignment is due the first day of school, Monday, August 31st You will be tested on your math skills on Wednesday, September 2nd (date subject to change due to schedule rotation).
  • Download the AP Environmental packet 

 

Summer Assignment ECE/AP Physics-1

Following is the summer work for ECE/AP Physics-1 students. Go to following link, watch videos, and take notes in a notebook. Watch at least first 20 videos and take one page notes for each of the 20 videos. Your notes will be counted as first test of the 1st Quarter.

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A letter has been mailed home to welcome you to the PowerSchool Parent Portal!

Studies have shown that parental engagement in a child’s education is the single most important factor in student achievement.  As part of Stamford Public Schools continued effort to improve communication and engagement with our families, we are happy to let you know that we are launching our PowerSchool Parent Portal for all middle school and high school parents beginning on November 20, 2014. 

This portal will provide you with secure access to information about your middle school and/or high school children’s grades and attendance records through a single account.  You will need a computer with internet access to create your account.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit the public library nearest you. A detailed information sheet enclosed that you should keep for future reference.

 

¡Bienvenido(a) a PowerSchool Parent Portal (Portal de Padres de PowerSchool)! Los estudios han mostrado que la participación de los padres en la educación de un niño(a) es el factor más importante de todos en el éxito estudiantil. Como parte del continuo esfuerzo de las Escuelas Públicas de Stamford de mejorar la comunicación y la participación de nuestras familias, nos complace dejarles saber que estamos lanzando nuestro Portal de Padres de PowerSchool para todos los padres de las escuelas (inter)medias y las escuelas secundarias (escuelas superiores) a partir del 20 de noviembre de 2014. 

Este portal le proporcionará acceso seguro a información sobre las calificaciones y los récords de asistencia de su niño(a)(s) de escuela (inter)media y / o escuela secundaria (escuela superior) por medio de una sola cuenta.  Para crear su cuenta, va a necesitar una computadora con acceso al Internet.  Si no tiene acceso a una computadora, puede visitar la biblioteca pública que le quede más cercana.  Hay también, adjunta, una hoja informativa detallada que debe guardar para su uso como referencia en el futuro.

PowerSchool Parent Portal | Parent Portal Help Desk

If you are having difficulty accessing the site or experiencing other technical issues, please complete the support form.

Please provide your full name, your child's name and grade and as much information about your problem as possible so that we can resolve your issue quickly and route your question to the appropriate person.

 

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WHS MISSION STATEMENT

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.

WHS School Improvement Plan

Policy Reminders

Absences:
After a student returns from any absence they are to report to Mr. Pereira's office (located in the 100s, across from Room 103) between 7:00 and 7:20am.
 
Mr. Pereira will review their absence documentation (doctor’s note, etc.) and issue them a slip to present - with their note - to their teachers. Students must have each teacher sign the slip on the appropriate line, in order to document the rationale behind the absence. At the end of the day, the student is responsible for returning the slip (with all signatures) and documentation to a mailbox in the main office designated for this purpose.
 
NOTE: Absence documentation should come in the form of a note (parental, doctor, court summons - as examples) and within 2 school days (48 hours) of the student's return to school. Phone calls, while appreciated, will not count towards documentation. If you had emailed your child's teachers and/or guidance counselor please print out the email and have your child bring that to Mr. Pereira.
 
Early Dismissal: 

If there is a need for your child to leave school early, please send in a note (including a morning telephone number to confirm dismissal) with your child. They will be issued a yellow dismissal pass from class and you can meet your child in the office. Students should report to the main office before the warning bell for Block 1 to get the dismissal approved. We are hoping to greatly decrease the classroom interruptions that occur when we do not follow this procedure.

Alateen Meetings

Alateen meetings are every Wednesday at 8:21 in the Raynor Conference Room. All students who have a family member or friend affected by alcohol use are welcome.

The Westword

The Westword Online. Student voice of Westhill High School.

Sports Team Photos

If you are interested in purchasing a team photo, please contact Yearbook at 203.968.9658 or Westhill.yearbook@gmail.com. Athletes may come to room 202B for an order form.