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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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L1: 200s, 300s, Art, Ag

L2: 100s,  400s

L3: 500s, 600s & Gym

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

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Period Time
Homeroom 7:25-8:10
1 8:15-8:53
2 8:58-9:36
3 9:41-10:19
4 10:24-11:02
5 11:07-12:36
1st Lunch 11:07-11:32
2nd Lunch 11:39-12:04
3rd Lunch 12:11-12:36
6 12:41-1:20
7 1:25-2:05

 

Dear Westhill High School Family Member:

The 2016-2017 school year is upon us.  I hope you had a summer filled with fun and relaxation and are looking eagerly ahead to our new school year.

Our summer has been very productive and we will surely be ready to welcome back all students. Ninth grade orientation will take place on August 31 – we will follow an early release schedule 7:25-11:30am.  All students will report on September 1 – 7:25am -2:05pm.  Once again, please take note of this and plan accordingly.  All grade levels will meet for Periods 1-7 on September 1 and September 2 in an abbreviated schedule after a short orientation in student’s homeroom.  Dismissal again is 2:05 pm.  Lunch service will be available.

  • Telephone Number and Address Changes:  Parents must inform the school immediately of any changes of address or telephone numbers.  The school needs this information not only for routine communications but also for communication of emergency details.  Students for whom we do not have a valid address will not receive their schedule on the first day of school.
  • Telephone Calls to Parents:  The school has an automated telephone machine, programmed daily to leave messages at the homes of students who were absent from one or more classes.  Calls are made during the evening.  Messages of importance are also sent home via our Parent Link System.  I urge you to listen to these communications carefully.
  • School Buses:  The bus stop and travel on the school bus are an extension of Westhill High School.  Any violation of school policy at or in these areas will be disciplined appropriately.  Bus information will be printed in The Advocate late August.
  • PLEASE SEND COMPLETED EMERGENCY CARDS TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 2.  YOUR STUDENT’S HOMEROOM TEACHER WILL COLLECT THEM.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE UPDATED EMERGENCY CARDS FOR EACH STUDENT. 
  • PLEASE RETURN THE SIGNED ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT FORM.
  • A reminder – by now, all 9th grade students should have submitted current health physicals to the nurse and verified their addresses (re-registration) in the Main Office at Westhill High School.
  • SUMMER READING:  A summer reading assignment was made available on www.westhillweb.com.  All students had an English assignment and some had additional summer work for some Advanced Placement courses.  All English classes will begin with assignments based on this summer reading, so it is imperative that it be done.

If your son or daughter will not be attending Westhill High School, please notify us immediately by calling the Data Processing Office at 977-4067.

 

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Camille Figluizzi

Congratulations Juniors and Seniors, you are now eligible to receive a pass to park on Westhill High School grounds. Please read the parking agreement carefully, complete and sign the form, and obtain copies of the necessary documents before coming to campus to obtain a parking sticker. Parking on campus is a privilege that can be denied or revoked by the Administration. Failure to adhere to the rules and regulations below will result in disciplinary action and the possible loss of your parking privileges and other school privileges, i.e. school social events. 

 

Parking passes will be available starting
Monday, August 22nd

Auditions for the 2016 Stamford All-School Musical’s production of “Mary Poppins” will be held on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9, at Rippowam Middle School from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Now in its 10th year, the Stamford All-School musical is an after school musical theater program is open to all Stamford students or residents in grades 5 through 12. For the first time, interested students can sign up to attend an audition workshop, hosted by Broadway performer Arbender Robinson along with Director Linda Duci and Musical Director Christopher Rich. The goal of the workshop is to focus on the singing component of the audition. The workshop will be held on Monday, August 29, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Rippowam Middle School. To register for the audition workshop, an audition, or for more information, visit www.stamfordallschoolmusical.org or call (203) 569-1242. Read more: http://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/node/55733

Math

AP Calculus AB/BC summer packets are only available as a hardcopy in the main office and are not posted online.  

There is no summer packet for CP Calculus.

 

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.

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

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

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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

The attendance policy has changed beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

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 as soon as possible upon the student's return to school. Phone calls and emails, while appreciated, will not count towards documentation.
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.

Homegames

Westhill's 2016-17 Athletic Schedule

  • Sat, 9/3 V B  Soccer Stamford (Scrim.) Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 10 am   
  • Mon, 9/5 V G Volleyball Notre Dame-Fairfield (Scrim.) Home - WHS - Main Gym @ 9:30 am   
  • Fri, 9/9 V Field Hockey Norwalk Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Fri, 9/9 JV Field Hockey Norwalk Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 5:30 pm   
  • Sat, 9/10 V Football Greenwich Home - WHS Football Field @ 3 pm   
  • Sat, 9/10 FR B  Soccer Wilton Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 1:30 pm   
  • Sat, 9/10 V G Soccer Wilton Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 3 pm   
  • Sat, 9/10 JV G Soccer Wilton Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 4:30 pm   
  • Mon, 9/12 JV Football Greenwich Home - WHS Football Field @ 4 pm   
  • Mon, 9/12 V B  Soccer Bridgeport Central Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Mon, 9/12 JV B  Soccer Bridgeport Central Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 5:30 pm   
  • Mon, 9/12 FR Field Hockey Ridgefield Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Tue, 9/13 FR G Volleyball Stamford Home - WHS - New Gym @ 4 pm   
  • Wed, 9/14 V B  Soccer Danbury Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Wed, 9/14 JV B  Soccer Danbury Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 5:30 pm   
  • Wed, 9/14 V G Swimming and Diving Greenwich Home - WHS Pool @ 4 pm   
  • Thu, 9/15 FR Football Greenwich Home - Rippowam Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Thu, 9/15 FR Football Bridgeport Central Home - Rippowam Turf Field @ 4 pm   
  • Thu, 9/15 FR G Soccer Danbury Home @ 4 pm   
  • Fri, 9/16 FR G Volleyball Wilton Home - WHS New Gym @ 4 pm   
  • Sat, 9/17 FR B  Soccer Greenwich Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 11:00 am   
  • Sat, 9/17 V G Soccer Greenwich Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 12 pm   
  • Sat, 9/17 JV G Soccer Greenwich Home - WHS Front Turf Field @ 10 am 

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.