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: 100s, 400s, Art

L2: 200s,  300s, AgSci

L3: 500s, 600s & Gym

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Sean Otterspoor
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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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Parent Portal Accounts 

  • Middle and high school parents, who already have accounts, will be able to use last year’s log on credentials to access the portal.
  • Parents of students entering sixth grade or those who are new to the district should receive their credentials in the mail in the next two weeks. The mailing will include access credentials and a brochure with step-by-step directions.
  • Parents who have questions should call their child’s school directly and ask to speak with the Parent Facilitator.
  • Parents with PowerSchool Portal password problems should open a help desk ticket. Please include your name, child's name, grade and student ID number.

 

Student Portal Accounts

  • All WHS students have personal portal accounts. Information on accessing your portal account was emailed to your @stamfordpublicschools.org gmail.
  • Student's requiring a PowerSchool portal password reset should email sotterspoor@stamfordpublicschools.org from their school gmail account with the subject "PowerSchool Password Reset".

To maintain access to WHS computer systems including wifi all students must return a signed copy of this agreement to their English teacher by October 19th. 

Class of 2017! Welcome to an epic year! Congratulations to all of you for making it this far. Let’s not lose sight now that there is still work to be done. Be mindful of your attendance, check in with your guidance counselors to make sure you’re meeting all graduation requirements, and review this very important information

Westhill offers a “Senior Dues Package” to cover ALL Senior year expenses (except Prom tickets, which will go on sale in late April). This packageeliminates the need to pay for the following items separately – and at greater cost – over the course of an already-hectic year:

 

Dues are payable now by bringing the completed form AND payment to Mrs. Grant or Ms. Tobin as indicated under item 8 on the form.Dues will ALSO be accepted DURING Open House on Wednesday, October 19. Come to our table in the MEDIA CENTER starting at 6pm until the end of the evening. 

 

Westhill High School Financial Aid Night will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in the Media Center

A presentation will be given by Diana M. Draper, Director of Financial Aid at Fairfield University.

Diana will review the application process and help guide you through Financing a Higher Education.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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

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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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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 and students. 

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). 

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.
 
 
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

  • Mon 9/26 - JV Football vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
  • Mon 9/26 - V Girls Soccer vs. Trinity @ 4:00pm
  • Mon 9/26 - V Girls Volleyball vs. Brien McMahon @ 5:30pm
  • Mon 9/26 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Brien McMahon @ 4:00pm
  • Tues 9/27 - V Field Hockey vs. Darien @ 4:00pm
  • Tues 9/27 - JV Field Hockey vs. Darien @ 5:30pm
  • Wed 9/28 - V Boys Soccer vs. New Canaan @ 4:00pm
  • Wed 9/28 - JV Boys Soccer vs. New Canaan @ 5:30pm
  • Wed 9/28 - V Girls Volleyball vs. Fairfield Warde @ 5:30pm
  • Wed 9/28 - JV Girls volleyball vs. Fairfield Warde @ 4:00pm
  • Fri 9/30 - V Girls Volleyball vs. Trinity @ 5:30pm
  • Fri 9/30 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Trinity @ 4:00pm
  • Sat 10/1 - V Football vs. New Canaan @ 2:30pm
  • Sat 10/1 - FR Boys Soccer vs. Staples @ 11:00am

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.

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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.