Weekly Community Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that you are all doing well! The arrival of 4th quarter seems to coincide with the arrival of Spring, and I hope that you have been able to enjoy the weather. We certainly have a packed schedule this Spring with a variety of events including an outdoor Theater Performance, Athletic Contests, an outdoor Band Event, and many more. Please make sure to check out the website to see when these are happening!

As you will see below, there is a lot of information. Please take the time to check it out. One thing I wanted to directly address is graduation. I understand that graduation was originally scheduled for June 8th and that some of you may have already planned around that date. With Eagle Bank Arena becoming a vaccination site, we had to change venues and wanted something that could accommodate a large crowd and could provide a level of “day-of” certainty. Jiffy Lube was Live was the best option to accomodate our size while trying to include as many family members as possible. We are one of the fortunate schools that was able to keep a date so close to our original, but it still will not be the same as our first date. Instead, graduation will be the following afternoon, Wednesday, June 9th. I hope you understand our thought process and I appreciate your flexibility. We are doing our absolute best to provide a great senior experience for the remainder of the year and graduation is a big part of that. 

I hope that you all have had a fantastic weekend and are ready to kick off a great week! I hope that you all have been able to enjoy a fantastic weekend! As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8.  

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

Graduation

Graduation will be held Wednesday, June 9th, at 2:00pm at Jiffy Lube Live. We will have more information forthcoming as it gets closer but I wanted to get you the date and time as soon as possible. 

Grading Updates

As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year.

FCPS is adjusting our grading policy for the 2020-21school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • Use of No Mark, “NM”, instead of “F” grades for all courses. This will be automatically applied for any course in which a student receives an “F.”
  • Allowing high school students to select a mark of “P” for pass for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. As referenced above, for the 2020-21 school year, final marks of “F” will automatically receive a No Mark, “NM.” 

Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Request Form will be available in ParentVue and mailed home to all families who have not selected “go paperless” on April 19th. Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass - No Mark status. Additional information including considerations for postsecondary opportunities and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

 

PSAT 10 Information for Parents & Students—Monday, April 19, 2021

For those 10th graders that are registered for the upcoming PSAT 10, the students will receive all test day details in an email from Susan Fox (safox@fcps.edu) on Tuesday, April 13th in their @fcpsschools.net account. Please remind them to check it as it will include their test location. The PSAT 10 Testing Page--Westfield includes general information for test day as well.

Please note that we are not able to accept any walk-up registrations.

 

May SOL Testing—Save the Date

Monday, May 3rd—Reading SOL

Monday, May 10th—Math SOLs

Monday, May 17th—Science SOLs

If your student requires testing, parents and students will receive an email from Susan Fox (safox@fcps.edu) on Tuesday, April 13th with the details and flexibilities for this school year. A google form response is needed by Friday, April 23rd.

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Power is Back!

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Good Morning Bulldog Families—

 

We are excited to update you that the power is up and running here at Westfield! We will be able to carry on school as usual for the remainder of the day. Please give us a little bit of grace this morning as our internet reloads, but your student should be able to access class virtually by 8:30am.

 

Thank you for your flexibility, and Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

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Power Outage April 6th 2021

GovDelivery 5 days 19 hours ago

Good Morning Bulldog Families—

 

This morning we are experiencing some power outages within the community, to include Westfield High School. At this point, we are still planning on opening school today. For those who still intend to have their students attend, we will have lunches available and ready. Learning might look a little bit different in the virtual environment and we are working to having resources available. Please be sure to check Schoology.

 

As we get more information I will make sure to pass it along to you as well. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Antonio DiBari  | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

Message from the Principal

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that you all are already enjoying your Spring Break! While we close out the 3rd quarter, my hope is that we can take the opportunity to enjoy this week and use it to rejuvenate as we look towards the home stretch of the 4th quarter. We hope that everyone can relax, decompress, and disconnect from school technology, and focus their time on doing things that bring them joy. We are hopeful that this will allow families to have meaningful time with their children over spring vacation while also giving our teachers and staff the much deserved opportunity to recharge. Children and adults need breaks from the many demands of school life and a healthy balance is critical to everyone’s well-being. We are in this together, and need to support each other!

If you make plans to travel, please consider the following information:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID-19 test results for either domestic or international travel.
  • Upon returning, any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 

Once we return from Spring Break I will have more updates for you all surrounding things such as grading changes, event capacities, and event dates. However, I would like for you all to take this opportunity to disconnect, and I sincerely hope that you have an incredible Spring Break. 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony

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Message from the Principal

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Dear Bulldog Family-

It has been another great week here at Westfield High School! Students were able to take advantage of their catch-up days and make sure that they were set up for success going into the end of the third quarte. Please remind your students to finish strong as this upcoming Friday, March 26th is the last day of the third quarter. Remember, this is also an early release day for students.  The bell schedule can be found on our website here: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedules.  

I know there has been a lot of communication surrounding grading policy changes as well as changes to the school calendar for next year. We are working to put together a presentation to get to you with all of this information and how it may impact your students. In an effort to cause less confusion and efficiently answer all questions, we will wait to distribute that information until we have completed our presentation. If you have immediate questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor and/or administrator. 

Lastly, we have seen the new guidance by both the CDC and Governor Northam. We will continue to wait on direct guidance from FPCS as we look at events for the remainder of the school year, to include senior events such as Graduation. As soon as we have more information we will make sure to get it directly out to you. 

I hope that you all have been able to enjoy a fantastic weekend! As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8.  

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up  and drop-off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below) If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what elementary school you will be coming to get the books.

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus..

If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email me. (jtlesser@fcps.edu)

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Drop-off and Pick-up (Dates & Times)

March 15th

April 19th

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

 1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

 1:13 P.M. DEER PARK ELEMENTARY 

 1:20 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

 1:28 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY 

 1:42 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE 

 1:58 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

 2:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

 2:10 P.M. COATES ES 

 

Ice Dog Hockey Club

The Westfield Ice Dogs Hockey Club is looking for experienced ice hockey players to join the team for the upcoming Spring season!  

Spring teams include current 9th-12th graders, and also current 8th graders who will attend Westfield High School in the Fall.  The Spring team plays an 8-game regular season running from April 5th to June 20th, with most games on Saturday, and is a great opportunity to start building toward the primary Fall/Winter season (which runs from October 2021 - February 2022). 

Please contact faculty sponsor John Baranowski (jebaranowski@fcps.edu) for more information.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Response to Violence Against AAPI

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Good Afternoon Bulldogs,

 

I want to address the increased violence and the fatal shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 16th. I am heartbroken that we have seen yet another incident of violence, harassment, and hate – this time targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The emotions around these heinous acts have certainly left our Asian American & Pacific Islander community with great sadness, anxiety and fear and we are here to support them. As a Bulldog Family, we grieve with the families of the victims as well as our own Asian American & Pacific Islander community.  

 

At Westfield, we denounce all forms of discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic standing, or personal circumstance. We embrace diversity and strive toward a culture where each and every student feels included, seen, and heard. We stand with FCPS and the Response to Increased Violence Against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders  https://www.fcps.edu/response-aapi-harassment. As FCPS has shared, we will work to continue to address all misinformation and xenophobic language that leads to any form of mistreatment of our students, families, and colleagues from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

 

We must stand together and support each other as a Bulldog Community.

 

With Love and Dedication,

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Catch up Days

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Dear Bulldog Family: 

I hope that you are all doing well! We had a great second week of welcoming students that are coming back to the building and are looking to continue to build consistency in the concurrent environment. This is an entirely new environment for teachers, students, and families, and I am incredibly proud of how hard our staff is working to provide the best educational experiences possible for all of our students. It will be difficult at times for sure, but please know that we are doing and trying everything we can do to support you all!

For this week, we have a couple of things to look at. There is more information on these below as well. First, we will have our “Catch-Up” days this week on Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th. Please encourage your students to take full advantage of these days as the 3rd Quarter closes on Friday, March 26th. Additionally, we have shifted our bell schedule slightly to maximize instructional time. There are no changes to the start and end times for the school day, only to the lunch and class schedules. You should have seen previous communication about this via Schoology and there is additional information found here on our website as well: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedules

I hope that you all have an incredible week! Make sure to check out Westfield Live to stream events going on during the week and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or feedback.  

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Catch Up Days 

“Catch Up Days” will be held on March 16th and 17th. Like previous catchup days, they will be synchronous instruction days. All students will follow their regular schedule and teachers will take attendance. Teachers will give no new content on “catch up days”. Teachers will be available to provide students with missed assessments to make up. Teachers may also use these days to help students catch up on notes or activities from missed lessons.

 

Ice Dog Hockey Club

The Westfield Ice Dogs Hockey Club is looking for experienced ice hockey players to join the team for the upcoming Spring season!  

Spring teams include current 9th-12th graders, and also current 8th graders who will attend Westfield High School in the Fall.  The Spring team plays an 8-game regular season running from April 5th to June 20th, with most games on Saturday, and is a great opportunity to start building toward the primary Fall/Winter season (which runs from October 2021 - February 2022). 

Please contact faculty sponsor John Baranowski (jebaranowski@fcps.edu) for more information.

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up and drop-off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below) If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what elementary school you will be coming to get the books.

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus.

If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email the librarian, Mrs. Lesser (jtlesser@fcps.edu).

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Drop-off and Pick-up (Dates & Times)

March 15th

April 19th

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

1:13 P.M. DEER PARK ELEMENTARY 

1:20 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

1:28 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY 

1:42 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE 

1:58 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

2:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

2:10 P.M. COATES ES

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: PTSA Mulch Sale Extended

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Mulch Sale Extended to Saturday March 13!! Last call-only 3 days left!!

We have a limited number of bags of mulch still available for delivery on Saturday, March 20th. 

For only $5.40 per bag, the mulch will be delivered directly to your driveway - no hassle, no mulch in your car! 

Visit:  https://wfptsa.myshopify.com

Spring is here….get your yard spruced up with our great mulch and support your PTSA & the Class of 2021!

 

 

Tell your Westfield friends to subscribe to News You Choose “Westfield High School PTSA”  Follow this LINK to subscribe. 

Like us on Facebook “Westfield High School PTSA”

Follow us on Twitter: @WestfieldPtsa

Any questions?  Contact Bonnie Donnelly HERE

Go Bulldogs!

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE NEW PRINCIPAL: Return to In-Person Learning

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Dear Parents and Guardians: 

I am incredibly honored and humbled to introduce myself as the new, proud Principal of Westfield High School! I look forward to working closely with the community to continue Westfield’s tradition of excellence while also pushing ourselves into the future. This type of work requires a strong partnership between school, students, families, and all community members. Please know that as a school we will be invested in these relationships and will frequently reach out to you for your feedback and ideas.  To that end, I will be hosting a virtual “Meet and Greet” this week, Tuesday, March 9th, starting at 6:30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to get to know me better and also give me some feedback on your experiences at Westfield.  We will be sending out access information for this event tomorrow, Monday March 8th

This week was a great first week of welcoming some of our 9th and 12th grade students back to our building. While it is certainly not an ideal environment, our faculty and staff have been working incredibly hard to provide the best instructional experiences possible for all students, both virtual and in person. It is important to remember that none of us have been in this type of learning environment before, and that there will be situations that we haven’t seen or experienced. Please stand alongside us as we work through this time and do what we can to support students. We are a Bulldog family and this is a new journey for all of us; together we will make it great.

I look forward to seeing and meeting you on Tuesday!

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Important Upcoming Dates:

March 8: Student Holiday

March 9: Principal Meet and Greet

March 15 & 22: English 11 Writing SOL Testing

March 26: End of 3rd Quarter (Early Release)

March 29-April 2: Spring Break

 

Updates for Students Remaining Virtual: 

Many of our students will remain virtual this year while some of our students return to in-person learning soon.  Virtual learners are a vital part of our school community and we are excited to see you participate in all activities and athletics that Westfield offers.  On March 9th, teachers will be teaching from the building, and in some cases from home, to students who are in the building and at home at the same time.  FCPS refers to this as Concurrent Instruction.  In the first few days of concurrent learning, in person and virtual learners will be adjusting to this new way of learning and building routines and new expectations.  Teachers will use technology in the classroom to ensure that students at home and at school can access materials and information. 

Here are some tips for our virtual learners:

  • Log on to your BBCU or Google Meet during every class time, following our updated bell schedule – School starts at 8:20 and ends at 2:50.  You’ll have your break for lunch at home based on your 5th or 6th period class.
  • Listen carefully for instructions – During class time your teacher may have you work in breakout rooms on a task while they work with learners in person, then swap tasks so the in person learners work on a task while the teacher meets you in a breakout room.  Be sure to listen so you know what work to complete and where. 
  • Ask questions – You might use a different method to get your teacher's attention when they are working with in person learners.  Listen carefully for instructions of how they want you to ask questions.  You may need to raise your hand (in the virtual classroom) or turn on the microphone to ask your question rather than typing in the chat.
  • Teachers will use a variety of different technology – In some cases, your teacher will ask you to turn on your microphone and ask questions or answer questions and the students in the room will raise their hands and answer.  Sometimes your teacher will paraphrase or repeat what is said so all learners, at home and at school, hear the question or answer.  You might see your teachers’ face on camera, a screen shared or even see a teacher pointing a camera at the class or a demonstration. 
  • Collaboration with your peers- Working on group projects and engaging with your peers will continue. You are still a member of your class community! You may be paired with an in person student to work collaboratively in a google slide deck, Jamboard, responding to peer Flipgrids and other collaborative work.
  • Classroom monitors may be present in some of your classes. A monitor will be in a classroom when a teacher is instructing virtually from home. If a teacher will be teaching virtually, a classroom monitor will be present to support in-person students in the classroom. The teacher and the students at home will still log into Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) or Google Meet. In-person students will be in the classroom and BBCU or Google Meet will be projected to interact with the teacher and classmates while engaging in learning.

 

Welcome Back to In Person Learning Westfield is excited to welcome back students to the building.  In order to prepare for this exciting time, we have provided some detailed information below in regards to procedures for returning in person. 

On March 9, 2021,  we will continue welcoming students back as our 10th and 11th grade students at Westfield High School who have elected to return to in-person learning will start to return to the building.  Students with the last names A-K, have their in-person school days on Tuesdays  and Wednesdays.   Students with the last names L-Z, have their in-person school days on Thursdays  and Fridays.

 Bus Transportation & School Meals:

  • Transportation To/From School:  Bus stops will be posted in SIS Student Vue & Parent Vue the week before students are scheduled to return to in person.
  •  Meals at School:  Breakfast & Lunch will be available at no cost in the cafeteria daily. Students will be required to maintain social distancing in the cafeteria at all times.

Safety Measures:

  • Students must wear their masks over their nose and mouth while at school, all day.  Please ensure that students have extra masks in their backpacks.
  • Students must distance themselves from their peers and staff by 6 feet at all times.
  • Student desks in classrooms are set up to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well and it is important that students take care of their own personal safety.
  • Numerous hallways are one way only, so the building might look a little different to students. 

Outside Food:

As an additional safety precaution, we will not accept any food or beverage deliveries at our school to include parent drop off, fast food or local delivery services.  We are continuing to limit the number of visitors entering our building, as well as minimize office staff handling outside packages.

At this time, lunch is available at no charge from our cafeteria or your student can bring their lunch from home.   

Health Screening Commitment Form:

Parents or guardians who chose in-person learning for their child are required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning. This document indicates the parent or guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. The commitment form is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Additional information is available at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document.

Medication Drop Off:

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form.

Please make sure that the medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container that includes over the counter medications.

Please make sure the medication is not expired.

Student Parking:

In preparation for students returning to in-person learning, the Westfield Security Team has finalized our process for those wanting to obtain a parking pass. The dates as outlined in this process are based on a Group 8 return to school of March 2, 2021 and are subject to change per decisions made by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  Additional information can be found on the Westfield Student Parking Website.

The following important items should be noted:

  • Parking hang tags will only be distributed to Westfield seniors, juniors, and sophomores who are verified as having opted for in-person learning AND whose intended primary mode of transportation is driving themselves.
  • Fees for obtaining a hang tag for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year are waived. Reinstatement of fees for subsequent years are at the discretion of FCPS.
  • Parking spaces are randomly assigned.
  • Parking remains a privilege and not a right; therefore, it is not guaranteed. It will be based on space availability as determined by FCPS and the on-site Safety and Security Specialist.
  • We cannot process applications for students who do not currently have a driver’s license, or for those who are not chosen for in-person learning.
  • If a student obtains a driver’s license at a later date or selects in-person learning at a later date, there will still be opportunities to apply for parking at that time.
  • It is mandatory that both student and parent or guardian complete the application process together (estimated time 20-30 minutes).

Please direct any questions to Safety and Security Assistant, Amy Coots at Acoots1@fcps.edu.

  2021 STUDENT PEACE AWARDS

Students from 24 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2021 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Recipients will be recognized at a virtual reception in March.

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County were begun in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.

Westfield recipients are:

Westfield Minds Matter, Westfield High School works to change the school culture regarding mental health. Group members have organized open conversations about mental health to increase help-seeking behavior, promote connections, and increase healthy habits and coping skills. They established a teacher and administrator mental health panel in the hope that their concerns will be addressed by adults outside of their meetings. They are also working to ensure students have access to needed resources for mental health.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Athletics and PTSA Mulch Day Sale

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Please see the latest information below on athletics and a reminder about ordering Mulch to support the Westfield PTSA and the Class of 2021 All Night Grad Party.

 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1, Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

VARSITY FOOTBALL

We have received several questions regarding attendance at athletic events.  I would first like to address our  Varsity Football Game vs Lake Braddock Friday Feb 26, 2021 at 7pm.  Currently, for all Away Varsity Football we are allowed 60 spectators.  You must have a ticket to enter.  Tickets have been distributed this week via the Varsity Football Program/Activities office.  Please do not show up to the game if you do not have a ticket.  You will be turned away due to spectator limitations per the Governor’s order.  No passes of any kind will be honored. 

You can watch this week’s Varsity Football Game vs Lake Braddock on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeBraddockAthleticLeadershipBroadcasting

 

For those with a ticket, gates will open at 6:30pm, admission fee is $5.  Kick off is 7pm. Masks must be worn at all times, no re-entry still applies and there will be limited (if any) concessions. Social distancing of 6ft at the event is expected.    Please continue to check our athletic website for spectator updates:  www.westfieldathletics.org 

MULCH SALE

The Westfield PTSA Mulch Sale is underway - the deadline to order is March 6th!  Don’t delay! 

 

Here’s the link to order:  https://wfptsa.myshopify.com

 

Delivery Dates:  Sat, March 13th & Sat, March 20th - You will be notified by email which date your mulch will be delivered.  

Price per bag:  $5.25 is paying by cash/check; $5.40 if paying by credit card or PayPal

Minimum for delivery:  15 bags

Bags Available:  13,700 total - we are more than 60% sold out!  

Size of Bags:  3 cubic feet

Color of Mulch:  Dark Brown

Delivery Area:  Westfield High School Boundaries Only; Bags will be placed on the driveway in the FRONT OF THE HOUSE only.  

Delivery by Meadows Farms employees/trucks - Students are not allowed to deliver mulch due to COVID restrictions. 

Mulch Spreading - Not allowed at this point due to COVID restrictions.

 

Thank you for your support of the Westfield PTSA

and the Class of 2021’s All Night Graduation Party! 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - MULCH SALE

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Good Morning Westfield Families - 

 

The Mulch Sale deadline is quickly approaching…..don’t miss out on having your spring mulch bags delivered right to your driveway!  No going to the nursery, no dirty mulch bags in your car - so easy for you! 

 

Sale ends March 6th or when we sell out (and we always sell out!). 

 

The Mulch Sale supports the safe and sober All Night Graduation party for the Class of 2021 - a wonderful event! 

 

https://wfptsa.myshopify.com

 

Here are all the details:

 

  • 3 cu ft high-quality, double shredded mulch is only $5.25 per bag if paying by check, $5.40 per bag if paying by credit card
  • $1.30 of that amount is tax-deductible
  • Minimum order for delivery is 15 bags
  • Delivery limited to the WHS boundary area only
  • Mulch will be delivered on your driveway in the FRONT of the house
  • Delivery dates Sat, 3/13 & Sat, 3/20  
  • Due to COVID restrictions, we are not able to offer mulch spreading at this time 

 

Thank you for your support!

 

All-Night Grad Party / Mulch Committee

The Westfield Class of 2021

Questions?  Please email:  westfieldmulchmindy@gmail.com

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - REOPENING SCHOOL 2/21/2021 UPDATE

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Dear Parents and Guardians: 

Please see the information below for the latest updates as we prepare to return for in person instruction. You will note we have also added information for our students who will continue with online learning. We will be deliberate in our efforts to maintain communications with ALL students. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal 

Region 1, Fairfax County Public School

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Important Upcoming Dates:

February 22: WIDA Testing & Freshman/New Student Orientation

February 23: Spanish-Speaking Parents/Guardians Town Hall - 6:00 pm

February 23: Parents/Guardians Town Hall - 7:30 pm

March 2: Concurrent Instruction begins (In Person Learning & Virtual Learning)

March 5: 2 hour early release schedule

March 8: Student Holiday

March 15 & 22: English 11 Writing SOL Testing

March 26: End of 3rd Quarter

March 29-April 2: Spring Break

 

Updates for Students Remaining Virtual: 

Many of our students will remain virtual this year while some of our students return to in-person learning soon.  Virtual learners are a vital part of our school community and we are excited to see you participate in all activities and athletics that Westfield offers.  On March 2nd and March 9th, teachers will be teaching from the building, and in some cases from home, to students who are in the building and at home at the same time.  FCPS refers to this as Concurrent Instruction.  In the first few days of concurrent learning, in person and virtual learners will be adjusting to this new way of learning and building routines and new expectations.  Teachers will use technology in the classroom to ensure that students at home and at school can access materials and information. 

Here are some tips for our virtual learners:

  • Log on to your BBCU or Google Meet during every class time, following our updated bell schedule – School starts at 8:20 and ends at 2:50.  You’ll have your break for lunch at home based on your 5th or 6th period class.
  • Listen carefully for instructions – during class time your teacher may have you work in breakout rooms on a task while they work with learners in person, then swap tasks so the in person learners work on a task while the teacher meets you in a breakout room.  Be sure to listen so you know what work to complete and where. 
  • Ask questions – you might use a different method to get your teacher's attention when they are working with in person learners.  Listen carefully for instructions of how they want you to ask questions.  You may need to raise your hand (in the virtual classroom) or turn on the microphone to ask your question rather than typing in the chat.
  • Teachers will use a variety of different technology – in some cases, your teacher will ask you to turn on your microphone and ask questions or answer questions and the students in the room will raise their hands and answer.  Sometimes your teacher will paraphrase or repeat what is said so all learners, at home and at school, hear the question or answer.  You might see your teachers’ face on camera, a screen shared or even see a teacher pointing a camera at the class or a demonstration. 
  • Collaboration with your peers- Working on group projects and engaging with your peers will continue. You are still a member of your class community! You may be paired with an in person student to work collaboratively in a google slide deck, Jamboard, responding to peer Flipgrids and other collaborative work.

Classroom monitors may be present in some of your classes. A monitor will be in a classroom when a teacher is instructing virtually from home. If a teacher will be teaching virtually, a classroom monitor will be present to support in-person students in the classroom. The teacher and the students at home will still log into Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) or Google Meet. In-person students will be in the classroom and BBCU or Google Meet will be projected to interact with the teacher and classmates while engaging in learning.

 

Welcome Back to In Person Learning 

Westfield is excited to welcome back students to the building.  In order to prepare for this exciting time, we have provided some detailed information below in regards to procedures for returning in person. 

On March 2, 2021,  our 9th and 12th grade students at Westfield High School who have elected to return to in-person learning will start to return to the building.  Students with the last names A-K, have their in-person school days on Tuesdays  and Wednesdays.   Students with the last names L-Z, have their in-person school days on Thursdays  and Fridays.

On March 9, 2021,  our 10th and 11th grade students at Westfield High School who have elected to return to in-person learning will start to return to the building with the 9th and 12th graders.  Students with the last names A-K, have their in-person school days on Tuesdays  and Wednesdays.   Students with the last names L-Z, have their in-person school days on Thursdays  and Fridays.

 

Bus Transportation & School Meals:

  • Transportation To/From School:  Bus stops will be posted in SIS Student Vue & Parent Vue the week before students are scheduled to return to in person.
  •  Meals at School:  Breakfast & Lunch will be available at no cost in the cafeteria daily. Students will be required to maintain social distancing in the cafeteria at all times.

 

Safety Measures:

  • Students must wear their masks over their nose and mouth while at school, all day.  Please ensure that students have extra masks in their backpacks.
  • Students must distance themselves from their peers and staff by 6 feet at all times.
  • Student desks in classrooms are set up to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well and it is important that students take care of their own personal safety.
  • Numerous hallways are one way only, so the building might look a little different to students. 

 

Health Screening Commitment Form:

Parents or guardians who chose in-person learning for their child are required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning. This document indicates the parent or guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. The commitment form is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Additional information is available at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document.

 

Medication Drop Off:

Our clinic will be open for parents to drop off medications, February 23- February 26th from 8:30am to 2:30pm daily.

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form.

Please make sure that the medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container that includes over the counter medications.

Please make sure the medication is not expired.

 

Student Parking:

In preparation for students returning to in-person learning, the Westfield Security Team has finalized our process for those wanting to obtain a parking pass. The dates as outlined in this process are based on a Group 8 return to school of March 2, 2021 and are subject to change per decisions made by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  Additional information can be found on the Westfield Student Parking Website.

The following important items should be noted:

  • Parking hang tags will only be distributed to Westfield seniors, juniors, and sophomores who are verified as having opted for in-person learning AND whose intended primary mode of transportation is driving themselves.
  • Fees for obtaining a hang tag for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year are waived. Reinstatement of fees for subsequent years are at the discretion of FCPS.
  • Parking spaces are randomly assigned.
  • Parking remains a privilege and not a right; therefore, it is not guaranteed. It will be based on space availability as determined by FCPS and the on-site Safety and Security Specialist.
  • We cannot process applications for students who do not currently have a driver’s license, or for those who are not chosen for in-person learning.
  • If a student obtains a driver’s license at a later date or selects in-person learning at a later date, there will still be opportunities to apply for parking at that time.
  • It is mandatory that both student and parent or guardian complete the application process together (estimated time 20-30 minutes).

Please direct any questions to Safety and Security Assistant Amy Coots at Acoots1@fcps.edu.   

 

Freshmen/New Student Orientation:

We realize our current 9th grade students and new students do not know the layout of our building so we are planning a brief orientation to the building on February 22, 2021 from 1:30pm- 3:00pm. Students who registered to attend should check their fcpsschools email account for details.  

 

JOIN US FOR OUR STUDENT DIRECTED VIRTUAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL February 26, 27, 28! We are thrilled to bring you a weekend full of virtual theatre brought to you by the talented students of Westfield Theatre! Plays are directed, designed, and performed by Westfield students and explore issues relevant to our times. Three short plays will run on each performance date and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home! $5 per date, per household (if your whole family is watching together); $2 per date, per student/individual viewer. We strongly encourage purchasing tickets to all three nights so you can support all our directors, actors, and tech crews! Ticket holders will receive a link to the virtual performance as well as a link to the virtual Playbill on the date of performance. Visit our website to purchase your tickets: https://www.westfieldtheatre.com/studentdirected-one-act-festival

For more information about each play, and a full list of directors, tech crews, and ensembles click HERE.

 

2021 STUDENT PEACE AWARDS

Students from 24 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2021 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Recipients will be recognized at a virtual reception in March.

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County were begun in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.

Westfield recipients are:

Westfield Minds Matter, Westfield High School works to change the school culture regarding mental health. Group members have organized open conversations about mental health to increase help-seeking behavior, promote connections, and increase healthy habits and coping skills. They established a teacher and administrator mental health panel in the hope that their concerns will be addressed by adults outside of their meetings. They are also working to ensure students have access to needed resources for mental health.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - REOPENING OF SCHOOL AND MULCH DAYS

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Dear Parents and Guardians: 

Please see the sections below for the latest information on school reopening and other school news. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal 

Region 1, Fairfax County Public School

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

MULCH DAYS

Please see the latest from our PTSA reference Mulch Days here.

 

REOPENING WESTFIELD CALENDAR 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o2QHVvrjIwqytAt4bzrn63Mlx4DGmKOBdSaw45GTuAw/edit

 

INTERVENTIONS 

We are in the process of organizing virtual and in-person interventions for students who are struggling with academics.  Students who meet specific criteria will be invited to attend work sessions targeted to meet their needs and their parents will also be notified.  In addition, all teachers will be scheduling weekly office hours.  If your child needs extra help and isn’t invited to participate in the intervention program, please reach out to their teachers and encourage your student to attend their office hours.  

 

MONDAY CHECK-IN CHANGES EFFECTIVE FEB. 22

Starting on Monday, February 22, students will check-in with their 3rd period teacher from 10-10:30am. The later start time is an effort to boost student participation. As with any class, if your student is unable to check-in please call their sub school to report the reason for the absence.  

 

REQUIREMENT OF PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT FORM

Parents or guardians who chose in-person learning for their child are required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning. This document indicates the parent or guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. The commitment form is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Additional information is available at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document.

Parents/guardians who have indicated that their child will attend in-school instruction will receive the commitment form electronically, or via hard copy, in their preferred correspondence language. Parents/guardians may choose to provide their response electronically or they may choose to return a hard copy form with their signature. When the form is returned in hard copy, staff will be required to manually update the receipt of this information in SIS on the Return to School tab and to file the original commitment form in the student’s health portion of the cumulative file.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - REOPENING WESTFIELD

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope you are having a good week. For your planning purposes, please use this link to access our calendar with the next four weeks of school events as we prepare to reopen Westfield.

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS! 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1, Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

 

Bell Schedule

Starting Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Westfield High School will implement a new bell schedule. Please review this bell schedule will be applicable to both in person and online learners for the remainder of the school year. Lunch times are assigned based on the content of your student’s course during 5th and 6th periods. 

 

Regular Bell Schedule

A Day

B Day

 

Period 1  8:20 – 9:40

Includes Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Silence

 

Period 2 8:20 - 9:40

Includes Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Silence

Period 3 9:50 - 11:05

Period 4  9:50 - 11:05

 

Period 5 11:15 – 1:20

 

A Lunch 11:10-11:40

A Class 11:45 – 1:20

(English, Fine/Visual/Performing Arts)

 

B Class 11:15 – 11:40

B Lunch 11: 43 – 12:13

B Class 12:16 – 1:20

(Math, CTE, Leadership)

 

C Class 11:15 – 12:14

C Lunch 12:17 – 12:47

C Class 12:50 – 1:20

(Social Studies, World Languages)

 

D Class 11:15 – 12:45

D Lunch 12:50 – 1:20

(Science, Health & PE, ESOL, Spec. Ed)  

 

Period 6 11:15 – 1:20

 

A Lunch 11:10-11:40

A Class 11:45 – 1:20

(English, Fine/Visual/Performing Arts)

 

B Class 11:15 – 11:40

B Lunch 11: 43 – 12:13

B Class 12:16 – 1:20

(Math, CTE, Leadership)

 

C Class 11:15 – 12:14

C Lunch 12:17 – 12:47

C Class 12:50 – 1:20

(Social Studies, World Languages)

 

D Class 11:15 – 12:45

D Lunch 12:50 – 1:20

(Science, Health & PE, ESOL, Spec. Ed) 

 

Period 7 1:30 – 2:50

Includes afternoon announcements

 

Period 8 1:30 – 2:50

Includes afternoon announcements 

President’s Day

Monday February 15th, 2021 is a holiday for both students and staff in honor of President’s Day. Enjoy the long weekend. 

Eagle Scout

Please join me in congratulating Megan Staton who recently passed her Eagle Board  and was granted the title Eagle Scout. For her project, she refurbished the Westfield Lecture Hall. In this work, she repainted walls, added black and gold striping, and reframed and mounted class photos of all of our graduated classes. She did not do this work alone. As a leader, she led 23 adolescents and adults in this work which was done over 130 collective hours. 

Megan is a senior and a founding member of Boy Scouts Troop 893G. She has served in leadership positions as a patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

REQUIREMENT OF PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT FORM

Parents or guardians who chose in-person learning for their child are required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning. This document indicates the parent or guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. The commitment form is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Additional information is available at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document.

Parents/guardians who have indicated that their child will attend in-school instruction will receive the commitment form electronically, or via hard copy, in their preferred correspondence language. Parents/guardians may choose to provide their response electronically or they may choose to return a hard copy form with their signature. When the form is returned in hard copy, staff will be required to manually update the receipt of this information in SIS on the Return to School tab and to file the original commitment form in the student’s health portion of the cumulative file.

Classroom Monitors

Fairfax County Public Schools is searching for individuals to serve as classroom monitors. School administrators will conduct virtual interviews with candidates at a virtual job fair for classroom monitors on Friday, February 12. 

Individuals interested in becoming a part of a dynamic and diverse community are encouraged to register to attend one or both events. The Middle and High School Event is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. and the Elementary School Event is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Curbside Library Book Delivery Today

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Curbside Library Book Delivery

February 8, 2021

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood today. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before drop off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to the elementary school closest to your house today. If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what school you will be picking them up at.

No need to get a ride anywhere -- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks that need to be turned in, bring them to us.

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Here are the bus schedules:

Bus 1

12:47 P.M.   Airline PW & Clubhouse

1:12 P.M.     Floris Elementary School

1:29 P.M.     McNair Elementary School

1:44 P.M.     Coates Elementary School

 

Bus 2

12:47P.M.     Cub Run Elementary School

1:03 P.M.      Deer Park Elementary School

1:20 P.M.      London Towne Elementary School (will be at Door 1)

1:38 P.M.      Virginia Run Elementary School

 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - MULCH DAYS

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Dear Parents and Guardians: Please see the message below from our PTSA. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1, Fairfax County Public School

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Dear Awesome Bulldog Families  - 

There is snow on the ground, but rest assured, spring is just a few short months away!  

Today we are kicking off our Westfield High School Mulch Sale!  Sales will continue through March 6th or until we sell 14,000 bags, whichever comes first.  Order early because we always sell out!  

In the years past, this important fundraiser enabled the PTSA to provide a safe and sober All-Night Grad Party for our Westfield Seniors, as well as other vital PTSA programs.  

This year the PTSA is partnering with Meadows Farms again this year to deliver the mulch.  Rest assured you will still be receiving the exact same, high quality mulch from the same supplier we have used for years.  The mulch will be packaged in Meadows Farms bags.  

There will be two delivery dates this year - Saturday, March 13th & Saturday, March 20th.  You will be notified by March 7th via email which day your mulch will be delivered.  We cannot take requests for a particular delivery date. 

Due to COVID restrictions, we are not able to offer mulch spreading at this time.  If that changes before the delivery dates, we will notify our customers.

Please use our NEW, IMPROVED ordering site to place your order today! 

https://wfptsa.myshopify.com

*Important details:

  • 3 cu ft high-quality, double shredded mulch is only $5.25 per bag if paying by check, $5.40 per bag if paying by credit card
  • $1.35 of that amount is tax-deductible
  • Minimum order for delivery is 15 bags
  • Delivery limited to the WHS boundary area only
  • Mulch will be delivered on your driveway in the FRONT of the house
  • Delivery dates Sat, 3/13 & Sat, 3/20  
  • Due to COVID restrictions, we are not able to offer mulch spreading at this time 

Thank you for your support!

Mulch/ANGP Committee

The Westfield Class of 2021

Questions?  Please email:  westfieldmulchmindy@gmail.com

 

Tell your Westfield friends to subscribe to News You Choose “Westfield High School PTSA”  Follow this LINK to subscribe. 

Like us on Facebook “Westfield High School PTSA”

Follow us on Twitter: @WestfieldPtsa

Any questions?  Contact Bonnie Donnelly HERE

Go Bulldogs!

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT: MRS. XIARA DAVIS

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Please join me in congratulating Xiara Davis who has been promoted to Assistant Principal. She will be the Sub School 4 Principal and instructional leader of our Special Education Department.

 

Mrs. Davis started her career in FCPS 15 years ago at Annandale High School where she worked as a Special Education Teacher. In August 2016, she joined our Special Education Department. At Westfield, Mrs. Davis has had many leadership roles including Special Education Lead Teacher, Chemistry Team Leader, and Special Education Co-Department Chair. For the past three months, Mrs. Davis has served as an Acting Assistant Principal at Westfield. In this role, she led the planning and implementation of our CAT B students’ return to school and support for our CAT B students who continue to learn online.

 

Mrs. Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral Health and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University.  She holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education and a postgraduate professional license with endorsements in Administration and Supervision K-12 and Specific Learning Disabilities K-12.

 

Mrs. Davis is married to a Fairfax County teacher and has four children in LCPS.

 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1, Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - ENJOY THE SNOW

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope you are safely enjoying the first substantial snowfall in our area after many years.


While access to school facilities will be limited, all students will participate in virtual learning. We will continue with our Monday morning student check-in tomorrow (February 1) from 8:00-8:30am. We will update you and our students on changes to the Monday morning check in after we receive final guidance from FCPS leadership. 

We are continuing to plan for our reopening of school. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Fairfax County Public Schools, Region 1

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

FCPS Discontinuation of Temperature Checks

Effective January 22, 2021, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) discontinued required daily temperature checks for students, staff and visitors. This decision was based on:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not currently recommend schools conduct symptom screening for all students in grades K-12 on a routine (e.g. daily) basis.
  • Symptom screening will identify only that a person might be sick, not that the person necessarily has COVID-19.
  • Accuracy of thermometers is limited in extreme temperatures

The CDC recommends that parents, caregivers or guardians, should be strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening and students who are sick should not attend in-person instruction.

While FCPS will no longer be requiring daily temperature checks at bus stops and upon arrival in FCPS facilities, students, staff and visitors will still be required to continue to compete a daily health screening available at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthScreeningQuestionnaire.pdf.

Any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness should stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. Visit https://www.fcps.edu/blog/stop-spread for more information.

 

General Breakfast and Lunch Information

Breakfast and lunch meals are available at no-cost to all students in SY 20-21 (each student is limited to one of each meal per day) and adult meals (or second student meals) are $2.00.

As students return to school, Grab & Go meals will be offered at all locations and student PIN numbers are not needed. FNS will work with schools to implement full-service cafeteria (hot meals with limited a la carte), when schools are ready and FNS staff are able to support.

Free and reduced-price meal eligibility carried over from SY 19-20. Even though meals are no-cost this year to all students, eligibility may be tied to other benefits such as the recent P-EBT. FNS is accepting 20-21 applications online here: https://www.myschoolapps.com and paper applications by mail. Copies of paper applications are available by request.

USDA waivers allow flexibility with meal service times in SY 20-21 and there are no current limitations during the instructional day.

The availability of water is a requirement during meal service periods. Guidance regarding the use of water fountains and refillable containers is posted on the Student Health and Safety Guidance Document.

Vending machines will not be filled when students return. FNS will work with schools to make vending machines accessible to students at a later date.

Menus are currently created weekly and available online here: http://fcps.nutrislice.com/. While FNS cannot control what students bring from home, peanut butter is not currently on menus for in-person instruction.

Meal distribution will continue at Grab & Go and Meal Kit sites and on bus routes. The webpage is kept current here: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - UPDATED RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Last week was my final week as full-time principal of Westfield High School.  Over the next 2-3 weeks, I will split the duties of Interim Principal Westfield and Executive Principal Region 1.  I will remain interim principal until a new Principal is appointed. 

We are developing a new Return to School calendar that we will share with you soonest.  The following are key dates for your planning:

 

Student Groups

Student In-Person Start Dates

 

Intervention Cohorts

 

January 26

Groups 1-4

Selected CTE & SPED

 

February 16

(Start New Bell Schedule)

Group 5

PreK-K & SPED

 

February 23

Group 8 

Grades 9, 12

 

March 2

Group 8 

Grades 10, 11

March 9

 

We are finalizing our intervention plan. This plan provides support for selected students who have struggled in multiple classes.  Students not identified for targeted intervention are encouraged to coordinate directly with their teachers for assistance.

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Executive Principal

Region 1

 

Interim Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

PTSA

 As you know, the Westfield PTSA is a valuable resource for students, staff and our community. They provide scholarships, grants and funding in support of local public-school programs. Our PTSA remains devoted to student academic success and the promotion of family engagement in our schools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please use the information below to sign up and support our PTSA:

 www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

Tell your Westfield friends to subscribe to News You Choose

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Have something about a club, team, or class at Westfield

that you’d like in the News You Choose?

Contact Stephanie Miller, WHS PTSA President

at laxtodca@hotmail.com 

Our next meeting is January 27 at 7:00 pm.  Meeting link to follow!

Go Bulldogs!

 

CURBSIDE LIBRARY BOOK DELIVERY - JANUARY 25, 2021

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before drop off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to the elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon January 25.  No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks that need to be turned in, bring them to us.

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Here are the bus schedules:

Bus 1

12:47 P.M.  Airline PW & Clubhouse

1:12 P.M.     Floris Elementary School

1:29 P.M.     McNair Elementary School

1:44 P.M.     Coates Elementary School

 Bus 2

12:47P.M.     Cub Run Elementary School

1:03 P.M.      Deer Park Elementary School

1:20 P.M.      London Towne Elementary School (will be at Door 1)

1:38 P.M.      Virginia Run Elementary School

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Town Hall Meetings Postponed

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Dear Parents & Guardians,

In the News You Choose message sent on January 3, 2021, I referenced a Reopening Westfield Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm. and a Town Hall Meeting for our parents and guardians who do not speak English on January 21 at 7:00 pm.  

Since the reopening of schools planning remains fluid, we are postponing the January 19 and January 21 Town Hall meetings. They will be rescheduled when we have updated information to share.

 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

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Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

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