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Dear Bulldog Family--
I hope that everybody had a fantastic weekend and is ready for a great week! We are entering the home stretch as we approach the final 3 weeks of the school year. While it seems to be right around the corner, please urge your students to continue to work hard through the end. As a community we have been working so hard during this unique year and we don’t want to trip up at the end! Please make sure you are checking in with your students, and that your students are checking in with teachers and counselors as we get to the finish line.
We had quite the busy week this past week. Whether it was the End of Year Meeting for the class of ‘21, a full slate of athletic events (including Athletic College Commitment Ceremony), and a great weekend of outdoor theater with The Theory of Relativity. We were also incredibly excited to celebrate our Cat B Prom which was a HUGE success. We are starting quick this week by welcoming our future Bulldogs from the Class of 2025 tomorrow afternoon to check out their new home for next year. We also have a lot of athletic events this week as our teams fight to gain position leading into district tournaments. Lastly, we will host our Art Walk on Wednesday (students only).
Below is more specific information. 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.
Proud Principal, Westfield High School
Thank you for participating in our Schoology pilot year. We would like you to take a short survey about your experience. Your answers will help us make any necessary improvements as we prepare all FCPS schools to begin using Schoology in the 2021-22 school year. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.
Please complete the survey by Friday, May 28.
Survey link: Spring Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback
Thank you for your valuable time and important ideas.
There have been updates since our Senior (Class of ‘21) Meeting on Tuesday. Most importantly, we will now be allowed to have 6 tickets per graduate! Below are the most pertinent details and a link to the Meeting Presentation and recording:
Location: Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136)
Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Time: 2:00pm (students arrive at 12:30pm, gates open for guests at 1:00pm)
Tickets: 6 per graduate, to be handed out at the 2nd graduation rehearsal
Presentation Link: Class of '21 EOY Presentation
Meeting Recording Link: Class of '21 EOY Meeting Recording
2021 Summer Reading Westfield Reads!
All Westfield students, teachers, and staff will be reading the same summer book: They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott & Harmony Becker
We hope that you will join us in reading the graphic novel before the first day of next school year! They Called Us Enemy is the first-hand account of a young boy whose family is rounded up into a Japanese-American internment camp in 1942. When we return in the fall there will be opportunities to discuss the novel and participate in a variety of activities in multiple classes.
Westfield’s goal is to keep students reading over the summer, so we understand if you select a book of your own choosing this summer. If you would like some recommendations, please reach out to your English teacher.
Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery
All Books Are Due back to Westfield High School on 28 May 2021
The Westfield High School Library will have our last book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday, 24 May 2021. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.
The only book that we will be checking out is the Westfield Reads book—They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. If you would like a copy of the book, please email me to bring one for you.
The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below).
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..
Remember to wear a mask. We all want to stay healthy.
Westfield High School Library Curbside Book Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule
Date - May 24th
1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY
1:23 P.M. 4 DEER PARK ELEMENTARY
1:40 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1
1:58 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY
2:22 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE
2:48 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY
3:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY
3:20 P.M. COATES ES
Virtual Spring Choir Concert
I want to formally invite you to our Spring Virtual Choir Concert, “We Will Rise,” on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm. The concert will include virtual performances by our 6 choral ensembles, plus our Pyramid Project that features students from our feeder elementary and middle schools. You’ll hear a mix of traditional choral music along side newer pop tunes and some old favorites, all celebrating hope and the resilience of the Human Spirit. The link to join is below.
Wednesday, 26 May · 7:00pm
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cub-kwqw-jxa
We hope you can join us! I know this is a busy time of year for everyone, and videos will be posted following the concert if you are interested and can not make it. Thank you all for your support his year and always!
Kings Dominion Graduation Trip for Seniors*
Kings Dominion Graduation trip for seniors is set for June 11 and links for buying tickets and signing the parent waiver are below!! The price is $42.50 through May 21 and $50 May 22-28 (deadline). It includes the bus ride, park ticket, and one boxed lunch. This will be such a fun day for our seniors!!! We have lots of great raffle prizes planned! Please encourage interested students to sign up early to save money and help with planning (sign up by May 21 to get early access when picking their bus). Students with financial needs can sign up using the free/reduced lunch tab and contact their school counselor to verify . Spring athletes who are worried they might have a game that day can sign up if they want to go and will be given their ticket to use any day this summer if they have a game that day and cannot go (June 11)
Ticket Link: http://tinyurl.com/KDTicket2021
Parent Waiver Link: http://tinyurl.com/KDForms
Topic: FCPS COVID Vaccination Clinics
Information regarding the FCPS COVID vaccination clinics has been sent directly to families from FCPS. Westfield students who have registered to receive their vaccinations are scheduled for Friday, June 4th, at Chantilly High School. If you have questions regarding the clinics, please visit this FCPS website.
Topic: FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted
Please share with your school community.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others.
FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.
Topic: Register to Join May 27 Discussion on Black Mental Health
Join a virtual community discussion about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, Thursday, May 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. All are welcome to join the session that will focus on what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and how to cope with the ongoing difficulties of the pandemic. Strategies on how to adapt to trauma and stress, process life’s big changes, and the importance of self-care will also be discussed.
All are invited to attend. Register for the discussion.
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