MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Schoology, Bootcamp, Laptop Distribution

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

We hope this email finds you and your families well as we count down to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  The first day of the 2020-2021 school year is September 8, 2020. 

 

Schoology - Learning Management System

Westfield HS,Stone MS and London Towne ES are piloting part of Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) during the 2020-2021 school year, Schoology is FCPS’s new learning management system designed to engage with learning materials and our school community.

Schoology is a learning space that enhances face-to-face and distance learning through communication, collaboration, and personalized learning. With Schoology, students can submit homework assignments online, review teacher feedback, participate in interactive discussions, read announcements, take tests, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view:

  • your student’s class, 
  • your student’s participation,
  • teacher comments, and
  • feedback in Schoology.

As a pilot school, we will be using Schoology for as many student assignments and communications as possible, including staff and classroom communication. Our teachers will be participating in professional development so they can create an engaging, student-centered environment for your student. In early September, you and your student will be given login directions and information about how to use Schoology.

We look forward to using Schoology in our classrooms this fall to enhance connectivity and communication across our school.  If you have questions or feedback regarding Schoology, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology

 

Textbook Collection (Reminder)

We had a successful first day of textbook collection on Friday, August 7. Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11 are the next days for students to return their WHS-issued textbooks from the 2019-2020 school year. Please refer here for additional information. If you have questions about the textbook collection, please email Kyle Laspe or Laura Waterman.

 

Freshman Virtual Bootcamp (Class of 2024) 

During the week of August 10, Westfield will host our Freshmen Virtual Bootcamp.  Throughout the week, we will post informative videos on the Westfield High School main page. The goal of the Bootcamp is to acquaint students with staff, the building, Student Activities, and the Technology Team.

By the end of the week, a video with current Westfield students sharing their experiences and FAQs  will be posted. We hope you find these videos helpful and informative. We recognize our freshmen will not have their school owned laptop when the bootcamp is made available; therefore, the presentation will be posted through at least the first quarter and will be accessible anytime. A school owned computer is not required to access the virtual bootcamp.

Later this month, our counselors will host live virtual information sessions for students to introduce themselves and answer any additional questions.

It is important to check the Westfield High School website and your FCPSschools email accounts to stay abreast of updates and information.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Ephraim Hawkins or Cheryl Edwards

 

Laptop Distribution for Rising Freshmen (Class of 2024) and New Students to Westfield

Freshmen and new students to Westfield in grades 10-12 will be assigned a school-owned laptop and charger for use during the school year as part of the FCPSOn program.  

In order to adhere to social distancing requirements, students will be assigned appointments and these appointments will be emailed to their fcpsschools.net email. Students who cannot attend laptop distribution during their scheduled time must follow the instructions in the email they receive to schedule a make-up appointment. To maintain social distancing requirements, we will limit access to the building to those  students with appointments. We respectfully request parents wait for their students outside the building.

Students will enter the school at door 6 (near the tennis courts), reset their passwords if needed, and log in the computer before exiting the building. We estimate this process will take 15 minutes. Students must wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the building. 

The dates, times, and students’ alpha block for laptop distribution are below. Additional information and a map will be posted on the Westfield web page in next week's newsletter. 

 

Date & Time

Student Appointments

Thursday August 20;  1pm-5pm

New students in grades 10-12, 

Freshman with last names San-Z during scheduled individual appointments

Friday August 21; 1pm-5pm 

Freshman with last names Jad-Sam during scheduled individual appointments

Monday August 24; 3pm-7pm

Freshman with last names A-Jac during scheduled individual appointments

Tuesday August 25; 4pm-6pm

Make up date during scheduled individual appointments

 

Laptop Updates for Returning 10-12 Students

Many school owned laptops have not been on the school’s wifi since March and need updates. These updates ensure functionality and access to instruction at the start of the school year. Use the following instructions to remotely update the laptop.  Your student does not need to come on campus to update the laptop. 

  • Plug your laptop in, turn it on and ensure it’s connected to your home internet for at least an hour
  • Restart (not shut down or or sleep) your computer by clicking on the start button, then the power icon and restart.  Your computer will automatically install updates before restarting.

 

School Supplies & Materials for Distance Learning 

Teachers’ syllabi will inform students of the supplies they will need for their classes.  We are offering the following general suggested items for you and your student to consider purchasing before the first class meeting.  

  • Loose Leaf paper
  • Writing Utensils (Pens, Pencils)
  • Binders (Consider organizing for “A” Day Classes and “B” Day Classes)
  • Folders & Spiral Notebooks
  • Headphones or earbuds with a microphone (bluetooth, USB or single 3.5mm jack to connect to the school issued laptop) 

 

Dates, Events, and Points of Contact

Below is our updated dates and events calendar. In next week’s communication, we will provide more details on our laptop distribution for freshmen and new students and other textbook/materials distribution. 

Continue to refer to the FCPS website and Westfield High School website for updated Return to School information.

 

Date

Event 

Point of Contacts for Event 

August

10-12

19-20 Student Item Collection 

Kyle Laspe (kclaspe@fcps.edu) Laura Waterman (lkwaterman@fcps.edu

August

10-13

Senior Portraits

Jessica Naeve (jlnaeve@fcps.edu) Laura Waterman (lkwaterman@fcps.edu

August

10-14

Freshman Orientation Bootcamp (Virtual) 

Cheryl Edwards (CAEdwards@fcps.edu

Ephraim Hawkins (ESHawkins@fcps.edu

August

13

(4:00 PM)

Special Education Session #2

  • Opportunity for our families who have students who receive special education services to meet with the SPED leadership team. 
  • A link will be sent to families prior to 4 PM. 

Meredith Norris (MCNorris@fcps.edu

August

20-21

August

24-25

Laptop Distribution for Freshmen and new students

  • More information is coming. 

Lauren Jones (LMJones@fcps.edu

Carl Roach (CRRoach@fcps.edu

Margaret Sisler (MASisler@fcps.edu)

September 1

Back to School Night for all students (Virtual) 

Sonya Williams (snwilliams1@fcps.edu

September 2

Freshman and New Students Parent Night (Virtual) 

Sonya Williams (snwilliams1@fcps.edu

 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: 2019-20 SY Textbook Collection

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Westfield Families,

We are planning on holding our 2019-2020 textbook collection tomorrow August 7, 2020.  Rain is in the forecast. With that, if there is thunder and lightning, our Westfield staff will have to cease operations for 30 minutes from the most recent thunder/lightning event.  If you are on site during a thunder/lightning delay, please remain in your car.   The hours for drop-off are still 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM.  We will not go past 10:00 AM .  

As a reminder there are two more drop off dates on the schedule for next week:  Monday Aug 10th from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and Tuesday Aug 11th from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - REOPENING SCHOOL EVENTS

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Dear Parents and Guardians: 

As we prepare to start the 2020-2021 school year, we will update you at least weekly on upcoming events.  The following is the first of the emails you will receive.  

Virtual Bell Schedule 

Below you will find the approved bell schedule for all FCPS high schools. We will follow an A/B day schedule Tuesday-Friday. Mondays are reserved for office hours and additional intervention support for students. In the coming weeks, you will receive more information regarding the 3rd period Social Emotional Learning (SEL)/Advisory/Intervention time. 

Students will receive their course schedules by September 2nd via StudentVue. You and your student can see the schedule on ParentVue and StudentVue, respectively. 

 

Period

Times

Minutes

1/2

8:10 - 9:30

80

3/4 SEL/Advisory/

Intervention in 3rd period 

9:45 - 11:05

80

Lunch

11:15 - 11:50

35

5/6

12:00 - 1:20

80

7/8

1:35 - 2:55

80

 

Freshman Students & Parents (Class of 2024)

The virtual Freshman Orientation Bootcamp is August 10-14. In preparation for the bootcamp, please work with your student to complete the survey using the following link (https://forms.gle/D3etiAwxYyjfjLUj6) to assist with our planning. 

The virtual Freshman and New Student Parent Night is September 2. This is an opportunity to meet me and pose questions about Westfield and the 2020-2021 school year.

Collection of Items from 2019-2020 School Year

With the exception of members of the class of 2020 and students not returning to Westfield, we did not collect textbooks and other school property in June.  The following information outlines our collection plan of Student Textbook/School Property from the 2019-2020 School Year. Your student will receive an email in his/her fcpsschools.net account in the coming days. The email will detail his/her outstanding textbook/material obligations. Your student should use this email to gather his/her belongings to return to Westfield High School. 

The following table has textbook/library book collection dates/times. The collection process will not require you or your student enter the building. 

 

Date

Time

Students

Friday,

August 7

7:00-10:00 AM

Open to All Students

Monday, August 10

7:00-10:00 AM

Open to All Students

Tuesday, August 11

3:00-6:00 PM

Open to All Students

Wednesday, August 12

3:00-6:00 PM

Rain Date

** We will monitor the weather closely and communicate any adjustments to the above schedule, if necessary.**

In order to promote an efficient return of items, please review and complete the following items. 

The night before you come to Westfield High School: 

  • Review the copy of the Westfield High School parking lot map, which outlines the traffic pattern you will follow. It is also at the bottom of the page.
  •  Please FILL OUT THIS NAME TAG
    • Type in your last name, first name, student ID. 
      • Indicate which textbooks you are returning. 
      • Please Note: If you don’t have a printer, please write your own copy with the same information as the template. 
    • If possible, please use a post-it note indicating your name and student ID number and  place on the books/materials you are returning. 

The morning/afternoon you come to Westfield High School: 

  • Make sure you print out your name tag and place it on the passenger dashboard of your car. 
  • Please put post-it notes on the outside cover of your textbooks with your student ID to expedite the process.
  • At the ticket booth entrance of the stadium, there will be greeters  at the Welcome Station directing you towards Door 11.
  • Follow the directions of Westfield Security and staff volunteers. 
  • Please remain in your car. Westfield staff will retrieve the returned items from your car, and update your information on the obligations list.

If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your student’s administrator.  He/she will arrange another date/time to collect your items.

Upcoming Dates/Events

Please see our most current list of activities in the table below. Additional details about each event will be released in the coming days. We will provide weekly updates via newsletter in the weeks leading to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Date

Event 

Point of Contacts for Event 

August 3-5

AP Sessions Institute9:00-1:30 PM (Virtual) 

Shawn English (SREnglish@fcps.edu

August 7, 10-12

19-20 Student Item Collection 

Kyle Laspe (kclaspe@fcps.edu) Laura Waterman (lkwaterman@fcps.edu

August 10-13

Senior Portraits

Jessica Naeve (jlnaeve@fcps.edu) Laura Waterman (lkwaterman@fcps.edu

August 10-14

Freshman Orientation Bootcamp (Virtual) 

Cheryl Edwards (CAEdwards@fcps.edu

Ephraim Hawkins (ESHawkins@fcps.edu

September 1

Back to School Night for all students (Virtual) 

Sonya Williams (snwilliams1@fcps.edu

September 2

Freshman and New Students Parent Night (Virtual) 

Sonya Williams (snwilliams1@fcps.edu

 

Please continue to refer to the FCPS website, as well as the Westfield High School website for updated information as far as return to school is concerned. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - MASTER SCHEDULE AND KICKOFF EVENTS

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Dear Parents/Guardians: 

FCPS has made the decision for all students to start the 2020-2021 school year in a virtual setting. At present, we are working to complete our master schedule. At this point, we will neither accept nor process schedule change requests until the master schedule is completed. We anticipate completing the master schedule the week prior to the start of school. 

At present, there will be no in-person tours of Westfield High School. Several of our kickoff events to include Bulldog Bootcamp, Freshman/New Student Orientation, Bulldog BBQ and Back to School Night will be done in a virtual setting. We will continue to utilize our website, as well as weekly emails to keep you informed of upcoming events.

For your planning purposes, the following event dates are provided.  We will provide additional details for each event in the coming weeks. 

  • August 10-14: Freshman Orientation Bootcamp for Rising Freshmen Students (Virtual)
  • August 10-13: Senior Yearbook Portraits (Information will be coming from Victor O’Neill Studios)
  • September 2: Freshman and New Students Parent Night (Virtual)

We recognize this is an unconventional way to kick off the 2020-2021 school year.  We are committed to supporting our students, staff and families during these challenging times.  A key part of supporting you is maintaining communications; therefore, we ask that you monitor the school webpage (https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/), subscribe to News You Choose (https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=Westfield_HS),  follow us on Twitter (@westfield_hs), and (students) monitor your fcpsschools.net email account.  

We look forward to sharing the details of our upcoming Bulldog events. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the administrative team if you have questions or concerns. 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - SCHOOL REOPENING SURVEY RESULTS

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

On July 15, FCPS completed its survey of families and faculty members to obtain their learning options and teaching preferences, respectively.  This information will be used to determine online and face-to-face staffing for the 2020-2021 school year.  The following table contains the parents’ survey results for Westfield High School.

                 

GRADE

TOTAL

Online

Percentage

In-Person

Percentage

All Grades

2675

1030

38.5%

1645

61.5%

Grade

09

715

304

42.5%

411

57.5%

Grade

10

612

262

43%

350

57%

Grade

11

665

232

35%

433

65%

Grade

12

683

232

34%

451

66%

               

Our next step is to begin the process of staffing the school based on the survey results.  During previous school years, staffing is an 8-10 week process.  For the 2020-2021 school year, we must staff the school in less than 7 weeks; therefore, we will not accept any option or schedule change requests.  We have no further information to share on courses offerings at this point. 

In addition to staffing, we are working on the opening of school events. Student and staff safety are key concerns as we plan these events; therefore, they may not look the same as they did in prior years.  

We will continue to communicate with you as we have further information as it relates to the opening of school. We thank you for continued patience and understanding.

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Virginia High School League

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) Executive Committee met in a special session Wednesday, July 15, for the purpose of discussing the fall sports season. The Executive Committee unanimously voted to meet on Monday, July 27, to vote on the three recommended models presented at the meeting for reopening sports and activities. 

The three models are:

  •       Model 1 – Leave all sports in the current season. Low and moderate contact risk sports that would be allowed to play are golf and cross country. High risk sports that would not be played are field hockey, football, volleyball, and cheer. Fall activities that would be allowed is theater.
  •       Model 2 – Switch Fall and Spring seasons. Low and moderate contact risk sports that would be allowed to play in the fall are track and field, tennis, soccer, baseball, and softball. High risk sports that would not be played are boys and girls lacrosse. Spring activities that would be allowed are theater, forensics/debate, and film festival
  •       Model 3 – Delay all VHSL sports and adopt the Condensed Interscholastic Plan. Leave all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

o   Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)

o   Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)

o   Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)

The Committee also voted to delay the beginning of fall sports until a final decision is made on July 27. The Committee also suspended the July-August dead period for 2020 which means schools can continue out-of-season practice activities. 

More information is available on the VHSL website at www.vhsl.org or by contacting the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200. 

 

PSAT/SAT

FCPS is working closely with College Board to explore options for the PSAT and SAT exams during the 2020-21 school year. At this time, College Board is not offering a virtual PSAT or SAT. Unless College Board changes guidance, any PSAT or SAT would be offered in person. As soon as feasible based on guidance from the health department, FCPS will make a determination about the ability to host the PSAT and SAT in FCPS buildings. If/when FCPS is able to host the PSAT or SAT, the opportunity to test would be open to students whether they have selected the in-person or virtual option for the school year.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: PTSA Town Hall FAQ & Recording

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Westfield High School

PTSA

News You Choose July 12, 2020

PTSA.westfieldhs.org

 

Enrollment Options for 2020-2021

Full time online instruction

OR

In-person instruction with social distancing at WHS

Enrollment Decision Due July 15.

 

For Details of the two enrollment options and the Enrollment Form,

click HERE.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the two enrollment options,

click HERE.

For a Recording of the July 13 Town Hall, click HERE.

For a copy of the Chat from the July 13 Town Hall, click HERE.

 

Thank you to Dr. Copeland, Scott Davies, Laura Waterman, and Susan O’Keefe for your incredible help in navigating this tough decision. Your kind, patient attitude is much appreciated!

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - REOPENING OF SCHOOLS 7/13/2020

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

The following is a summary of the most recent proposal/approvals from the FCPS school board and leadership team. 

Below are outcomes, you need to know:

  • HS school day hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. for in school and online courses
  • A/B block schedule (approved) versus an 8 period school day
  • Rationale for the A/B block schedule: 
    • fewer student passing times in hallways
    • increased weekly instructional time
    • access to Academy courses
    • increased time for lab courses 
  • In school students will be assigned as follows:
    • Last names beginning with A-K will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Last names beginning with L-Z attend Wednesdays and Fridays
  • The deadline for student option and staff preference for in school or online instruction is July 15.
  • In school and online course offerings will be based on student enrollment and the availability of certified teachers to provide course instruction in the chosen learning environment

A link to the slide deck from today’s school board work session is linked below: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/fairfax/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BE6FYC414EF0

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Summer Office Hours

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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

As the state enters Phase Three, FCPS administrative and school offices will be open to the community by appointment only starting Monday, July 13, 2020.  

Summer office hours for the public will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All visitors must have a scheduled appointment with a staff member to enter the building.  Visitors with appointments, must call the main office 703-488-6300 to check in and must answer the  Health Screening Questionnaire before being granted access.  

If any visitor answers “YES” to any question on the health questionnaire, then he/she will not be permitted to enter the building.  Visitors who answer “NO” will be instructed to access the building through Door #1 (bus loop) and will be greeted by a masked employee, who will direct them to their meeting.

As we continue to practice social distancing, we will limit the number of visitors to our building.  If you have an appointment with a staff member, only bring others with you who are relevant to the meeting. 

We encourage parents and students to email questions or concerns using the staff directory on our school website. 

 

Stay healthy; Be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Reopening of School

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

I hope this finds you and your family are doing well.  Dr. Brabrand sent a letter to the community outlining plans for our return to school in the fall.   In case you did not receive it, his letter to the community can be found here.  The leadership team’s entire presentation to the school board can be found here.  A dedicated web page is set up where additional details about  Reopening of School plans are posted here

 

This week you will receive an enrollment letter from FCPS to allow you to record your preference for the type of learning you wish your child(ren) to receive.  This information is crucial for the school so we may appropriately plan our staffing for both virtual and face-to-face classes.

 

I am sure many of you may have unanswered questions.  We will continue to provide additional details as they become available.

 

Stay healthy, be safe, GO BULLDOGS.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Student-Staff Successes 2019-20

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope you are enjoying the start of summer with your family.  While the challenges of COVID-19, school closure, distance learning, and grading and reporting were significant, they also allowed us to show as a school and community our resilience, perseverance, and overall caring culture.  I want to THANK YOU for the kind words you shared with me and staff members, the gift cards you sent during teacher appreciation week to our teachers, and your overall patience as we worked to promote learning this school year. 

We would also like to extend our thanks to the Westfield PTSA for their continued support of our staff throughout the school closure, and the Westfield Business Owner’s Association for their support of various programs in our school.

I would like to add a special THANK YOU to our Senior Photo Op photographers Fred Ingham, John Caccivio, and Will Palenscar who spent 3-days creating and capturing photos of our Class of 2020 graduates and their families.   Your hard work and dedication provided our families with lasting memories and beautiful keepsake pictures of this milestone achievement. 

I am also proud to report we sold 948 yearbooks this year which was the entire order.  Congratulations to Mrs. Naeve, Yearbook Sponsor and the yearbook staff.

Before the closure, we partnered with Ruval Enterprises and Mr. Rubin Cuffee, a certified corporate leadership development coach who helped pilot a new program called STEPS, (Strengthening Traits to Encourage Positive Solutions) to teach goal setting and other life skills to selected students.  Mr. Cuffee also continued his work as one of the facilitators of the Erin Peterson Fund Young Men’s Leadership and Girls Reaching Academic and Cultural Excellence (GRACE) groups. 

Back in December, we held an assembly titled, “Beautiful Tomorrow”.  The motivational speaker, who goes by the name Humble Tip, is a music artist and college enthusiast who travels around the country speaking to youth promoting peace, hope and empowerment.   Topics discussed included anti-bullying, depression, college readiness and substance abuse.  This modern and relatable approach had an immediate positive response from both students and staff.

As you may recall, we started the year celebrating our 20th anniversary.  While I am sure no one wanted the school year to end as it did, I am confident we are prepared for whatever challenges we may face as a school and community moving forward. 

As we transition to planning in earnest for the 2020-2021 school year, we have captured below students’ and staff members’ successes from the 2019-2020 school year. 

Stay healthy; Be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

2019-2020 Student & Staff Successes

 

ATTENDANCE

Continuous Improvement Awards were presented to 375 schools statewide, based on the following criteria: Schools recognized for continuous improvement were rated Accredited or Accredited with Conditions for 2019-20 and met at least one of the following four criteria based on performance during 2018-19:

  • A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math, and in the pass rate in science;
  • A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math for 2 or more student groups across 3 years;
  • A decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate for three years; or
  • An increase in the Graduation and Completion Index and a decrease in the dropout rate for three years.

VDOE Continuous Improvement Awards were presented to 46 Fairfax County schools, including Westfield High School.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Class of 2020 amassed over 8,351 hours of community service doing a myriad of tasks throughout our community.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SGA led the following events/activities during the school year:

  • Homecoming 2019
  • Parade for the Community
  • Our Neighbors Child - an organization in the Westfield community that serves families around the Holidays
  • Westfield’s Got Talent Show
  • International Night
  • Assisted with Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week – our students made videos each day to thank each department

ATHLETICS

  • Varsity Football - District and Regional Champions
  • Varsity Volleyball - District Champions
  • Girls Indoor Track - District Champions
  • Wrestling - Regional Champions

CAREER/TECH ED

DECA:

  • 15 top 3 medalists at our District Competition
  • 17 top 10 finalists overall at our State Competition
  • 17 qualifiers to participate in our International Competition (cancelled due to COVID-19)

TSA: (Technology Student Association)

  • Earned the following at the Northern Virginia Regional Fair:
  • Digital Video Production (HS)- One team placed 7th and one team placed 10th
  • Photographic Technology (HS)- One student placed 9th and one student placed 10th.

ENGLISH

  • Successfully piloted the Film Study 2 class
  • Overhauled bookroom with over 6,000 new books with an eye towards diversity 

FINE ARTS

  • Digital Art, Animation, Design 1: Classroom successes of work ethic, tenacity, positive attitude: Ethan S.
  • Scholastic Art Awards: 26 Regional Scholastic Arts Awards
  • Visual Art Show – Best in Show to 4 Seniors: Louisa B., Anthony S., Devina B., Ellie R.
  • National Art Honor Society Scholarship Winner: (For Service and Leadership in the Arts) Isla M.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (3 Regional Gold Key Portfolios) Ms. Johanson.
  • Fine Arts Medallion Award: (Exemplary Studio Art and Art Community Service) Izzy T.
  • Scholastic Award: (4 Gold key, Silver Key, Silver Key Portfolio) Izzy T.
  • “We Strive” Online Photo Competition: Award Winner: Bhavya S.

MATH

  • 128 new student members were inducted into the Math Honor Society. This is the largest number of students ever inducted!
  • Westfield’s Computer Science Club sponsored a Hackathon in the fall with almost 100 attendees from all over Northern Virginia.  It was free for students and the club got local corporate sponsors that allowed us to provide a meal for each participant as well as awarding prizes valued over $1,000!  We also had guest speakers during the event including local politicians and corporate professionals. 
  • Westfield Computer Science Club participated in the National ACSL Competition throughout the school year.
  • 150 students participate in Junior Math Team competitions throughout the school year, and 220 students participate in Varsity Math Team competitions.  50 students participated in the American Mathematics Competition in January and 1 student’s high score qualified him to participate in the next level of competition - American Invitational Mathematics Exam.
  • Mrs. Chrostowski and Mr. Hawkins received their Masters’ degrees this year.  Great job!
  • Mr. Wultors was selected as Westfield’s Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2020.  Congratulations!
  • The Math Department assisted 2 student-teachers in completing their student-teaching assignments this spring during the pandemic and our school closure. 
  • And… The Math Department LOVES making connections with students through school spirit!  We won for most spirited department during Homecoming week and won the department Halloween contest!  So fun!

PERFORMING ARTS

  • The Marching Band won the JMU Parade of Champions for the first time in the history of our school – over 50 bands participated in the competition.
  • The Marching Band received straight “SUPERIOR” rating at the VBODA state marching assessment.
  • 26 students were selected for all district band AND 4 students were selected for all state band

SCIENCE

  • Westfield received the EcoSchool - Silver recognition.
  • All students that were eligible for the FCPS regional fair were able to participate virtually - one student Mahika P. was a Grand Prize winner.
  • Westfield placed 3rd in the Science Olympiad

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • The FCPS School Board recognized Westfield for our voter registration efforts.
  • 4 projects were sent to state National History Day (NHD) Competition. All projects earned awards, and 1 project was sent to the national NHD Competition
  • Multiple teachers selected as AP readers
  • Model UN (MUN) won Best Small Delegation at the John Champe MUN conference, and 2 students achieved the best delegate award in 2 conferences.
  • Self-Contained Psychology had a successful first year

Service-learning hours:

Group

Total Claimed Hours

Total Verified Hours

Total Approved Hours

Class of 2020

7,276

4,338

5,156

Class of 2021

2,309

1,518

1,481

Class of 2022

1,112

1,044

956

Class of 2023

355

285

298

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • Successful graduation of all our special education students
  • Another #choosetoinclude campaign was held this year
  • The Westfield Chapter of the Bulldog Buddies Program continued to thrive and grow partnering with our general education mentors.

STUDENT SERVICES

  • Westfield Cares
  • Significant number of students earning scholarships
  • Successful continuation of programming through closure
  • First year of providing academic/career plan instruction to all 9th graders on PSAT day
  • Bulldog Bootcamp for Class of 2023
  • YMLG & GRACE field trip to NMAAHC
  • Pyramid wide bullying prevention week
  • Quarterly Signs of Suicide Program implemented to 10th grades in collaboration with HPE
  • Academic Advising & Registration to all students
  • Online AP Testing
  • 99% graduation on time rate for Class of 2020

WORLD LANGUAGE

  • 3 American Sign Language (ASL) Society students received the ASL Honor Society’s Laurent Clerk Medal of Distinction for their service to the deaf community.

Thanks to our students and staff for all the hard work and perseverance throughout the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

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WESTFIELD NEWS AND INFORMATION

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Report Cards in Documents module

 

Final secondary report cards, in PDF format, were available in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 a.m.  For the first time, the Documents module will be available to students and parents.  The report cards can be found under the Documents module of ParentVUE and StudentVUE, instead of linked within the Report Card module. This change was made to allow parents, especially those who opted to “Go Paperless”, to continue to see the PDF report card after SY 20/21 is closed out. A message will be posted in ParentVUE and StudentVUE letting users know where to find the report cards.

 

Mental Wellness Consultation 2020

 

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation.  Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families. 

Consultations are offered in two ways:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Westfield Reads!

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Westfield Reads!  Summer Reading Assignment

This year’s summer read will be a choice book.  Here is your challenge:

Select a book by an author/with a main character who has a different perspective from your own.  Be ready to discuss the book with your English teacher at the beginning of the school year.

For some help finding diverse titles, consider visiting the following websites:

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

We Need Diverse Books

If you are looking for a book that captures our current events, this would be a good time to revisit our 2016 summer reading book:

March: Book One, a graphic novel autobiography by Congressman John Lewis, the last remaining speaker from the 1963 March on Washington.  You can even watch a video of the time he visited Westfield High School and spoke to a packed gym on our website: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/academics/2020-summer-assignments

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson can be found in eBook format through the Fairfax County Public Library’s database RBDigital.    The copy they have is the youth version of the book.

Literature can be a window into another world, but it can also be a mirror we hold up to ourselves and our society. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration of reading powerful books.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

If you do not have a Fairfax County Public Library Card, go to the FCPL home page at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/ and scroll down until you see “Register for an Account”. After creating this account, you will receive a virtual temporary FCPL card.

Fairfax County - RBDigital:

https://fairfaxcova.rbdigital.com/ This database has almost 30,000 eBooks and Audio books. These books can be checked out to several people simultaneously. Please try out the different features that it has to offer.

As a Fairfax County resident, there is a reciprocal agreement with several other jurisdictions in our area, so you can also apply for a Loudoun County Public Library Card at https://library.loudoun.gov/.  

Loudoun County - Hoopla:

Hoopla, like RBDigital, has the advantage of allowing multiple users to access the same title simultaneously. The library application and card are virtual, so it’s easy to sign up and use the card. If you have never used Hoopla or Loudoun County Public Library, follow the directions on the Loudoun Library website to complete the application and gain access to this online resource.

If you need assistance, please contact either one of the Westfield HS Librarians: Mrs. Lesser, jtlesser@fcps.edu or Mrs. Koenig at amkoenig@fcps.edu

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Summer Contact Information

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Summer Contact Information

Due to the continued closure of FCPS buildings due to COVID, listed below is contact information for the remainder of June, July and August:

Administration:

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

  Principal   aecopeland@fcps.edu       Scott Davies   Assistant Principal   sgdavies@fcps.edu       Laura Waterman   Assistant Principal   lkwaterman@fcps.edu     Main Office: Susan O'Keefe   Principal's Administrative Assistant   seokeefe@fcps.edu     Finance: Allie Sherline   Finance Technician   ansherline@fps.edu     Activities/Athletics: Terri Towle   Director of Student Activities   tktowle@fcps.edu     Student Services: Juliet Violett   Acting Director of Student Services   jmviolett@fcps.edu   Effective April 1 - June 30       Sonya Williams   Director of Student Services   snwilliams1@fcps.edu   Starting July 6-Virtual Office Hours  

M-F 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

      Nicole Shaw   Asst. Director of Student Services   ntshaw@fcps.edu   Effective June 22 - August 3       Cathy Pisarcik   Acting Registrar (Until July 2)   clpisarcik@fcps.edu       Jessica Martell   Registrar   Staring July 6-Virtual Office Hours   M-F 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

Please note that administration and support staff not listed above, will return on Wednesday, July 15th. Instructional staff returns on Friday, August 14th. Please refer to our website for a complete staff directory.

 

We encourage you to email any questions or concerns to staff listed above, while our building remains closed and we are operating with limited summer staff.

 

Additional Information

Registration: Until our offices reopen, parents will need to complete the registration paperwork that is available online   and reach out to the registrar via email until offices reopen. Contact Acting Registrar, Cathy Pisarcik until July 2 and Registrar, Jessica Martell starting July 6.   Families will be contacted via email or phone for the next steps in the registration process.

Withdrawal: If you need to withdraw your student from the 2020-21 school year at Westfield High School please complete the withdrawal form and email to the Registrar who will schedule a time/date to return the school issued laptop and other learning materials.

Records Request: Until our offices reopen to the public, there are no office hours. However, if a family has a transcript or records requests, they should email the registrar throughout the summer.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Yearbook Distribution DATE CHANGE

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Yearbook Distribution: Date Change

In observance of the Juneteenth Holiday on Friday, June 19th and subsequent closure of FCPS, yearbook distribution has been rescheduled as follows:

 

Yearbook distribution will take place in the bus loop on the following dates and specific times:

Saturday, June 20     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Door #1

Monday, June 22       3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Door #1

Please enter Westfield via the bus loop and follow directions of cones and staff volunteers.  Please find a traffic map.

In an abundance of caution, please complete the Health Screening Questionnaire before arriving at Westfield HS on either of the distribution dates.  This form will not be collected. Please be mindful of added congestion and any additional events occurring on and around our campus.

When picking up your yearbook, please stay in your car and display your name in the window to help locate your book. Please complete the Name Template Yearbook Pick Up .pdf form by typing in your last name, first name and student ID. If you do not have a printer, please write your own copy with the same information as the template.  

If you have questions about yearbooks, please e-mail Mrs. Jessica Naeve (jlnaeve@fcps.edu)

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Yearbook Distribution and EOY Info

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Dear Westfield Community:

We have completed the 2019-2020 school year. As you may recall, we started the year celebrating our 20th anniversary. We reflected on our history in several areas, and many groups incorporated the 20th anniversary theme into their activities.

 

I want to encourage you keep your student engaged with the free continuity of learning activities FCPS has provided this summer. With a little effort each week, your student can be better prepared for the academic rigors of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Finally, I would like to welcome the Class of 2021 to its senior year and the Class of 2024 to its freshman year. We look forward to working with the seniors as they enter their final year of secondary education. Senior year passes quickly. Enjoy your senior year but stay focused on finishing high school strong and prepared for the next chapter of your life. To our freshmen, the next four years will pass relatively quickly. Westfield has so much to offer not only in the classroom, but also through more than 80 clubs and activities. There is a way for you to get involved in our school, I encourage you to find it. If you need guidance, do not hesitate to ask an administrator, counselor, or teacher.

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

NEWS AND INFORMATION Yearbook Distribution

If you ordered a yearbook – they have arrived! 

In an abundance of caution, please complete the Health form before arriving at Westfield HS on either of the distribution dates.  Please be mindful of added congestion and any additional events occurring on and around our campus.

Yearbook distribution will take place in the bus loop on the following dates and specific times:

Friday, June 19           12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Door #1

Saturday, June 20        9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Door #1

Please enter Westfield via the bus loop and follow directions of cones and staff volunteers.  Please find a traffic map.

When picking up your yearbook, please stay in your car an d display your name in the window to help locate your book. Please complete the Name Template Yearbook Pick Up .pdf form by typing in your last name, first name and student ID. If you do not have a printer, please write your own copy with the same information as the template.  

If you have questions about yearbooks, please e-mail Mrs. Jessica Naeve (jlnaeve@fcps.edu)

High School Continuity of Learning Communication

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide optional, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29 to July 31. Students currently in grades 9-11 will have access to a Google Site that provides practice on essential skills to review over the summer. The Google Site(s) will be located on the Free Summer Offerings page and will be live by June 24. The Mathematics site will focus on practice of essential mathematics content. The Language Arts site will provide practice on grammar and mechanics and offer choice reading opportunities. 

A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be mailed to students enrolled in High School ESOL Newcomer Programming (ELP Level 1 & 2) in Grades 9 - 11. These books will provide English Language Development practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. High school English Learners enrolled in Individual Math and Algebra 1 Part 1 in the spring of 2020 will mailed an Algebra preparation focused math packet. 

Students with disabilities accessing the Adapted Curriculum will receive four packets mailed to families in July to support their learning. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, teachers will hold one hour per week of “office hours” for Continuity of Learning. Office hours for Mathematics, Language Arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the digital practice resources and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is optional.

Here is the schedule of office hours: 

Subjects

Days and Times

Mathematics

Monday            3-4 pm

Wednesday      1-2 pm

Thursday        10-11am

English

Monday            5-6 pm

Wednesday      2-3 pm

Thursday       11-12 pm

English Language Development with ESOL teacher

Tuesday           4-5 pm

 

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please complete the form at this link. Once registered, your child will receive log-in information through his or her FCPS Google email address prior to the first session.

Back-to-School BBQ Survey Reminder

Early in the 2019-2020 school year, we made a presentation/proposal to Westfield students, staff, and the PTSA to pilot combing the Bulldog BBQ, Back to School Night, and Freshman and New Student Orientation into an all-day event called to be held in August called the Bulldog Back to School BBQ.

Please complete the survey by June 22nd to make your preference known.  We will provide feedback on the overall results.

Free/Reduced Meal Funds

In case you are not aware, families whose students qualify for Free or Reduced meals may apply for funds visiting the link below:   Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available in Virginia to families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. The program is authorized through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) are working together to operate the program. https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/pebt.cgi

Food and Nutrition Services will continue to provide breakfast and lunches as we have at the following sites in the Chantilly and Westfield area:  school sites:  Brookfield ES, Centre Ridge ES and London Towne ES meals are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 1:00 through June 30. 

Summer Learning Virtual Credit Recovery Algebra 1 Staffing

Middle school students who completed Algebra 1 this school year (2019-20) are eligible to take the Edmentum Algebra 1 course this summer to improve their understanding before starting the next level Mathematics course.  Students will receive a grade but not another course credit.  There is no Honors weight given for the summer course.

Middle school students who take a high school credit-bearing course are able to submit the IS-104 to request that the course be expunged.  If needed, high schools can add a math teacher to their summer virtual credit recovery staff allotment to support these learners.

Upcoming ACT and SAT Exams

FCPS will not be hosting the July 18 ACT exam. We hope to have more information soon to confirm whether or not schools will be able to host the August 29, 2020, SAT. The decision will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Report Card Mailing for 4th Quarter

Report cards for 4th quarter will be produced centrally for all secondary schools, except for those parents and/or guardians who have opted to “Go Paperless.” Final grades should be completed by Monday, June 15 at 11:59 p.m. and will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. We anticipate the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by July 1. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service. School addresses will be used as the return address on the report cards.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Racism and Hurt

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

I am writing to address the tragic death of George Floyd and its impact on our school.  I wanted to take time to personally process this event and consider how best to support our school and community.  As an African American male, it remains troubling to see an African American male murdered while in police custody on video.  I was equally troubled at the death of Ahamad Arbery in Georgia and the allegations Mrs. Cooper made against Mr. Cooper in Central Park.  For me, all of these incidents were troubling.  For me all of these incidents perpetuate a pattern of racist behaviors that continues to plague our country.  Despite those who may know me in our community, in the larger community I am Ahmad Arbery on a walk in my community, or Christian Cooper riding through a park, or George Floyd being detained by police. 

Next month I will celebrate my 60th birthday.  As a native of Georgia, I have seen changes in race relations throughout my life.  I have also seen a continuation of racist practices and beliefs about African Americans that gives me pause and concern about our believed progress.

This week, I held a staff meeting to share my thoughts about the most recent publicized injustices committed against African Americans and my experiences as an African American male in our country.  I offered to engage in conversation with any of my staff because I believe, despite many efforts, we have not listened to the cries of African Americans.  Many staff members responded to my invitation.  After further reflection, I have initiated a listening forum in which staff members may volunteer to share their truth.  The intent is to provide an opportunity for some to listen and for others to share. 

Finally, students have shared insensitive and racist social media posts from students in our community with me.  There are African American students in our school who are in pain.  They are struggling to understand why George Floyd lost his life while in police custody.  They need our support, our understanding, and our guidance as they attempt to navigate issues of race, and equity, and fairness.  I plan to work with the FCPS and Westfield Equity Leads to offer an opportunity for our students to share their truth this summer.  While school will not be in session, I believe this work is essential to maintaining a healthy school culture and supporting our African American students.

Sincerely, 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Virtual Student Awards

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Dear Westfield Community,

 

I wanted to share with you the Virtual Senior Awards and Underclass Awards programs released this week to recognize the achievements of many amazing Westfield students. The recognition in these programs is by no means comprehensive. We realize that there are many accomplishments by our students, large and small, that have been highlighted in other venues and at other times, some of which may have gone unrecognized. We appreciate all our students and the efforts they put forth to make our school community a better place.

 

In particular, I would like to mention the additional fifteen students who achieved the distinction of Westfield Honor Scholar and finished their high school career with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher. Unfortunately, we were unable to recognize their achievement in the Virtual Senior Awards Program, due to the timing of final grades. We have created an addendum that is posted with the Senior Awards. We hope you will take the time to watch and honor these students’ achievements.

 

While watching a virtual awards program isn’t the same as being together to celebrate our students’ accomplishments, please join us in recognizing and applauding their efforts!

 

https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/features/senior-awards

https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/features/underclass-awards

 

Stay healthy; be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Bulldog Back to School BBQ

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

Early in the 2019-2020 school year, we made a presentation/proposal to Westfield students, staff, and the PTSA to pilot combing the Bulldog BBQ, Back to School Night, and Freshman and New Student Orientation into an all-day event called to be held in August called the Bulldog Back to School BBQ.  A copy of the slide presented to the PTSA and faculty and staff can be seen here.

 

In summary we are proposing this change to:

  • Reduce the number of events parents and/or students would attend at school
  • Reduce the number of events our staff attend at the start of school
  • Provide an opportunity for more freshmen and new students to learn about and sign up for clubs and activities
  • All those with more than one student at Westfield to meet all their students’ teachers

The response from students, staff, and PTSA members present was positive. We would now like to hear from a larger segment of the community reference piloting the proposal to start the 2020-2021 school year.  If conditions do not allow us to start with proposed one day event, then we will move the event to the 2021-2022 school year.

Please complete the survey by June 22nd to make your preference known.  We will provide feedback on the overall results.

 

Stay healthy; Be safe; GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Lunch Account Refunds & Letter Copies

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Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

On June 30 of each year, balances for all graduating seniors will no longer report in MySchoolBucks.  Food and Nutrition Services will have access to balance files and if parents have not requested a transfer or refund by this date, they may still do so up to one year (to June 30 of the following  year) using the above methods.

Parents are required to log into www.MySchoolBucks.com and from the homepage dashboard and click “Remove Student." Click the box under “Remove?” for the graduating student’s name.

Free/Reduced Letters

During our current school closing, many families are requesting Free/Reduced letters to assist them with receiving additional benefits available to them. When these requests are made from families, the following step should be taken:

  • Parents/guardians in need of a copy of their child’s Free and Reduced Meals Eligibility Notification Letter may request a replacement document by contacting the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) at: fcpsmealsaps@fcps.edu or 703-813-4800.

Food and Nutrition Services continues to accept and process applications for free and reduced-price meals.  Electronic applications are accessible via:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals; and, paper copies are available at all FCPS emergency meals distribution sites (including bus stops). 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Westfield HS Virtual Art Show

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Due to the school closure, we were unable to hold our annual Westfield Pyramid Art Show. This is one of the most beloved traditions at Westfield High School. In an effort to share a bit of the work that our students have created in their advanced study of the Arts, we have created a Virtual Show with a sampling of work what was accepted for exhibition in the One Person Show section of our show.

Each year we award close to $1000 in art scholarships to deserving artists in our Pyramid. This year is no different! Look for ribbons in our exhibits to find our award winners. We are super proud of them and all of our student artists!

Our COVID Creative slideshow is a collection of the artwork students have created during our closure and Distance Learning in our Level 1-3 courses. Enjoy their response to our current reality and see our world through their eyes.  https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/node/5346 

Sincerely, 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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