Bulldog Breakdown 12/4 - 12/10

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and had a great weekend!

This was certainly a busy week at Westfield. We had our first Principal’s Coffee, as well as a visit from School Board Member Mrs. Stella Pekarsky and State Delegate Ms. Irene Shin. We also had the first week of our new hall pass system. Your students were fantastic! The hallways were definitely more clear and it seemed like the bathrooms were as well. Please thank your students for me!

There is not a lot of new information in this breakdown, but there are a lot of events this week. Please take a second to check out the calendar portion.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Science Fair Judges Wanted

Do you keep a garden? Have you baked sweets? Do you have a science degree or work in a scientific field? If you answered yes to any of these questions you qualify to be a judge for science fair! We are once again looking for judges for Westfield’s Science Fair. If you have any interest in being a judge for our school fair on February 2nd, 2023 after school please fill out this form. No experience in judging necessary! If you have any questions please reach out to Becca Darr ([email protected]).

 

Class of 2023 News

We are getting close to turning the calendar page to 2023 and June 5th will be here before we know it. 

Here is information to prepare for the big day on June 5th: 

  1. Every Senior needs to pay Senior Dues. The amount is $80. 
    1. Pay on MySchool Bucks
    2. Pay Cash/Check (payable to Westfield High)  in Subschool 3 (SS3) (Room F224)
    3. Payment can be made in installments. Please see Mrs. Park or Mrs. Waterman in SS3. 
  2. Fill out the Cap and Gown Order form which is located on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. This form needs to be filled out to ensure that the correct size of gown is ordered for your student. 
  3. Save the Date for February 23, 2023, for a 100 Days meeting for Senior parents and students. It will be held at Westfield High School in the evening. 
  4. Make plans to attend Graduation on Monday, June 5, 2023, at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena at 9:30am. Students will be required to attend two rehearsals at Westfield to prepare for the ceremony on June 1 and June 2. 

A comprehensive calendar of events and activities is on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. 

Lastly, the Senior Panoramic Photo is available for purchase: https://vando.imagequix.com/s1857335123

Thank you for your support of the senior class!

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

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Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 12/5

Boys Basketball (Home)

Vs. Washington-Liberty 

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:30pm

@ Westfield High School

Monday, 12/5

Girls Basketball (Away)

Vs. Washington-Liberty

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

@ Washington-Liberty

Tuesday, 12/6

Girls Varsity Gymnastics

Starts at 6:00pm

@ McLean HS

Wednesday, 12/7

Boys Basketball (Away)

Vs. Robinson HS

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:30pm

@ Robinson HS

Wednesday, 12/7

Girls Basketball (Home)

Vs. Robinson HS

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:30pm

@ Westfield HS

Wednesday, 12/7

JV Wrestling Jamboree

Vs. Multiple Oponents

Starts at 6:00pm

@ Herndon HS

Wednesday, 12/7

Choir Concert

Starts at 7:00pm

@ Westfield HS

Thursday, 12/8

Orchestra Pyramid Concert

Starts at 7:00pm

@ Westfield HS

Friday, 12/9

Boys Basketball (Home)

Vs. Alexandria City

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:30pm

@ Westfield HS

Friday, 12/9

Girls Basketball (Away)

Vs. Alexandria City

Freshman start 4:30pm

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:30pm

@ Alexandria City

Friday, 12/9

Swim and Dive (Home)

Vs. Centreville

Starts at 6:30pm

@ Cub Run Rec Center

Friday, 12/9

Varsity Wrestling (Away)

NOVA Classic

Starts at 10:00 am

@ Fairfax High School

Saturday, 12/10

Varsity Wrestling (Away)

NOVA Classic

Starts at 10:00 am

@ Fairfax High School

Saturday, 12/10

Swim and Dive (Away)

Vs. South Lakes HS

Starts at 7:00pm

@ Herndon Center

 

From FCPS

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

 

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

We will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, please call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. The multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

 

ESSER III Community Conversation on December 13

Thanks to everyone who provided input in October on ESSER III funding–federal funding which was allocated to FCPS to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and student learning. Community feedback indicated that there is a general unawareness of the impact of ESSER funding and a perceived lack of communication around how the funds are being used. 

To help address this, Superintendent Reid and Sloan Presidio, chief academic officer, will host a Community Conversation on ESSER on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Gatehouse Administration Building in the Café. Please stay tuned for more details. Visit BoardDocs for a detailed update on ESSER.

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Bulldog Breakdown 11/27 - 12/3

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving break! 

We’re looking forward to a focused and productive three weeks leading into winter break. This time of year is exciting with the start of winter athletics as well as a full slate of performances from our fine and performing arts departments. Additionally, our staff has been working hard to make sure that your students have the best learning environment possible. However, this time of the year can be the most distracting for a lot of students. Please urge your students to make sure that they are focused on school while they are at school. As I alluded to in last week’s Breakdown, we will be re-emphasizing some expectations within the building. Please be sure to check out the section on tardies and hallway traffic below. We will be sharing those with your students, but I wanted you to be aware as well. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

 

Tardies and Hallways

Starting Monday, 11/28, we will be doing tardy sweeps to help remind students to be in class on time, as well as also focus on being in class during class time. This means in class when the bell rings and not wandering the hallways. The goal is to alleviate the crowds in the hallways and bathrooms so that students can use both in a productive and safe manner. Admin staff will be working hard to monitor these areas and reset our expectations as a school. 

 

Westfield Theatre Production

Westfield Theatre is thrilled to present Mischief Theatre's smash hit farce THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG! 

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. The 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Performances at Westfield High School

December 1st and 2nd at 7:00 pm and December 3rd at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Reserved tickets are $10 students and $15 adults.

Don't delay! Buy tickets your here:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15474/

 

Science Fair Judges Wanted

Do you keep a garden? Have you baked sweets? Do you have a science degree or work in a scientific field? If you answered yes to any of these questions you qualify to be a judge for science fair! We are once again looking for judges for Westfield’s Science Fair. If you have any interest in being a judge for our school fair on February 2nd, 2023 after school please fill out this form. No experience in judging necessary! If you have any questions please reach out to Becca Darr ([email protected]).

 

Class of 2023 News

We are getting close to turning the calendar page to 2023 and June 5th will be here before we know it. 

Here is information to prepare for the big day on June 5th: 

  1. Every Senior needs to pay Senior Dues. The amount is $80. 
    1. Pay on MySchool Bucks
    2. Pay Cash/Check (payable to Westfield High)  in Subschool 3 (SS3) (Room F224)
    3. Payment can be made in installments. Please see Mrs. Park or Mrs. Waterman in SS3. 
  2. Fill out the Cap and Gown Order form which is located on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. This form needs to be filled out to ensure that the correct size of gown is ordered for your student. 
  3. Save the Date for February 23, 2023, for a 100 Days meeting for Senior parents and students. It will be held at Westfield High School in the evening. 
  4. Make plans to attend Graduation on Monday, June 5, 2023, at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena at 9:30am. Students will be required to attend two rehearsals at Westfield to prepare for the ceremony on June 1 and June 2. 

A comprehensive calendar of events and activities is on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. 

Lastly, the Senior Panoramic Photo is available for purchase: https://vando.imagequix.com/s1857335123

Thank you for your support of the senior class!

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Tuesday, 11/29

Girls Basketball

(HOME)

Freshman start @ 4:30pm

JV start @ 5:45pm

Varsity start @ 7:15pm 

Games at Westfield HS

Tuesday, 11/29

Boys Basketball

(AWAY) 

Varsity @ 7:30pm

Game at McLean HS

Thursday, 12/1

JV Wrestling Jamboree

(AWAY)

JV @ 6:00pm

Matches at Centreville HS

Thursday, 12/1

Theatre Performance

The Play That Goes Wrong

Begins @ 7:00pm

At Westfield HS

Friday, 12/2

CO-ED Varsity Swim and Dive vs. Madison HS

(At Oak Marr Rec Center)

Begins at 6:00pm

Friday, 12/2

Boys Varsity Basketball 

vs. Gar-Field HS

(HOME)

Varsity @ 7:30pm

Game at Westfield HS

Friday, 12/2

Theatre Performance

The Play That Goes Wrong

Begins @ 7:00pm

At Westfield HS

Saturday, 12/3

Varsity Wrestling

(AWAY)

Varsity @ 9:00am

Matches at Brentsville District HS

Saturday, 12/3

Boys Varsity Basketball

vs. Lightridge HS

(HOME)

Varsity @ 7:30pm

Game at Lightridge HS

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Bulldog Breakdown 11/20 - 11/26

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

I want to start by wishing everybody a happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to our entire Westfield community. You are incredibly supportive of our staff, programs, and of course, our students. We are also grateful to have an amazing staff that works incredibly hard for you and your children. Thank you all!

As a reminder, we only have school this week on Monday (11/21) and Tuesday (11/22). School offices will be closed Wednesday (11/23) through Friday (11/25). School will resume again on Monday (11/28). 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Tardy/Hallway Policy

We have seen a rise in student tardiness to class, as well as students wandering the halls during class time. Starting the Monday that we get back from Thanksgiving Break (11/28), we will be doing tardy sweeps to help remind students to be in class on time. More information will be in the Breakdown next week, but please talk with your student and remind them about the importance of getting to class on time and being in class throughout the period. 

 

Class of 2023 News

We are getting close to turning the calendar page to 2023 and June 5th will be here before we know it. 

Here is information to prepare for the big day on June 5th: 

  1. Every Senior needs to pay Senior Dues. The amount is $80. 
    1. Pay on MySchool Bucks
    2. Pay Cash/Check (payable to Westfield High)  in Subschool 3 (SS3) (Room F224)
    3. Payment can be made in installments. Please see Mrs. Park or Mrs. Waterman in SS3. 
  2. Fill out the Cap and Gown Order form which is located on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. This form needs to be filled out to ensure that the correct size of gown is ordered for your student. 
  3. Save the Date for February 23, 2023, for a 100 Days meeting for Senior parents and students. It will be held at Westfield High School in the evening. 
  4. Make plans to attend Graduation on Monday, June 5, 2023, at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena at 9:30am. Students will be required to attend two rehearsals at Westfield to prepare for the ceremony on June 1 and June 2. 

A comprehensive calendar of events and activities is on the Class of 2023 Schoology page. 

Lastly, the Senior Panoramic Photo is available for purchase: https://vando.imagequix.com/s1857335123

Thank you for your support of the senior class!

 

Westfield Theater

Westfield Theatre is thrilled to present Mischief Theatre's smash hit farce! Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Performance dates: December 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm and December 3rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Reserved tickets are $10 students and $15 adults.

Buy tickets here:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15474/

 

Principal’s Coffee

Parent coffees are a monthly opportunity to meet with me and give feedback about your experiences at Westfield, as well as ask any questions you may have. It’s a great way to connect with me and impact what’s going on here at Westfield. Our first Principal’s Coffee will be on Thursday, December 1st. See you there!

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Tuesday, 11/22

Girls Basketball

Vs. Briar Woods (AWAY)

Freshman start @ 5:45pm

JV start @ 5:45pm

Varsity start @ 7:15pm 

Games at Briar Woods

Wednesday, 11/23 through

Friday, 11/25

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

 

From FCPS

Alcohol & The Holidays

The holidays usually involve family time, games, movies, food, and possibly drinks. The holidays may involve less family members this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean less alcohol for some. Alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic and when ABC stores were deemed essential it didn’t help lower those rates (ABC News, September 29, 2020). Many people are still trying to figure out how to navigate our “new normal” since a global pandemic wasn’t on our to-do list in 2020, but we encourage you to consider a few things during these trying times.

Questions to consider when drinking with your family:

  1. What message am I sending if I drink in excess around my underage child?
  2. Have I had conversations about responsible drinking with them?
  3. Are the conversations I have about alcohol realistic?
  4. Do my conversations with others reinforce alcohol use as a coping skill during stressful times?
  5. What messages am I sending my underage child if I allow them to drink with me or another adult in the house?

Info to consider:

“One-third of Fairfax County students (33.7%) reported drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetime, ranging from 18.8% of eighth-grade students to half of twelfth-grade students (49.4%). One in seven students (15.2%) reported drinking alcohol in the past month, ranging from 4.5% of eighth-grade students to 27.7% of twelfth-grade students.” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020)

“Female students reported higher rates of alcohol use in their lifetime (36.1% compared to 31.2% of male students), in the past month (17.1% and 13.1%, respectively), and binge drinking in the past two weeks (7.3% and 6.5%, respectively)” (FCPS Youth Survey 2020).

Resources:

Holiday Stress

Helpful Info to Quit Vaping

FCPS video on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Substance Abuse Prevention (Spanish)

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Stacey King, MSW, M.Ed

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]  

 

FCPS Calendar Survey

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

How Can You Help Your Child Have Good Attendance?

Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

Academic Matters

During the Academic Matters portion of Monday’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Reid discussed the innovative assessment practices happening in FCPS as part of our School Division of Innovation designation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). 

This recognition means that VDOE has approved a plan to improve student learning, educational performance, and college, career, and citizenship readiness skills. It positions FCPS as a state leader in innovative practices with the opportunity to impact statewide policy decisions. Watch Dr. Reid’s presentation.

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Bulldog Breakdown 11/13 - 11/19

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

There is a lot of information in this week’s Breakdown so please take a second to check it out. A couple of quick points of emphasis: If you have not turned in your studen’ts Impact Aid Form, please do so. Additionally, your student should be receiving a paper version of their report cards on Tuesday. Lastly, please take a second to read about the Signs Of Suicide (SOS) program that we will be doing with 9th graders this week. This is an FCPS program and there is a linked video in the corresponding section below. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Quarter 1 Report Cards

Students will receive a paper copy of their quarter 1 report card on Tuesday, November 15th through 3rd period. Report card grades are also accessible through SIS ParentVUE. 

Click here to learn more about SIS ParentVue Accounts.

 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program - 9th Grade

Westfield will be conducting wellness screenings on Tuesday, November 15th for 9th grade students during 3rd period. We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the messages students will learn. You can also view this parent video, which is available in multiple languages, to learn more.

If you have any questions about SOS, please contact your student’s school counselor. 

 

Impact Aid Forms

Thank you to all parents/guardians who signed Impact Aid forms and sent them to school with their students. Students who have not yet turned them in will receive another copy during Tuesday’s (11/15)  Advisory class. It is important that ALL students return the signed form.   In order to facilitate collection, all students will attend their 3rd period Advisory on Thursday (11/17)  instead of the scheduled 8th period/1st period Learning Seminar rotation.  Please be on the lookout for these forms and return them to school with your child on Thursday (11/17).  

 

Westfield Theater

Westfield Theatre is thrilled to present Mischief Theatre's smash hit farce! Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Performance dates: December 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm and December 3rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Reserved tickets are $10 students and $15 adults.

Buy tickets here:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15474/

 

Principal’s Coffee

Parent coffees are a monthly opportunity to meet with me and give feedback about your experiences at Westfield, as well as ask any questions you may have. It’s a great way to connect with me and impact what’s going on here at Westfield. Our first Principal’s Coffee will be on Thursday, December 1st. See you there!

 

Hidden In Plain Sight (An interactive, informative parent event)

Join us Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Sully District Station (4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly).

Register here: https://bit.ly/hipsnov22

This is a hands-on learning adventure for PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ONLY! We guide you through a presentation that opens your eyes to what is right in front of you. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify our red flags. Times have changed since we were teenagers… do you think you can find them?

The hands-on portion is followed by an educational section that includes a PowerPoint presentation detailing the red flag props that the room contained and how it is indicative of — or used in — risky behavior. We include up to date statistics and local trends, and law enforcement officers will share their experiences they have had in our community identifying risky behavior and helping to put kids on the right path to a healthy life. Let’s open the door to communicating with our teens!

Register for other upcoming presentations dates here: https://bit.ly/fcpdhips

Registration is required, and seats are limited for this free event.

Please email PFC Meg Hawkins ([email protected]) if you have any questions or if you want to set up a presentation for your organization, club, or group.

Fairfax Times: Fairfax County Police Department hosts interactive lesson just for parents - https://bit.ly/3eyxfYa

(Warrenton Lifestyle, 2019) - https://piedmontlifestyle.com/uncategorized/hidden-in-plain-sight/

 

Outstanding Employee Nominations

This is the final week to submit nominations for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Westfield High School Outstanding Employee, please complete the nomination through this Google form link.

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The nomination google form has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. 

The deadline to submit a nomination is this Friday, November 18. If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Hunter, Director of Student Services at [email protected]

 

Attendance Reminder

As we emerge from the covid-19 pandemic our students are settling into a routine of regular attendance, and it is more important than ever to support this rhythm during the holiday season.  As long as your child is healthy, please ensure they attend class when school is in session. If they must miss school due to illness please call our attendance line at 703-488-6316 to report their absence.  

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Friday, 11/18

Girls Varsity Basketball

Vs. Gainesville (Scrimmage)

7:00pm @ Westfield HS

Varsity Football

Vs. Centreville

7:00pm @ Centreville HS

 

From FCPS

Academic Matters

At the last School Board meeting, a new feature was introduced called Academic Matters. During this portion of the Board meeting, updates will be provided on important academic topics. At the November 3 meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid shared some common misconceptions concerning the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment. Watch the presentation on YouTube. 

 

FCPS Calendar Survey Coming Soon!

In an annual planning process, FCPS uses input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. The Calendar Survey will be sent to parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 next week. 

Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable.

 

Strategic Planning

The strategic planning process is a community-wide effort. There will be many opportunities to share feedback or participate in a community meeting. We want our community to stay informed and be involved. You can help! 

If you are an active member of a community organization or group who people look to for information, please consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators should have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. Key communicators will:

  • Receive regular updates including news, information, future events, and engagement opportunities. 
  • Share the information they receive with their group in a timely manner.
  • Encourage group participation in engagement and feedback opportunities where appropriate and possible. 

If you or someone from your organization would like to serve as an FCPS key communicator during the strategic planning process, please submit this form by Monday, November 28. 

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Bulldog Breakdown 11/6 - 11/12

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

There is a lot going on this week from a calendar perspective. Student holidays are on both Tuesday, November 8, and Friday, November 11. Additionally, tomorrow marks the start of the Winter season, which means winter tryouts.  Please visit www.westfieldathletics.org, reach out to coaches, or visit the activities office with questions on specific information. Additionally, there is a playoff football game this week at Westfield. Please note that because it is a playoff game, student tickets are $5 and adults are $7, with no booster passes allowed.  

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

National Psychology Week Nov. 7-11

This week we celebrate the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive. We would like to thank our awesome School Psychologists, Ms. Cara Ciccolella and Ms. Michelle Denny! These two individuals are incredible resources for our students. Please take the time to send thanks to Ms. Cicolella and Ms. Denny. You can learn more from the National Association of School Psychologists

 

Winter Tryouts

Winter Sports Tryouts Begin on Nov 7 for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Swim & Dive and Girls Gymnastics.   

Track tryouts will start Nov 14.  

For more information go to www.westfieldathletics.com  

VHSL Physical VHSL Physical required. 

Registration required Registration Link

Please contact the Head Coach for more details

GO BULLDOGS

 

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL

It’s time for the for the 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

 To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

Academic Interest form

Visual and Performing Arts Interest form

  1. Attend our school interest meeting which will take place on November 1st, 2022 in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 11:15. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.                                                       See Ms. Leone in F222 or Mr. Franklin in Room F 112 for a pass to attend.

Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  1. Academic applications are due to the school on December 6, 2022

 

Westfield Apparel

Are you interested in some Bulldog apparel? Check out our online store! https://westfieldhighschoolfall2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/  

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

 

Monday, 11/7

Winter Tryouts begin

(Winter Track begins, 11/14)

Please visit www.westfieldathletics.org or reach out to coaches for specific info 

Tuesday, 11/8

Election Day

No School for Students

Wednesday, 11/9

PTSA Meeting

In-person and Virtual

Schoology Page Link

Friday, 11/11

Varsity Football

Vs. Herndon

7:00pm @ Westfield HS

 

From FCPS

Tutor.com

Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

 

Staying Healthy This Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website

 

Why Does FCPS Need a New Strategic Plan?

By now, you may have heard that FCPS is developing a new Strategic Plan. Here are some reasons why the school division is engaging in this important work. 

Our last strategic plan was developed in 2015. Since then, we experienced a pandemic that changed the way we think, a shift in technology that has seen eight new versions of the iPhone, and plans developed for the first manned mission to Mars. 

Our students are preparing for careers that don’t exist today. In order to keep pace with these needs, we need to rethink our plans for the future—and how we will best serve our students for this new era. Employees, parents/caregivers, students, and our FCPS community must share the same purpose in order to recognize how we can move forward together. 

We are all much more motivated, and successful, when we share clear end goals. Learn more on our Strategic Plan webpage

 

How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students.

 

Want to Work for FCPS? Subs, Monitors, and Others Needed! 

FCPS will hold a virtual job fair on November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. FCPS is seeking those interested in positions as substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, student monitors, instructional assistants, public health attendants (PHAs), and public health training assistants (PHTAs) positions. Learn more and register to attend or view current job openings. 

 

$3,000 Signing Bonus for Bus Drivers

Job fairs will be held for those interested in becoming bus drivers for FCPS on Friday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stonecroft Transportation Center and Wednesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lorton Center. Click on the links to learn more, call 571-423-3000, or email [email protected]

Sub and Save the Day! Bonus Opportunities! 

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference. 

FCPS has started offering bonuses for substitutes who are available to teach on high volume days. Additionally, substitutes who work more, will earn extra bonuses when they reach 50, 100, or 150 days worked in a school year.   

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant information sessions are held virtually on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session. Sign up for an information session

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Bulldog Breakdown 10/30 - 11/5

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! Please don’t forget that tomorrow is a Teacher Workday, and students do not have school. 

The end of the first quarter means that the beginning of the winter activities season is close. Winter sports tryouts begins next week (info below), and you will start to see information for upcoming performances. Please make sure that you pay attention to the calendar portion of the Breakdown. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Winter Tryouts

Winter Sports Tryouts Begin on Nov 7 for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Swim & Dive and Girls Gymnastics.   

Track tryouts will start Nov 14.  

For more information go to www.westfieldathletics.com  

VHSL Physical VHSL Physical required. 

Registration required Registration Link

Please contact the Head Coach for more details

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Westfield HS Financial Aid Night 

Please join us, along with Financial Aid Advisor Meghan Sullivan and College Access Fairfax Financial Aid Champion Bonnie Horowitz

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm - Westfield HS Lecture Hall

 Spanish-Speaking Financial Aid Session, 6:00 pm, Career Center (G110)

 Topics include:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • FAFSA, VASA and the CSS Profile
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

For more information, contact Ms. Cudahy, College & Career Specialist ([email protected]) or Ms. Manoatl, Hispanic Family Liaison ([email protected])

 

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL

It’s time for the for the 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

 To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

Academic Interest form

Visual and Performing Arts Interest form

  1. Attend our school interest meeting which will take place on November 1st, 2022 in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 11:15. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.                                                       See Ms. Leone in F222 or Mr. Franklin in Room F 112 for a pass to attend.

Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  1. Academic applications are due to the school on December 6, 2022

 

Support our Senior Class

Help support the senior class! Buy a hoodie or class shirt! All proceeds go to help fund senior activities. All orders are due by November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Becca Darr ([email protected]).

 

Westfield Apparel

Are you interested in some Bulldog apparel? Check out our online store! https://westfieldhighschoolfall2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/  

 

Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. DiBari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Westfield2023

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 10/31

Teacher Workday

No School for Students

 

Tuesday, 11/1

Final Opportunity for Senior Portraits

 

Thursday, 11/3

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. Centreville (Away)

Freshman Start 5:30pm

JV Start 7:00pm

@Centreville

Friday, 11/4

Varsity Football 

vs. Centreville (Home)

7:00pm @ Westfield HS

 

From FCPS

Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.

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Bulldog Breakdown 10/23 - 10/29

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Good Morning Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! Don’t forget that tomorrow is a holiday. We wish a happy Diwali to those that celebrate! 

It’s crazy to think that the first quarter is already coming to a close. This week marks the end of the quarter. Please make sure that you are checking Schoology and ParentVue to ensure that your students are all caught up. This can be a stressful week for students so make sure you’re checking in with your kids. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

AP Exam Opt Out Information

Students and parents received their personalized AP exam Opt Out form via email on October 11th.

Deadline:  If choosing to opt out of an exam, AP students must return the Opt-Out form no later than October 25th to either Nicole Shaw(Subschool 4, [email protected]) or Dana Hughes(Subschool 2, [email protected]) .

  • Students who submit an Opt Out form will receive a confirmation email from either Nicole Shaw or Dana Hughes, to confirm the receipt of your Opt Out form. If you do not receive an email by October 31, 2022 assume your form has not been received/processed and see Ms. Shaw or Ms. Hughes immediately.

For further questions regarding AP Testing, please contact Nicole Shaw, [email protected] or Dana Hughes, [email protected].

 

Westfield HS Financial Aid Night 

Please join us, along with Financial Aid Advisor Meghan Sullivan and College Access Fairfax Financial Aid Champion Bonnie Horowitz

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm - Westfield HS Lecture Hall

 Spanish-Speaking Financial Aid Session, 6:00 pm, Career Center (G110)

 Topics include:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • FAFSA, VASA and the CSS Profile
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

For more information, contact Ms. Cudahy, College & Career Specialist ([email protected]) or Ms. Manoatl, Hispanic Family Liaison ([email protected])

 

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL

It’s time for the for the 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

 To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

Academic Interest form

Visual and Performing Arts Interest form

  1. Attend our school interest meeting which will take place on November 1st, 2022 in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 11:15. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.                                                       See Ms. Leone in F222 or Mr. Franklin in Room F 112 for a pass to attend.

Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 6, 2022

 

Support our Senior Class

Help support the senior class! Buy a hoodie or class shirt! All proceeds go to help fund senior activities. All orders are due by November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Becca Darr ([email protected]).

Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. DiBari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Westfield2023

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 10/24

Girls Volleyball, District Quarter Finals (Away)

Varsity start 6:30pm

@ South Lakes HS

Wednesday, 10/26

Girls Varsity Field Hockey

TBD

Begins @ 7:00pm

@ TBD

Thursday, 10/27

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. Chantilly HS (Home)

Freshman Start 5:30pm

JV Start 7:00pm

@Westfield

Friday, 10/21

Varsity Football 

vs. Chantilly (Away)

7:00pm @ Chantilly HS

 

From FCPS

2022-23 Strategic Planning: Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking ALL families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

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Bulldog Breakdown 10/16 - 10/22

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

This past week was a fantastic one at Westfield. Homecoming always brings a great energy to the staff, students and community. The week was full of spirit, including one of my favorite events all year, the homecoming parade. I hope that you were able to get out and celebrate many of our amazing staff and students. Additionally, the homecoming dance was a great success with our SGA putting on a fantastic event with a huge student participation. Overall, a great week!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Westfield Apparel

Are you interested in some Bulldog apparel? Check out our online store! https://westfieldhighschoolfall2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/  

Yearbook sales

Yearbooks are at their lowest price all year, $65, for one more week! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use #5577 for Westfield. Prices go up on October 16th.

 Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. DiBari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Westfield2023

Grades 9 – 11 picture retakes

Any student in grades 9-11 who missed their picture day back in September can go to retake day on Wednesday, October 19th. Retakes will be held in the Lecture Hall. Students can stop by between classes or during their lunch period.

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

Tech Updates

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Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 10/17

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Oakton HS (Away)

Freshman 5:00pm

JV Start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15p

@ Oakton HS

Tuesday, 10/18

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Chantilly (Home)

Freshman & JV 

Start 5:45pm

Varsity Start 7:15pm

@ Westfield HS

Wednesday, 10/19

Cheerleading District Finals

Begins @ 6:30pm

@ South Lakes HS

Thursday, 10/20

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Madison HS (Away)

Freshman & JV 

Start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15pm

@ Madison HS

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. Madison HS (Home)

 

Freshman Start 5:30pm

JV Start 7:00pm

@Westfield

Friday, 10/21

Varsity Football 

vs. Madison HS (Away)

7:00pm @ Madison HS

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Bulldog Breakdown 10/9 - 10/15

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

There is a variety of information in the Breakdown this week, so please be sure to take some time and check it out. There is a lot on school pictures and yearbooks that may impact your students. Additionally, please remember that PSAT is Wednesday, 10/12, and that this is an early release (more info below). If your student is a 9th or 12th grader not taking the test, please keep them home for the day. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

PSAT Day

Reminder that Wednesday, October 12th is PSAT and SAT School Day. All 9th graders and those 12th graders that are not testing should stay at home and work on school assignments. Those 10th and 11th graders that attend will take the PSAT/NMSQT while the 12th graders that registered will take the SAT School Day. Please remind your students to check their @fcpsschools.net account email. They received an email from Susan Fox on October 4th with their test day details. Reach out to Susan Fox at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Yearbook sales

Yearbooks are at their lowest price all year, $65, for one more week! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use #5577 for Westfield. Prices go up on October 16th.

 

Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. Dibari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Westfield2023

 

Senior yearbook ads

This is the last week to submit a senior baby ad for the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter and use #5577 for Westfield. Page down to Share Your Love and click on Start Your Ad to create. Ads are due by Friday, October 14th. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser, Mrs. Naeve, at [email protected].

 

Grades 9 – 11 picture retakes

Any student in grades 9-11 who missed their picture day back in September can go to retake day on Wednesday, October 19th. Retakes will be held in the Lecture Hall. Students can stop by between classes or during their lunch period.

 

Homecoming Football

Westfield Bulldog Football Fans! 

 Here are some details for Friday’s homecoming Football game vs Oakton

Friday October 14, 2022

Oakton at Westfield @ 7:00 pm.

 The cost of all Varsity Football games is $5.00 for students and adults.

  • To avoid long lines, you can purchase your ticket at Etix.com.  If you have a prepaid ticket or a booster pass please enter through the pass gate
  • The game starts at 7:00 PM. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.   
  • We are encouraging all elementary and middle school students need to be accompanied & supervised by an adult while at the game.
  • High school students who get dropped off must plan to have their rides waiting for them at 9:30 PM. 
  • We are expecting a very large crowd so please plan on coming early.
    • If you or your student plans to come, please take the time to discuss the relevant information below:
    • No backpacks or other bags will be allowed in the stadium.  (Students and Adults)
    • No outside food or drinks are allowed. The concession stand will be open.
    • The purpose for students who attend our varsity football games is to watch the game, cheerleaders, band, and dance team.
    • We cheer for Westfield and not against our opponent. All cheers should be positive.
    • The gates to the stadium will open at 5:30pm.
    • All students need to leave immediately after the game.
    • All spectators are expected to be in the stands. We should not have guests hanging out by the concession stand and hills. 
    • Elementary & middle school should have an adult present.
    • If you leave the game, you will not be able to re-enter the stadium.
    • Whistles, air horns and similar noisemakers are prohibited.
    • Anyone caught trying to enter the game without paying will be removed and can be banned from attending future games. 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Tuesday, 10/11

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Oakton HS (Home)

Freshman & 

JV Start 5:45pm

Varsity start 7:15p

@ Westfield HS

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels 

vs. Chantilly HS(Home)

JV Start 6:15 pm

Varsity Start 7:30pm

@ Westfield HS

Wednesday, 10/12

PSAT DAY

Early release for students

9th Grade and 12th Grade students have no school.

Thursday, 10/13

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. South Lakes HS (Away)

Freshman Start 5:00pm 

JV Start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15pm

@ South Lakes

Freshman & JV Football

vs. Oakton HS (Away)

Freshman Start 5:00pm

JV Start 7:00pm

@Oakton

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels 

vs. Madison HS (Home)

JV Start 6:15 pm

Varsity Start 7:30pm

@ Madison HS

Friday, 10/14

Homecoming Parade @ Stone Middle School (4:30pm)

 

Varsity Football 

vs. Oakton (H)

 

7:00pm at Westfield HS

Saturday, 10/15

Homecoming Dance

8:00-11:00pm

@ Westfield HS

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Bulldog Breakdown 10/2 - 10/8

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! 

I would like to start by introducing you to our new Director of Student Services, Mrs. Vanessa Hunter! There is more information about Vanessa below, and we are excited to have her as a part of our Bulldog Family!

There is a variety of information in the Breakdown this week, so please be sure to take some time and check it out. There are some great parent resources ranging from PSAT/SAT info to quality information from our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Ms. Stacey King. I hope that you give them some time. 

Also, remember that Wednesday, October 5 is a student holiday. Please remember to keep your students home on Wednesday.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Vanessa Hunter Introduction

We would like to welcome Vanessa Hunter as the new Director of Student Services at Westfield HS. Vanessa has most recently served as a Resource Counselor in School Counseling Services supporting K-12 School Counseling Professionals and SEL/Wellness initiatives in FCPS. Before her role in central office, Vanessa worked as a School Counselor at West Springfield High School and FCPS’ Non-Traditional School Programs (i.e., Bryant’s AIM Program and Interagency Alternative Schools). She has also supported students as a College Partnership Program (CPP) school-based and summer experience advocate.

Vanessa holds her Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master’s Degree (M.S.Ed.) in Counseling from Old Dominion University, and an endorsement in Administration and Supervision PreK-12 through FCPS’ Accelerated Certification Cohort (ACCXV). Vanessa is excited to step into her new role as Westfield’s DSS and join the Bulldog Community! #WHS #GoBulldogs 

 

2022-23 AP/IB Test Schedule and Fees

Reference the College Board 2023 AP exam dates site for dates of AP Exams.  All 2023 AP exams will be taken in school and most will be taken in a paper/pencil format.

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. Please visit 2022-23  FCPS AP Testing fee schedule  or AP Testing Fees FAQ for in-depth information regarding the 2022-23 AP Test fees.

 

  • Fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. 
  • For each exam beyond six, families will be charged the College Board testing fee of $96. Students who are eligible for Free/Reduced lunch and have completed the Consent to Share form will not be charged the exam fee(s).
  • Students that wish to take AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s).   Please see Ms. Hughes or Ms. Shaw for the registration form. 
  • FCPS encourages all students to take AP/IB tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school in mid-October. 
  • Parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee in December 2022 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests.

AP Opt Out Information:

Students will receive their AP Opt Out form from Westfield High School during the week of October 10th.

Deadline:  If choosing to opt out of an exam, AP students must return the Opt-Out form no later than October 25th to either Nicole Shaw(Subschool 4, [email protected] ) or Dana Hughes(Subschool 2, [email protected] ) .

  • Students who submit an Opt Out form will receive a confirmation email from either Nicole Shaw or Dana Hughes, to confirm the receipt of your Opt Out form. If you do not receive an email by October 31, 2022 assume your form has not been received/processed and see Ms. Shaw or Ms. Hughes immediately.

To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report in early October with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment.

 For further questions regarding AP Testing, please contact Nicole Shaw, [email protected]  or Dana Hughes, [email protected] 

 

Region 5: Fairfax, Chantilly, Westfield, and Woodson High Schools Present: 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE: The Financial Aid Process

For Class of 2023 Seniors and Senior Families

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax High School Auditorium

3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

Presented by College Access Fairfax. College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. 

Presentation Topics:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

No pre-reservation is required. 

Spanish & Arabic Interpretation will be available.

For more information or questions, contact: Laura Cudahy, WHS College & Career Specialist, [email protected] 

  

Red Ribbon Week

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Mexican-American man working for the DEA after serving in the Marine Corps, being a fireman, police officer, and deputy sheriff in California. While on assignment in Mexico for four years, he was on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. He was getting close to exposing a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline in 1985, until he was kidnapped that February. He was headed to lunch with his wife when he was last seen being thrown into a van by masked men, his body wasn’t discovered until a month later. 

After his death, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in his hometown of Calexico, California. Hundreds wore red ribbons and pledged to lead a drug-free life in his honor. Then President Ronald Reagan was in office, so club members presented a proclamation to First Lady Nancy Reagan which brought it national attention. The campaign became official in 1988 by the National Family Partnership with President Reagan and “Just Say No” creator Mrs. Reagan as honorary chairpersons. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually from October 23-31st. 

Check out this Google Earth video on “The Life of DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena”. 

 Sources & Resources:

DEA

Fairfax CSB Opioid Info

REVIVE Training for Opioid Overdoses      

Medication Disposal

Teen Substance Use

FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

DEA Drug Take Back Day

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS. 

For further Information & support:

Stacey King, MSW, M.Ed

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected] 

 

Seeking Speech and Debate judges

Did you participate in Speech or Debate in high school or college?  Or would you like to learn more about how this activity operates?  The WHS team is seeking adult judges willing to volunteer one Saturday to judge at a tournament in the Northern Virginia area.  This is an extremely rewarding activity, watching talented students use their persuasive and analytical skills.  Mr. Deaton, the WHS debate team coach will train you on everything you need to know.  If you are interested, please email Mr. Deaton at [email protected]

 

Community Partner Shoutout

We are incredibly fortunate to have so many amazing community partners. We are going to continue to try and highlight their work as much as possible. Below are a couple that have helped out recently. 

Card My Yard

A big thank you to Card My Yard who has helped us out multiple times this year by placing signs to welcome our students and staff on their returns, as well as the new Superintendent during her visit. Their website is www.cardmyyard.com/centreville and you can also find them on Facebook or Instagram @cardmyyard_centreville. You can use code CMY5 to get $5 off any orders too. 

Grace Covenant Church

A big thank you to Grace Covenant Church who has been a consistent partner supporting our staff and students. Whether it is bringing in extra backpacks and supplies for students in need, or this past week when they brought in snack bags and lunch for staff members. We are extremely fortunate and thankful to have Grace Covenant as a partner!

 

PTSA Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser is underway and we are off to a great start. This year we are raising money to fund programs that will benefit all of our students.

Your participation & support are greatly appreciated! Hurry, orders close on Oct 18th, 2022. All items will be shipped to the school in November. We will share the distribution details once orders are finalized.

Don’t forget to register your student(s) at http://secure-web.cisco.com/1rJUC5IQSxT_29WM3yCTHvDDa_CzFzErJ1uMbAI3M8VW9td1fCfqt7EXvbUvRc1o1t6HvtH--vjg1OEy86sxDaMZtndDUxT1ScwDHKBdhqHJF9WFSXuO-qw8bz4lCbmZUxJY7G8TZLXagqvFgyuYOuGY6CVC3z-b5I1HE5tyohOB17YMbXnkzHF2p5YfWhSeSqjeYR9rv4rjcfRSB2OhTiDMMmXetOhPMbr3MjWAFM3VHoVpmn470szkMVwry9KcNVF7XkcAXonLio51D21Uh1PkMOaGsMsZlqRl0PIfgHHQydTLoF4P5A3dWWr3ybfVncu1D0sOx4FmYBP9BQWHZw21nwa9STqQa0neO-wCc0pNV4z-_y21gFADtSwINKmRrlif6KRsoY4mZmXOL280y_0S6BTsdQtjSaa4LYt30E9AMzUl6wh6iYujkI86F_tyHLYRy56vejG9ZCb5eALWPrA/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.Shopfund.com and share the fundraiser with family & friends to get 10+ online supporters!

Thank you for your support!

P.S. We will hit our goal if every family sells a minimum of 10 items.

STEPS TO REGISTER:

  1. Click on the link https://secure-web.cisco.com/17fuxsQNZFyvT0b9SnEa0IpsfnRoKIBjKeEF8eAP5OJBQaugHIRL1rowvK2nhLHjjh-BrqvBtO-dm84XhjYqi_Wnp05dlILO12Hsq7tcr5o3TYbmRnQKsHedX4efHZ8Fi2FLWpVldfhBYIRszenHLaJZsN9zoUXBTB1KqnNSpdmumJn4rXnFwZt0xQiMzqUZaVzg8ZKf7VLAh0KKiyvGIl_ZS0o97DEo2vGKBUAF1slAtY-n83c5Fdb1PdKBcTGJSzwN9tc4RAhJG6YzV6xXw6wRH6riTfLmklWeISbmuEAUL1pKgTQrgflQ4_CPN-Y00dGYZTBce1J7mUtmp5GJHvI7qAzFNbHc4yvp5l17GFNE5fyQy_pQ3C232Di4hcWQmEizlu1oKq7u0Sy6H2CdOCoLkEpI9eAI1CU16XaoSnwvUXTScGg8Oz9H41_oktkDHedpf-3NVQuLHl2KTXdVp0Q/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopfund.com%2F
  2. Click on Parents and Sellers button
  3. Click on Parents and Sellers Register button
  4. Enter email and set password, click on the Register button.
  5. Fill out the form

-Select State as Virginia

-Enter school as Westfield HS PTSA - Chantilly 20151 -Enter the homeroom teacher's last name or enter NA -Please enter your cell number -Click on Add student -Click on  Shop Now button

 You are ready to place your orders!

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Monday, 10/3

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Madison (Home) Dig Pink Night!

Freshman & JV @ 5:45 pm, Varsity @ 7:15 pm

 

Girls Field Hockey, All Levels Vs. Oakton (Home)

JV @ 6:15 pm, Varsity @ 7:30pm

 

Wednesday, 10/5

STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

Thursday, 10/6

Freshman and JV Football Vs. South Lakes (Away)

Freshman @5:30pm, JV @7:00pm

 

Girls Volleyball All Levels Vs. Centreville (Away)

Freshman & JV @ 5:45 pm, Varsity @ 7:15 pm

 

Friday, 10/7

Girls Field Hockey All Levels Vs. South Lakes (Away)

JV @ 6:15 pm, Varsity @ 7:30pm

 

Varsity Football vs. South Lakes (Home)

7:00pm @ Westfield HS

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Attendance: 703-488-6316 | Web | Twitter

Bulldog Breakdown 9/25 - 10/1

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! Additionally, Shana Tova to all who celebrate!

There is a variety of information in the Breakdown this week, so please be sure to take some time and check it out. Some things involve Westfield specific items, while others are generalized to high school age students and your FCPS experience. There are some great resources and I hope that you give them some time. 

Also, remember that tomorrow is a Teacher Workday which becomes a student holiday.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

 

Meet our Staff Videos!  

Meet our staff through videos posted on our webpage!  These videos will provide you with an introduction to each teacher, expectations for their course, how to contact them and where to find more information! 

 

PTSA Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser is underway and we are off to a great start. This year we are raising money to fund programs that will benefit all of our students.

Your participation & support are greatly appreciated! Hurry, orders close on Oct 18th, 2022. All items will be shipped to the school in November. We will share the distribution details once orders are finalized.

Don’t forget to register your student(s) at http://secure-web.cisco.com/1rJUC5IQSxT_29WM3yCTHvDDa_CzFzErJ1uMbAI3M8VW9td1fCfqt7EXvbUvRc1o1t6HvtH--vjg1OEy86sxDaMZtndDUxT1ScwDHKBdhqHJF9WFSXuO-qw8bz4lCbmZUxJY7G8TZLXagqvFgyuYOuGY6CVC3z-b5I1HE5tyohOB17YMbXnkzHF2p5YfWhSeSqjeYR9rv4rjcfRSB2OhTiDMMmXetOhPMbr3MjWAFM3VHoVpmn470szkMVwry9KcNVF7XkcAXonLio51D21Uh1PkMOaGsMsZlqRl0PIfgHHQydTLoF4P5A3dWWr3ybfVncu1D0sOx4FmYBP9BQWHZw21nwa9STqQa0neO-wCc0pNV4z-_y21gFADtSwINKmRrlif6KRsoY4mZmXOL280y_0S6BTsdQtjSaa4LYt30E9AMzUl6wh6iYujkI86F_tyHLYRy56vejG9ZCb5eALWPrA/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.Shopfund.com and share the fundraiser with family & friends to get 10+ online supporters!

Thank you for your support!

P.S. We will hit our goal if every family sells a minimum of 10 items.

 

STEPS TO REGISTER:

  1. Click on the link https://secure-web.cisco.com/17fuxsQNZFyvT0b9SnEa0IpsfnRoKIBjKeEF8eAP5OJBQaugHIRL1rowvK2nhLHjjh-BrqvBtO-dm84XhjYqi_Wnp05dlILO12Hsq7tcr5o3TYbmRnQKsHedX4efHZ8Fi2FLWpVldfhBYIRszenHLaJZsN9zoUXBTB1KqnNSpdmumJn4rXnFwZt0xQiMzqUZaVzg8ZKf7VLAh0KKiyvGIl_ZS0o97DEo2vGKBUAF1slAtY-n83c5Fdb1PdKBcTGJSzwN9tc4RAhJG6YzV6xXw6wRH6riTfLmklWeISbmuEAUL1pKgTQrgflQ4_CPN-Y00dGYZTBce1J7mUtmp5GJHvI7qAzFNbHc4yvp5l17GFNE5fyQy_pQ3C232Di4hcWQmEizlu1oKq7u0Sy6H2CdOCoLkEpI9eAI1CU16XaoSnwvUXTScGg8Oz9H41_oktkDHedpf-3NVQuLHl2KTXdVp0Q/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopfund.com%2F
  2. Click on Parents and Sellers button
  3. Click on Parents and Sellers Register button
  4. Enter email and set password, click on the Register button.
  5. Fill out the form

-Select State as Virginia

-Enter school as Westfield HS PTSA - Chantilly 20151 -Enter the homeroom teacher's last name or enter NA -Please enter your cell number -Click on Add student -Click on  Shop Now button

 You are ready to place your orders!

 

Class of 2023 Senior Pictures

We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at the school:

October 31 & November 1 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Final Session C

**This is the last opportunity for senior portraits at the school**

The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

 https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Westfield2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected] 

 

Seeking Speech and Debate judges

Did you participate in Speech or Debate in high school or college?  Or would you like to learn more about how this activity operates?  The WHS team is seeking adult judges willing to volunteer one Saturday to judge at a tournament in the Northern Virginia area.  This is an extremely rewarding activity, watching talented students use their persuasive and analytical skills.  Mr. Deaton, the WHS debate team coach will train you on everything you need to know.  If you are interested, please email Mr. Deaton at [email protected]

 

Advisory Committee For Students with Disabilities (ACSD)

The Department of Special Services is in need of parent representatives to serve as members of the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) for the 2022-2023 school year.  Each region is asked to nominate a parent from to serve on the committee.  The Governance Manual indicates that:

“The School Board shall appoint 33 members to the committee; a majority shall be parents of students with disabilities or persons with disabilities” It also states that the committee will consist of  “One parent of a student with disabilities representing each of the five FCPS Regions”.

This year, to assist in identifying potential nominees, the ACSD is providing the attached Public Interest Form on their webpage.  DSS will send to our region leadership team any interest forms that they receive from a parent in our region.  In addition, we wanted to reach out to you to see what names you might offer.  We are looking for parents who are collaborative and invested in examining our current supports and services for students with disabilities, and making recommendations to the School Board around areas of improvement. 

The School Board approves ACSD nominations on September 1st, so DSS would like to have Region nominations back before that date.

 

Rainbow Fentanyl

The DEA has issued a public warning educating the community about rainbow fentanyl. These particular pills are targeted to youth and young adults by its colorful candy-like appearance making them look harmless. Rainbow Fentanyl resembles playground chalk before it is pressed into pills and has been found in 18 states including West Virginia and New York and are sold as low as $17 (Hawaii) per pill making them affordable. In August of 2022 47,000 pills were confiscated at the Arizona border  as well as 186,000 “Perc 30’s” or “Blues”, another popular synthetic opioid found in our county.  

The trend, as reported by users, is to crush the pills, smoke it off of a piece of aluminum foil, with the theory that it is “safer” than snorting. When burned, it often gives off a distinct odor of burned rubber. While we have not seen Rainbow Fentynal yet, Perc 30’s or Blues are popular among adolescents and young adults in Fairfax County and the surrounding areas. Fentanyl is also found in counterfeit prescription pills, cocaine, Xanax, and other licit and illicit drugs.

The Medical Examiner from the Virginia Department of Health recently released its 1st quarter data for 2022 stating 483 people have died from fatal fentanyl overdoses in the state. For Fairfax County data and additional information on youth substance use, please see the Fairfax County Youth Substance Trends webinar linked below. 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists (SAPS) provide Tier 1 support throughout FCPS. Each high school pyramid is assigned a SAPS who conducts brief interventions, psychoeducation, and presentations to students, staff, families, and community members. Topics of discussion include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) as well as current trends on substances. For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270. 

For further Information & support:

Stacey King, MSW, M.Ed

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected] 

Sources & Resources:

DEA Rainbow Fentanyl Press Release

DEA Fentanyl Gallery

Narcan Training (English & Spanish)

Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends

 

WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: [email protected]

 

Thank you!

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Monday, 9/26

Teacher Workday

Student Holiday

Tuesday, 9/27

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. South Lakes (Home)

Freshman & 

JV Start 5:45p m

Varsity start 7:15p

@ Westfield HS

Superintendents Community Conversation

6:30pm 

@ Westfield HS

Wednesday, 9/28

Varsity Golf

Regional Championship 

9:00 am

@ Algonkian CC

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels 

vs. Centreville (Away)

JV @ 6:15 pm

Varsity @ 7:30pm

@Centreville

Thursday, 9/29

Varsity Golf

Regional Championship 

9:00 am

@ Algonkian CC

Girls Volleyball

All Levels

Vs. Chantilly (Away)

Freshman @ 5:00pm

JV @ 6:00pm

Varsity at 7:15pm

@Chantilly

 

From FCPS

ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form will be live on the ESSER III webpage Friday, September 23. Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website

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Bulldog Breakdown 9/18 - 9/24

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that you are all doing well and have been enjoying your weekend!

Please take some time to check out the Breakdown below. There are a couple of things I’d like you to take specific note of. First, we are looking for some personnel support opportunities within our building from community members. Second, there is new food bank information. The food bank helps many of our students, so please check it out. Lastly, another quick reminder to check out the section below regarding our town hall with Dr. Reid, our new Superintendent, to be held this Tuesday. Make sure to register using that link to ensure your space. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Superintendent’s Community Conversations

Please join us, along with Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, who will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on September 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend using this link: 

https://forms.gle/okc7pMEvqVcPyUnXA

 

Teacher/Support Opportunities

Our special education office has an immediate need for a full time team member who will be responsible for scheduling logistics, maintaining strict timelines, managing databases, filing, parent correspondence, and other office-related duties. This position is full time, 10-month contract of normal school operating days, with benefits. If you have previous office (or similar) experience and are interested in being a part of the amazing Bulldog Family Faculty, please consider sending your resume to our Special Education administrator, Xiara Davis, at [email protected]

Do you have any students at WHS who are preparing to take their DMV Driver’s Permit Test? Once a month, WHS administers the DMV Permit Test to students after school. Use this Information and Schedule Document to see more details and register for upcoming test dates. *Please note that students will need to be logged into their FCPS Google Accounts to access this document*

 

WHS Food Bank

Westfield Food Pantry is a PTA run group that aims to serve students and their most basic needs.  Food, clothing, and school supplies are just some of the areas we collect for.  Our Wishlist is updated frequently with items requested by those assisting our students.  Your purchase from the wish list ships directly to the school and gets into the hands of the students ASAP. If shopping in person is more your speed, purchases of LIKE ITEMS from the list can be dropped off at our collection box (5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville) any time. Please take a moment to help our Westfield Family by making a purchase from the list.  Message to Share:   Westfield Food Pantry is a PTA run group that aims to serve students and their most basic needs.  Food, clothing, and school supplies are just some of the areas we collect for.  Our Wishlist is updated frequently with items requested by those assisting our students.  Your purchase from the wish list ships directly to the school and gets into the hands of the students ASAP. If shopping in person is more your speed, purchases of LIKE ITEMS from the list can be dropped off at our collection box (5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville) any time. Please take a moment to help our Westfield Family by making a purchase from the list.  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EKHX9C5YWW24?ref_=wl_share    

If you have any questions about donating, please email Jen at:

 [email protected]

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!   If you have any questions about donating, please email Jen at [email protected] THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

 

Senior Events

9/19/2022 - Senior Panoramic Photo - through 3rd period class - Stadium (Rain Location- Gym)

9/23/2022 - ‘23 Spirit Day - Students can wear their Class of 2023 Senior t-shirt or a college/career shirt. 

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Monday, 9/19

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels

Vs. South Lakes HS

JV starts 6:15pm

Varsity starts 7:30pm

@Westfield HS

Varsity Golf

District Tournament

10am @ Twin Lakes Golf Course

Tuesday, 9/20

Freshman/JV Football

Vs. Madison HS

Freshman start 5:30pm

JV start 7:00pm

@ Madison HS

Girls Volleyball, All Levels vs. Centreville

Freshman start 5:00pm

JV Start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15p

@ Westfield HS

Superintendents Community Conversation

6:30pm 

@ Westfield HS

Friday, 9/23

Varsity Football

Vs. Yorktown HS

7:00pm @ Yorktown HS

 

From FCPS

2021-22 Fairfax County Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The county has posted the results for the 2021 survey

The survey is given to all students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 each fall. It provides a wealth of information about a variety of topics related to our youth that influence their physical and mental well being, from sleep and nutritional habits to substance abuse behaviors to symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts. 

The results provide a snapshot of our youth in Fairfax County but also serve as a barometer of our own effectiveness as a community in fostering healthy choices in our young people. Data from the Fairfax County Youth Survey is used as a measurement tool in the FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 2 - Caring Culture - Healthy Life Choices.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. Visit our website for more information on the upcoming Fairfax County Youth Survey

Family Engagement Survey Results

FCPS administered its second Family Engagement Survey in the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. Key findings include:

  • 91% responded that “My child feels safe at school.”
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by my child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at my child’s school.
  • 89% feel their school is safe.

The survey was open from March 13-April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate. View survey results on our website

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Breakdown 9/11 - 9/17

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that you are all doing well and have been enjoying your weekend!

Today is the anniversary of September 11.  On this date in 2001, a grave tragedy occurred in our nation. We recognize that this anniversary may be difficult for some of our families, and we support any in our community who still mourn the loss of loved ones on that tragic day. We also acknowledge the sacrifice of our first responders and those who serve to protect our nation. 

There are a lot of events going on this week, so please check the calendar. I encourage you and your family to routinely check both Schoology, as well as out activities website, www.westfieldathletics.org. A new event that we are hosting this year is a “Fall Kickoff.” This event, geared towards all families, will be hosted this before the football game on Friday night. Come out and take a shot at dunking me in the dunk tank!

Another quick reminder to check out the section below regarding our town hall with Dr. Reid, our new Superintendent, to be help on Tuesday, September 20th. Make sure to register using that link to ensure your space. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Attendance E-Mails

As a reminder, parents/guardians must contact their student’s sub school office to excuse an absence; email is not the acceptable process to use when notifying our school of your student’s absence.    We are aware of the FCPS online portal; however, Westfield High School is not monitoring or accepting any absences submitted via email. 

If your student has been marked absent for a specific class, please contact that teacher to determine if the absence was marked in error.  The teacher will notify the appropriate sub school to make the correction.

Students cannot excuse their own absence by emailing the sub school office, teacher, or counselor; the parent/guardian must contact the sub school office by phone to report the absence.

We request parents continue to submit their excused student absences via our attendance line 703-488-6316 or contact your student’s sub school office directly.   

Please refer to our website for additional information regarding the reporting of your student’s attendance: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/about/attendance

 

Senior Class News and Updates

Thank you to the parents who have e-mailed to volunteer this year. Here are some upcoming events:

9/14/2022  - Senior Post Secondary Options Night - 6:00-8:00pm 

 

  • 6-6:30pm NOVA Info Session (Spanish translation available) Cafeteria
  • 6:30-8pm  Post-Secondary Options / College Application Process 

 

Learn about the college application process and options to pursue after high school. Presentations will be with your individual counselor (see below for location).

 

  • Spanish-Speaking Family Session - Career Center
  • Subschool 1 (Last names: A-Dam) – Lecture Hall
  • Subschool 2 (Last names: Dan-Jac) - Library
  • Subschool 3 (Last names: Jad-Mol) – Chorus Room
  • Subschool 4 (Last names: Mom-Sam) – Orchestra Room
  • Subschool 5 (Last names: San-Z) - Cafeteria

 

9/19/2022 - Senior Panoramic Photo - through 3rd period class - Stadium (Rain Location- Gym)

10/31-11/1, 2022 - Senior Photos - Lecture Hall - More information to come. 

 

  • Senior T-shirts, magnets, and stickers are available for sale next week at the Fall Kickoff.
  • Information is updated on the Class of 2023 Schoology page, Instagram and Twitter. 

Superintendent’s Community Conversations

Please join us, along with Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, who will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on September 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend using this link: 

https://forms.gle/okc7pMEvqVcPyUnXA

 

Senior Families 

Please join us for the Senior Post-Secondary Options Night on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (in person, various locations). You will learn about options to pursue after high school, the college application process, Northern Virginia Community College, and more! There will be time to ask questions with both the counselors and the NOVA representative.

Spanish translation available for the NOVA Info Session; Spanish-Speaking Family Session at 6:30 pm.

Northern Virginia Community College Information Session – 6:00 – 6:30 pm - cafeteria

Post-Secondary Options Session with Counselors – 6:30 – 7:30 pm – locations to be announced

Laura Q. Cudahy

College & Career Specialist

Westfield High School

 

Families in Need of Support

Westfield High School has partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide students in need healthy meals for the weekends. Westfield is delivering approximately 50 meals to students every Friday afternoon. If you have a student who could benefit from a Friday meal at anytime this school year, please reach out to Sara Genetin at [email protected] or 703-488-6382. 

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Monday, 9/12

Girls Volleyball, All Levels

Vs. McLean HS

Freshman start 5:00pm

JV start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15pm

@ McLean HS

Tuesday, 9/13

Varsity Golf vs. Madison

3:30pm @ Westwood CC

Girls Field Hockey, All Levels vs. Centreville

JV starts 6:15pm

Varsity starts 7:30pm

@Westfield HS

Thursday, 9/15

Girls Volleyball, All Levels

Vs. Herndon HS

Freshman start 5:00pm

JV Start 6:00pm

Varsity start 7:15p

@ Herndon HS

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. South County

Freshman start 5:30pm

JV start 7:00pm

@ South County

Friday, 9/16

Varsity Football

Vs. South County

7:00pm @ Westfield

Fall Festival for all Families before the game!

 

From FCPS

Attendance Awareness Month Importance of Strong Attendance Habits

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

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Bulldog Breakdown 9/5 - 9/10

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Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that you are all doing well and were able to enjoy the long weekend!

It’s been a great opening to the school year and we feel like we’re settling in nicely. I want to give a huge shoutout to your students, who have come in with great energy and really focused on acting with Westfield Pride. We will continue our class meetings this week highlighting our expectations, as well as encouraging them to help create the type of school community that they are proud to be a part of.  Please encourage your students to start looking to take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities offered by our clubs and activities as they kick the year off. Here is a link to a listing of those clubs as you are talking with your student: Westfield HS Clubs

Another quick reminder to check out the section below regarding our town hall with Dr. Reid, our new Superintendent, to be help on Tuesday, September 20th. Make sure to register using that link to ensure your space. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Superintendent’s Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on September 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend using this link: 

https://forms.gle/okc7pMEvqVcPyUnXA

 

Senior Families 

Please join us for the Senior Post-Secondary Options Night on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (in person, various locations). You will learn about options to pursue after high school, the college application process, Northern Virginia Community College, and more! There will be time to ask questions with both the counselors and the NOVA representative.

Spanish translation available for the NOVA Info Session; Spanish-Speaking Family Session at 6:30 pm.

Northern Virginia Community College Information Session – 6:00 – 6:30 pm - cafeteria

Post-Secondary Options Session with Counselors – 6:30 – 7:30 pm – locations to be announced

Laura Q. Cudahy

College & Career Specialist

Westfield High School

 

Digital Consent

At Westfield High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.  Some of the digital resources your student may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.  You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Here is the link to a form where you need to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your student will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

If you have multiple children at Westfield, the form will need to be filled out individually for each child. Also, if your child attends an academy or online campus you will need to fill this out for each school setting.

The site may experience a high volume of traffic, as all parents in FCPS attempt to provide permission for their children. If the link does not work at the time you attempt to fill it out, please try again at a later time. We appreciate your patience.

If you need the consent form in another language please click here and choose another language on the menu at the top right of the page. If you need a translated form, please do not use Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions, please email Kyle Laspe, Assistant Principal at [email protected]

 

Families in Need of Support

Westfield High School has partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide students in need healthy meals for the weekends. Westfield is delivering approximately 50 meals to students every Friday afternoon. If you have a student who could benefit from a Friday meal at anytime this school year, please reach out to Sara Genetin at [email protected] or 703-488-6382. 

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

Comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

 

Tuesday, 9/6

Girls Field Hockey

@ Oakton HS

Freshman/JV 6:15 pm

Varsity 7:30 @ Oakton HS

Thursday, 9/8

Freshmen/JV 

Vs. Marshall HS

5:30 @ Westfield HS

Friday, 9/9

Varsity Football 

@ Marshall HS

7:30 @ Marshall HS

 

 

From FCPS

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 

 

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best in the classroom and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children and loved ones in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about a variety of topics related to student wellbeing. 

Resources: 

 

 

 

Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

If you or your child have concerns or information relating to feeling unsafe in any way at school, the FCPS Office of Safety and Security has a safety tip line that you can access anonymously online, by text (888-777; Keyword TIP FCPS), or by phone (571-423-2020).

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

Students, staff, and community members should report school safety issues such as threats, unsafe or dangerous situations, illegal drug activity, theft, gang activity, the existence of weapons, vandalism, and concerns about student wellness. Tip line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous.Concerns that do not impact the safety of our schools—concerns or information about programs, regulations, or policies—can be sent to the FCPS ombudsman online, at 571-423-4014, or [email protected].

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Bulldog Breakdown 8/28 - 9/3

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Good Afternoon Bulldog Families–

I hope that you and your family had a great first week, and a fantastic weekend! We enjoyed welcoming you and your students as they returned to Westfield, and saw a lot of fantastic energy and excitement. It’s set to be a great year!

Below is a good amount of information. Please make sure you take a look the upcoming events such as the Superintendent’s Community Conversation happening here at Westfield on September 20th. Additionally, there are welcome videos from our magisterial School Board members that you should check out. 

Thank you all (as well as your students) for a fantastic opening to the school year!  As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Superintendent’s Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on September 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend using this link: 

https://forms.gle/okc7pMEvqVcPyUnXA

 

School Board Videos

Please take a second to view welcome back videos from our School Board members! Use the links below to view:

The Honorable Stella Pekarsky: https://youtu.be/2_bPrRpMXZs

The Honorable Melanie Meren: https://youtu.be/GYe_f1ZXK0o

 

Tutoring Services Update

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

 

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: 

Senior Class Parent Volunteers Needed - Please e-mail Laura Waterman at [email protected], if you are able to volunteer/help plan events for the seniors this year! 

 

Athletic Game Information/Expectations

Fall athletic games started last week.  We have many games still ahead of us.   Here are a few things every Bulldog needs to know.   Tickets for home games are $5.  We will accept cash. However, we encourage you to buy your tickets ahead of time at etix.com Buy OnLine Tickets Here.   You may also buy a Westfield Athletic Booster Pass that will get you into home regular season games the whole year.  Buy a Booster Pass Here.  

For Varsity Football games please note the following:  there is no re-entry to the game, you will have to pay to re-enter, no bats/balls/scooters/skateboards are allowed in, no backpacks allowed, and no outside food or drink will be allowed in. No grilling is allowed in the parking lot, one car per space and please do not impede sidewalks or driving lanes.  Pets/Animals are prohibited on school grounds at any time, for any event. 

Schedule of events can be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Please come on out and support the Bulldogs.  Please continue to represent us with great sportsmanship and class.  

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Digital Consent

At Westfield High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.  Some of the digital resources your student may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.  You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Here is the link to a form where you need to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your student will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

If you have multiple children at Westfield, the form will need to be filled out individually for each child. Also, if your child attends an academy or online campus you will need to fill this out for each school setting.

The site may experience a high volume of traffic, as all parents in FCPS attempt to provide permission for their children. If the link does not work at the time you attempt to fill it out, please try again at a later time. We appreciate your patience.

If you need the consent form in another language please click here and choose another language on the menu at the top right of the page. If you need a translated form, please do not use Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions, please email Kyle Laspe, Assistant Principal at [email protected]

 

Families in Need of Support

Westfield High School has partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide students in need healthy meals for the weekends. Westfield is delivering approximately 50 meals to students every Friday afternoon. If you have a student who could benefit from a Friday meal at anytime this school year, please reach out to Sara Genetin at [email protected] or 703-488-6382. 

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

Monday, 8/29

Girls Volleyball 

All Levels @ Battlefield

Freshman/JV at 6:15pm

Varsity at 7:15pm

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels @ Westfield HS

JV at 6:15pm

Varsity at 7:30pm

Wednesday, 8/231

Girls Volleyball vs. Marshall

Freshman/JV 6:15 pm

Varsity @ 7:15 pm @WHS

Thursday, 9/1

Varsity Football vs. Washington-Liberty

7:00 pm @ Westfield HS

 

From FCPS

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

Additaionlly, view this graphic for a quick view of available telephone numbers for translation: Translation Services

 

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

 

Labor Day (Holiday)Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Bulldog Breakdown 8/21 - 8/27

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Good Afternoon Bulldog Families–

I hope that you and your family had a great week! We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the Bulldog BBQ this Thursday. It seems like everybody is ready to be back and I can feel the excitement already. I truly believe that this is going to be an incredible and defining year for Westfield High School!

There is a lot of information below from both me and FCPS. There are a few things that I want to highlight though. First and foremost, I want to reiterate that your students’ safety is our top priority here at Westfield. Our Superintendent, Dr. Reid, sent out an e-mail earlier this week regarding an incident at Glasgow Middle School. I urge you to speak with your students about the importance of being proactive with any safety and security concerns they have, and encourage both you and them to reach out to ANY trusted adult in the building, including subschools and myself. Safety and security is our highest priority. 

Also, please make sure to look at the section about FCPS’ new cell-phone policy. Cell phones need to be off and put away during class time unless otherwise instructed by teachers. A lot of research has been done surrounding cell-phones with adolescents and in the classrooms, and the consensus is that policies such as this improve achievement and reduce stress. I’m hopeful that we’ll see both of those outcomes this year with the new policy. 

Lastly, I know there has been some confusion with schedules and Schoology. Much of this is due to technology issues that we have been resolving all week and into this weekend. Please know that we are fully staffed at Westfield and that while your students’ schedule might say “vacancy” or something like “Soc Science Teacher”, we do have highly qualified teachers for every class. The same goes for Schoology which you will see more about below. 

We are extremely excited to welcome everybody back this week! As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

Cell Phone Policy

The new SR&R section on cell phones prohibits cell phone use in classrooms. We recognize that this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. We will be reiterating this with students throughout the year, and look forward to your support at home. 

Students in secondary and high schools must silence phones and put them away during all instructional periods, unless there is a medical need or emergency, or teachers have allowed the usage of cell phones for instructional activities

Cell phones may be used on campus before the first bell, after the last bell, during passing periods, and lunches.

 

Updated Schoology Pages

There have been some technology issues with Schoology that have delayed the creation of some teacher Schoology pages. These issues should be resolved by the end of the first week of school, and you and your student will have access to teacher pages by then. Please understand that this is no fault of our teachers and they have been working diligently to make sure that pages are ready to go as soon as possible. I appreciate your understanding.

 

Transportation/Drop-Off

Unless meeting with a performance group, athletic team, or other staff sponsored organization, students should not enter the building before 7:30am. 

Kiss & Ride: You may drop your students off at Door 11 starting at 7:30. When entering the Kiss & Ride loop, please make sure to pull forward as much as possible to allow more cars. This helps the line move quickly and clears traffic from Stonecroft Boulevard.

Bus stops and route information will be shared with families via the ParentVUE accounts on August 9. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.  Transportation will load that information in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE under Student Info > Transportation. You can only see this information if you log on via the website, not the app.

If you have any specific transportation questions, please contact the Transportation Office at 703-249-7000.

 

Digital Consent

At Westfield High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.  Some of the digital resources your student may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.  You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Here is the link to a form where you need to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your student will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

If you have multiple children at Westfield, the form will need to be filled out individually for each child. Also, if your child attends an academy or online campus you will need to fill this out for each school setting.

The site may experience a high volume of traffic, as all parents in FCPS attempt to provide permission for their children. If the link does not work at the time you attempt to fill it out, please try again at a later time. We appreciate your patience.

If you need the consent form in another language please click here and choose another language on the menu at the top right of the page. If you need a translated form, please do not use Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions, please email Kyle Laspe, Assistant Principal at [email protected]

 

Families in Need of Support

Westfield High School has partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide students in need healthy meals for the weekends. Westfield is delivering approximately 50 meals to students every Friday afternoon. If you have a student who could benefit from a Friday meal at anytime this school year, please reach out to Sara Genetin at [email protected] or 703-488-6382. 

 

Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares

 

Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A

 

Tech Updates

Need Tech Support? CLICK HERE

 

Calendar

Monday, 8/22

First Day of School!

8:10 am @WHS

Wednesday, 8/23

Field Hockey vs. Lake Braddock

JV 6:15 pm

Varsity 7:30 pm @WHS

Thursday, 8/24

Girls Volleyball vs. Marshall

Freshman/JV 6:15 pm

Varsity @ 7:15 pm @WHS

Friday, 8/25

Varsity Football vs. Unity Reed

7:00 pm @ Unity Reed HS

 

From FCPS

Topic: SOL Test Results

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has announced 2021-22 Standards of Learning (SOL) data for school divisions that shows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has made steady progress towards a return to pre-pandemic levels.

FCPS annual pass rates for 2022 indicate that, while the road to recovery continues, FCPS students made promising gains in reading, mathematics, and science over the course of the 2022 school year. Read more about our plans for continued improvement of the SOL pass rates.

 

Topic: COVID Updates

Earlier this week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • Diagnostic testing will be available beginning Tuesday, August 16, for FCPS students and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Information on diagnostic testing will continue to be updated on our website.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review our Health and Safety Guidance on our website.

 

Topic: Text Messages for Parents

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

 

Topic: Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Topic: Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Please remember to look for an email from FCPS with information about how to review this annual information:

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

Please look for an email that you should have received August 18 in which FCPS shared the Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. If you have children at different grade levels, please read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

 

Topic: Buses and Delays

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established. If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. E-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. Contact the Transportation Office at 703-249-7000.  For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

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