MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-FCPSOn, Outstanding Employee Awards

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NEWS AND INFORMATION

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Westfield High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form links below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. 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 google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. We have extended the deadline to Monday November 11, 2019.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category. Outstanding Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/jKt98q4nQdSQzXsMA

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.  Outstanding New Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/VAX46PaT4qxWfUZt9

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility:  has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/tvAN98KT12CUTq7h9

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: at least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule C or School Based Administrator scale employee (not building principal): common positions in this category are assistant and associate principals, director of student activities, director of student services. Outstanding Leader Nominator Form: https://forms.gle/CzCP2mxCRVZzzrAZ7

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position. Common positions are administrative assistant, office staff, safety and security assistant, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, parent liaisons

Nominator form: https://forms.gle/sYbWywZMcfgw5UXJ9

Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position. Common positions are  school based technology specialist,  technology support specialist, assessment coach, career center specialist, instructional coach, psychologist, social worker, school counselor, safety and security specialist, resource teacher

Nominator Form: https://forms.gle/fNKiYcS62idA5aLg8

FCPSon - Technology Support Fee

As part of FCPSOn, an annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. The technology support fee is included in the FY 2020 Approved Budget.

Billing

The technology support fee will be billed centrally using FCPS’ e-commerce platform, My School Bucks (MSB), which retrieves information from the Student Information System (SIS). Students who have Free and Reduced status AND have given consent to share their FRM status for a waiver or reduction of the technology support fee will be charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee will be waived for Free status.

The technology support fee will be billed on Monday after the end of first quarter of each school year for all eligible students who are enrolled at that time. Subsequent bills for students who are transferring into the school district will be issued on the first Monday after the end of the second and third quarters. There will be no proration of the fee.

Parents/guardians and students who do not have an MSB account will receive a bill from MSB to the primary email address recorded in SIS. They are also encouraged to enroll in My School Bucks.

Refunds

Refunds for fees will be allowed for students who have paid the fee and are able to show that they subsequently have obtained an FRM status with the option to use that information.

Student Obligations

Students who have not paid the fee will incur a student obligation.

Lost and Damaged Laptops

There will not be additional fees for incidental damage. However, schools will treat repeated instances of damage from negligence the same way they would treat negligent damage to any school property. Students may be financially liable for lost/stolen computers.

Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility/Verification

Application forms were distributed to households with a letter informing households of the availability of free or reduced-price meals for their children.  Applications are also available at each school, at the central office, and online. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.  The information households provide on the application will be used for determining eligibility and verification of data.  

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services may check your eligibility at any time during the school year.

If you need help filling out the application form, please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

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Senior yearbook ads are STILL available!

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SENIOR/BABY ADS FOR YEARBOOK

Procrastinators rejoice! While the deadline for submitting senior/baby ads for the 2020 yearbook has come and gone, we STILL have space to sell a few more!  Please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use 5577 for Westfield. Act NOW - we can only accept them on a first come, first served basis.

There are 2 ways to create/submit your ad        

You can create, submit, proof, and pay for your senior baby ad using the Herff Jones Order Center Online Ad Creation tool. Select your ad size, choose a template (templates range from 1-10 pictures), upload your pictures, add your personalized message, and customize your senior baby ad. (The more space you purchase, the larger your photos will run and the more photos you can include in your selected template. The amount of text that will fit is also determined by the ad size purchased. Available ads range from a full page to a sixteenth-page.) Pay with a credit card once your ad is completed. You will receive a PROOF from Herff Jones to ensure accuracy. Once your ad is complete, it will be submitted electronically to the yearbook staff.

 

The other way to order an ad is by using the order form on the Westfield homepage, and the Guardian staff will create your ad. Submit your text, photos, and payment (cash or check made out to Westfield High School) to Mrs. Jessica Naeve’s mailbox in the school’s Main Office.

 

Questions about senior baby ads? Contact Jessica Naeve, Guardian adviser, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu

Need technical assistance? Call the Herff Jones Tech help line at 1-866-287-3096

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Westfield Cares, Technology Fee

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

On Monday, November 25, 2019, Westfield High School in collaboration with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Westfields Marriott will conduct the annual Westfield Cares program. The Westfield Cares program is a full day event focused on the physical and mental well-being of our students by educating them about the dangers of substance abuse and mental health stigmas and coping skills. The theme for this year’s Westfield Cares program is “Overcoming Life Obstacles”. All sophomores are invited to attend this program.

Permission slips will be distributed to sophomores in their Health and Physical Education 10 class on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Sophomores who return their permission slips prior to the Westfield Cares program will start their morning watching the film, Angst in the auditorium.  Following the preview, participants will walk to the Westfields Marriot. The program at the Marriot will include guest speakers, mindful movement breaks, and guided table discussions/activities led by table facilitators. The Westfields Marriott will provide all participants with a special Thanksgiving Day lunch. 

Please encourage your sophomore to attend this program.  Return permission slips to Student Services in H128 no later than November 15, 2019.

We will host a preview of the film, Angst for all parents on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Our intent in sharing this film with all families is to raise awareness of anxiety and start a dialogue among families and community members.  We will have community agencies available before and after the preview to offer information and resources. We will also facilitate a panel discussion following the preview from approximately 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The following link provides more information about the film, Angst https://angstmovie.com/.

I hope you will be able to attend the preview and support our efforts to help our students.

Sincerely,

 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield High School

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Technology Support Fee

As a reminder, the technology support fee will be billed on Monday, November 4.  Talking points about the Technology Support Fee are available online.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Korean Exchange/Teaching in FCPS/PTSA Silent Auction

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Korean Exchange Program

Through a unique partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the South Korean Government, selected Westfield High School teachers and students will have an opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange program with students from Haewon High School located in Incheon, South Korea.  

If you or your student are interested in participating in the Korean Cultural Exchange Program, we will have an information session for parents and students on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Westfield High School.

For more information reach out to Luann Hoyseth, Assistant Principal, SS5 at lrhoyseth@fcp.edu.  

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar-December 17, 2019

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the second annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Event Information

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Gatehouse Administration Center Café

Action Required: Please register.

Deadline: 12/16/2019

PTSA-Online Silent Auction

Online Silent Auction - Nov 8-24th

Plans are underway for the Westfield High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) annual Silent Auction!  For the past several years we have held this event in August, but decided to move it to November this year and for the first time, it will be entirely online!

 

The Silent Auction is the PTSA's primary fundraiser and will open for bidding on the evening of Friday, November 8, 2019, continuing through Sunday, November 24th 9:00 p.m.

 

We will be auctioning many family activities such as zip lining, golf, escape rooms, and more, as well as many restaurant gift cards, all donated by local business.

You will be able to access the auction from the WHS PTSA homepage: http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org

 

Silent Auction Donations request!

 Which brings me to… If you own a business, have a special skill to share or have sporting/event tickets, we would love a donation from you to entice our Bulldog families and help to make this fundraiser a success!

You can submit your donation in one of three ways, by Wednesday November 6th:

  1. By EMAIL to jjvpsu@verizon.net : include a .pdf file attachment of your donation, or
  2. By MAIL: include a gift certificate, gift card or other item, and mail to:

Joy Volarich, Attn: WHS- Silent Auction, 14452 Rocky Branch Court, Centreville VA 20120

  1. PICKUP AT YOUR BUSINESS

If you have any questions or to arrange a donation to be picked up at your business, contact:

Joy Volarich- email jjvpsu@verizon.net or phone 703-424-6047

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

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

Like us on Facebook “Westfield High School PTSA”

Have something about a club, team, or class at Westfield that you’d like in the News You Choose?

Contact Jennie Ryman, WHS PTSA President at jennierymanptsa@gmail.com

 

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Important information for 12th graders and their parents

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SENIOR PORTRAITS

November 4th and 5th will be the final chance for seniors to have their portraits taken for inclusion in the senior section of the year book.  Appointment cards were mailed home and distributed by your student’s English teacher.    Portraits on these final days are taken by appointment only.  Students can check the schedule posted on the window of room C109.  While the sitting is FREE for the yearbook pose only, other packages are available.  See https://vosphoto.com/seniors/ for more information. 

If you have any school portrait questions, please contact Mrs. Jessica Naeve, the yearbook adviser, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu.

 

SENIOR/BABY ADS FOR YEARBOOK

Tomorrow, Friday, November 1st, is the deadline for submitting senior/baby ads for the 2020 yearbook.

There are 2 ways to create/submit your ad        

You can create, submit, proof, and pay for your senior baby ad using the Herff Jones Order Center Online Ad Creation tool. Select your ad size, choose a template (templates range from 1-10 pictures), upload your pictures, add your personalized message, and customize your senior baby ad. (The more space you purchase, the larger your photos will run and the more photos you can include in your selected template. The amount of text that will fit is also determined by the ad size purchased. Available ads range from a full page to a sixteenth-page.) Pay with a credit card once your ad is completed. You will receive a PROOF from Herff Jones to ensure accuracy. Once your ad is complete, it will be submitted electronically to the yearbook staff.

 

The other way to order an ad is by using the order form on the Westfield homepage, and the Guardian staff will create your ad. Submit your text, photos, and payment (cash or check made out to Westfield High School) to Mrs. Jessica Naeve’s mailbox in the school’s Main Office.

 

Questions about senior baby ads? Contact Jessica Naeve, Guardian adviser, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu

Need technical assistance? Call the Herff Jones Tech help line at 1-866-287-3096

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Impact Aid/Student Holidays/College 101

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Deadline to Return Federal Impact Aid Survey is October 30

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid that was sent home with students last week. 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 October 30. All results are confidential.

Student Holidays-November 4 & 5

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

Sophomore and Junior Families – You’re invited to College 101!

Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. in WHS the Auditorium

Don’t miss it!

This program was so popular last year,

we moved it from the Lecture Hall to the Auditorium!

Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph Macon College, will be presenting an overview of the college admissions process. Her presentation includes what colleges look for in applicants and how admissions offices make decisions.

Join us for this behind the scenes look at the college admissions process.

FYI - If you attended College 101 last year, this is the same program.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Korean Exchange Program

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Korean Exchange Program

Through a unique partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the South Korean Government, selected Westfield High School teachers and students will have an opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange program with students from Haewon High School located in Incheon, South Korea.  

 

If you or your student are interested in participating in the Korean Cultural Exchange Program, we will have an information session for parents and students on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Westfield High School.

For more information reach out to Luann Hoyseth, Assistant Principal, SS5 at lrhoyseth@fcp.edu.  

WESTFIELD HS KOREAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Westfield High School and Haewon High School, Incheon, Korea

Westfield High School, with support from the Fairfax County Public Schools and the South Korean Ministry of Education, has a partnership With Haewon High School located in Incheon, South Korea. Westfield High School students have a unique opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange program with international education students from Haewon High School.

 

We are seeking 10 families from the Westfield community who are each willing to host two Haewon High School students in their homes tentatively set for the week of January 14-21, 2020, with an alternative schedule of January 28- February 4, 2020  In exchange, selected Westfield students will travel to Incheon, South Korea during the week of April 12 through April 22 (FCPS Spring Break).

 

The cost to Westfield students, who are selected, will be approximately $1,100 (An estimated value of well over $3,000).

 

Background Information:

Incheon Haewon High School is located in Cheongla International District within Incheon City not far from the capital city Seoul.  It is a public co-educational school that adopted an international school curriculum as a model to lead the globalization of education supported by the Korean Ministry of Education.  The Exchange Program will provide Westfield students with special classes at Haewon High School designed for guests, as well as other activities that will enrich their educational experiences and help them make new friends from the other side of the world.  The program will also offer excursions to different parts of Korea such as Seoul, Kyeongju, and Busan. Throughout the visit, our students will increase their cultural awareness and deepen their understanding of Korean society and its history that cannot be learned from a textbook. 

 

What we are looking for:

  • 10 Westfield High School families who are willing to host two Korean students in their home during the Korean students visit in January.  These students may speak very minimal English, and may be either male or female.
  • Students and families who will be excellent ambassadors for Westfield High School and FCPS.
  • Families willing and available to provide guests with  experiences that allow exposure to local landmarks and culture.
  • Westfield Students will be expected to travel to Haewon High School in Incheon, South Korea during the week of Spring Break (Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12 or Monday, April13, 2020  Westfield students will be staying in a combination of both private homes and hotels. 
  • All individuals over the age of 18, who reside with the host family, must be willing to submit to a background check through Fairfax County Public Schools.

For Additional information, please stop by Sub School 5 in the R wing or email Luann Hoyseth at lrhoyseth@fcps.edu

Tentative Itinerary for Korean students traveling to Fairfax:

  • Tuesday
      • Students from Korea will arrive at Dulles Airport.  Welcome Students at Westfield HS.
  • Wednesday-Friday
      • Our Korean guests will attend school with their host student.  They will be allowed to ride the bus if that is their mode of transportation to Westfield.
      • Korean students will attend classes with their host, as well as some specialized classes.
      • Korean and Westfield students may take one or two “field trips” on Thursday and/or Friday. 
  • Saturday-Monday
  • Host families, and their Korean guests, will spend time separate from the group, getting to know each other, and touring the local area (i.e., Smithsonian, Capital Building, Memorials, etc.).
  • Tuesday
    • Haewon HS Students will likely depart Tuesday morning, January 21.

Tentative Itinerary for Westfield Students traveling to Korea during Spring Break (April 3-April 13) 

  • Friday, April 3
      • Westfield students depart for Incheon, Korea.
  • Saturday, April 4
    • Westfield students arrive late in the afternoon and will stay in a hotel in Incheon.
  • Sunday, April 5
      • Travel to Seoul
      • Ancient Palace and Seoul Tour
  • Monday – Wednesday (April 6-8)
    • Students will attend classes at Haewon High School and stay with Korean host families.  After a farewell party on Wednesday afternoon, Westfield students will board a bus to begin their tour of the rest of the country.
  • Wednesday Evening – Friday (April 8-10)
      • Westfield students will tour the southern part of the country
      • Stay in Temple in Kyeongju
      • Tour the Ancient Capital of Silla
  • Friday Evening – Sunday (April 10-12)
    • Students will tour Busan, second largest city in Korea.
    • Return to Seoul – Tour the city, visit sites
  • Sunday - Monday, April 13
    • Students will fly home. 

 

Further information on safety, medical facilities, etc. can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Diplomatic Security website (https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=17513). 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Halloween/The Watchdog Online

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Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

The SGA Leadership classes will be judging Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 31st during all lunches.  While we support our SGA’s initiative and efforts to build school spirit, all students must follow the SR&R guidelines for dress code.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • The costume cannot completely cover the student’s face
  • Accessories such as plastic swords or weapons of any kind are not permitted on school grounds.
  • Costumes containing language or images that are vulgar, revealing, discriminatory or obscene that promote illegal or violent conduct are prohibited.
  • Students whose costume or appearance is not in compliance with dress code guidelines will be asked to cover the noncomplying clothing or change clothes.  In some instances, the student’s parent or guardian may be notified, and the student may be sent home to get other clothes or remove make-up.                                                                         

Thank you for your continued support.  

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

The Watchdog is now online

 

Read about all the latest school happenings. Our first edition includes fond reminiscences from our 20-year veteran staff members, a look at newcomers, lots of homecoming nostalgia, and much more!

 

Please help us get the word out about our new online publication!

 

https://whswatchdog.net/

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ONLY 7 DAYS REMAIN to submit your senior yearbook ad!

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           ONLY 7 DAYS REMAIN TO PURCHASE YOUR             SENIOR/BABY AD FOR THE 2020 YEARBOOK!

Your baby is graduating! It’s time to celebrate all she/he has done with a beautiful, full-color senior/baby ad in the 2020 Westfield High School Yearbook!

Looking for a personalized, memorable way to recognize your graduating senior? Parents, siblings, relatives, teachers, coaches, and friends of the graduating Class of 2020 have an opportunity to purchase ad space in the 2020 edition of the yearbook. There are FIVE (5) ad sizes available at various price points. All ad space is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so place your order early to reserve ad space for your graduating senior.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING BABY ADS IS FRI, NOVEMBER 1ST!

 

There are 2 ways to order and design your ad

You can create, submit, proof, and pay for your senior baby ad using the Herff Jones Order Center Online Ad Creation tool. Select your ad size, choose a template (templates range from 1-10 pictures), upload your pictures, add your personalized message, and customize your senior baby ad. (The more space you purchase, the larger your photos will run and the more photos you can include in your selected template. The amount of text that will fit is also determined by the ad size purchased. Available ads range from a full page to a sixteenth-page.) Pay with a credit card once your ad is completed. You will receive a PROOF from Herff Jones to ensure accuracy. Once your ad is complete, it will be submitted electronically to the yearbook staff.

 

The other way to order an ad is by using the order form on the Westfield homepage, and the Guardian staff will create your ad. Submit your text, photos, and payment (cash or check made out to Westfield High School) to Mrs. Jessica Naeve’s mailbox in the school’s Main Office.

 

Questions about senior baby ads? Contact Jessica Naeve, Guardian adviser, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu

Need technical assistance? Call the Herff Jones Tech help line at 1-866-287-3096

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - TICKET SALES FOR WHS VS CvHS

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Dear Bulldog Fans:

Friday night lights…..Centreville vs. Westfield Varsity Football on Friday October 25th, 2019.  Westfield vs Centreville is one of the most highly anticipated football games each year. Both schools pride themselves on being positive on the field, in the stands, and throughout the communities. In order to make this rivalry positive for all in attendance please, remember the following key points:

  • Game time 7:00pm at Centreville HS
  • Ticket price is $5 per person
  • No outside food or drinks may be brought into the stadium
  • No powder allowed  i.e. baby powder or flour
  • Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold on Thursday and Friday during all lunches in the cafeteria (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) and 1:30 pm -3:30pm in the Activities Office (cash or check only).
  • Student backpacks are subject to search.
  • Gates will open at 6:00 pm.

During the game, we ask that all spectators remain on their respective side of the field. 

Come on out and support Westfield.  Hope to see you there.

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Theatre Production; Impact Aid

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Don't miss out on the final weekend to see the Westfield HS Theatre Production of Peter and the Star Catcher on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. in our school auditorium.

Impact Aid

On October 22nd all students received a Federal Impact Aid form. We must have a completed form for every student. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds 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 student’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 October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

If for any reason, your student did not receive a form, please send him/her to sub school 5 for a copy.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - WESTFIELD VS CENTREVILLE

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Dear Bulldog Fans:

Friday night lights…..Centreville vs. Westfield Varsity Football on Friday October 25th, 2019.  Westfield vs Centreville is one of the most highly anticipated football games each year. Both schools pride themselves on being positive on the field, in the stands, and throughout the communities. In order to make this rivalry positive for all in attendance please, remember the following key points:

  • Game time 7:00pm at Centreville HS
  • Ticket price is $5 per person
  • No outside food or drinks may be brought into the stadium
  • No powder allowed  i.e. baby powder or flour
  • Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold on Thursday and Friday during all lunches in the cafeteria (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) and 1:30 pm -3:30pm in the Activities Office (cash or check only).
  • Student backpacks are subject to search.
  • Gates will open at 6:00 pm.

During the game, we ask that all spectators remain on their respective side of the field. 

Come on out and support Westfield.  Hope to see you there.

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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School Pictures - Underclassmen and Seniors

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FOOD PANTRY

Underclassmen Portraits

The final chance for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders to have their portrait taken for the yearbook is this Wednesday, October 23rd, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in R basement.  Students are encouraged to go during Bulldog Block or their lunch period. These portraits are also available for purchase, and order forms can be found in the Main Office.  If you purchased a picture package from the September sitting and would like retakes, your child MUST return the package you received to the photographer at the time of the retake.

 

Senior Portraits

The third, and final, chance for seniors to have their portraits taken for inclusion in the senior section of the yearbook is November 4 and 5 by appointment only.  Portrait appointment cards were sent home via mail and are being distributed via your child's English teacher. Students can also check the schedule posted on the window of C109. While the sitting is FREE for the yearbook pose only, other packages are available.  See https://vosphoto.com/seniors/ for more information. 

 

If you have any school portrait questions, please contact Mrs. Jessica Naeve, the yearbook adviser, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu.

 

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-Food Pantry

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FOOD PANTRY

Westfield High School is excited to introduce the Erin Peterson Fund (EPF) Fuel Station, a school-based food pantry for our students and families. The food pantry opened for business on September 23, 2019. If you need assistance, please reach out to your student’s school counselor or sub school administrator to receive food donations.

Are you interested in donating? The following locations in our building have bins for donations:

  • Front office
  • Student Services office (next to the clinic)
  • Sub School 3
  • Sub School 5

Please open the link below for the list of items the food pantry accepts. In addition, food can be ordered through Amazon and delivered to Westfield!

Here’s how:

  1. Click the link: Westfield HS EPF Food Pantry
  2. A list of all the items needed will come up. We currently have no preference on brand, but smaller sized items seem to work best.
  3. Delivery address:

                               Westfield High School EPF Food Pantry

                                4700 Stonecroft Blvd.

                                Chantilly, VA 20151

                                Attn: Soraya Rahnama

 

The new pantry is named after Erin Peterson, a previous WHS student who was killed in the VA Tech Tragedy. This non-profit, named after Erin, has been supporting Westfield HS for over 12 years and is currently helping to stock the pantry. When ordering from Amazon you are supporting this non-profit and the food pantry. Here are the steps to begin:

  1. Typing smile.amazon.com in your browser. 
  2. You will be asked the business to benefit, type; Erin Peterson Fund, Location Centreville

Thanks for your support!

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - End of 1st Quarter, Rolling Gradebook, & ParentVUE

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

The 1st quarter will end on Friday, November 1.  The school year is moving along quickly, and I am happy to report our students are learning. 

 

Please review each of your student’s teacher’s grade book policies.  Some courses have a rolling grade book.  A rolling grade book, “formerly known as a yearlong or cumulative grade book, is a cumulative document.”  Teachers determine students’ final grades by a combination of all assignments and assessments for the school year.  The rolling grade book is not an average of quarter marks.  The grade posted at the end of each traditional quarter is a snapshot of a student’s current progress in the course.  If you have questions about the teacher’s grade book setup, please communicate directly with your student’s teacher.

 

If you have not already done so, please register for your SIS ParentVUE account and ensure you activate the option to receive weekly progress reports.  All parents/guardians of MS and HS students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email.  This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter.  

 

Weekly progress reports are no longer automatically sent to parents.  To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and verify that you have a primary email address in the system.  It is listed under the “My Account” tab.  If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account.  Once confirmed, parents/guardians can activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

 

Weekly progress reports for MS and HS students will be included in one email.  FCPS Elementary Schools do not use the SIS grade book and are not included in these reports. 

 

For questions about a specific progress report or grades you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information; additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions. 

 

Use the following link for additional information about ParentVue Weekly Progress Reports: Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-Drop off items/Outside Food

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Items dropped off for students

Starting on Monday, October 21st, any items dropped off for students will be kept in the main office, separated by sub school. The individual dropping off the item for a student is responsible for notifying the student that an item is in the main office. Parents will no longer be required to sign in and go to their student’s sub school office to deliver items. After one week, any items not picked up, will be delivered to the sub school. If food is dropped off, it will be discarded at the end of each school day.

Outside Food

FCPS Regulation 5003.4: Food Sales and Services: No food or beverages shall be offered for sale to students from midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the instructional day on the school premises by a provider other than the individual school food service department.

No school or organization shall contract for, or offer on its own at other times, any sale or service of food or beverage to students in competition with an established school food services program.

Lunch prepared by area restaurants and delivered to students during the school day is in direct competition with FCPS food services. Please help us to support our Food and Nutrition Services goal and continue to cultivate healthy nutritional options for our students!

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-Progress Reports/AP Exam Opt Out

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Progress Reports

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 8 during first quarter grading and report card generation. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, at 4:00 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6:00 a.m.

AP Exam Opt-Out

A reminder that AP Exam Opt-Out forms are due no later than October 25, 2019. Timely submission of the Opt-Out form indicating which AP exam(s) a student does not wish to take is necessary for the student to avoid fees. AP Exam registration cannot be updated or changed past October 25.  The College Board is assessing a $40.00 fee to students who are registered for the AP exam but do not sit for the AP exam.  Students will be charged the College Board’s $40.00 fee if they decide not to take an AP exam(s) and did not submit an Opt-Out form by October 25, or if a student drops an AP course after the Opt-Out deadline of October 25.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Employee Nominations-Impact Aid

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Outstanding Employee Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Westfield High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form links below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. 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 google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

Outstanding Teacher

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category. Outstanding Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/jKt98q4nQdSQzXsMA

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category. Outstanding New Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/VAX46PaT4qxWfUZt9

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/tvAN98KT12CUTq7h9

Outstanding Leader

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule C or School Based Administrator scale employee (not building principal): common positions in this category are assistant and associate principals, director of student activities, director of student services. Outstanding Leader Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/CzCP2mxCRVZzzrAZ7

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 21, 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 October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

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