MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Motorcycle Riders Wanted

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The Westfield HS Homecoming (HOCO) Parade is Friday, September 20 at 4:45 pm. If you are an adult motorcycle rider, I am inviting you to participate in a motorcycle convoy as part of the parade. We will meet at Westfield HS in the bus loop on September 20 at 4:00 pm to convoy to Stone MS.  

We will lead the parade, return to Stone MS, then make a final lap along the parade route prior to returning to Westfield HS and disbanding. You are welcome to stay for the HOCO Football Game - Lake Braddock SS vs Westfield HS at 7:00 pm.

FCPS Regulations prohibit students from participating on motorcycles in the parade. This means students cannot ride their own motorcycles in the parade, or ride on the back of motorcycles of other adult participants in the parade. Be sure to be safe and wear the appropriate safety equipment when riding your motorcycle to, during, and from he parade.

Please contact me at aecopeland@fcps.edu to confirm your participation in the HOCO parade as a motorcycle rider.

Thank you and I look forward to riding with you.

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield High School

 

4700 Stonecroft Boulevard

Chantilly, VA 20151

703-488-6300

 

Webpage: westfieldhs.fcps.edu

Twitter: @westfield_hs

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-UPDATES

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

The past two (short) weeks have been productive for our students.  We have issued over 2400 laptops to our students, and our teachers have begun incorporating their use into their lessons.  The challenges of navigating Westfield have diminished for many of our students, and we are well on the way to establishing good routines for learning and school life.

 

We will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15.  Our students and staff have taken the initiative to plan several activities to inform and educate our school community about their former home country and its’ culture.  You will be able to see some of the activities on our Westfield Live program and Twitter.

 

Please continue to check on your student’s academic and social progress in our school.  Many clubs and organizations have had or will have interest meetings in the coming weeks.  If either you or your student has a Twitter account, monitor it for upcoming interest meeting dates and times.  You can also get notifications of meetings on the Westfield APP.  Connections students make with the school through activities, clubs and organizations can be another road to success for your student. 

 

Finally, Homecoming (HC) Week is September 16-20.  I encourage you to attend our HC Parade starting at Stone MS on Friday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. Those participating, need to be at Stone MS by 4:00 p.m., the parade starts promptly at 4:45 p.m. The football game versus Lake Braddock SS is at 7:00 p.m.  The HC Dance is Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Westfield. 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield High School

News and Information

Westfield counselors will be meeting with all senior students through their Government class September 16-19 to discuss post-secondary options, the college application process, requesting their transcripts, sending test scores and all other pieces of the college process.  Students will also get to spend time in the College and Career Center learning about all the resources available to them as they narrow down their post-high school plans.

 

To follow up on these presentations, counselors will then meet individually with their seniors from English class September 19-25 to discuss their post-secondary plan, assist with any questions, and provide support as they make plans for after high school.  Students should come prepared to discuss what options they are considering and bring lots of questions.  Remember, counselors are here to help!

 

Welcome our Newest Student Services Staff Member

We would like to welcome, Kaitlyn Huizing, to the Westfield community. Ms. Huizing will be a counselor in Sub School 4, working with students last name MOM-PEN. Ms. Huizing recently relocated to our area from New Jersey. Ms. Huizing completed her Masters of School Counseling program at Monmouth University and most recently worked at Brick Township High School. She is excited to get to know the Westfield community and we are glad to have her as a member of the Westfield HS faculty.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-NEWS COVERAGE

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

On Friday, September 6th, a news crew from Fox 5 will be at Westfield HS at 7:15 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. near door 11 reporting on our football team and school spirit in preparation for the Friday evening's game versus John Champe HS. We will have members of our football team, coaches, marching band, cheerleaders, and students who choose to participate in this broadcast feature.  

We hope you will join us at Friday evening's game!

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - SR&R AND NEWS

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SR&R

Today your student viewed the Students Rights and Responsibilities video produced by Fairfax County Public Schools. They also took a test about their rights and responsibilities as a student in this county. Tonight, please ask them for their SR&R booklet. Inside the cover is a parent signature page. Please read over the booklet and talk to your student about the information it contains. Tear out the signature page, sign it and please send it back to school with your student. They can turn it in at their subschool or to their teacher.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

NEWS AND INFORMATION

PE Uniforms

Athletic Union had a glitch in their ordering system over the weekend. The free shipping code #WESTFIELD is now up and working until September 6. If you paid for shipping, please call Beth @ 540-937-3017 for a refund.

Attention Bulldogs and Bulldog Alumni!

Do you love the Murals around the school?!? Take one home with you on the merchandise of your choice!! The Art Department is running a limited-time sales campaign for their Artist Bulldog Murals in the 2nd Floor A-hallway AND the Character Ed Murals throughout the school. Follow this link for more info! https://www.originalworks.com/gallerylogin/ To see our Gallery, type in   Wfhs   which is our school code. Then start shopping! But do it quick! This sale ends on September 10th!! We will have other Murals released throughout the school year.  Stay tuned!

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-Back to School Information

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Senior Parent Night

On Thursday, August 29, the Student Services counseling staff will be hosting another information session regarding post-secondary planning for your seniors. The counselors will discuss the 2 and 4 year college admissions process and other post-secondary options. This event will take place at Westfield High School on August 29th before Back to School Night begins from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Auditorium. This presentation is geared for parents of seniors. The school counselors will meet in person with each senior during the first few weeks of school to provide information and support for their post-secondary planning.

Back to School Night

Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, August 29 and begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Please download or copy your student’s schedule from SIS ParentVue. New families to FCPS will receive a SIS ParentVue activation letter with set up instructions from FCPS. Upon arrival at the school, please report to your student’s first period class.  The purpose of Back-to-School Night is for you to meet your student’s teachers, see their classroom, and receive a brief overview of each of their classes.  The night is not intended for private conferences or lengthy conversations with teachers about your student.  If you would like to have more dialog with an individual teacher, please contact the teacher directly via email or phone. 

School Closed August 30-September 2 for Labor Day Break

New Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, Friday, August 30 is a holiday for students, in addition to the Labor Day holiday.

Bus Route Information

FCPS Transportation Services has sent detailed bus route information to parents by phone and email. If your child rides the bus, be sure to check your email or voice mail for a message. Bus route information for your child is also available now by logging into your FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View (Blackboard) account. To see it, click your child’s name in the module titled “Bus Stop Information (Parent).”

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information.

New for 2019: FCPS Now Using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, starting on August 26. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, non-punitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms are available to parents on the Westfield High School homepage “Important Beginning of the Year Information”.  Opt out forms and additional information is also available on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle. if you wish to opt your child out, please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu

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Stadium Expectations

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Dear Bulldogs,

 

As we prepare for Friday night’s (Aug 30, 2019) first home varsity football game vs Battlefield, I wanted to take a moment to remind you that the following guidelines are in effect to ensure that all of our patrons, students and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event:

- Varsity Football Games will start at 7pm.  We will open our ticket gates at 5:30pm

- Westfield High School (including the parking lots) is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free zone. Adults and students who are determined to be in violation of regulations restricting the possession or being under the influence of drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco will be dealt with accordingly, including being subject to arrest by police.

- Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the Westfield Administration, and the Westfield Security Staff will continue to monitor the activities of our patrons in the parking lot, at the ticket gate, and inside the stadium to promote a safe and secure environment for both Westfield fans and for our visitors and guests.

- Although tailgating is allowed, in order to preserve parking spaces, please limit your tailgating to areas around the perimeter of the parking lots; preferably grassy areas.  Please avoid taking up multiple parking spots in the middle of the parking lot. No grilling is allowed.

- Patrons will not be allowed to enter the stadium with athletic equipment such bats, balls, sticks, etc.

- Patrons will not be allowed to enter the stadium with containers such as water bottles, cups, cans, etc.

- Back Packs will not be allowed in the stadium.

- Our region policy for varsity football games states that once you pay and enter the stadium you may not leave and reenter without paying again. Please plan accordingly.

- Westfield HS students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans. Also, any clothing that includes negative references to opposing teams/schools will not be tolerated.  Let's show everyone why our student section, The Dog Pound, is the Class of the Region!

 

Thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines.

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Terri K Towle

Westfield HS

Director of Student Activities

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Regular Attendance

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August 26, 2019

                                                                                                       

Dear Parents and Families,

 

We are committed to providing our students with a high quality education. A key to academic success is excellent school attendance. Students who come to school on time every day are building critical life skills they will use the rest of their lives.

 

Did you know?

  • Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
  • Even if a student is excused from school for more than 10% of the school year, this adversely effects our accreditation status with VDOE.
  • A pattern of absences (whether unexcused or excused) is one of the main reasons students have lower academic achievement.

 

Support is available:

Additional attendance related resources can be found online at http://www.fcps.edu/attendance. Your counselor or subschool administrator can address your attendance concerns, issues, or barriers.

In compliance with Virginia state law and FCPS attendance policies, we will contact parents when your student has five or more full day unexcused absences. If you know in advance that your student will miss one or more days of school, please contact the school or use the form at the link below:   

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se289.pdf.

You can log onto your Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account to view your child's attendance. For additional support accessing and using the SIS Parent Account visit our SIS Parent Account overview page: https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

 

Please remember to call the attendance line at 703-488-6316 to report all student absences. If the school is not notified of the reason for your student’s absence within 48 hours, the absence will automatically be recorded as an unexcused absence. When contacting the school, please include your student’s name and the specific reason for the absence.

 

We appreciate your partnership in this effort.  We will provide more information throughout the school year about the importance of school attendance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

Twitter: @westfield_hs

Webpage: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - The First Days of School

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

On Monday, August 26, our students will start the 2019-2020 school year. The start of every school year is special, but the incorporation of laptop computers as a tool for learning has the potential to be transformative for our students and their learning. Like any new initiative there may be challenges, but I am confident we will overcome them by working together.

We successfully issued over 1400 laptops this summer. That leaves approximately 1200 laptops to be issued. We have a plan to issue those laptops to students over the first two days of school.

Our enrollment is below 2600 students. This has implications for the numbers of faculty and staff members we will have for the school year. I will update you on our overall enrollment in the coming weeks.

As always, regular attendance is important to academic success. You can help by ensuring your student is in school each day throughout the school year.

We are looking to increase participation in our National Honor Society and Beta Club. Both groups do wonderful work in our school and community and have some of our most talented student-leaders among their members. The National Honor Society’s pillars are scholarship, leadership, community service, and character. The National Beta Club’s pillars are achievement, character, leadership and service. Both organizations are highly regarded in high school and college, build skills for college and beyond, and provide an opportunity to earn a scholarship. We have over 600 - 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with a 3.5 or greater cumulative GPA. These students will receive an email in the coming weeks informing them they are eligible to join the National Honor Society and National Beta Club. I encourage you to work with your student and encourage him/her to join.

Please continue to stay engaged with your student. Monitor ParentVUE or use your student’s StudentVUE account to keep up with his/her current grades. Join the PTSA. Contact your student’s teacher, and/or counselor, and/or administrator when problems or concerns arise. An engaged parent is a contributor to student’s academic success.

Finally, we look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 pm. Senior Parent Night (see News and Information below) starts at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Twitter: @westfield_hs

Webpage: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/

News and Information

Senior Parent Night -August 29, 2019

The Student Services counseling staff will be hosting another information session regarding post-secondary planning for your seniors. The counselors will discuss the 2 and 4 year college admissions process and other post-secondary options. This event will take place at Westfield High School on August 29 before Back to School Night begins from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm in the Auditorium. This presentation is geared for parents of seniors. The school counselors will meet in person with each senior during the first few weeks of school to provide information and support for their post-secondary planning.

 

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)?

AVID is a national system that is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in 4-year colleges. Its mission is to prepare all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID students enroll in rigorous classes such as Honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, and receive support in an academic elective class called AVID. The class is taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher with assistance from AVID-trained tutors. In FCPS, AVID is available at 23 secondary schools and one elementary school.

AVID Components include:

  • Emphasis on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading (WICOR)
  • Study skills instruction
  • Motivational activities
  • Career & college exploration

 

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutors: Job Description

 

The AVID College Readiness System is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school.

AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle or high school students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The class is led by a trained teacher and may include 2-4 tutorial groups (depending on class size). These groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Tutors may work 1 to 25 hours per week (depending on tutor availability) in select Fairfax County public schools, earning $17.19 per hour. Candidates must be college graduates, or currently enrolled in college. They should possess excellent rapport with middle and high school students and be willing to serve as positive role models. Comfort with higher-level math is especially needed, though not required.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Bridget Wright at BMWright@fcps.edu.

 

Do you enjoy working with middle and high school students? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Become an AVID tutor!

 

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Impact student achievement
  • Work in an FCPS classroom during the school day

 

If interested, please send resume to:

 

Bridget Wright

Resource Teacher, College Success Program

Phone: (571) 423-4416

Email: BMWright@fcps.edu

Fax: (703) 279-5211

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - NEW ASST PRINCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Kyle Laspe former Dean of Students at Westfield HS on his promotion to Assistant Principal at Westfield HS. He attended High Point University where he earned undergraduate degrees in History and Special Education.  Mr. Laspe started his career as a special education teacher at Wingate Andrews HS, a Title I school, in High Point, North Carolina where he taught self-contained Algebra I.

Mr. Laspe later moved to Northern Virginia and joined the staff at Langley HS where he taught teamed and self-contained special education classes.  While in FCPS, he earned his Masters in Education Leadership at George Mason University.  As a leader, Mr. Laspe has served as an Assistant Principal and Acting Principal for Summer Enrichment Programs in FCPS, Great Beginnings Coach, Director of the Tech Adventure Program and Special Education Admin Resource for the STEM program. 

Mr. Laspe will be the Subschool 1 Principal and Instructional Leader of the Mathematics and Career and Technical Education Departments.  He will start in his new role on Monday, August 19.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL-COMMUNICATIONS

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are fortunate to have a number of means of sharing information with you about activities in our school as well as student and staff successes.  I would like to review these forms of communication and share with you how we use them.

E-Notify is used primarily for FCPS emergencies, attendance, and essential outreach messages to specific groups.  We limit the types of information sent via E-Notify to ensure you know when one is sent it is usually of an urgent nature. Keep In Touch (KIT) is no longer used. 

News You Choose (NYC) is used for distribution of non-critical e-mail communications such as newsletters, event information, non-critical updates, instructional program information, and service program information.  NYC replaced KIT for non-critical communications.  The following groups and individuals in our school have NYC accounts: Principal, Director of Student Services, Band, Chorus, Orchestra, PTSA, and Wrestling.  You can sign up for and select the NYC newsletters you would like to receive via the following link - https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=Westfield_HS

Westfield HS webpage is a source for various forms of information about our school.  It provides a link to FCPS 24-7 Learning, SIS, G Suite, Library, Lunch Menus, and MySchoolBucks; additionally, information about our administrative team, staff directory, attendance, bell schedule, grading expectations, honor code, school profile, safety and security, academics, events, get involved, student life & activities, and student services is available by selecting “MENU” at the upper left corner of the webpage. 

Twitter has become the means for a number of individuals, clubs and teams, and organizations to share information with their followers.  The following groups in our school have Twitter accounts: Principal (@westfield_hs); Student Services (@WestfieldhsS); DSA (@DSATowle); Dean of Students (@Westfield_DOS); Mrs. Hoyseth (@teamhoyseth); Mrs. Norris (@MCNorris_WHS); School Based Technology Specialist (@ScottThimons); Athletic Boosters (@WABCBulldogs); SGA (@WHS_SGA); Dog Pound (@HWSDogPound); Athletic Trainers (@WHSBulldog AT); Football (@WestfieldFB); Volleyball (@WHS bulldogvb1); Field Hockey (@whsfieldhockey0); Dance Team (@westfielddance); Bulldog Buddies (@BulldogWhs); Westfield Model UN (@ westfieldMUN); Westfield Interact (@bulldoginteract); English Honor Society (@WHS_EnglishHS); Science Olympiad (@WestfieldSciOly); Scott Davies (@SDaviesWHS); Boys Soccer (@WHS_bsoc); UNICEF (@westfieldunicef); FASA (@whsFASA); Mary Constantino (@undrdc8); Eco-Action Team (@WHSGoGreenTeam); Theatre (@WHStheatredept); Class of 2020 (@westfieldhs2020); Class of 2021 (@Westfield2021); Westfield Acceptances (@WHSacceptances); Step Team (@whs_stepteam); Career Center (@lqcudahy); Ice Dogs (@WHS_IceDogs); Junior Honor Society (@westfieldjhs); Watchdog (@whs_watchdog); DECA (@decaWHSbulldogs); Spanish Club (@WHSSpanishClub2); Indian Student Association (@westfield_isa); Powder Puff (@_WHSpowderpuff); Updates (@UpdatesofWHS); Pre Med (@WHS_premd); Volleyball (@whs_acesquad); Westfield Live (@Westfield_Live); Muslim Student Association (@WestfieldHSMsa); Spanish Honor Society (@westfield_shs); Kids Helping Kids (@WHSKidsHelpKids); Track and Field (@westfield_tf); Boys Soccer (@Westfield_bsoc); Girls Basketball (@WestfieldGBBall); Dog of Steel (@DogsofSteelTeam); ASL Honor Society (@westfieldaslhs); Crew (@WestfieldHSCrew); Math Honor Society (@westfield_mhs); Girls Lacrosse (@bulldogglax); Field Hockey (@whsfieldhockey); Art Department (@whsbulldogarts); Key Club (@bulldogkeyclub); Black Student Union (@WestfieldBSU); Swim Team (@whsswimndive); softball (@Westfieldsball); Security (@WHS_Security); Band (@WestfieldHSBand); Leadership (@WHS_SGA); Boys Lacrosse (@wfhslacrosse); Dance (@WestfieldDance); Chorus (@WestfieldChorus); Girls Soccer (@whs_soccer2016); Girls Baseball (@WhsGirlsHoops45); Boys Basketball (@Westfield_bball);  Wrestling (@WestfldGrappler); Ms. Florimonte (@_MsFlo); Counselors (@counselorswhs); Library (@WestfieldHSLib); Laura Waterman (@watermanedu); Dana Ouart (@DanaOuart); WHS Class of 2023 (@WHS_Class2023); WHS National Honor Society (@hs_nhd); Westfield HS French Club (@FrenchWestfield); Science Honor Society (@whs_sciencehs); Spanich Club (@whsspanish19).

The Westfield APP is our newest means of communicating with our students, staff, and parents.  In addition to functioning as an organizer, the APP allows the user to communicate with groups and individuals.  Those who use the APP also have access to twitter posts, the Westfield webpage, staff email directory, and more.   

SIS ParentVue is a means for parents with active accounts to monitor their student’s academic progress, attendance, and discipline record.  Currently 87% of our parents have signed up for accounts.  This is a priceless tool to see the most up to date information on their student’s progress. 

Westfield Live (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=westfield+live) is our student news program that is uploaded daily to YouTube.  This is not your average student news program.  We highlight individuals and groups in our school, share information, and report on all things Westfield.  The programs are archived on YouTube, so you can see earlier versions. 

FCPS Email every staff member has an FCPS email account.  You can access staff member email addresses at (https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/staff-directory) or (https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/academics/departments).  This is the fastest means to contact any teacher, and you should receive a response within two workdays of sending your email.

Phone each teacher has a phone with voice mail you are also welcome to call.  Staff phone numbers are available on the Westfield webpage (https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/staff-directory) or (https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/academics/departments).  Please note, teacher phones do not ring in the classroom during school hours, so calls will be directed to the teacher’s voicemail. 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

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FCPSOn-Laptop Distribution

Laptop distribution will continue in the Westfield High School Basement.  Students need to allow about 30 minutes at school preparing their laptop.  Please allow extra time for pick-up which will depend on the number of students on each distribution date. Students must be present to pick up their own laptop.  If you cannot attend on your scheduled day, please attend on any of the other distribution dates listed below.

Instructions for Computer Pickup

  • Bring completed FCPS required forms (Emergency Care Form, Health Information Form) with you to pick up your computer.  These forms must be completed each year and returned to the school.
  • Park in the side parking lot and enter the building through Door 11, by the gym and follow the signs to the Basement level of the R Wing.
  • To speed up distribution please bring your school ID.

Monday, Aug 19 

  • Sub School 2 (students last name Dan-Jac) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 20 

  • Sub School 3 (students last name Jad-Mol) 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Bulldog BBQ (no computers issued)

Wednesday, Aug 21 

  • Sub School 4 (students last name Mom-Sam) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Aug 22

  • Sub School 5 (students last name San-Z) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Freshman and New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Class of 2023 and our newest Westfield Bulldogs!

Freshman and New Student Orientation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to meet class sponsors, school administrators and our student services team. School counselors and administrators will discuss the transition to high school and achieving academic success; additionally, students will navigate the school, find each class on their schedule, and meet their teachers. SGA, school activities and selected clubs will also make presentations.   

We hope your student will join us. We are excited about our incoming Class of 2023! Go Bulldogs!

If you have any questions, please contact Luann Hoyseth, Assistant Principal, Sub School 5 lrhoyseth@fcps.edu or call 703-488-3895.

**Transportation for the orientation will be provided. Students participating in the orientation should report to their feeder elementary school (London Towne ES, Virginia Run ES, Deer Park ES, Cub Run ES, McNair ES, Floris ES) near door #1 at 7:30 a.m. for pick up. The buses will leave Westfield HS at 10:45 a.m. to return to the feeder elementary school. If you choose to drive your child to Westfield please follow the kiss and ride procedures. Do not pull into the main entrance bus loop, use the kiss and ride drop off at door #11. You may pick up your student at the kiss and ride at door #11. Parents do not need to stay.  

Student Schedules

Counselors are working diligently on preparing for the first day of school and resolving any class conflicts. All student schedules will be available via SIS Student View on August 22nd.  As reminder, the deadline for any schedule changes was June 14, 2019. There are no schedule changes for electives. The schedule change process for going from an advanced placement or honors class to a standard class will begin on September 23, 2019.  If your student would like to move from a standard level to an advanced placement or honors level class, they need to speak with their counselor after September 3, 2019.

Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Back-to-School Night will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Please download or copy your student’s schedule from SIS ParentVue. New families to FCPS will receive a SIS ParentVue activation letter with set up instructions from FCPS. Upon arrival at the school, please report to your student’s first period class.  The purpose of Back-to-School Night is for you to meet your student’s teachers, see their classroom, and receive a brief overview of each of their classes.  The night is not intended for private conferences or lengthy conversations with teachers about your student.  If you would like to have more dialog with an individual teacher, please contact the teacher directly via email or phone. 

Prior to the Back-to-School Night program, a meeting for parents of students in the English as a Second Language program (ESOL) are invited to a session starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.  Spanish interpreters will be provided.

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We would like to thank Centreville Baptist Church and Epiphany Anglican Church for donating 150 backpacks full of school supplies.

It is because of donations like these that we can make sure all of our students have the tools to be successful in the classroom.

If your student needs school supplies (school paper, binders or a book bag), please stop by our Student Services Office.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope you and your family were able to enjoy the summer. The 2019-2020 school year has the potential to be another wonderful year for our students and staff. In this newsletter, I will highlight the major upcoming events at Westfield.

All high school students will be issued a laptop computer. Most will pick-up their device at Westfield before the school year begins. Those who do not get a computer before school starts will be issued one in the first weeks of school. A basic expectation of all students is they will bring their computers fully charged to school each day. I believe the integration of Blended Learning practices into our teaching and students’ use of technology will be “game changers” for all students’ academic success.

We will celebrate Westfield High School’s 20th Anniversary this school year. Among the events planned are the dedication of a new banner to be displayed at doors 1 and 14, a staff photo, articles and displays of memorabilia in the school, and on October 11 – current and former staff tailgate. We will also continue our fundraising towards the renovation of our Senior Courtyard/Learning Space and the purchase of new chairs for the Lecture Hall. We will provide more information on this project throughout the school year.

Freshman and New Families to Westfield Parent Night is Thursday, August 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This is an opportunity to learn about Westfield and our instructional program. Dr. Copeland, Principal and Sonya Williams, Director of Student Services will be present to answer questions about your student starting at Westfield High School. Spanish translators will be available. Additional presenters include our Public Health Nurse, Dawna Poyner, RN and Jennie Ryman, PTSA President.

The Bulldog BBQ, our annual school year kickoff event, is Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will unveil our new banners at the start of the BBQ. Students and Parents can see class schedules on August 22nd in StudentVue and ParentVue, respectively.

Back to School Night is Thursday, August 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and learn about their expectations for students in their class. It is not a time for protracted conversations with the teacher. You are welcome to schedule a meeting with the teacher directly or you can contact your student’s counselor for assistance.  

Finally, I want to encourage you to stay involved in your student’s education and learning. We are partners with you working to promote your student’s success at Westfield.  Follow your student’s progress via ParentVue. Contact your student’s teacher or counselor via email with any questions or concerns. Your attendance at school activities and events, including joining the PTSA will keep you connected to all that’s happening throughout the upcoming year. Parent involvement is key to student success.

GO BULLDOGS!

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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STUDENT SERVICES NEWS

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NEW INFORMATION REGARDING ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS

College Board is making several changes to the AP Testing process for the 2019-20 school year.  If you are planning to take an AP course this year, please take a moment to read this important information as exam opt out deadlines and fees have changed for this school year. 

FCPS will pay the fees for the first six AP tests taken by each student for courses in which they are also enrolled for high school credit.   

Students who choose to take one or more AP tests beyond the six FCPS-funded tests will be charged a fee of:

  • $94 per AP exam which will be billed in December 2019.

Students taking one or more AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding course will be responsible for the $94 test fee(s):

  • These test(s) will not count towards their six FCPS-funded tests.
  • The payment for these test(s) will be a separate billing process from students enrolled in AP/IB courses.
NEW --- UPDATED OPT-OUT INFORMATION AND AP EXAM FEES

Exam Opt-Out and Ordering timeline:

While FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled, 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. However, it is important to note the following:

  • Students will receive their AP opt-out form with their cumulative FCPS AP test history in early October.   If a student chooses to opt-out of an AP exam, the form must be returned to the Westfield HS Student Services office by October 25th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Once this deadline has passed, FCPS will invoice families through My School Bucks in December.

Fees for AP exams funded by FCPS (Exams 1-6)

Students who do not complete the AP Opt-Out form for an AP exam, but then either drop the class after November 4, 2019 or do not attend the exam(s), will be charged a College Board unused/cancelled exam fee for each test that is FCPS funded. The unused/cancelled exam fee is $40 for each unused/cancelled exam. Unpaid fees will revert to student financial obligations.

Fees for AP exams not funded by FCPS (Exams 7+)

Students who do not complete the AP Opt-Out form for an AP exam, but then either drop the class after November 4, 2019 or do not attend the exam(s), will not be charged an additional $40 but will  be responsible for the non-refundable $94 test fee. Unpaid fees will revert to student financial obligations.

COLLEGE BOARD REGISTRATION

All students enrolled in an AP course and those unenrolled students planning to take an AP exam must have a College Board account and be enrolled in their course section on the College Board website.  This process will be completed in class with the teacher or AP Test Coordinators within the first month of school.

If you need an additional resource for AP exam fees and procedures, please visit the link to the FCPS FAQ’s regarding this information: https://www.fcps.edu/testfees-questions

Questions? Please reach out to Westfield’s AP Test Coordinators:

Nicole Shaw/SS4                    Jen Fargo/SS3

ntshaw@fcps.edu                    jkfargo@fcps.edu

(703) 488-6373                       (703) 488-6599 

Senior Parent Night-August 20, 2019

The Student Services counseling staff will be hosting information sessions regarding post-secondary planning for your seniors. The counselors will discuss the 2 year and 4 year college admissions process and other post-secondary options. We will also share ways to access your counselor during this process. This event will take place at Westfield High School on August 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

The locations are assigned by the students’ last name.

Last Name        Room Assignment

A-Dam              Lecture Hall

Dan-Gep           A103

Geq-Jac            A104

Jad-Mol             Auditorium

Mom-Sam         Library

San-Z                A110/A111

This presentation is geared for parents of seniors. The school counselors will meet in person with each senior during the first few weeks of school to provide information and support for their post-secondary planning.

 

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Bulldog Bootcamp Registration

Today is the last day to register 9th graders for the Class of 2023 Bulldog Bootcamp. The cost is $75.00. Transportation is provided from several elementary schools. The camp will run from Monday, August 12 through Wednesday August 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here to register:

https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/announcements/three-day-bulldog-bootcamp-aug-12-14-open-all-rising-9th-grade-students-whs

PTSA Needs Volunteers

Please see below for a glimpse of what the WHS PTSA

was able to do last year.

We MUST have a TREASURER to continue these events.

Chairs Positions Open: Landscaping, Silent Auction, Back to School Night Bulldog Café, Mulch Days Fundraiser, and Class of 2020 All Night Grad Party

If you are interested in helping out the PTSA, please contact Jennie Ryman  jennierymanptsa@gmail.com

 2018-2019 A Year in Review - Westfield High School PTSA

 Parents:

            Dr. Copeland’s State of the School

            Scott Thimons, School Technology Specialist

            Ann Dolin, author, Procrastination

            Brittney Lee & Dave Thompson, Clinicians - School Anxiety

            3 Different ACT/SAT prep options

            News You Choose & EBlast emails

            Facebook updates

Teachers:

            $8000 in mini grants

             World Language conference

             WHS Robotics Team

             Field trip for HACE program

             Photography workshop

             Bilingual dictionaries

             Science Olympiad

             District History Fair

             Novels, English department

             Sub pay for ESOL teacher attending conference

             Prom favors for Cat B students

Food

             Breakfast at beginning of year

             Cookies & snacks at quarterly faculty meetings

             Holiday Pie & Punch in December

             Teacher Appreciation dessert bar in May

             EOY luncheon

             Special Weekly Appreciation Gifts (Counselors, Custodian,

             Bus Drivers, Admin, Librarians)

             Technology

             $1400 to Counseling Team        

Students:

              Parking Raffle

              Report Card “A” Day raffle-gift cards

              Reflections Art Contest

              Academic Pin Ceremony

              Practice SAT

              Scholarships for seniors

              All Night Grad Party for seniors

              Senior Yard Signs

Fundraisers:

               Membership

               Silent Auction-Bulldog BBQ

               Mulch Days

Go Bulldogs!

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

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FCPSOn-Laptop Distribution

FCPSOn is a district-wide initiative that will issue student laptops for use both at school and at home starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  

Laptop distribution will be held in the Westfield High School Basement.  Students need to allow about 30 minutes at school preparing their laptop.  Please allow extra time for pick up which will depend on the number of students on each distribution date. Students must be present to pick up their own laptop. Our goal is to get all computers distributed to students prior to the first day of school. 

Instructions for Computer Pickup

  • Bring completed FCPS required forms (Emergency Care Form, Health Information Form) with you to pick up your computer.  These forms must be completed each year and returned to the school.
  • Park in the side parking lot and enter the building through Door 11, by the gym and follow the signs to the Basement level of the R Wing.
  • To speed up distribution please bring a photo ID (driver’s license, permit, school ID)

We will begin distributing computers to students participating in school activities to ensure our practices are effective and efficient. Coaches and program supervisors will work with our school technology staff to coordinate distribution during these scheduled times:

Thursday, Aug 8 

    • Girls X-Country 10:00 a.m.
    • Football (Group A) 2:30 p.m.
    • Dance Team 3:00 p.m.

Friday, Aug 9 

    • Field Hockey and Golf 9:00 a.m.
    • Freshman Football 1:30 p.m.
    • Freshman Volleyball and Cheer 3:30 p.m.

Monday Aug 12 

    • Boys X-Country 10:00 a.m.
    • V Volleyball 11:00 a.m.
    • Freshman Bootcamp 12:00 p.m.
    • JV Volleyball 2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 13 

    • Freshman Bootcamp 12:00 p.m.
    • Football (Group B) 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug 14

    • Freshman Bootcamp 12:00 p.m.

 

All students not participating in school activities can pick up their computer during the following scheduled times:

Thursday, Aug 15 

    • Sub School 1 (students last name A-Dam) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Monday, Aug 19 

    • Sub School 2 (students last name Dan-Jac) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 20 

    • Sub School 3 (students last name Jad-Mol) 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug 21 

    • Sub School 4 (students last name Mom-Sam) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Aug 22

    • Sub School 5 (students last name San-Z) 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

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New Performing Arts Teacher

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Enza Giannone-Hosig to the Westfield faculty. Dr. Giannone-Hosig earned her Master’s in Educational Theatre from New York University and a PhD in Theatre from Arizona State University.  Most recently, she was the Drama Department Chair at The Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia.  Dr. Giannone-Hosig, who is originally from Connecticut, has been in the Northern Virginia area for several years along with her husband and two children.  We are excited to have Dr. Giannone-Hosig as our new Drama Teacher. 

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Senior Portrait Makeups

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The second round of senior portraits will be held in the Lecture Hall on August 13 and 14, 2019, from 8 am to 2:30 pm.  For those who did not have their portrait taken in July, appointment cards were mailed out last week. There is no charge for students who choose to do the yearbook only portrait option. Students can access the Lecture Hall from Door #1 from 9 am to 12 noon; those with appointments scheduled before or after this time can enter through Door #11. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser, Jessica Naeve, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu. The final chance to be photographed and included in the senoir portrait section of the yearbook will be on November 4 and 5.

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Justin Simmons, Westfield High School Assistant Principal, has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Holmes Middle School.  Mr. Simmons has been a highly effective communicator, relationship builder, and instructional leader at our school.  He was instrumental in leading the improvement of our students’ overall math achievement and in revamping our Young Men’s Leadership Group. 

Mr. Simmons started his career in FCPS as a school counselor at Glasgow MS.  He was later promoted to an Educational Specialist for the College Partnership Program.  Prior to working at Westfield, Mr. Simmons was the Program Manager for the College Success Program. 

Mr. Simmons will start at Holmes Middle School on July 18, 2019. 

We wish him success in his future endeavors!

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