Last Day of School

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Good Afternoon and Happy Friday!

 

We are excited to celebrate and honor the incredible work that has been done as we end the 2021 school year! It has been a different year for certain. As a reminder, students were dismissed from Westfield at 10:10 today, and offices will be closed at 11:30am. We sincerely wish you and your families a safe and relaxing summer, and look forward to welcoming you back next year!

Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-488-6300
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Principals'

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Dear Bulldog Family--

 

I hope that everybody had a wonderful weekend and is ready to close out our final week of the academic 2021 school year on a strong note! As a reminder, we do still have some athletic teams and activities that will extend past this week. Although it is the final academic week, there is a lot going on. Please take the time to read the information below, paying special attention to the first section which breaks down the schedule for the upcoming week. A couple of dates I would like to make sure get highlighted:

  • Students will be virtual both Tuesday, June 8th (election day) and Wednesday, June 9th (Graduation). 
  • Friday, June 11th, is the final day of school with a different early release schedule. It is also an optional in-person day

We’re looking forward to having a great close to the school year, and I’m especially excited for our in-person graduation on Wednesday!  As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

 

Final Week Schedule

Monday June 7th

  • Graduation Rehearsal #1 for Seniors (9:00-11:00am)

Tuesday June 8th

  • Virtual Synchronous Day (NO IN PERSON STUDENTS)
  • Underclass Finals (5th and 7th periods)
  • Early Release (8:20-11:35am)
  • Graduation Rehearsal #2 (9:00-11:00am)

Wednesday, June 9th:

  • Asynchronous Day (NO IN PERSON STUDENTS)
  • Graduation
    • Jiffy Lube Live 2:00-3:30pm
    • Student arrival 12:30pm
    • Gates open at 1:00pm

Thursday, June 10th:

  • In-Person Day
  • Underclass Finals (2nd and 4th periods)
  • Early Release (8:20-11:35am)

Friday, June 11th:

  • OPTIONAL IN PERSON DAY
  • Early Release (8:20-10:20)

 

Student laptop return

G Suite for Education

NHS

Health Room Information

The school health room is reminding parents/guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medications left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent/guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with the parent/guardian permission, a high school student may transport over the counter medications to and from the school health room. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Henton at 703-488-6310. 

From FCPS

Topic: June Is Pride Month

  • June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to remember history, celebrate how far we’ve come in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people, but also to reinvigorate our efforts to continue the fight for equality and against discrimination and hatred.

 

Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Youth:

  • Educate Yourself (& Your Family). Showing the LGBTQ+ people in your life that you understand and respect their identities is a great first step. 
  • Encourage Kids to Find Community Online. Staying connected to the LGBTQ+ community can help youth combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. A number national organizations offer free support groups and social events online. 
  • Recommend LGBTQ+ Books and Media. Representation is powerful. Seeing movies, television shows and books with LGBTQ+ characters help kids feel less alone. 

 

Topic: Virtual Program Enrollment – Process for Late Applications

The application window for enrollment in the Virtual Program closed May 28. Late applications will be considered for:

  • Students new to FCPS.
  • Families who submitted COVID-19 Health Eligibility Forms during the original application window that are pending health/medical documentation. 

If a student develops a new qualifying medical condition, they may submit an application at that time or may be served through the Homebound Program, if applicable.Resources

 

Topic: Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders

Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts and Elementary Institute for the Arts registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

 

Topic: Summer Reading Adventure Begins June 11

Please share this with your school community. 

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) summer reading program starts on June 11 and runs through August 13. Students are welcome to sign up now on Beanstack and can track their summer reading online.

Opportunities to read and earn prizes include: 

  • Just for signing up, participants will be eligible to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • By reading 500 minutes, students will be eligible to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • Completing the program by reading 1,000 minutes OR reading 500 minutes and completing 5 activity badges, will offer participants a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure and winners will be notified by August 31.

More information about the FCPL summer reading program is available online.

 

Topic: FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

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Principal's Message (UPDATE)

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GRADUATION UPDATE

In my message last night, I had the incorrect number of tickets. I apologize for any confusion. Each family will be allowed to have 10 tickets per graduate! Again, I apologize for the confusion but each graduate will be allowed 10 tickets

 

Here is the rest of the Graduation info:

Location: Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136)

Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm (students arrive at 12:30pm, gates open for guests at 1:00pm)

Tickets10 per graduate, to be handed out at the 2nd graduation rehearsal

 

Thank you and, Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal 

Westfield High School

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

Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that everybody had a wonderful weekend and is ready for a great week! I hope that part of your weekend included some time to remember the purpose of Memorial Day. As a school, we are incredibly grateful for those that currently and/or have served, and honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. We know that this impacts families and friends as well, and I want to thank all of you. 

We have another busy week this week full of events and activities. Below is more specific information. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

WESTFIELD HS PTSA dissolving for 2021/2022 school year 

That subject line may be true without your help.  In order to have solvent PTSA we must have a treasurer and President.  As of today, we have no parent or community members willing to take the position of president. Again, no one from our Westfield community has answered the call, and we are in danger of losing all the PTSA does next year. 

As you know, our PTSA is a volunteer run organization that has been at Westfield for years. This is what the PTSA does for your students and staff:  ACE awards (Academic award), Bulldog Cafe, Hospitality for Teacher Appreciation week and Back to School week, Senior Mulch Sales, Reflections Art program, the Silent Auction fundraiser, Senior Grad Yard Signs, PTSA scholarships for seniors, Mini-grants for teachers,  Food Pantry, and others.  

At this point, we've not received any volunteer interest in the nominating committee for our new board, nor for the couple Executive Board positions that will be open. If we do not have the President slot filled, we do not have a PTSA anymore. The secretary position is open as well.  

There are only a handful of things that must happen to maintain the PTA...so if you can volunteer 4-6 hours per month, this will ensure the sustainability of the PTA for another school year. We have committee positions open but most importantly, in order for the PTSA to continue, we need to fill a couple more slots on the board.  

We are happy to discuss the duties of maintaining the PTSA if you might be interested in volunteering for next year.  As well, this year's president and secretary will certainly guide the new folks coming in. Please contact us as soon as possible at: Jgoodchild@yahoo.com.  

 

Laptop, Textbook and other item collection - https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/announcements/laptop-textbook-and-material-be-returned-june-11

 

Graduation Updates

There have been updates since our Senior (Class of ‘21) Meeting on Tuesday. Most importantly, we will now be allowed to have 6 tickets per graduate! Below are the most pertinent details and a link to the Meeting Presentation and recording:

Location: Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136)

Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm (students arrive at 12:30pm, gates open for guests at 1:00pm)

Tickets: 6 per graduate, to be handed out at the 2nd graduation rehearsal

 

Senior Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:00pm, Westfield High School Student Services will be hosting the Class of 2021 Senior Awards Ceremony. The program will be recognizing seniors who have received department awards, scholarships and other community recognition. Seniors receiving awards have been sent an invitation via their fcpsschools email account. The program will be live streamed at https://youtu.be/CzIzYTidM5E

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks continue to be available for sale! To purchase using a credit card, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use order # 5577 for Westfield. Credit card sales will only be available until June 1st.  After June 1st, only CASH Will be accepted. Please use the attached order form and drop it and the payment off in the Main Office to be put in Mrs. Naeve’s mailbox. Yearbooks will also be available for purchase during distribution. Once the yearbooks arrive at the school, pick up dates/times will be forthcoming. 

 

Kings Dominion Graduation Trip for Seniors*

Kings Dominion Graduation trip for seniors is set for June 11 and links for buying tickets and signing the parent waiver are below!!   The price is $42.50 through May 21 and $50 May 22-28 (deadline).  It includes the bus ride, park ticket, and one boxed lunch.   This will be such a fun day for our seniors!!!  We have lots of great raffle prizes planned!  Please encourage interested students to sign up early to save money and help with planning (sign up by May 21 to get early access when picking their bus).  Students with financial needs can sign up using the free/reduced lunch tab and contact their school counselor to verify .  Spring athletes who are worried they might have a game that day can sign up if they want to go and will be given their ticket to use any day this summer if they have a game that day and cannot go (June 11)  

Ticket Link:  http://tinyurl.com/KDTicket2021

 Parent Waiver Link:  http://tinyurl.com/KDForms 

*This year’s event will be organized by the Westfield Athletic Boosters Club 

From FCPS

Topic: Updated Mask and Social Distancing Guidance 

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance during instructional time in the school building. 

There has been updated guidance for events and activities outside of instructional time in the school building.  This website will give you the latest information. 

Topic: Westfield HS Featured on Washington Post Metro Front Page

FCPS has the lead story in the Washington Post Metro Section today. “All the Parking Lot’s a Stage” is our pitched story about Westfield High School’s outdoor performance: https://wapo.st/3utnYG9 

Topic: Provide Your Feedback on FCPS’ COVID Relief Funds 

Fairfax County Public Schools wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds.

The ESSER III grant will be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. Learn more about the ESSER III grant.

Sign up to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m or submit your input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form.

  • FCPS wants to hear how you want to spend anticipated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh 
  • FCPS wants your feedback on how it should spend COVID relief funds. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fOE3kh 
Topic: FCPS COVID Vaccination Clinics

Information regarding the FCPS COVID vaccination clinics has been sent directly to families from FCPS. Westfield students who have registered to receive their vaccinations are scheduled for Friday, June 4th, at Chantilly High School. If you have questions regarding the clinics, please visit this FCPS website.

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Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

 

I hope that everybody had a fantastic weekend and is ready for a great week! We are entering the home stretch as we approach the final 3 weeks of the school year. While it seems to be right around the corner, please urge your students to continue to work hard through the end. As a community we have been working so hard during this unique year and we don’t want to trip up at the end! Please make sure you are checking in with your students, and that your students are checking in with teachers and counselors as we get to the finish line. 

We had quite the busy week this past week. Whether it was the End of Year Meeting for the class of ‘21, a full slate of athletic events (including Athletic College Commitment Ceremony), and a great weekend of outdoor theater with The Theory of Relativity. We were also incredibly excited to celebrate our Cat B Prom which was a HUGE success. We are starting quick this week by welcoming our future Bulldogs from the Class of 2025 tomorrow afternoon to check out their new home for next year. We also have a lot of athletic events this week as our teams fight to gain position leading into district tournaments. Lastly, we will host our Art Walk on Wednesday (students only).

Below is more specific information. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Schoology Survey:

Thank you for participating in our Schoology pilot year. We would like you to take a short survey about your experience. Your answers will help us make any necessary improvements as we prepare all FCPS schools to begin using Schoology in the 2021-22 school year. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 28.

Survey link: Spring Family Pilot Year Schoology Feedback

Thank you for your valuable time and important ideas.

 

Graduation Updates:

There have been updates since our Senior (Class of ‘21) Meeting on Tuesday. Most importantly, we will now be allowed to have 6 tickets per graduate! Below are the most pertinent details and a link to the Meeting Presentation and recording:

Location: Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136)

Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm (students arrive at 12:30pm, gates open for guests at 1:00pm)

Tickets: 6 per graduate, to be handed out at the 2nd graduation rehearsal

Presentation Link: Class of '21 EOY Presentation

Meeting Recording Link: Class of '21 EOY Meeting Recording

 

2021 Summer Reading Westfield Reads!

All Westfield students, teachers, and staff will be reading the same summer book: They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott & Harmony Becker

We hope that you will join us in reading the graphic novel before the first day of next school year!  They Called Us Enemy is the first-hand account of a young boy whose family is rounded up into a Japanese-American internment camp in 1942.  When we return in the fall there will be opportunities to discuss the novel and participate in a variety of activities in multiple classes.  

Westfield’s goal is to keep students reading over the summer, so we understand if you select a book of your own choosing this summer.  If you would like some recommendations, please reach out to your English teacher.

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

All Books Are Due back to  Westfield High School on 28 May 2021

The Westfield High School Library will have our last book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday, 24 May 2021. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school. 

The only book that we will be checking out is the Westfield Reads book—They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.  If you would like a copy of the book, please email me to bring one for you.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below).

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus..

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield High School Library Curbside Book Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule

Date - May 24th

Times

1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

1:23 P.M. 4 DEER PARK ELEMENTARY

1:40 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

1:58 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY

2:22 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE

2:48 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

3:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

3:20 P.M. COATES ES

 

Virtual Spring Choir Concert

I want to formally invite you to our Spring Virtual Choir Concert, “We Will Rise,” on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm. The concert will include virtual performances by our 6 choral ensembles, plus our Pyramid Project that features students from our feeder elementary and middle schools. You’ll hear a mix of traditional choral music along side newer pop tunes and some old favorites, all celebrating hope and the resilience of the Human Spirit. The link to join is below.

Wednesday, 26 May · 7:00pm

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cub-kwqw-jxa

We hope you can join us! I know this is a busy time of year for everyone, and videos will be posted following the concert if you are interested and can not make it. Thank you all for your support his year and always!

 

Kings Dominion Graduation Trip for Seniors*

Kings Dominion Graduation trip for seniors is set for June 11 and links for buying tickets and signing the parent waiver are below!!   The price is $42.50 through May 21 and $50 May 22-28 (deadline).  It includes the bus ride, park ticket, and one boxed lunch.   This will be such a fun day for our seniors!!!  We have lots of great raffle prizes planned!  Please encourage interested students to sign up early to save money and help with planning (sign up by May 21 to get early access when picking their bus).  Students with financial needs can sign up using the free/reduced lunch tab and contact their school counselor to verify .  Spring athletes who are worried they might have a game that day can sign up if they want to go and will be given their ticket to use any day this summer if they have a game that day and cannot go (June 11)  

Ticket Link:  http://tinyurl.com/KDTicket2021

 Parent Waiver Link:  http://tinyurl.com/KDForms 

 

 

From FCPS

Topic: FCPS COVID Vaccination Clinics

Information regarding the FCPS COVID vaccination clinics has been sent directly to families from FCPS. Westfield students who have registered to receive their vaccinations are scheduled for Friday, June 4th, at Chantilly High School. If you have questions regarding the clinics, please visit this FCPS website.

Topic: FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Please share with your school community. 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

Topic: Register to Join May 27 Discussion on Black Mental Health 

Join a virtual community discussion about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, Thursday, May 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. All are welcome to join the session that will focus on what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and how to cope with the ongoing difficulties of the pandemic. Strategies on how to adapt to trauma and stress, process life’s big changes, and the importance of self-care will also be discussed.

All are invited to attend. Register for the discussion.

Share this link for more information. 

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Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

 

I hope that everybody had a fantastic weekend and is ready for a great week! We are certainly in the spring “swing of things” both academically through activities. Whether it is SOL and AP testing, getting prepared for graduation, our upcoming outdoor play, or our variety of athletic events, Westfield will certainly be a busy place! While this time of year is exciting, it can also get stressful. Please make sure to check in with your students regularly, and maybe even connect with their teachers and coaches!

At Westfield, we are very fortunate to have an exceptional School Resource Officer that works with our students, staff and community. During this week of National School Police Week, we wanted to take a moment to thank our SRO who is an integral part of our Westfield family and who serves as an incredible resource for our daily work. We are thankful for the positive impact that he makes on our school each and every day.

Below is more specific information on upcoming events. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

Class of 2021 Parents

We will be holding an End of Year/Graduation Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, at 6:30pm. We will be sending out the link via e-notify to all senior families. During this meeting we will be discussing the remaining senior events, laptop/item return, graduation rehearsals, and the day of graduation. I’m looking forward to meeting with all of you as we celebrate your “soon-to-be” graduates!

ATTENTION SENIORS, PARENTS, and GUARDIANS: Get your Class of 2021 Yard Signs!

The PTSA is excited to offer the opportunity for you to purchase a Westfield Bulldogs Class of 2021 Graduate yard sign!  All orders must be received by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  Please watch your email for pickup details.  You should receive an email within two weeks of placing your order.

For Credit Card or PayPal payments -

https://wfptsa.myshopify.com/products/class-of-2021-graduate-yard-sign

For cash or check payments -

https://wfptsa.myshopify.com/products/class-of-2021-graduate-yard-sign-mail-in-check-payment

Class of 2025 Parents, 

Attention all rising 9th grade Westfield students!   You are invited to visit the school for an in-person mini-orientation on May 24th from 1-3pm.  At this event, future Bulldogs will have a tour of the building, learn how to join extracurricular activities, and meet current faculty and students. This will be a fun opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with the high school environment.

 The event is free and transportation will be provided.  Busses will leave from each middle school at 12:45 and return at approximately 3:15.  All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times.  Due to social distancing requirements, the number of participants is limited to 225.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the form by MONDAY MAY 17, 2021 at this link: https://forms.gle/WDwTGrqCbgyNn5B47 

We are excited to meet our incoming 9th graders!  If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Williams at snwilliams1@fcps.edu.

Additionally, if you missed the Class of 2025 Parent Town Hall in April, you can view via https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/student-services/programs-and-presentations

College Commitment Ceremony

We will be hosting an athletic college commitment ceremony Monday, May 17th at 12:00pm in the gymnasium. We congratulate all of our athletes who are taking their skills to the next level!

Spring Outdoor Musical

Tickets are on sale now for our spring outdoor musical!  The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look about our surprisingly interconnected lives.  Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members are sure to find themselves in this musical. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. 

Show dates:  Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 8pm.  Tickets available for in-person attendance (see website for details on the outdoor performance space we have created behind the high school) and streaming.  Visit https://www.westfieldtheatre.com/the-theory-of-relativity for information and tickets.  All tickets are pre-sale only.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  

Westfield Art Show

We will be having an in-person Art Walk this year!! It is a micro version of our Pyramid Art Show that have every year. And will be an opportunity for our Seniors to exhibit their work and welcome visitors to support them IN-PERSON. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday May 26th from 4-6pm. Bring your families and your strongest Mask-game!! Extra points for artsy masks!

 

As with each of our art shows,

we are offering some art inspired

spirit wear! Follow this link to get

your #WHSbulldogarts T-shirt!

2021 Art Department T-shirt Sale!

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Principal's Message (Follow-Up)

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Hey Bulldog Families--

I apologize for the additional e-mail, but it appears some information was left off of the first one. Below are some more updates and some useful information from FCPS. Thank you for all that yo udo for Westfield!

 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Spring Outdoor Musical

Tickets are on sale now for our spring outdoor musical!  The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look about our surprisingly interconnected lives.  Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members are sure to find themselves in this musical. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. 

Show dates:  Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 8pm.  Tickets available for in-person attendance (see website for details on the outdoor performance space we have created behind the high school) and streaming.  Visit https://www.westfieldtheatre.com/the-theory-of-relativity for information and tickets.  All tickets are pre-sale only.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses FCPS’ Five Days of In-Person Learning

Great news! This morning, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed FCPS’ model of providing five days of in-person instruction for all children this fall. This endorsement by a highly respected group of pediatricians validates our belief that in-person learning is best for children. The AAP’s Virginia Chapter also believes that virtual instruction should be utilized only when necessary and in consultation with a child’s physician or medical team. 

This is incredible news for FCPS in support of our efforts to encourage all students to return for five days of in-person learning this fall. #FCPSReturningStrong

FDA Could Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12-15, Virginia Prepares for Vaccinations at Schools

Virginia health officials announced that the Food Drug and Administration could authorize the emergency use of Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 12-15 as early as next week. Moderna could follow two to three weeks afterward.

Dr. Danny Avula, the state's vaccine coordinator, said the widened eligibility would be a pivotal shift toward reaching herd immunity before students return to school in the fall.

"We know that kids not having access to school has had really significant impacts on their lives," Avula said at a vaccine Town Hall. "I think there are ways that we've got to do a better job of helping the public understand 'Given where we are with vaccinations, what are the risks now and what are we giving up to start to take steps back toward normalcy?’” Read the Richmond Times Dispatch article.

 

University of Virginia Model Shows COVID Cases Are Decreasing

“Social distancing efforts are working, the state is optimistic...” according to Dan Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Read about the University of Virginia model that offers ways to help flatten the curve of infection in the Commonwealth. UVA model shows Virginia tracking toward lower COVID-19 case peak this summer (wtvr.com)

 

You Have Virtual Program Questions? We Have Answers!

  • What if I don’t have access to a medical provider?

School staff (school social workers and school counselors) will work with you to connect you with the appropriate resources. 

  • Can a student access some courses virtually and some courses in-person?

Virtual Program enrollment is a full-time alternative to in-person learning. If a student has a documented health/medical condition due to COVID-19 that prevents them from accessing in-person instruction, all courses will be virtual.  

  • How do I enroll a student who is new to FCPS?

Students new to FCPS must enroll in the school assigned to their home address as identified by the FCPS Boundary Locator before submitting a Virtual Program Enrollment Application. For information on the five-step new student registration process, view General Registration Requirements (Grades 1 -12) or Kindergarten Registration.

Visit the Virtual Program Enrollment FAQs page

 

May Observances

Asian American Heritage Month

What is Asian American Heritage Month?

How to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Home:

Jewish American Heritage Month

From Ramadan, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, May marks a time of celebration and commemoration for many communities across the country. These 31 days are also designated as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) when we pay tribute to the achievements and contributions made by American Jews throughout our nation’s history. 

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society. More information is available online

Additional Resources:

Meet the New Student School Board Representative—Pranav Choudhary

Meet the 2021-22 Student School Board Representative, Pranav Choudhary, a junior from Langley High School. He invites students to reach out and share their thoughts with him on how to improve the lives of all FCPS students. 

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Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

 

I hope that you have all been enjoying your weekend, and I wish an incredible Mother’s Day to all of our Bulldog Moms! This week was amazing as we recognized our teaching staff who have been working so unbelievably hard this year. We had generous contributions from the PTSA, Athletic Boosters, and groups of individual parents to help pull off this week long celebration. A HUGE thank you to all of those who contributed!

There is a lot of information this week so please make sure to read through carefully. Some of this is information that you either have seen or will see from the county, and others are more specific to Westfield and upcoming events.  As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Upcoming Surveys

FCPS has several surveys that they will be sending out to families, and we want you to be aware of these. We encourage you to complete them and share honest feedback. Below are the surveys and dates you can expect to receive them:

 

  • May 5-14: Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism Policy Survey
  • May 17-21: Distance Learning Check-In (Random Sampling)
  • May 28-June 11: Distance Learning Spring Comprehensive Surveys

 

Grading Updates

As you have previously seen, FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • Use of No Mark, “NM”, instead of “F” grades for all courses. This will be automatically applied for any course in which a student receives an “F.”
  • Allowing high school students to select a mark of “P” for pass for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. As referenced above, for the 2020-21 school year, final marks of “F” will automatically receive a No Mark, “NM.” 
    • Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass - No Mark status, the attached form must be submitted to your school counselor by June 1, 2021. Please note that we have extended the previous deadline to allow more time for students and families to gain more information about their fourth quarter progress before making the decision to request a “P”. 
    • The course title is required on the form, but the course number may be left blank if you do not have it available.

Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass. Additional information including translated forms, considerations,  and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

 

Athletics Participation Form Information

Are you looking at participating in athletics next school year (2021-2022)? If so, the VHSL has developed a new physical form and it is the only acceptable form. Physicals for next school year need to be completed after May 1st. Forms can be emailed to Shandi Partner at slpartner@fcps.edu or turned into the activities office.

Follow the attached link to find the VHSL Pre-Participation Physical:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11gT7vW7HE3iNyXpOmPOaIXXYZP3QUA97/preview?rm=minimal 

We will be hosting our annual physicals fundraiser on July 27th, 2021 this year at Westfield High School just in time for the start of fall sports. This is a great opportunity to get your physical completed and turned in to the school all while supporting the athletic training program. More information regarding registration and details for this event will be sent out in the coming weeks.

College Student Athlete Commitment Ceremony

 

Theater Summer Stage Information

Westfield Theatre Boosters are thrilled to announce the return of Summer Stage!  We will be producing a full-scale production of Mamma Mia! at Westfield (Show dates July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31).  We are looking for students in grades 8-12 to audition for the production. All information can be found here: https://www.westfieldtheatre.com/summer-stage-2021 Any questions, please email us at whssummerstage@gmail.com

Kings Dominion Graduation Trip for Seniors*

Kings Dominion Graduation trip for seniors is set for June 11th and links for buying tickets and signing the waiver are below!!   The price is $42.50 through May 17th and $50 May 18th-28th (deadline).  It includes the bus ride, park ticket, and one boxed lunch.   This will be such a fun day for our seniors!!!  We have lots of great raffle prizes planned!  Please encourage interested students to sign up early to save money and help with planning (sign up by May 17 to get early access when picking their bus).  Students with financial needs can contact their school counselor.  Spring athletes who are worried they might have a game that day can sign up if they want to go and will be given their ticket to use any day this summer if they have a game that day and cannot go (June 11th)

Ticket sales:      https://westfield-kings-dominion-trip.myshopify.com/   

and parent waiver  https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/xtqwaDc2AC1619919612

*This year’s event will be organized by the Westfield Athletic Boosters Club 

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up  and drop-off on Monday afternoon if you would like me to bring out a specific book you will need to:

Go into the Westfield Library catalog:

https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902 

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below).

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus..

If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email me. (jtlesser@fcps.edu)

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield High School Library Curbside Book Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule

DATES

May 10th

May 24th

TIMES

1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

1:23 P.M. 4 DEER PARK ELEMENTARY

1:40 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

1:58 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY

2:22 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE

2:48 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

3:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

3:20 P.M. COATES ES

Outside Food

As a continuing safety precaution, we will not accept any food or beverage deliveries at our school to include parent drop off, fast food, or local delivery services.  We are continuing to limit the number of visitors entering our building, as well as minimize office staff handling outside packages.  Outside food is both a safety concern and is in direct competition with FCPS food services.   Furthermore, delivery drivers are often directed to use entrances that are NOT authorized for use during the school day.  Please help us to support a safe and secure building for our students and staff

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Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

 

I hope that you have all been enjoying your weekend as we gear up for a busy time here. We are preparing for spring events such as an outdoor theater performance, spring athletics, and senior events.  At the same time, we are entering our testing schedule which includes SOL and AP exams. There is certainly a lot going on here at Westfield! Below you will find some important information to check out. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Class of 2025 Parents

On Thursday April 29th at 6:00pm, Westfield High School Administration and Student Services Departments will host a parent town hall meeting for parents of incoming freshmen. The town hall will be an opportunity for families to ask questions about the first year of high school after a brief presentation about an overview of Westfield High School. A link to the meeting will be sent out the morning of April 29th to parents email accounts on file.  We will host the meeting for Spanish speaking families at 7:30 pm.

 

Para familias habla Espanol

 

El jueves 29 de abril a las 7:30 pm, los Departamentos de Administracion y Servicios Estudiantiles de la Escuela Secundaria Westfield organizaran una reunion de padres para los padres de los estudiantes de primer ano que ingresan. El ayuntamiento sera una oportunidad para que las familias hagan preguntas sobre el primer ano de la escuela secundaria despues de una breve presentacion sobra una descripcion general de la escuela secundaria Westfield. Se enviara un enlace a la reunion la manana del 29 de los padres en el archivo. 

FCPSOn Health Check

As we approach the fourth quarter, we need to make sure your FCPSOn laptop is healthy and ready for the end of the year! Follow the instructions below to help make sure you’re good to go!

If there are any issues with the device, submit a ticket using the Parent/Student Ticket portal (https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/) or by calling 833-921-3277 as soon as possible. Replacement chargers can be purchased using the MySchoolBucks link on the Westfield website.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS

  • Please make sure that your laptop has a fully charged battery before coming into school or school grounds.
  • Go to any FCPS site where FCPS WiFi is available in the parking lot (at most middle and high schools - the outdoor WiFi is strongest in the front parking near main entrance)
    • Once on site, turn on the laptop and sign in.
    • Double-click the FCPSOn_Healthcheck.exe icon on the desktop. Wait for the app to open.
    • Once the FCPSOn HealthCheck app is open, restart the laptop by clicking on the Start menu, then the Power icon, and then Restart. Wait for the device to restart.
    • When the device has completely restarted, sign into the device again and stay logged in for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.  Restart the device and then shutdown.
    • PLEASE NOTE: To properly shut down your computer, click on the Start menu, then the Power icon, and then Shut down. Do not shut down the device by pressing the power button.
  • After the device has completely shut down, return home.

BEST PRACTICES AT HOME

  • While at home, turn on the device, log in, and make sure you’re connected to the internet.
  • Leave the device on, logged in, plugged in to power for one hour so the device can download and prepare updates.
  • Each day log onto the device and leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then Restart. (Make sure to Restart instead of Shut down so that updates are installed.) 

IN-PERSON STUDENTS

  • While on site, restart by clicking on the Start menu, then the Power icon, and then restart.

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up  and drop-off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

  • Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902
  • Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)
  • We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.
  • The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below) If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what elementary school you will be coming to get the books.

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus..

 If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email me. (jtlesser@fcps.edu)

 Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

 

Westfield High School Library Curbside Book Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule 

Dates

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

Times

1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

1:23 P.M. 4 DEER PARK ELEMENTARY

1:40 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

1:58 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY

2:22 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE

2:48 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

3:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

3:20 P.M. COATES ES

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: PTSA Jersey Mike's Fundraiser April 21

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PTSA Fundraiser with Jersey Mike's

Dear WESTFIELD HS PTSA Community, Families and Staff,

The WESTFIELD HS PTSA is having a fundraiser at Jersey Mike's on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST.  Please help support us during this time of odd circumstances.  You will need to order online, by phone, OR in the store with pick up only/carry out - no in store eating due to COVID19.  You can order online the day of or even the day before the fundraiser and give them your pick-up time and date of pick up. (There is a contactless table for pick up.)  If you call the order in, make sure to let them know it’s for the “WESTFIELD PTSA fundraiser”.  You may also use the APP and even have it delivered thru the APP. Just make sure when using the APP to put “WESTFIELD PTSA FUNDRAISER” IN THE NOTES. 

The fundraiser runs all day on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST from 10am-9pm- so take a break from cooking dinner or go for lunch.  Our last one was a great success thanks to all of you, so let’s keep the momentum going! You all ROCK!

Instructions on how to order:

1) Go to CHANTILLY Jersey Mike's website: https://www.jerseymikes.com/6029/chanlly-va

2) Order on Wednesday April 21st.

3) In the Checkout Section of your order:

  • Please put PICK UP DATE/TIME AND YOUR NAME
  • Under ‘Notes’ please put “WESTFIELD PTSA FUNDRAISER”
  • CONSIDER BUYING GIFT CARDS-WE GET CREDIT FOR THOSE AS WELL. THEY MAKE GREAT TEACHER/COACHES GIFTS!  GREAT FOR BIRTHDAYS TOO!

Thank you for all your support!

 

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”

Follow us on Twitter: @WestfieldPtsa

Any questions?  Contact Bonnie Donnelly HERE

Go Bulldogs!

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

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Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that you are all doing well and that you had an amazing weekend! I apologize that this message did not come out last night as it usually does; I was experiencing some technological issues that I couldn’t work through.

As you will see with our information item below, we are already taking a look at how we can safely and seamlessly transition our end of year processes. We are working to make sure that we can do this in a way that respects everybody’s comfort level while also ensuring everything that needs to happen, can take place. 

Also, Dr. Brabrand will be meeting with the School Board tomorrow night to deliver his plan for Return to School next year. As many of you may already know, the Governor has issued a state mandate that schools offer 5 days of in-person instruction next year. Effective July 1, 2021, this becomes law. I encourage those who have questions about this to tune into the meeting tomorrow evening. You can do this online here: https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/school-board-meetings.  

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8.  

 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Early Return of FCPS Laptops

This summer FCPS will be collecting all laptops that have been issued to students.  Collection of laptops allows us to update the software and make any repairs before reissuing to students in the fall.  

If your student is currently using a personal laptop and not scheduled to take an SOL this spring, they may return their laptop early and avoid the lines at the end of the year.

  • Remove all stickers and decorations
  • Wrap the cord neatly.  Your cord should be a Dell branded cord.  If you need to pay for a lost cord, you can do so in MySchoolBucks.  The cost is $23.
  • Park in the back of the school, walk down the sidewalk by the tennis court and ring the doorbell by the orange cone! 
  • Return your laptop and cord to a member of the tech team (you’ll be emailed a receipt)

Laptop Early Return Office Hours 

  • Mondays  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

If your student is using their school computer for classes OR will be taking an SOL this year please DO NOT return the laptop yet!  More opportunities will be available in June for laptop return. 

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Weekly Community Principal's Message

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that you are all doing well! The arrival of 4th quarter seems to coincide with the arrival of Spring, and I hope that you have been able to enjoy the weather. We certainly have a packed schedule this Spring with a variety of events including an outdoor Theater Performance, Athletic Contests, an outdoor Band Event, and many more. Please make sure to check out the website to see when these are happening!

As you will see below, there is a lot of information. Please take the time to check it out. One thing I wanted to directly address is graduation. I understand that graduation was originally scheduled for June 8th and that some of you may have already planned around that date. With Eagle Bank Arena becoming a vaccination site, we had to change venues and wanted something that could accommodate a large crowd and could provide a level of “day-of” certainty. Jiffy Lube was Live was the best option to accomodate our size while trying to include as many family members as possible. We are one of the fortunate schools that was able to keep a date so close to our original, but it still will not be the same as our first date. Instead, graduation will be the following afternoon, Wednesday, June 9th. I hope you understand our thought process and I appreciate your flexibility. We are doing our absolute best to provide a great senior experience for the remainder of the year and graduation is a big part of that. 

I hope that you all have had a fantastic weekend and are ready to kick off a great week! I hope that you all have been able to enjoy a fantastic weekend! As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8.  

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

Graduation

Graduation will be held Wednesday, June 9th, at 2:00pm at Jiffy Lube Live. We will have more information forthcoming as it gets closer but I wanted to get you the date and time as soon as possible. 

Grading Updates

As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year.

FCPS is adjusting our grading policy for the 2020-21school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • Use of No Mark, “NM”, instead of “F” grades for all courses. This will be automatically applied for any course in which a student receives an “F.”
  • Allowing high school students to select a mark of “P” for pass for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. As referenced above, for the 2020-21 school year, final marks of “F” will automatically receive a No Mark, “NM.” 

Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Request Form will be available in ParentVue and mailed home to all families who have not selected “go paperless” on April 19th. Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass - No Mark status. Additional information including considerations for postsecondary opportunities and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

 

PSAT 10 Information for Parents & Students—Monday, April 19, 2021

For those 10th graders that are registered for the upcoming PSAT 10, the students will receive all test day details in an email from Susan Fox (safox@fcps.edu) on Tuesday, April 13th in their @fcpsschools.net account. Please remind them to check it as it will include their test location. The PSAT 10 Testing Page--Westfield includes general information for test day as well.

Please note that we are not able to accept any walk-up registrations.

 

May SOL Testing—Save the Date

Monday, May 3rd—Reading SOL

Monday, May 10th—Math SOLs

Monday, May 17th—Science SOLs

If your student requires testing, parents and students will receive an email from Susan Fox (safox@fcps.edu) on Tuesday, April 13th with the details and flexibilities for this school year. A google form response is needed by Friday, April 23rd.

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Power is Back!

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Good Morning Bulldog Families—

 

We are excited to update you that the power is up and running here at Westfield! We will be able to carry on school as usual for the remainder of the day. Please give us a little bit of grace this morning as our internet reloads, but your student should be able to access class virtually by 8:30am.

 

Thank you for your flexibility, and Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

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Power Outage April 6th 2021

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Good Morning Bulldog Families—

 

This morning we are experiencing some power outages within the community, to include Westfield High School. At this point, we are still planning on opening school today. For those who still intend to have their students attend, we will have lunches available and ready. Learning might look a little bit different in the virtual environment and we are working to having resources available. Please be sure to check Schoology.

 

As we get more information I will make sure to pass it along to you as well. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Antonio DiBari  | Pronouns: He, Him, His

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

Message from the Principal

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Dear Bulldog Family--

I hope that you all are already enjoying your Spring Break! While we close out the 3rd quarter, my hope is that we can take the opportunity to enjoy this week and use it to rejuvenate as we look towards the home stretch of the 4th quarter. We hope that everyone can relax, decompress, and disconnect from school technology, and focus their time on doing things that bring them joy. We are hopeful that this will allow families to have meaningful time with their children over spring vacation while also giving our teachers and staff the much deserved opportunity to recharge. Children and adults need breaks from the many demands of school life and a healthy balance is critical to everyone’s well-being. We are in this together, and need to support each other!

If you make plans to travel, please consider the following information:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID-19 test results for either domestic or international travel.
  • Upon returning, any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 

Once we return from Spring Break I will have more updates for you all surrounding things such as grading changes, event capacities, and event dates. However, I would like for you all to take this opportunity to disconnect, and I sincerely hope that you have an incredible Spring Break. 

Go Bulldogs!

Tony

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Message from the Principal

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Dear Bulldog Family-

It has been another great week here at Westfield High School! Students were able to take advantage of their catch-up days and make sure that they were set up for success going into the end of the third quarte. Please remind your students to finish strong as this upcoming Friday, March 26th is the last day of the third quarter. Remember, this is also an early release day for students.  The bell schedule can be found on our website here: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedules.  

I know there has been a lot of communication surrounding grading policy changes as well as changes to the school calendar for next year. We are working to put together a presentation to get to you with all of this information and how it may impact your students. In an effort to cause less confusion and efficiently answer all questions, we will wait to distribute that information until we have completed our presentation. If you have immediate questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor and/or administrator. 

Lastly, we have seen the new guidance by both the CDC and Governor Northam. We will continue to wait on direct guidance from FPCS as we look at events for the remainder of the school year, to include senior events such as Graduation. As soon as we have more information we will make sure to get it directly out to you. 

I hope that you all have been able to enjoy a fantastic weekend! As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, feedback or celebrations. You can also communicate directly through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8.  

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up  and drop-off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below) If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what elementary school you will be coming to get the books.

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus..

If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email me. (jtlesser@fcps.edu)

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Drop-off and Pick-up (Dates & Times)

March 15th

April 19th

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

 1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

 1:13 P.M. DEER PARK ELEMENTARY 

 1:20 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

 1:28 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY 

 1:42 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE 

 1:58 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

 2:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

 2:10 P.M. COATES ES 

 

Ice Dog Hockey Club

The Westfield Ice Dogs Hockey Club is looking for experienced ice hockey players to join the team for the upcoming Spring season!  

Spring teams include current 9th-12th graders, and also current 8th graders who will attend Westfield High School in the Fall.  The Spring team plays an 8-game regular season running from April 5th to June 20th, with most games on Saturday, and is a great opportunity to start building toward the primary Fall/Winter season (which runs from October 2021 - February 2022). 

Please contact faculty sponsor John Baranowski (jebaranowski@fcps.edu) for more information.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Response to Violence Against AAPI

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Good Afternoon Bulldogs,

 

I want to address the increased violence and the fatal shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 16th. I am heartbroken that we have seen yet another incident of violence, harassment, and hate – this time targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The emotions around these heinous acts have certainly left our Asian American & Pacific Islander community with great sadness, anxiety and fear and we are here to support them. As a Bulldog Family, we grieve with the families of the victims as well as our own Asian American & Pacific Islander community.  

 

At Westfield, we denounce all forms of discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic standing, or personal circumstance. We embrace diversity and strive toward a culture where each and every student feels included, seen, and heard. We stand with FCPS and the Response to Increased Violence Against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders  https://www.fcps.edu/response-aapi-harassment. As FCPS has shared, we will work to continue to address all misinformation and xenophobic language that leads to any form of mistreatment of our students, families, and colleagues from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

 

We must stand together and support each other as a Bulldog Community.

 

With Love and Dedication,

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal, Westfield High School

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Catch up Days

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Dear Bulldog Family: 

I hope that you are all doing well! We had a great second week of welcoming students that are coming back to the building and are looking to continue to build consistency in the concurrent environment. This is an entirely new environment for teachers, students, and families, and I am incredibly proud of how hard our staff is working to provide the best educational experiences possible for all of our students. It will be difficult at times for sure, but please know that we are doing and trying everything we can do to support you all!

For this week, we have a couple of things to look at. There is more information on these below as well. First, we will have our “Catch-Up” days this week on Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th. Please encourage your students to take full advantage of these days as the 3rd Quarter closes on Friday, March 26th. Additionally, we have shifted our bell schedule slightly to maximize instructional time. There are no changes to the start and end times for the school day, only to the lunch and class schedules. You should have seen previous communication about this via Schoology and there is additional information found here on our website as well: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedules

I hope that you all have an incredible week! Make sure to check out Westfield Live to stream events going on during the week and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or feedback.  

 

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Catch Up Days 

“Catch Up Days” will be held on March 16th and 17th. Like previous catchup days, they will be synchronous instruction days. All students will follow their regular schedule and teachers will take attendance. Teachers will give no new content on “catch up days”. Teachers will be available to provide students with missed assessments to make up. Teachers may also use these days to help students catch up on notes or activities from missed lessons.

 

Ice Dog Hockey Club

The Westfield Ice Dogs Hockey Club is looking for experienced ice hockey players to join the team for the upcoming Spring season!  

Spring teams include current 9th-12th graders, and also current 8th graders who will attend Westfield High School in the Fall.  The Spring team plays an 8-game regular season running from April 5th to June 20th, with most games on Saturday, and is a great opportunity to start building toward the primary Fall/Winter season (which runs from October 2021 - February 2022). 

Please contact faculty sponsor John Baranowski (jebaranowski@fcps.edu) for more information.

 

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Delivery

The Westfield High School Library will have our book drop off and return at an Elementary School in your neighborhood this coming Monday. Look for the yellow FCPS bus in the parking lot of the school.  Before pick-up and drop-off on Monday afternoon you will need to: 

Go into the Westfield Library catalog https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103902

Search the Westfield catalog and if you see a book that you would like to read put a hold on it. (Directions are on the library page in Schoology)

We will also have some books on the bus for you to browse through for check-out.

The books will be delivered to an elementary school closest to your house on Monday afternoon. (See schedule below) If you have placed a book or books on hold, please email me and let me know what elementary school you will be coming to get the books.

No need to get a ride anywhere-- get some exercise and walk to the elementary school to pick up or return the books.  If you have textbooks or any other Westfield book that need to be returned, bring them to the bus.

If for whatever reason you are unable to get to the bus, please email the librarian, Mrs. Lesser (jtlesser@fcps.edu).

Remember to wear a mask.  We all want to stay healthy.

Westfield HS Library Curbside Book Drop-off and Pick-up (Dates & Times)

March 15th

April 19th

April 26th

May 10th

May 24th

1:08 P.M. CUB RUN ELEMENTARY

1:13 P.M. DEER PARK ELEMENTARY 

1:20 P.M. LONDON TOWNE ELEMENTARY @ DOOR 1

1:28 P.M. VIRGINIA RUN ELEMENTARY 

1:42 P.M. AIRLINE PW & CLUBHOUSE 

1:58 P.M. 4 FLORIS ELEMENTARY

2:04 P.M. 2 MCNAIR ELEMENTARY

2:10 P.M. COATES ES

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: PTSA Mulch Sale Extended

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Mulch Sale Extended to Saturday March 13!! Last call-only 3 days left!!

We have a limited number of bags of mulch still available for delivery on Saturday, March 20th. 

For only $5.40 per bag, the mulch will be delivered directly to your driveway - no hassle, no mulch in your car! 

Visit:  https://wfptsa.myshopify.com

Spring is here….get your yard spruced up with our great mulch and support your PTSA & the Class of 2021!

 

 

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”

Follow us on Twitter: @WestfieldPtsa

Any questions?  Contact Bonnie Donnelly HERE

Go Bulldogs!

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE NEW PRINCIPAL: Return to In-Person Learning

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Dear Parents and Guardians: 

I am incredibly honored and humbled to introduce myself as the new, proud Principal of Westfield High School! I look forward to working closely with the community to continue Westfield’s tradition of excellence while also pushing ourselves into the future. This type of work requires a strong partnership between school, students, families, and all community members. Please know that as a school we will be invested in these relationships and will frequently reach out to you for your feedback and ideas.  To that end, I will be hosting a virtual “Meet and Greet” this week, Tuesday, March 9th, starting at 6:30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to get to know me better and also give me some feedback on your experiences at Westfield.  We will be sending out access information for this event tomorrow, Monday March 8th

This week was a great first week of welcoming some of our 9th and 12th grade students back to our building. While it is certainly not an ideal environment, our faculty and staff have been working incredibly hard to provide the best instructional experiences possible for all students, both virtual and in person. It is important to remember that none of us have been in this type of learning environment before, and that there will be situations that we haven’t seen or experienced. Please stand alongside us as we work through this time and do what we can to support students. We are a Bulldog family and this is a new journey for all of us; together we will make it great.

I look forward to seeing and meeting you on Tuesday!

 

Go Bulldogs!

 

Tony DiBari

Proud Principal

Westfield High School

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Important Upcoming Dates:

March 8: Student Holiday

March 9: Principal Meet and Greet

March 15 & 22: English 11 Writing SOL Testing

March 26: End of 3rd Quarter (Early Release)

March 29-April 2: Spring Break

 

Updates for Students Remaining Virtual: 

Many of our students will remain virtual this year while some of our students return to in-person learning soon.  Virtual learners are a vital part of our school community and we are excited to see you participate in all activities and athletics that Westfield offers.  On March 9th, teachers will be teaching from the building, and in some cases from home, to students who are in the building and at home at the same time.  FCPS refers to this as Concurrent Instruction.  In the first few days of concurrent learning, in person and virtual learners will be adjusting to this new way of learning and building routines and new expectations.  Teachers will use technology in the classroom to ensure that students at home and at school can access materials and information. 

Here are some tips for our virtual learners:

  • Log on to your BBCU or Google Meet during every class time, following our updated bell schedule – School starts at 8:20 and ends at 2:50.  You’ll have your break for lunch at home based on your 5th or 6th period class.
  • Listen carefully for instructions – During class time your teacher may have you work in breakout rooms on a task while they work with learners in person, then swap tasks so the in person learners work on a task while the teacher meets you in a breakout room.  Be sure to listen so you know what work to complete and where. 
  • Ask questions – You might use a different method to get your teacher's attention when they are working with in person learners.  Listen carefully for instructions of how they want you to ask questions.  You may need to raise your hand (in the virtual classroom) or turn on the microphone to ask your question rather than typing in the chat.
  • Teachers will use a variety of different technology – In some cases, your teacher will ask you to turn on your microphone and ask questions or answer questions and the students in the room will raise their hands and answer.  Sometimes your teacher will paraphrase or repeat what is said so all learners, at home and at school, hear the question or answer.  You might see your teachers’ face on camera, a screen shared or even see a teacher pointing a camera at the class or a demonstration. 
  • Collaboration with your peers- Working on group projects and engaging with your peers will continue. You are still a member of your class community! You may be paired with an in person student to work collaboratively in a google slide deck, Jamboard, responding to peer Flipgrids and other collaborative work.
  • Classroom monitors may be present in some of your classes. A monitor will be in a classroom when a teacher is instructing virtually from home. If a teacher will be teaching virtually, a classroom monitor will be present to support in-person students in the classroom. The teacher and the students at home will still log into Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) or Google Meet. In-person students will be in the classroom and BBCU or Google Meet will be projected to interact with the teacher and classmates while engaging in learning.

 

Welcome Back to In Person Learning Westfield is excited to welcome back students to the building.  In order to prepare for this exciting time, we have provided some detailed information below in regards to procedures for returning in person. 

On March 9, 2021,  we will continue welcoming students back as our 10th and 11th grade students at Westfield High School who have elected to return to in-person learning will start to return to the building.  Students with the last names A-K, have their in-person school days on Tuesdays  and Wednesdays.   Students with the last names L-Z, have their in-person school days on Thursdays  and Fridays.

 Bus Transportation & School Meals:

  • Transportation To/From School:  Bus stops will be posted in SIS Student Vue & Parent Vue the week before students are scheduled to return to in person.
  •  Meals at School:  Breakfast & Lunch will be available at no cost in the cafeteria daily. Students will be required to maintain social distancing in the cafeteria at all times.

Safety Measures:

  • Students must wear their masks over their nose and mouth while at school, all day.  Please ensure that students have extra masks in their backpacks.
  • Students must distance themselves from their peers and staff by 6 feet at all times.
  • Student desks in classrooms are set up to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well and it is important that students take care of their own personal safety.
  • Numerous hallways are one way only, so the building might look a little different to students. 

Outside Food:

As an additional safety precaution, we will not accept any food or beverage deliveries at our school to include parent drop off, fast food or local delivery services.  We are continuing to limit the number of visitors entering our building, as well as minimize office staff handling outside packages.

At this time, lunch is available at no charge from our cafeteria or your student can bring their lunch from home.   

Health Screening Commitment Form:

Parents or guardians who chose in-person learning for their child are required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning. This document indicates the parent or guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. The commitment form is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Additional information is available at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/student-health-and-safety-guidance-document.

Medication Drop Off:

Please make sure that you have completed the proper medical authorization form.

Please make sure that the medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer container that includes over the counter medications.

Please make sure the medication is not expired.

Student Parking:

In preparation for students returning to in-person learning, the Westfield Security Team has finalized our process for those wanting to obtain a parking pass. The dates as outlined in this process are based on a Group 8 return to school of March 2, 2021 and are subject to change per decisions made by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  Additional information can be found on the Westfield Student Parking Website.

The following important items should be noted:

  • Parking hang tags will only be distributed to Westfield seniors, juniors, and sophomores who are verified as having opted for in-person learning AND whose intended primary mode of transportation is driving themselves.
  • Fees for obtaining a hang tag for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year are waived. Reinstatement of fees for subsequent years are at the discretion of FCPS.
  • Parking spaces are randomly assigned.
  • Parking remains a privilege and not a right; therefore, it is not guaranteed. It will be based on space availability as determined by FCPS and the on-site Safety and Security Specialist.
  • We cannot process applications for students who do not currently have a driver’s license, or for those who are not chosen for in-person learning.
  • If a student obtains a driver’s license at a later date or selects in-person learning at a later date, there will still be opportunities to apply for parking at that time.
  • It is mandatory that both student and parent or guardian complete the application process together (estimated time 20-30 minutes).

Please direct any questions to Safety and Security Assistant, Amy Coots at Acoots1@fcps.edu.

  2021 STUDENT PEACE AWARDS

Students from 24 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2021 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Recipients will be recognized at a virtual reception in March.

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County were begun in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.

Westfield recipients are:

Westfield Minds Matter, Westfield High School works to change the school culture regarding mental health. Group members have organized open conversations about mental health to increase help-seeking behavior, promote connections, and increase healthy habits and coping skills. They established a teacher and administrator mental health panel in the hope that their concerns will be addressed by adults outside of their meetings. They are also working to ensure students have access to needed resources for mental health.

 

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