School Hours

School Begins: 7:25 AM

School Ends: 2:05 PM

Early Release: 11:45 AM

2 Hour Delay: 9:25 AM

 

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Lunch Waves

L1: 100s, 300s & AgSci

​* 100s & Ag in Finch Cafe

* 300s in Raynor Cafe

 

L2: 500s, 600s, Art & Study Halls

 ​* in Finch Cafe

 

L3: 200s, 400s & Gym

 ​* 200s & Gym in Finch

 * 400s in Raynor Cafe

 

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ORIENTATION SCHEDULE AUGUST 29, 2014

  • 7-7:40 BREAKFAST & SCHEDULE DISTRIBUTION IN CAFE
  • 7:45-8:15 HOMEROOM
  • 8:20-8:55 FRESHMAN ASSEMBLY-GYM

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9:00

9:16

2

9:22

9:38

3

9:42

9:58

4

10:04

10:20

5

10:26

10:42

6

10:48

11:03

7

11:09

11:30

 

Bell Schedules For September 2nd and 3rd

 

Dear Westhill High School Family:

 

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  I hope this letter finds you having summer fun and looking eagerly ahead to our new school year.

 

Our summer has been very productive and we will surely be ready to welcome back all students.  Please note this major change – Ninth grade orientation will take place on August 29 – we will follow an early release schedule 7:25-11:30am.  All students will report on September 2 – 7:25am -2:05pm.  Once again, please take note of this and plan accordingly.  All grade levels will meet for Periods 1-7 on September 2 & 3 in an abbreviated schedule after a short orientation in student’s homeroom.  Homeroom assignments will be mailed home separately.  Dismissal again is 2:05pm.  Lunch service will be available.

 

  • Telephone Number and Address Changes:  Parents must inform the school immediately of any changes of address or telephone numbers.  The school needs this information not only for routine communications but also for communication of emergency information.  Students for whom we do not have a valid address will not receive their schedule on the first day of school.​
  • Telephone Calls to Parents: The school has an automatic telephone machine, programmed daily to leave messages at the homes of students who were absent from one or more classes.  Calls are made during the evening.  Messages of importance are also sent home via our Parent Link System.  I urge you to listen to these communications carefully.​
  • School Buses:  The bus stop and travel on the school bus are an extension of Westhill High School.  Any violation of school policy at or in these areas will be disciplined appropriately.  Bus information will be printed in The Advocate.​
  • PLEASE SEND COMPLETED EMERGENCY CARD TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 3 - YOUR STUDENT’S HOMEROOM TEACHER WILL COLLECT THEM.​
  • A reminder – by now, all 9th grade students should have submitted current health physicals to the nurse and verified their addresses in the Main Office at Westhill High School.​
  • SUMMER READING:  A summer reading list was sent to the Ferguson Library and was made available on www.westhillweb.com.  All students had an English assignment and some had additional summer work for some Advanced Placement courses.  All English classes will begin with assignments based on this summer reading, so it is imperative that it be done.

 

Please be aware of the Student Handbook/Calendar that is included in the summer mailing.  Keep it in a place that allows you to refer to it throughout the year.  The handbook contains valuable school information and all students and their families are responsible for the information.

 

If your son or daughter will not be attending Westhill High School, please notify us immediately by calling the Data Processing Office at 977-4067.

 

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!  Enjoy the rest of the vacation.

Camille Figluizzi

WHS Principal

 

Download the Principal's Welcome Letter as a PDF

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please allow me the opportunity to welcome you back to Westhill High School for the 2014-2015 school year. My name is Chase Dunlap and I will be the 9th grade administrator for the coming year. Prior to my new role I taught social studies at Westhill for two years, spending last year teaching in the Freshman Center. I am passionate about the 9th grade program here at Westhill and very excited to work with you and your child this year to reach their academic, social, emotional and athletic goals. Continue reading 

 

Queridos padres y guardianes,

Es un placer darles el bienvenido para el ano escolar 2014-2015 a Westhill High School. Me llamo Chase Dunlap. Soy el administrador del noveno grado en el Freshman Center. Antes de trabajar aquí, fui profesor de estudios sociales por dos años a Westhill, y en el último año trabajé en el Freshman Center. No veo la hora para empezar a trabajar con ustedes y sus hijos. Quiero colaborar con ustedes para que sus hijos logren sus objetivos académicos, sociales, emocionales, y atléticos. Seguir leyendo...

Summer Reading

These projects were designed for you to demonstrate that you have gained a thorough understanding of the novel without writing a standard book report or taking a test.

Download the WHS 2014 Summer Reading sheet (PDF).

  • Choose your own Novel!
  • Choose your own Projects!
  • Choose your own Grade!
  • CHOOSE your own ADVENTURE!

You may choose any full length work (fiction or non-fiction) that is age and grade level appropriate.  If you would like some book suggestions NPR has published a list of the top 100 Young Adult novels on their website. You might also want to consider a work by canonical authors such as:

  • Jane Austen
  • James Baldwin
  • Charles Dickens
  • William Faulkner
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Henry James
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Toni Morrison
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Alice Walker

Once you have chosen your book take a look through the following project options. Your assignment is to complete a combination of the following projects that will total 100 points. The point values are listed.  If you choose to, you can even do the same type of project more than once, to bring your total point value to 100. Or have some fun – try out different projects/ways of expressing what you’ve learned!

Remember: this project represents your FIRST grade in English in the 2014-2015 school year. Make it count! You will be expected to share your project with your ELA class, so take pride in what you do! And as always, plagiarism will NOT be tolerated – be original, be creative, be you.

Download the WHS 2014 Summer Reading sheet (PDF).

ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BRING THEIR COMPLETED PROJECTS TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014. They will be graded by your English Language Arts teacher. Please note: 100 points is the STARTING grade, but not a guarantee – lack of effort or failure to follow directions can bring it down from there!

 

Students in AP Language or Literature classes are not required to complete this school-wide summer reading assignment as they have a DIFFERENT assignment, which was handed out in June.

 

If you have any Summer Reading questions, please email Ms. Wheeler: cwheeler@StamfordCT.gov or Ms Tobin: ktobin@StamfordCT.gov.

 

AP Human Geography does not have a required summer assignment. 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Algebra 2 course at Westhill High School is the final course students need to be well-prepared for SAT and ACT standardized exams, as well as the new common core Connecticut state exam that has replaced the CAPT exam. To better prepare our students for success in Algebra 2, we have made an Algebra 2 skills review packet available for students who will be taking Algebra 2 during the 2014-2015 academic school year. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that students complete the packet to reinforce skills that may diminish over the summer break. The packet will also get our students back into school mode and ready for the fall!

We suggest students complete the packet during August - the week or two prior to the beginning of school. 

We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you September 2!

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Capriotti

Mathematics Department Head

Phone: 203-977-5619

Email:  mcapriotti@StamfordCTgov


Skills from Algebra 1 that are necessary for success in Algebra 2: 

  1. Evaluating numerical expressions using order of operations 
  2. Evaluating algebraic expressions 
  3. Combining like terms 
  4. Solving linear equations and inequalities 
  5. Calculating the slope of a line 
  6. Graphing linear equations and inequalities 
  7. Solving systems of equations and inequalities 

 

Website Translations

WHS MISSION STATEMENT

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.

WHS School Improvement Plan

Policy Reminders

Absences:
If your child is out of school, on their return please have them report to the main office from 7 to 7:30 in the morning and see Mr. Pereira. In addition, please have them bring in documentation.
 
Early Dismissal: 

If there is a need for your child to leave school early, please send in a note (including a morning telephone number to confirm dismissal) with your child. They will be issued a yellow dismissal pass from class and you can meet your child in the office. Students should report to the main office before the warning bell for Block 1 to get the dismissal approved. We are hoping to greatly decrease the classroom interruptions that occur when we do not follow this procedure.

Sports Team Photos

If you are interested in purchasing a team photo, please contact Yearbook at 203.968.9658 or Westhill.yearbook@gmail.com. Athletes may come to room 202B for an order form.