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This Week at West Ranch October 19 - October 23, 2020

Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,


The following are events for This Week at West Ranch, October 19 - 23, along with information for some upcoming events. 


REGULAR DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK                                                 

Monday, Oct. 19        -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8am  (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  9:55am – 11:15am (includes 5 min. for WRTV announcements)

                                                Period 4:  11:25am – 12:40pm

                                             Flex Time:  1:40pm – 2:45pm

                                                Period 8:  2:45pm – 3:30pm  (if scheduled)


Tuesday, Oct. 20       -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8am  (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  9:55am – 11:15am (includes 5 min. for WRTV announcements)

                                                Period 7:  11:25am – 12:40pm

                                             Flex Time:  1:40pm – 2:45pm

                                                Period 8:  2:45pm – 3:30pm  (if scheduled)


Wednesday, Oct. 21  -           Period 1:  7:05am -8am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:05am

                                                Period 3:  9:10am – 9:45am

                                                Period 4:  9:50am – 10:25am

                                                Brunch:   10:25am – 10:40am

                                                Period 5:  10:45am – 11:20am

                                                Period 6:  11:25am – 12:00pm

                                                Period 7:  12:05pm – 12:40pm

                                                Lunch:      12:40pm – 1:40pm

                        Teacher Collaboration:    1:40pm – 3:00pm

                                                Period 8:  3:00pm – 3:30pm (if scheduled)   


Thursday, Oct. 22     -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8am  (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  9:55am – 11:15am (includes 5 min. for WRTV announcements)

                                                Period 4:  11:25am – 12:40pm

                                             Flex Time:  1:40pm – 2:45pm

                                                Period 8:  2:45pm – 3:30pm  (if scheduled)


Friday, Oct. 23          -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8am  (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  9:55am – 11:15am (includes 5 min. for WRTV announcements)

                                                Period 7:  11:25am – 12:40pm

                                             Flex Time:  1:40pm – 2:45pm

                                                Period 8:  2:45pm – 3:30pm  (if scheduled)


If a student has a sport, performing art, or CCR class 9th period, the dates and time for the class will be set by the instructor.  



The first quarter grading period ended Friday, October 16th.  You will be able to view grades in a report card format after 3pm on Tuesday, October 20.  In order to see any teacher comments, you must view the grades in the report card format.  This is the midway of the second semester.  While this is not an official grade for the transcript, this grade does effect eligibility in our athletic and performing arts programs.  Please take the time to view your student’s progress to this point.



AP students are able to purchase their AP exams online through Total Registration.  Attached to this email is a flyer with information.  AP teachers will also be posting this in their google classroom..  You can also find this informational flyer on the West Ranch Counseling website, https://www.westranchhighschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=317354&type=d&pREC_ID=724709


WEST RANCH ASB - FALL FESTIVAL!!!                    

During the month of October West Ranch ASB will be hosting our first ever Wildcat Fall Festival!  Very soon we will introduce our Fall Festival Court.  Details will be sent out to students through WRTV, student email, West Ranch social media, and classroom google accounts.  We have many more events planned including:

Pumpkin Carving Contest,

Class Competition Scavenger Hunt

PINK OUT spirit week to support the fight against cancer

Fall Fest…Scare Away Cancer Digital Rally!!

For more information, check out the West Ranch ASB website, https://www.westranchhighschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=317468&type=d&pREC_ID=725056

We look forward to keeping students engaged and connected during this first ever Wildcat Fall Festival!


“WIN” WEEK – OCT 26-30:

We know that distance learning has been difficult for many of our students and staff.  We know there has been a social-emotional toll as well.  This is an unprecedented time that requires unprecedented ideas.  With that in mind we are incorporating a WIN (What I Need) Week for the week of October 26-30.  During this week teachers will not be introducing new material, but will be working with students on what they need (intervention, reassessment, re-teaching, enrichment, independent practice, etc.).   We will send a special email just for this week, but here are some things to remember:

  1. Students must report to their Zoom/Google Meets each period, each day.  They will then work with the teacher based on what they need.
  2. There will be opportunities for interventions, re-teaching, review, enrichment, independent practice, all determined by your student’s needs and working with the teacher.

We hope that WIN Week will be beneficial for all our Wildcats!



On Thursday, October 22, from 12:40pm-1:40pm the West Ranch Counselors will be hosting another opportunity to drop in and ask any questions you may have about college admissions, the application process or the application itself.  It will be an open zoom so you have the opportunity to listen to the questions your peers have as well.  This event is intended for WR Seniors only so we can be sure and prioritize your needs and questions.  Don't forget Cal State opened their application on Oct. 1.

Here is the ZOOM info:

Topic: College Question Drop in Q & A Chat/Listen

Time: Oct 22, 2020 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 854 1549 8191



The time has come to complete a senior tribute to your graduating senior!  A senior tribute is a picture and message written by you and then printed in the Yearbook that your senior will have forever.  Here is the link to the official reservation form for senior tributes in the 2020-2021 West Ranch Yearbook, http://bit.ly/WRSeniorTributes21

Tribute reservations will not be accepted any other way.  This form must be completed by 11:59pm on December 11th, 2020.  Please be sure to carefully read and answer all questions and contact Alexa Siglar at westranchhs.yearbook@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.



Our West Ranch Counselors are available to students for our Zoom Office Hours, posted and updated on our Counselling Website, https://www.westranchhighschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=317354&type=d&pREC_ID=724709

This is a time we would like to reserve for students only. If a parent wishes to meet with the counselor, they can call the office to schedule an appointment or email the counselor directly.



Our amazing WRTV students are now producing daily shows (except for Wednesday) and they are posting them on our WRTV YouTube Channel.  The best and easiest way to view them is by subscribing to their YouTube Channel.  Here is the link:


Check it out this week.  Our students are working hard from home to connect our entire campus!



Safety is our number one priority for our students, whether they participate in athletics, performing arts or in our physical education classes.  In agreement with the William S. Hart School District and Foothill League, we use the OSHA Heat Index App and EPA Air Now apps to determine whether or not activities should be canceled.    Based on these thresholds, we determine if activity should be modified and/or eliminated based on the Heat Index and Air Quality information.  To find out more information, please see our WestRanchHighSchool.com Athletics webpage.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  



Our Wildcat Wellness Center is beginning to offer group sessions with several options.  We are using a google form that students can use if they are interested.  Here is the link to the form:


We also know with COVID-19 many families have been hit hard financially and need a different type of resource assistance.  We have a place to ask for that as well.  Here is a form where you can ask for this help as a Hart District family:


 Just as a reminder, this month at the virtual Wildcat Wellness Center, our Coordinator and Social Worker, Nancy Phillips, along with the students on our WWC Steering Committee have been working had to bring together speakers, programs, and resources to our students and families even in this virtual setting.

The Center is also sponsoring “Adulting” Courses focused on Financial Wellness.  This week the subject is “Credit and Debit”  This online workshop will be this Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 1:30pm – 2pm.

For more information, please look at the Newsletter that I have attached to this email, and you can check out the WWC October Calendar at our Wildcat Wellness Center website at:   https://sites.google.com/hartdistrict.org/wildcatwellnesscenter/home

Students (and parents/guardians) can contact the WWC by using the QR code, calling/texting 661.505.8866, emailing nphillips@hartdistrict.org, or scheduling an appointment on the WWC website.  Encourage your student to reach out if they need emotional support, resources, or information.   


Let’s have a great week!


Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance