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Principal's Weekly Update

Good afternoon West Ranch Parents,


The following are events and information for This Week at West Ranch, February 20-23, along with information regarding later events for your planning purposes. 


The 3rd quarter progress report period ended on Thursday, February 15th.  This is by no means a final grade, but as a parent, this report gives you a snapshot of how your student is progressing early on in their semester classes.  Please remember to view these grades in “report” format to see any comments a teacher might make in regards to your student.  Grade will become visible in this format on Infinite Campus at 3pm, Wednesday, February 21st


This week the West Ranch Hockey team has their last home ice appearance at the Valencia Ice Station on Friday February 23rd at 6:15pm, and it is Senior Night.   All sports schedules are available on our website, www.WestRanchHighSchool.com Go out and support our Wildcats!


Minimum Day Reminder:

Next week, on Thursday, March 1st, we have a district-wide minimum day for professional development and staff training.  Classes will begin at the normal times, however students will be released at 12:30pm.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


The West Ranch Theater Department will be preforming their winter play, Decision Height, from February 28 – March 2 at West Ranch Performing Arts Theater.  Each night during the run the play will begin at 7pm.  Decision Height highlights the importance of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP's) to the war effort, even though they were generally under-recognized until recent years.  Through triumph and tragedy, these brave and underappreciated young women learn as much about themselves as they do about piloting airplanes.  Please come out and see our talented students perform in this play that received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play Award in 2013.  We hope to see you there.


Congratulations to our West Ranch Speech and Debate team.  This past weekend the Wildcats competed in the prestigious California Lutheran Invitational on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus.  West Ranch finished in 6th place in the Sweepstakes category with 7 students earning the title of Award Finalists.  Congrats to the team and their advisor, Mr. Smith!  Great Job!   


Finally, in light of the events of the past week, I want you to know that the safety of our students is our number one priority.  As a parent of a one high school and one junior high student myself, I know the concern you all have when we hear the news of what has happened across our nation.  Please know that at West Ranch, we have gone over safety protocols and possible scenarios with students and staff.  We work daily with our on campus School Resource Deputy from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.  Ultimately it is of upmost importance to receive any information as soon as possible. If there is anything your student sees that is concerning, whether in person or on social media, please have them alert us as soon as possible.  We have an open door policy for our students and parents with any adult on campus. 

We have an incredible school with outstanding students, staff, and parents.  Working together I know it is the safest school it can be.  Thank you for the support and cooperation you give to us.


Let’s have a great week!



Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance