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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, December 10 – December 14.  There is a lot of information this week, so please read the entire message.  Thanks! 


THE LAST OPEN LIBRARY NIGHT BEFORE FINALS!  This Monday night, December 7, we will have Math, Science, English, and Social Studies teachers at our West Ranch Library from 6pm – 7:30pm.  Any student is welcome to attend however students must bring their West Ranch ID, and they must stay until the end at 7:30pm.  This is a great chance to have your student work directly with peers and West Ranch teachers to help study as we get closer to finals.  I have included a flyer with this email for further information.  We hope your student can take advantage of this opportunity!


Winter Concerts:  This past week we were entertained by the Choir and the Jazz Band.  This week we have more multi-talented students putting on incredible concerts for you to enjoy.  First on Tuesday, Dec. 11th our West Ranch Band will be performing beginning at 7pm.  Then on Wednesday, Dec. 12th our West Ranch Orchestra program will take the stage also beginning at 7pm.  Both concerts will be held in the West Ranch Performing Arts Theater.  Come on out to hear some incredible music and support our students.


Senior Parents – If you purchased the Senior VIP Package, the second installment is due on Wednesday, December 12th.  You can pay on-line or in the ASB office with cash or credit card.  If you have any questions, please email our ASB Director, Mrs. Priske, tpriske@hartdistrict.org

Also Senior Parents – Your seniors should be checking the scholarship list on the Colleges Tab on Naviance over Winter Break.  There are multiple scholarship opportunities for students.  These scholarships can apply for those planning to attend community college or 4-year University.  Please encourage your student to check it out while they are at home.


We are extending the timeframe for the WASC Parent Survey.  We are doing this to make sure we get as many responses from our families as possible.  Just as a reminder, this will be a part of our WASC Accreditation process as a school.  We just ask that you take the time, approximately 10 minutes, to answer the survey.  We will be using this information to better serve our students and community.  Here is the link to the survey:  http://bit.ly/WR_WASC_Parent_Survey_2018 

The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, December 14th.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


Finals week is just around the corner, Dec. 18 – 20.  We have a special schedule for those days.  I have attached the schedule for this year to this email.  Please look it over so you can help your student plan for which final exam is on which day.  Thursday, December 20th is the last day for students.  They are off for Winter Break until Monday, January 14th.  


Wellness Tip for Parents

Meaningful conversations with your teenager are extremely satisfying, and can open the door to the many changes he or she is experiencing.  It may take your teen a few minutes to state what is really on their mind, so allow them to talk without interruption until they get to the point. Even though you may not agree with their point of view, empathize with them, listen without judgement, and connect on an emotional level and offer support and guidance. In doing so, your teen will look forward to opening up to you more often. 


One Day Parking Permit Flash Sale

This Tuesday, December 11 at LUNCH only, a limited number of parking permits will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  Permits will be sold to any 10th, 11th or 12th grader with a valid California Drivers License.   Student must have all documents in hand with the parking permit document signed by both parent and student.  There will be no exceptions to this.  If you are missing any document, you will not be sold a parking permit.  

Documents Required:

1. Parking Permit Form (See Attached to this email)

2. Current Insurance

3. Current Registration for the car the student will drive. 

4. Current Drivers License 


This week in Student Activities and Athletics.

December 10th

-  JV/V Girls Basketball @ Calabasas

- Final Library Night (6:00 - 7:30pm) in West Ranch Library


December 11th  

No Student Activities/Athletics


December 12th

-  F Boys Soccer vs. Hart @ West Ranch (3:15pm)

- F Boys Soccer @ Hart (3:15pm)

- JV/V Girls Soccer vs. La Canada @ West Ranch (3:15pm)


December 14th  

First League Matches for Winter Season

- Basketball vs. Canyon

- @ Canyon (Boys JV - 3:30pm, Girls V - 5:00pm, Boys V - 6:30pm)

- @ West Ranch (Girls JV - 3:30pm, Boys F - 5:00pm, Girls F - 6:30pm)

- Soccer vs. Canyon

- @ Canyon (Boys F - 3:15pm, Boys JV - 6:30pm, Boys V - 5:00pm)

- @ West Ranch (Girls F/JV/V - 3:15pm)


Finally, to allow our teachers time to administer, evaluate, grade, and record finals and other student work/assessments during those last days of the semester, grades will be unavailable in Infinite Campus from Tuesday, Dec 18 at 8am - Friday, Dec. 21 at 3pm.  After grades are posted, if there are any questions regarding a grade, teachers and counselors will be available when we return from Winter Break on January 14th.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Let’s have a great week!



Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance