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8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip - We're Still Hopeful! (See Below)

Dear Rescheduled Fall Trip Participants,

The 8th grade trip is still planned for March 17-20, 2021.  We are currently working on moving the date to June. The last communication said you had until September 11, 2020 to choose between 2 options.  That deadline has been extended to January 8, 2021.  

Option 1 - Go on the Rescheduled Trip (March 17-20, 2021)

You have been automatically rescheduled for the rescheduled trip.

If you choose this option, there is no additional action required.  

Students will go on the same high-quality trip that was planned for this year.

The original trip price will not change and is still being honored.

If you did not original purchase the Cancellation Super Protection (CSP), you have until January 8, 2021 to notify Student Adventures at to add CSP added and pay the $99 per student or $109 per adult.

If you have paid in full, there is nothing more you need to do.

Here is the revised payment schedule:

  • 09/25/20 - 1st Payment (You have already made this payment)

    11/06/20 – 2nd Payment of $162

    12/11/20 – 3rd Payment of $162

    01/15/21 – Final Payment of Balance

Option 2 - Cancel for a Refund

If you decide to cancel, you must contact Student Adventures by January, 8 2021 to receive 100% of what you have paid Student Adventures.  This is true whether you have purchased CSP or not. 

Refunds will be sent to the method of payment you used to make payment.

Any cancellations after January 8, 2021 will be subject to the original cancellations terms when you registered.

Please email Student Adventures if wish to add the CSP or to cancel prior to January 8, 2021 or to ask any questions at

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Principal Message: November 27, 2021

I hope that you have enjoyed the additional time with family and friends.  I know that for the Gignac family it has been a wonderful opportunity to recharge and reconnect.  It was such a blessing going into the Thanksgiving Break celebrating our veterans and unsung heroes with the 4th and 8th-grade concert.  A special thanks to Mrs. Pierre and Mrs. Yordanova for their work to organize this event.  Additionally, thank you to our media specialist, Mrs. Amatulli, for presenting about the time she spent serving our country. As we move into the final weeks of school in the 2021 calendar year, I want to remind our elementary students to make sure that they have their recess gear ready!  Snow has arrived!!!

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PTO Fundraiser:  Shopping Event at Evereve, Dec. 3

Join PTO for a morning of shopping & fun at Evereve in Birmingham!

Please join us on Friday, December 3rd at 9:30 am (before the store opens to the public) at Evereve in Birmingham for a fun shopping morning that will benefit our PTO! Can't make it then/at all? No problem! You can shop at Birmingham's Evereve all day, and you can also call orders in for great items you spot on their website. Be sure to mention "West Hills PTO" at checkout! Questions? Contact Karen at

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Winter Recess Guidelines Reminder

West Hills holds an outdoor recess daily unless it is raining or temperatures drop below 10 degrees (or 10 degrees wind chill). It is essential that students arrive at school with appropriate winter weather play gear—warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants, and other warm clothing. We recommend that all gear be clearly labeled with the student's first and last name. 

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Reminder to Bring a Mask Each Day

Please remind your student to come to school with a mask, and put it on before entering the building. We are happy to provide spare masks when needed, but students are encouraged to bring their own each day.  We encourage families to have their children bring an extra mask each day as well.

Also, guests coming to the building should wear a mask if needing to enter the building.

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.

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Art and Basketball Club Updates/Schedules

Due to large numbers of students signing up to participate in Art Club and the 4/5 Basketball Club, a rotation schedule has been set up.  The alternative to rotating groups was using a lottery system to select those who would be able to participate.  In an effort to give all interested students the opportunity to attend, we set up the following schedules for those who had signed up.

Art Club will meet Thursdays, 3:20-4:00pm, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  Members that couldn't attend on Thursday, 10/14/21, can pick up a paper copy in the art room at any time.  ART CLUB SCHEDULE

4/5 Baseketball Club will meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  If needed members can pick up a paper copy from Mr. Drogosch in room 120.  BASKETBALL CLUB SCHEDULE

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School Lunch Information

Please see the District website “Lunch” page for details on menus and putting money on a student’s lunch account. You will also find information on the BHS website “Lunch” page about alternative menus for students with allergies or other special dietary needs.

Families eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch must reapply every school year. To complete the Online Free/Reduced lunch application, parents/guardians can log in to ParentPortal and complete the application. Click on your child's name, then click "Food Service Free & Reduced Lunch Application" under School Links. Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.

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