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Audience: Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08, All Grades, Parents and Homepage

Attention Wildcats! It is not too late to purchase your 2018 edition of the yearbook. The sale will continue for the remainder of the school year or while supplies last. Stop by room 10 before or after school or see a yearbook representative. Yearbooks will be on sale for $50.00. You can also purchase autograph pages for $2.00. Get your copy today to preserve your memories of 2018.

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Posted by: B. Vina
Published: 5/21/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

To our SSFUSD Community,

 

We have been informed by the South San Francisco Police Department (SSFPD) of the arrest of one of our teachers.

 

We are both dismayed and saddened by this news.

 

As released in a statement to our Westborough Middle School community on April 27, 2018, we were made aware of allegations that one of our teachers may have engaged in inappropriate conduct with students. Any allegation against an employee is taken very seriously and handled carefully. As soon as the site was made aware, they involved the District Office and the South San Francisco Police Department, and we have been in touch with the parents of the students who were involved.

 

Prior to criminal charges being filed, SSFUSD placed the individual in question on administrative leave while the matter was being investigated. The teacher remains on administrative leave and will no longer be on any of our campuses pending the outcome of this case. District and school leaders are cooperating closely with SSFPD officers as they continue their criminal investigation.

 

Our students and staff will receive our full support as we continue to ensure a safe learning environment for our school community. In order to ensure that student learning is not disrupted, we have assigned a qualified, long-term substitute teacher to the classroom.

 

While I understand that our community will have questions about this case, it is important to understand that we have a strict legal obligation to ensure that due process and privacy rights are upheld; therefore, we cannot provide any details or further explanation at this time.

 

Should you have questions or additional information as it relates to this case, please contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900. SSFPD Press Release

 

Sincerely,

 

Shawnterra Moore, Ed.D.

Superintendent

 

En Español:

 

10 de mayo del 2018                                      

 

A nuestra comunidad de SSFUSD,

 

El Departamento de Policía de South San Francisco (SSFPD) nos ha informado sobre el arresto de uno de nuestros maestros.

 

Estamos consternados y tristes a la vez por esta noticia.

 

Tal como se publicó en la declaración del 27 de abril del  2018, a nuestra comunidad de la escuela secundaria Westborough, sobre las acusaciones a uno de nuestros maestros, y de la cual nosotros también estábamos informados de que se había involucrado en conductas inapropiadas con algunos estudiantes. Cualquier acusación en contra de un empleado se toma muy en serio y se maneja con mucha prudencia. Tan pronto como el sitio escolar fue informado, la oficina de El Distrito Escolar y el Departamento de Policía de South San Francisco, fueron involucraron y asimismo hemos estado en contacto con los padres de los estudiantes que estuvieron implicados.

 

Antes de presentar cargos criminales, SSFUSD colocó al individuo en cuestión en una licencia administrativa mientras se investigaba el asunto. Los líderes distritales y escolares están cooperando estrechamente con los oficiales de SSFPD mientras se continúa con la investigación criminal y el maestro sigue bajo licencia administrativa pero ya no estará presente en ninguno de nuestros campus escolares esperando el resultado del caso.

 

Nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar recibirán nuestro apoyo por completo mientras seguimos asegurando de que exista un ambiente de aprendizaje fuera de peligro para nuestra comunidad escolar. A fin de garantizar que el aprendizaje de los estudiantes no se vea afectado, hemos asignado en el salón de clases un maestro sustituto a largo plazo y competente.

 

Si bien entiendo que nuestra comunidad tendrá preguntas sobre este caso, es importante comprender que tenemos una obligación legal y estricta de garantizar que se respete el debido proceso y los derechos de privacidad; por lo tanto, no podemos proporcionar ningún detalle o explicación adicional en este momento.

 

Si tiene preguntas o información adicional relacionada con este caso, comuníquese con el Departamento de Policía de South San Francisco al 650-877-8900. SSFPD Press Release

Sinceramente,

 

Shawnterra Moore, Ed.D.

Superintendente

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Posted by: Martin Santos
Published: 5/10/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, For Parents, All Grades, Homepage and For Teachers

Hello Parents/Guardians,

 

The start date for Season 2 of the widely popular teen TV show, “13 Reasons Why”, was just announced to air May 18th 2018. In preparation of that date, we are sure many of our youth will be re-watching season 1 again. We want to remind you that while it might be ok for older teens that are fairly well adjusted and feel supported to watch this show, it can be very triggering for those that are not, or who have had trauma or thoughts of suicide. We want to  encourage you to watch it with your child, and have discussions afterwards. The actual show has put forth some discussion questions and points that parents can use to start the conversation.

 

http://13reasonswhy.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/13-Reasons-Why-Season-1-Discussion-Guide.compressed.pdf

 

Also, we want to remind you of resources we have at Westborough. Ms. Richards and Ms. Phelps are available Monday through Friday and we also have YSB (Youth Service Bureau) Mental Health counselors contracted at our school 3 days a week. See below for a few additional great counseling resources for over the summer.

 

YMCA SF – Youth Services Bureau – Offers Counseling and Groups over the summer - (650) 877-8642

 

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services – ACCESS Line 1-800-686-0101

https://www.smchealth.org/bhrs-contacts

 

https://www.smchealth.org/suicide-prevention

 

http://www.star-vista.org/ - Offers counseling services and hold the Crisis Hotline which is 24/7 800-273-8255

 

One Life Counseling Center – San Carlos, Offers counseling services;  650-394-5155

http://onelifecounselingcenter.com/

 

For more ways to find a youth help/services here is a brochure.  

https://www.smchealth.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/familyemergencyenglish_v1.pdf

 

Find other languages at:

https://www.smchealth.org/support-clients-family

 

Best,

Ms. Richards & Ms. Phelps

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Posted by: Katie Phelps
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Homepage, Parents and Homepage

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.  This letter explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your login, password and access instructions. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Dr. Valerie Garrett at vgarrett@ssfusd.org.

You will have access to this online survey beginning March 26, 2018.

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions about the school.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

 

•             This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.

•             All questions apply to this school only.

•             The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

 

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 4/18/18




Audience: Policies, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Helping Your Child Succeed, Grade 08, Katie Phelps, All Grades, For Parents and Homepage

DROP-IN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

for Parents and Caregivers

 

Learn how to understand your child, how to improve communication, and address problematic behaviors   

Learn how to create structure and establish house rules to manage conflict in the home.  

Learn skills to improve self-care.

 

 

 When:   Tuesdays

 March 20 2018 to

April 24 2018 

                                       No Group on 4/10/18                                        

                             Time:      11:00AM to 12:00 PM

                             Where:   North County BHRS Clinic                            

         375 89th St Daly City

   Room A

                            Contact:    Neil Urquidez 

                                               650-301-8490

 

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Posted by: Katie Phelps
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Policies, Helping Your Child Succeed, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Katie Phelps, Sys Admins, Teachers, For Parents, Associates, Students, Parents, Homepage, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Save the date!

 

We are very excited to announce that South City will be putting on our first annual College & Career Fair! 

 

When? Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11am-2pm

Where? South City High School

Why? Come learn about the college process, meet reps from colleges, expose yourself to different careers path, and stop by various workshops put on by your very own SSFUSD Middle & High School counselors! 

 

It's never too early to start thinking about your future! It's also a good opportunity to mingle with others in the South San Francisco community. All grades and ages are welcome. We will even have activities for the little ones to enjoy!

 

*Ms. Melkonian, Ms. Mullassery, & Ms. Villarin will be offering extra credit to their students who attend!

 

We hope to see you there!

-Counselors

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Posted by: Katie Phelps
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage and Parents


 

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents and Homepage

Support the PTSA and feed your family at the PTSA Restaurant Night at El Tesoro Taqueria on Wednesday, February 28.  Bring the attached flyer to donate a portion of your the proceeds to our PTSA.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: Policies, Helping Your Child Succeed, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Katie Phelps, Sys Admins, Teachers, For Parents, Associates, Students, Parents, Homepage, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Hi WMS students,

 

We will be celebrating National School Counseling Week starting Monday 2/5 through Friday 2/9.

 

Ms. Richards and Ms. Phelps have lots of fun activities planned that we hope you'll join us and participate in.

 

Please see flyer (attached) for details on what activities will take place each day. To show your spirit, we've created a theme for each day. Dress the part!

 

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Dress to Impress

Wednesday: Rock your favorite sports gear

Thursday: College Gear

Friday: Wildcat Pride

 

- Your Counselors

 

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Posted by: Katie Phelps
Published: 1/31/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents and Homepage

The PTSA will be holding a restaurant night at Panda Express at Serramonte Mall on Wednesday, January 24.  Visit from 10am-11pm to buy food and support Westborough.  Bring the attached flyer to donate 20% to our PTSA.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage and Parents

The January PTSA meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, January 10, has been cancelled.  

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Check out the attached newsletter from SSFUSD Nutrition Services.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08, All Grades and Homepage

Westborough will be selling Fundraiser Cards to Dave and Busters and Jamba Juice.  Order forms are due Wednesday, December 13.  Cards will be sent home the following week.  These make great gifts and stocking stuffers!

 

 

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 12/4/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Just a reminder that the PTSA Mixed Bag Fundraiser ends soon.  Orders are due Tuesday.  Check out the attached flyer for more info.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 11/26/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The PTSA will be holding a fundraiser at Take One Pizza at Westborough Square on Wednesday, November 15.  Bring the attached flyer, and 10% will be donated to the PTSA.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attached is the agenda for the upcoming SSC/ELAC meeting on Wednesday, November 8.  All are welcome to attend.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Katie Phelps, Parents, Homepage, For Parents, Helping Your Child Succeed and Policies

Please join Ms. Richards and Ms. Phelps, Westborough's school counselors, this Thursday 11/2 at 7:45am. We will be meeting in the staff lounge, which is reached through the main office. We will provide coffee and hold space for a conversation between parents/guardians and the counselors. In the past, we've spoken about social media safety and are open to discuss any topics you're interested in learning more about.

 

See you this Thursday!

- Ms. Phelps & Ms. Richards

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Posted by: Katie Phelps
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

The Boys and Girls Club will be offering a South City Day Camp on Wednesday, November 1 - the date of the district-wide teacher in-service.  Please see the attached file for more information.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades and Homepage

Please check out the attached Newsletter from our district Nutrition Services Department.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Monday evening, Westborough will be hosting all three middle schools as we gather together in support of bullying prevention and community building.  Join us from 5-7PM in the MUR for a free night of games, activities, and prizes!  Families are encouraged to attend.  Meet your friends and make news one as the SSF middle schools get together to show how our schools are bully free.

 


 

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08


 

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Westborough is holding its annual Cookie Dough and Frozen Treats Sale.  All funds go to grade-level class treasuries, which fund grade-level activities and events.  Please sell to family and friends.  All orders are due on Wednesday, September 20, to homeroom.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 9/17/17




Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Hey Wildcats! It is not too early to order your Westborough 2018 yearbook. The cost is $40.00 and can be purchased by clicking on the "Buy Your Yearbook" icon below or by filling out an order form and turning it into Mr. Vina in room 10. The order form can be printed from the attachment below or can be picked up from Mr. Vina in room 10. Prices increase in January so buy now and save. Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2018 yearbook.

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Posted by: B. Vina
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please see the attached newsletter from SSFUSD Nutrition Services Department regarding pricing, payments, and more.

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hello Families,

 

We hope you can join us for Back to School Night - Wednesday, August 30, from 7-9 PM.  The night will begin in the MUR with a welcome from administration from 7-7:15. Students will bring home a copy of their schedule and a map, so families can go from 1-8th periods (no homeroom). Teachers are excited to meet you and share information about their classes. 

 

I hope to see you Wednesday,

 

April Holland, Principal

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Posted by: Joe Toy
Published: 8/29/17