Whittier Union High School District

To Achieve and Maintain Excellence

District Information

Winter Break 
The District Campus and Offices will be closed December 22nd, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017
   
Superintendent’s Message
Winter 2016/2017
Superintendent Martin J. Plourde shares a message ushering in the winter season and looking back at student and teacher accomplishments so far. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - WUHSD Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Winter Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District. Click here to read the newsletter. Ver el Boletín en Español.
 
  Monthly WUHSD Update: December 2016
Check out the latest news and events happening at our high schools! Click here to read our latest update. An archive of all District newsletters is available here.
 
 2015 Report to the Community 
WUHSD students are reaching increasingly higher levels of academic achievement as the result of the District’s focus on its “Whatever It Takes” initiative. The 2015 Report to the Community provides new, detailed information on the District’s academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its ongoing program to modernize facilities. Click here to download the report. Para el informe en español, haga clic aquí.
 
 Health Insurance Coverage Information for Students & Families
Through Covered California, a program from the state of California, qualified legal residents of California and their families can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that works best for their needs and budget. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals and families to help them pay for health insurance premiums...Read More
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LCAP Information  
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be the new guide for the district's expenditure of state funding and parent input is needed. Click here for more information To read the LCAP, click here To read an overview of the LCAP, click here.
  
The Whittier Union High School District would like to share a concern with our families about a mobile application (app) called “Ogle”. This “app”, which is readily available, claims to be designed for students to post messages, photographs and videos relating to their schools. Students and others are able to do this anonymously and without censorship. 
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CAASP Testing
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress on an annual basis and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. For more information on this assessment, click here. Para informacion en espanol, click here.
 

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Headlines

  • Whittier Union Launches New Tool to Increase Communication Between Parents, Teachers

    The Whittier Union High School District has launched a new electronic communication tool that will help strengthen engagement between students, parents, teachers and school administrators. Already integrated into the District’s Aeries Parent Portal student information system, Loop supports one- and two-way announcements and messaging between any system users through phone calls, text messages, e-mails, text-to-speech and instant messaging.

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  • Therapy Dogs Put College-Bound Students at Ease

    Four-legged therapists were recently enlisted to bring some peace and calm to California High School students as the stressed-out scholars filled the College and Career Center to file their college applications ahead of the Nov. 30 deadline. In partnership with Pet Partners, a national nonprofit focused on animal-assistant therapy, Cal High invited therapy dogs to three college application workshops held in the library for students filing Cal State University and University of California college applications. During each four-hour session, college-bound students dropped in to work on applications, get questions answered by experts and de-stress with the help of friendly pets.

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  • Whittier Union Teacher Receives University of Chicago’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award

    Santa Fe High School biology teacher Alejandra Gonzalez has been selected for the University of Chicago’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award, an honor that recognizes exceptional dedication to her craft and the profound influence she’s had on her students, including on the former Chieftain who nominated her.

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  • Santa Fe High Chieftain Lauded for Connecting Students, Promoting Positive Campus Culture

    Santa Fe High School’s award-winning Associated Student Body has played an essential role in making the campus culture a positive and inclusive environment in which students are connected, cared for and engaged. It’s a job that requires time, passion and commitment ¬– qualities that senior Valeria Restrepo has exhibited over the last four years.

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  • La Serna High School, Community Leaders Partner to Support At-Risk Youth

    La Serna High School this school year kicked off its newest academic support program that enlists influential community leaders to guide juniors as they plan their futures and offer words of support to those who may be struggling. HAVEN extends La Serna’s Organized Academic Support in School (OASIS) program, a special intervention course that has turned around the lives of a majority of its students, motivating youths to earn higher GPAs and go on to graduate. The effort is led by teacher Ken LaVigne, a 2012 California Teacher of the Year.

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Announcements

  • Attention Working Students
    The Work Permit office at the District will be closed from Thursday December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. If you need a work permit processed before then, please come no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The location is as follows: Sierra Education Center 9401 South Painter Avenue, Whittier 90605, "U" Building, park on the Painter side. If you have any questions, call (562) 698-8121, Extension 1060 or click here .
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  • 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
    Click Here for the recently published WUHSD 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.
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  • Home School Lookup
    Are you new to the area and not sure which high school you will attend, try the new home school lookup tool click here.
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  • Open Enrollment 2017-18 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 23, 2017 - February 3, 2017
     
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our school.
     
     
     
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  • Questions about Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?
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    Supplemental Educational Services/Servicios Educativos Suplementarios (SES) 
    Click here for the SES Application
    Click here for FAQs regarding SES
    Oprima aquí para ver la solicitud SES 
    Oprima aquí para ver las Preguntas Frecuentes de SES
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  • Covered California
    Enrollment Ends February 15 for Covered California
     
    Click here to Enroll 
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  • District  Operating Hours
    District offices are open from 7:30am-4pm
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  • District Newsletters
    Interested in what's going on at Whittier Union? The district newsletters are a great way to find out. Click here for the current newsletter, as well as our full archives. 
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