Bulldog Breakdown 8/28 - 9/3

Good Afternoon Bulldog Families–

I hope that you and your family had a great first week, and a fantastic weekend! We enjoyed welcoming you and your students as they returned to Westfield, and saw a lot of fantastic energy and excitement. It’s set to be a great year!

Below is a good amount of information. Please make sure you take a look the upcoming events such as the Superintendent’s Community Conversation happening here at Westfield on September 20th. Additionally, there are welcome videos from our magisterial School Board members that you should check out. 

Thank you all (as well as your students) for a fantastic opening to the school year!  As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8

Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal

Westfield High School


Superintendent’s Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on September 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend using this link: 



School Board Videos

Please take a second to view welcome back videos from our School Board members! Use the links below to view:

The Honorable Stella Pekarsky: https://youtu.be/2_bPrRpMXZs

The Honorable Melanie Meren: https://youtu.be/GYe_f1ZXK0o


Tutoring Services Update

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.


Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: 

Senior Class Parent Volunteers Needed - Please e-mail Laura Waterman at lkwaterman@fcps.edu, if you are able to volunteer/help plan events for the seniors this year! 


Athletic Game Information/Expectations

Fall athletic games started last week.  We have many games still ahead of us.   Here are a few things every Bulldog needs to know.   Tickets for home games are $5.  We will accept cash. However, we encourage you to buy your tickets ahead of time at etix.com Buy OnLine Tickets Here.   You may also buy a Westfield Athletic Booster Pass that will get you into home regular season games the whole year.  Buy a Booster Pass Here.  

For Varsity Football games please note the following:  there is no re-entry to the game, you will have to pay to re-enter, no bats/balls/scooters/skateboards are allowed in, no backpacks allowed, and no outside food or drink will be allowed in. No grilling is allowed in the parking lot, one car per space and please do not impede sidewalks or driving lanes.  Pets/Animals are prohibited on school grounds at any time, for any event. 

Schedule of events can be found at www.westfieldathletics.org

Please come on out and support the Bulldogs.  Please continue to represent us with great sportsmanship and class.  



Digital Consent

At Westfield High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families.  Some of the digital resources your student may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.  You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Here is the link to a form where you need to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your student will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

If you have multiple children at Westfield, the form will need to be filled out individually for each child. Also, if your child attends an academy or online campus you will need to fill this out for each school setting.

The site may experience a high volume of traffic, as all parents in FCPS attempt to provide permission for their children. If the link does not work at the time you attempt to fill it out, please try again at a later time. We appreciate your patience.

If you need the consent form in another language please click here and choose another language on the menu at the top right of the page. If you need a translated form, please do not use Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions, please email Kyle Laspe, Assistant Principal at kclaspe@fcps.edu


Families in Need of Support

Westfield High School has partnered with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide students in need healthy meals for the weekends. Westfield is delivering approximately 50 meals to students every Friday afternoon. If you have a student who could benefit from a Friday meal at anytime this school year, please reach out to Sara Genetin at sjgenetinpil@fcps.edu or 703-488-6382. 


Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares


Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A


Tech Updates

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Monday, 8/29

Girls Volleyball 

All Levels @ Battlefield

Freshman/JV at 6:15pm

Varsity at 7:15pm

Girls Field Hockey

All Levels @ Westfield HS

JV at 6:15pm

Varsity at 7:30pm

Wednesday, 8/231

Girls Volleyball vs. Marshall

Freshman/JV 6:15 pm

Varsity @ 7:15 pm @WHS

Thursday, 9/1

Varsity Football vs. Washington-Liberty

7:00 pm @ Westfield HS



Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

Additaionlly, view this graphic for a quick view of available telephone numbers for translation: Translation Services


Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance.The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.


Labor Day (Holiday)Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.