Bulldog Breakdown 9/5 - 9/10

Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that you are all doing well and were able to enjoy the long weekend!

It’s been a great opening to the school year and we feel like we’re settling in nicely. I want to give a huge shoutout to your students, who have come in with great energy and really focused on acting with Westfield Pride. We will continue our class meetings this week highlighting our expectations, as well as encouraging them to help create the type of school community that they are proud to be a part of.  Please encourage your students to start looking to take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities offered by our clubs and activities as they kick the year off. Here is a link to a listing of those clubs as you are talking with your student: Westfield HS Clubs

Another quick reminder to check out the section below regarding our town hall with Dr. Reid, our new Superintendent, to be help on Tuesday, September 20th. Make sure to register using that link to ensure your space. 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. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

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: 



Senior Families 

Please join us for the Senior Post-Secondary Options Night on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (in person, various locations). You will learn about options to pursue after high school, the college application process, Northern Virginia Community College, and more! There will be time to ask questions with both the counselors and the NOVA representative.

Spanish translation available for the NOVA Info Session; Spanish-Speaking Family Session at 6:30 pm.

Northern Virginia Community College Information Session – 6:00 – 6:30 pm - cafeteria

Post-Secondary Options Session with Counselors – 6:30 – 7:30 pm – locations to be announced

Laura Q. Cudahy

College & Career Specialist

Westfield High School


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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Comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org


Tuesday, 9/6

Girls Field Hockey

@ Oakton HS

Freshman/JV 6:15 pm

Varsity 7:30 @ Oakton HS

Thursday, 9/8


Vs. Marshall HS

5:30 @ Westfield HS

Friday, 9/9

Varsity Football 

@ Marshall HS

7:30 @ Marshall HS




How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated. 


Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best in the classroom and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children and loved ones in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about a variety of topics related to student wellbeing. 





Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

If you or your child have concerns or information relating to feeling unsafe in any way at school, the FCPS Office of Safety and Security has a safety tip line that you can access anonymously online, by text (888-777; Keyword TIP FCPS), or by phone (571-423-2020).

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

Students, staff, and community members should report school safety issues such as threats, unsafe or dangerous situations, illegal drug activity, theft, gang activity, the existence of weapons, vandalism, and concerns about student wellness. Tip line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous.Concerns that do not impact the safety of our schools—concerns or information about programs, regulations, or policies—can be sent to the FCPS ombudsman online, at 571-423-4014, or ombudsman@fcps.edu.