Bulldog Breakdown 10/23 - 10/29

Good Morning Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! Don’t forget that tomorrow is a holiday. We wish a happy Diwali to those that celebrate! 

It’s crazy to think that the first quarter is already coming to a close. This week marks the end of the quarter. Please make sure that you are checking Schoology and ParentVue to ensure that your students are all caught up. This can be a stressful week for students so make sure you’re checking in with your kids. 

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. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal


AP Exam Opt Out Information

Students and parents received their personalized AP exam Opt Out form via email on October 11th.

Deadline:  If choosing to opt out of an exam, AP students must return the Opt-Out form no later than October 25th to either Nicole Shaw(Subschool 4, ntshaw@fcps.edu) or Dana Hughes(Subschool 2, dghughes@fcps.edu) .

  • Students who submit an Opt Out form will receive a confirmation email from either Nicole Shaw or Dana Hughes, to confirm the receipt of your Opt Out form. If you do not receive an email by October 31, 2022 assume your form has not been received/processed and see Ms. Shaw or Ms. Hughes immediately.

For further questions regarding AP Testing, please contact Nicole Shaw, ntshaw@fcps.edu or Dana Hughes, dghughes@fcps.edu.


Westfield HS Financial Aid Night 

Please join us, along with Financial Aid Advisor Meghan Sullivan and College Access Fairfax Financial Aid Champion Bonnie Horowitz

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm - Westfield HS Lecture Hall

 Spanish-Speaking Financial Aid Session, 6:00 pm, Career Center (G110)

 Topics include:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • FAFSA, VASA and the CSS Profile
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

For more information, contact Ms. Cudahy, College & Career Specialist (lqcudahy@fcps.edu) or Ms. Manoatl, Hispanic Family Liaison (aamanoatl@fcps.edu)



It’s time for the for the 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

 To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

Academic Interest form

Visual and Performing Arts Interest form

  1. Attend our school interest meeting which will take place on November 1st, 2022 in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 11:15. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.                                                       See Ms. Leone in F222 or Mr. Franklin in Room F 112 for a pass to attend.

Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  • Academic applications are due to the school on December 6, 2022


Support our Senior Class

Help support the senior class! Buy a hoodie or class shirt! All proceeds go to help fund senior activities. All orders are due by November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Becca Darr (rdarr@fcps.edu).


Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. DiBari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.



WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: jenmcnerney@hotmail.com

Thank you!


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


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A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 10/24

Girls Volleyball, District Quarter Finals (Away)

Varsity start 6:30pm

@ South Lakes HS

Wednesday, 10/26

Girls Varsity Field Hockey


Begins @ 7:00pm


Thursday, 10/27

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. Chantilly HS (Home)

Freshman Start 5:30pm

JV Start 7:00pm


Friday, 10/21

Varsity Football 

vs. Chantilly (Away)

7:00pm @ Chantilly HS



2022-23 Strategic Planning: Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS’ Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division’s roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work. 

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS’ future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS’ website for more information


Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking ALL families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.