Welcome to the Parent Center Homepage
Christina Schoech Parent Liaison ~firstname.lastname@example.org 562-698-8121 Ext. 2089 Location: WHS Building C Room 134 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 12:30pm-4:00pm *Please call ahead for after hours availability
Available links: Aeries Portal, Cardinal Scoop, Parent Calendar & Preparing for High School
Please read the following message from our Principal Mr. Liggett
Update April 16,2020
Good afternoon, families of the Class of 2020. This is Mr. Liggett, the principal.
As you know by now, our Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the school dismissal to the end of the school year. While I fully support that decision, as it is in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, I feel very sad for the students in the Class of 2020. The last few months of a student’s senior year should be a very special experience, but with the school in dismissal, I know that I will not be able to make that experience as special as it should be.
That said, I need you to know that I am totally committed to having a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 is very important to me. In a way, we got started together as my first year as the Whittier High principal was when these current twelfth graders were freshmen. I am still hoping that we can have a traditional graduation ceremony in a stadium, even if it has to be later in the summer such as late July. But if the public health orders still prohibit large gatherings by that point, then we will do multiple, smaller ceremonies so that every student can be recognized. Every student in the Class of 2020 has worked very hard to reach this point and I fully intend to honor them as appropriately as possible.
We will keep you updated on the plans for our twelfth grade students as the next few months progress. Thank you so much for your support and I hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Whittier Union High School District schools will be closed to students from Saturday, March 14 to the end of the school year. Information on nutrition and instructional programs, and community resources including, mental health and free internet access during this dismissal period are available.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
At Whittier High School we have many resources that are available to our Whittier High School Students and their Families. We encourage you to please visit the links and information below. We are very blessed to have our very own Licensed Counselor at our finger tips. Ms. Leal
Elizabeth Leal, LCSW, PPSC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Whittier High School
12417 E. Philadelphia St. Whittier, CA 90601
Google number (626)788-1954 Monday- Friday 8am-3pm
Instagram page for resources whs_mentalhealth_resources
In a life or death emergency please call 911
HOTLINE PHONE NUMBERS
Teen Line: (800) 852-8336 or text TEEN to 839863 (6pm-10pm)
Crisis Text Line: text LA to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Care Member Help Line: (800) 900-3277
LA County Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT): (800) 857-7771
Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5995 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746, or visit disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Meal Service Time and Locations
**UPDATE** Meal Service days EFFECTIVE Monday April 20th
MONDAY's 11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. (2 days of meals will be given out)
WEDNESDAY's 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3 days of meals will be given out)
Free meal service will be provided to children 1 to 18 years of age at the following locations between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be provided as a Grab & Go / curbside pick- up method; children must be physically present to receive the meal.
- Whittier High School Meal Service California High School Meal Service Santa Fe High School Meal Service
- Pioneer High School Meal Service La Serna High School Meal Service Sierra Education Center Meal Service
Parents Supporting Parents Group Meeting You are not alone. Open discussions, Share strategies, tips and offer support to other parents
6-7 pm WHS Parent Center Rm C134 Coffee and light refreshments served
**At this time ALL Future Parent Supporting Parents Group Meetings have been postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates.
If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to send us an email. We are here for you. Stay Safe
Preparing for College?
It's never too early to start talking about college with your child. Here are some helpful websites. Please contact our New Horizons office at 562-698-8121 ext.2061 for any questions you may have.
CollegeBoard: Step-by-Step Search----- bit.ly/CBcollegesearch
College Green Light: Finding Your Fit--- collegegreenlight.com
Our teachers and counselors can be reached through email. You can find their emails on our homepage under "staff websites" you will also be able to access lessons from their staff websites. Please be patient, we are all learning as we move forward with online distant learning and teaching.
Please check WHS Website for updated information. If you have any questions or concerns and the answers can not be found on our school website, please call
562-698-8121 ext. 2030.
We are Praying for our WHS Families, Staff and Community
Christina Schoech - WHS Parent Liaison