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Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations

Core Values

Westbrook High School is committed to educating all students to achieve their unique potential as 21-st century learners. Faculty and staff value collaboration and reflection in order to provide instruction that engages all students in an equitable learning environment.

Beliefs

Westbrook High School believes that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning experiences and encouraged by a safe, supportive school climate that nurtures social connections, emotional well-being, academic skills, and personal integrity.

Learning Expectations

Students will meet expectations by:

Academic

  1. Reading a wide variety of texts effectively
  2. Writing effectively for a variety of purposes
  3. Presenting ideas accurately with the support of engaging media
  4. Thinking critically to solve problems and reach well-reasoned judgments
  5. Working responsibly and collaboratively

Social

  1. Developing a spirit of belonging

Civic

  1. Contributing to a positive school climate by actively participating in the school community and respecting others

Recent News from Westbrook High School

  • Athletic Announcements

    WHS Spring Athletics REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    REGISTRATION CLOSES on Wednesday, March 17th, 2:00 p.m.

    High School Spring Student Athletes must be registered online via Power School and have updated physicals (if necessary) turned into the health office by 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17th to guarantee clearance to start on the first day of practice. Registration will be closed and late registrations will not be accepted after 2:00p.m.on March 17th.

    Pre-season start Dates:  (practice schedules will be forthcoming)

    Saturday, March 20th:  

    • Baseball pitchers & catchers (as invited by coach per CIAC limitations)

    Saturday, March 27th:

    • Baseball
    • Boys Outdoor Track & Field
    • Girls Outdoor Track & Field           
    • Softball                     
    • Boys Tennis
    • Girls Tennis

    To participate please register online via Power School and make sure your updated physical is on file with the school nurse, reviewed and accepted. Instructions are available on the WHS Athletics Website under the Resources section.

    STUDENT - ATHLETE COVID 19 RETURN TO PLAY POLICY (DPH / CIAC):

    For clarification, it is DPH’s position that a return to athletics should include the full 14-day quarantine period. This means that a student-athlete may return to in-person instruction after a shorter quarantine period (i.e., 10 days), however, must wait the full 14-days prior to returning to athletics. 

    Guidance On Return-to-Play after COVID-19 Infection (*Please note the following guidance was developed in consultation with the CSMS Sports Medicine Committee and is informed by AAP COVID-19 Interim Guidelines. While this guidance references a potential gradual return after 10-days, the DPH updated guidance to CIAC requires a 14-day period prior to any return of a COVID-19 quarantined student to athletics.)  

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    Westbrook Athletics Update:  Friday, February 19, 2021

    Westbrook High School:

    Boys Basketball:

    Boys Basketball at Old Saybrook HS postponed to Saturday, Feb. 20th.

    • JV will play at 11a.m.
    • Varsity will play at 12:30 pm.

    See livestream link info below.

    Practice today: Virtual: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coach.

    Girls Basketball:

    Girls Basketball vs Old Saybrook HS postponed to Saturday, Feb. 20th.  “Senior (K)Night”

    • JV will play at 1 p.m. (4) Six minute quarters
    • Varsity will play at 2:30 pm.  “Senior (K)Night”

    See livestream link info below.

    Practice today: Virtual: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coach.

    Boys & Girls Indoor Track:

    Practice today: Virtual: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coaching staff.

    Live Streaming Links:

    Westbrook High School Home Events: (JV & Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball)

    https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5743/athletics/live_events

    Away Games vs Shoreline Conference Opponents: (JV & Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball)

    https://sites.google.com/region18.org/shorelineathleticconference/livestreaming

    Game Spectator Policy:

    Per discussions with area superintendents and local health officials we will not be allowing spectators at our basketball contests. Visiting spectators are not allowed at our away contests either.

     

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    Westbrook Athletics Update:  Thursday, February 18, 2021

    Westbrook High School:

    Boys Basketball:

    Boys Basketball at Old Saybrook HS postponed to Saturday, Feb. 20th.

    • JV will play at 11a.m.
    • Varsity will play at 12:30 pm. 

    See livestream link info below.

    Practice today: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coach.

    Friday, Feb. 19th team practice 2:30 pm – 4:00pm.

    Girls Basketball:

    Girls Basketball vs Old Saybrook HS postponed to Friday, Feb. 19th.  “Senior (K)Night”

    • JV will play at 5 p.m.  (4) Six minute quarters
    • Varsity will play at 6:30 pm.   “Senior (K)Night”

    See livestream link info below.

    Practice today: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coach.

    Boys & Girls Indoor Track:

    Practice today: Check your Google Classroom Team page for communication from coaching staff.

    Congratulations to Girls Track & Field student-athlete Liz Gallagher on signing her National Letter of Intent today to further her Track & Field career at Division I Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland!

    Live Streaming Links:

    Westbrook High School Home Events: (JV & Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball)

    https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5743/athletics/live_events

    Away Games vs Shoreline Conference Opponents: (JV & Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball)

    https://sites.google.com/region18.org/shorelineathleticconference/livestreaming

    Game Spectator Policy:

    Per discussions with area superintendents and local health officials we will not be allowing spectators at our basketball contests. Visiting spectators are not allowed at our away contests either.

    Westbrook High School Athletics
  • Covid Cases- Daisy and WMS

    February 27, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    Earlier today, we received notification that two additional individuals at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. 

    Case #1 at Daisy: This individual was last present in-person on February 24th.  As a result of this case, Ms. Cote’s preschool class will transition to remote learning effective March 1st-March 5th.  The class will return to in-person mode on Monday, March 8th.

    Case #2 at Daisy: This individual was last present on February 25th. As a result of this case, Ms. Fair’s 4th grade class will transition to remote learning effective March 1st-March 5th. The class will return to in-person mode on Monday, March 8th.

    Case #1 at WMS: This individual has not been in-person in our district for an extended period of time. There are no close contacts or quarantine requirements associated with students or staff.

    We are in the process of determining close contacts. As always, we are working closely with our local department of health. All students and staff required to quarantine will be contacted this afternoon and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    An update in other recent cases: The quarantine period ends this weekend for students and staff associated with the 7th grade case and the 3rd grade case.  The 7th grade will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.  Ms. Fischer’s 3rd grade class will transition back to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid Update- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 26, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that three individuals at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19.  All three individuals have not recently attended school in person due family exposures and quarantine requirements.  We have carefully reviewed each case.  In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.  

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Parent Update - February 26

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    Dear WHS Parent and Guardians,

    How refreshing to have a full week of school. We were able to complete so many activities without interruption. Thank you, Mother Nature!

    Here’s the Weekly Recap:

    *Thursday, February 25th, the WHS Teen Leadership School Climate Class presented a virtual Social Emotional Learning lesson on Spreading Kindness with Daisy’s first graders. The lesson included a slide presentation, videos, questions, and discussions on the ways kindness can be expressed and spread to others. Additional virtual visits are scheduled.

    *Several students virtually attended the KeyBank Financial Wellness Workshop: Credit Score and Lending.

    *This week’s Advisory focused on Semester One Goals Reflection.

    *Project Graduation presented information about Safe Grad Night and the upcoming raffle that begins on Monday, March 1st.

    *The Eversource Career Panel presented to WHS this morning. The panel discussion will be posted on the Middlesex Community Chamber of Commerce Virtual Career Fair site.

    *Guidance is in the process of informing Seniors of the Scholarship opportunities. Parents, please see the Guidance webpage, Naviance or call Lori Wallace for any scholarship questions you might have.

    *Tonight BBB vs. Valley Regional JV @ 4: 30 P.M. V @ 6 P.M. Home

    *In Person/Remote Learner Statistics to Date: In Person Learners 98=48. 51% Remote Learners 104=51.49%

    Upcoming Activities:

    *The WHS Project Grad online raffle will begin Monday, March 1st at 8 A.M. and will run through April 9th at 5 P.M. Please share this link with everyone you know (friends, family, co-workers) beginning on Monday, March 1st! https://westbrookprojectgrad.virtualraffle.org/

    *Tuesday, March 9th; Wednesday, March 10th; Thursday, March 11th; WHS is offering Juniors an SAT prep course for Math, Evidence Based Reading, Writing and Language. This course will be offered both in person and remotely from 8:40 A.M. – 10:10 A.M. in the WHS library.

    *Thursday, March 4th @ 2:20 P.M. Virtual Varsity Math Meet

    *Seniors are in the process of submitting their information for official diploma names and measurements for caps and gowns.

    *Please keep an eye for the March Counseling Department Newsletter which will provide information regarding the ongoing activities connected to our new Pathways Program of Studies and our upcoming course selection at the end of March.
    *Monday, March 1st          BBB @ Cromwell JV 4:00 P.M. V 5:30 P.M.

    GBB vs. Cromwell Home JV 4:30 P.M. V 6:00 P.M.

    *Thursday, March 4th    BBB vs. East Hampton Home JV 4:30 P.M. V 6:00 P.M.

                                        GBB @ East Hampton JV 4:30 P.M. V 6:00 P.M.

    *Saturday, March 6th     GBB @ Valley Regional V12:30 P.M.

    Winter Sports Schedule Links:

    Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule

    Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule

    Live Streaming Links:

    Westbrook High School Home Events:

    https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5743/athletics/live_events

    Away Games vs. Shoreline Conference Opponents:

    https://sites.google.com/region18.org/shorelineathleticconference/livestreaming

    Reminders:

    *Monday, March 1st @ 6:30 P.M. Virtual Project Graduation Meeting

    *Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7:00 P.M. Virtual Music Boosters Meeting

    *Wednesday, March 24th In School SAT for Juniors/ PSAT 10 for Sophomores

    *Friday, June 11th is the set Graduation date for the Class of 2021

    Parent Feedback:

    Parent feedback is always welcome and appreciated.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

    My best,

    Tara Winch

    Weekly Updates
  • Covid-19 Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 25, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th.  In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    February 24, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th. In consultation with our local department of health, we have determined that there are no close contacts associated with students or staff.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Cases: WHS and District

    February 23, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that two individuals have tested positive for Covid-19. Both individuals were last present in-person on Thursday, February 18th. One individual is associated with Westbrook High School.  The other individual is a district employee.

    A small number of students at the high school will need to quarantine as a result of one of the cases. There is no anticipated quarantine impact associated with the other case. All close contacts have been identified and contacted with instructions to quarantine per CDC and CT DPH guidelines. 

    We will continue to monitor these cases and provide updates as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case: Westbrook High School

    February 21, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Westbrook High School tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person at school on Thursday, February 18th. 

    We are in the process of determining close contacts. All students and staff required to quarantine will be contacted this afternoon and evening with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19: Two Cases

    February 20, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    This afternoon, we received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and an individual at Westbrook Middle School tested positive for Covid-19. These individuals were last present in-person at school on Wednesday, February 17th. We are in the process of determining close contacts and anticipate an impact on staffing capacity as a result of quarantine requirements. As always, we are working closely with our local department of health. All students and staff required to quarantine will be contacted this afternoon and provided with instructions per CDC and Connecticut guidelines for schools.

    At Daisy Ingraham Elementary School, Ms. Fisher’s 3rd grade class will transition to remote learning. This class will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    Due to the impact on staffing capacity at Westbrook Middle School, all 7th grade students will transition to remote learning. Grade 7 will return to in-person learning on Monday, March 1st.

    We will continue to monitor these cases and provide updates as needed. We are in the process of reaching out to students and staff this afternoon to provide additional instructions regarding quarantine for individuals who are identified as close contacts.

    As always, thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Parent Update - February 19

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    Dear WHS Parents/Guardians,

    Well, this was an abbreviated week! So we will certainly look forward to a full five days next week.

    Here’s the Weekly Recap:

    *School Counselors visited Sophomore classrooms to administer the Career Cluster Finder.

    *Freshmen learned about the Strengths Explorer from Leslie Carson and Sarah Cunningham.

    *Sophomores were notified about the PSAT 10. Letters went home to parents for opt in permission.

    *In Person/Remote Learner Statistics to Date: In Person Learners 136= 67.33 Remote Learners 66=32.67

    Upcoming Activities:

    *Saturday, Feb. 20th     BBB vs Old Saybrook @ Old Saybrook JV 11:00 A.M. V 12:30 P.M.

    GBB vs Old Saybrook @ Home JV 1:00 P.M. V 2:30 P.M (Senior Game)

    Winter Sports Schedule Links:

    Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule

    Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule

    Live Streaming Links:

    Westbrook High School Home Events:

    https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5743/athletics/live_events

    Away Games vs Shoreline Conference Opponents:

    https://sites.google.com/region18.org/shorelineathleticconference/livestreaming

    *Monday and Tuesday, March 1st and 2nd, School Counselors will visit Senior English classes to present Westbrook Foundation and Local Scholarships.

    *Parents, please contact Lori Wallace (Guidance) with any Scholarship questions you might have. Complete scholarship information can also be found on the Guidance webpage and in Naviance.

    Reminders:School Day SAT for Juniors is Wednesday, March 24th as is the PSAT 10.

    Parent Feedback: Any parent feedback is always appreciated and welcome.

    Please stay safe and warm.

    All my best,

    Tara Winch

    Weekly Updates
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NEASC Accredidation Information

In October, Westbrook High School renewed its New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation.  Read the newspaper article written about the visit, as well as NEASC's final report, both available below.