WWS Updates - July 3, 2020

  • Weekly Update - July 3, 2020

    WWS Reopening Plan

    WWS Committees on Teaching & Learning, Operations, and Health &  Safety continue to meet and plan for students to return August 13! Our aim is to share our plans with you by the middle of next week! Our commitment to you is to provide as normal an operating environment as possible, with various precautions in place to put safety first for our students and staff. We believe that providing in-person instruction is the most powerful method of teaching and learning and we look forward to bringing our students and staff back together again soon.  As we share our plan with you next week, we will be asking important questions related to transportation service and teaching & learning.  Thank you for all of the feedback you have provided through our parent survey and by reaching out with questions and input.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update

    I wanted to provide you with an update about our district equity work.  In a recent email message, I outlined actions that we would be taking as a school district.  We have met with Dr. Renae Azziz, Dr. Sandy Washburn, and Deanna Nibarger asking their feedback for our plans to provide staff with knowledge, skills, and resources to better perform in their roles.  Our WWS cabinet leadership team is recommending that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion be added as a priority area to our district strategic plan.  We want to emphasize the importance that all work within our priority areas is interconnected.  I have appreciated the many conversations with staff, parents, and community leaders as we build partnerships and allies of support for our actions that have been shared.  As we build DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) teams at each school, department, and at the district level, we will include our allies as vital  partners in accomplishing our actions.  

    CogAT Reports

    Thank you for the questions that have come in to [email protected].  CogAT reports for students in grades K, 2, and 6 will be mailed home on July 15. 

    Office Hours for Spanish-Speaking Families

    We are working on providing office hours at the WWS administration office for our Spanish-speaking families.  Our plan is to begin the week of July 13th!  We will provide more details as soon as they are finalized. 

    July School Hours

    Westfield High School: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8a-noon, and 1-3p by appointment only.  Please call 317-867-6811 for an appointment.  

    Westfield Middle School & Westfield Intermediate School: 8a-3p Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with closure for lunch from 12-1p.

    All Elementary Buildings: 9a-3p Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with closure for lunch from 12-1

    Optional Summer Enrichment Activities

    Thank you for our amazing instructional coaches for pulling together more resources for families that would like to have brain-stimulating activities this summer! Just visit the district website  to check out the just-uploaded Summer Rocks, July edition. There is a K-2 version and a 3-6 grade version - in both English and Spanish.  

    Food Service - Through July 

    Just a reminder - food service continues throughout the month of July for families in need. Picking up is easy - you drive up and are asked for your last name and number of students in WWS. 

    This is our food service schedule:

    Mondays  (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches in each sack)

    Thursdays (4 breakfasts and 4 lunches  in each sack)

    Pick up location at Monon Trail Elementary School (19400 Tomlinson Rd, Westfield, IN 46074) will be from 11am-12pm and 5pm-6pm.

    We will also be at the following locations on Mondays/Thursdays:

    Bus #1/Area 1

    North Glen - 11am-11:30am

    Casey Acres - Noon -12:30pm

    The Commons of Maple Knoll Apartments (500 Bigleaf Maple Way) 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #2/Area 2

    Hamilton Square Apartments - 11am-11:30pm

    Valley Farms - Noon - 12:30pm

    Carmel Landing - 1pm - 1:30pm

    Bus #3/Area 3

    Eagletown Westfield Playhouse (1836 IN-32)11am- 11:30am

    Christ Community Church (20854 Lamong Road) Noon - 12:30pm

    Hortonville United Methodist Church (20500 Horton Road)1-1:30pm

    Have a great holiday weekend and ROCK ON!

    Dr. Sherry Grate