WWS Updates - May 1, 2020

  • Hello Rocks! A few updates before your weekend starts!

     

    All Public School Buildings Closed until June 30 

    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. McCormick clarified this week that all school buildings and campuses will be closed until June 30th.  If your student has something critical that was left at school that needs to be retrieved, please contact your student’s principal to arrange pick-up details.  Otherwise, we will be sending out information on how to pick-up items left in lockers once the closing order has been lifted.  If this date or information changes, we will let you know. 

     

    WWS Summer Camps 2020 Update

    Because all WWS buildings are closed through June, we will be unable to host any WWS Opportunity Camps because they are deemed non-essential. These include learning, art, sports and similar camps.  However, because it is deemed essential, we are exploring the option of opening a summer child care program under CDC social distancing guidelines for families needing to return to work and in need of child care.  Our Student Support Programs team is currently working with State and local officials on guidelines and we hope to be able to communicate specifics in the upcoming weeks.  

     

    Student Athletes

    Last week the IHSAA announced that all student physicals for the 19-20 school year will carry over to the 20-21 school year.  Incoming 9th grade athlete physicals will be moved over and on file at the high school.  There will still be forms needed to participate in WWS team sports; more details coming soon. 

    Here is specific information for each building:

    WMS Families - https://www.wws.k12.in.us/domain/505

    WHS Families - https://westfieldathletics.com/athletic-handbook-2/

     

    Device Information

    If you have a school issued device from our Technology Services Group, please keep that device during the summer months.  We will be retrieving all school-issued devices when we return to school for the 2020-21 school year.  However, if your device needs repaired, please call the helpdesk and they will be able to help you.  If you need to access wifi, please visit the COVID-19 section of the district website, which includes a map of school building parking lots where you can park and get connected. 

     

    Coffee Talk - Coming Soon!

    Look next week for the virtual Coffee Talk video from Dr. Sherry Grate answering some of the questions you submitted for our virtual Coffee Talk!  Thanks to everyone who submitted questions - keep them coming!  Send your questions to [email protected] and we will respond promptly!  

     

    Message from Local Superintendents 

    Here is an encouraging video message from our Hamilton County Superintendents! Check it out  here

     

    City Video - Food Distribution

    This week Westfield Mayor Andy Cook came to visit our food prep area at WMS. Check out the video here.  As a reminder - the information regarding food distribution  is available in the FAQ on the district website.

     

    WWS Appreciation Week

    Next week is WWS Staff Appreciation Week!  We encourage you to  take a moment now to contact a WWS staff member - teacher,  bus driver,  classroom aide - thanking them for all they are  doing for our students!