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May-June Distance Learning Calendar

This school calendar for May and June outlines basic dates and information, as are currently known. We will update the calendar with more information as additional decisions are made.
(L-R) Franklin Elementary School students Devan Regas (Grade 5), Takato Kaneda (Grade 3), Siya Singla (Grade 3), Alex Giangone (Grade 5), Lexie Twilley (Grade 3), and Ben Britain (Grade 5), pictured here with coach Andrea Giangone, placed 2nd in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in March.  Not pictured: Sophia Farzad (Grade 3)

Teamwork and Ingenuity

A Franklin Elementary School team, new to the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament this year, placed 2nd in the “Balsa Wood Problem,” building an adjustable balsa wood structure that could sustain a maximum weight without breaking
Franklin School 2nd grader Alexandra Horvath wrote a letter to the American Girl Doll Company, proposing that the company model its next doll on a child who is living through a public health pandemic.

The Pandemic through a Child's Eyes

An enterprising and thoughtful second grader at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield used what she has learned about persuasive writing and a global pandemic to send a letter to the company that makes the popular American Girl dolls.
Educator Jeanine Gottko is this year’s Philhower Award recipient, in recognition of her years as an exceptional elementary school teacher and master technology teacher.

Philhower Fellow

Jeanine Gottko, who taught first and fifth grade at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield before working with both students and teachers in the district as a master technology teacher, is the 2020 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level.
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Coronavirus Information

The Westfield Public School District is committed to providing updates and guidance regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including recommendations from local, state, and national public health organizations. Please click on the heading above for important updates and resources on this evolving situation.


May 29

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Location: Franklin

Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.