It was a morning of fitness and fellowship across the school district as more than 2,000 elementary students and their families celebrated Walk to School Day in Westfield on Oct. 6.
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Regular Board of Education meetings will be held in Cafeteria B at Westfield High School for the foreseeable future, beginning at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Please enter at the door in the back parking lot. All attendees are required to wear masks.
Students received an enthusiastic welcome back from administrators, teachers, and staff as Westfield Public Schools kicked off the 2021-2022 school year on September 9.
Superintendent Dr. Raymond González welcomed back staff on Wednesday, Sept. 1 as the Westfield Public School District prepared for the return of students on Thursday, Sept. 9. During two opening day ceremonies for elementary and secondary educators, González -- who joined the district on Aug. 2 -- welcomed 42 new staff members and applauded the teachers and staff gathered in the Westfield High School auditorium for their dedication, perseverance, and commitment to their students throughout the pandemic.
We are excited to welcome students and staff in September. Here are key highlights, with a link to the district's more detailed plan, "A Safe Return to School 2021-2022."
An Olympic theme was the focus of the English Language Learners (ELL) Summer Experience, a camp for Westfield students that provides meaningful enrichment activities to help students continue their English language acquisition.
Franklin students and staff recently unveiled a miniature lending library, part of a global book-sharing movement with the goal of inspiring a love of reading and giving back to the local community.
In a normal school year, the winter and spring calendars are filled with musical concerts, as student voices and instruments ring out in joyous acknowledgement of the seasons. This is not a normal year but, despite the pandemic, students and their instructors have found ways to share their music, going to great lengths to learn new technologies and create virtual ensembles that showcase their considerable talent.
At its virtual meeting on June 15, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth Reilly as K-12 English Language Arts Supervisor, effective July 1, 2021. Reilly has served in the position on an interim basis for grades K-5 for the past year.