Dear Westfield families,
Our campus will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18th until April 6th. During this period of time, no school activities, events, athletic practices/games, etc. will be held. We have transitioned to online learning for core academic classes (no electives or enrichments). MyWestfield (RenWeb) is our primary vehicle for communication and online learning.
We are making plans for the short, intermediate, and long-term future in light of the current state of the pandemic. As our nation, our state, and our region increase the quantity of COVID-19 tests over the short term, we hope to gain some clarity regarding our plans for returning to our regular school day. As of this moment, we are literally monitoring the data and the recommendations of state and federal agencies. While maintaining social distancing recommendations, we are developing training and have already begun training a few teachers on how to live webcast a meeting with students. Of course, such a tool will require adequate internet access and hardware on the student and teacher end; nevertheless, our goal is to have this ready should the social distancing continue. We are also in the early planning stages regarding our end of year events and activities including parties, field days, awards programs, and graduation. Right now, we just don’t have enough information to make decisions about such programs. In addition, we are considering the possibility of offering certain grocery staples and meals to our families through our partnership with FLIK Independent Dining. Please watch for more details on all of these matters.
On March 26th, we notified all faculty/staff and all families of our students that a member of our faculty/staff had received a positive test result for COVID-19. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with this individual and their family. Please understand that the school is legally required to protect the privacy of this individual who shall remain anonymous. Second, the school has been regularly disinfecting all of our indoor common areas in accordance with the guidelines published by the CDC. We will conduct additional disinfecting of any areas that this individual would and could possibly have had contact. Third, we have no way of knowing when this individual could or would have been contagious nor can we know who could possibly have been exposed. However, in an effort to provide full transparency, we want all of you to know of the potential for exposure to the virus because of shared common areas. We encourage everyone to continue efforts to comply with the safest and best practices that are being recommended by the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Please be in prayer for our employee and family and for good health and safety for our students, the faculty, and the families of our community. Please pray for wisdom for our local, state, and national leaders. We ask you to pray with your students about the pandemic, praying for health care providers, praying for our leaders, and praying for those who are not well.
Our 50th Anniversary Gala & Auction originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 21st was postponed. Please watch for more details on the event and the auction, as we hope to reschedule this event as soon as possible. We appreciate the tremendous support already shown for the auction/gala, and we look forward to celebrating our 50 years of Westfield soon.
The Westfield Senior Experience (WSE) Week for our senior class, originally scheduled for March 23 – 27, has been cancelled. Seniors are being given instructions to contact their mentors.
The Booster Club Golf Tournament and Raffle, originally scheduled for April 17th, has been postponed.
Additional changes to our school schedule may be necessary as we continue to navigate this unprecedented and rapidly changing situation. We will continue to share information as it becomes available through MyWestfield (RenWeb), email, and our social media sites. As always, we are grateful for the privilege of educating your child, and we appreciate your patience and support. We ask for your continued prayers for our school community and our nation during this time.