A reminder that Winter Vacation is next week, February 21 - February 25. Have a safe and happy break!
If you missed this week's "Superintendent's Spotlight", click on the link below. This week we talked with Principals from Westfield High School and Highland Elementary School. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yMXK3mNx-Y
Tune in Thursday morning, February 17, to WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC Channel 15, or westfieldtv.org from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for "Superintendent's Spotlight". In the first half hour, we will be talking with Westfield High School Principal Chuck Jendrysik. In the second half hour, we will be joined by Principal Jill Phelan to talk about Highland Elementary School. Join us if you can! Thanks for listening and watching!
Today is School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. Thank you to Officer Csekovsky, Officer Ploof, and Officer Summers for building positive relationships with our students and staff and for keeping our schools safe every day.
If you missed Superintendent's Spotlight this morning, click on the link below. This weel we spoke with Principal Sal Frieri about Munger Hill Elementary School. In the second half hour, we heard about some great student projects for the annual WPS Science Fair. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3vc5tUpfo
The Westfield Education to Business Alliance (WE2BA) is proud to present the 2022 Career Expo & Job Fair, hosted by our partner, Westfield State University, at the Woodward Center. DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 7th, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WE2BA is encouraging business owners, employers, and company representatives to take part in this important day of learning and local opportunities. Please join us! You will very likely employ an alumnus of Westfield Public Schools someday soon. At our annual Career Expo and Job Fair, students in grade 11 from Westfield High School and Westfield Technical Academy have the opportunity for career exploration and are able to broaden their outlook on specific career pathways. Students may also find potential job shadows, internships, cooperative education placements, and other employment opportunities. Representation from a variety of sectors and industries is a priority for WE2BA, so please scan the QR code on our poster or click on the link below to be a part of this exciting event. There is no cost to participate. Please reach out with questions. We look forward to working with you and keeping our jobs in the community at the 2022 WE2BA Career Expo & Job Fair! As always, we appreciate your help in allowing our students to achieve excellence together. Sincerely, Stefan Czaporowski (email@example.com) Superintendent of Westfield Public Schools Eric Oulette (firstname.lastname@example.org) Executive Director of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScf2LN8uudLQH.../viewform
Tune in Thursday morning, February 10, to WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC Channel 15, or westfieldtv.org from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for "Superintendent's Spotlight". In the first half hour, we will be talking with Munger Hill Elementary School Principal Sal Frieri. In the second half hour, we will be joined by Science, Technology, and Engineering Supervisor Lauren Cadigan and high school students participating in the annual Science Fair. Join us if you can! Thanks for listening and watching!
If you missed "Superintendent's Spotlight" yesterday, click on the link below. This week we talked about the WPS Curriculum Renewal Process and about the work currently happening in English Language Arts and Social Emotional Learning. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hjjws1jaL8
Due to the inclement weather forecast, Westfield Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2022.
Westfield Technical Academy announced this week that Allied Health senior Katelynn Pellegrini, daughter of Lorelei Pellegrini of Westfield and Frederick Pellegrini of Montgomery, has been named the Outstanding Vocational Student of the Year. Ranked fifth in the senior graduating class with a GPA of 96.3871, Pellegrini passed her nurse aide written competency and practical exam to receive certification on June 4, 2021, as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Congratulations! https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/02/katelynn-pellegrini-named-westfields-outstanding-vocational-student-of-the-year.html
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Elementary school students will be released from school at 12:15 p.m. Please contact your child's school to set up a conference with an elementary school teacher. Thank you.
Tune in Thursday morning, February 3, to WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC Channel 15, or westfieldtv.org from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week we will talk with WPS Director of Curriculum and Instruction Susan Dargie about our Curriculum Renewal Process. Join us if you can! Thanks for listening and watching!
Tune in Thursday morning January 27 to WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC Channel 15, or westfieldtv.org from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week we will talk with WPS Athletic Director Ryan Dunphy about winter sports. Join us if you can! Thanks for listening and watching!
A reminder that Westfield Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Thank you.
If you missed "Superintendent's Spotlight" this morning, click on the link below. This week, we talked with Westfield's Director of Public Health, Joe Rouse. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNwESnhaHl0
Tune in Thursday morning January 13 to WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC Channel 15, or westfieldtv.org from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week we will talk with Westfield's Director of Public Health, Joe Rouse. Join us if you can! Thanks for listening and watching!
Commissioner Riley announced that he is extending the mask requirement in schools through Monday, February 28. The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will continue to work with medical experts and state health officials to evaluate the mask requirement beyond February 28.
The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous road conditions during the morning commute tomorrow. Snow is expected to begin between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. and stop sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In consideration of the timing of this storm, Westfield Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Tonight's School Committee Meeting has been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
Dear WPS families, Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 cases in Westfield are continuing to rise, with last week alone registering 316 new positive cases. This is the highest number of weekly cases in our City since the pandemic began. As I have mentioned previously, our district has been short staffed since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, and staff and administrative absences continue to rise. The increase in COVID cases makes it more likely that we will struggle to staff all our schools every day over the next several weeks. As a result, a school may need to use an emergency closure day if we do not have enough staff to keep all students safe and well supervised. I also want to make you aware that we may also see a disruption in bus transportation due to a shortage of drivers. We will do our best to minimize disruptions to for students, families, and staff. We will also notify families and staff about a school closure or transportation issue as soon as we determine the need so that you are able to make other arrangements. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these very difficult times. Sincerely, Stefan Czaporowski Superintendent of Schools Westfield Public Schools