Westfield’s Return to School Task Force, faculty, and staff are preparing for on
campus school operations to resume in the 2020-2021 school year. The school will follow specific health precautions which will be in accordance with our local, state, and federal recommendations. Specific decisions and plans regarding on campus modifications will be finalized over the next several weeks.
The standard drop-off and pick-up times will likely remain the same. The school year may begin in August with staggered starts prioritizing the youngest grades. The school year may be extended to mid-June.
Digital and Analog tools will support student learning; they will never
replace or supplant the in-person, student to student and student to
teacher relationships that are the core of the Westfield experience.
Modifications, adaptations, and improvements to programs will balance
the needs for social distancing, best practices in 21st century education,
and building our students’ relationships with each other.
After school care and other after school enrichment activities
may be offered.
We know that some families may wish or need to keep their children home for shorter or more extended periods of time. Westfield will provide these students with real time, virtual access to their classroom and most of the activities of their classmates.
Families interested in Hybrid Learning for some or all of the 2020-2021 school year must speak with Head of School, Margaret Haviland.
Distance learning continues our mission of providing an education of conscience and consequence. In all three modes of learning the focus will be on collaboration, inquiry, problem solving and encouraging a love of learning. Westfield’s distance learning model blends daily synchronous (live) instruction with asynchronous (accessible anytime) instruction with a schedule intentionally designed to advance students’ learning, provide for their social, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and strengthen our community ties.