Westfield Washington Schools allow students to return to in-person learning four days a week


Westfield Washington Schools received full support from the Hamilton County Health Dept. to update its in-person learning plan.

Beginning April 26, WWS students in grades 7-12 can attend in-person learning Monday through Thursday, with Fridays remaining a district-wide virtual learning day.

A message from Interim Supt. Chris Baldwin stated, “We believe this is the safest return date for staff and students and is the best way to minimize the impact of potential spread after spring break while providing flexibility to make adjustments in the event of any COVID-related issues.”

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will remain in-person Monday through Thursday with Friday as a virtual learning day.

“Our success in safely increasing in-person learning is completely contingent on our ability to continue to keep cases low, monitoring conditions after spring break and the continued guidance from the Hamilton County Health Department,” the statement read. “It is more important than ever that we stay home when sick, properly mask and report symptoms in the lead up to this transition.”

Masking will continue to be required and buildings will continue with their hygiene procedures. Fridays will remain as a district-wide virtual learning day to facilitate coordination with quarantined students, allow teachers time for professional development and allow teachers to have proper planning time.

For guardians who do not want their students to return to in-person classes four days a week, there is an opportunity to switch to a 100 percent virtual platform. Westfield Middle School and Westfield High School soon will reach out to parents with additional information on how to switch to the fully virtual schedule.
For more, visit wws.k12.in.us.