Shamrock Blast

August 27, 2021

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COVID-19 Dashboard

Due to the timing of the state reporting system, our dashboard will be updated on Mondays. Because of this, the Shamrock Blast will be published on Mondays with the latest COVID-19 case numbers for each week. For now, you can see the most updated reported numbers by clicking the button below and viewing the state's database.

Mask Mandate

Masks are mandatory in all WWS buildings for staff, students and visitors.


Transportation

Per federal mandate, students must wear masks on school buses. Face shields do not meet this mandate, so students must wear a face mask on the bus at all times.


Mask Breaks

Students will have opportunities to take mask breaks. Students do not need to wear masks at lunch or while outside.


Contact Tracing

The Indiana Department of Health mandates contract tracing. Wearing a face covering can greatly reduce the number of students who must quarantine due to being close contacts.

Free Vaccine Clinic

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No one mitigation measure will solve this problem by itself. Vaccines, masks, social distancing, and hand washing can help. If we all team together and implement these measures, we can reduce the spread of the virus and keep kids in school!

Monitor Students for COVID-19 Symptoms

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Deborah Honeycutt of Jim, Deb & Kevin to speak at WHS

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Westfield Education Foundation Grant from Duke Energy

The Westfield Education Foundation was one of 11 workforce development and education programs in Indiana to be awarded grant money to help create a pipeline of workers prepared for employment.


“I hear consistently from Indiana businesses that well-trained workers are one of their greatest needs,” said Duke Energy Indiana president Stan Pinegar. “Many of the jobs don’t require a college degree but instead need skilled workers with specialized training. These grants support that demand. Developing a skilled workforce is key to attracting and retaining business in Indiana, and it’s a high priority of Duke Energy.”

Extended Learning Days

What to expect

Westfield Washington Schools has included three (3) Extended Learning Days in the school calendar for the 2021-22 school year. The dates for these Extended Learning Days are:


  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022


For students, it is time outside of the traditional school day for students to work on projects, take educational trips or visit a university. These days are not eLearning days. Teachers will not be providing specific assignments and school work for the day.


For teachers, it is a time to work on our Continuous Quality Improvement process through professional development and the PLC process to improve our horizontal & vertical alignment in curriculum and instruction.

BAC on Extended Learning Days

BAC is open for all day care on the district's scheduled professional development days (September 15th, January 12th, April 20th). Each elementary school and the intermediate school will offer care on these days but enrollment is limited and spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Westfield High School’s Theatre Department is producing The Wizard of Oz this fall and we would love for your 4th grader to be a part of it! We will be hosting a parent informational meeting at the Westfield High School Auditorium on Monday, August 23 at 6:30pm. This opportunity is open to all 4th graders in the WWS district. If you have any questions, or cannot attend the meeting on August 23 but would like more information, please email one of the Theatre Directors below.


Sincerely,

Lance Grubb

grubbl@wws.k12.in.us


Jon Majors

majorsj@wws.k12.in.us


Jennifer Paul

paulj@wws.k12.in.us

Free Money for WWS teachers

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The Westfield Education Foundation is proud to provide WWS teachers with grants, each year, to help support their classroom teaching! Any and all WWS teachers are eligible to apply and it only takes a few minutes.


Click the button below and you could be the next happy face on the picture!

Donate to support our teachers

Do you or your organization want to donate to the Westfield Education Foundation so they can continue to support our students and teachers? Donations of all levels are accepted. Click the button below and share your support!

Get your Shamrock Swag!

Homecoming Collection - Presale


With Westfield High School's homecoming a month away, the Rock Shop has a new collection of shirts designed just for you! The Homecoming Collection has shirts individually designed for the classes of '22, '23, '24, '25 as well as staff and alumni. Order your Homecoming shirt today and have it delivered in time for the big day!

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.


For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary (317) 867-7900.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Even though school lunches are free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.


The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002.

If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.

Shamrock Shout Out

This week's Shamrock Shout Out goes to Westfield Middle School's Joshua Newton from Jenna Hoffman!


"At the end of the 2020-21 school year, upon the learning of the cancer diagnosis our daughter Londyn, Joshua coordinated $5 Starbucks gift card donations from classmates to be used for our daughter's healthcare workers as thank yous. I think he sold almost 500 (!) of them which have been special tokens for us to give to Riley nurses and healthcare workers as appreciation. This was a truly unique way to show support for a friend and support the community!"


Great job Joshua!


Keep being Rock Strong, Londyn!

Questions or Concerns?

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