Congratulations to our WACS Cheerleading Squad for placing 1st in their division at the Shout! Cheer and Dance Best of the Best Virtual Competition on Saturday, May 1st! Way to go, ladies! I couldn’t be prouder of how hard these athletes have worked over the last few weeks. In a typical season, we would have had several months to develop a routine and prepare for competition. This season we had a matter of weeks! This team is incredibly talented and dedicated and they proved that on Saturday. Congratulations again to all of you! ~ Cheer Advisor and Coach Melissa Zakrajsek
The influence of a great teacher can never be erased... Please join us in celebrating our incredible teachers and staff this week.
Attention Interested Students and Families: Below are current vaccination opportunities. More will be added as they are scheduled. Go to https://chqgov.com/public-health/covid-19-vaccination-clinics for a more complete listing of clinics and links to schedule. Pfizer vaccine (ages 16 & 17) • Wednesday, May 5: Southwestern Central School – first dose • CVS Pharmacy - Jamestown, Falconer and Dunkirk • Brooks Hospital Moderna vaccine (18 and older) • Friday, April 30: SUNY Fredonia – first dose • Tuesday, May 4: JCC, Jamestown – first dose • Thursday, May 6: Love School- first dose Student Permission Slip Below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5fRQ4y-NAObCB1FzWkl10qBvmGcpbqZ/view?usp=sharing
Members of the class of 2021 enjoyed an afternoon of bowling together for their April class activity. Thank you to our WACS staff for providing lunch to our seniors beforehand and to our Senior Class Advisors for planning these memorable monthly events!
Good evening WACS, Please click on the link below to view information about physical distancing and face coverings at WACS. Have a wonderful evening. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1235033/WACS_Family_Letter_April_28__2021.pdf
Elementary Spring Pictures
Middle and High School families: Your student's third marking period report card is now available through the Parent Portal linked at the top of our school website. Please note that the full report cards are not available through the Power School app. If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Thank you!
The Village of Westfield, along with the Westfield Tree Board, would like to showcase the first Tree Planting and to encourage residents to plant trees as well in their own yards. This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn about the importance of trees to our community and to our environment overall. If you are interested in participating in this event, stop by Moore Park on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4 pm.
Good afternoon, We would like to provide this follow-up to the last message regarding a COVID-19 positive employee at the elementary school. Our last documented in-school case was in mid-March. For your reference, we are once again sharing the New York State COVID-19 school report card. As tracked by our county and state, this school report provides up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 positive numbers. Be well Westfield, https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/searchResults
Good afternoon, Our district was notified that a staff member at the elementary school has tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are being notified. Please continue to practice social distancing and wear face coverings. Our in-person learning model will not be impacted for Monday. Have a wonderful weekend.
Attention Students (age 18 and older) and Families, Westfield Memorial Hospital is hosting a Moderna COVID - 19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 28th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Interested participants can call 716-793-2200 to schedule a vaccine. Thank you!
Elementary Spring Pictures
April 15, 2021 Dear WACS Families: We recently received a new guidance document from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) that addresses the possible move from 6’ of physical distancing to 3’ of physical distancing. We are working through the guidance and preparing for possible next steps. Given the infection rate in Chautauqua County at this time, this is currently only allowable at the elementary level. We are looking for feedback from our school community on your thoughts about a reduction to 3’ of physical distancing. Although the current infection rate in Chautauqua County does not allow for a reduction in physical distancing in our secondary school, we are seeking your thoughts about a reduction in physical distancing in both the elementary and secondary schools. This will enable us to have a clear picture of your thoughts for both schools in the event of a future infection rate decrease within our county, making it allowable at the secondary level. We will continue to practice all of the recommended safety procedures. They are as follows: • remain in place to include cleaning and disinfecting protocols • mandatory mask wearing • protocols to stay home through a daily health screening when symptomatic • 6’ of distance between adults and children • 6’ of distance during meals, music, PE and common areas • contact tracing for positive cases and quarantining as per county and state guidelines to contain possible transmission. When would elementary students move from 6’ to 3’ physical distancing? If our District moves in this direction to reduce physical distancing, the change would begin April 26, 2021. When would secondary students move to 3’social distancing? We will continue to monitor the infection rate in Chautauqua County. As per the NYSDOH guidance, the current infection rate in Chautauqua County does not permit the reduction in physical distancing from 6’ to 3’ at the secondary school. For your reference, the updated guidance can be viewed by using the link below: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidance.pdf We would appreciate your input regarding the reduction in physical distancing from 6’ to 3’. Please use the survey link below to access a brief survey pertaining to the updated guidance. https://forms.gle/EUAMGVUWvUSr6HQw8 As always, feel free to reach out with any questions. Thank you, Michael Cipolla Superintendent of Schools
The 2021 Annual Senior Citizens' Breakfast is scheduled for May 6th. Please Contact Tina Winslow with questions or to make a reservation at 326-2151 ext 217.
Reminder to Our Juniors & Seniors: @SUNYJCC is offering the new Summer EARN grant, which will allow you to enroll in a course this summer tuition-free. The grant is limited to the first 100 students who enroll. Visit www.sunyjcc.edu/EARN for more details! #SUNYJCC The grant is available to the first 100 students who apply and complete all the required documentation necessary to be registered, so don’t wait! Summer Session I runs May 19 – June 30 and the deadline to register is May 7. If funds still remain, Summer Session II runs July 5 – August 12) and the last day to register is June 25. Visit www.sunyjcc.edu/EARN for full details and to apply.
Vote for Mrs. Oakes' 4th Grade Class!!! We encourage you to take a minute to watch the students in Mrs. Oakes' class talk about the benefits of having a class pet and vote them in to the next round of "Pets in the Classroom's" Class Pet Success Story contest. http://woobox.com/shzess/gallery/tt2Kl5j5LK4
Congratulations to Westfield junior, Lauren Bills, on receiving the Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish. This honor recognizes students that have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages through a series of written compositions, podcasts, videos and other cultural projects. The final evaluation of a candidate's language proficiency comes from a culminating panel presentation and includes a native speaker. We are very proud of Lauren's hard work towards this incredible honor. Lauren will receive her seal next year at graduation.
Attention juniors and seniors: @SUNYJCC is offering the new Summer EARN grant, which will allow you to enroll in a course this summer tuition-free. The grant is limited to the first 100 students who enroll. Visit www.sunyjcc.edu/EARN for more details! #SUNYJCC The grant is available to the first 100 students who apply and complete all the required documentation necessary to be registered, so don’t wait! Summer Session I runs May 19 – June 30 and the deadline to register is May 7. If funds still remain, Summer Session II runs July 5 – August 12) and the last day to register is June 25. Visit www.sunyjcc.edu/EARN for full details and to apply.
Student Mock Interviews were completed via Zoom this week in Ms. Alonge's Career and Financial Management classes. Thank you to Sorena Gilkinson (ERA Real Estate), Travis Heiser (Inner Lakes CU), Hillary Pattison (Absolut of Westfield), Bobbi Randall (NE Welch CU), Scott Cooper, (WACS Guidance), Amy Webb (Webb's Captain's Table) and Lauren Ryan (WACS CSE) for their time and support for our students as they practice this very important skill.
Fall II - Volleyball Spectator Guidelines Please read the following link to help explain our expectations and regulations for spectators at our HOME contests. At this time, a maximum of 2 spectators per HOME athlete are allowed for our games. https://5il.co/r1s8