Congratulations to Westfield's first two Seal of Biliteracy Graduates, Katie Bodenmiller and Eliora Brown. This prestigious program is formal recognition of students who have studied and attained a high level of proficiency in two or more languages (English plus a Foreign Language) by high school graduation. This program requires students to complete a portfolio of carefully designed tasks that allow them to demonstrate their proficiency, and culminates in a formal presentation of their research in both languages to a bilingual panel. Westfield is one of only a handful of schools across the region to offer this honors program to students and we are so proud of our recipients and their dedication to this honor. Congratulations to the senior recipients, Katie Bodenmiller and Eliora Brown, and to the junior recipients, Emma Heim and Elber Lopez Hernandez.
WACS has partnered with Chautauqua Opportunities to provide summer meals to children in our district. Meals will start on Monday, July 6th and can be picked up by the cafeteria loop between 11-12 Monday thru Friday. Once there, please follow the information on the signs directing you where to go as the building is not accessible at this time.
Hello WACS Families: Throughout July, we will be hosting a series of information sharing meetings via Zoom for parents/guardians of WACS students about the reopening of school. Each meeting will follow the exact same agenda, but will be offered on multiple dates to enable parents/guardians to attend one of the meetings on the day/time that works best for their schedule. Parents/guardians can select from one of the following options to participate in this information sharing meeting: 1. Wednesday, July 15th from 4pm-5pm 2. Thursday, July 16th from 4pm-5pm 3. Tuesday, July 21st from 4pm-5pm During each the meeting, we will follow an agenda that covers the following items: • Provide parents/guardians of WACS students with current information that is available from various agencies pertaining to the reopening of school. • Provide parents/guardians of WACS students with school updates regarding our planning and preparation. • Gather thoughts, ideas, questions and feedback from parents/guardians to be considered in our reopening plans. Questions, thoughts and ideas will be gathered in advance to ensure we use our time as efficiently as possible while using Zoom as our meeting platform. To register for the event, please email Mrs. Tina Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to specify the meeting date you plan to attend and include your name, your student’s name and any questions, thoughts or considerations you may have about the reopening of school. Mrs. Winslow will respond to your request with the web link for the meeting. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at one of our scheduled information sharing meetings!
Summer school will begin on Monday, July 6th. Our staff is currently calling or messaging all parents regarding the time of pickup and drop-off. Students should bring a towel, swimsuit and sunscreen if you want it applied because we will have small group water activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided but we also welcome classroom snacks that are purchased and wrapped. A parent zoom meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1 at 6PM to answer any questions you may have regarding our protocols due to COVID 19. We will message you the link.
Good Evening this is a Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony update. Due to weather conditions for Saturday morning, we have postponed the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony to Saturday night. Graduates with the last names A-H will receive their diplomas at 7:00pm and Graduates with the last name I-Z will receive their diplomas at 8:30pm. Again, we are postponing the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony until Saturday night at 7:00 and 8:30. Of course we will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will notify you with any changes.
There will be a practice Facebook live today, Friday 6/26, at 4pm if you would like to hop on our page and make sure you can connect to the live stream for Graduation.
Reminder: 2020 Yearbook Pick Up Grades 6-11! Friday, June 26th ~Bus Loop~ 10 am-1 pm and 2:30 pm-5:30 pm! Grades 6-11. Please stay in your car; we'll bring your book to you. We can't wait for you to receive your yearbooks!!
Good afternoon all: Please see the attached letter from Mr. Cipolla Thank you! https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:233c106b-a6a0-4401-9f3d-a9302e3893a6
Check out this creative project from the Chautauqua Theatre Young Playwrights. Westfield students participate each year and have been able to watch this in person in years past. Congratulations to our featured writers! https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=mc2qMOeOrDc
2020 Yearbook Pick Up! Friday, June 26th. Students in grades 6-12 ~ bus loop ~ 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. Reach out to Ms. Alonge with any questions!
Westfield Academy and Central School Budget Vote Results: Proposition 1: Budget Adoption-Passed YES 955 NO 296 Board of Education Members - Barbara Fay & Kimberly Maras Rachael Cunningham 293 Marie Edwards 394 Barbara Fay 720 John Fisher 326 Kimberly Maras 721 Thank you to all who took the time to vote and return their ballots.
Please take a moment to reflect on this period of remote instruction at WACS and offer your feedback via our Parent/Family Survey https://forms.gle/7b1EZt51vypEYFzR8 #westfieldstrong
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 there will be a special WACS Board of Education Meeting starting at 7 pm with budget and board member election results. We will share the live stream link next week.
Saluting the Seniors of Western New York #westfieldstrong https://buffalonews.com/2020/06/12/gallery13464/
Our Senior Drop-off and Pick-up is well underway. We are here until 12pm and then back again from 3-6pm for our class of 2020 students to grab items that were left in the building and to drop off their school materials and laptops. Our Senior Class Advisors are on hand with caps and gowns for graduation. Pictured here are Class of 2020 President, Dylan Scriven, and Valedictorian, Katie Bodenmiller making their trips through the two front loops. We will see underclassmen on their designated days next week! #westfieldstrong
A special tribute from our Second Generation Team. #westfieldstrong https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/j6KSm2g7
Congratulations to Senior Isaac Caballero who was awarded First Place in the "2020 Jostens Photography Scavenger Hunt" contest. Isaac has been on the Yearbook Production team for the past three years where he has held the positions of Sports Section editor and is co-editor of the 2020 yearbook. Judges remarks: "We especially loved Isaac's creative use of birds eye view to capture this portrait. The way the colors lead you down the frame to the subject & the shadows lace-effect on the subjects face is beautiful! Excellent job Isaac!"
Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order extending the deadline to receive ballots for the 2020-2021 Budget Vote & Board of Education Member Elections. The deadline is extended to Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Under this order, qualified voters may hand deliver ballots until Tuesday, June 9, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. to our school. Ballots will be received by mail through June 16th at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Julia Murphy at email@example.com or 326-2151 if you have any questions. Thank you!
6-12 End of Year Drop off and Pick Up Details - Just a reminder for students and families in our Middle and High School about picking up locker materials and dropping off books, laptops and other school items. This document was shared previously with all students and can be found on our website under Documents--> Middle & High School --> Secondary Documents. *9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm * 6/12 - Seniors 6/15 - Juniors and Sophomores 6/16 - Freshmen and 8th Graders 6/17 - 6th and 7th Graders
There will be a mandatory ZOOM meeting of Seniors and their parents on Thursday June 11th @ 6pm. This will cover many Senior items, including graduation. We will be using the Class of 2020 Zoom Class ID and Password from our Monday Senior meetings.
This is a reminder that Band instrument & folder dropped off is tomorrow Wednesday from 9am-12pm & Thursday 6pm-8pm in the WACS Bus Loop near the Secure Door Entrance.
STAR COMMITTEE - May/June Books Talks Wishing we could share our book talks and jokes in person, but we hope you enjoy our video! KEEP READING WESTFIELD!!! #westfieldstrong https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/MayJuneBookTalks
SAT DATES: Information for high school students interested in taking the SATs has been posted under the main menu --> document-->middle & high school -->MS&HS Guidance--> SAT/ACT Dates found here https://5il.co/gswf
Elementary Yearbooks: Yearbook production for our elementary students was interrupted due to COVID-19. We have been in touch with the publisher and hope to have yearbooks to disperse some time in June. No specific date has been set yet, but we will notify families when they arrive. Please contact Ms. Reed in the elementary office with any questions. #westfieldstrong
Good afternoon WACS Community! As the budget vote and board member elections approach on June 9th, we would like to re-share the voter eligibility requirements for this process. Each eligible voter is entitled to cast one ballot. A qualified voter is defined as a person who is: • A citizen of the United States; • Eighteen (18) years of age or older; AND • A resident within the District for a period of thirty (30) prior to the vote/elections. If you have questions or did not receive an absentee ballot, please contact the District Clerk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (716) 326-2151 x 218. Have a wonderful evening.
Our Prom/Class of 2020 Celebration Parade has been cancelled for June 6th. In lieu of this, we will be planning an evening of remote activities for the Class of 2020 for that date. More details for this special occasion will be forthcoming soon.
Reminder that there is no remote instruction this Friday May 22-25, 2020 in Observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day will look very different this year, but may we all still honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Take this long weekend to remember, reflect and rest with your families. #westfieldstrong 🐾💙
Good morning WACS! We would like to share this powerful resource with you that has been recently shared in communities. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families and staff. We know that we are stronger together. We need all voices to be heard on this important matter. Please participate in a statewide virtual conversation about reopening schools. You will be able to read and rate other participants' responses. Based on those ratings, the most important thoughts will rise to the top. All contributions are anonymous. This is a statewide exchange facilitated by the 37 New York BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services). The exchange results will be shared with our elected officials so that they will have a more global understanding of the thoughts and ideas our community members have about returning to in-person schooling. We encourage everyone to use the link below to share your thoughts and help evaluate the critical issues. If English is not your first language, there is a translation feature. Thought Exchange Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/333518046 Your BOCES is Erie 2 (Erie-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus) Thank you in advance for your participation.
The School Budget Vote and Board of Education election will be June 9th, but this year it will look very different. All votes will be via absentee ballot, which will be mailed to your homes. We will be sharing out information with you regularly, and we hope that you'll join us on the 26th for the live stream Budget Hearing.
Congratulations to Westfield Alum, Trevor North, for receiving the prestigious "Ideal Student Award" from St. Bonaventure University. One of the responsibilities that we take very seriously at WACS is providing a well rounded education and opportunities that prepare each student for a successful future. Congratulations, Trevor. Westfield is very proud of you. https://sbu.edu/about-sbu/news-events/latest-news/news-release/2020/05/14/michelle-onofrio-trevor-north-named-sbu-s-ideal-bonaventure-students-for-the-class-of-2020
Kindergarten Graduation Is Scheduled for August 26, 2020 at 7:00. More information to come!
We have something exciting and new for you, Westfield! Our Westfield Central School website soon will have a whole new look and user-friendly platform. We will be launching our WACS app for your smartphone too! Stay tuned for more exciting information! https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/APP #westfieldstrong
"No matter what is going on in the world, we live in a world filled with beauty in nature, in a town, and in the faces of our students. Enjoy this special song that was recently recorded remotely by our Westfield students in each of their own homes. Enjoy!" ~Mr. K "Crocuses" by David P. Sturtevant of Hiram ME, composer. Westfield High School Westwinds performing. Bradley Belmondo, Clayton Kircher, Richard Barney, Hayden Backus; soloists, Esther Knappenberger; violin. Special thanks to the many photographers that contributed photos, and to Bradley Belmondo for his editing skills. https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/m2K5Wjr8
Interested in playing a fall sport? Indicate your interest and sign up using the form attached here. https://forms.gle/RFAYvwWWGUwGF4WW6
Attention students in Grades 9-11, please total your WAVE hours and then send your total WAVE hours in an email to Mrs. Wilson by May 20th. We will collect your student logs upon our return in the Fall. Thanks!
PLEASE NOTE: The Board of Education meeting scheduled for this Monday, May 11, will begin at 6pm, not the normal 7pm. This will be a regular session meeting with budget discussion. Live feed information will be available here and on our district website.
The Public Hearing on the District 2020-2021 Budget scheduled for May 11 has been postponed. The May 11th meeting agenda will now include the Superintendent and Board of Education annual evaluations. #westfieldstrong🐾💙
This isn't one of our typical posts, but we think Alicia Keys sums our feelings up perfectly. Thank you to all of our essential workers and to our teachers, students and parents. You're doing a good job. #westfieldstrong https://youtu.be/dSUZIFBJHwQ
A friendly hello to our Middle & High School students! We miss you and want you you to know we are thinking of you all. Thank you to our very own Bradley Belmondo for allowing us to use the music he created here. 🐾💙 #westfieldstrong https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/Cy4o6FRb
Elementary students - We sure are missing your smiling faces at school and can't wait to see you soon! The music you hear here was created by our very own Bradley Belmondo from the Class of 2020! #westfieldstrong 🐾💙 https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/Sz39Wmk4
Our school closing has been extended by Governor Cuomo until May 15. We miss you Westfield students and staff, and can't wait to see you soon! Keep working hard and stay well. #westfieldstrong
Students - Remember that we are here to help! See the attached image for information on our technology support options that include: •Support Email: email@example.com (24-Hour Response) •WACS’ Support Team Call/Text Line: 716-463-2794 (Monday through Friday from 8AM-11AM, plus Tuesday and Friday from 1PM-3PM) #westfieldstrong
Fundraiser Updates 🐾8th Grade Zap A Snack Pizza Fundraiser - We expect delivery of these items in May. Once they arrive, we will coordinate plans to distribute them. 🐾6th Grade FUN Pasta Fundraiser - Due to the school closure, FUN Pasta orders have not been placed. Upon our return to the school, these orders will be placed. 🐾Europe Trip Fundraiser - Your orders have arrived and we will be coordinating distribution around the end of April.
Physical activity is so important to our emotional well-being. Here is a fun idea to get the whole family involved. We can't wait to see your photos- you can message them to us here. #westfieldstrong https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/Tg46Eeq2
📚All of the libraries are closed! What do I do? We have the answer and a huge collection of new books has just been added! Go to Sora https://soraapp.com/library/e2ccbny - This is our collection of e-books, including audio books. - Log on to Sora using your school Google account. Westfield Strong 💙🐾 #westfieldstrong
Governor Cuomo issued an extension of NYS school closings until April 29. Meals and instruction will continue during this time, including Spring Recess. Please call 326-2196 for meal delivery or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any needs. #Westfieldstrong
Dear WACS Families: In compliance with the Governor’s order to continue school closures through April 14, WACS will continue to provide education remotely. This order requires schools to provide education during our previously scheduled recess. We will provide education for the duration of our scheduled recess and continue to support our families. Our staff will maintain regular communication with students and families. We continue to monitor the health crisis and will notify our families of any changes that may occur. Our food service team and transportation teams are preparing meals for our students to extend through our recess. Families will receive a larger portion of food the week prior to meet the nutritional needs of our students during the week of April 13. If possible, please be prepared with a box or cooler located on your porch for our staff to place that food inside. You will also want to be prepared to store this quantity of food. If you have not signed up to receive meals for your student(s), please contact 326-2196 for assistance. Please continue to visit our Facebook page, webpage and listen for our voice messaging system to receive updates. Be well and safe Westfield. Michael Cipolla – Superintendent of Schools
While our students are not coming to and from school, you are probably still seeing our buses and bus drivers around. They have been busy with our food service crew delivering breakfast and lunch to students around our community Monday through Friday. If you happen to see them out and about, please give them a friendly wave as they are truly making a difference in our community during this unprecedented time. We sure are Westfield strong! 🚌💙
Tonight's guest Westfield Scholastic Reader thinks our students are the best around...🥁🥁🥁 ...Mrs. Anderson is here tonight to read you "Clifford Goes to Hollywood" with some help from her favorite Westfield student. https://ensemble.e2ccb.org/Watch/Rf48CqPt
A message to our elementary students and families from Dr. Rockey. Westfield Strong 💙🐾 shorturl.at/aCOW1