With guidance from local medical and health department experts, we feel it is in the best interest of our students and staff to close Westside Community Schools for the week of March 14-20
With guidance from local medical and health department experts, we feel it is in the best interest of our students and staff to close Westside Community Schools for the week of March 14-20. This is effective tomorrow (Saturday).
Closures mean no school, no practices, no travel, no meetings, no weight room, no contests, no testing, etc. from March 14-20. We are closing all school district operations down for the entire week, to begin and include tomorrow (Saturday).
This has been an extremely difficult decision that we didn’t take lightly. There are literally thousands of issues we factored in and continue to discuss.
We will continue to discuss our plans moving forward, immediately focusing on the week of March 23 – March 27. We will communicate that decision late next week. Beyond that, we are operating with a week to week mindset. This situation is literally changing by the hour.
By this coming Monday afternoon (March 16), we will communicate information about food availability in our community for those in need. We will be establishing various pick-up locations and dates/time. Providing support for all of our students and staff is always a top priority.
As we expressed yesterday (Thursday), our closure also means the Westside Foundation Early Childhood Centers and Club 66 are closed. Please make plans for childcare in your family.
By Tuesday night, students/families will receive updated details about our Extended Campus Learning plans. We ask for your patience as we prepare to implement the plans we have been working on across our district.
Our building principals will all ensure that each building will be open on Monday between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for any families that need to come to school and pick up medications and other items of interest. All students were advised to take their technology home Thursday, so we are hopeful they have the tools they need at home.
We will continue to do our best to communicate on a regular basis with updates. Thank you for your continued support of District 66. We will do our best to support our students, staff and community through this unprecedented time.
Westside Community Schools
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