Students received an enthusiastic welcome back from administrators, teachers, and staff as Westfield Public Schools kicked off the 2021-2022 school year on September 9.
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Superintendent Dr. Raymond González welcomed back staff on Wednesday, Sept. 1 as the Westfield Public School District prepared for the return of students on Thursday, Sept. 9. During two opening day ceremonies for elementary and secondary educators, González -- who joined the district on Aug. 2 -- welcomed 42 new staff members and applauded the teachers and staff gathered in the Westfield High School auditorium for their dedication, perseverance, and commitment to their students throughout the pandemic.
We are excited to welcome students and staff in September. Here are key highlights, with a link to the district's more detailed plan, "A Safe Return to School 2021-2022."
The National High School Golf Association recently announced its 2020-2021 high school golf rankings, with the Westfield High School Boys Golf Team ending its season ranked 16th in the United States.
The Extended School Year Program in the Westfield Public School District focuses on maintaining and strengthening academic skills through the summer to prepare students for the new school year. In its 19th year, the five-week, state-mandated ESY program assists students in preschool through high school who have been identified as those who would benefit from additional instruction and related services during the summer.
An Olympic theme was the focus of the English Language Learners (ELL) Summer Experience, a camp for Westfield students that provides meaningful enrichment activities to help students continue their English language acquisition.