As the end of the 2020-2021 school year nears, I remain proud and humbled by how all in the Westfield Public Schools community worked together to address this challenging year.
Our teachers tackled a completely new way of instruction while continuing to support the social-emotional needs of students during an unsettling time. Our support staff epitomized their job titles, always willing to take it to the next level to support students, staff, and parents. Our custodial and maintenance teams never stopped working to keep buildings disinfected, sanitized, and safe.
The technology department tirelessly and skillfully addressed the daily complexities of remote learning. The special services and curriculum teams worked hard to ensure a continuity of education and services, while the business office, human resources, and other key administrative departments deftly handled operational details. Administrators examined, re-examined, and then re-examined again every detail related to running a school district during a pandemic, always with the best interest of students and staff at the forefront.
And, most importantly, our students demonstrated perseverance and resilience as they adapted to in-person and remote learning with the support of their families, who juggled their own employment and responsibilities at the same time.
I am grateful to the entire school community for your strength, caring, and commitment and I wish you all the best in the years to come.