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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

Good morning.  So, as I’m sure you are all well aware, Westhill on order from the county executive will suspend regularly scheduled classes at the end of the day Friday, March 20th.  While we are in session we will continue with all of our normal school day routine and activities. However, in compliance with the county orders, all after school activities are cancelled this week and through our period of school closure.  IA will be held only for academic purposes. All students need to plan for a 2:10 dismissal if they are not staying with a teacher. Detentions and late detentions will be rescheduled once school resumes.


As we start to think about what school and learning looks like in the near future, teachers will be having conversations with you as to how they plan to provide you with lessons and activities during the period of time school is closed.  While the immediate reaction might be one of excitement of school closing, similar to that of a snow day, what we are experiencing now is considerably different. What we know now is that school will be closed for two weeks, followed by our scheduled Spring break.  During the two week closure, you will be asked by your teachers to participate in a variety of activities and lessons to keep you up to speed and on track with the course and class. These activities will most likely be communicated to you via on-line platforms like Google classroom, while some activities may be delivered in the form of hard copies.  We will be distributing chromebooks to those of you who need them. I strongly encourage you to be responsible and active in attending on a daily basis to those activities throughout the time we are not in session.


While I'm sure everyone is feeling a heightened sense of anxiety with so much still unknown about the current situation, remaining calm and keeping our school day routine as normal as possible is our goal.  Please know that we are in constant communication with county and state agencies to ensure our practices are based on the most up to date, factual information that we have. We will continue to practice the personal hygiene recommendations that have been established and strongly encourage you to wash your hands regularly, cover your mouths when you cough and practice appropriate social distancing.  We will keep you up to date with any new information as we receive it.

Lee C. Roscoe



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