Dear Westville School Community,
The Westville School Board took action Thursday February 10 at a special board meeting to revise the In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The approved change was to remove references of “required” mask use to “recommended” mask use within the plan except in instances related to bus transportation where required mask use will remain. With the approval of the school board, these changes will immediately go into effect. Health officials have recommended wearing masks in schools and the decision to follow that recommendation will rest with each individual in our school community.
The challenges of navigating the pandemic have required numerous changes and tomorrow will mark another. Some students and staff will come to school wearing masks and some will not. We ask families to please take advantage of this teachable moment and to have a conversation with your family regarding the importance of respecting personal choice for every stakeholder in our schools. I would urge us all to use this opportunity to teach our kids about courage, kindness, compassion, and empathy as we move forward.
Thank you for your support of Westville Schools,
Seth Miller, Ph.D.
Westville School District