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WESTFIELD – Members of Westfield Academy and the Central School Board of Education received an update on fall sports from High School Principal Corey Markham at their regular council meeting on September 13.

“At this point, it is the status quo regarding the sport”, said Markham. However, he noted that there haven’t been many games so far and that a game will sometimes have to be canceled due to a COVID outbreak.

Markham shared fall 2021 spectator guidelines with board members, for outdoor and indoor sports. Social distancing of three feet is encouraged for all spectators, he said. Masks are optional for outdoor sports, but “We encourage unvaccinated people to wear a face cover”, he said. “Regardless of immunization status, spectators should wear face coverings inside the school, including during home games and other extracurricular activities. “

Markham also told the board that there is no limit to the number of spectators for the home games at this time, and he has provided a link to watch the volleyball games, which will be broadcast live. .

Markham also informed board members that an overseas student will be coming from Thailand at the end of the month. “We are really looking forward to having him in the building”, he said.

In other cases, WACS director Michael Cipolla briefed board members on the capital improvement project, which is nearing completion. Improvements to the neighborhood include new windows, a roof, a sound system and work on the heating system.

“The 2019 capital project offers were very competitive”, said Cipolla. “This allows us to continue replacing additional windows. “

Cipolla said the offers will open on October 12. If all goes according to plan, the district could install new windows as early as spring 2022, he said.

Elementary Principal Mary Rockey provided council with an enrollment update for fall 2021. “UPK numbers are low” she said. “So we only have two classes this year. “ As of September 7, there were a total of 26 children in the PUK.

Regarding the number of students from kindergarten to grade 5, “We are pretty much where we are most of the time”, said Rockey. There are between 39 and 55 children in each class, she said.

Rockey also noted that diagnostic evaluations began on September 13 and said results should be available by the end of October.

New windows are being installed at the primary school and “our staff love them,” said Rockey. “We cannot thank you enough.”

In other cases, Curriculum Director Molly Anderson has reported back to school professional development. She said Suzanne Holstein gave staff two presentations on relationships, particularly in light of the COVID pandemic. “Everyone was able to leave with something” she said.

Anderson also reported on the results of the Regents reviews. “Our children did a great job” she said. “There were so many incoming variables. “

Council members also thanked Josh Melquist for serving as District Clerk and accepted his resignation as Acting District Clerk, effective September 13. They subsequently approved Tina Winslow’s reappointment as district clerk, also effective September 13.

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