On March 22, 2021, the Board of Education approved the new boundary maps for Taft-Galloway and Roosevelt McGrath elementary schools for the 2021-2022 school year. These new boundaries absorb the current Hoover Elementary Boundary that is slated to close at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
These boundary lines have been set up in our routing program and the MiStar migration track for the next school year so the student tracks are ready for the move. The new boundaries will also be ready for new families moving forward for the next year to know where their child(ren) will attend school.
Check out this virtual “Mindful Moment Room”, developed by the District's Mental Health Taskforce. It focuses on self-care and mindful resources and activities for students, staff and families. It was developed from similar rooms created by our staff for students. This Mindful Moment Room has information on Meditation, Yoga, relaxing music, photos and videos, recipes, and more.
Dear Wayne-Westland Families,
On behalf of Wayne-Westland Community Schools, I send sincere thanks and warm thoughts to you during this holiday season.
A special thank you to all of our community members in the healthcare field, first responders, grocery store workers, mail carriers, delivery and truck drivers, restaurant owners/workers, utility workers, and anyone else who is considered an essential worker during this crisis.
Please know that we appreciate all of our families who have taken up the teacher's role at home,helping our students, and working with our teachers and staff to support our students. We have incredible people here in Wayne-Westland Community Schools.
We know the social and emotional well-being of our families and community is most important during this time. We are Wayne-Westland CommUNITY Schools. Remember that a building does not make a school community. People make the school community. The next few months will present challenges and opportunities for all of us. By working together, we can make sure that Wayne-Westland Community Schools remain the stable force and spark that our children need and deserve to help build their successful futures.
We hope everyone can have a relaxing and safe winter break. The new year will bring a fresh start filled with hope and we will continue to do what's best for students.
Dear Wayne-Westland Families,
Already a time for reflection, this holiday season seems more meaningful for obvious reasons. As winter break approaches and with our students currently learning remotely, we encourage you to help your child continue to stay engaged and active in their classes.
Earlier this week, Governor Whitmer announced state restrictions on in-person learning for high school students will continue through December 20, at which point we will be on winter break. Wayne-Westland Community Schools is proceeding with our current Distance Learning model through at least January 15, 2021. This is consistent with the Wayne County Health Division’s recommendation that schools halt all in-person instruction for grades PreK-12 through January 14.
We remain in close contact with health experts, including the Wayne County Public Health Division. The health and well-being of our students and staff continue to be a top priority, and all decisions are rooted in efforts to protect our school community. We understand the desires of many to return to in-person learning, and we are listening intently to all feedback we receive. At the same time, we must do what we believe is best, based on the feedback of experts and our experience to date in the pandemic. For many reasons, we hope COVID-19 numbers will improve in time for the new year.
The continuously evolving crisis has called for immense patience from us all, and we are grateful for your grace and understanding.
We once again remind students and families to continue to adhere to COVID-19 safety recommendations made by the Wayne County Public Health Division. This includes wearing a cloth face covering or mask when in close proximity with others, practicing frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and continuing to watch for potential symptoms of illness. Please join us for the special Board Meeting on
January 11, 2021.
Together, we will continue to adapt, stay safe and put children first.
ORIGINAL POST FROM NOV. 16 EDITED 12/8/20 : Updated to reflect new dates as extended by Governor Whitmer on 12/7/20
Dear Wayne-Westland Families,
Yesterday Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon held a press conference to discuss the current COVID numbers and the need for additional restrictions over the next three weeks. Director Gordon announced an emergency order under the Michigan Public Health Code (MCL 333.2221).
This order requires school districts to suspend all in-person learning at high schools starting Wednesday, November 18, through Tuesday, December 8, 2020 [EDIT: December 20, 2020], with exemptions for English language learners and special education students. As a reminder, all Wayne-Westland Community Schools students are currently and will continue with distance learning until at least January 19, 2020. We will suspend all in-person testing and services for students until at least January 11, 2021.
- Buildings Closed
All schools and district offices will be closed to the public from November 18 until at least December 8, 2020 [EDIT: January 11, 2021]. You can contact your child’s school via an email to the teacher or principal or by calling the school’s main phone number.
The Champions program will continue at their sites from November 17- 27. From November 30 through December 4, Champions will be located at Marshall, 35100 Bayview, Westland. December 7th, the Champions program will return to their local building sites.
- Food and Material Distribution
Food distribution and material distribution will continue from November 18-25. There will be no distribution from November 26 through December 4. Food and material distribution will resume, as scheduled, on December 7, 2020. [EDIT: Food Distributions have resumed as of December 8 and will continue until December 18, 2020.]
- Sports and Extracurricular
All school sports (practices and contests) and extra-curricular activities are suspended effective immediately through at least December 8 [EDIT: December 20, 2020] or until these new orders are amended.
The State of Michigan has provided some helpful information regarding the new orders.
As a community, state and nation, we have seemed to hit the wall in our fight against the spread of COVID-19. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks and the term “COVID fatigue” has been heard more and more. After eight months of cancelled plans, uncertainty, worry, and continuous efforts to mitigate the spread, we are all just getting tired of “dealing with this.” We are all hitting our wall. But now is the time where we must dig deep, help each other, remind each other, and conquer the wall together. Thanks for all you do and for making a difference. I encourage everyone to do their part and remain committed to following safe practices and protocols that we know effectively slow the spread of COVID-19 and help all of us as a community to overcome this wall. Please try to refrain from being in large crowds and continue to follow all of the safety measures to help combat COVID-19.
As soon as we have updates and more information, we will share it with you. We are thankful for your partnership as we work together to promote the learning, safety, health and well-being of all.
Please remember: Wash your Hands and Mask-Up Wayne-Westland!
November 16, 2020 Letter to WWCS Families [Letter not updated with new dates]