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Philhower Fellow

Jeanine Gottko, who taught first and fifth grade at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield before working with both students and teachers in the district as a master technology teacher, is the 2020 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level.
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Coronavirus Information

The Westfield Public School District is committed to providing updates and guidance regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including recommendations from local, state, and national public health organizations. Please click on the heading above for important updates and resources on this evolving situation.
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Hunger Relief - How You Can Help

Many of our PTOs and families have joined others in the Westfield community in supporting hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click the headline above to find out how you can help.
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Pitching In to Give Back

Whether donating 10,000 medical gloves to an area hospital, helping to disinfect Westfield police vehicles, or setting up a social media fundraiser to buy grocery gift cards for families in need, the Westfield Public Schools community is pitching in to help during this public health crisis.
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Reflecting on First Week of Distance Learning

The Westfield Public School District began remote learning on Tues, March 17 with the district’s superintendent calling the response by the entire school community “inspiring.” Click the headline above to read more about what distance learning looked like in its first week.
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Elementary Remote Learning Plan Overview

While the remote learning plan at the elementary level may look slightly different at each school, please click the headline above for a general overview. Building principals and teachers will continue to communicate directly with their parent communities.
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A New Franklin Principal

At its public meeting on March 24, 2020, which was held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Duncan as principal of Franklin Elementary School in Westfield, effective July 1, 2020.
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Philhower Fellowship Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award is Friday, April 3, 2020. The Philhower Fellowship recognizes an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools each year.
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