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Westwood ISD - Suspension of Normal School Operations

March 18, 2020



Over the past few weeks, Westwood ISD has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and has remained in contact with health officials who have been offering recommendations and guidance. The safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority.  The CDC has already recommended social distancing protocols and is now asking the public to comply with directives of limiting social gatherings to ten people or less and implement multi-week closures for a minimum of four weeks to mitigate the spread of the virus. With these priorities in mind, Westwood ISD will be suspending normal school operations indefinitely. All campus events, field or student trips, and UIL practices and competitions will be postponed, as well. We will constantly evaluate the situation and keep our community informed. Alternative options for continued learning and instruction are being planned and will be communicated out in the near future. 


We ask our community to continue to follow the guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding safety practices to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. Should you have any questions or concerns related to this matter, please feel free to email the District at covid-19@westwoodisd.net.


Parent concerns regarding instruction and attendance during the extended break are shared by the district.  Additionally, we acknowledge that this unexpected suspension of operations creates a hardship for our parents and staff because of work, childcare, and other considerations. Please know that our efforts in coming to this decision have been made with the best interests of everyone involved. The District also knows and understands that many students rely on our schools for meals and support. To that end, options are being explored to find how we may assist during this time. Information about these items will be updated on the District website, www.westwoodisd.net, as well as on our District Facebook and Instagram accounts, as it becomes available.


Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we work together to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and community.


Wade Stanford, Superintendent

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