March 13 Community Update

WE MADE IT! I am pleased to report that due to the cooperation and collaboration of our entire school community, our historic transition to remote learning is officially underway. 

  • Throughout the day, approximately 600 Chromebooks were distributed to students in grades K-7 (and parents continue to submit requests).
  • Emails were sent to families who qualify and are participating in the Free and Reduced Meals Program to advise them of our offer to provide breakfast/lunch for pick up daily.
  • After dismissal, staff remained until the end of the school day to finalize their plans for next week and ask/answer any questions.
  • The Administrative Leadership Team has been video conferencing daily to answer questions and set expectations.
  • Offices will have a skeleton staff in place starting Monday to coordinate the communication and management needs of the schools/district during normal business hours. We will reassess the needs as time goes on and consider a modified schedule to ensure coverage while adhering to the social distancing recommendations of the CDC.

Although we fully anticipate hiccups along the way, I am confident that we are ready for next week and what lies ahead. In the meantime, I will be sharing our Continuity of Education online portal as part of today's update to the community. Feel free to check it out at site will serve as a repository for all information related to the Westwood Regional School District's management of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This portal will supplement, not replace, our standard electronic communications protocols. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school for assistance.


Raymond A. Gonzalez, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools