June 23, 2020 - Westview Community
Westview’s number one desire is to provide in-person instruction with normalcy for our students and you again. As we continue our collective journey, it is impossible to predict every turn we will make during 1st semester this fall as we adjust to our new normal. This will take real work, honesty, and community trust. Fortunately, our young people seem to be weathering this outbreak fairly well even though they are not immune to it. The Westview community has an opportunity to showcase our collective quality. We will get through this together if we use common sense, stay rational, and only deal with facts. Our success will be based on:
The school’s ability to maintain a safe and healthy school environment (WESTVIEW STAFF and STUDENTS)
The prevalence of COVID-19 in our community (FACTS)
School support by parents and the community (YOU)
We all need to make health related decisions based on four filters:
Self screen at home for the following Covid-19 symptoms (most important first step):
Fever of 100.4° F or greater
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
Good hygiene all the time
Social distancing whenever possible
Whenever social distancing is not possible, masks will be recommended
Currently, the LaGrange County Health Department has mandated wearing masks in public. We do not know when this will end. Westview encourages our community to follow the local guidelines to help us all stay safe. We will continue to monitor our community data, available at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm.
If you need Covid-19 testing information you can call your family doctor, call 888-634-1116, or visit online at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm.
Talk to your children about the upcoming school year. It should and can be a fun and fulfilling school year for every student. Staff will be working hard all summer to be ready in August to go to school. Students and families will hear more details, including instructional options if mandatory closures are implemented, from us in the middle of July. Together, we will successfully provide a quality education. Enjoy your summer. Take care.
Dr. Randall Miller
***Kindergarten SEEK screening will be starting the week of July 20th at Meadowview Elementary School. Kindergarten parents may contact the corporation office if you have not already signed up.