Westmoreland schools plan bus tour Tuesday to get input, answer questions


WESTMORELAND — How will learning and instruction look in the fall as restrictions continue to be mandated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Westmoreland Central School has started the complicated, challenging and meticulous process of planning for the re-opening of its campus — the elementary, upper elementary and junior/senior high school buildings — to students, staff and the general community for the 2020-21 school year.

The re-opening process will include and involve experts in instruction, operations, transportation, food service, athletics and many other areas that are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a school district, said Superintendent Rocco J. Migliori. 

And because the district values district residents’ input, they want to hear from neighbors, he said.

WCS is kicking off a “Summer Bus Tour” of the entire district to discuss the re-opening of school and receive input from parents, guardians, community members and students.

At each stop of the tour, Migliori, Board of Education members and other school officials will provide an update on re-opening plans, solicit feedback and answer questions. Teachers and staff will also be present with fun activities for students.

The first two stops of the tour are scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, at the following locations:

9-9:45 a.m. – Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, Rome

10:15-11 a.m. – Seymour’s Diner, 4836 State Route 233, Westmoreland

Attendees must pre-register by visiting this online link: https://forms.gle/vCLuNRhbWo6ihkyM6.

Pre-registration is necessary so the district can plan ahead and ensure all state health and safety guidelines, such as social distancing and the use of face coverings, are followed.

Also consistent with current state guidelines, each tour stop is limited to no more than
25 people.

In summary, the district said that parents, guardians and community members can expect:

• Meet-and-greet with Superintendent Migliori and a representative from the Board of Education.

Students can expect:

• Enrichment activities
provided by Westmoreland teachers; and

• Snacks and refreshments provided by the Westmoreland Parent Teacher Organization.


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