News & Announcements

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - April 1, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
Thank you for your patience, flexibility and understanding during this pandemic. With the ever changing state guidelines
and positive COVID-19 cases, we have kept the priority of keeping students and staff safe. This week, it was announced
that Orange County entered Tier 3, Orange Tier (Moderate level) for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
However, even in this Tier, it still requires schools to ensure the return of students to any in-person instructional program
following all safety and health requirements as outlined in the state’s reopening guidance.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - March 26, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
This week is another pivotal time as COVID-19 rates are showing another steady decline. With this trend, on Saturday, March 20th, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a revised guidance for schools that allows a minimum of 3 feet between student chairs but continues to ask schools to implement all health and safety mitigation strategies. This makes it possible for schools to increase the number of students in the classroom. Therefore, the district staff has been working with our school site administrators, teachers and staff to consider increasing student learning for a full, five day in-person schedule this year.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - March 9, 2021

Today, Orange County met the criterion for the case rate to be in the Red Tier, which means that it is expected that it will also be in the Red Tier next week. Therefore, please plan for reopening of our middle schools to be Wednesday, March 17th, which is the first allowed date of return based on state and local agencies.

School News March/April 2021

WSD celebrates our 2021 Spelling Bee champions and our Board celebrates Westminster School District and twelve schools selected for the Honor Roll Awards.

Important Message to our WSD Middle School Families and Staff-March 4, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
Thank you for your patience during this pandemic. Please know that we have heard official information from Orange County Healthcare Agency that, based on the current trends, the likelihood is high that Orange County should meet the criterion for case rate to be in the Red Tier as early as next Tuesday. Additionally, Orange County should be in the Red Tier by March 16th, allowing for middle schools to reopen as early as March 17th. Schools are expected to follow all health and safety guidance at this time. Please note March 17th as a high possible date for all our middle schools to start hybrid in-person instruction for families that selected this option. A follow up communication will be forthcoming next week once the Covid numbers are confirmed. Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - February 23, 2021

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We have updated news that the average of the 4 zip codes of our schools in our district boundaries has reached 8.2% which is actually a 7-day lag. Hence, we expect today’s actual data to be better than this. Therefore, this message is to inform you that we will be resuming in-person hybrid instruction starting next week , week of March 1st for all elementary schools. Monday, March 1st will remain as a virtual learning day, and Tuesday, March 2nd is our first day of students returning to the in-person hybrid schedule.

An Important Message to our WSD Families and Staff- February 17, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
This message is to inform you that a weighted average of the 4 zip codes of our schools in our districtboundaries has been posted on our district’s main website.
You will now be able to see the dailypercentage rates to have an idea of how close we are to reopening schools and offer hybrid in-person model.
The good news is that we went from 12.12% last Friday to 9.69% today!
Once the positivity rate decreases to 8%, we will notify families immediately and provide a week’s notice with information on the restart date.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - February 5, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we make important decisions about safely returning to in-person instruction in our elementary schools for students and staff. Recently, California Department of Public Health released an updated Return to School Guidance.

School News January/February 2021

WSD celebrates Shay Reardon, 2021 OC Teacher of the Year. Willmore Language Academy selected for prestigious Golden Bell Award. And, Board recognizes outstanding commitment by all in WSD.
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