News & Announcements

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Paik - August 18, 2021

Dear WSD Families,

I hope you are enjoying your summer. We are looking forward to welcoming all our students back for in-person instruction on September 1, 2021 keeping safety and health as a continued priority.
As you have heard, state health agencies has released the new K-12 School Guidance that allow for all students to return to in-person with the implementation of health and safety guidelines. The only changes to the guidelines this year is the elimination of physical distancing which allows for all students to return to full time in-person instruction.

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Cyndi Paik - July 15, 2021

Dear WSD Families,
I hope you are enjoying the summer. As you may have heard, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released their COVID-19 K12 School Guidance confirming that we are moving in the right direction of opening schools for the next school year, 2021-22 to 100% in-person learning model. In both documents, the foundational principle of the guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and as much instructional time as possible. In summary, schools are expected to implement safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission such as hand washing and mask wearing when indoors.

School News - Superintendent Issue (Summer 2021)

At WSD, we’re committed to the Board’s vision of “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.” To make this a reality, we’ve created a school community that is a stable, academically rigorous, and emotionally safe environment for students.

WSD June 15th Update

Tuesday, June 15, Governor Newsom lifted most of the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including
wearing masks and social distancing. However, as a K-8 school district, many of these guidelines will remain in
place while state organizations determine appropriate new guidelines for us. Please plan to continue to have your
child wear a face covering to school, and practice social distancing for the last 3 days of school. We will continue
to ask that adults remain outside of the school facility to drop off and pick up students.

School News June 2021

U.S. Department of Education selects Fryberger Elementary as a "Green Ribbon" school. OC Department of Education honors Warner Middle School.

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.
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