State and local authorities have recommended that school campuses remain closed into June. As such, and in accordance with these recommendations, remote teaching and learning will continue through the end of the school year.
Our head of school and leadership team members are in regular contact with the associations of which Westminster is a member as well as individual school leaders around the country and right here in our neighborhood. We are well aware of how other schools are navigating this crisis and how they are making their decisions. We are grateful for the webinars and discussion groups provided through organizations such as the National Association of Independent Schools, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and Christian Schools of Florida. We have strong collaboration, cooperation, and communication with other school leaders here in South Florida. We are grateful to learn from the experiences of other schools, and we are humbled that many other schools look to Westminster as a leader in education.
Teaching and learning continue in alignment with Westminster’s remote learning plan. However, some trips and programs for which additional fees were charged have been canceled. If you paid an additional fee for a program that has been canceled, those fees will be credited to your account. Additionally, every family will receive a credit related to unused meals. The finance office is currently in the process of issuing credits to family accounts.
Additional days are not required to satisfy the state requirements. The last day of school for seniors is May 8; for Kindergarten and Grade 5 is May 19; for preschool and Grades 1- 4 is May 20; and, for students in Grades 6 – 11 the last day of school is May 21.