Westwood Unified School District to return to school five days a week

Westwood Unified School District is set to return to school five days a week when classes resume after spring break.

“Good news,” read a Tuesday statement from Superintendent/Principal Mike Altenburg.  “Tuesday, March 30 the Westwood Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to return students safely back to school five days a week”

This change will be made effective Monday, April 12.

“This was made possible because the Governor’s office and the California Department of Public Health have altered the minimum social distancing requirement in school from 6 feet to 3 feet. We will stick with our shortened day schedules and the grab and go lunch format for now,” read the statement. “We are optimistic that when the new guidance changes, we can return to our regular length school day.”

The statement noted more information would be posted on the Westwood Unified School District website and Facebook page.

“We plan on mailing packets as we did before. We will also be doing an ‘all call’ in an effort to communicate to all Westwood families,” the statement read.

Call or email the school for any questions or concerns.