WESTFIELD — Westfield School Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski has released the COVID-19 protocols for the new school year based on state recommendations. School begins for students in grades 1-12 on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The first day of school for kindergarten and preschool is on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Czaporowski said the federal Centers for Disease Control, state Department of Public Health and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have relaxed some of their requirements.
“We are optimistic that we are starting the school year with less restrictions, but we have to be mindful that if there is a surge, we may have to revisit the policy,” Czaporowski said, before talking about the new protocol.