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Principal's Message



March 2022

Dear WLS Community,

It is hard to believe that we have now entered the month of March. With so many events to look forward to I wanted to remind us all to be sure to check the school calendar and Gradelink, /School News for continued updates. 

Along with all of our school wide and class specific events I want to reiterate about the latest news regarding masking. Earlier this month, the CA Governor and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced changes to the indoor masking requirements in TK-12 schools beginning March 14th.  This stated a shift from required to strongly recommended, regardless of vaccination status. 

In addition, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has since released a statement that they will align school masking measures with the State and shift to strongly recommending indoor masking as well. Throughout the course of the pandemic, WLS school has made a commitment to provide the most current news possible and align our practices with the requirements. However, although this change exists, you do have a choice. If you have guided your child to continuing masking, that is an option that we honor. We will still offer weekly testing as optional as well. 

As this evolves some much-needed favorites have returned such as the school community gathering of our Chapel Fridays. We are pleased to be able to unite together for these moments every Friday at 9AM. Still continue to celebrate us as we stream the service. As changes arise, we will continue to send out information. 

For now, I would like to express my gratitude to all our families and employees for your grace and patience throughout this extraordinary period of time. The resilience of our students has been simply remarkable. As we continue to move forward, please do not hesitate to reach out to the office regarding any concerns on this matter. 

With Gratitude,

Miss Jill

Principal 

Westchester Lutheran School