WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School students returned to school on January 4 to find some building upgrades. During the Christmas break, a chairlift was installed for disabled students, new gates for the Watterson Street entrances, and a new fence for the First Street main entrance. The new gates are the first step in increasing safe play areas for all grade levels.

“The next step is to remove the bushes and level the ground on the Watterson St side to provide an additional safe play area for our PreK students,” shares Dr. Adele Ellis, principal. These are just a few of the changes that will provide an enriching experience for the students. iPads with Logitech removable keyboards are being implemented this week in second grade classrooms.”

Mrs. Alyson Twilley, second grade teacher, said: “The children will be so excited. They have been using Kami and other apps and they will be easy to use with the new devices.”

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In person and remote learning have been offered since school opened in September. Approximately ten percent of the student population is remote. Families can choose remote on a monthly basis. Registration for the 21-22 school year is already in process. There is a waiting list for most grades for the 21-22 school year.

“Our open house this year will be quite different,” Dr. Ellis said. “We will be scheduling in person visits by appointment and offering it only to the families who have registered for the next school year and who have not already visited the school.”

After the in person open house, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, a virtual tour will be available on the school website, www.holytrinityschool.org. As new spots open up, families will be notified by the school office.

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate our students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically, while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. This will enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches, and communities in an ever-changing world.