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Mask Mandate Extended Through Nov. 1, Guidance Regarding 80% Vaccination Threshold Extended to Oct. 15 WESTPORT — Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin would like to share an update with the Westport Community Schools community regarding the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) mask mandate for the current school year. On Monday, Sept. 27, after consulting with medical experts and state health officials, DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced that the state will extend the school mask mandate through at least Nov. 1. The previous mask mandate, issued Aug. 25, had put into place a mask mandate until Oct. 1. Under the 
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WESTPORT — Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin and the Westport Community Schools would like to share an update regarding the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) mask mandate for the 2021-22 school year. Earlier today, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met and voted to give DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley the authority to institute a mask mandate for the beginning of the upcoming school year. Following the approval of his mask mandate, all K-12 students, educators and staff will be required to wear a mask while in schools through Oct. 1 to ensure schools fully reopen safely and to 
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WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin would like to provide members of the Westport Community Schools and the general public with an update regarding the district’s COVID-19 protocols and safety measures. As of Monday, Nov. 30, only one transmission case from student to student or student to staff has occurred in the schools. This is despite students at the Alice A. Macomber Primary School, Westport Elementary School and Westport Junior Senior High School having been learning in a combination of fully in-person and remote models since the start of the school year. “We have been working closely with the 
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WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin reports that the Westport Community Schools will remain open despite rising COVID-19 cases in the Town of Westport. On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Town of Westport posted a message on its homepage stating that effective Monday, Nov. 16, all Town buildings will be closed to the public except by appointment only. This is due to positive COVID-19 cases increasing in town over the past several weeks. This order does not include the Westport Community Schools. Infection rates within the school district remain low, and schools will remain open under the district’s current learning 
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