Over the course of six Enrollment Day events in the first two weeks of May, transition social workers from Westinghouse Academy are meeting with the parents of Wilkinsburg students – who will be attending the Pittsburgh public school in the fall – to answer questions and address concerns about Westinghouse’s program offerings.
Having met many of the students prior to Enrollment Days, the transition social workers are having one-on-one personal conversations with their parents and walking them through enrollment paperwork.
One parent said, “It went well. They were so nice.” And when asked about how her son felt about going to a new school, she said he was nervous but “went to the Westinghouse student orientation and had a good time.”
The transition social workers are visiting each school – Kelly Elementary, Turner Elementary and the Wilkinsburg Middle & High School – twice in the two week span, but parents unable to attend any of Enrollment Day events can schedule meetings by appointment.