Aug. 12, 2020 - Important Information Regarding Device Distribution

  • Please read carefully.

    Device distribution will begin on Monday, Aug. 17. Some devices will be ready to be picked up then, but not all will be ready on that date. It takes time to process the more than 38,000 requests for devices we received. We also need to limit the number of people who may be on a campus at one time so we can observe social distancing protocols for the protection of students, parents, staff and volunteers. 

    • Parents who indicated they needed a device in the device request survey will receive a notification via email when their device is ready to be picked up.
    • Please wait until you receive a notification before going to a distribution site to pick up your device. 
    • If you go to distribution site prior to receiving a notification, there will not be a device available for you.
    • Parents will be notified three days before their pick-up date. You can pick up any time on or after that date.
    • If you need a device but did not submit a survey, please contact your school.

    Please remember that the first two weeks are largely intended as an orientation period, in part to ensure that students have what they need to learn online. Schools will begin academic instruction as soon as it is feasible to do so. However, schools will be flexible with assignments and grading for students who do not yet have technology access.

    We are working as fast as we can to fulfill the tens of thousands of device requests we received.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Aug. 12, 2020 - High School Athletics Calendar Updates

  • The NCHSAA today released new calendars outlining when high school athletics seasons are allowed to resume. 

    This guidance indicates when individual sports may begin tryouts, practices and competitions. School districts may start tryouts no earlier than the prescribed dates, but they are not obligated to start on those dates. 

    WCPSS leadership will continue to monitor public health trends in our community in determining if and when our student-athletes may safely return to play. 

    The new calendar released today, which may change if public health conditions worsen, allows tryouts to begin on the following dates:

    Nov. 4  - cross country, volleyball 

    Nov. 23 - swimming and diving 

    Dec. 7  - men’s and women’s basketball 

    Jan. 11 - men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse

    Feb. 8 - football

    March 1 - men’s and women’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s soccer, softball

    April 12 - baseball, women’s tennis, outdoor men’s and women’ track and field, wrestling

    May 1 - Cheerleading Invitational

    NCHSAA does not govern women’s gymnastics or Stunt. We will evaluate if and when it may be feasible to resume those sports.

     

    For now, all WCPSS athletic activities remain suspended indefinitely. District leaders will continue discussions about how and when we may safely resume athletic activity. We will share updates as soon as they are available.