Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can requests be made for group assignments (1, 2 or 3)? >

  • How can we ensure that siblings are assigned to the same group? >

  • Why is there an earlier spring registration window for middle and high school students?

  • Can students with an IEP sign up for Virtual Academy?

  • Should a student register for the WCPSS Virtual Academy if they are in a fully online instruction plan?

  • If a student signs up for WCPSS Virtual Academy for fall semester only, what are the options for spring?

  • Can a student return to attending classes at the school if they change their mind?

  • On which calendar(s) will the WCPSS Virtual Academy operate? >

  • What will the typical WCPSS Virtual Academy school day be like? >

  • What will the course offerings look like? >

  • Will AP and Honors courses be offered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy? >

  • How much time will a student be expected to spend in front of a computer? Will the schedule/routine be the same everyday? >

  • What are the expectations of a parent or guardian regarding ensuring their child is participating appropriately and effectively in virtual learning? >

  • How is actual teaching going to be handled when a student is doing online instruction? >

  • How is technology going to be handled? Will students get laptops/wifi if they don’t have access? >

  • Will special services be provided virtually, too? >

  • Will all courses offered in schools be offered in the Virtual Academy? >

  • If a student chooses WCPSS Virtual Academy, are they committed to continuing online learning in 2021-2022? >

  • If a student starts in Plan B, can they switch to Virtual Academy at any time? >

  • Will a student lose their magnet seat for the future if they enroll in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for 2020-2021? >

  • Is WCPSS Virtual Academy an option for Pre-K learners? >

  • Can students who participate in WCPSS Virtual Academy also participate in athletics and student activities at their assigned school? >

  • If a student doesn’t choose WCPSS Virtual Academy now, what is the default choice? And, can they change their mind later to participate? >

  • Do all students have to wear face coverings?

  • Are there requirements for the types of face coverings that must be worn?

  • Can my child wear a gaiter?

  • Can students wear a face covering with a vent?

  • Can my child wear a face shield instead of a face covering?

  • What if my child won’t wear a face covering?

  • What if the face covering doesn’t fit?

  • Use these social stories to help your child learn about face coverings

  • With children eating in classrooms, how will the school manage food allergies?

  • How will student desks be cleaned and disinfected if snacks and lunches are eaten in a classroom?

  • Has additional custodial staff been hired to make the additional cleanings feasible? If not, how will current custodial staff be able to manage the additional workload?

  • Will schools maintain documentation of when areas were cleaned, and can this be made available to the public upon request?

  • Will a list of the products used (and active/inactive ingredients in them) be provided to families?

  • How will the cleaning/disinfecting of buses be managed?

  • If my child observes non-compliance with cleaning procedures while they are in a school building, whom should I contact to report it?

  • Who will be responsible for cleaning between classes in middle and high schools? How will this impact instructional time?

  • Have all ventilation systems in building been checked for efficiency?

  • If a child is sent home sick with fever and potential symptoms of Covid, do they need to be home for 10 days unless a neg test is provided or can they return fever free under the existing 24 hr fever free rule?

  • If a teacher tests positive, will you close their room for deep cleaning?

  • What circumstances would require an entire school to shut down? How many positive cases in a building before the building shuts down for any period of time?

  • Will staff be able to get food in the cafeteria as well?​

  • Can children bring their own meals from home?

  • How long will students get free meals?

  • What time is pickup?