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Returning to In-Person Learning

Dear Parents,

 

As you are aware, the WCPSS Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday evening to resume in-person learning for our students who are not enrolled in Virtual Academy. 

 

The key details of the plan to return to in-person learning are as follows:

 

For Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders, as well as students in our EBS program:

  • Students will track-in on October 19. The week of the 19th will continue as virtual learning only.
  • Students will return to in-person learning for one 3-week rotation beginning October 26. This means they will be here at school, in-person, one week and be at-home remote learning the other two weeks between October 26 and November 13. The in-person week will depend on which cohort/rotation they are assigned.
  • Beginning the week of November 16, all K-3 and EBS students will be in-person daily.
  • Beginning upon track-in, students will have one remote, asynchronous day each week. This is regardless of whether students are in-person or remote. A calendar will be sent prior to track-in to identify these days.
  • Cohort/rotation assignments will be sent to parents by Friday, October 9.

 

For 4th & 5th grade students:

  • Students will track-in on October 19. All students will remain in virtual learning through November 13.
  • Beginning upon track-in, students will have one remote, asynchronous day each week. This is regardless of whether students are in-person or remote. A calendar will be sent prior to track-in to identify these days.
  • Beginning the week of November 16, students will return in 3-week rotations and remain in 3-week rotations through the end of this semester in December. 
  • Cohort/rotation assignments will be sent to parents by Friday, October 9. A calendar will be released soon to identify which days are in-person and which days are remote for each cohort. 

 

All students will continue to follow the single-track Track 4 calendar at least through the end of first semester in December. Plans for next semester will be presented to the Board by WCPSS staff in the coming weeks. 

 

Changing Your Child’s Learning Platform

A few parents have inquired about changing their child’s learning platform, either immediately or for 2nd semester. If you would like to make this request, please complete this form as soon as possible. An immediate move from Virtual Academy to Plan B this semester requires extenuating circumstances. Changes for next semester will be granted as space and class sizes allow. 

 

Quarter 2 Material Distribution

Q2 material distribution for all students, Virtual Academy and Plan B, will be Friday, October 16, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm here at school. For those students who will be returning to in-person learning, we will also issue carpool/walker tags and cloth face masks at this time.


Parents - I appreciate your support and encouragement this quarter! I will work to keep you informed as plans develop. Enjoy your track out!

 

Thank you and take care,

Kathy Livengood

Principal