Return to Headlines

7-10-20 Message from Principal Hamler

Hello Cougar Families!


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope that you are spending valuable time with families and friends. Here are a few updates as we prepare for the start of the new year:


The WCPSS School Board approved the recommendation to begin the school year while maintaining social distancing in classrooms and on buses. In order to do this, students will be divided into 3 groups. The week of August 17 and the week of August 24, each cohort will attend 1 day of school each week for orientation purposes. After the first two weeks:


Week of August 31: Group 1 comes to school while Groups 2 and 3 engage in remote learning

Week of Sept 7: Group 2 comes to school while Groups 1 and 3 engage in remote learning

Week of Sept 14: Group 3 comes to school while Groups 1 and 2 engage in remote learning

This cycle will be repeated.


Groups are being assigned at the district level. We anticipate students will know their assigned cohort by early August.


Please visit the WCPSS “Return to Campus” website. You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Update or go directly to


The WCPSS Virtual Academy is an online learning option for students this school year who may, for health reasons or other, choose not to engage in a face to face learning environment. You can find information about the virtual academy as well as the “apply” link on the return to campus page or go directly to Students who participate in the virtual academy are expected to commit for the entire semester. Students can choose fall or fall and spring semesters. Requests should be submitted by July 20.


We will continue to provide Driver’s Eligibility Certificates by appointment only, per district guidelines. Send email to to get started.


WFHS is currently open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8-3 with limited staff. If you need assistance, please call 919-554-8611.


That is all for now! Go COUGARS!


Stay safe,


Patti D. Hamler