July 13, 2020
I am sending out a summer update for our families. Be sure to read carefully the information that is sent by the school system to families. Information about returning to school is detailed in the following website: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33111. While final decisions have not been made for which plan our school district will follow, we are planning to open school under the plan B option. In this plan, students attend on campus learning for face to face instruction for one week and then attend online learning for two weeks. Our school district will work with schools to assign students to one of three face to face learning cohorts.
There is also an option for families to sign up for the Virtual Academy where all instruction is online. Information about the Virtual Academy and the application process can be found at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/17137.
Online components of instruction will be different this year than our online components from last school year. The plan will involve more live sessions where students attend online learning at specific times. Attendance will be recorded and classwork will be graded. Our school system’s leadership is working hard to ensure that we comply with State requirements and to open school safely for the coming school year.
We expect the State to decide this week about which plan we will follow for the opening of school. Once a final decision has been made, our school system will provide additional details.