WJCC Schools prioritizes the health and safety of students and employees above all else. Building on that foundation, the division created a virtual academy and four paths for a Return to Learning for the 2020-2021 school year. The school division plans for all students to transition to a blended learning format (remote and in-person learning) during the coming weeks and months. To do so safely, students will return to buildings in phases. Staff continues to monitor local health data and consult with experts from the Peninsula Health Department and the Virginia Department of Education.
For planning purposes, the division is releasing its long-term plan for a transition to Path 3 of the Return to Learn: Forward WJCC Schools plan. This schedule could change at any time based on health information, the number of positive COVID-19 cases connected to an individual school, or guidance from the State or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In some cases, it may be necessary for a class or school to return to remote learning while others continue with blended or in-person learning. Staff and student health and safety will be the first consideration at all times.
UPDATE Nov. 17, 2020
Due to the increasing number of COVID cases in our region and based on national health experts’ warnings, WJCC Schools will temporarily resume remote learning for all students the week following Thanksgiving (Nov 30 – Dec 4) and the week after winter break (Jan. 4-8). All school buildings will be closed to the public during these times. Staff will have the option to work remotely, as they are able based on their job requirements.
In tandem with the temporary return to remote learning, WJCC Schools will re-evaluate its timeline for secondary students to begin blended, in-person learning. Until plans are final, middle and high school students will continue to learn remotely.