Next Monday is the Big Day!

Is your family ready for the first day of school on Monday, August 30? We can’t wait to see those big yellow buses on the road and our students in classrooms. Here are a few important reminders:

  • Students must wear a mask indoors at school unless they are eating, drinking, or playing an instrument.
  • Families should use the WJCC Schools Symptom Checker each day to monitor their child’s wellness before sending them to school.
  • Water fountains are turned off, so students should bring a refillable water bottle to school.
  • Families of kindergarten students should ensure their new bus identification card is attached to the child’s backpack. Bus drivers scan the cards as kindergarteners enter and leave the bus to help ensure they are getting off at the correct stop. Parents must show the bus driver the matching ID card to receive their kindergarten student from the bus in the afternoons.

We’re Taking Steps to Keep Your Child Healthy

We understand that parents and families want to know what measures are in place to reduce the spread of illness in our schools. To help keep you informed, we put together a quick reference guide to WJCC Schools Prevention Measures. In addition, air filtration systems and filters were upgraded last school year in response to the pandemic. Finally, we have encouraged schools to open classroom windows as appropriate based on weather conditions to help increase the flow of air.

Since lunch is when most students will remove their masks, individual schools developed plans based on the layout of the building and the number of students enrolled to create the greatest physical distancing possible at mealtime. At elementary schools, air purifiers are in each cafeteria. Students will either eat in their classrooms or be seated at every other seat in the cafeteria. At middle and high schools, seating will be increased by using outdoor and commons areas in addition to the cafeteria.

As was the practice last year, school nurses will lead the contact tracing process and families will be notified directly when positive COVID cases are reported in a class/school.

Working as a community, we can all help keep our children healthy!

 

Get Your Bus Stop and Route Information

Bus stop and route information are now available for the 2021-2022 school year. Special education bus runs are designated “SPD.” Buses often run late during the first weeks of school. Bus driver shortages could lead to even longer delays this year – especially for middle and elementary school students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we revise routes based on actual ridership once school starts.

Later this fall, WJCC Schools will launch a new, more reliable, bus tracking mobile application. Please remove all previous bus apps from your personal device.

Welcome, Class of 2035!

Did you know that this year’s kindergarten students will graduate in 2035?

Be sure to share your first day of school photos on social media using #WeAreWJCC and #WJCCFirstDay.