Potential COVID Surge Prompts Temporary Return to Remote Learning for All Students

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Published On: November 17th, 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.

Why is this necessary? This week, the health department’s Eastern Region, which includes WJCC, moved to the highest risk level for transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns there may be another significant spike in the number of COVID-19 cases following the holidays due to travel and exposure at gatherings.

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.

School administration will monitor data following the holidays. We will communicate with families about health metrics and any necessary adjustments to the school schedule, including any additional periods of remote learning for all students.

Important Dates

Nov. 23 BLUE in-person learning day at elementary schools
Nov. 24 GREEN in-person learning day at elementary schools
Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 Remote Learning for ALL STUDENTS
Dec. 7 – Dec. 18 PreK-5 resume blended learning
Grades 6-12 continue remote learning
Dec. 21-31 Winter Break (Offices Closed Dec. 24-25)
Jan. 4 – 8 Remote Learning for ALL STUDENTS