Please find Wayne County School’s Return to In-Person Learning Schedule below. Also keep in mind that if you are switching back from virtual to in-person blended for the second semester that your first day back will be Tuesday January 26th if not red on the metrics map.
As noted below in the third bullet point, SVHS and other high schools still follow the WVDE metrics map so we will not know until Sunday morning if our Monday/Tuesday group of students will report on Tuesday Jan 19th (Monday is a holiday). As soon as we find out, we will send out an update.
· Students will report for in-person instruction on a blended learning schedule. Students will report on the same schedule utilized first semester. In-Person instruction for students will be two days a week (Monday/Tuesday group, Thursday/Friday group).
· Students in grades PK – 8 will report for in-person instruction unless the student’s school/classroom is closed due to quarantines/COVID cases. WVDE/DHHR County Alert System Maps will no longer automatically trigger countywide cancellation of classes for grades PK-8.
· Students in grades 9 – 12 will report for in-person instruction unless Wayne County is “red” on the DHHR Map. Sunday’s DHHR County Alert System Map will determine if the Monday/Tuesday group will report for in-person learning. Wednesday’s DHHR County Alert System Map will determine if the Thursday/Friday group will report for in-person learning. If schools are closed for in-person learning due to a “red” designation, students will transition to remote learning. In addition to Sunday and Wednesday, High Schools will be subject to closure if Wayne County is red on the DHHR County Alert System Map at any point throughout the school week and will reopen if orange or better on the Sunday/Wednesday map. High Schools can also have individual classrooms/school closed due to quarantines/COVID cases regardless of the DHHR County Alert System Map color.
· A two-day blended schedule allows for a lower building occupancy increasing the ability to social distance and limiting student contact. A two-day schedule also allows the district to continue distance learning enabling a smooth transition to remote learning if a classroom or school is shut down due to quarantines/COVID-19 issues.
· Wednesdays will be utilized for teachers to conduct distance learning activities (planning, parent/student meetings, office hours, etc.) Wednesdays will also serve as meal preparation days for distance learning days/virtual students. Meal pick-up will be available at all school sites.
· Student schedules will consist of three days of distance learning via Schoology.
· The district will consider expanding in-person learning to 4 or 5 days of instruction when COVID-19 numbers improve in the community and/or when all staff members have been provided the opportunity to receive vaccinations.
· The Wayne County Virtual School will remain open for parents/guardians who prefer a virtual learning environment opposed to in-person instruction for their student
· If the district is closed for weather related reasons or if an individual school is closed for power outages, water main breaks, etc., students will transition to remote learning for the day.
· Masks will continue to be required for all students grades 3 – 12 and masks are strongly encouraged for grades PK – 2.