School Closing-Corona Virus Safety

Mr. Norton's Letter:

Dear Parents, 

Considering the most recent COVID-19 developments, Church and School leadership have met and believe it is prudent at this time to temporarily suspend campus gatherings and activities and begin transitioning to our Alternate Learning Plan (ALP). We realize that this evolving situation is challenging for everyone, but rest assured that all decisions are being made with the health and wellness of our students as our top priority, while also ensuring we educate each student to the best of our ability.  The following is a provisional plan for the next 3 weeks:

 

Athletics and Extracurricular Activities

Beginning Saturday, March 14, all school activities, including athletics and other extracurricular events, will be suspended until further notice.

 

Academics

Today, Friday, March 13:

When students leave school today, they will take relevant materials home with them and will be guided by teachers in doing so. Students will begin using the ALP beginning Monday. Teachers will be communicating electronically with you how their individual class will be executing their plan over the weekend. Plans will vary between grade levels and subjects.   

Monday - Thursday, March 16 - 19; March 23 - 26 (closed on Fridays):

School office will be open from 9 am to 12 noon, for work to be picked up and dropped off.  

 

Spring Break

Monday, March 30 - April 3:

Spring Break will be held as scheduled. We encourage our families to consider current advisories when making any travel plans during this time. As consistent with previous guidance and CDC guidelines, any faculty, student, staff, or visitor who has traveled to or has been exposed to someone who has traveled to any Level 2 or Level 3 countries (which currently includes all international travel) or has had other known COVID-19 exposure must remain off-campus and symptom-free for 14 days. The CDC continues to adjust its advisories, and other countries/areas might well be added.

 

Returning to School

We provisionally plan to welcome faculty and students back to campus on Monday, April 6. However, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, so we will continue to pay close attention and respond appropriately to future changes and/or advice of local, state, and federal health and governmental agencies, adjusting our plans or extending the period of electronic learning as needed. We will certainly continue to keep you updated between now and then with any modifications or other helpful information. We remain grateful for your flexibility, support, and understanding and believe it will be important for all of us to carry forward a sense of optimism and prayerfulness. Our hope is that the necessary steps we have taken today will allow us to return to the WCS school life we love in the not too distant future.

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan Norton