July 22, 2020
Dear WMTPS Community,
Last night, at the Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the 2020-2021 Return to School Plan. We will post the plan later this week but below is a brief overview:
- Students will attend school on a split-schedule with early dismissal.
- Half of our students will attend school on A Days (Monday and Tuesday) and half of our students will attend schools on B Days (Thursday and Friday). All students will learn from home for a distance learning day on Wednesday. Principals will assign students to either an A Day schedule or a B Day schedule. If you have a preference, please communicate it directly with your school principal. We will make every effort to accommodate you.
- Students, when not in school, will participate in distance learning activities from home. For example, on Monday and Tuesday, all B Day students will participate in distance learning. On Thursday and Friday, all A Day students will participate in distance learning. On Wednesday, all students will participate in distance learning activities. A schedule of class times and activities for distance learning days will be shared once they are finalized
- Some students enrolled in specific special education programs or reading programs may be eligible to attend school on both A Days (Monday and Tuesday) and B Days (Thursday and Friday).
- Student attendance on distance learning days is mandatory and will be checked daily.
- Grading rubrics, modified during the spring, will return to their traditional pre-pandemic status.
- Masks or face coverings will be mandatory in school and on the bus.
- Social distancing will be required in school and on the bus.
- Back to School Night will be switched to a virtual event this fall.
- Parents will have the option of selecting a 100% distance learning option for their child. This option will have no in-school days.
Please note, this plan is subject to approval by the Executive County Superintendent and may be changed due to additional Executive Orders. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Stay safe and healthy.
Alex Anemone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools