The Wentzville School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. This resource will be updated regularly as we receive new information related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools, as well as guidance from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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On November 10, the Board of Education voted unanimously to move middle and high schools to LEVEL 3: All Virtual Learning. The plan is to bring the middle schools back to in-person learning first in December and the high schools back in person in January. Dr. Cain sent this message to families following the decision.
On September 17, the Board of Education voted to return to LEVEL 1: In-person Learning beginning October 19 (end of the first quarter). The Roadmap to Reopening Plan has been revised with a modified LEVEL 1 plan, under the current pandemic conditions in our community. The plan is fluid and will continue to be updated as we refine our processes, follow the latest guidance from health officials, and respond to the conditions of the pandemic in our county and in our schools.
On August 5, Dr. Cain shared with the Board of Education that he plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year at Level 2: Blended Learning and remain there through the first quarter. He added that if needed, we could move to Level 3 during that time.
Message to Families ~ November 4, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ October 15, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ September 17, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ August 20, 2020
Message to Families ~ September 18, 2020
Message to Families ~ August 5, 2020
The administrative team worked throughout the summer in collaboration with staff and stakeholders to prepare for our students’ return to school and learning in August. Parents and staff were surveyed multiple times in an effort to address concerns and incorporate a variety of perspectives in the plan to start the new school year.
On Monday, July 20, the Roadmap to Reopening Plan was shared with the Board of Education. Parents had the option of choosing in-person learning with phases that could change depending on the health conditions in the community and in our schools, or 100% virtual learning for their student. Our goal is to provide high-quality instruction and learning opportunities in a clean and safe environment for students and staff. The in-person option includes three different levels that individual schools or the District as a whole may need to move to at any time based on the status of transmission in our community and the guidance from health officials. This plan will be updated as necessary and any changes will be communicated to staff and families as quickly as possible.
*NOTE: The WSD Virtual Academy is no longer accepting new enrollments.
Wentzville School District Virtual Academy provides a full virtual option for families who have health, safety, or other concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and do not feel comfortable returning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. WSD Virtual Academy is also for students who prefer a virtual learning experience as an alternative to in-person learning.
The Wentzville School District has announced that it will provide free meals for all students in the District beginning October 1, through December 31, 2020, or until available federal funding runs out. The meals are being provided regardless of eligibility as a result of the extension of waivers by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) related to the Seamless Summer Option program. This includes children ages 1-18 who reside in the Wentzville School District boundaries but are not enrolled in a WSD school.