Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!
I am so glad to start this new school year with you and provide a quality, Christian education for your child(ren). In partnership with you, our faculty and staff are dedicated to forming a loving community that will continue to provide a safe place for in person instruction.
The Lord’s faithfulness and hand of protection was evident last year as we resumed in person instruction in the midst of a pandemic. Working diligently together we were able to keep our school doors open with minimal risk of exposure to COVID-19.
What will the 2021-22 school year look like at WCCA?
In Person Instruction
WCCA will be open for in person instruction. While WCCA faculty and staff members are equipped to provide distance learning, our experience in education has shown that in person instruction is the best way for students to learn. Should a school closure be required, our faculty will facilitate distance learning only during the closure period.
WCCA’s janitorial staff as well as teachers and aides will continue to remain vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the school day. And although daily temperature checks and social distancing will not be enforced on campus, any students feeling unwell should plan to stay home until they are symptom and fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Should any students feel unwell during the school day, they should report to the WCCA office immediately where our staff will be able to provide a health screening and advise their parents on next steps. COVID-19 tests and vaccines will not be available at the school; WCCA families are encouraged to see a health care provider if this is something they’d like to access.
All WCCA students and staff will be required to wear a face covering while indoors; wearing a face covering outside is optional. Parents who desire for their child(ren) to wear a face covering at all times during school hours will need to have that conversation with them, as WCCA staff members will not be requiring face coverings while students are outside on the playground.
With vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up, parents are in the position to decide if that is something they want for their child(ren). There are no COVID-19 vaccine requirements in place on WCCA’s campus.
Response to Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Close Contact
A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period. A fully vaccinated individual who is not experiencing any symptoms does not need to quarantine if they come in close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case.
- Not experiencing any symptoms.
- Both the confirmed positive case AND close contact were wearing a face covering while indoors.
- Tests twice weekly for COVID-19 during the 10-day quarantine period.
- Quarantines from extracurricular activities during the 10-day quarantine period.
Response to COVID-19 Positive Cases
- Inform the WCCA office.
- Quarantine for a minimum of 10 days.
- Return back to campus being fever free for the last 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
In the event students are absent due to a COVID-19 or quarantine-related absence, they will have the opportunity to connect with their teachers and receive an individual instructional plan which will provide students with the necessary tools to stay on pace with their classes while they are out of school. Our hope and prayer is that little to no students will need to exercise this option so they can reap all the benefits of a robust, in-person education.
Our first day of school is Monday, August 16, and we are looking forward to seeing you back on campus!