Letter from WPS Superintendent addresses start of 2020-2021 school year
District currently plans to welcome students back on August 13
June 19, 2020
I hope your summers are off to a fantastic start and your families have had a chance to relax, doing some of the things you enjoy most. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of so many institutions, it seems like a longer than normal summer. Within the school district, we have been working hard to develop a plan for returning to school this fall, while hoping to receive direction from the state department and Governor's office. With that, we have a few items that we want to communicate with you regarding the start of the school year.
It is our intention to begin the school year as scheduled and approved by the board of education in February, with everyone back in our buildings for face-to-face instruction. The 2020-21 school calendar has new teachers reporting on Thursday, August 6, all staff returning on Monday, August 10, and students' first day on Thursday, August 13. Please understand while this remains our plan, there might be accommodations that we must make in accordance with directed health guidelines and safety considerations of students and staff. If we receive additional guidance, we will share that as soon as we can with our district patrons.
While we try to provide as much certainty as we can in regards to scheduling and schooling, the landscape is ever-changing, and we ask for continued patience and understanding on the parts of students and parents. We recognize these are not easy circumstances and we try to communicate as clearly, concisely, and effectively as possible. As guidance and requirements change, you can expect to hear from Wahoo Public Schools regarding how that may impact your child and/or your family.
Brandon Lavaley, Superintendent
Wahoo Public Schools