Fall 2020 Reintegration Plan

September 7, 2020

WPSD Families,

As we officially launch our Phase 3 Reintegration Plan, we would like to provide some additional details and reminders to all members of our community.

On Tuesday, September 8, we welcome back all in-person learners to our buildings. Please review our updated explanation of our School Reintegration Phases for In-Person Learning. Make sure to refresh your browsers to view this document which should show an 9/7/20 version in the footnote. Updates include greater details within Phase 3 of our plan.

Note that anyone accessing our schools needs to complete a health self screener prior to entering the building. Staff, parents, and adult visitors will complete an online screener upon entry. Students, with the support of parents, should check for symptoms each morning using the following checklist:

  • Feeling feverish, having chills
  • Temperature of 100.4℉ or higher
  • New or unexplained persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Direct contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 or symptoms
  • Waiting on results of a COVID-19 test

If yes to any of the above questions, STAY HOME, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider as needed. For guidelines on how long to stay home, please see the WPSD Exclusion Criteria. We ask that all members of our educational community closely follow these guidelines to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of us all.

In the event of a case identified within the school, WPSD officials, in consultation with Teller County Public Health and Environment (TCPHE), will inform direct contacts and cohorts through the Infinite Campus Messenger system. For this reason, we advise families to visit their Infinite Campus Parent Portal to verify activation of their Contact Preferences. Contact Preferences may be found under the top right person icon under Settings. Make sure to check the box under General for email, voice, and text messages, as desired. Any students issued a quarantine or isolation order by TCPHE will be marked as present through remote learning in the Infinite Campus attendance system and arrangements will be made by the school to continue learning at home during this time period.

Finally, we hope all families heard the exciting news that the USDA approved the emergency extension this past week, and effective immediately, free breakfast and free lunch is available to ALL students whether attending in-person or remotely. Weekly Grab & Go service will continue on Fridays for remote students. Please see the Grab & Go schedule for more information.

As we continue in these unprecedented times, we encourage families to stay connected with schools by reading communications sent by the school and reaching out to staff when questions or concerns arise. Additionally, we request your grace and flexibility as we navigate unknown waters.

Stay safe and well!

We ask that families set-aside some time to review the documents below outlining safety protocols and exclusion criteria.

Important Documents: