COVID-19 Information for Students and Families

  • Information will be updated weekly on Tuesday.

  • As of September 15, 2020 at 3 pm

    • 10 Staff members in Isolation with a confirmed positive case
    • 28 Staff members in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case
    • 57 Students in Isolation with a confirmed positive case
    • 579 Students in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case
    • Cases spread across 37 of the district’s 49 schools and the district office

    As of September 8, 2020 at 3 pm

    • 11 Staff members in Isolation with a confirmed positive case
    • 44 Staff members in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case
    • 26 Students in Isolation with a confirmed positive case
    • 438 Students in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case
    • Cases spread across 33 of the district’s 49 schools and the district office

    As of September 1, 2020 at 3 pm

    • 7 Staff members in Isolation  with a confirmed positive case
    • 37 Staff members in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case
    • 16 Students in Isolation with a confirmed positive case 
    • 193 Students in Quarantine due to exposure to a positive case 
    • Cases spread across 37 of the district’s 49 schools and the district office
       
  • What to Do if You Are Quarantined

    Additional guidance on quarantine can be found on the State’s website. Individuals identified by the Health Department must follow the quarantine requirement. Medical provider documentation of a negative test will not shorten the quarantine.

    How was your child identified and what can you expect if your child is a potential close-contact:

    1. When WCS is notified of a self-reported positive case of COVID-19 or a report from the Health Department that could affect individuals on a WCS campus, we quickly begin collecting data that will assist the Health Department in determining who may be affected.
    2. If students or staff could be affected by the positive case of COVID-19, we follow the TN Department and Health/Education recommendation to exclude those who could be affected from our campuses and school-sanctioned activities. This preliminary communication will come as a directive from the Health Department at the end of a school day.
    3. As we wait for the Health Department to investigate, your student will transition to remote learning. This investigation includes a conversation with the person who tested positive along with a thorough review of classroom layout, bus layout, attendance, WCS athletics and other WCS extracurricular activities that may be applicable. The Health Department also determines the impact of this exposure and widespread impact to the school communities and will advise WCS on school or classroom closures.
    4. If you receive a notification from the Health Department that your child may be a close contact, teachers will reach out to you with additional information, however, we ask that you maintain contact with your student’s teacher while your student is remote learning.
    5. After the Health Department has completed its investigation, the Health Department has assured us that you should receive communication from a staff member regarding your student’s exposure with further instructions. The Health Department investigations range from 3-6business days to complete the case investigation.
    6. If you receive a notification from the Health Department that indicates a change to the dates in which your child must quarantine, you can ask the Health Department for documentation so your child can return to school.
     

WCS COVID-19 Response Timeline

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  • Instructional Information

    Below are the side-by-side explanations for On-campus, Remote and Online School in WCS for 2020 - 2021.

    For a full explanation of the WCS Online programming, please visit their page on our District site.

Informational Snapshots for Parents

Reopening Framework FAQs