COVID-19 Information for 2021 - 2022 School Year

  • Update November 16, 2021

    The Williamson County Board of Education voted Monday night, November 15, to remove the existing mask mandate in place in Williamson County Schools.

    Very low positive case numbers, availability of vaccination and other mitigation strategies have helped us get to this point.

    That means beginning Tuesday, November 16, masks are no longer required for students, staff, volunteers and visitors.

    Students, employees, volunteers and visitors who want to continue to wear a mask are welcome to do so.

    We remain committed to supporting and accommodating any student with a disability making him/her more vulnerable to COVID, and will address those through an interactive process with parents. If your child needs an additional accommodation, please contact your school principal.

  • Mitigation Strategies

    Do not come to school if you are sick.

    • Families and staff are asked to review the updated WCS Illness Guidelines for specific examples of illness when students and staff should NOT attend school or work.

    Additional Mitigation Strategies Effective August 24, 2021

    • Parent events that occur indoors during the evening, such as open house or parent night, will transition to virtual events by Wednesday, August 25. Each school will determine how the event is conducted. 
    • The October 11 Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be held virtually. Teachers will schedule conferences utilizing Zoom, or phone if needed.   

    New Mitigation Strategies Effective August 23, 2021

    • Visitors are limited to those with essential school business.
    • No lunch visitors are allowed.
    • Volunteers are limited based on essential tasks needed in the school, and elementary school volunteers are required to wear a mask when interacting with students.
    • Assemblies during the school day are limited to those determined to be essential to the operation of the school.
    • Indoor assemblies will not be held during a time of "high spread" in the school.
    • Field trips limited to venues honoring WCS safety protocols.
    • Masking is strongly recommended, encouraged, and advised for all students, staff and visitors while inside a WCS school, WCS facility and the Central Office.

    View the complete list of Mitigation Strategies

     


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are individual schools allowed to transition to remote learning this school year?

  • What are the health and wellness guidelines and expectations for the 2021 - 2022 school year?

  • What does Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order 84 mean for WCS famililes?

  • What will COVID response, contact tracing, and quarantining look like this year?

  • What will school classrooms, sporting events, arts events, and other special events look like in the schools?

  • Will these guidelines be changed during the school year?


Historical Information for 2021 - 22 School Year

  • November 14, 2021

  • November 12, 2021

  • October 6, 2021

  • September 25, 2021

  • September 21, 2021

  • August 27, 2021