WAYNESBORO – Letter to parents — “WAMS is moving to remote learning for our students. This difficult decision was made in response to positive and exposed cases at WAMS and the recommendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Student safety is of paramount importance in our schools, district, and community. The WAMS school closure window will be November 16th through December 1st. This will give us time to clean, disinfect, and evaluate the status of positive and exposed cases at WAMS.
All WAMS students will be required to attend synchronous (live) classes for their core academic classes (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies). These core classes will meet within a synchronous format two days a week and the other two days students will complete classwork within an asynchronous (not live) environment. Students will also be permitted to complete their Related Arts and Physical Education classes on a daily basis within an asynchronous environment. Attendance will be taken each day by their first core class teacher, who will ensure each student has demonstrated they have access to the internet, access to Schoology and have completed an attendance assignment. These three tasks must be completed each day for your student to be marked “present” for the day. Failure to do any of these tasks will result in an absence, which would become an unexcused absence if a note is not emailed to Mary Fleagle at email@example.com within 3 days of the absence. If you have any questions please reach out to the WAMS attendance secretary at 717-762-1191, (x1300).
We realize this is a very difficult and stressful period of time. Please understand that we will continue to communicate as effectively and as frequently as required to navigate successfully through this challenging time. WAMS is committed to providing our learners with the best possible education and opportunity for learning regardless of being in the building or in the remote setting. It is critical for student success that we as a district and community work together as a team to both persevere through this time and continue to educate our students. Thank you in advance for your partnership in keeping your child engaged during this remote learning phase.”