Greetings WHS Families,
We have seen an increase in students accessing their instruction remotely when we were expecting them to attend in-person. We track attendance for state reporting, noting whether students are in person or remote each day.
If your student needs to work remotely for more than one day (VDL), send an email to your student’s Assistant Principal and include Jodi Sacchetta on your email, as she coordinates the process for us.
- Indicate duration of the student’s remote/VDL status (e.g., until further notice or return in-person on (date)).
- If return in-person date is unknown, please send a follow-up email a few days prior to sending your student back to school.
We are flexible with timelines regarding advance notice and short durations for families who, for a variety of reasons, voluntarily choose short-term remote learning for their children. Please understand that switching students between remote and in-person learning is labor intensive and requires communication and coordination among many staff members. In addition, last minute changes can be disruptive to a teacher’s planned lesson.
We understand that these are challenging times and that we are all doing the best we can to make the right decisions. We are here to work with you. We certainly do not want families to send a sick child to school nor do we want children to feel that they must participate remotely if they are not feeling well. Our teachers are available during Extended Learning Hour to work with students who miss instruction due to illness or need extra help.
As a reminder, a student must attend school in-person in order to be eligible to participate in athletics or in-person extra-curricular activities. If a student is working remotely, they are not eligible. Our winter sports season begins on Tuesday, January 19 so please keep this in mind.
If you have questions about specific or exceptional circumstances that may require your child to zoom in to class on a temporary basis, please reach out to us.