The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has made planning for the 2020-21 school year very difficult for schools and families alike. Preparing for a new school year under normal circumstances is a tough job and involves a lot of hard work and planning. This year, as we continue to navigate uncertain conditions, that task becomes much more difficult. WPS conducted a survey of parents, employees, and students to gather feedback on the reopening of schools. Using that information and working with principals, teachers, instructional leaders, parents, and community members, we have made a collaborated effort to define what education will look like in Winchester Public Schools as we move into the 2020-21 school year.
WPS plans for returning to school for the 2020-21 school year include two options: a hybrid model including in-person and distance learning, and 100% distance learning.