Due to the unprecedented disruptions in learning during the 2020 and 2021 school years, we have been given the opportunity to reimagine what learning looks like at WPS in the 2021-22 school year. Our plans are to be fully operational, with students attending school in person, five days per week, and with full capacity on our school buses. To that end, we have been diligently working to help prepare parents and students for a healthy return. Our hope is that a healthy return of students to in-person learning will help alleviate the stress K-12 parents feel when navigating the requirements for starting school this fall.
We want our schools to be a safe place for teaching and learning, and health and safety are top priorities. We will continue to implement the recommended mitigation measures to provide the safest possible in-school experience, based on evolving guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
We believe that instructional goals are best achieved by maximizing in-person learning. Instruction will be aligned to the WPS curriculum and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). In addition, students will be provided access to high-quality learning experiences, and strategies will be implemented to address social, emotional, and academic learning needs.