COVID-19: Our Plan

Last Updated: 11/24/2020 8:32 PM

 

For the week of November 30:

 

Based upon Wyoming City Schools Building-Specific Data, Community Measures, and input from the Science Advisory Team, Wyoming City Schools will run the Hybrid Plan Schedule again next week, the week of November 30.

 

Keeping Yourself, Your Loved Ones, and our Wyoming Community Safe This Holiday

Please do everything that you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this holiday. We see our daily mitigation strategies working every day in our school buildings. Please continue to use face coverings, monitor for symptoms, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, and increase cleaning and disinfecting outside of school.

Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year. Limiting holiday and other gatherings to members of your own household poses the lowest risk for spread.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s considerations for Celebrating Thanksgiving can be found here.

Community spread is rampant across our region. We are seeing increased COVID-19 cases being brought into our buildings and exponential growth in the number of students in quarantine due to close contact with a positive case outside of school - 3 times as many students were in quarantine last week due to an out-of-school exposure when compared to the week before. This non-linear acceleration is extremely concerning and we will continue to monitor it along with all the other data available to us. 

Our goal is to keep our buildings open to students for as long as possible and get our students back to in-person learning five-days-a-week as soon as possible. We all need to act now to lower the pressure on our hospitals and change the direction of COVID-19 in our community.

 

Reporting Illness or Quarantine over Thanksgiving Break

For the safety and wellness of our students and staff, it is critical that staff and families self-report to Wyoming City Schools any COVID-19 illness, positive test result, or close contact.

During the Thanksgiving Break, COVID-19 reporting for students should be sent through email to District Nurse Nicole Murphy at murphyn@wyomingcityschools.org.

During the Thanksgiving Break, COVID-19 reporting for staff members should be sent through email to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ashley Whitely at whitelya@wyomingcityschools.org.

All emails will be responded to as quickly as possible.

 

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is available through Test & Protect. Test and Protect is funded by Hamilton County through the CARES Act. On-site testing is provided by the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

 

 

WCS COVID-19 Dashboard

* The state reporting system began on September 7; Wyoming City Schools began our reporting on August 1. Inconsistencies in cumulative totals shared on the Ohio Department of Health's School COVID-19 Dashboard are due to this discrepancy in start date.

 

Second Semester Plan Timeline and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Click below to view other videos in the Wyoming City Schools COVID Plan Series: 

How We Make Learning Mode Decisions K-1 Considerations & FAQ

Please use these links to see our:

Wyoming City Schools Science Advisory Team

Wyoming City Schools Learning Mode Decision Matrix

This week’s COVID Measures to Inform School Planning Report with Community Measures Data

 

When a case is reported

 

When on the Hybrid Plan, the schedule is as follows:

HYBRID PLAN WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cohort A: Learning in school building

Cohort A: Learning in school building

Cohort A: Learning online

Cohort A: Learning online

Cohort A: Learning online

Cohort B: Learning online

Cohort B: Learning online

Cohort B: Learning online

Cohort B: Learning in school building

Cohort B: Learning in school building

All-Online Learners: Learning online