Return to school buildings guided by local health measures and more


Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Reopening school buildings is a complex process, guided above all by regional health data. The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Health have developed Phase guidance for state school districts. The guidelines recommend that school leaders consider gradually reopening K-12 schools, allowing in-person instruction to resume under certain public health conditions, while prioritizing health and safety. the safety of students and staff.

In addition to health metrics, PWCS must consider many other factors when developing the reopening plan. The phased return takes into account the complexity of student transportation and student schedules, school building capacities with social distancing, staff availability, need for additional professional development, childcare, mental health of students and teachers, as well as technological assets. and limits. The goal remains to progress all students up to 50% in-person learning in a safe and effective manner.

As PWCS phases in grade levels to in-person learningplease seek specific information including transportation times, daily schedules, lunch procedures and more to come directly from your child’s school.


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