|Jr/Sr High School||Elementary School||Extracurricular Activities|
|CURRENT STATUS||Returning in-person January 28, 2021||Returning in-person January 28, 2021||Activities suspended, reopening January 28, 2021|
Last Updated: January 25, 2021
Key: Green - In person
Yellow - Remote Learning
Red - Fully Closed/Activities Suspended
You are invited to attend the January 28, 2021 Williams Valley School Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the high school library for Board members and administrators and virtually for visitors. An executive session for Board Members and Administrators will begin at 7:00 p.m.
You must pre-register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C-PIlhpQTY6vW18eMJXAAQ to attend this meeting virtually. Once registered, an email will be sent to you with the link to connect to the meeting.
The agenda for the School Board meeting will be available on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. General public comments or questions on a specific agenda item must be emailed to PA-WilliamsValley@schoolboardmeetings.org prior to the board meeting. The school board is temporarily suspending public comment on non-agenda items.
The WVSD was notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the elementary school on Monday evening, January 25, 2021. The WVSD Pandemic Coordinator contacted the PA Department of Health and we are in the process of following guidance received. Approximately 18 students and 12 faculty/staff members will need to quarantine. Parents/guardians of students and others in close proximity to the positive case are being notified.
Due to the additional quarantines, students at the Williams Valley Elementary School will continue to be virtual through Friday, February 5, 2021, returning to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021. All extra-curricular activities and sporting events in the elementary school building will resume on Monday, February 8, 2021. Please note, this schedule may change if additional information is confirmed.
The WVSD was notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the district on Friday, January 22, 2021. The WVSD Pandemic Coordinator contacted the PA Department of Health and we are in the process of following guidance received. Approximately 15 students and 2 faculty/staff members will need to quarantine. Parents/guardians of students and others in close proximity to the positive case are being notified.
Based on current information, WVSD students at both the Williams Valley Elementary School and the Williams Valley Jr./Sr. High School will be virtual January 25-27, 2021, returning to in-person learning on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Please note, this schedule may change if additional information is confirmed. All extra-curricular activities and sporting events/practices at both buildings are canceled throughout this time as well.
Williams Valley Families,
The Republican Herald newspaper reporter was contacted with the following clarifications/corrections to the article in the January 20th paper:
- the district is not requiring students to return as the headline in today’s paper reads, but we are asking students return as noted in the actual article.
- the board did not officially approve the 60% at this meeting. It was presented in the admin report in conjunction with the credit recovery and will be finalized at the January 28 meeting, if the Board approves revisions to the handbook.
The WVSD was notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Jr./Sr. High School building on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The WVSD Pandemic Coordinator contacted the PA Department of Health and we are in the process of following guidance received. Approximately 40 students, 1 faculty/staff members, and 1 outside provider will need to quarantine. Parents/guardians of students and others in close proximity to the positive case are being notified.
At this time, students at the Williams Valley Jr./Sr. High School will be virtual for the remainder the week. We will return to our partial in person learning model starting Monday, January 25, 2021. This schedule includes in class instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual for all students. The asynchronous instructional model is still available.
The Athletic Director will be providing updates on sporting events.
Please see the link below for the latest newsletter from the Elementary school pertaining to the upcoming virtual days.
Attention Williams Valley High School Parents and Students, please see the information on the Mid-Year Academic Credit Recovery Program available to all high school students in grades 7-12. Students can be signed up for the program by going to https://tinyurl.com/WVCredit or contacting the high school office.
The WVSD was notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Jr./Sr. High School building on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The WVSD Pandemic Coordinator contacted the PA Department of Health and we are in the process of following guidance received. Approximately 60 students and 3 faculty/staff members will need to quarantine. Parents/guardians of students and others in close proximity to the positive case are being notified.
Dear WVES Families,
Changes have been made to the All Day Virtual Schedule that we will use on all virtual days, with the exception of Wednesdays. Please note the changes and if you have any concerns, please contact Mr. Sajone at 717-647-2167.
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High School Students and Families-
As winter weather approaches, it is important to understand that a virtual snow day may be called. If a virtual snow day is called, live lessons will be given based on the regular school day schedule. Wednesdays are always virtual at this point in the school year and will follow the same schedule we have been following (with the exception of Dec. 23rd.) Please note the following schedules.
Virtual Snow Day if called on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday-the following schedule for live (synchronous) online classes will be followed:
Homeroom 7:44 AM - 7:50 AM
1st Period 7:53 AM - 8:36 AM
2nd Period 8:39 AM - 9:22 AM
3rd Period 9:25 AM - 10:08 AM
4th Period 10:11 AM - 10:54 AM
Lunch 10:57 AM - 11:27 AM
5th Period 11:30 AM - 12:13 PM
6th Period 12:16 PM - 12:59 PM
7th Period 1:02 PM - 1:45 PM
8th Period 1:48 PM - 2:31 PM
Activity/Tutoring 2:36 PM - 3:10 PM
Standing Virtual Wednesdays Always Follow this Schedule (except for December 23rd-Early Dismissal Day):
Google Classroom Work 7:40 AM - 10:30AM
Lunch 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1st Period 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
2nd Period 11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
3rd Period 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
4th Period 12:15 PM - 12:35 PM
Flex Time 12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
5th Period 12:55 PM - 1:15 PM
6th Period 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
7th Period 1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
8th Period 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Tutoring/Activity 2:35 PM - 3:10 PM
Students must be present during live lessons to be present in school. Skipping online classes will result in attendance being marked as unexcused.
More information can be found at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cFbeEycQF7Zc-nvP9mctWEGH_NDNxcRiLlJSfRLakwE/edit?usp=sharing
Please contact the high school office with any questions or concerns.
21st Century After School grades K-4 will be held virtually via our Google Classroom starting on Monday, December 14, 2020, through Thursday, February 25, 2021. Students are encouraged to join the Cohort Google Classroom to participate in homework help and enrichment activities
The addendum to the WVSD Health and Safety Plan was Board approved at the November 19, 2020 meeting. The Board of Directors also approved implementation of the Partial In- Person Learning Schedule included in the addendum beginning the week of December 7, 2020. This schedule includes inclass instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual for all all students. The asynchronous instructional model is still available. Building principals will be sharing additional information on scheduling details early next week. Please see important instructional schedule below.
IMPORTANT --- Instructional schedule
Please see the Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 addendum (Board approved 9.10.2020) to the Williams Valley School District Athletic Department Resocialization of Sports Recommendations (Board approved June 25, 2020)
Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 (Updated September 24, 2020)
Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 (Updated and Board Approved September 24, 2020)
Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 (Updated December 3, 2020)
Please see the attached document for details regarding asynchronous online/remote learning expectations:
Please click to see the Beginning of the School Year FAQ document for important information.
WV Health Information for 2020-2021:
SYMPTOM MONITORING and temperature screening must be done by all parents/guardians at home each morning before the school day. No children with symptoms should be sent on a bus or brought to school. Students should NOT be sent to school to be evaluated by the school nurse, as this places the rest of the school community at risk of contamination. When in doubt, students should stay home and your primary care provider should be contacted.
Students with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and required to return with a note from their physician. Exclusion from and return to school criteria are based on current Pennsylvania Dept of Health guidelines.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting
MEDICATION: If your child requires medication during the school day, you will need to make an appointment with the nurse in your child's building before the start of school. Times for bringing in the medication must be staggered. Nebulizer treatments will not be given due to the risk of aerosolization. If your child needs a nebulizer treatment, it will need to be given at home.
Williams Valley Families,
The Williams Valley School District Reopening Plan Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated. (Updates are noted in red font.)
Williams Valley Families,
The WVSD Health and Safety Plan is now available for your review. Thank you for all of your questions and suggestions which have been considered throughout the planning efforts. A question and answer document will be shared next week to answer additional questions and to serve as a reference. Any changes and updates will also be posted as changes are warranted. Please continue to send questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and thank you for your patience during the pandemic.
Williams Valley hosted a series of Community Informational Zoom meetings.
Past Meeting Information
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – Review Questions from Survey/ Disinfecting, Sanitation, and Hygiene
The PowerPoint for the 8/11/2020 community meeting is posted and available for viewing. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank You.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Follow-up/Start of school/Completing beginning of year paperwork | Video
Williams Valley Families,
The WVSD Reopening Plan FAQ is posted below. Please note, changes and updates will be added as they become necessary due to updated guidance and requirements that are received. Additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Thank you for your patience and support.
Meet administrators and staff for the 2020-2021 school year!