At the August 5, 2020 Board of Education work meeting, the Board voted in favor
of the District starting the 2020-2021 school year in a remote (100% all online)
learning environment due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community.
View the meeting and discussion here. This means all scholars will be in remote
learning for the first quarter (nine weeks) unless conditions in the county warrant a
reexamination of our status. Read Superintendent Jolly's complete update here.
On March 12, 2020, Ohio schools were alerted to the impeding dangers of the COVID-19 virus. School within our state proceeded to develop plan that will allow for continuous, quality instruction to continue for all students. In just the day following this announcement from Governor Mike DeWine to close schools, the Warrensville Heights City School District was able to respond efficiently.
The district used the experience gained from the closing of schools to develop a better understanding of both the COVID-19 virus and how to continue instruction of our students within a challenging environment.
What Warrensville Heights City School District is Doing
WHCSD is working diligently to ensure our schools are safe through active infection prevention and control. Additionally, our district is prepared to respond to any risk of COVID-19 in our schools, should it become necessary. We are in regular, direct communication with our schools, the Cuyahoga County
Department of Health, Ohio
Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for guidance and updates on recommended precautions. We will continue to keep families and staff informed directly through phone calls and emails. Now is a good time to update your emergency contact
The WHCSD Facilities team uses a rigorous disinfecting protocol to ensure that our schools are clean and safe for students, staff and families. Our custodial team has intensified their disinfecting protocol to include extra attention in common areas and frequently touched or shared surfaces. Read more on the preventive precautions we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our scholars, staff and community.