Due to the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education and local health directors, Wausa Public Schools will be moving to a remote/online learning environment indefinitely. I want to reiterate that we are not closing and ceasing the school year. Throughout this past week as well as this week, WPS teachers, administrators, and staff members have worked tirelessly to provide alternative forms of education to our kids, working hard to ensure rigor, while at the same time trying to conform to new demands on our kids, our parents, and our community. I promise, as your superintendent, that our staff is committed to providing the best education possible for all our students, regardless of age, grade, socioeconomic status, or alternative education/special education needs. We will get through this, and my staff will be there to support you, whether you are a preschooler, a senior, or a parent trying to help your kids while working a full-time job. Whether you are finishing your college credit class, working on the letter names or sounds in kindergarten, or waiting for that lunch that you as a student and parent need in order to be successful, we are here for you, and will be here for you.
We will be unfolding a long-term plan for educating our kids in the next several days. This plan will include expectations from students, from parents, and from teachers, as well as how items will be graded, to ensure success of our kids while maintaining rigor and relevance to their course work. Also include what has been provided for educational opportunities the past week at home, so please reinforce to your kids to continue what they are doing, and don’t give up.
Thank you, students and parents, for your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please let myself, Mr. Higgins, or your classroom teachers know.
Yours in Education,
Wausa Public Schools