Back to School 2020
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Washington Community School's priority for the start of the 2020-21 school year is returning our students to high-quality education in a safe environment. To help our staff, students, and families navigate the necessary changes to the start of the school year on August 7th, we have created the following Back to School Plans.
Input from parents, teachers, staff, and community members on our school committees and survey results helped us create these plans. The Parent Feedback Survey had over 700 responses representing almost 1,000 Washington Community Schools students. We appreciate our community's strong response.
What we learned:
- Families want their students to return to school. 80% indicated their students will definitely return to school and 16% answered "maybe". Some have safety concerns about returning to school.
- Families with Pre-Kindergarten students will send their children to school if Pre-Kindergarten is offered.
- Some families will be interested in full-time digital options for the upcoming school year, depending on what the option looks like.
- Just over 70% of survey respondents would voluntarily transport their children to school.
- Text messages, phone calls, and email are the top 3 preferred forms of communication.
- Just over 80% of respondents were happy with WCS's response and communication efforts during the school closure.
Back to School Plan
This guide looks at the overall plans for the reopening at a district level, including sections on Practicing Prevention, Transportation, Entering School Buildings, Food Services, Transitioning, Conducting Large Group Gatherings, Teaching & Learning, Protecting Vulnerable Populations, and When Someone Becomes Sick. This was prepared in coordination with and has been approved by the Daviess County Health Department. It was prepared in collaboration with all of the Daviess and Martin County School districts and includes resources from the CDC, IDOE, ISDH, and other government agencies.
Commonly Asked Questions
If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact your child's school.
Health Department Guidance
Parent Health Screening
Parents need to be attentive to the daily health of their children and monitor them for signs of a fever and/or other symptoms. We ask that parents complete this COVID-19 Parent Assessment Tool daily before sending students to school, and keep children home when they are sick.
Students and staff who enter the school building after the start of the school day will have their temperature screened.
Students and staff should remain at home if they have been in close contact with someone in their household that has COVID-19 symptoms, are being tested for COVID-19, have a fever of 100° or more, and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
eFunds for Schools
Online payments are available through eFunds for Schools. For instructions on how to create your eFunds for Schools account, click HERE. To make a payment, click the link below.
The Daviess County Health Department will be available to administer the required back to school immunizations. Appointments only, call 812-254-8666 to schedule an appointment.
They are open daily from 8-5 and Fridays until 4. August 4,5,6, office hours will be extended till 7 pm for back to school immunization appointments only.
They take most insurance. If families have no insurance, they ask $15 per shot. If they can’t afford the $15, the vaccine will be free.
school supply lists
Stay in Touch with your child's school!
July 30th - Griffith Kindergarten Drive-Thru Open House 6:00 - 7:00 pm
August 3rd & 4th - North Kindergarten Meet the Teacher- by appointment
August 5th - Lena Dunn Kindergarten Drive-Thru Open House 6:30-7:30 pm
August 6th - Veale Reverse Parade Open House 5:30-7:00
August 7th - First Day of School
September 7th - Labor Day No School