Dear WCA Family,
The well-being of our faculty, staff, and especially our students is always our number one priority. Although we currently have no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our efforts to plan and prepare our community in response to this global crisis continue to evolve as new information and updated public health guidance are made available.
On Friday, April 17, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed until Friday, May 15. Distance learning will continue. In accordance, Woodstream Christian Academy will be through May 15, 2020.
Grades K-12 will engage in CYBER LEARNING from Monday, March 16 - Friday, May 15. Assignments will be provided by teachers via FACTS SIS (RenWeb), Google Classroom, Class Dojo, etc. as specified by our academic instructors. Please be mindful of communications regarding these assignments as it is important that our students maintain as much continuity as possible.
As a precaution, our school will continue to prioritize cleaning and sanitizing. There appear to be no concerns over exposure risk to our community at this time. Fortunately, there are currently no confirmed cases at WCA.
All in-person events and all on-campus activities at the school are also postponed or canceled through May 15.
If a WCA student, employee or family member suspects that they have contracted or have been exposed to the coronavirus, in addition to notifying your physician and appropriate local authorities, please notify us immediately. In the wake of school closing, please email email@example.com in lieu of calling.
Should I report sickness of my student while school is closed?
Yes, please contact the school during this period if your student or a family member becomes ill during this period. This information is valuable to us regarding future decisions about reopening the campus for regular school operation. During this period, if your child develops a fever (average normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), please contact the school. If your child exhibits sneezing or coughing, please contact the school. Seek medical attention for your child if their symptoms do not improve.
Hand washing and good hygiene practices are imperative year round in the control of communicable diseases. Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently, especially before eating. Remind your child not to share drinks or food with any of their classmates.
Remind your child to cough and/or sneeze into a tissue, dispose of the tissue properly, and wash their hands.
Where can school communities and staff get more information about COVID-19?
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and WCA is closely monitoring developments.
Please visit the Center for Disease Control website (www.cdc.gov), which will be frequently updated to reflect changes in CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.
WCA cares about you and the well-being of our community.
Vernetta Christian, J.D.
Superintendent of Schools