Distance Learning Guidelines




UPDATED: JANUARY 27, 2022

Families,

As you know, our 2021-2022 school system calendar identifies three (3) make-up days in June should our schools have to close as a result of inclement weather. As of January 10, WCPS has utilized all three of those inclement weather days. As previously shared with families, to solidify June 17, as our last day of school this year, in the event of future inclement weather, our schools will transition to distance learning should school facilities close because of inclement weather. 

Back in December and earlier this month, we shared with our families our plan for those distance learning days. However, on January 14, we received specific requirements from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) that now require us to alter our previously communicated plans. We certainly apologize for any confusion these changes may cause.

The below document gives a detailed overview of what you and your child should expect during any future distance learning days. The biggest change is that distance learning days now require a minimum of 4 hours of live, synchronous instruction. 

We understand that connectivity remains an issue for many of our families, and we are working collectively on creative solutions in the event of technical difficulties. Additionally, please rest assured that in alignment with our policies, your child will have five (5) school days from the date we return to in-person learning to complete any assigned schoolwork. Schools will also make every effort to give your child opportunities to complete their work within this timeframe.

Should you have any additional questions about distance learning for your child, please contact your child's teacher and/or school for more information. 



Updated Distance Learning Plan
 
Click here to download the above guidelines (En español)
Click here to download the Virtual Inclement Weather Day Plan - Approved by MSDE on Jan. 26, 2022