2020-2021 COVID-19 Information
On July 13, 2021, The WSD Board of Education voted to adopt the Mitigation and Prevention Strategies for the 2021-2022 school year, which includes masks being optional but required on school buses.
On June 2, 2021, Dr. Cain shared with the Board of Education that the WSD plans to begin the 2021-2022 school year with in-person, classroom instruction five days a week and masks being optional. This presentation was shared with the Board of Education during an open session meeting.
On November 10, the Board of Education voted unanimously to move middle and high schools to LEVEL 3: All Virtual Learning. The middle schools returned to in-person learning on December 7 and the high schools returned to in-person learning on January 4. Dr. Cain sent this message to families following the decision.
On September 17, the Board of Education voted to return to LEVEL 1: In-person Learning beginning October 19 (end of the first quarter). The Roadmap to Reopening Plan has been revised with a modified LEVEL 1 plan, under the current pandemic conditions in our community. The plan is fluid and will continue to be updated as we refine our processes, follow the latest guidance from health officials, and respond to the conditions of the pandemic in our county and in our schools.
On August 5, Dr. Cain shared with the Board of Education that he plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year at Level 2: Blended Learning and remain there through the first quarter. He added that if needed, we could move to Level 3 during that time.
Message to Families ~ November 24, 2020
Message to Families ~ November 10, 2020
Message to Families ~ November 4, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ October 15, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ September 17, 2020
Presentation about Metrics ~ August 20, 2020
Message to Families ~ September 18, 2020
Message to Families ~ August 5, 2020
The administrative team worked throughout the summer in collaboration with staff and stakeholders to prepare for our students’ return to school and learning in August. Parents and staff were surveyed multiple times in an effort to address concerns and incorporate a variety of perspectives in the plan to start the new school year.
On Monday, July 20, the Roadmap to Reopening Plan was shared with the Board of Education. Parents had the option of choosing in-person learning with phases that could change depending on the health conditions in the community and in our schools, or 100% virtual learning for their student. Our goal is to provide high-quality instruction and learning opportunities in a clean and safe environment for students and staff. The in-person option includes three different levels that individual schools or the District as a whole may need to move to at any time based on the status of transmission in our community and the guidance from health officials. This plan will be updated as necessary and any changes will be communicated to staff and families as quickly as possible.
*NOTE: The WSD Virtual Academy is no longer accepting new enrollments.
The Wentzville School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. This resource will be updated regularly as we receive new information related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools, as well as guidance from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Over the Winter Break, WSD nurses began to get vaccinated through the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. Currently, the available doses are being administered by the SCCDPH to those identified as being in Phase 1A or Phase 1B-Tier 1:
- St. Charles County affiliated staff and organizations who are conducting COVID-19 vaccine distribution/administration or testing operations.
- Paramedics and EMTs working in St. Charles County.
- Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, patient care coordinators, psychiatrists, medical technicians, social workers and other medical professionals directly interacting with patients.
- School nurses.
- Long-term care facility employees and residents who are not affiliated with the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program.
- First responders
- Emergency Services
- Emergency Management and Public Works
- Non patient-facing health personnel
If you are in the Phase 1A or 1B group, you can request an appointment to receive the vaccine by visiting the SCCDPH website. Additional information about the State's vaccination plan can be found HERE.
Cumulative Totals (as of May 28, 2021)
Student Positives: 1,153
Student Quarantines: 8,432
Student Modified Quarantines: 4,146
Staff Positives: 526
Staff Quarantines: 2,409
St. Charles County Dashboard
Wentzville School District Virtual Academy provides a full virtual option for families who have health, safety, or other concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and do not feel comfortable returning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. WSD Virtual Academy is also for students who prefer a virtual learning experience as an alternative to in-person learning.
The Wentzville School District will provide free meals for all students currently enrolled in the Wentzville School District through June 29, 2021. The meals are being provided as a result of the extension of waivers by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) related to the Seamless Summer Option program.