West Central Community School District (WCSD) COVID-19 FAQ
How long will school be closed?
At this point, The West Central Community Schools will be closed through Monday, April 13, 2020, following Governor Reynolds’ statewide recommendation.
Will students still receive meals?
During the school closure, we are committed to providing meals to our students. The District, through the Nutrition Services Department, is establishing drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up location.
Will students have to make up the missed school days?
Governor Reynolds announced that she is signing a bill approved by the legislature that allows her to forgive the instructional hours missed during the school closure. This means that students will not need to make up the school days missed during the next several weeks.
Will staff be paid during the closure?
It is critical that we support the health, safety, and well-being of our staff during this uncertain time. This includes helping minimize any financial impact to employees while schools are closed. We recognize pay and financial security are extremely important to all families. The District will continue to pay employees their normal salaries and wages during the school closure.
Will the District provide opportunities for online learning during the school closure?
Instruction and student learning remain a priority for the District. We continue to work with the state to determine how this would and could look. Teachers will still be in contact online during the coming weeks with resources and alternative online instruction. This instruction will continue to be optional and not graded. Again, this is for parents and students to utilize during the closure as optional and not graded resources.
Will the current enrollment/RAMS schools continue to meet online during the closure?
As of March 20,2020, the RAMS concurrent courses taught by NICC faculty will not resume online until we receive approval from your schools. For now, concurrent sections being taught at RAMS are on hold. We have asked our instructors to continue to transition their face to face coursework to an online format, but to not start the class back up with assignments, deadlines, expectations at this time. Instructors will be emailing or putting an announcement in their class that it is at present on hold until we are given the green light to begin.
These courses include:
Gen Bio II
Human A&P II
Composition I and II
Intro to Psychology
Introduction to Accounting
Business Computer Applications
Infant/Toddler Care and Education
Is the District cleaning buildings regularly? Yes, the District has a regular cleaning schedule for all buildings. In addition to the measures already in place, the District will conduct cleaning procedures - as recommended by the CDC - while schools are not in session. This will include cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Matthew Molumby, PK-12 Principal
Fred Matlage, Superintendent