Re-entry planning and Watauga Virtual Academy Information
Watauga County Schools has developed a re-entry planning guidebook for parents, staff and community members to help address questions about the opening and operation of schools this fall. On Monday, Sept. 21, the Watauga County Board of Education voted unanimously to implement a plan that will reopen in-person learning in Watauga County Schools in grades K-3. Beginning Oct. 5, Kindergarten through third grade students will be able to return to school in-person on the 2x3 Plan B Flex Schedule.
In our WCS Re-entry Planning Guide for the 2020-2021 School Year, you’ll find information, expectations and policies specific to Watauga County Schools.
State health and education officials have shared a number of documents and guides that detail the protective procedures that will be in place in schools across the state this fall. You may view a list of relevant resources below.
To address the diverse needs of families who are navigating the challenges of COVID-19, WCS has created a virtual academy. The Watauga Virtual Academy (WVA) is an online virtual program that provides direct instruction within a set schedule each day using digital platforms for instruction, assignments and feedback, as well as activities that can be completed on the student’s own time frame.