2021-2022 Instructional Program Plans
This dedicated web page provides resources and information as it relates to district programs and plans for the 2021-2022 school year. We will regularly update this web page as new information becomes available to the school community.
QUESTIONS: Please contact the principal with questions about the instructional programs (both in-person and WVA) and any building-specific information. Their emails are on our school landing pages.
Board-Approved Plans for the 2021-2022 School Year
The Wissahickon Board of School Directors approved the Health and Safety Plan and Instructional Program Plan on Monday, July 19, 2021 during a Special Public Meeting. For the 2021-2022 school year, students and their families may choose one (1) of the following instructional program options: In-Person Option OR Wissahickon Virtual Academy (WVA) Option. Students and their families will have ONE (1) opportunity in January to change their program selection.
Wissahickon SD Health and Safety Plan - Board approved July 19, 2021
Wissahickon SD Instructional Program Plan - Board approved July 19, 2021
Revised Health and Safety Plan - Board approved August 23, 2021
At the public Board meeting on August 23, the WSD School Board approved a recommendation for a revised Health and Safety Plan as follows:
- Face masking is required for ALL staff and students, K-12, when indoors. This change is critical to maximize our chances of having as many students in-person as possible. NOTE: we will revisit this requirement once students under age 12 can get the vaccine (if they want it) AND MCOPH changes its recommendation for these grades and/or grades 7-12.
Additionally, an enhanced commitment to vaccines for as many students and staff as possible reinforces our chances of keeping in-person teaching and learning a reality. Consequently, the board approved a "Staff Vaccine Program" as follows: staff members who are unvaccinated will undergo COVID-19 testing 2x/week starting in mid-September.
Daily Screening and School Attendance
- Please refer to our Daily Screening Tool for Students and Staff. If your student is not feeling well and/or exhibiting signs of illness, please keep them at home. Our nursing offices have been busy with students coming to school not feeling well.
- Students with a pending COVID test must stay home until a negative result is verified. NOTE: “at-home” COVID tests are not accepted for return to school/work.
- If Wissahickon students or staff test positive or are exposed to a positive COVID case, please complete a report to notify our Nursing Department by clicking the links below:
The WSD School Board approved a recommendation for a revised Health and Safety Plan at its public meeting on Monday, August 23, 2021 as follows:
INDOORS: Face masks are required when indoors in all district buildings for all staff, students and visitors. This change is critical to maximize our chances of having as many students in-person as possible. Distancing will be in effect to the greatest extent possible at snack time and lunch (when masks are off for eating).
OUTDOORS: Face masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors while outdoors (e.g., recess).
BUSES: Per federal guidelines (CDC), masks are required at all times on K-12 school buses until further notice.
NOTE: a modification to these requirements will be considered once students under age 12 can get the vaccine (if they want it) AND MCOPH changes its recommendation for these grades and/or grades 7-12.
2021-2022 Instructional Program Plan Summary
The tables compare the in-person and virtual program options with several variables to help inform your decision for your student for the 2021-2022 school year. Students and their families will have ONE (1) opportunity in January to change their program selection.