LARWILL – Whitko Community Schools Corporation will welcome back students on Aug. 13 for the first day of in-person classes.
Over the next few weeks and months, WCSC will give updates on the current state of the pandemic as related to Whitko schools.
“We want to be sensitive to those individualized situations and offer options for those families to remain a part of the Whitko family, receiving instruction from our teachers and staff while limiting or avoiding in-person interaction.” Superitendent Dr. Brandon Penrod said in the provided news release.
There are a lot of unknowns surrounding the 2020-21 school year and new information is received nearly constantly.
Whitko continues to hold meetings to work out details of the plan and make appropriate revisions based on current guidance. and plan to do this through July 17. The corporation will ask the school board to approve their plan at the July 20 school board meeting, realizing that the document is subject to change based on guidance from the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Department of Education, and/or local county health officials.
“These are trying times for all involved and we will continue to work through things together. We appreciate the hard work and flexibility everyone has displayed throughout the past few months and look forward to welcoming back our students next month.” Penrod said.
Governments and state agencies recognize there are risks associated with returning to school. Whitko Community Schools is taking precautions to limit those risks, however, there are families that may feel more comfortable not returning to a traditional school setting.