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WA School Reopening: 2020-2021

Welcome Back: 2020-2021

West Allegheny School District remains committed to providing
equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for ALL students.
 
West Allegheny School District is excited to welcome back all K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year on August 25. Although our return to school for the 2020-2021 school year will be significantly different than in years past, our team is prepared to adapt to the changes and is working hard to ensure a safe and successful school year. 

Please be assured that the safety of our students, staff, and community has been at the forefront of our planning, which has been based on information from CDC recommendations, guidance from the PA Department Health and PA Department of Education, as well as feedback from our families and our staff.
 
Knowing that it is impossible to develop a plan that is favorable to all and fully understanding that our plan will change as the course of the pandemic changes, our plan is guided by the following principles:

  • The plan is subject to change based on local and state guidance. The plan is designed to be adaptable and malleable based on local, state and national context.

  • Our plan complies with CDC, ACHD, PA Department of Health and other health organizations guidelines and recommendations to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, although it is not possible to mitigate 100% of risk.

  • Our plan implements robust safety protocols and accommodates six feet of social distancing in all classrooms. Our plan also provides families with four choices, daily access to rigorous instruction and fewer academic disruptions as well as establishes consistent schedules for our families, while remaining flexible and mindful of diverse family need.

  • Our plan ensures all students receive instruction that aligns to state standards and that they have the necessary supports for success, providing equitable opportunities for all students.

  • Our plan includes an enhanced remote learning model in the event schools are required to close for a longer period of time.
This section of our website is designed to share information related to our return to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We will add new information as it becomes available to keep our families informed.


School Reopening Resources

Introduction to School Reopening

Introduction to School Reopening

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School Reopening Presentation

School Reopening Health and Safety Plan

Educational Delivery Models

WASD will offer Synchronous Online Learning to provide a K-8 educational delivery model with real-time teacher-led instruction.
Hybrid 9-12 
Students will participate in both in-person courses and courses offered virtually through WAVA. Students will build their schedules from a selection of 137 in-person courses and 136 HS WAVA courses. Blended schedules will require students to spend less time at school offering families increased flexibility. 

Reopening Resources

Remote Learning 2.0

Remote Learning will be Implemented in the event the District will need to close for a longer period of time.