Dear Wornick Community,
Today, Governor Newsom announced a new Regional Stay-At-Home order should the Bay Area region drop to less than 15% ICU capacity. This order differs from the restrictions that went into effect in March. Due to new information about COVID-19, established health and safety guidelines, and decreased risk of spread within schools where the community follows protocols, the state of California is allowing on campus instruction in regions where the Regional Stay-At-Home order is in effect, if they have already been open for on campus instruction. As such, our current plans remain unchanged and TK-5 students will continue to learn on-campus, with an option for students to learn remotely.
Our Health and Safety Committee continues to meet regularly and make determinations about the best course of action for our school. Although we are allowed to remain open, we remain concerned about the rising case numbers in our county and we are urging our families to continue to remain vigilant about following county and state orders. As we announced in Sunday's email communication, due to the county moving to the purple tier 7th and 8th grade are moving to off-campus learning as of Monday, December 7. The 6th grade will move to off-campus learning as of Monday, December 14. We continue to plan for a remote period for all students from January 5-8, following winter break. We find ourselves in an evolving and unpredictable health and safety situation and we will continue to keep everyone updated should anything change.
The results of the parent survey and the proven effectiveness of on-campus learning encourage us to take every measure to continue on-campus school. We thank you for continuing to do your part to follow local and state guidelines to ensure the safety of our Wornick community.