Williamsburg Local School District
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
2021 - 2022 School Year
CONTACT: Matt Earley, Superintendent
549 W. Main St.
Williamsburg, OH 45176
The recently passed American Rescue Plan provides federal resources to support states and local school districts receiving ARP funds must publish local “Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan”
The Williamsburg Local School District is committed to the education of all students. We will continue to educate students in the classroom in person every day, just as we did for the entire 2020-2021 school year thanks to the diligent effort of our students, staff, parents, and community. A remote learning option was extended to the students/parents for the 2020-2021 school year. This will be discontinued for the upcoming school year. In order to safely stay open, WLSD strongly encourages all eligible staff and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The district participated in a countywide staff vaccination clinic in the Spring of 2021. We also hosted two student vaccination clinics for students ages 12-18. Williamsburg Local Schools will continue to work with the Clermont County Health Department to make decisions on health-related issues. We will also continue to follow all health and safety mandates.
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Curriculum and Assessment
-Williamsburg Local Schools will continue to use STAR/Renaissance testing to assess students to ensure that students are growing as expected and interventions can be made as needed. In addition, all teachers will continue to evaluate students’ academic performance as measured by course grades, informal reading and math measures, relevant state testing data, and our benchmark assessment systems.
-The district is positioned as a 1:1 district. All students Grades 1-12 have a Chromebook that are used for teaching and learning. The district also has sufficient “hotspots” for students and families with poor home internet connections.
Facility and Safety Preparations
-Cleaning Protocols - Electrostatic disinfectant sprayers will continue to be used throughout the building and grounds on a regular basis. Buildings will continue to be disinfected according to Summer 2020 protocols
-Transitions and common areas will have distancing protocols posted and explained for social distancing reasons.
-Desks and cafeteria tables will continue to be spread out as much as possible.
-Masks will be optional for all students and staff, and recommended for students and staff not yet vaccinated.
-Frequent hand washing and sanitation will continue to be reinforced.
-Health and safety protocols will be explained and modeled to the students at the beginning of the school year, just as in the previous school year. These will be reinforced throughout the year as needed.
-We will continue to work with CCPH and Health Source to provide opportunities for staff and eligible students to be vaccinated.
-Visitors to all buildings will continue to be very limited and controlled.
-Quarantines will occur at the direction of the Clermont County Public Health Dept., in conjunction with the rules established by the ODH and IDCM.
-Should there be an outbreak of COVID-19 or updated mandates/orders regarding school closure which would necessitate a switch to remote learning, the remote learning schedules originally developed in November, 2020 would be utilized. Any switch to remote learning would be for the shortest duration possible.
-Changes to plans will be communicated through various means, including but not limited to the school website, Twitter, Facebook, One-call system, Final Forms, and US Mail
-Health and safety protocols will be explained and modeled to the students as needed. Changes and/or updates will be explained and communicated with students.
-Plans and schedules will be shared with other schools and agencies that work with WLSD.
-Special education services will be handled on an individual basis based on the needs of the student. These needs will be taken into consideration when reviewing procedures with students.
-Parent collaboration will take place through meetings and contacts. These meetings may be held virtually or in person depending on the situation. Various forms of communication will be used to collaborate with parents, including email, US Mail, text messaging, phone calls, Zoom meetings, and Google Hangouts.
-WLSD will work with students with disabilities to meet their needs based on the IEP.
Social and Emotional Learning Supports
-Social and emotional needs of the students are vitally important to the Williamsburg Local School District
-WLSD has added a second guidance counselor position for individual counseling and group counseling.
-WLSD will work with staff and students to ensure their social and emotional needs are met.
-ESSER (Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief) 1 &2
-American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER 3
-WLSD General Fund
-Clermont County Educational Service Center
-Clermont County Department of Health
-Hamilton County Educational Service Center
-Health Source Ohio
-Hamilton Clermont Cooperative
-Child Focus Incorporated
-St. Joseph’s Orphanage
Beginning in July 2021, planning will begin for the allocation of ARP funds. Public input will be sought at the August 9, 2021 board meeting. Once the plan is approved, periodic input and reviews of the plan will occur every six months through the conclusion of the grant period. (September, 2024)
Local Use of Funds Plan for American Rescue Plan ESSER (ESSER 3) Funds
We did not close. We will update those items that would cause risk to environmental air issues.
We will provide extended learning, including summer school.
Reading and Math intervention programs/software
Mental Health support
Providing anything needed for the safety, health, and academics for our students.
We will provide tutoring and add a counselor for the elementary grades.
Having an environmentally safe place for our students to attend.
We would start as soon as approved.
We want all students back in the school
We did provide distance learning to those who felt compelled to stay at home. However, we had most of our students in the classrooms. The distance learning students were provided with up to date classes to keep them current with their classmates. We have gathered much data for the student assessments and will continue to provide services based on that data.