Health & Safety Information
Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The 2022-2023 School Year
Read our current Health Policy - updated Aug 29, 2022.
The 2021-2022 School Year
We held in person school, on campus, every school day for the 21-22 school year with a daily health screening check and weekly testing. All eligible people were encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, per public health advice. For the fall and winter, masks were required for everyone indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks were generally optional outdoors for those students in grade 7 and older who are fully vaccinated, and in some cases for class pods. In mid-March 2022 masks were made optional for the students and faculty - with a brief period where they were required again based on public health advice. We continued to maximize ventilation and regularly sanitize high touch areas in the building.
The 2020-2021 School Year
WWS reopened with a staged, hybrid approach, combining remote and on campus learning. Over the course of the fall we brought more and more students back on campus. Grades 1-12 were entirely remote for the period between Thanksgiving and early January but by late January, all classes were back on campus. We maximized outside time on our spacious campus. Strict health and safety protocols are followed at all times.
Our school campus was closed for classes and events as of March 12th, 2020. Within the week, faculty and staff worked with whirlwind speed to coordinate bags for each student with their belongings, materials, lessons etc. to facilitate remote learning. Remote learning (some online, some facilitated through other means) began on Wednesday, March 18th. See some of the creative ways that our community connected during lockdown.