Dear WCSD Families:
As a result of a conversation yesterday among area superintendents and health officials from several organizations, our district’s executive leadership team has determined that the Westerville City Schools should open the 2020-21 Academic Year under a 100% remote learning model and not the blended learning model originally recommended. We will remain ready to transition immediately to a blended learning model at any time, but only when identified data leading to this decision shows the improvement recommended by these same health officials.
We realize this is not the news some of our families hoped to hear. However, several factors have prompted our decision. Though there was a recent short-term improvement to some key data being monitored, according to Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health, the confirmed rate of COVID-19 cases in our region over the last four to six weeks, as well as the ratio of daily cases compared to the total population, continue to trend upward and remain concerning to them.
The recommendation from Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health officials is that schools should not reopen under any model that provides in-person instruction, but instead should open under a remote learning model. Health officials said that schools could consider offering blended learning with in-person instruction only when there is at least a sustained positive trend in the data they are monitoring, and only if the county is also at a Level 3 or better on the state’s Public Health Advisory Alert System.
Read the complete announcement here.
(July 29, 2020) Westerville City School District to transition to 100% virtual instruction for start of 2020-21 school year. Read the complete announcement here.
Dear Mark Twain Families,
Oh behalf or our Mark Twain Staff, we would like to welcome you to the Family. We use our Riverpilot Pledge to guide our character each day!
I will be the best that I can be by:
I choose to be a leader at all times!
We want to keep you informed! Find us on the web http://https://www.wcsoh.org/19/home From the Resources tab, you will find our School Supply List, our Parent-Student Guidebook & District Handbook, as well as school newsletters.
Mark Twain is successful due to the support of our wonderful families! You are by far one of our greatest strengths! We are grateful for all levels of support you are able to offer by volunteering at school, attending PTA meetings, and attending events. THANK YOU!
Be sure to check the PTA website throughout the year for the most up to date information. https://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/olc/teacher.aspx?s=3376
We're looking forward to another great year!
Vicki Moss, Principal