WJCC schools to remain in remote learning with an anticipated return for select students in February

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 17:02:28-05

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - Williamsburg - James City County Public Schools will remain in virtual learning due to high rise in COVID-19 cases.

WJCC reported last week a percent positivity of 14.2% over 14 days, which was the highest it has ever been locally. School officials say it is essential that they begin vaccinating teachers and employees as soon as possible, beginning with those who will be the first to come in face-to-face contact with students.

Due to the need for timely contact tracing, current health metrics, and time needed for vaccination process, WJCC says they must push back student's return.

According to WJCC's website, students will return for in-person leaning based on the following timeline:

Week of Feb. 16: Pre-K-3: Select SPED & ELs
Week of Feb. 22: Grades 4,5,6, & 12
Week of March 1: Grades 7,9,& 11
Week of March 8: Grades 8 & 10

Grab-and-go meals will still be available for all students. On Wednesday, January 27, WJCC will distribute meals for five days for Jan. 27 through Jan. 31, 2021. There will be no meal pick-ups on January 28 or January 39.

WJCC schools returned to remote learning in early December of last year after high COVID-19 health metrics.