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At the Wentzville School District's Board of Education meeting on September 17, the Board voted to move to LEVEL 1: In-person Learning beginning Monday, October 19. This does not affect students and staff who are participating in the Virtual Academy.

The WSD is committed to working as a team to welcome our students back in the safest manner possible, and will be reviewing and updating the Roadmap to Reopening Plan to ensure we have the appropriate precautions in place based on the latest guidance from health officials. We will expand the mask requirement to include Pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade students beginning October 19, so all grades Pre-K through 12 students will be required to wear a face covering when physical distancing is not feasible.

Within our buildings, we will continue to implement the following protocols to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and families:

• All students and staff will continue to complete a health screening before coming to school or work.

• Students and staff will be frequently reminded about the importance of proper handwashing; hand-sanitizer units have been placed in each classroom and throughout our buildings.

• Students in grades K-12 and all staff members will be required to wear face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible.

• Schools will be cleaned daily and deep cleaned when we are notified of a positive case of COVID-19.

Please refer to the dedicated page on the District website for updates related to COVID-19. It includes case and quarantine updates for students and staff as well as a link to the St. Charles County Department of Public Health dashboard that can be viewed by school district. It also includes a link to frequently asked questions, which are being updated regularly as we receive new questions.