March 24, 2020 - Update Regarding School Dismissal from WCSD

Update Regarding School Dismissal from WCSD
March 24, 2020

To Our Wasatch County School District Community:

As you may know, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Superintendent Syd Dickson announced yesterday that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1. These agencies will continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year.

During the dismissal, Wasatch County School District will continue to engage in online, at-home instruction. We commend both staff and parents for their ability to adapt to a new and evolving definition of “school,” and encourage you to continue to support your student’s education throughout the dismissal.

The school lunch distribution program will continue at Daniels Canyon, Heber Valley, J.R. Smith, Midway Elementary and Timpanogos Middle schools every school day from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. District students can pick up lunch at any participating school location.

We will still observe the scheduled Spring Break dates of April 6 – 10, and there will be no instruction or lunch program during these dates.

As a reminder, beginning Thursday, the WHS quarantine will be lifted. Students are still expected to follow the guidelines put forth by the Wasatch County Health Department to help our community stay healthy during this time:

  • Avoid non-essential travel; stay at home as much as possible
  • Make a conscious effort to maintain 6-10 feet spacing between yourself and others at all times when in public
  • Minimalize in-person social contact/social engagement, especially indoors
  • Try to shop at times when there are fewer people
  • If you are able, contact your employer and ask about working from home

For additional guidance, visit http://coronavirus.wasatch.utah.gov/.

Tips for successful online learning can be found at https://www.wasatch.edu/OnlineLearning.