Urgent message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill. Schools to remain closed until April 30 (4/1/2020)
Earlier this morning I was informed that Governor Sisolak has decided to extend the closure of schools in our state until April 30. I repeat, in order to continue the fight against COVID 19, Governor Sisolak has extended the closure of all schools until April 30.
A message from our Chief Human Resources Officer to all of our District teachers and staff 3/23/2020
Thank you all for your commitment and flexibility. This is a very difficult time, and we’ve been working hard to make arrangements that allow us to all stay safe while pursuing our mission of education.
There is understandably significant concern among our employees about pay during this closure period.
Urgent message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill school closed until April 16. 3/21/2020
Late yesterday evening Governor Sisolak ordered all school districts in the state to close for a total of 30 days due to the coronavirus—or COVID 19-- pandemic. This means that schools are now scheduled to open on Thursday, April 16, upon approval of the Chief Medical Officer for the state, and brings schools into alignment with the closure period across Nevada.
Earlier today, the Washoe County School District learned that the Nevada Department of Education and State Superintendent Jhone Ebert have asked the United States Department of Education to waive assessments, accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements established by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2019-2020 school year.
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- Mask Understanding the Difference Infographic
- Washoe County Library System Introduces New Instant Digital Library Card
- 2019-2020 ESEA Assessments Waiver.
- AT&T Keep Americans Connected Handout
- Declaration of Emergency
- 3.20 SCHOOL DIRECTIVE
- COVID-19 Family Resources_English
- Declaration of Emergency Directive re Schools.3-15-20
- SafeVoice Interim Guidance COVID-19.
- NDE COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities
- Nevada Health Response: COVID-19
- CDC Guidance for school closures
- Nevada Department of Education FAQ 3/18/2020
- Letter to District and School Leaders Jhone M. Ebert Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction 3/18/2020
- Nevada Department of Education (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions for Districts & Schools
- Washoe County Health District website
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Department of Health and Human Services
- School Nurse and Administrator Resources for 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Information
- Get Your Household Ready for Pandemic Flu
- Tips on Keeping Your Family Healthy
- Advice for Schools from the Centers for Disease Control
- Handwashing video for families
- Coronavirus: What WCSD Families Need to Know
- Coronavirus: lo que las familias del WCSD necesitan saber
- Washoe County Health District FAQs
- Enfermedad del Coronavirus (COVID-19) información del CDC
- Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
- Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirus
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
- State of Nevada’s Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
- View the list of Food Bank of Northern Nevada Kids Café Spring Break Meal Service locations and times.
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees and District Leadership share our community’s concerns about the novel coronavirus. We are collaborating with WCSD Student Health Services, Washoe County Health District, State of Nevada, and federal health officials to determine the best course of action to protect our students and staff members and ensure the best course of action to protect our students and staff members and ensure the educational needs of our students are met.
Culture and Community
As our community responds to COVID-19, please remember that transmission of the coronavirus is not based on a person's race or country of origin. If you overhear hurtful or misinformed comments, please speak up. We are in this together, so please be kind to one another.
Handouts & Posters from the CDC
Stop the spread of germs poster
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering a cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.
CDC Protect and Prepares Communities
Learn how CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the U.S.