Return to Learn Updates
Dear Wayne-Westland Families,
While students will be learning remotely next week, we will have food distribution days to provide all Wayne-Westland PreK-12 grade students with five days of breakfast and lunch.
Curbside Food Distribution Schedule
Tuesday, January 11th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wayne Memorial High School, 3001 Fourth Street, Wayne, MI 48184
Wednesday, January 12th from 6:00 am - 11:00 am
John Glenn High School, 36105 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185
Thursday, January 13th from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roosevelt-McGrath Elementary School, 36075 Currier, Wayne, MI 48184
COVID-19 Testing for students and staff
Wayne-Westland Community Schools has nurses assigned to each school in the District. Next week, nurses will be on-site to administer Rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests to District staff, students, and families. Parents or guardians can contact the nurse at your child's school and set up a drive-thru appointment. The test results will take 15-20 minutes.
Sports and extracurricular events
The winter sports season will begin on January 18, 2022. There will be no sports practices, afterschool clubs, or extracurricular activities the week of January 10, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's school. Have a wonderful weekend.
John Dignan, Ed.D.
Dear Wayne-Westland Families,
We believe that in-person instruction is most effective for our students. However, given certain mitigating factors such as staff shortages, the inability to offer transportation to a large portion of our students, and overall student absentee rates, we decided to transition to remote learning for the week of January 10, 2022, for all PreK-12 grade students.
We have moved middle and high school final exam week to the week of January 18, 2022.
- January 10-14, 2022 : All PreK-12 grade students remote instruction
- January 12-14, 2022 : Full day of remote instruction for grades 6-12
- January 14, 2022 : ½ day of instruction for elementary students
- January 17, 2022 : No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 18, 2022 : In-person learning resumes for all PreK-12 grade students
- January 19-21, 2022 : Full day of in-person instruction for elementary students
- January 19, 2022 : ½ day of instruction for high school students Final exams
- January 20, 2022 : ½ day of instruction for middle and high school students Final exams
- January 21, 2022 : ½ day of instruction for middle and high school students Final exams. Full day of instruction for K-5.
As required by the Michigan Department of Education, school districts must have a 75 percent daily pupil attendance threshold to be counted as a day of instruction.
By offering remote learning, it gives students who are in quarantine or without transportation the opportunity to log into their classes to continue to receive instruction from their teachers. Students will follow their regular school schedule.
Your child’s principal and teacher/s will share more information about Chromebook distribution, class schedules and logging into their virtual classrooms. All buildings will remain open. Please contact your school office if you have any questions.
The Champions Before and After School program will still operate each day next week but will be located at Stevenson Middle School, 38501 Palmer, Westland 48185, for students currently enrolled in the program. Students who are not enrolled, placement will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please call 734-294-1222.
The high school athletic events will run as scheduled and information about food distribution times and locations will be sent out this weekend.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
John Dignan, Ed.D
Good Evening Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families,
What a great first week of school! This was one of the smoothest starts of the year that I can remember. Our students were able to open lockers, find their classrooms, navigate the technology, and acclimate themselves to what is going to be a great year. I want to thank all of you for your support and guidance.
Also, I want to inform you that we received reports of positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals connected with some of our schools. Those students who were in direct contact with any individuals were notified by our staff and are in quarantine. The purpose of this note is to ensure transparency with our entire school community by sharing information about a COVID-19 case involving an individual who was recently in one of our buildings.
We continue to work closely with the Wayne County Health Department, which will follow its protocols and communicate directly with those who may have been impacted. To protect the confidentiality, we do not release names in any COVID-19-related case. I appreciate your understanding and ask that you respect the privacy of those impacted. Wayne-Westland Community Schools’ response procedures for cleaning and disinfecting are being followed.
We all must continue to partner for the health and safety of students, families, and staff. Please take all steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These activities include self-screening and keeping your child at home if they do not feel well, using personal protective equipment, distancing where practicable, and frequent hand washing.
Have a wonderful week.
John Dignan, Ed.D.
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