Webster City Schools to Seek Temporary Transition to Remote Learning.

Due to a significant increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, resulting in
increasing numbers of staff and students in quarantine, the Webster City Community School District
will apply to the Iowa Department of Education for a waiver to temporarily move to remote learning.
If approved, all students will begin learning remotely Monday, November 30. This model would remain
in effect through at least Friday, December 11. All remote learning will be required during this period.
Additionally, there will be no classes the week of November 23 to allow teachers to prepare for the
transition. Each building’s principal will share with families more details on remote learning in the
coming days.
“While I know this news may be disappointing for some of our families, the health, safety and
well-being of our school community remains our top priority,” said Dr. Mandy Ross, Superintendent. “It
is our hope that we can return to in-person teaching and learning soon, as long as we have the
available staff to do so. Our top goal is to continue the learning process for our students in the
meantime.”
WCCSD’s food service department will provide drive-thru, grab-and-go meals on Monday, November
23 from 11 a.m. to noon at Webster City Middle School and Northeast Hamilton Elementary School.
District staff are also working on plans to provide meal service over the next several weeks.
District leaders encourage families to do their best to adhere to CDC Thanksgiving recommendations,
which include avoiding contact with people outside their own household, avoiding large indoor
gatherings, wearing a mask when indoors and maintaining six feet of distance from family and friends.
Individuals who travel outside the state may need to quarantine for 10-14 days upon their return.
For updated COVID-19 data related to the Webster City schools and community, visit
https://www.webster-city.k12.ia.us/docs/district/covid%20data/wccoviddata.png?id=2118.