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Reminders for Parents/Guardians about Procedures as Hybrid Learning Begins for Wicomico Schools; Prekindergarten Students Start Learning in Classrooms Four Days a Week as of Oct. 19

After safely and successfully serving small groups of students the past few weeks, Wicomico County Public Schools is delighted to welcome Prekindergarten students on Oct. 19 as the initial grade level of students in school buildings.

Prekindergarten students whose parents have chosen for them to attend in person will be in the classroom full days (half day for Delmar Elementary), four days a week. On Wednesdays, Prek students will join all Wicomico students in asynchronous learning. Meanwhile, Prek students whose parents have elected to continue with virtual learning will learn online along with their in-person classmates. Other grades will follow.

Our schools are delighted to have students coming back to classrooms. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the following rules are in place for all schools to limit potential exposure to the virus and to support accurate contact tracing if needed:

  • Only students will be admitted to school buildings for classes. No one else, including parents/guardians or other authorized emergency contacts, may accompany students to the classroom or enter the school.
  • If bringing a student after the school day is underway, or picking up the student before the school day is done, a parent/guardian or other authorized emergency contact will speak with office staff through the front door call box. Office staff will note the date, time, student’s name, name of person dropping off or picking up, and reason for late arrival/early pickup. Students dismissed during the school day will be escorted to the front door by a staff member, and released only to someone authorized to pick up the student.
  • School nurses will meet with families in the lobby, secure entry vestibule or outside to receive medication orders, count medication, and communicate with families. Families will not visit the health suite. Please remember that in order to provide medication to be kept in the health suite for a student, or for a student to self-carry, the parent/guardian must provide a completed Maryland State School Medication Authorization Form.
  • When a school door is opened to admit an individual student or someone approved through the front door call box to visit the office, only that person may enter. For safety reasons, each individual student (outside of normal arrival times) and visitor will be considered separately for admission to the building.