The School Board of Isle of Wight County will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Westside Elementary School, 800 West Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Governor's Executive Order Number 2 on mask requirements in schools. Masks are required for all attendees. The meeting will be streamed live on the division's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
On Saturday, January 15, Governor Youngkin signed an Executive Order regarding the wearing of masks in schools by children. His order, which will make wearing masks optional for students, does not take effect until Monday, January 24.
Students, staff, and visitors will continue to wear masks this week (January 18--21). IWCS is awaiting further guidance from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on implementation of the order and will share additional information with parents later this week.
Welcome to the Isle of Wight County Schools (IWCS) Equity and Inclusion Survey. Thank you to those who were able to participate in the Equity Audit focus groups. This anonymous survey represents the conclusion of the audit and will allow us to get the feedback and input of our entire community. The survey will take only about 5 minutes to complete. Please take a moment to complete the survey indicating your level of agreement with the following statements based on your perception of each item. Thank you for your participation. The survey will close on January 14.
On Monday, December 27, 2021, the CDC issued new guidelines for quarantine and isolation for COVID-19. Isle of Wight County Schools will be following the revised guidelines, which are posted online at https://www.cdc.gov/media /releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html Click on the headline for a summary of the changes.
Students in the Walter S. Newman FFA Chapter with Isle of Wight County Schools presented a $2,000 check to the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program (COP) on Friday, December 17 at the division's Land Lab.