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Coronavirus Update

The ESSER 3.0 LEA ARP Plan is the ESSER 3.0 Spending and Monitoring Plan that will be reviewed at the School Board Meeting on July 8th.  The Return to Safe-In Person Instruction outlines our plan for ensuring student safety and reducing virus transmission in the fall.
 
On Friday, November 13, Governor Northam announced changes to face mask requirements for all Virginians.  The new mandate now requires a face mask to be worn in schools, even if individuals are spaced six feet apart.    To comply with the new measure, beginning Thursday, November 18, all Isle of Wight County Schools' students and staff will be required to wear a face covering while in a school building.  Masks are not required to be worn outside or during PE class if proper distancing can be maintained.
 
Many students are already electing to keep their masks on when they are indoors.  Schools are working with teachers to schedule "mask breaks," which will allow students to remove their masks for brief periods of time.  We realize this change may be a bit challenging for some of our learners, but are confident they will do well with this new procedure, just like they have done before.
 
Thank you to all of our employees, students, and families who have been adhering to the safety measures we have in place.  Because of your commitment, incidences of cases in our schools remain low.  While there are individuals who have tested positive for the virus, our mitigation practices have prevented others from contracting the virus through school.
 

We are hopeful that continuing our current practices and expanding the mask requirement from the Governor will help keep our schools open and safe for our students and staff. Our students need to be in school, even with the restrictions in place, and we thank you and everyone in the community for helping us make it happen.

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ACCESS RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH ONLINE LEARNING
 
IWCS Technology Help Desk:  757-542-3222 
Live Support Monday through Friday from 8:00 am--4:30 pm
 
 
IWCS Uses Buses with Free WiFi to Increase Internet Access for Families
 
Isle of Wight County Schools has stationed four school buses at areas throughout the county to provide an additional resource for families who may not have internet access at home.  The buses are located at the Otelia Rainey Center in Camptown, Bethany Presbyterian Church in Zuni, First Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Smithfield, and the Carrollton Cove Shoppes in Carrollton.  The buses will be parked in these locations through the end of the current academic year.  The hope is that families can use these hot spots to download assignments for their children that can be worked on at home. 
In addition to the buses, all nine schools in the division have a wireless signal accessible from their parking lots.  IWCS created a flyer that identifies the location of the buses and schools, as well as other options for free WiFi throughout the county.
 
 
Don't Miss Out on Important Information
You can update your Connect 5 contact information to ensure you are receiving announcements from IWCS and your child's school.  The instructions below will walk you through the steps to set up your Parent Portal account.  If you already have an account, you can login and make changes to your contact information.