CALENDAR CHANGE | NO SCHOOL MARCH 5
Thanks to Ohio’s decision to place our staff members in a high priority category for the COVID vaccine, WC staff are scheduled to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine this Thursday, February 4, and the second dose on Thursday, March 4. Getting our staff vaccinated will play a key role in keeping down their isolation and quarantine numbers for the rest of the year and greatly reduce the number of substitute teachers needed.
We have had 110 staff members request the vaccine. Although a small number of recipients worldwide have reported symptoms such as headaches, mild fevers, etc. after the first dose, up to half of the recipients report such symptoms the day after the second dose. Facing the prospect that a large percentage of our teachers and staff will not be available for work on Friday, March 5, we are notifying families now that WC will be closed on March 5. We will consider it a snow day and will not be holding classes on-campus or online.
This is good news and will allow us to better serve our students through the rest of the school year by considerably lowering our teacher and staff absentee rate.