COVID-19 Resources

February 26th, 2022 - Important Changes to Responsible Return 2.0

Robocall Transcript:

Good evening, Worcester families, 

This is Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor. Yesterday evening I contacted you to share that our Responsible Return 2.0 plan has been changed from requiring face coverings to making the wearing of face coverings optional, but strongly recommended, in our schools. 

At the time that my message was planned and sent out, we had not yet received word of the CDC’s announcements yesterday. After our team reviewed the CDC’s new guidance regarding school transportation, I am now announcing that wearing face coverings on our school buses, vans, and other transportation is now optional, but strongly recommended. 

I apologize for any confusion that may have occurred as a result of the timing of yesterday’s announcements. 

Just to be clear, beginning on Monday, February 28, face coverings are no longer required, but are strongly recommended, in our schools and on school transportation. 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as our team worked as quickly as possible through this decision-making process.

Thank you again, and please enjoy the rest of your weekend!  As always, may God continue to bless you and your family.

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WCPS Responsible Return 2.0
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Dear Worcester County families and community, 

As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, I am happy to present our updated return plan, Responsible Return 2.0. Within this plan, you will see that we have taken our best health and safety practices we developed between 2020 and now to ensure that our classrooms are ready for students to learn in an environment that resembles as close to normal operations as possible. 

From the very beginning of this pandemic,  we have been steadfast in the belief that the best place for our students to learn is within their classroom with a highly qualified and loving teacher. To that end, we have dedicated enormous amounts of resources and time to ensure that we could reach that end goal. I am proud that WCPS was one of the few school system in Maryland to successfully model how a return to the classroom could be done.  

Now, as we embrace what this next school year brings, know that WCPS is prepared and ready to ensure your child has a safe, successful school year. 

Louis H. Taylor
Superintendent of Schools

Student Online Health Screener
(No Longer Required Available for Reference)

(updated 1/11/22) - Building entry screening questions are no longer required to be completed each morning. The form is available for reference. If you experience any of the symptoms listed on the form you should stay home. 

School Based COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing is now available at BES for any student or staff member that becomes ill during the school day with COVID-19-like illness or who are identified as close contacts. The testing program is entirely FREE, and no insurance is required.  Click the image for more info.

Additional Resources
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