COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

With respect to all the learning and fun, the safety and health of our students is the top priority at Wheeling Country Day School. Caring for these kids is the single most important responsibility we have. We want you to know we are monitoring closely the latest news and information from the CDC and the Ohio County Health Department regarding the expected impact COVID-19 will have on our area. To call this situation fluid is an understatement, but we are responding proactively and with the well-being of the entire school community at heart. Check back here regularly for updates.
We’re in this together.

WCDS COVID-19 Tuition Relief Fund

Many schools are considering ways to provide short term financial help for families that otherwise would not need it, but who have been impacted by the economic challenges associated with COVID-19. More than anything, we want to keep our community together during this difficult time. As such, Wheeling Country Day School has created the COVID-19 Tuition Relief Fund for 2020-21. Through this fund, any family in financial hardship looking for a path to help get through the year ahead while keeping their child enrolled at WCDS can apply. Our goal for the 2020-21 school year is to eliminate any financial barrier to a Wheeling Country Day education for any current or future WCDS family.
For more information or to apply to the WCDS COVID-19 Tuition Relief Fund, please contact Director of Operations, Julie Cartwright at jcartwright@wcdsedu.com.

WCDS Updates Related to COVID-19

April 23, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – WV Schools Closed for the Year – Where We Go From Here

April 19, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – One Calendar Month Difficulties, ‘After Care Zoom Hangouts’, Family Fitness Challenge

April 11, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Student Appreciation Week – Zoom Camps!

April 8, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Parent Coffee, Easter Hunt, and more

April 4, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Starting Week Four, Easter Break and Egg Hunt

March 31, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – WCDS Handbook Technology Addendum and Parent Survey

March 30, Editorial from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter in The Intelligencer – What Will We Learn?

March 27, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – It’s Been Two Weeks

March 24, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Parent Coffee #2

March 22, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Gearing up for Week Two Remote

March 17, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Zoom Parent Coffee and Drive By Pickup

March 16, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Small Steps…Remote Learning

March 15, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Parent Qustions

March 14, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – What Can I Do? Talking to Kids About COVID-19

March 13, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Converting to Remote Learning

March 12, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Update after Health Department Email

March 9, Letter from Head of School, Liz Hofreuter – Returning from Spring Break

What actions are being taken at WCDS?

(updated 3/17)

First and foremost, per the directive from WV Governor Jim Justice, WCDS is closed while the COVID-19 health crisis is ongoing and our community does its part to help ‘flatten the curve’. The school is continuing deep cleaning of all areas and beginning a distance learning program as well as a ‘drive-by’ pickup of necessary personal items from our families. 

Previously, WCDS was taking steps to disinfect all surfaces nightly as well as emphasizing proper handwashing techniques and preventative hygiene. We have also streamlined a distance learning curriculum so as to not lose academic progress or connection with our school family. Finally, we are following guidelines from the CDC (albeit now personally not schoolwide):

  • Encourage your staff or community members to protect their personal health.
  • Encourage people to stay home when sick.
  • Clean surfaces that are frequently touched – things such as shared desks, countertops, kitchen areas, electronics, and doorknobs.
  • Stay up to date on developments in your community.
  • Create an emergency plan for possible outbreak.
  • Assess if community members are at higher risk and plan accordingly.

Important Health Resources

Impacted Events

3/21/20 – Celebrate WCDS
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