2021-2022 Back-to-School Information

Last Updated: 8/17/2021 5:55 PM

2021-2022 Return to School Plan




Face coverings


Optional for all employees and students except when they are riding in school transportation, per the Centers for Disease_Control and Prevention Order.*


Distance between people


Keep as much distance as we can, no guaranteed minimum.


Number of students in a bus seat


Keep as few in a seat as the route ridership and/or bus safety rules allow.


Students/Employees with COVID-19 symptoms


Follow procedures for return detailed in the Medina County Health Department decision-making tree.


Shared spaces


Keep as much distance as we can between students but use the regular cafeteria for lunch, no spillover locations; no guaranteed minimum number of students, or distance between students.


No one (1)-way traffic in hallways or on stairwells required.


In cases where elementary students are taught different subjects by different teachers, allow students to switch classrooms, not the teachers (this already occurred at the 5-12 grade levels last school year; teachers can decide to change rooms instead of the students).


Hygiene and cleaning practices


Continue with sanitation stations around the buildings.


Water fountains


Open for regular use.


School clinic coverage


Leave at the level we increased to during the 2020-2021 school year.




Allow volunteers in the buildings.


Reporting to community


Continue to follow the existing Order.




Follow the requirements set by the Medina County Health Department, per Ohio Revised Code 3707.08 (see below for the current requirements).


Breakfast/Lunch for students


The federal government has extended the program that allows all students to receive free breakfast and lunch through the 2021-2022 school year.  For students opting to participate in our online learning option, weekly food bags will be available.


* A clarification on how the CDC Order impacts school transportation was shared with school districts in Ohio on Wednesday (7/15).  We are being told that the CDC Order is controlling and that all students and employees must wear a face-covering during school-provided transportation. We are in the process of having a legal review of the Order and its implications on our transportation services completed.  While the legal review is completed, starting on Monday, July 19, 2021, all students and employees will be required to wear a face-covering while they are being transported by school transportation, unless a student or employee is exempt per the details found in the Order.  As further guidance is received, we will communicate with you if this requirement changes. 


The current quarantine guidelines are as follows:

The Medina County Health Department has notified us that the quarantine guidance found on the flow chart released by the Ohio Department of Health on August 9 will be followed.  In summary, the following details how quarantine will be handled by the Medina County Health Department:

Situation:  Student/Employee is Fully Vaccinated
Quarantine is not required, unless the student/employee develops COVID-19 symptoms.


Situation:  Student/Employee Wore a Face Covering During the Period of Exposure
Quarantine is not required, unless the student/employee develops COVID-19 symptoms.


Student/Employee is Not Fully Vaccinated and Did Not Wear a Face Covering During the Period of Exposure
Quarantine is required, if the student or employee was less than 6 feet from the affected individual for a period of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period of time.


Student/Employee is Not Fully Vaccinated and Did Not Wear a Face Covering During the Period of Exposure
Quarantine is not required, if the student/employee was more than 6 feet from the affected individual during the exposure period, unless the student/employee develops COVID-19 symptoms.



Online Learning Options:

As previously communicated (May 13, 2021), based upon the level of interest, we made a decision that while we would like to offer an online learning option for students during the 2021-2022 school year, we do not have the numbers to support running the Wadsworth Wired program as we did during the 2020-2021 school year. 


Online Learning Option for K-8

We have partnered with the Educational Service Center of Medina County and other school districts in Medina County to offer an online option to students in grades K-8.  At this time, the program has enough students (twenty (20) minimum per grade level) to offer the program to students in grades 1-8; if enough kindergarten students sign up, the program will be offered at that level as well.  To learn more about the online option, please click the links below.


Virtual Academy Flyer and Registration Link


Parent Agreement and Student Contract


If you have previously signed up for the county’s virtual academy, you do not need to do so again.


Online Learning Option for Grades 9-12

The state budget bill (HB 110), which was recently signed into law, added requirements that school districts need to adhere to in order to offer their own online learning option to students.  Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education released guidance on the requirements, and we are currently working through the process of ensuring the online option we plan to offer meets the requirements.  Once a final determination is made, we will communicate with those who are interested in the online option.


The option that we would like to implement is as follows:


I) Classes will be using the APEX computer program. 

  • Students progress through courses on their own. It is self-paced, and no teacher is assigned specifically to the course. When students need assistance, they can contact one of our WHS teachers on our tutor list. 
  • Tutoring takes place over emails, phone calls and Google meets. This is a free service for our students. Parents or students can email the tutors directly to schedule.
  • In addition to tutoring, we will have some open tutor session times for math and English. Two of our WHS teachers will be available at a set time each week for students to join an open Google meet as needed. 


II)  Students must commit to a semester in order to be in the online program.  Students can return to in-person instruction at the end of the first semester.  


III)  Students on an individual education program (IEP) will still be receiving services from their case manager.  These services will be provided during the IEP support period.  


IV)  Classes Offered: 


English Language Arts

  • English 1

  • Honors English 1

  • English 2

  • Honors English 2

  • English 3

  • Honors English 3

  • English 4

  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language

  • AP English Literature


  • Algebra I

  • Honors Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Honors Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • Honors Algebra II

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Financial Math

  • AP Calculus

  • AP Statistics



  • Physical Science

  • Honors Physical Science

  • Biology

  • Honors Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Honors Chemistry

  • Honors Physics

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry 

  • AP Physics

  • Earth Science


Social Studies 

  • Modern World History

  • American History

  • Government

  • Economics

  • Sociology

  • Psychology

  • AP US History

  • AP Government

  • AP Economics


World Language 

  • Spanish I

  • Spanish 2

  • Spanish 3

  • Latin 1

  • Latin 2

  • French 1

  • French 2


Fine Arts 

  • Physical education

  • Health

  • Art Appreciation

  • Music Appreciation



  • Business Applications

  • Computer Applications


V)  College Credit Plus classes will all be in-person.  However, a student does have the option to take classes online from the University of Akron.  


VI)  If a student wants to be in a career technical education program, band, choir, or an Advanced Placement (AP) class not listed above, then they can attend in-person for these classes and online for other classes.


If you would like your child to attend the online option for grades 9-12, please contact WHS administration at (330) 335-1400.

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